You believe that luck favors those who work hard and you are leaving nothing to chance with your future stem cell treatment. You changed your diet to increase stem cell proliferation. You quit smoking and drinking. You get more sun, exercise and sleep. You researched your condition, the many clinics and every doctor who answered the phone. You joined a dozen patient groups and you spent enough hours studying to have combined degrees in regenerative medicine and micro-biology. You’ve done everything in your power to ensure a positive stem cell therapy and results. Or have you? Have you trained your brain for stem cell success?
Positive thoughts have a scientific and quantifiable effect on your environment and self. Expressing words of love to water changes it on a molecular level. Humans are comprised of over 65% water. Why would we be any different? Expressing love to an infant changes their immunity and even their DNA. Express positivity, hope, faith, passion and see your success before it happens. Imagine how it will feel to have significant improvements in your health and quality of life. Imagine how it will feel to be “in great shape for someone who is 65″ instead of “in great shape for some who has Multiple Sclerosis.” Imagine playing tennis, chasing your grand kids around the yard or any of the activities which current condition restricts you from doing. Wrap those feelings of joy and satisfaction around yourself. Practice the smile you will wear when your friends and family stunningly blurt out: “oh my God, you look great!”
A change in attitude can have a huge effect. An enormous amount has been written about how our attitudes change our perceptions which change our reality. Renowned Psychiatrist Victor Frankl, author of “Man’s Search For Meaning,” found that those people in concentration camps who controlled their attitudes were predominantly the ones who lived. How’s your attitude? How’s your glass? Half empty or half full?
Why be happy? What do you have to be happy about, you’ve been dealing with a chronic or terminal disease for ‘x’ years? True, but you are still alive. You are alive in a period of medical history where chronic and terminal disease are falling in front of the scientifically proven safe and effective power of regenerative medicine. You’ve found this site which is a resource for information. There is a potential path to mitigation of your symptoms and recovery for you whereas ten years ago there was not. It’s time to embrace a brighter future and it doesn’t start outside of you, it begins within.
Be positive. This is your homework. This is not easy at first. It will feel false. You will feel like you are acting or even, delusional. Keep at it, it will get easier. Remember, positivity is a learn-able quality. Others may worry you will be crushed if the results come too slowly or aren’t up to your expectations. Smile in the knowledge that you are WAY stronger than that. You’ve dealt with heart disease, MS, Diabetes, etc. You are stronger than they realize. You are even stronger than you realize. Others may dissuade you from “getting your hopes up.” Smile in the private knowledge that you are not setting yourself up for disappointment, you are conditioning yourself for success. Condition yourself for success. Your body, your brain and your attitude.
Here’s a few words I wrote to a friend going for stem cell therapy which may help on your path to success.
The science behind stem cell safety and efficacy is solid, your faith is strong, your passion is palpable and we’re all send prayers and thoughts of strength and encouragement! Hoping you have an awesome experience and significant improvement!A few thoughts to help you on your journey; that which you’ve traveled before, that which you embark on today and the journeys of your future:TRIALS CREATE STRENGTH: “If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” – JohnHeywoodBE OPTIMISTIC: “Bepsychopathically optimistic and always stay hopeful for the best outcome.”BE HOPEFUL: “And as far as false hope, there is no such thing. There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.” – Patti DavisYOU CONTROL YOUR DESTINY: “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
LOVE AND LAUGHTER: “May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.”
THINK POSITIVE: “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” – Peace Pilgrim
YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS STARTS TODAY: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
Hue Hospital Succeeds in Treating Cancer with Stem Cell
Saigon – Doctors of Hue Central Hospital have used stem cell transplantation to successfully treat a cancer patient of the last stage. The Hue Central Hospital announced on June 26 that its doctors have cured Le Thi Sau, 52, who was suffering ovarian cancer in the last stage, with stem cell transplant. The operation is the success of the scientific project “Using stem cell in breast cancer and cervical cancer” managed by Professor Nguyen Duy Thang, deputy head of the hospital. Adult stem cells have been used to treat certain cancers through bone marrow transplants. In this therapy, the stem cells that give rise to the different blood cells in the body are transplanted into the bone marrow of the patient, where they regenerate the blood. The project was given green light to carry out in the Hue Central Hospital by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Professor Nguyen Duy Thang said the success of this method will pave the way for next operations on breast and ovarian cancer patients. In the time ahead, the hospital continues to treat two other cancer female patients with the stem cell treatment. It is hoped that the treatment will save many cancer patients. (www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn June 27)
What do you get when you add 1,100 ADULT STEM CELL PATIENTS studied over 5 years,
plus another 1,873 ADULT STEM CELL PATIENTS studied over an average 12.5 years,
plus another ~7,000 ADULT STEM CELL PATIENTS in studies and FDA clinical trials data?
~10,000 ADULT STEM CELL TREATMENT PATIENTS showing NO CANCER!
“A total of 1873 patients were treated from 1990 to 2006 with bone marrow-derived concentrated cells. Patients were monitored for cancer incidence from the date of the first operation (1990) until death, or until December 31, 2011. The mean follow-up time was 12.5 years (range, five to twenty-two years)…No tumor formation was found at the treatment sites on the 7306 magnetic resonance images and 52,430 radiographs among the 1873 patients…This study found no increased cancer risk in patients after application of autologous cell-based therapy using bone marrow-derived stromal progenitor cells either at the treatment site or elsewhere in the patients after an average follow-up period of 12.5 years.
The upshot? This most recent study, as well as others, FDA clinical trials data, and the data we have published now amounts to about 10,000 patients who have been treated with adult stem cells and extensively tracked for this issue. There is no evidence that adult stem cells cause cancer. There is no rational reason for the fear, other than a completely different type of cell (ESC) that happens to have a similar name (stem cell) can cause teratomas – hence the confusion!”
Tumors, cancers and teratomas may result from Embryonic stem cell (ESC) treatments or Induced Pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) treatments
STEM CELLS HIT MAIN STREAM MEDIA!
On NBC tonight at 8pm EST!
The first stem cell generated windpipe was implanted in 2008.
Six long years later, the technique has been improved significantly and has hit main stream media.
“Macchiarini’s team began by collecting stem cells from Beyene’s bone marrow. Those cells were mixed with special growth factors and then poured onto a scaffold made from plastic — in fact, the very same plastic that is used to make soda bottles — which had been made to mimic the shape of a real windpipe. In just a matter of days, the scaffold began to transform into an actual functioning windpipe.”
Some attack those pushing the boundaries, citing that the surgery is experimental and unproven. But the Dr can’t stand by as patients die when he can do something about it and can’t ignore their pleas for a chance at the hope of recovery. This is cutting edge of medicine and there are thousands of clinical trials and studies and 10s to 100s of thousands of patients treated, most outside of the US. There are no guarantees. There are always risks, even with rigorously tested pharmaceutical drugs and treatment protocols that have been used for decades. But for chronic and terminal patients who are given no chance for recovery, experimental sounds like a pretty great option.
Historically, new treatments have always been met with resistance.
“Tom Starzl, when he started doing liver transplants, the first seven, eight, nine patients all died. Everybody said he was nuts, OK? Christian Barnard, when he started doing heart transplants, everyone threw rocks at him. This is how we’re going to treat diseases in the future and this is the start of it.”
Anything which pushes the envelop of contemporary knowledge will be rejected by those clinging to traditional concepts…but without pioneering doctors and even more pioneering patients, willing to take risks, medical protocols can not advance. I salute the doctor and the patients who are the ground-breaking pioneers in the new land of regenerative medicine. And what can their mutual risk do for the patient and millions to follow?
“One of Macchiarini’s most promising success stories is Claudia Castillo, a Spanish mother who is doing so well six years after her transplant that an increasing number of Macchiarini’s colleagues are beginning to see him in a new light.”
“The secret of how salamanders successfully regrow body parts is being unravelled by UCL researchers in a bid to apply it to humans.
For the first time, researchers have found that the ‘ERK pathway’ must be constantly active for salamander cells to be reprogrammed, and hence able to contribute to the regeneration of different body parts.” -‘Limb Regeneration: Do Salamanders Hold the Key?‘ ucl.ac.uk
Mystery no more! Scientists now know why us humans are unable to regrow limbs when we lose one, unlike salamanders who are able to regenerate cells and limbs very successfully. The reason has been linked to something called the ERK Pathway, which is basically like one of those tubes you use to pass documents between yourself and the teller at the bank drive-through– except this biological “tube” is made up of proteins which pass information from the surface of the cell to the DNA at the nucleus. The difference between our ERK Pathway and the salamanders’ is that ours has bank hours, while the salamander has 24/7 fast-food-chain hours. Our pathway is open for a limited time, while the ERK Pathway of a salamander is capable of working all day every day which results in constant cell growth and ultimate limb regeneration. Pretty cool, right?! What’s even cooler is that researchers are trying to figure out if we can force this in humans and other mammals. And so far so good! While we are unable at this point to regrow our limbs like a salamander, these researchers have found out that when our ERK Pathway is forced open our bodies are capable of continuing to grow these cells with the intention of regeneration. But here’s where it takes a turn– our cells become dedifferentiated, meaning that these cells lack the blueprint to turn into a limb, but could potentially be programmed and manipulated into one. In other words, we can get the process going but the process requires further manipulation in order to complete it.
Imagine not having to worry about shutting your fingers in the car door, or accidentally putting your hand in the garbage disposal… pretty neat!
Tens to hundreds of thousands of patients have already been treated with stem cells and the treatments have a high ratio of success but stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine is a relatively new science. We know a great deal more about WHAT stem cells can fix than we know HOW they fix things on the molecular level…but we are learning very quickly and the therapeutic and healing potential is incredible!
PANCREATIC CANCER TUMORS DEFEATED WITH CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS
What happens when you “genetically engineer MSCs isolated from human umbilical cord blood so that they expressed IL-15” (which fights cancer tumors) and inject them into mice with pancreatic tumors?
The IL-15 migrate to the tumor
Other cancer and tumor fighting immune cells migrate to the tumor
The IL-15 attack the tumor
Other cancer and tumor fighting immune cells attack the tumor
Tumors show cell death
Tumor growth is significantly inhibited
Survival is prolonged
The mice immune systems are effectively vaccinated against future tumor growth
Scientists “used these souped-up cells to treat In mice afflicted with pancreatic tumors. Pancreatic cancer is an indiscriminate killer, since by the time it causes any symptoms, it is usually so advanced, that there is little to be done in order to treat it. Thus new strategies to treat this type of cancer are eagerly being sought. Systemic administration of IL-15-expressing MSCs significantly inhibited tumor growth and prolonged the survival of tumor-bearing mice. The tumors of these mice showed extensive cell death, and other types of immune cells known to fight tumor cells (NK and T cells) had also accumulated around the tumor. Other experiments confirmed that the injected MSCs did indeed migrate toward the tumors and secrete IL-15 at the site of the tumors…Interestingly, those mice that were cured from the pancreatic tumors, appeared to have a kind of resistance of these tumors. Namely, when Fan and his colleagues tried to reintroduce the same tumor cells back into the cured mice, the tumor cells would not grow. Thus the engineered MSCs not only tuned the immune system against the tumor, but they effectively vaccinated the mice against it as well.”
“Finding no promising treatment programs in the United States, and nothing that would be covered by her health insurance, Cristy traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011 for a life-saving stem-cell transplant“
University of Hawaii Professor, Stem Cell Transplant Surgery Survivor and author of “5 Steps To Being Your Own Patient Advocate” is taking her “5 Steps Movement” on the road in July….
Cristy Kessler, Ed.D., NBCT
With over 19 years of teaching experience, Dr. Cristy Kessler has been motivating audiences of all ages with her message of determination, survival, faith, and hope. Cristy has a natural ability for speaking to large groups of people of all ages and a style of speaking that helps them feel like they’re sitting in her living room.
Cristy Kessler has been a role model for countless students from 5th grade through university whose lives she has touched as a social studies teacher, coach, and associate professor in education at the University of Hawaii. This, in spite of a lifetime of pain and a constant battle with health issues throughout her life.
A three-sport standout in high school, Cristy coached both soccer and basketball, including a five-year stint as coach for TourneySport USA in Hawaii. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership and innovation in 2003, and as part of her commitment to being the best teacher and role model she could be, she achieved certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), even though this certification is generally recognized as a program for K-12 teachers. Rarely has a university professor sought (or achieved) this recognition, but Cristy did exactly that in 2005, even as she was recovering from cancer surgery. In her role as an associate professor at the university, she has guided scores of teachers through successful achievement of NBPTS certification.
Plagued by constant pain and fatigue, Cristy was finally diagnosed in 2006 with a constellation of auto-immune diseases: scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, and vasculitis, any one of which is ultimately fatal. Following years of treatment for the symptoms of these disorders, it became clear that the only way to save her life was to somehow tackle the diseases themselves, not just the symptoms. Finding no promising treatment programs in the United States, and nothing that would be covered by her health insurance, Cristy traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2011 for a life-saving stem-cell transplant at Anadolu Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. Extensive fund-raising efforts by friends and family helped make this incredible journey a reality.
The transplant succeeded such that Cristy has a brand-new immune system and has resumed her work with university students and teachers. She continues to look for opportunities to inspire and encourage others through the story of her determination to live, even in the face of chronic pain and imminent death.
Dr. Kessler recently released a new book, “5 Steps To Being Your Own Patient Advocate” and is touring in July in support of the book.
15 years ago, modern science was confronted with the premise that HEART type cells could regenerate, overturning hundreds of years of empirical knowledge including over 400 years of clinical trial results (The first clinical trial of a novel therapy was conducted unintentionally by the Renaissance surgeon Ambroise Parè in 1537). Ask your doctor if heart cells can regenerate. There is still ENORMOUS resistance.
10 years ago, modern science was confronted with the premise that BRAIN type cells could regenerate, overturning hundreds of years of empirical knowledge including over 400 years of clinical trial results. Ask your doctor if brain cells can regenerate. There is still ENORMOUS resistance.
3 days ago Duke researchers published a study in the peer reviewed journal Nature about how they “found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons.”
While this is incredible news, science is still moving too slowly for those suffering from chronic and terminal diseases, dementia, TBI and other neurological disorders. Is it time to revamp the system? Is it time to approach healing and science with the premise that the human body has regenerative capabilities and we should tap into those systems to heal disorders instead of treating symptoms far removed from the original disorders? What other premises are in place which are blocking medical advancements?
A story from Zen Buddhism:
Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”
Regenerative medicine is a new frontier. Already around for decades, most have yet to recognize it as the huge paradigm shift which necessitates our emptier our cups and approaching medicine from a completely new perspective. A new perspective which includes an empty cup.
A piece of a three-dimensional bone structure obtained from the own adipose stem cells of a patient is seen at Brussels’ Saint Luc Hospital January 14, 2014. Belgian medical researchers have succeeded in repairing bones using stem cells from fatty tissue, with a new technique they believe could become a benchmark for treating a range of bone disorders. REUTERS
BRUSSELS — Belgian medical researchers have succeeded in repairing bones using stem cells from fatty tissue, with a new technique they believe could become a benchmark for treating a range of bone disorders.
The team at the Saint Luc university clinic hospital in Brussels have treated 11 patients, eight of them children, with fractures or bone defects that their bodies could not repair, and a spin-off is seeking investors to commercialize the discovery.
Doctors have for years harvested stem cells from bone marrow at the top of the pelvis and injected them back into the body to repair bone.
The ground-breaking technique of Saint Luc’s centre for tissue and cellular therapy is to remove a sugar cube sized piece of fatty tissue from the patient, a less invasive process than pushing a needle into the pelvis and with a stem cell concentration they say is some 500 times higher.
The stem cells are then isolated and used to grow bone in the laboratory. Unlike some technologies, they are also not attached to a solid and separate ‘scaffold’.
“Normally you transplant only cells and you cross your fingers that it functions,” the centre’s coordinator Denis Dufrane told Reuters television.
His work has been published in Biomaterials journal and was presented at an annual meeting of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) in New York in November.
“It is complete bone tissue that we recreate in the bottle and therefore when we do transplants in a bone defect or a bone hole…you have a higher chance of bone formation.”
The new material in a lab dish resembles more plasticine than bone, but can be molded to fill a fracture, rather like a dentist’s filling in a tooth, hardening in the body.
Some of those treated have included people recovering from tumors that had to be removed from bones. One 13-year-old boy, with a fracture and disorder that rendered him unable to repair bone, could resume sports within 14 months of treatment.
“Our hope is to propose this technology directly in emergency rooms to reconstitute bones when you have a trauma or something like that,” Dufrane said.
A spin-off founded last year called Novadip Biosciences will seek to commercialize the treatment, initially to allow spinal fusion among elderly people with degenerated discs.
It may also seek to create a bank of bone tissue from donors rather than the patients themselves.
IFATS president Marco Helder, based at Amsterdam’s VU university medical centre, said the novelty was the lack of solid scaffold.
“It is interesting and it is new, but it will have limitations regarding load-bearing capacity and, as with other implants, it will need to connect to the blood vessels of the body rapidly to avoid dying off,” he said, adding:
“Any foreign object can cause irritation and problems, so the fact that this is just host tissue would be an advantage.”
Adult Stem Cell Therapy Awareness
Adult Stem Cell Therapy – Raising Awareness of Medical Advancements Source: adultstemcelltherapy… A Guide to the Healing Potential of an Innovative & Promising Treatment of Dreaded Diseases.