Can Stem Cells Be The Key To Fighting Disease And Living Longer?

February 19th, 2017

Source: (WXYZ)


When we get sick, it’s common for us to reach for some medicine or maybe even have surgery to deal with disease or pain, but what if you could use your own healthy cells to fight back instead?

Right now, there’s a procedure being performed in metro Detroit where healthy stem cells are stored so they can be reintroduced to your system and potentially have life changing or life saving benefits.

Dr. Michael Schenden is the first plastic surgeon in the US to perform the Forever Labs stem cell collection. He starts by harvesting the bone marrow to save those healthy stem cells.

“They should be available for many, many different medical applications is a wonderful thing,” says Dr. Schenden.

The company behind this procedure is based in Ann Arbor and it’s called Forever Labs.

We’re told about 30 people have decided to store their stem cells this way. Sonja Michelsen is one of them. She had her daughter in her early 40s and felt like storing her own stem cells could pay off in the future.

“I want to be able to be here with her throughout her life,” she says.

She knows there’s no guarantee banking her stem cells will help her in the future, but she sees it as an investment that could pay off if her health takes a turn.

“To have that peace of mind that you do have something to use down the road .. is huge,” she says.

Steven Clausnitzer is CEO of Forever Labs. He says by re-introducing your own healthy cells, you may be able to fight disease in the future.

“There are a number of ways people are already using these cells. Maybe the most promising .. orthopedic surgeons .. are reintroducing them into joints in lieu of surgery,” he says.

Clausnitzer says there are about 500 clinical trials right now that are using stem cells that, one day, may be able to treat everything from osteoarthritis to multiple scleroses to cardiovascular disease.

This kind of stem cell banking is a 15 minute outpatient procedure. It starts with a local anesthetic in the lower back.

He says the number of your stem cells diminishes with age, as does their therapeutic quality.

“My stem cells were stored at 38. I’m going to turn 40 this year. I rest assured knowing I have my 38-year-old stem cells rendered biologically inert. They’re no longer aging .. even as I do,” says Clausnitzer.

Mark Katakowski is president of Forever Labs. He says his research showed him the rejuvenating and healing power of stem cells in animals. He believes it can have the same effect in humans.

He says the best time to store the stem cells is when you’re young.

“There’s a slower decline between 20 and 40 years-old and then it picks up. When you put them in the right place at the right time, they can actually improve recovery in a bunch of therapeutic applications,” he says.

Katakowski says there’s no limit as to how long they can be stored.

Should a person pass away, their stored stem cells would be destroyed unless arrangements have been made for them to be given to a family member.

At this point, the procedure is not FDA approved. The Forever Labs stem cell collection isn’t covered by insurance. It costs around $3,500 to have the procedure done and $250 a year for storage.

The company says it plans to bring the first clinical trials for longevity to market in the next 7-10 years, once there is a large enough differential time between when our first clients stored their cells and can then reintroduce.

It says its goal is that its clientele will be able to participate in the first longevity based human trials utilizing autologous stem cell treatments of healthy individuals.


82 Year Old Racing Legend A.J. Foyt To Undergo Stem Cell Therapy

February 15th, 2017

Source:  IndyStar Sports

Racing legend A.J. Foyt is hoping to find the “fountain of youth.”

The 82-year-old four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 told Verizon IndyCar media that he plans to undergo stem-cell therapy to help repair his ankles and shoulder. He will also have stem cells injected into his blood.

Foyt’s body has taken quite a beating over the years. He suffered a broken back during a NASCAR race in 1964 and broken feet and legs during a 1991 IndyCar crash. In 2005, he was stung more than 200 times by bees while trapped under his bulldozer at his Texas ranch. He’s had knee and hip replacements, and in 2014 underwent triple-bypass heart surgery.

Foyt will undergo the therapy in Cancun, Mexico, as the treatment is not available in the United States.

“It used to be you would have to go to Germany to get this procedure, but now it’s available in Cancun and that is probably where I’ll have it done,” Foyt said Saturday during the Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Phoenix Raceway. “I’m not in good health like I used to be and, if my son Larry hadn’t taken over (running) the team four years ago, I would have had to shut it down. It’s something he likes to do and I’m backing him 100 percent.”

“I feel better this year than I did last year,” Foyt continued. “If I get to feeling bad, I probably won’t show up at the race. But I’m going to do that stem cell deal. My wife, Lucy, has been pretty sick lately. Dan Pastorini (the former NFL quarterback) did it and it helped him. Peyton Manning (the former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback) did it for his neck and it really helped him. Tony Dorsett (the former Dallas Cowboys running back) did it, so I think we should try it.”

Mackay-Sim, Amazing Scientist Has Been Awarded Australian Of The Year Whose Miracle Work Enabled Paraplegic To Walk Again

January 27th, 2017

Biomedical scientist Alan Mackay-Sim has been named the 2017 Australian of the Year for his pioneering stem cell research.

Professor Mackay-Sim’s work was central to the 2014 surgery that allowed Darek Fidyka, a Polish firefighter, to walk again and even ride a custom-built bicycle. Fidyka was the first paraplegic in the world to regain mobility after the complete severing of the spinal nerves. The success was hailed by fellow researcher Geoff Raisman as more impressive than the moon landing.

Watch videos here:

(Video 1 – Scientist Alan Mackay-Sim talking at the awards ceremony about the incredible progress being made in the field of stem cell therapy)

(The video link below the main video shows Darek Fidyka’s incredible mobility after stem cells from his nose were transplanted into his spinal cord)

Spray Supplements Verses Pills – There’s A Huge Difference

January 25th, 2017

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Spray Supplements verses Pills

This blog covers important facts about why you need to be taking your health supplements by spraying under the tongue (known as intraoral deliery or sublingual in certain context). Intraoral delivery provides an absorption rate of 95% of nutrients compared to just a 10% to 20% absorption rate that pills and capsules provide. This is scientifically proven.

The sub-mucosal membrane that sits under your tongue enables nutrients to get directly into the bloodstream, straight away.

Key advantages of intraoral delivery are:

– Rapid absorption and immediate onset of actions

– Avoids elimination of nutrients in the GI tract and stomach

– Avoids first-pass effect of the liver

– Higher plasma levels

– Avoids exposure to a hostile GI environment

– Ability to swallow large pills or capsules is not required

– It is a lot more cost effective as less mgs are needed (as this is a much more concentrated source of delivery of pure, natural ingredients)

– As one gets older, one’s absorption rate through the intestinal tract reduces and it is also estimated that over 70% of the U.S.A. population suffers from leaky gut syndrome therefore the way in which you take your health supplements becomes even more important.

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Stem Cells Therapy Benefits In Just 7 Weeks For Periodic Paralysis

January 22nd, 2017

Jim is living with Periodic Paralysis, a rare inherited disorder that causes episodes of weakness and muscle paralysis. Often patients have limited treatment options and can have a severely impaired quality of life.  In this video Jim illustrates incredible benefits in just seven weeks since his adult stem cell therapy.

Jim’s treatment was provided by Doctor Todd Malan in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Life Changing Adult Stem Therapy Restores Doug’s Eyesightss

January 1st, 2017

A Must Watch Video.  Doug and his wife share his remarkable story of getting his eyesight back with adult stem cell therapy.

When he was in his early 30s, Doug Oliver’s macular degeneration was so bad, his doctor told him he had the eyes of a 72 year old. He was diagnosed legally blind and this led him on a downward spiral. Watch this miraculous story of how an adult stem cell transplant has given Doug and his wife a new life since his eyesight has returned.

Adult Stem Cell Miracles – Medical History Is Being Made

December 26th, 2016

These patients each had an adult stem cell transplant. They share their incredible stories of recovery.  Watch video here:

Adult Stem Cells Provide Help for Burn Victims

November 15th, 2016

There is help for burn victims using mesenchymal stem cells, a type of adult stem cell mostly found in the bone marrow.

Click link below to watch video to hear about the promising results from recent clinical studies.

Cruise Ship Retirement or Nursing Home?

October 29th, 2016

A man was recently on a cruise.  He got chatting to a woman who had been on the ship for its last four cruises.

She said:  “It’s cheaper than a nursing home.” She went on to explain:

“There will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to be on this Cruise liner. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked the reservations for this Cruise and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:

1.  Gratuities which are $10 per day.

2.  I can have as many as 10 meals a day (of fantastic food) if I want.

3.  There are three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4.  They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.

5.  They treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips has the entire staff scrambling to help you.

6.  I get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days!

7.  TV broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No problem! They fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.

8.  Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don’t even have to ask for them.

9   There is always a doctor on board.”

 Tell us where would you like to retire? 



Stem Cells – The New Frontiers in Health, Science and Medicine

October 26th, 2016

Watch this video to see the incredible biomedical research that is underway to unlock the potential of stem cells in order to conquer disease.