Stem cells are your master cells. They are the basic building blocks of your entire body.
And these “replacement cells” that you were born with are blank slates that can be used to replace any kind of cell that’s damaged, old or dying.
When you were younger, your body could bounce back from an injury. That’s because in our youth we have an abundant supply of stem cells.
And they are unlike any other human cells. Stem cells are the “raw material” that can transform themselves into every kind of human cell — from a cartilage cell to a heart cell.
Just look at how stem cells helped Hollywood stylist Ja’Niya Walker. It’s a medical miracle.
The 40-year-old fashionista lived a busy and glamorous life. From walking the red carpet to dressing celebrities for events and award shows, she was on her way to a prestigious career in Los Angeles.
After a busy award season, Ja’Niya decided to go to Honduras for a little rest and relaxation. Little did she know this trip would change her life forever.
Following an afternoon of swimming and sunbathing, she and a friend took a boat over to a famous animal sanctuary a few miles away on Little French Key Island.
It was late in the day and the park was almost empty. After feeding the monkeys, the two friends wandered over to the area where the wild cats were caged.
Ja’Niya was mesmerized by the ferocious-looking mountain lion. She leaned against the enclosure to get a closer look when she slipped. Within an instant, the big cat grabbed her hand and bit down on her right index finger.
She yanked herself away and looked down. That’s when she saw the blood gushing. Her fingertip “came right off” and was still hanging on the cage.
There was no way to grab it back because the mountain lion was guarding it. As Ja’Niya put it: “I quickly realized I was just going to have to just let that one go.”
Back home in California, she saw numerous doctors and specialists. They all told her to just get used to the fact that the tip of her finger was gone.
But Ja’Niya didn’t give up…
Her research led her to a doctor who told her about a breakthrough therapy that could regrow the missing bit.
Harness Your Replacement Cells to Heal Almost Any Injury or Ailment
Ja’Niya agreed to try this cutting-edge technology. And within just two days, she saw amazing results. Her finger was starting to grow back…
Ja’Niya’s doctor used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to heal her.
PRP involves drawing a bit of your own blood and spinning it through a machine called a centrifuge to separate your platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the damaged portion of the tendon or cartilage.
Platelets are the colorless cell fragments that allow your blood to clot.
Platelet-rich plasma is a technology that harvests “growth factors” from the platelets in your blood — as well as newly discovered stem cells that up until now were completely unknown. And this allows injured tissues to regenerate themselves.1
I’ve been using PRP with my patients for about five years now. But I take this therapy one step further and combine it with stem cells.
Stem cells help your body heal itself.
Landmark studies have proven that they can:
- Cure diabetes2
- Reverse stroke damage3
- Heal spinal cord injury4
- Regenerate and improve memory5
- Boost the immune system6
- Ease arthritis7
The treatments are fast and relatively painless. It doesn’t require any recovery care. You don’t lose any time from work or your daily routine.
If you’re interested in learning more about these therapies, please call 561-410-7854. My staff at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine will be happy to answer all your questions.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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4. Aldrich M. “Experimental stem cell therapy helps paralyzed man regain use of arms and hands.” USC News. September 9, 2016.
5. Shetty AK and Hattiangady B. “Grafted subventricular zone neural stem cells display robust engraftment and similar differentiation properties and form new neurogenic niches in the young and aged hippocampus.” Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016;5(9):1204-1215.
6. Akiyama K, et al. “Mesenchymal-stem-cell-induced immunoregulation involves FAS-ligand-/FAS-mediated T cell apoptosis.” Cell Stem Cell. 2012;10(5):544-555.
7. Pers YM, et al. “Adipose mesenchymal stromal cell-based therapy for severe osteoarthritis of the knee: A phase I dose-escalation trial.” Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016;5(7):847-856.