RSS Recent Posts by Arlene Taylor

  • Happiness June 4, 2020
    I’ve always considered myself a fairly happy person but this COVID-19 hype and isolation is beginning to get to me. I miss my friends. I miss going to the mall and out to eat. I’m even missing people I don’t particularly like very much. You are not alone. As this COVID-19 drags on, many are […]
  • Dementia Starts Early, 2 June 2, 2020
    Studies are showing that subtle symptoms of dementia may be starting at least a dozen years before any clinical diagnosis of even mild impairment can be made. Subtle symptoms can include, for example: a person’s gait begins to slow down dramatically. Other research has shown that, compared with healthy controls, patients suffering from mild cognitive […]
  • Dementia Starts Early June 1, 2020
    Is there anything new on the horizon to help diagnose dementia in time to maybe do something to slow its progression?That is an excellent question and one that others are asking, as well. Estimates are that in America one in ten individuals over the age of 65 are living with dementia. At the projected rate […]
  • Proverbs from Persia (Iran) May 29, 2020
    Aa a girl I was fascinated by stories about ‘Persia’ (now known as Iran). Cyrus the Great [c. 600 - c. 530 BC] reportedly was the son of a Persian father and a Median mother. Eventually, Cyrus combined Media and Persia into the Medo-Persian Empire, even conquering Babylon. Here are a few 'Persian' Proverbs.Do well the […]
  • Virome, 3 May 28, 2020
    Viruses can kill the organism they invade; eventually disappear because the body kills the virus, or there are so few new organisms to infect that the virus tends to disappear; or the virus and its host organisms learn to co-exist. They are not all bad! Viruses are able to help spread beneficial bacterial mutations quickly […]
  • Your Virome, 2 May 27, 2020
    When viruses enter your body through eyes, nose, mouth, or broken skin, they can enter your cells, reproduce, and release millions of copies of itself. These, then, proceed to take over other cells. Sometimes viral DNA simply embeds itself in your own human DNA, where it can lie dormant or sometimes come back to life […]
  • Your Virome May 26, 2020
    During this COVID-19 pandemic, I keep hearing about “Virome.” I cannot find an easy-to-understand explanation, however. Thanks.The human virome is essentially your fourth genome. It interacts directly and indirectly with your other three: Genome, Epigenome, and Microbiome. Your virome involves the trillions of viruses that are believed to far outnumber both the cells and the […]
  • Memorial Day 2020 May 25, 2020
    Traditionally, Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day), originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, barbequing, and participating  in or watching parades. At least that has been the way it was celebrated. Not this year, at least […]
  • More Ancient Proverbs May 22, 2020
    Italian: Everyone thinks he has more than his share of brains.Everyone gives himself credit for more brains than he has, and less money.All the brains are not in one head.Half a brain is enough for him who says littleThe world is governed with little brains.Some many heads, so many brains. Norwegian: Ask for advice, and […]
  • Nutrigenomics, 3 May 21, 2020
    As the Human Genome Project (HGP) began winding down, scientists started questioning if the interaction between genes and food bioactive compounds could positively or negatively influence an individual's health. In order to assess this interaction between genes and nutrients, the term “Nutrigenomics” was created. Hence, Nutrigenomics corresponds to the use of biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, genomics, […]