Massage and caregiving services for bay area seniors

Motherhealth caregivers provide comfort and health monitoring to home bound bay area seniors. As we massage the aching bodies of seniors who are mostly bed-bound , we also give a hug and loving words. Most seniors are alone and need hugs and loving touch.

Even a trumpist who is bed ridden became soft and warm hearted upon receiving massage from Motherhealth caregivers who are from all walks of life (older, Filipina, African Americans, Ethiopians, retired, health care pros, CNAs, healers, massage therapists).

Text 408-854-1883 for prompt response of your caregiving needs or email motherhealth@gmail.com

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Klotho enzyme , calcium, insulin , Vitamin D and Alzheimer

Klotho is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the KL gene.[5]

This gene encodes a type-I membrane protein that is related to β-glucuronidases. Reduced production of this protein has been observed in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), and this may be one of the factors underlying the degenerative processes (e.g., arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, and skin atrophy) seen in CRF. Also, mutations within this protein have been associated with ageing, bone loss and alcohol consumption.[6][7]Transgenic mice that overexpress Klotho live longer than wild-type mice.[8]

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Klotho is a transmembrane protein that, in addition to other effects, provides some control over the sensitivity of the organism to insulin and appears to be involved in aging. Its discovery was documented in 1997 by Kuro-o et al.[9] The name of the gene comes from Klotho or Clotho, one of the Moirai, or Fates, in Greek mythology.

The Klotho protein is a novel β-glucuronidase (EC number 3.2.1.31) capable of hydrolyzing steroid β-glucuronides. Genetic variants in KLOTHO have been associated with human aging,[10][11] and Klotho protein has been shown to be a circulating factor detectable in serum that declines with age.[12]

The binding of certain fibroblast growth factors (FGF’s) viz., FGF19, FGF20, and FGR23, to their Fibroblast growth factor receptors, is promoted by their interaction with Klotho.[13]

Klotho-deficient mice manifest a syndrome resembling accelerated human aging and display extensive and accelerated arteriosclerosis. Additionally, they exhibit impaired endothelium dependent vasodilation and impaired angiogenesis, suggesting that Klotho protein may protect the cardiovascular system through endothelium-derived NO production.

Although the vast majority of research has been based on lack of Klotho, it was demonstrated that an overexpression of Klotho in mice might extend their average life span between 19% and 31% compared to normal mice.[8] In addition, variations in the Klotho gene (SNP Rs9536314) are associated with both life extension and increased cognition in human populations.[14]

The mechanism of action of klotho is not fully understood, but it changes cellular calcium homeostasis, by both increasing the expression and activity of TRPV5 and decreasing that of TRPC6.[15] Additionally, klotho increases membrane expression of the inward rectifier channel ROMK.[15]

Klotho-deficient mice show increased production of vitamin D, and altered mineral-ion homeostasis is suggested to be a cause of premature aging‑like phenotypes.

Because the lowering of vitamin D activity by dietary restriction reverses the premature aging‑like phenotypes and prolongs survival in these mutants.

These results suggest that aging‑like phenotypes were due to klotho-associated vitamin D metabolic abnormalities (hypervitaminosis).

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Bay area senior care and home assistance

We cannot leave our seniors at home without a compassionate and caring caregiver 24/7. We also need to senior safe our house to avoid falls and other accidents/emergencies. Leave contact information and medication list/schedules to a caregiver and another copy in your refrigerator and a copy of medication list in the purse of your mom or dad.

When choosing a caregiver, trust and compassionate care are important. Call 408-854-1883 or email at motherhealth@gmail.com if you need a caring caregiver for your seniors at home alone.

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I love my caregiver

I love caregivers

I love my caregiver and waiting for her each day.

Though I live with my busy family of grandkids, I have one companion I can lean on.

She massage my aching body, especially my legs as my Parkinson and Dementia are progressive diseases giving me more cramps.

She blends massage oil with ginger, turmeric, eucalyptus oil, olive oil, rosemary leaves and anything she can find in the garden and kitchen.

She prepares a good breakfast for me especially an avocado smoothie with almond butter and soft boiled eggs.

She always remind me of my dietary supplements, if I poop, my liquid Floradix iron with warm prune juice.

She takes me to walks, senior center, dancing shows and library.

She reads the Reader’s Digest and most health blogs that we google each day about health.

She ensures that I am not over-medicated and believes in natural healing.

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Motherhealth caregivers in the bayarea 408-854-1883 motherhealth@gmail.com