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#5 Heat Shock Proteins and Cellular Protection - Discussion with Dr Rainer Viehweger

May 05, 2021 Patricia Worby
Rebel Health Radio
#5 Heat Shock Proteins and Cellular Protection - Discussion with Dr Rainer Viehweger
Show Notes

In this 40 min discussion Dr Viehweger explains the importance of heat shock or chaperone proteins in cellular protection - called the heat shock response (HSR). We see how these proteins protect three dimensional protein folding and therefore function when exposed to threat like viral infection or cancer for instance. In fact they were first discovered after cells were exposed to heat - hence the name - so are very important in instances of fever and other cellular threats. Proteins are the building blocks of life, being part of both the structure of membranes, organelles and even DNA transcription (reading) so without them our cells die pretty quickly.
 
Heat shock proteins are categorised by their molecular weight and there are very many of them. One of the most significant groups to be studied are the HSP70 group.
 
We have teamed up with other practitioners to form a virtual health group called Greenwood Holistic Health Group offering an integrated multidisciplinary approach to chronic fatigue and post-viral syndromes. (see fatigue-free.me - from March 2021)
 
We can be contacted on [email protected] and individually at tybmas-health.co.uk (where the HSP drops can be ordered) and alchemytherapies.co.uk