Stem Cell Therapies for Cerebral Palsy: Fact or Fiction?

 Note from Tim Bolen:  There has been, for a very long time, a prohibition against anything that (1) competed for drug dollars in the US health care system, or (2) actually made people healthier or fixed specific problems.  Let’s call those things “Forbidden Therapies.”  You will find articles about them by clicking on the orange box on the right…

 

Everyone has heard of stem cell therapies, but few know much about the controversy and the reasons why we DO NOT HAVE a stem cell program in the US.  But I, Tim Bolen, know why, and I am, with the assistance of some stem cell expert friends of mine, like David Steenblock DO, and Rick Jaffe Esq., going to tell you what’s REALLY going on.

In short stem cells are magnificent.  They repair damage to the body – bones, brains, muscle tissue – everything.  Scientific proof, around the world, abounds.  There is NO SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENT against them – THEY WORK.  So why aren’t we embracing this technology in the US?  Pure, unadulterated, greed and public malfeasance.

The controversy over stem cells is because there are two kinds of stem cells – embryonic and adult.  (1)  Embryonic stem cells are PATENTABLE and would make BIG Pharma another massive fortune.  (2)  Adult stem cells are natural, work extremely well, but THERE is NOTHING to patent.

Embryonic stem cells are made from aborted fetal tissue, and although Big Pharma thought that would NOT be a problem, Americans, at large, had a problem with throwing unborn babies in a blender.  So, embryonic technology fell flat – thud.

Adult stem cells are gathered from tissue easily harvested from various parts of the human body.  Read about how this works here.  A popular source is an umbilical cord after the baby is born.   A short explanation is that about 50,000-70,000 stem cells come from a cord. Then, those cells are put into a growth medium in a specialized lab for about two weeks where there is an end output of 50 million stem cells – and THEN you have an effective tool to repair damaged areas of the human body.  Different growth mediums produce different stem cell types for different uses.  MORE, and VERY important, is that adult stem cells sort of look around in the body and fix other broken stuff at the same time…

The key to adult stem cell efficiency is in the growth and management in the lab.  Of course the US FDA FORBIDS the growth of adult stem cells in the lab claiming that that growth process is “A New Drug.”  They want each doctor, and the lab, to spend 1.8 billion dollars going though THEIR process for EVERY patient.

Which leaves, in the US, only one adult stem cell therapy legal for use – the one where the patient’s own stem cells are harvested and re-inserted with no growth or intervention at all.  To me, it is the LEAST effective stem cell treatment on Planet Earth – but still effective to some extent.  The US FDA is, of course, trying to have anyone and everyone offering this therapy arrested and shot…

But the Trump administration has OTHER ideas. (smile here). And that’s why I enlisted David Steenblock DO to tell you about how it all works.

In the article below I have inserted a video clip from Vice TV about this subject.  Vice, it appears to me, was trying to denigrate the use of adult stem cells by repeatedly insisting that they are unproven and are a placebo effect, blah, blah, blah.”  If you look at, and listen, closely to what the video interviewer is saying it becomes obvious that he was engaging in what our President Donald Trump rightfully describes as “Fake News.”   He, obviously had no idea what “unproven” means, nor did he know what a “placebo effect” actually is.

But, the reporter made THREE very important points, one of which is that the new Trump administration WANTS stem cells…

So do I.  So do you..

So, here we go…

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Update On The US Stem Cell Wars…

“To date, embryonic stem cell research has not produced a single medical treatment, where ethical, adult stem cell research has produced some 67 medical miracles.”  Vice President – Mike Pence

David A. Steenblock, B.S  M.S., D.O.

There is a war raging over adult (nonembryonic) stem cell use by licensed physicians right here in the USA…

It basically pits self-styled dogmatic skeptics, federally funded university researchers & research centers, the FDA, various medical groups and organizations, and some individual mainstream practitioners against hundreds of licensed MDs and DOs (and thousands of patients) who want to use the patient’s own stem cells to treat various afflictions, most being chronic in nature.

For those of us in the trenches doing stem cell medicine (Stem Cell Warriors), today’s tug-of-war is not only not news, but we saw the clouds gathering on the horizon back at the dawn of the new millennia.

It is a familiar story in the evolution of medicine: genuine innovation carries some low risk unknowns which prompts regulators and guardians of the status quo to seek to control and contain it, ostensibly to protect patients from harm.

Strident voices…

Not surprisingly, the most strident voices advocating regulating innovation (progress) in adult stem cell use has invariably included federally funded laboratory scientists, ivory tower bioethicists, and others who have blinders on when it comes to how to effectively deliver low risk new therapies to the clinic.

Most display an arrogant disregard for suffering patients who have few or no treatment options, or else yammer on about how they are really protecting them from the horrors of “Wild West stem cell doctors” who just do whatever they want and this for the money involved – Never mind the fact they leave many of these suffering people no recourse but to rely on ineffective or marginally effective treatments by mainstream doctors, most of which have side or adverse effects that one never sees in patients given properly done in-office adult stem cell therapies).

I challenge you to look up the incidence of side effects that the average FDA approved drug has and to compare that number with the number of side effects and deaths that have occurred with the use of stem cells derived from the same patient’s body (autologous)!

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