Articles tagged with: Brian Finch

Taking the next step: My first visit to my Naturopath.

published: September, 19, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Food, Nutrition and Recipes, General Health, Mental Health, Health, Vitamins - Supplements, Brian Finch

Going to this Naturopath was the best decision I've made in a long time

Taking the next step: My first visit to my Naturopath.

When it was recently suggested that I go see a naturopath a couple months ago, I shrugged it off. I’ve gone this route before and It’s been helpful and I’ve learned a lot from those visits. But in the end I’d slide back into my old ways and some of the underlying issues didn’t seem to get dealt with  - such as my lack of energy. When I picked up this nasty bug from Italy and had to take Flagyl, a drug with warnings that it is possibly carcinogenic, at it’s maximum dosage, it f

Sometimes you gotta butt out: ten days later

published: September, 13, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // General Health, Mental Health, Health, Smoking Cessation , Brian Finch

I did like the Italian “Glamour” cigarettes I was smoking. The same as the nelly little ones I smoked in Canada, but with a pretty flower on the filter.

Sometimes you gotta butt out: ten days later

Ten days later: still not smoking. It’s funny, no later than a few hours into quitting smoking did I have my first smoking dream. The antibiotics I was taking were knocking me out that Saturday, so I slept all morning. It’s easy to start the day off not smoking when you’re asleep.  But alas, as I drifted in and out of sleep, I dozed off again and  - bang  - I was right in to a dream having a cigarette. My thoughts were, “What? I’m not supposed to be smoking. Why am I s

The Flagyl Blues & my recipe for success

published: September, 01, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // General Health, Mental Health, Health, Brian Finch

At least they say I look good!

The Flagyl Blues & my recipe for success

Flagyl Blues: A traveller's guide to weight loss. In my last post I shared some of the challenges I face. One message I wanted to get out is that those of us who work on Positivelite.com are just like those who come to the site. We are you and you are us. Today I wanted to focus on some of the solutions that I'm focusing on and not just the problem. Before I get to that I wanted to thank everyone forthe very kind messages I received after letting everyone know where I was at. A perfect storm h

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Brian Finch talking to Lawyer Maude Perras

published: August, 02, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Ontario HIV Treatment Network

They’re talking about Social Media, HIV and Privacy

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Brian Finch talking to Lawyer Maude Perras

This video results from the collaboration between the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and PositiveLite.com to produce videos of mutual interest. This one was filmed at the Canadian HIV./AIDS Legal Network Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights in June 2011 in Toronto. Maude Perras is a lawyer with COCQ-sida, out of Montreal, Quebec. Brian Finch is The Publisher, PositiveLite.com.

My Italian music picks: Sexy & Gay Tiziano Ferro, And Electronic Artist Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubi

published: July, 29, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Travel, Music, Brian Finch

Part of travelling is discovering new artists and cultures. Here are my two fave Italian artists.

My Italian music picks: Sexy & Gay Tiziano Ferro, And Electronic Artist Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubi

I’m easing back into Toronto life with my first post about Italian artists I’ve discovered and re-discovered while on my trip to Italy (trip details to follow), The first one is Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubi who is an artist in every sense of the word. Above is a little video he did called Orange Elephant.  This is real art combining electronic music with incredible imagery and is in every sense of the word visual art as well. I have to say he is refreshing after Lady Gaga (who I lov

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Brian Finch talking to B.C.'s David Eby

published: July, 26, 2011 Written by // Ontario HIV Treatment Network - Research Categories // Features and Interviews, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

What is strategic litigation and why is it important to people living with HIV? Here's the answer.

OHTN/PositiveLite Video features Brian Finch talking to B.C.'s David Eby

This video results from the collaboration between the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and PositiveLite.com to produce videos of mutual interest. This one was filmed at the Canadian HIV./AIDS Legal Network Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights in June 2011 in Toronto. David Eby is the Executive Director, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. Brian Finch is The Publisher, PositiveLite.com.

Music soothes the savage beast – or does it?

published: July, 22, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

Megan DePutter wonders why sex is a dirty word while lyrics describing sex and violence against women are A OK.

Music soothes the savage beast – or does it?

I was doing some shopping in the grocery store the other day, listening as the new Bruno Mars song, “the lazy song” played overhead. My ears perked up when Bruno got to singing this line: "Tomorrow I’ll wake up, do some P90x Find a real nice girl, have some real nice sex . ." Except he didn’t say "sex". He said “have some real nice …” The word “sex” had been censored. Apparently, nice sex with a nice girl is inappropriate and offensive. What does it say about our cultural att

Brian's first post from IAS2011 in Rome

published: July, 20, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Health, Brian Finch

Day One

Brian's first post from IAS2011 in Rome

PositiveLite reports:  Pardon the late-posting.  This late post was a victim of the many communications snafus Brain experienced in Rome. It showed up only just now. First report out of the Rome IAS 2011. I have to admit this has been a very difficult conference, first with communications being next to impossible, I was not able to post in the way I wanted to.Then my subject at hand, when to start treatment, doesn't really have a lot of new things to add to the discussion. Basically

LATE BREAKER! ART at 350 -550 CD4 cuts disease rate 40%

published: July, 19, 2011 Categories // International AIDS Conference , Research, Brian Finch

LATE BREAKER! ART at 350 -550 CD4 cuts disease rate 40% in Randomized HPTN 052 Trail.

LATE BREAKER! ART at 350 -550 CD4 cuts disease rate 40%

ART at 350-550 CD4s Cuts Disease Rate 40% in Randomized HPTN 052 Trial 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, July 17-20, 2011, Rome Mark Mascolini Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) at a CD4 count of 350 to 550 rather than waiting for a count of 250 lowered the risk of serious complications, especially extrapulmonary tuberculosis, by 40% in the randomized HPTN 052 trial, conducted in 5 African countries, Brazil, India, Thailand, and the United States [1]. Earlier

IAS 2011 Rome Today is blast off day!

published: July, 14, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // International AIDS Conference , Brian Finch

Here I come Rome, and it's Air Transat all the way.

IAS 2011 Rome Today is blast off day!

I can’t believe tonight I blast off to the next International AIDS Society’s Pathogenesis (and a whole lot of other big words) conference tonight. As you can see my little Chihuahua doesn’t want me to leave. Last year at the larger IAS conference in Vienna I learned so much during that experience, most what not to do. Having gone through that, I feel so much more prepared to cover what I want and not be loaded down with unnecessary equipment, etc. Equally exciting, even though many years

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