General Health

The Most Effective Anti–Cholesterol Drugs

published: January, 19, 2011 Categories // General Health, Health, Treatment

Devan Nambiar tells us HIVers how to have healthy cardio-vascular systems

High cholesterol and an increase in triglyceride level (fat in the blood) is a concern for many poz folks. Cardiovascular disease is a high risk factor for HIVers too. Many factors can cause an increase in cholesterol and triglycerides, including HIV infection. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are treated with statin drugs, such as Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pravachol ( pravastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin). The statin drugs help to decrease bad cholesterol (LDL), increase good choleste

Treating Influenza Naturally with Homeopathic Medicine

published: November, 17, 2010 Categories // Alternative Therapies, General Health, Health, Treatment

I do not get flu vaccine as I believe there are many ways to boost our immune system versus getting the shot. For years, I have used complementary therapies to keep the flu bug away

As many of us folks living in this colder climate are approaching the flu season and health providers are recommending we get our flu vaccines.  I do not get flu vaccine as I believe there are many ways to boost our immune system versus getting the shot.  For years, I have used complementary therapies to keep the flu bug away.  It is very important to take adequate vitamin D3 from 1000 I.U. to 4000 I.U. daily as our gorgeous sun tends to disappear.   One of the effecti

HIV and Arthritis

published: September, 21, 2010 Categories // Aging, General Health, Health

A while back in late summer of this year, I attended a public forum on HIV and Arthritis. As I get older and having hit the 50 year mark, I wonder...

..if the aches and pains in my bones and joints are of an organic process or what else is brewing below the skin level in the joints, bones and muscles.   I was having a peculiar pain in my knees and wrist and I wondered was this arthritis or  living with HIV or just getting older, or long-term effects of HIV drugs or all of the above! I do realise that every year for the last 3 years as we approach the fall season, my bones get a wake up call. Interesting every September and O

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