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 ◄ Positive Health by Neil M. Orr & David R. Patient (5th Edition, 2007)
  This book takes a fresh look at healthy living for people who are infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS - whether they are taking AIDS medicines or not.

Written by Neil Orr and David Patient, Positive Health looks at the whole of your life - your body, your mind and your spirit. David (someone who has lived a healthy life with HIV since 1983) and Neil have spent years putting together this valuable source of information, advice and guidance. Positive Health is written in simple language, with easy-to-follow instructions. It offers useful information, from where to get your daily vitamin requirements, to the importance of prayer.

The new 2007 revised and expanded edition contains 25 per cent more information, including malaria, STIs, TB and a whole section devoted to ARVs: how they work, and what to watch out for with food interactions. Whether you are a person living with HIV, a caregiver to people with AIDS, a person affected by HIV or AIDS, or just somebody who wants to improve your health, Positive Health is for you.

ISBN: 978-1-77009-354-6

100mm x 210mm; 156 pages

Published by: Jacana Media (Ltd) 2007, 10 Orange Street, Sunnyside, Auckland Park, 2092, South Africa - +27-11 628 3200 - www.jacana.co.za

CONTENTS

Introduction

Who is this book for?
Staying healthy now is easier than trying to regain health later
You can have long life

Part 1: MOTIVATION TO LIVE

Motivation towards health
Do I have a future if I live with HIV?
The power of hope and dreams for the future
How strong is your determination to live?
Recommendation 1: Create a good future

Part 2: YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

What is the immune system?
Cells
Germs
Parts of the immune system
Big germs and small germs
Recommendation 2: Prevent and treat TB, Malaria, STI's and Stomach infections
Boosting versus balancing the immune system
How does medicine work?
How do food and other non-medical methods work?

Part 3: FACTS ABOUT HIV AND AIDS

What is HIV?
What is AIDS?
How does your body fight HIV?
How does HIV weaken the body?
Recommendation 3: Get tested for HIV
Why get tested for HIV?
What does 'HIV-positive' mean?
What does 'HIV-negative' mean?
Is there a cure?
High-risk and low-risk activities
What is not safe to do if you are living with HIV?
What is safe?
Wounds and cuts
Frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS

PART 4: MEDICAL TREATMENTS FOR HIV AND AIDS

Recommendation 4: Seek Medical Care
Anti-HIV medicines (ART)
Nevirapine
Prophylaxis (Preventive Medicine)
AIDS illness medicines
PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis)
Combining medical and non-medical methods

PART 5: STAY WARM

Recommendation 5: Stay Warm
Fever and night sweats
Cayenne pepper
Rest properly
Exercise and physical activity
Calcium and Magnesium
Energy food: Starches
Recommendation 6: Get tested for diabetes

PART 6: GOOD FOOD

Recommendation 7: Eat a variety of foods
What does it mean to eat well?
What makes some food good for you?
What happens if I do not eat a variety of foods?
Vitamin and mineral supplements (pills)
Fortified foods
Different names for popular vegetables
Amaranth - the super green vegetable?
Eating plan
Example of a daily menu
Good food
Foods to be used with caution
Refined sugar
Fried food

PART 7: IMPORTANT FOODS

Recommendation 8: Important vitamins and minerals
Selenium -Top Priority
 Aloe Juice
Zinc - Second Priority
 Sexually active men and zinc
Vitamin A / Beta-carotene - Third priority
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C for general health
Iron
Summary of Recommendation 4: Important vitamins and minerals
Recommendation 9: Pregnant and breastfeeding women
Special needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women
Pregnant women: special medical needs
Infants and babies: Vitamins and Minerals
Breastfeeding
Children (4 years +) and vitamins

PART 8: HEALTHY STOMACH

Why protect your stomach?
Recommendation 10: Clean water
Why is clean water important?
General precautions about water
Treating clear water
Tea and coffee
Alcohol (spirits, wine & beer)
Fruit juice
Recommendation 11: Clean food
General hygiene
Cook all meat well
Cooking vegetables
Avoid eating left-over food
Recommendation 12: Clean your stomach
Anti-worming medicines
Anti-worming foods
Recommendation 13: Prevent and treat diarrhoea
Prevent diarrhoea
Stopping diarrhea
Emergency method to stop diarrhoea
Rehydration Formula
Recommendation 14: Keep your weight up
What should I weigh?
What to do if you are losing a lot of weight

PART 9: HOME REMEDIES

(Immune-strengthening and medicinal plants)
Caution: Interaction effects with ART medicines
African potato, Sutherlandia and ART medicines
Garlic, onions & ART medicines
Other medicinal plants and ART medicines:
Bitter tastes
Claims of curing HIV and AIDS
Recommendation 15: Balance your immune system
African Potato (Hypoxis)
Sutherlandia  
Other plants and foods that help the immune system
What about other plants and products not mentioned?
Recommendation 16: Home remedies for minor illnesses
Anti-dandruff shampoo (Selsun Blue®)
Aspirin / Dispirin
Bulbinella / Bulbine
Cabbage
Garlic
Honey and Sugar
Lemons and lemon juice
Sour Fig
Tea Bags
Yoghurt

PART 10: HOME GARDEN

Food security
Recommendation 17: Grow your own food at home
Three methods to grow vegetables with little work and little water
Advantages of  the Home Garden method (Trench gardening)
Disadvantages of the Home Garden (Trench Garden) method
Let's start growing a Home garden!
Part 1: Plan and prepare
Part 2: Making the home garden
Insects and pests
Safe pest control mixtures
Planting from seeds and cuttings

PART 11: HEALTHY MIND

How does it work?
Important PNI research findings
Good and bad stress
True stories of long-term survival
Dealing with your diagnosis
What can I do to live longer?
Recommendation 18: Deal with your fears
Recommendation 19: Get your feelings out
Recommendation 20: Talk to the virus
Recommendation 21: Build your confidence
Recommendation 22: Get support

PART 12: HEALTHY SOUL

Choice and self-respect
Recommendation 23: Gratitude
Recommendation 24: Love heals
Recommendation 25: Laugh a lot
Recommendation 26: Prayer
Recommendation 27: Forgive

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