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Brad Lichtenstein, N.D.

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Q&A: Naturopathic Alternatives to Antidepressants

Question: I am an HIV positive man on HAART who has been suffering with depression for several years. My doctor wants to prescribe antidepressants, but when I tried them in the past, I had side effects, insomnia and loss of sex drive. What might be...

By Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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Diagnosis and Naturopathic Treatment of Thrush

Question: Looking at my tongue lately, it has a white coat to it. Could this be thrush? If so, what can I do about it?

Answer: Thrush, the common term for candida albicans in the mouth, is a fungus that presents when our immune system is weakened. W...

By Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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Ask Dr. Brad: Thrush Diagnosis and Treatment

Question: Looking at my tongue lately, it has a white coat to it. Could this be thrush? If so, what can I do about it?

Answer: Thrush, the common term for Candida albicans in the mouth, is a fungus that presents when our immune system is weakened....

By Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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Mitochondrial Damage

The topic of mitochondrial damage is gaining more and more press as a potential side effect of anti-HIV medication. Simply put, the mitochondria are the "energy factories" of the cell -- the tiny, rod-shaped structures, or "organelles," within each c...

By Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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Mitochondrial Damage

The topic of mitochondrial damage is gaining more and more press as a potential side effect of anti-HIV medication. Simply put, the mitochondria are the "energy factories" of the cell, which are tiny, rod-shaped structures, or "organelles," within ea...

By Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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Endocrine/Sexual Dysfunction

HIV and Sexual Functioning: What's (Not) Up?

Many people living with HIV experience problems with sexual performance at times. There are three phases of sexual function: libido (sexual desire), arousal (erection in men and swelling and lubrication in women), and orgasm. It is necessary for all ...

By Jeffrey T. Schouten, M.D. and Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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Ask Dr. Brad: Garlic and HAART

Question: I know that some people take garlic supplements to decrease their cholesterol. Since being on HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), my cholesterol has been high, about 300. Is garlic safe to take with my HIV meds?

Answer: Before ...

By Brad Lichtenstein, N.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project