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Folding At Home: Help Cure Diseases With Your Personal Compu


What is Folding @ Home? Folding@home is a distributed client computing effort by Stanford University intended to help understand how proteins assemble or "fold." Exactly how proteins assemble themselves is a mystery, and why proteins sometimes fold improperly or "misfold" is also not fully understood. Many serious diseases are related to the misfolding of proteins, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Mad Cow Disease, and several forms of cancer. By donating your CPU's spare cycles, you are contributing to an effort to understand how proteins fold, which is the first step to understanding how basic proteins work and how we might treat these diseases. When you are not using your computer, the processor will run simulations of different proteins and the way they assemble to better help scientists understand why they do what they do. Our goal: to understand protein folding, protein aggregation, and related diseases. Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its " nanomachines ." Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or " fold ." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases , such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease. As enzymes , they are the driving force behind all of the biochemical reactions which makes biology work. As structural elements , they are the main constituent of our bones, muscles, hair, skin and blood vessels. As antibodies , they recognize invading elements and allow the immune system to get rid of the unwanted invaders. For these reasons, scientists have sequenced the human genome -- the blueprint for all of the proteins in biology -- but how can we understand what these proteins do and how they work?

This is an easy one. Proteins are just strings of amino acids. Amino acids are beokrn down and used for every process in your body. Your muscles are made completely of protein and water. When you are lifting weights you are creating tiny tears in the fibers, and when you consume protein while healing it will fill in those tears and heal itself, becoming larger and stronger. Like i said, amino acids also play a vital role in all your body functions, so in order for your body to grow most efficiently you need an adequate amount of protein. You should consume 30-40 grams within 20 minutes of your workout, but not during. Your body is growing its most while you are at rest. Many of us choose to take a low carbohydrate and/or slow digesting protein before we sleep to feed our muscles all night. However, you can get nearly the same effects from buying protein powders on the market, or just eating egg whites, which are considered to be the most perfect natural protein. Hope this helps!


Basically you want to adopt a high-raw food, vegan or vegetarian diet? Or are you wnitnag to adopt a whole foods diet? Please bear in mind that a raw diet can be more complicated than actually cooking. There is a science behind it and you have to be ready to do things like soak raw oats for 18 hours, soak nuts, soak beans, etc. You have to supplement, supplement and supplement some more. Stocking a raw foodie pantry can be very expensive. You need things like spirulina, chia, goji berries, nuts all those healthy super foods the body needs when you remove prepared foods from your diet. I would highly recommend studying the various holistic diets (there is a difference between vegan, high-raw, and whole food diets) carefully and seeing which one would best fit your life. In summary when done properly there are nothing but wonderful health benefits. Done hastily, incorrectly, or for the wrong reasons and you end up malnourished.


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