Activate Your Own Stem Cell Production
Carolynn was tall and thin with naturally flaming red hair. She was also a trained herbalist in several different traditions: Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Native American. She knew her herbs and was sure she could heal any problem. However, when she had kidney failure, she was unable to improve it. She didn’t want to go on dialysis, so she did all she could. When she lost all hope of stopping the progression of the disease, she looked at stem cell injections. She found a place in the Caribbean that would do it, but it cost $20,000. Not deterred, she began asking for donations. One evening, she inadvertently ran into a very wealthy man who donated the entire amount, as well as her travel expenses, and she was on her way!
What is a stem cell?
Stem cells are thought to be almost magical – they can become anything! While each tissue in your body has its own type of cell…
- Muscles have cells that can only contract
- The liver has cells regulate your chemistry
- Kidneys have cells that filter, and so forth…
Stem cells can become any of these, and more. Because of this, if you have stem cells, you can use them to repair any damage to your body. And, amazingly, the new tissues created by the stem cells are brand NEW – like a baby – and not old tissue, like all your other cells.
Stem cells become like the cells around them. In 2013, patients who had a heart attack were given stem cell infusions directly into the heart. Over time, the scar tissue in the damaged part of the heart shrunk and the heart muscle increased, thus regaining more heart function! Essentially, the stem cells grew into heart muscle cells, repairing the damage. Where there was scar tissue, over time became new heart muscle.
You can see the implications of this. Any damaged tissue can theoretically be repaired, including brain, liver, and kidneys. In fact, new ways of preparing stem cells may even allow re-growth of limbs.
What you need to know before you get stem cell injections
The problem with stem cells is that they’re everywhere! People are selling stem cells therapy that hardly work. People pay large amounts of money to inject placenta stem cells into their blood with hopes of getting better. Others are taking stem cells from their own fat cells and putting them back in their blood (like Carolynn). There is much more to stem cells than injecting them into the blood: they need to be properly prepared. Stem cells require an “activation” mechanism that allows them to start growing.
Carolynn went to the Caribbean for stem cell treatment. She had cells taken from her fat, processed, and put into her blood with an IV catheter. Carolynn expected to see results within a couple of months, but instead her health declined. Within a year, she was on dialysis for kidney failure. While many have had amazing results from stem cells, ALL my patients who have had stem cell treatments have not benefitted from them. I think we’re not seeing the results that we should for several reasons.
Successful stem cell studies show true physical improvement (and not just feeling better). These cases transfuse the person’s own cells (autologous) directly into the artery of the affected tissue. Plus, they first activate these stems cells.
The use of stem cells to repair tissue is so new, we don’t know all the possible complications. Stem cells injected into the peripheral blood may never reach the site intended for them. Using cells from a different person could produce a rejection reaction. Plus, there is the danger that stem cells become cancer cells when activated indiscriminately.
But there is another important factor… we may not need someone else’s stem cells if we have our own.
The fact is, we all have stem cells everywhere in our bodies. Every tissue has stem cells. In contrast to what medical school teaches, even the brain has neural stem cells (NSC) which can become nerve, glial, or Schwann cells. What this means is that any tissue can regenerate, repair, and be replaced by what already exists inside of us. We don’t need to get stem cells injected from the outside, we just need to activate the ones we have to start working. This is a subject of ongoing research, but let’s see what has been discovered so far.