As I see our ranks our growing!
I just read some of the posts. I, too, fear my Lab work, Maria. We're all together and alone at the same time. You are lucky you have a partner, I miss that in my life...but I am cautious. If it's meant to be..it will happen.
I have some links to health info to share. I can't stress it enough. Whether you're on meds or not. Fresh food and healthy choices are critical. Dietary guidelines are not enough to keep us healthy. We need more nutrition and healthier food to keep our bodies strong. Vitamins created in a Laboratory from chemical compounds are not what I am talking about.
I am speaking of spinach, kale, pomegranates,cherries, yogurt, peppers, garlic, sweet potatoes, apples, lemons, and fresh herbs like Basil and Parsley. Spices like Curry and Turmeric, fresh ground pepper, and Anise, Cinnamon and Cardamom.
What is the incidence of HIV and AIDS in countries where these condiments are staples in the diet?
We can't heal and remain healthy on white bread and liquor. Fast food restaurants seek to save money and stretch food dollars. They literally stretch food stuffs to lower the bottom line.
For example: The ice cream I buy, stays whipped even without refrigeration! Seriously! I do not have a refrigerator. I figured I'd use the melted remaining ice cream in my coffee. It was still foamy like a kids science project. What chemical does that? certainly not CREAM!
I just had my Labs done, and while I'd love a non-detectable (!!!!), I am 1800 on the VL, and my CD4 went up to the higher end of the 600's. With no meds. I can't tell you what to eat, what to try, what to take. But food is what I advocate. Also the removal of toxic chemicals from your home environment.
Soy, it's not what you've been told to think
A millionish uncommon--and not so uncommon--uses for coconut oil
Overuse of antibiotics greatest threat to human health
Do the chemicals that turn soda brown also cause cancer?
8 known carcinogens to remove from your house
Overwhelming I know. But so is our status! Empower yourself, it's not just our HIV we are fighting....it's Alzheimer's, old age , arthritis, diabetes...and cancers. I think better nutrition is a good tactical start!
Wish we could all be more comforted by each other....the people living 30 years, give me hope! We're not alone...and WE may be the lucky ones! Because we got tested, and now we can live healthier. Eat to Live, Linda