Stem Cell Treatment “Best Thing I Ever Did”

September 14th, 2017

Source:   www.times.co.nz

Faye Braddock is a very different woman to the one she was two months ago.

When the Times last spoke to her in late March, she was battling extreme fatigue and struggling with her cognitive function and mobility.

She struggled finding the right word in sentences, couldn’t walk far and was far from operating at full capacity.

Desperate to recover and improve her quality of life for her young family, she was busy fundraising for the only known treatment to stop Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in its tracks — Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT).

MS is a long-lasting autoimmune disease that affects the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. It causes the immune system to attack the myelin which wraps around nerve fibers to protect them. Without this outer shell, nerves become damaged which in turn prevents the brain from sending signals through the body correctly. The longer MS is left without treatment, the more damage that is caused.

AHSCT is still seen by some medical professionals as an experimental treatment. It is a type of transplantation that uses the person’s own stem cells which are collected, stored in sub-zero temperatures and then replanted at a later date after a high dose of chemotherapy or immunosuppressive therapy. The immune system then begins to rebuild itself, theoretically with no memory of the MS disease.

Faye traveled to Moscow where she spent 32 days — 29 of which were grueling treatment days — before arriving home on June 25.
The standard time frame to know whether or not the treatment has worked is generally three years — but for Faye, the change was near instant.

“They call it the HSCT roller coaster — you come up and down and it could be three years before you reach your full capacity, but crikey it was instant for me,” she said.

“The scary thing about MS is you just don’t know what lies ahead. I didn’t want anything else to lie ahead, I just wanted it to get no worse. But the fact I’ve just had this massive U-turn and things are just incredible functional, way better than even before.

“I haven’t felt this good since before I had children.”

It wasn’t until feeling better that Faye realized just how sick she had been before.

“Now I’m back at work I’m realizing what a poor job I was doing before I went away. Now I’m doing the same thing and I’m thinking ‘crikey’. Before it would take me a whole day to do something and I don’t even know if I was doing it properly.

“It’s just having that comparison — it’s only going to a place when you went to before and you think ‘wow I couldn’t do that, but now I can’”.

In the first Times story, Faye spoke of her two young children and how they needed her to be fully functioning as a parent. Now, she’s able to chase them around the park.

“We went out for a walk around Cornwall Park and took the kids to the playground and to the observatory. We parked further out and walked, had a little run, played with scooters — there’s just no way I could have done that before.

There’s no way I could have spent a day at the park with the children and go out and have fun together like we did that day.

It’s just incredible.”

She says she enjoyed the long flight home because “this is where it all ends, but this is where it all starts as well.”

Previously, Faye had said she was inspired by the story of Australian woman and previous MS sufferer, Kristi Cruise. Before the AHSCT treatment, she’d been confined to a wheelchair. Three years after receiving the treatment, she ran a marathon.
“I’d love to be able to do something like that,” she says now. “I don’t know how to train but I’d love to learn how to train just because I could.

“I’ve never felt better in my life.”

Church Minister Speaks About Husband’s Amazing Recovery From Cancer

September 3rd, 2017

Source: DailyRecord

 

Lesley-Ann Craddock’s husband Ashley was diagnosed with plasmablastic lymphoma last August.

After receiving the news, the family moved ahead with their daughter’s wedding, to ensure that Ashley would see it. Lesley-Ann added: “Obviously I could get a church sorted and we went straight to the King’s Park Hotel and explained that we needed to get it done.”

However, despite the diagnosis, Ashley never lost his good spirits or his positive energy, and was determined to keep going.

“I remember the doctor saying to Ashley that they could make him comfortable or they could fight it, and he replied that he would fight it all the way.”

“They used DA-Epoch to treat him, but the cancer is so rare that no trials exist, so the treatment was set by clinical dialogue and constant thorough assessment of Ashley.”

Lesley-Ann also had to perform several injections herself to help her husband, including one earlier this year when she had to inject him to help mobilize his stem cells ahead of a stem cell transplant. The injection was hugely important, and had several possible outcomes.

She explained: “It had to be done at 10pm. I didn’t realize how nervous it would make me, but I had to do it knowing that if it didn’t work that could mean the end of everything – he wouldn’t be able to take the next stage of treatment. Thankfully it was fine.”

Ashley was then taken into hospital and given a high dose of chemotherapy. He spent five weeks in isolation in hospital, but eventually the news came through that he was in remission.

Lesley-Ann said she could not praise the three hospitals that cared for her husband enough – the Queen Elizabeth, the Beatson and the Victoria, as well as the Maggie’s Cancer Centre.

She said: “They were all so helpful. There was a day when I was so low, so down, and when I walked into Maggie’s centre they didn’t look at me as a victim but just listened to what I had to say. They gave me information about support, told me I’d made some good decisions, things like that. That was so important, and everyone at every hospital or centre had a part in it.”

“The cancer care was outstanding, and I thank God we were here in King’s Park and able to have that.”

Despite such a life altering situation, Lesley-Ann says her religious faith was never shaken and added: “It never wavered, and that surprised me as I thought it might be. But it never shook at all.”

Although Ashley is now in full remission, it will take years for him to regain his strength. However Lesley-Ann is content with being able to look towards the future and added: “He’s lost a lot of muscle but we’re getting on with life again. We can enjoy things again.”

Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits To Diabetics

August 17th, 2017

Latest clinical study shows resveratrol helps to improve arterial stiffness and reduce oxidative damage in diabetics.

Resveratrol is a polyphenol.  Resveratrol has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It has been widely publicized for its cardiovascular health benefits and stimulation of the SIRT1 enzyme that is responsible for the growth of new mitochondria (the engines of cells) that increase the metabolic rate, which has been found to aid weight loss, increase endurance and help slow the aging process.

Resveratrol also activates sirtuins, which are the same proteins activated by caloric restriction and exhibits anti-atherosclerotic effects.

According to a study published in July 2017 in the International Heart Journal, researchers demonstrated the intake of resveratrol improved arterial stiffness and reduced oxidative damage in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study consisted of 50 patients with T2DM. All participants received either a supplement containing 100 mg of resveratrol or a placebo tablet for 12 weeks.  Researchers assessed body weight, BMI, a comprehensive metabolic panel, HbA1c, lipid profile, oxidative stress markers, blood pressure, and cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). All patients followed the same diet and exercise routine.

After 12 weeks, the CAVI and systolic blood pressure significantly decreased in the resveratrol group compared to the placebo group. An increased CAVI is associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke and vascular dysfunction, and is a predictor of a future cardiovascular event independent of other traditional risk factors. D-ROMS, which is an oxidative stress marker, also decreased only in the resveratrol group.  Furthermore the study found resveratrol decreased reactive oxygen species production in vascular endothelial cells. Oxidative stress is elevated in chronic disease such as obesity and diabetes.

These results therefore support resveratrol supplementation as a strategy for mitigating arterial stiffness and reducing blood pressure and oxidative damage with patients who have type II diabetes.

Resveratrol is 250 times more effective when taken by buccal and intraoral delivery (absorbed through the oral mucosa (tissues which line the mouth). Its best source comes from Japanese knotweed (also known as polygonum cuspidatum). See reference links below.

All Stem Cell Worx products are delivered by intraoral application (spray in the mouth) and they contain a pure, 99% trans-resveratrol from Japanese knotweed.  For further details click this link:  www.stemcellworx.com

Sources:

Imamura H et al. Resveratrol Ameliorates Arterial Stiffness Assessed by Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Int Heart J. 2017 Jul 13. doi: 10.1536/ihj.16-373.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol

 

The Secret To Living Longer Is Out AND Living 15% Longer Is Not Far Off

July 31st, 2017

This week, Nature Journal revealed incredible science and research, showing a pea sized component of the brain that contains stem cells is vital to delaying aging and extending lifespan.

This breakthrough shows hypothalamus (a very small part of the brain) controls aging.  The treated mice remained fitter and lived 10-15% longer.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York are aiming to launch clinical trials on humans shortly.

These stem cells keep a tight rein on aging. As their numbers decline naturally with time or if their function is disrupted, the body’s organs and metabolic processes age faster and death occurs earlier.

“Of course humans are more complex,” said Dongsheng Cai, who led the research. However, humans are likely to respond to the influence of hypothalamus stem cells in just the same way, scientists believe.

Previous experiments had already hinted that the hypothalamus, an almond-sized part of the brain in humans, played some role in the aging process, but what it actually was remained unclear until now.

In the first of a series of experiments in mice, the U.S.A. Team led by Cai showed that neural stem cells, which are found in a handful of brain regions at birth, disappear from the hypothalamus over time. The stem cells are known to form fresh brain cells in youth, but the process slows down dramatically in adults. Though small, the hypothalamus forms a crucial connection between the body’s nervous and hormonal systems.

To test whether the decline in stem cells was causing aging, and not itself a result of old age, the researchers injected mice with a toxin that wiped out 70% of their neural stem cells. The effect was striking. Over the next few months the mice aged more rapidly than usual, and performed much worse than the controlled group on a battery of tests of endurance, coordination, social behavior and ability to recognize objects.  “The mice aged faster when these cells were removed during early aging,” Cai said. The animals died months earlier than the healthy controlled animals.  Also when the stem cells in middle-aged mice were selectively disrupted artificially, it led to “greatly accelerated aging”.

Next, the scientists looked at what happened when aged mice received injections of fresh neural stem cells. This time the mice lived longer than controls, typically several months more, an increase of 15%. If a similar extension was achieved in humans, a person with a life expectancy of 80 years could live to age 92.

Learn more about Stem Cell Worx and Brain Cell Worx (intraoral supplements that are clinically proven to activate one’s own brain and stem cells) here:

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Journal Reference:

Yalin Zhang, Min Soo Kim, Baosen Jia, Jingqi Yan, Juan Pablo Zuniga-Hertz, Cheng Han, Dongsheng Cai. Hypothalamic stem cells control aging speed partly through exosomal miRNAsNature, 2017; DOI: 10.1038/nature23282

Adult Stem Cells Give Lupus Patient, Jackie A New Life

July 6th, 2017

After suffering from lupus for five years, Jackie Stollfus was all but defeated. But she heard about adult stem cells, and how a transplant might be able to help her. This is the story of how adult stem cells not only saved Jackie’s life but helped her to fulfill a lifelong dream of being a mom.

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Incredible Results – Stem Cell Facelift

June 15th, 2017

Stem cells from patient’s own fat make the face look young again.

 

Stem Cells For Pain Management

June 14th, 2017

Doctor Ed Nash from KSF Chiropractic Center in Texas provides an overview on the latest stem cell therapies for pain management.

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http://www.fox26houston.com/news/211594131-video

Miami Dolphins Quarterback Credits Stem Cells For Healing His ACL Knee Joint

May 31st, 2017
Source: The Miami Herald
By: Armando Salguero

Medical science has for years contended that the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament does not heal by simply regenerating. That’s the reason generations of NFL players have had surgery to repair ACL injuries.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went another direction, not having surgery but rather choosing to rehabilitate the partially torn ligament and follow that with stem cell treatments. On Thursday, when Tannehill spoke publicly for the first time since the end of the 2016 season, he said his ACL was indeed healed.

“Yeah,” Tannehill said when asked specifically if his ACL had healed, “it’s really strong and ready to go.”
Tannehill discussed the stem cell treatment he underwent which he partially credits for his recovery.

“I did a lot of research and finding options that were available to me and finding what fit,” Tannehill said. “I spent a lot of time researching and talking to people who are familiar with all the different types of treatments. That seemed to be the best fit for the injury that I had.”

“That’s the basic concept. So your blood stream is carrying stem cells to all the injuries you have throughout your body. Your ACL never completely heals because of lack of blood flow and so they’re just artificially becoming the blood stream to carry the stem cells to the location.”

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Stem Cell Injections For Back Pain – Remarkable Results

May 11th, 2017

Bill received stem cell injections in March 2017 for lower back pain.

Two months on, Bill provides an update of benefits so far.

Former Heavyweight Boxer Receives Stem Cell Injections

March 9th, 2017

Former Heavyweight Boxer, Terry Archer talks about his remarkable recovery in just 6 weeks since having stem cell injections for knee pain.