Stem cells are the body’s naturally designed and designated agents of cellular rejuvenation. Each stem cell is impregnated with what can best be described as an electro-chemical signature from the body’s cellular regenerative and restorative blueprint.
Every human, animal and plant is endowed, at birth, with this natural health blueprint. It is somewhat electromagnetic in nature and appears to respond to strong, sustained streams of thought.
Stem cell therapy: wave of the future or voice from the past?
The new field of stem cell therapy (specifically, stem cell driven regenerative medicine) is not as new or otherworldly as it may seem, at first glance. For example; during the later stages of a prolonged fast of 3 to 4 weeks, through the power of autolysis, (wherein the body searches for any internally stored food sources with which to feed its cells) your body will simultaneously stir into activity stem cells located within soft tissue clusters, various organs, fluid and semi-solid mediums and hard structures such as bones, teeth, hair and nails.
When the stem cells are strategically positioned for best system-wide utilization the body begins tapping into the concentrated, electrochemical healing power stored within these cells to repair and replace destroyed or damaged bodily tissue.
This phenomenon has been observed many times by the author and by thousands of traditional and alternative medicine practitioners skilled in the art and science of therapeutic fast supervision.
Hippocrates of Cos, the father of western medicine, was a staunch believer in the power of therapeutic fasting to release this hidden, healing power within the body. He considered it to be the single most important factor in recovery from disease or injury.
Hereward Carrington, PhD., author of Vitality, Fasting and Nutrition, had this to say about the rejuvenative power of fasting:
“That the heart is invariably strengthened and invigorated by fasting is true beyond a doubt.
I take the stand that fasting is the greatest of all strengtheners of weak hearts…”
Dr. Herbert Shelton and the healing force of nature
Dr. Herbert Shelton, formerly one of the world’s recognized authorities on fasting and cellular rejuvenation, observed literally hundreds of patients with heart disease miraculously develop strong and active hearts immediately following prolonged fasts. Although Shelton often attributed these results to the healing force of nature, this, undoubtedly, was the result, in part, of aggressive stem cell reconstructive and replacement activity.
Shelton kept records on numerous patients who experienced this same cellular rejuvenation of the heart and circulatory system. He witnessed this same result with many patients stricken with gout, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
The King’s College Stem Cell Research Findings
The current results being experienced in the blossoming field of regenerative medicine are reflective of the results one can obtain with a prolonged therapeutic fast. The difference being that with a fast stem cells are released slowly into the various fluid, soft tissue, semi-solid and hard structures of the body, en-masse, to repair or replace bodily tissue, as required.
Current stem cell technology often extracts and subsequently reintegrates a patient’s own induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs which are basically self replicating, all-purpose stem cells) in a specific location – such as a knee, hip or elbow, in the case of certain forms of arthritis.
A group of research scientists at King’s College in London, England, recently discovered that stem cells found in the heart are charged with the duty of repairing and replacing compromised heart muscle tissue damaged by heart attack or other trauma.
The scientists also learned that when cardiac stem cells are removed and then re-injected into the same heart the stem cells will quickly begin repairing any damage to the heart.
It all sounds exciting, promising, frightening, mysterious and highly compelling – all wrapped up together. Many claim stem cell therapy borders on the edge of science fiction.
Personal observation and study have led me to conclude the results people are experiencing using stem cell therapy and platelet-rich-plasma therapy sound a lot like the results you can get during and after a prolonged fast.
Granted, no amount of fasting will grow a new liver, as was recently accomplished by a Japanese regenerative medicine research team using induced pluripotent stem cells. But then what do you do with the precipitated calcium in an arthritic joint once the calcium has been ‘melted’ away from the joint and needs to re-enter the body’s economy or to be excreted?
Does it matter HOW it was melted? The point is this excess calcium must, somehow, be absorbed into the blood, lymph or intercellular fluid or be excreted from the body ASAP. If not it will inevitably tend to redeposit in weak and vulnerable joints or other tissues.
I have seen no convincing evidence stem cell therapy can do this as well as a therapeutic fast. There are checks and balances on both sides of the equation.
Summary and view point
Science has come a long way with regenerative medicine. Stem cells are being discovered virtually everyday that can be made suitable to correct many illnesses, including, heart disease and arthritis.
The verdict is still out on stem cell therapy. But given time and a much greater understanding of their potential uses in regenerative medicine, they may yet prove to be a blessing to us all – a gift from the Highest.
Yet, let us keep in mind and not forget stem cells are nothing new to life or to our bodies. They have been with us since the beginning of the human specie. They will be with us for the duration of our existence on earth.
Nature has always enabled access to stem cells of the highest quality. A simple, prolonged fast will usually do the trick. Never-the-less, if you are in a hurry to correct structural or functional deficiencies, or to restore sight or hearing, and if you are not interested in allowing nature to unfold her healing forces in a slow, deliberate and safe manner, then stem cell therapy may be the winning ticket for you..