A Natural Approach To Health
Living With HIV/AIDS
I had a question the other day about HIV/AIDS.
Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
This virus weakens your ability to fight infections and cancer.
People with HIV are said to have AIDS when they develop certain infections, cancers or when their CD4 (T-cell) count is less than 200.
CD4 count is determined by a blood test.
Having HIV doesn’t always mean you have AIDS.
It can take many years for people with the virus to develop AIDS.
HIV and AIDS can’t be cured.
However, with care it’s possible to have a normal lifespan with little or minimal interruption in quality of life.
There are ways to help people stay healthy and live longer.
HIV attacks and destroys a type of white blood cell called a CD4 cell, commonly called the T-cell.
This cell’s main function is to fight disease.
When your CD4 cell count gets low, you’re more susceptible to illnesses.
When your CD4 cells drop to a very low level, your ability to fight infection is lost.
You get HIV when an infected person’s body fluids (blood, semen, fluids from the vagina or breast milk) enter your bloodstream.
The virus can enter your blood through linings in your mouth, anus, sex organs, or through broken skin.
Both men and women can spread HIV.
A person with HIV can feel OK and still give the virus to others.
Pregnant women with HIV also can give the virus to their babies.
Common ways people get HIV:
>Sharing a needle to take drugs
>Having unprotected sex with an infected person
You can’t get HIV from:
>Touching or hugging someone who has HIV/AIDS
>Public bathrooms or swimming pools
>Sharing cups, utensils, or telephones with someone who has HIV/AIDS
You have a higher risk of getting HIV if you:
>Have unprotected sex. This means vaginal or anal intercourse without a condom or oral sex without a latex barrier with a person infected with HIV.
>Share needles to inject drugs or steroids with an infected person. The disease can also be transmitted by dirty needles used to make a tattoo or in body piercing.
>Receive a blood transfusion from an infected person, which is very unlikely in the U.S. and Western Europe, where all blood is tested for HIV infection.
>Are born to a mother with HIV infection. A baby can also get HIV from the breast milk of an infected woman.
If you fall into any of the categories above, you should consider being tested for HIV.
Health care workers are also at risk on the job and should take special precautions.
To deal with HIV/AIDS it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins.
*Review my post on keeping clean on the inside.
*Breathe easier; purify indoor air.
*Increase essential fats (flax oil, olive oil, Omega-3 oils).
*Consume a 50% raw food diet: lots of fresh, raw fruits and veggies (organic when possible). Include fresh juicing.
*Consider liver and colon cleanses.
*Increase exercise, deep breathing, relaxation, stress release.
*Increase fresh air, sunshine, connect to nature, adequate rest.
*Deal with any underlying emotional issues.
*Consider skin brushing, Epsom salt baths, hydrotherapy.
*Ensure regular (2 per day) bowel movements.
*Decrease toxic exposures of all kinds.
*Investigate and eliminate “hidden” allergies/sensitivities.
*Decrease or eliminate any and all hydrogenated, trans fats, and deep-fried foods.
*Decrease or eliminate sugar-laden foods, white flour products, simple carbs.
*Decrease or eliminate processed, instant, chemical-laden, “lifeless” foods.
*Decrease or eliminate smoking, alcohol, coffee, soda pop, processed juices.
*Become educated about all possible side effects and detrimental influences of any medications or treatment procedures you are taking or considering.
*Research and address underlying Candida issues.
*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners as they are neurotoxins.
*Explore dental amalgam toxicity.
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