Misfolded protein can play havoc with your DNA. Biologists have recently discovered that unstructured proteins are more prevalent than previously thought and that over one third of the proteins in the body are intrinsically disordered with unfolded, partly folded, or chaotically folded proteins.
Flexible proteins in your cells are designed to fold around many possible partners. The perfect marriage partner is specific sugars that make glycoproteins and glycoliped, the operating system (OS) for all cellular communication.
I wrote an article a few years ago referencing research that indicates Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Huntingtons, Autism, ADD, ADHD, and other neurodegenerative diseases are caused by misfolded (mutated) toxic proteins. (See link at end of lesson.)
Structured proteins have vital performance plans for the cell. However, the level of performance for a desired PURPOSE cannot be higher than the weakest link of the parts. FUNCTION is always based upon the DESIGN and how well that blueprint is followed in making and assembling the parts.
The DNA contains the blueprint for properly folding each protein of your body. Corrupted gene expression causes protein misfolding which weakens the immune system and brings chaos to hormonal regulation. The slightest misfolding generates chaos in the system and the cell crIes out for correction. In this desperate call, many mixtures of proteins can be produced from amino acids. The design for a specific function calls for the chain of amino acids to fold into a very precise configuration. Read the rest of this entry »
Elderly homecare involves having an aide come to the house and assist your elderly loved one(s) with whatever they may need. The aide can help with cleaning, laundry, shopping for groceries, and running errands. They can even just spend some time with your elder, conversing, playing cards, or watching a movie, to keep them from feeling lonely. You can hire the aide for as much or as little as you need, depending on how much you can do yourself, and how much your family and/or friends will be helping out. For other needs, like medication monitoring, you can have a visiting nurse come once a week to handle the medication dispensing. Also, you can have your aide help to prepare food, or you can coordinate a food delivery service.
If your elder needs a higher level of care, you can hire a specially trained aide to assist them with mobility, bathing and dressing, and eating. If they need round the clock elderly homecare, you may want to look into having a live-in aide. This sounds like an expensive option, but it may end up being more cost-effective than moving them into assisted living, and they’ll be able to maintain the ease and comfort of being in their own surroundings. Read the rest of this entry »
A Little Aloe Vera History
Records of this plant exist on Sumerian clay tablets from as early as 2200 BC. Ancient civilizations in Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, India, and Arabia all used aloe vera in one way or another. Whether it was to heal the sick or to add some tone and texture to their skin they found themselves in awe of what this seemingly useless plant could accomplish.
Even Mahatma Gandhi, a man of great endurance and strength, drank aloe to sustain him throughout his long fasts.
And Gandhi was right, the aloe plant he consumed contains 12 vitamins, 20 minerals, and 75 nutrients which made him healthier than most even during his time of fasting. Read the rest of this entry »