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?
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)
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
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)
Different names for popular vegetables
Amaranth - the super green vegetable?
Example of a daily menu
Foods to be used with caution
PART 7: IMPORTANT FOODS
Recommendation 8: Important vitamins and minerals
Vitamin A / Beta-carotene - Third priority
|Selenium -||Top Priority|
| ||Aloe Juice|
|Zinc - ||Second Priority|
| ||Sexually active men and zinc|
Vitamin C for general health
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
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)
Recommendation 11: Clean food
Cook all meat well
Avoid eating left-over food
Recommendation 12: Clean your stomach
Recommendation 13: Prevent and treat diarrhoea
Emergency method to stop diarrhoea
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:
Claims of curing HIV and AIDS
Recommendation 15: Balance your immune system
African Potato (Hypoxis)
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
Honey and Sugar
Lemons and lemon juice
PART 10: HOME GARDEN
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