February / March 1996
by Sean Strub
"Think globally, act locally" also applies to AIDS
Do contradictory headlines leave you confused about nutrients and their possible benefits or dangers? Join the club. But one thing is clear: All studies show that good nutrition is crucial for a PWA’s survival. For a reliable source of solid information on sustenance, try Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson Haas, MD (Celestial Arts, Berkeley, California). This 1,100-page, easy-to-read tome is chock-full of practical help for dietary and supplement decision making, including specific nutrient programs for various populations, self-help questionnaires, healthy-cooking tips, recipes and seasonal menus. Haas’ engaging prose can help you navigate the stormy sea of differing opinions on everything from A to zinc, from allergy-free diets to vegetarianism. And PWAs will find the sections on immune enhancement and stress management—complete with suggested supplement dosages—particularly useful. All in all, a must-have tool for your kitchen.