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.
Different ways of activating your own stem cells
There is a great deal of evidence that you can activate and increase stem cells with exercise. It seems both aerobic exercise, yoga, and tai chi increase circulating stem cells. A simple way to do this is to exercise three days per week on alternate days. Interval training is best – 10 seconds of heavy effort, alternating with 30 seconds of light effort for at least 12 minutes.
There are two main phases of sleep. The first four hours are mostly dedicated to deep sleep, and the last are REM sleep. During deep sleep, we release a hormone called Human Growth Hormone (HGH). HGH initiates the repair process, activating the stem cells to regenerate our damaged tissue every night. This is important because if we go to sleep too late, we miss the window of HGH release from the pituitary gland. It is best to be asleep by 10 P.M.
Plants always have pluripotent stem cells that can become another plant. It appears these plant stem cells can activate animal stem cells in some way. Topical applications of plant stem cell extracts can improve the skin and reverse aging. So, it is possible that eating living plants, fresh fruit and vegetables, can have such an effect on your insides. This is all new, and not known, but has exciting possibilities. The basics stand: eat more fresh vegetables and fruit.
Fasting activates stem cells. It only takes one day of fasting to activate stem cells in the intestine, though it usually takes about five days to replenish the intestinal lining. It seems that long-term fasts, more than one day, are best for increasing and activating stem cells in the body.  So, even a one-day fast can be helpful. But if you need more repairs, fast longer.
There are several nutrients that are important to the function of stem cells. Of course, any nutrient deficiency can inhibit stem cell regeneration. But there are some specific nutrients that can help to activate stem cells, such as:
- Bioflavonoids – these are found abundantly in fruit and vegetables
- Green tea – boosts stem cells and improves repair, preventing cancer
- Carnosine – two amino acids which activates stem cells
- Vitamin D – the optimal amount is between 5,000 and 10,000 IU daily
The anabolic hormones, like HGH, improve stem cell function, but the catabolic hormones, like cortisol, decrease stem cells. All the catabolic hormones are stress-related. Stress is a very destructive problem. If you inject HGH when you’re stressed, then you can potentially activate stem cells to become cancerous or activate cancer stem cells. It is essential to take stress seriously, so consider these methods to reduce stress.
- Meditate regularly – Take time every day to be quiet. Be still. Focus.
- Write in a journal or diary – Writing organizes your brain.
- Take walks – partly for exercise, but also to meditate and relax, don’t be in a hurry.
- Connect with others – This is probably most important because love is the greatest stress reliever.
- 6-10 reset – Barton Publishing has a program for lowering stress that includes:
- No food after 6:00 P.M.
- Go to bed by 10:00 P.M.
- Eat breakfast by 8:00 A.M.
The stem cell secret
These rules allow you to make HGH every night as you go to sleep early with an empty stomach. Doing so makes you become anabolic, stimulating the stem cells all over your body to repair any damage that happened during the day.
The best way to get stem cell therapy is by using your own cells to repair every night by doing all of the above. If you do this, you won’t break down to the point of needing stem cell injections into joints or organs. However, if you every have such a need, be sure you are doing those things above to keep your body in ANABOLIC mode, so you won’t waste your time and money on useless stem cell injections.