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...it is nice to take vitamins (but) they are no substitute for good foods. Your body absorbs the vitamins that are in the foods better than a pill, and help you to feel better as a result.
Also if you are craving oranges or other foods, it is usually your body's way of telling you that you are deficient in something that food has.
"Prion shape affects nature of infection"
“UCSF scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a change in the folded shape of a prion protein changes its infectious properties – including the prion’s ability to jump 'species barriers.' The research, based on studies of prion infectivity in yeast, solves one of the great puzzles about prions: If they are infectious proteins with no genetic material of their own and no ability to mutate genetically, how can a single prion exist in different strains that can cause different diseases?
…Studies of the melting temperatures of the prions and their resistance to breakdown by enzymes indicated that the conditions generated prions with different physical properties.
...shape change accounts for strain differences, and it lays the groundwork for research to determine the physical differences that allow a prion to change shape and cause different diseases. ...The studies show that a single infectious protein can adopt different, distinct, self-propagating shapes and that these conformational differences underlie the differences in prion strains.
Chronic disease to cost $47 trillion by 2030: WEF
…Mental health (including the dementias), which is typically left off lists of leading NCDs, will account for $16 trillion -- a third of the overall $47 trillion anticipated costs.
...individuals incubating prion disease may be highly susceptible to CNS inflammation. ...During the years or decades of prion disease incubation, especially with low or subclinical prion titers, at-risk individuals are certain to encounter diverse pathological insults, such as viral and bacterial infections, autoimmune disease, or neoplastic processes, all of which may have an inflammatory component. These individuals may develop severe neurological diseases not immediately associated with prion infections due to the dissociation of the putative clinical findings from the accumulation of PrPSc. If so, then the effects of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy epidemic on the population should be looked upon differently.
Chronic low grade inflammation is very real (for the onlookers), and is the root of almost all the disease that we deal with in our western culture.
reply to post by rickymouse
Have you ever heard of the ethnic diet?
it is where you should only eat what your ancestory/race would of eaten. If you are Chinese, you only eat foods from the asia region, if you are Italian, you only eat Mediterranean foods.
That part of our health issues and obesity epidemic is because we are eating foods that are not genetically compatible. IN other words, a native American shouldn't eat bananas or mangos, as they wouldnt' of had access to them.