Michael's publications, presentations and assistance include PoWeR's nutritional, hormonal and exercise research data, which he co-authored, at the XI International AIDS Conference in Vancouver in July, 1996 (Mooney, et al. Abstract We.B.3271); a co-authored paper on the combined therapeutic application of nutrition, anabolic steroids and exercise for HIV that was presented at the XII International AIDS Conference in Geneva (Vergel, et al) and a co-authored paper on anabolic steroid therapy for HIV (Pharo, et al, Second International Conference on Nutrition and HIV Infection, Cannes, France - 1997).
He is the Editor and Publisher of Medibolics, as a web site and in its former printed form, and during this time had over 100 articles published in magazines, newspapers, and newsletters, including Muscle Media, POZ, Positively Aware, European AIDS Treatment News, Ironman, and Current Medical News.
Michael was a consultant to National Institutes of Health researcher Fred Sattler, M.D. of USC-LA, for Dr. Sattler's study, "Effects of Pharmacoligical Doses of Nandrolone Decanoate and Progressive Resistance Training in Immunodeficient Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficient Virus. Journal of Clinical Endocrinological and Metabolism, 84(4):1268-1276, 1999." (See study acknowledgements.)
Michael continued to break new ground when he published the first hypothesis that insulin resistance was involved in lipodystrophy, one of the most problematic side effects of HIV anti-viral medications, like protease inhibitors.
His article, with suggestions to reduce lipodystrophy, first appeared in Medibolics (November, 1997) and then European AIDS Treatment News (Summer, 1998).
In December, 1999, Michael Mooney and Nelson Vergel released their book Built To Survive: A Comprehensive Guide To The Medical Use of Anabolic Hormones, Nutrition and Exercise For HIV(+) Men and Women.
At 184 pages, Built To Survive provided details that serve the needs of the patient and doctor alike, as it is written in easily understandable language, while it contains 407 medical journal references.
Built To Survive has over a dozen 5-star consumer's reviews and three medical doctor's reviews on Amazon.com. There have been three updated editions of Built To Survive.
The University of Illinois AIDS Book Review Journal said, "It is a book for the individual, but also a highly recommended book for all medical, academic and public libraries."
Michael and Nelson donate all book profits to help fund non-profit HIV research and educational organizations.
Michael's volunteerism extended into politics. He served eight terms as the Political Committee Chairperson or Co-Chairperson of the Northern California (NORCAL) chapter of the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), and served on the national legislative committee of the NNFA (now called the Natural Products Association).
Michael co-founded the San Francisco branch of Citizens For Health, a national grass-roots lobbying organization in 1993, to help pass the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), opposing the Food and Drug Administration's unsuccessful attempt to regulate dietary supplements as prescription items.
Successful political work, including his involvement in the largest letter-writing campaign to Congress in history, which generated over one million letters, yielded four awards for Michael's work towards the passage of DSHEA, including Activist of the Year from Citizens For Health. (Citizen's For Health was the second largest lobbying organization in the USA in 1994, second only to the National Rifle Association.)
Michael's media exposure includes over 100 television and radio interviews, including ABC-TV and NBC-TV (Los Angeles), FOX-TV (Los Angeles) and KPFA Radio (Berkeley), covering nutrition, politics or hormonal therapies; an interview in Sports Illustrated, where he was described as an "authority on anabolic hormones" an interview for a Discovery Channel look at anabolic hormones and Olympic athletes, and being referenced on this subject on ABC-TV's Good Morning America.
Michael's currently spends some of his spare time reading scientific reports and producing documents that demystify natural health care and the progressive use of nutritional supplements for longevity and optimum health. He also works on his free information website, www.michaelmooney.net, his favorite focus being debunking the negative vitamin studies that are promoted in the media in a web page section called "Nutrition in the Press: Corrections."
Michael is in the process of writing a new book about a progressive nutritional topic, to be published in 2013.
His Personal Progessive Health And Recreation Program
Michael continues his own personal progressive health program, which includes anti-aging-potency nutrient supplementation, a high protein-low carbohydrate-moderate healthy fat natural foods diet, exercising for optimal body composition and longevity, employing weight-training, boxing, running, yoga and trying new sports, including taking up scuba and skydiving at the age of 51.
Michael travels throughout the United States and the world for work and for fun, playing with dogs whenever he has the chance.