Immune System

The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against pathogens, toxins, and other harmful substances. Comprising a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs, it detects and eliminates foreign invaders while maintaining tolerance to self. A well-functioning immune system is crucial for overall health and plays a vital role in protecting the body from infections and diseases.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Fasting and Stem Cells

It’s the new year and soon gyms will be packed with people with big plans and resolutions. One of the big trends right now to lose weight is intermittent fasting. Does it work? Can it help your stem cells?  Let’s dig into the topic of fasting and stem cells. What is Intermittent Fasting? Before we…read more

Are You a Product of Genetics or Your Environment?

I have fraternal twins, so I got to watch firsthand how genetics can shape a kid. My boy is night-and-day different from his sister and he always has been, despite our best efforts to raise them the same. However, others would argue that environment often trumps genetics. So which is it? Genetics vs. Environment Genetics…read more

Platelets and Neutrophils Double-Team Invading Bacteria

It blows me away that in 2017, we’re still figuring out how the body works. This morning’s study shows that platelets and neutrophils work together a little like cattle dogs and a rancher. Let me explain. What Are Platelets? Platelets are cell fragments that circulate in the blood. One purpose for platelets is to initiate…read more

Is IV Stem Cell Therapy a Good Idea?

I got an e-mail yesterday from a physician colleague asking about whether IV stem cell therapy for knee arthritis was for real. It hit me that this would be a great blog topic as the number of physicians offering IV stem cell therapy has exploded in recent years. So is this a good idea? Is…read more

How can I get more or better Stem Cells? Top 10 List of things to do…

We often get asked how patients can get more or better stem cells, or improve the quality of their stem cells before a procedure. The research is finally at a point where there are a few pointers we can give, along with our 7 years of experience. Here’s our top 10 list. Realize that age cures many…read more
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