The Positive Side

Fall/Winter 2003 

Book review: Nutrients for Neuropathy

by John A. Senneff
MedPress (San Antonio, Texas) 2003

Book review by Rebecca Minnich

FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS living on pins and needles, this research-packed crammed guide to natural supplements for peripheral neuropathy (PN) should be the perfect cushion. A sequel to Senneff’s Numb Toes and Aching Soles and Numb Toes and Other Woes (both reviewed in previous issues of The Positive Side), this edition lacks HIV-chapters specific to HIV (though Senneff does cite studies on how nutritional supplements affect PHAs). And though you also won’t find info on how supplements interact with HIV meds, or advice specifically for the HIV positive, Senneff, a PN’er himself, knows the terrain. (Be sure to tell your doctor about any supplements you plan to take.) The reader-friendly descriptions of antioxidants, minerals and herbs, and how they strengthen nerve function, should soothe just about everyone.

From POZ, October 2003. Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2003 POZ Publishing L.L.C.