May #123 : Sow Your Oats

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One Tough Pirate

Seeing the Future

Mentors-May 2006

Medicine Men

Custom Care

Early Birds

Simply Irresistible

The Topic of Cancer

Sow Your Oats

Trainer’s Bench-May 2006

Hustle and Flow

Animal Attraction

Purrrfect Health

Women on Top

PEP Rally

POZ Personals Catch of the Month-May 2006

First Aid for Your Medicaid

Shall We Dance?

A Will & Grace-full Exit?

Ratings for a Serial Virus

Squeaky Clean?

Prescription For Change

Bono’s Red Alert

One Hot ASO

Banned Aid

It’s Not You; It’s Me

Near Dead Again

Editor's Letter-May 2006

Mailbox-May 2006

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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May 2006

Sow Your Oats

A breakfast to lick HIV’s lumps

My life with HIV includes elevated triglycerides and med side effects and absorption problems. I tackle them each morning in one bowl of oatmeal (oats lower blood fats). I’ve shared my formula with other positive folk at

Bring a cup of nonfat milk to a boil in a medium pan. Add a dollop of maple syrup, a few almonds and walnuts (for protein), a dash of cinnamon, and a heaping tablespoon of ground flaxseed (to lower triglycerides). After a few minutes, stir in a half-cup of oatmeal, cover and simmer. Put the cooked brew in a cereal bowl with some berries or a sliced banana, a hefty scoop of whey (protein powder) and a few grams of L-glutamine powder (to prevent diarrhea). Dig in—it’ll bowl you over.          
 —Philip M., San Diego

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