Michael Mooney and Nelson Vergel have put together information that has, no doubt, already saved thousands of lives, and has the potential to save many more. Don't lose your body to HIV. Read Built to Survive and learn how to keep it strong and healthy.
Lark Lands, PhD, Science Editor, POZ Magazine,
After finding myself in the hospital at 125 pounds, and then putting on 60 pounds to regain my health, I can say that the information contained in this book is something all HIV(+) people should know about. It's helped me stay alive.
Jeff Taylor, Long-term HIV(+) Survivor, San Diego
This is an excellent book full of good sound advice that individuals can follow to help decrease some of the side effects of HIV/AIDS. It is a book for the individual but also a highly recommended book for all medical, academic, and public libraries.
AIDS Book Review Journal, University of Illinois at Chicago
This book provides user friendly information about an extremely
important topic, combined with a sophisticated and accurate presentation of the scientific evidence available to support the clinical recommendations.
Judith Rabkin, PhD, Columbia University, New York City
Mooney and Vergel's most vigorous message is don't just depend on medicines to manage your health. Diet, exercise, and hormones, if appropriate, could help you achieve the healthiest body and strongest immune system possible.
Charlie Smigelsky, RD, Editor,
Nutrition for Healthy Living,
Tufts University, Boston
Mooney and Vergel's book separates out the "wheat from the chaff" in nutritional and hormonal science for both the layperson and medical professionals. I recommend Built to Survive to medical professionals who deal with wasting from other medical conditions (cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, etc) as well as to healthy people who want a useable anti-aging plan. Additionally, the chapter about "Lipodystrophy" applies well to Type II diabetes.
Karlis Ullis, MD, Asst. Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine,
Director, Sports Medicine and Anti-Aging Group of Santa Monica, CA, and Author of Age Right
Built To Survive synthesizes a wealth of information on life extension and the maintenance of health, especially for those who are HIV+. The sections on dietary supplementation and hormonal therapies, especially anabolic steroid use for HIV+ patients, are especially useful as each chapter dispels many of the myths surrounding these topics. A highly recommended resource book.
Alexander G. Schauss, PhD
Director, Natural and Medicinal Products Research
Life Sciences Division, AIMBMR, Inc, Tacoma, WA
Michael Mooney and Nelson Vergel provide HIV(+) individuals with powerful advice on nutrition and hormone strengthening that standard medicine all too often leaves out or doesn't understand. I support their work wholeheartedly!!
Jon D. Kaiser, MD, HIV Specialist &
Author of Immune Power and Healing HIV
Built to Survive is a key resource for anybody providing care for HIV patients. It is informative, innovative and accurate. I refer to it very often and recommend it to many of my patients and students.
Professor Julian Gold, MD, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Built to Survive provides an accessible overview of certain important
therapies, by advocates who have made themselves experts in this area.We suggest this book as a source of ideas that you may later want to discuss with your physician. John James,
AIDS Treatment News
Included are tips on ... eating to enhance immunity, optimal use of supplements, weight lifting to fight wasting, natural treatments for diarrhea, appetite stimulation and food safety, as well as extensive resources. Favorite chapter: Complementary Treatments for Lipodystrophy.
POZ Magazine, New York City