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Author Topic: Does the Mediterranean Diet Work?  (Read 2197 times)

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Offline dallas nk

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Does the Mediterranean Diet Work?
« on: July 21, 2018, 12:04:03 pm »
Iíve recently ran across info stating that the Mediterranean diet is the best diet for those living with HIV. Has anyone tried it? Does it work long term? Iíve been trying to slowly adopt it into my diet regime. Iím hoping to lower my cholesterol being that Iíve tested high for it lately. Iím also hoping it will possible counteract some off the efffects of inflammation from the virus? And side effects from long term haart? Has anyone been implementing this diet long term and experienced success?
09/20/2016-diagnosed cd4 41 cd%5.8 VL 34990
11/2016-post-poned treatment while awaiting to qualify for ARV study- cd4 29 cd%? VL?
12/2016-started treatment (Triumeq) this late because found out didn't qualify for research study
1/24/2017- cd4 233 cd%15 VL<40
4/27/2017 cd4 206 cd%18 VL <40
07/24/2017 cd4 227 cd%20.6 VL <40
10/31/2017 cd4 191 cd%23.9 VL 70
12/7/2017 cd4 248 cd%22.5 VL <40
1/30/2018 cd4 220 cd%27.5 VL <40
4/17/2018 cd4 295 cd%29.5 VL <40
8/9/2018 cd4 310 cd%31 VL <40
11/15/2018 cd4 293 cd%32.6 VL <40
02/12/2019 cd4 347 cd%31.5 VL <40

Offline elf

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Re: Does the Mediterranean Diet Work?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 12:46:31 pm »
I'm on a low carb diet and it works.

Offline harleymc

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Re: Does the Mediterranean Diet Work?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 05:02:55 am »
The Mediterranean 'diet' can be very flexible to your tastes.

I've been playing with it for about twenty plus years.

The high amounts of vegetables and pulses can look like salads, stews,Mediterranean, Indian, East Asian. Southern European middle eastern or north African foods.  Mix it up a bit it's a fun way to eat.

Offline fabio

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Re: Does the Mediterranean Diet Work?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 01:38:56 pm »
Mediterranean usually works well with exercising too.
In Greece at least,there's an island that it's residents have a high life expectancy due to their diet and lifestyle. They follow the religions (Christian orthodox) diet,by fasting (by eating legumes and beans) certain days and eating meat once a week.
In general that's how our way of eating works here in all of Greece,but in ikaria it's in a bigger scale. However am hour walk every day would be good with this diet.

Offline terrymoore

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Re: Does the Mediterranean Diet Work?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 11:42:19 am »
it should work. I went to a Keto diet and my results were incredible - best results ever - even before my Dx.

 


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