HIV disease is a
constant strain on many systems in your body.
Your daily need for protein doubles. Your muscles are
the reserve fuel tank for your immune system. You body
is trying to replace millions of T cells that the virus
kills every day.
You want 2 times the RDA for protein. Think of eating
3/4 of a gram of protein for each pound of ideal body
weight. Your ideal weight is 160 pounds? You should eat
120 grams of protein a day.
Damaged T cells, liver cells, muscle cells and lung
cells constantly release stray electrons. Stray
electrons are called free radicals, and cause oxidative
stress. Just as your car can rust from stray electrons,
you can too. Your liver, eye balls, kidneys, nerves and
skin can all corrode too from oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress can cause cells to grow more HIV.
Studies show that people take extra antioxidant vitamin
supplements slow down the rate of progression of HIV to
AIDS. You need to take both 500mg vitamin C and 400 iu
vitamin E, twice a day.
Your liver would also like to get extra B-complex
vitamins and extra selenium every day too. Take a
B-complex 25 pill, and take one 200 mcg selenium pill.
If you have both HIV and Hepatitis C, 2 selenium pills
is a good idea. See page 18-19 in Eat UP! HIV for more
advice on useful supplements.
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