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Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s Disease Treatment

More than 500,000 people in the United States suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the digestive system, and while it can occur at any age, it usually appears during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Even so, Crohn’s disease in children is not unheard of.

 

People with the chronic disorder experience many unpleasant Crohn’s disease symptoms that affect their intestines and other parts of the digestive tract, and they must turn to different kinds of treatments to try to keep their symptoms under control.

 

One such treatment option that has recently come onto the scene is stem cell therapy. There are many uses of stem cells to treat diseases, and Crohn’s disease is an excellent candidate for this particular kind of regenerative medicine.

 

Could stem cell therapy be the right Crohn’s disease treatment for you or a loved one? Read on to learn more about Crohn’s disease and how stem cell therapy can help those who are affected by it.

 

What is Crohn’s disease?

Just exactly what is Crohn’s disease? As previously stated, Crohn’s disease is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation along the large and small intestine and other parts of the digestive tract.  When a flare-up occurs, tissues become swollen and can develop ulcers.

 

Crohn’s disease is one form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), not to be confused with another form of IBD known as ulcerative colitis. When it comes to ulcerative colitis vs. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis usually only causes inflammation in the colon instead of in other parts of the digestive tract. You can read more about ulcerative colitis and the type of stem cell therapy used to treat it in this blog post: What Stem Cells Can Do for Your Ulcerative Colitis.

 

How is Crohn’s disease diagnosed?

If enough symptoms consistent with Crohn’s disease are present, a doctor may decide to perform additional tests to rule out other potential causes. To reach a Crohn’s disease diagnosis, a doctor may conduct an endoscopy, which is a procedure through which a camera and light can be inserted into the digestive tract to allow the doctor to see the inside of the patient. Other Crohn’s disease test methods include imaging studies involving radiography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or computed tomography (CT), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

What causes Crohn’s disease?

Nobody knows exactly what causes Crohn’s disease, but it occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally, according to MedlinePlus.

 

What are some Crohn’s disease symptoms?

People with Crohn’s disease may experience the following Crohn’s disease symptoms:

 

  • Stomachache, abdominal cramps or stabbing pain in the stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

Some people think that there may be a connection between Crohn’s disease and life expectancy, where Crohn’s disease can reduce a patient’s life expectancy. However, a study published in 2013 in the National Institutes of Health showed no statistically significant difference between the life expectancy for people with Crohn’s disease and the life expectancy of people without it.

 

What different kinds of Crohn’s disease treatment are there?

Crohn’s disease can be an extremely unpleasant condition to live with. Though there’s no clear way for how to cure Crohn’s disease, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, patients have several treatment options:

 

  • MedicationCrohn’s disease medications work by suppressing the immune system’s inflammatory response that causes many of the condition’s symptoms

 

  • Diet and nutrition — Patients can adapt their diet for Crohn’s disease. Doing so can help reduce symptoms as well as replace nutrients that have been lost as a result of Crohn’s disease impacting the digestive system’s ability to absorb nutrients (diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc.). Eating bland and soft foods can also help the digestive system heal if there has been a flare-up, as they aren’t as harsh on the intestines as spicy foods or foods that are high in fiber.

 

  • Surgery — Sometimes surgery becomes medically necessary if a problem happens in the bowels, such as an obstruction, a fissure, or a fistula. The diseased portion of the bowel is removed, and symptoms of Crohn’s disease may subside in the bowel for a time before the condition reappears.
  • Stem cell therapy for Crohn’s disease — This is one of the new treatments for Crohn’s disease being offered in the area of regenerative medicine. Read the next section to learn more about the uses of stem cells to treat diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

 

 

How stem cells can help treat Crohn’s disease symptoms

According to an article published in the medical journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, “stem cell therapy is emerging as a promising treatment alternative” that could avoid the pitfalls of medications, reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, and reduce the need for surgery to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

 

How do stem cells hold the key to Crohn’s disease treatment? Adult stem cells can be found circulating around inside our bodies, but they exist in particular abundance in our bone marrow and our adipose (fat) tissue. Stem cells also have a unique ability to produce or turn into whatever cells are needed to carry out repairs in the body: muscle cells, blood cells, tissue cells, etc. All that it takes to set this healing process in motion is to extract stem cells from one of the stores in a patient’s body, isolate the cells, and inject them back into the body wherever treatment is needed. The stem cells are then able to help repair and restore the cells and tissue at the injection site, leading to a potential reduction in pain and symptoms.

 

Stem cell therapy is not suitable for everyone, but it has shown promising results for a wide range of patients with various medical conditions. To learn more about stem cell therapy for Crohn’s disease and to find out whether you could be a candidate for this groundbreaking treatment, visit NSI Stem Cell today.

How Exercise Helps With Stress Relief and Management

We all know that exercise is good for us and keeps our muscles strong, help the heart stay strong, and boosts metabolism and immune system response- but do you ever feel stressed out about trying to fit exercise into your routine? If so, then you are in luck because exercise can help with stress management! Virtually any form of exercise will benefit your mood and help you manage your stress levels more efficiently.

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9 Warning Signs of Chronic Lyme Disease

Here’s What to Look for if You Suspect You Have Chronic Lyme Disease

For many parts of the U.S., Lyme disease season is coming to a close. But for some people who spent time in woodlands, parks, or working in their gardens during the summer and autumn, symptoms of chronic Lyme disease have just begun to present themselves.

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), a leading regenerative medicine clinic based in the United States, believes a basic understanding of Lyme disease does, in turn, promote recognition of the warning signs of chronic Lyme disease. Under normal circumstances, the treatment of chronic Lyme disease is successfully completed with an antibiotic regimen. However, advanced procedures are sometimes needed for persistent cases.

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2 Real World Steps To Boost The Immune System

2 Simple But Important Steps That Can Help Make The Immune System Healthier

Did you know that for many people with an autoimmune condition, relief can be had by following two simple but very important steps? It’s true! These fixes for the immune system hold a variety of benefits, including improved digestion, radiant complexion, boosted energy and much more. You probably already know that the immune system is a major player in helping protect your body from bad bacteria and other microscopic attackers. But did you know how significantly it impacts almost all other systems within the body? From hormones to the nervous system, the immune system has an indispensible role.

Autoimmune disorders like lupus and fibromyalgia are among the most commonly seen illnesses at the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), a leader in the U.S. regenerative medicine field. So they know a thing or two about restoring health to the immune system.

To understand how far-reaching the health of the immune system is for virtually all aspects of body function, it’s important to keep the following in mind:

  1. Diagnosing immune problems can be tricky. Even the most dedicated medical professionals can find it difficult to pinpoint the roots of a specific immune problem. Issues with the immune system are notorious for their variety and how they affect each individual. Chronic fatigue, severe nerve pain, motor impairment, brain fog, and other symptoms of immune disorders can be identical to those of other types of disease.

But…

  1. Boosting the health of the immune system can utterly change your health outcome. It has been shown that even a slight improvement can have a positive and dramatic affect on your appearance, feelings of well-being, and even how clearly you think.

With the 2 real world steps you’ll learn about in this article, you’re more likely to notice:

  • Clearer thinking
  • Better energy
  • And improved quality in sleep

sleepPeople who have adopted these two steps in tackling immunity issues report remarkable transformations. They have gone from sluggish to lively, from mentally unfocused to attentive and sharp, from physically weak and unfit to lean and strong.

Basics About The Immune System

At its core, the immune system is comprised of white blood cells that are spread all through the body. The two primary objectives of these cells are:

  • Addressing problems that arise within your cells.
  • Combating infections that attack the outside of cells.

Generally speaking, all healthy people have immune cells that are fully functioning and performing. However, both external and internal causes can arise that interfere with the immune system’s capacity.

In our modern world, pesticides and heavy metals are contributing to immune problems all too often.

Fortunately, there are steps that everyone can take in order to reduce exposure. A tweak or two to your grocery list and lifestyle habits hold keys to reducing the effects of environmental toxicity. You’ll begin feeling the difference almost immediately, as well as in the long run.

But the even greater issue means looking with more detail into our diets and the workings of the digestive system.

Follow These Two Steps To Optimize The Immune System and Your Health

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A well-functioning digestive tract is essential to fighting possible immune problems. Below are the two most critical steps to take:

  1. Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that is being rapidly recognized by medical professionals. It can happen when tight junctions in the digestive tract -which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine- don’t work properly. When this happens, bad bacteria and other substances can leak into the bloodstream. Some experts believe that millions of people have leaky gut syndrome, but go undiagnosed.

Based on the name of the syndrome, it may seem that leaky gut would only affect the digestive system. But, in actuality, this condition can influence a number of health problems. These include:

  • Food allergies
  • Low energy
  • Joint discomfort
  • Thyroid issues
  • The immune system

But there’s good news. You can be proactive in repairing the junctions that are allowing bacteria and toxins to leak into the bloodstream. The number one weapon available to you is a change in what you eat.

Begin by dropping these toxic foods from your eating regimen. There are types of food that are notoriously toxic to the immune system. They include:

  • Sugar and artificial sweeteners. Too much sugar wreaks havoc on the immune system, and it is quicker to do it than virtually any other consumable. Artificial sweeteners are not a healthy substitute for refined sugar, either. In fact, it has been shown that artificial sweeteners can be just as hard on the digestive tract.

sugar and artificial sweetenersYour very best defense against the unhealthy affects of sugar and sweeteners is to stop using them. That means avoiding them in foods that have them added, as well as retiring that sugar bowl. Once you begin reading nutritional labels on your food, you’ll be surprised how pervasive they are. Sugar is even used as an additive in many breads, condiments and dressings. Knock out as much as you can from your diet.

  • Processed and microwaved foods. Virtually all highly processed foods have enormous amounts of preservatives and fillers. And all of them are difficult to digest. Over time -as your body works hard to get rid of them- energy levels are eroded, the digestion cycle struggles, and the immune system is overtaxed.

Whenever you can, go fresh and organic. There are farmers’ markets and other healthier options available to replace what you find in the grocery aisles. Cooking fresh at home as often as possible instead of reaching for the pre-packaged meals in the frozen section or grabbing that sack full of fast food will pay off in how you feel and look!

  • Hydrogenated oils. Not all vegetable oils are created equal. Oils made from soybean, canola and corn oil can lead to joint and cellular inflammation. Look instead for “good fat” oils like those made from coconut, olive, or –if you don’t have a nut allergy- peanut.

When it comes to butter, select a product known as ghee or organic butter. Ghee is a class of clarified butter that is commonly used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Both ghee and organic butter are far more soothing to your digestive tract and terrific for the immune system.

  1. Make Your Diet Regimen Probiotic Rich

Vitamins D and C get most of the attention when the topic of immune system health comes up. And it’s well deserved. But to really care for the immune system, making probiotic-rich foods a major part of your diet regimen is every bit as important. Maybe even more so!

You might have heard probiotics called “good bacteria.” Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that have a healthy impact on health, most especially the digestive system. They aid in the digestion of nutrients, detox the colon, and balance and support the immune system.

The best probiotic foods include:

  • Fermented veggies, such as sauerkraut and kimchi. While fermented cabbage and other veggies don’t have the diversity of probiotics that other foods might have, they are abundant in organic acids. It is these acids that give foods like sauerkraut and kimchi their sourness. It turns out that these same organic acids that support the growth of good bacteria.

fermented foodsSauerkraut originated in Germany, while kimchi has its roots in Korean cuisine. But whichever type of fermented veggies appeal to you, you’ll be getting high amount of enzymes that are known for aiding digestion. This, in turn, boosts the immune system.

  • Fermented dairy, such as kefir and goat milk yogurt. Kefir and yogurt are fermented dairy cousins to one another. Both have great probiotics content, but kefir is higher in them than yogurt. In fact, “kefir” comes from the Russian language and translates to “feeling good” in English.

Goat milk yogurt, also known as “Greek yogurt,” is thicker and less tart. Whichever way your preference runs, consuming goat milk yogurt or kefir, either is a tasty and great way to promote “good bacteria” in your gut.

  • Kombucha tea is an effervescent, fermented drink. Kombucha itself is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, which gives this black tea beverage its fizzy tang.

There are several unsubstantiated claims surrounding kombucha tea and what diseases and disorders it fights, but it is primarily used to aid digestion, boost energy levels, and support the immune system.

  • Bone broth. This broth is usually made from beef bones. Frequently the bones are roasted prior to simmering. This process enhances the broth’s flavor. Bone broth is a premium source of collagen, which is the protein the body uses to form tissue. In the case of using the broth for immune health, the focus is how the collagen source helps the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract.

This makes bone broth a great ally in healing leaky gut syndrome. Upping your consumption of bone broth helps in the strengthening of the GI tract’s mucus membranes. It helps in “plugging” the tiny leaks at the intestinal junctures, and prevents undigested food particles and chemicals from seeping from the intestines into the bloodstream. It is a powerful ally for the immune system.

You Can Make A Big Difference In Promoting The Health Of Your Immune System

Even if you already have a strong digestive system, using these two steps to boost the immune system will result in health benefits. Of course, it is understood that eating every one of the foods mentioned and being able to avoid every toxin day in and day is not always realistic.

That is why taking advantage of particular, high-quality immune-supporting supplements is important as you embark on your new regimen of eating probiotic and anti-inflammatory foods. These include:

  • Echinacea. Echinacea is a group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family.
  • Elderberry. Elderberry is a genus of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae.
  • Astragalus root. Astragalus root is in the family of beans or legumes. It has a very long history as a booster for the immune system, as well as a disease fighter.
  • Ginger root. Ginger is a flowering plant. In its root form, it has been used for centuries to aid digestion, decrease nausea, and help the immune system.
  • Ginseng. Ginseng’s role in regulating immune cells has long been established. In addition to this and other medicinal qualities, ginseng helps to control inflammation and microbial infections.
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D facilitates normal functioning of the immune system. The very best way to absorb vitamin D is through a few minutes of daily sunshine, but getting vitamin D through a supplement form is also recommended.
  • Oregano. Already popular in many American kitchens, oregano in its oil form is also used to promote respiratory and immune system health. Among other benefits of oregano oil is its effectiveness in helping fight urinary tract infections.

echinacea and herbsThe Immune System And Digestive Tract Connection

Once you understand how interconnected the robustness of the immune system is to a healthy digestive tract, it’s easy to see that caring for your gut is one of the best things you can do for increasing your energy, fighting disease, and managing autoimmune disorders.

Among the most frequent reasons that patients come to the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) is a struggling immune system. Regenerative medicine therapy for autoimmune disorders like lupus and multiple sclerosis is on the rise as modern medicine’s first defense in fighting and/or managing these diseases.

Regenerative medicine facilities are commonly called stem cell clinics.

There are many, now, practicing across the U.S. If you’re considering regenerative medicine as a therapy for your own health condition, keep in mind that stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies are legitimate medical procedures that must be administered by a licensed medical professional in the United States.

With that in mind, NSI offers tips below to help you ensure you’re working with an FDA guidelines-compliant regenerative medicine facility.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

4 Benefits Of The Myers’ Cocktail Vitamin Drip

The Myers’ Cocktail Is A Supplement & Vitamin Drip Rediscovered To Battle Anti Aging, Chronic Disease Therapy & More

Once, it was fiction: a magical, anti aging potion that extends life, increases vitality, and fights disease. From ancient times onward, humankind has sought it. But myth became reality when Dr. John Myers of Johns Hopkins Hospital developed a potent vitamin drip that can be customized to patient needs.

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But here’s the real shocker. The “Myers’ cocktail” has been with us since the 1960’s. So why has it taken so long to rediscover the disease fighting, anti aging advantages of this remarkable medical development? The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has been watching the emerging popularity of the vitamin drip. As a leading U.S.-based regenerative medicine clinic, NSI considers educating the public about medical trends an important part of its healthcare mission.

Sorting out fact from fiction about the Myers’ cocktail.

So let’s sort out fact from fiction about the Myers’ cocktail. Just how effective is it in boosting anti-aging and as an aid in the fight against some of today’s most challenging medical conditions, like Lyme disease and even Parkinson’s disease? Here are 4 things to know about the Myers’ cocktail.

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4 Ways The Myer’s Cocktail Drip Can Help Fight Anti Aging & Chronic Disease

#1: What Exactly is the Myers’ Cocktail?

The Myers’ cocktail is a specially formulated vitamin drip. A “drip” is popular slang in both the public and medical worlds for intravenous (IV) therapy. IV therapy delivers liquid substances such as medication, hydration fluids, or –in the case of the Myers’ cocktail- vitamins directly into a vein. IV drips have been with us since the mid 19th century. But it wasn’t until the 20th century that IV drips became widely known for their potential as preventative medicine directed at anti aging and an aid in managing ongoing, chronic diseases.

The Myers’ Cocktail is comprised of a mix of medical-grade nutrients that are customized according to the medical condition being treated. Once a rising star in the early days of the preventative health movement, the Myers’ cocktail eventually faded from public consciousness. But since the increase of health-compromising, pre-packaged, and processed foods in the American home, the anti aging and disease-fighting benefits of the Myers’ cocktail have been re-discovered by doctors and patients alike.

According to Dr. Michael Janson,“Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly half of them are in fast food joints. You can’t expect this to provide all the necessary nutrients, and many studies show that it does not. A large number of people admitted to hospitals are found to have deficiencies, and the problems worsen in the hospital.”

Our appetite for fast food & sugar has risen over the decades, forcing the immune system to struggle.

Digestive troubles have increased over the decades as the nation’s appetite for fast food and sugar has risen. As intestinal and stomach disorders increase, the body’s ability to fully absorb nutrients has declined. This makes the immune system weaken more quickly as it struggles to fight off infection, bacteria, viruses, and cell mutations like cancer. Vitamin drips like the Myers’ cocktail aim to restore the body’s healthy, disease-fighting balance and natural anti aging qualities.

A vitamin drip directly infuses the bloodstream with a rich mélange of nutrients, ensuring that they are full absorbed at the cellular level. IV drips like the Myers’ cocktail are advocated by numerous medical experts. According to Dr. Mark Sircus:

“Nutrition and nutrient therapies are safer, cheaper and more effective than most other medical treatment. … Patients need adequate nutrition, not drugs, to recover from any illness, and sometimes they need that really fast.”

#2: The Ingredients in the Myers’ Cocktail

The types of nutrients that go into a Myers’ cocktail vary according to patient needs. The nutritional needs of someone interested in anti-aging therapy and someone who needs a disease-fighting vitamin drip can be vastly different. But some of the most frequently used vitamins and supplements include:

  • Magnesium Chloride. This supplement helps in the prevention of inflammation. It is also important in supporting a robust immune system. Magnesium chloride is also beneficial in the treatment of asthma, migraines, and high blood pressure.
  • Calcium Gluconate. This supplement helps to boost blood calcium, an essential element in building strong bones.
  • B Complex. The eight B vitamins in B complex are crucial for promoting healthy hair and skin, preventing memory loss, and managing stress.
  • Vitamin C. This vitamin has long been prized for its cancer-fighting qualities and acting as an antioxidant.

#3: The History Behind the Myers’ Cocktail

The 1960’s were tumultuous years, with traditional culture in the United States clashing with an emerging paradigm that would set the American stage for the remainder of the 20th century and into the 21st. But out of the turbulence came tremendous discoveries, particularly in the medical fields. It was against the backdrop of these times when internist Dr. John Myers began feeling the restraints of traditional reactive medicine.

Odd as it may seem today, the full impact that diet and nutrition for anti aging and the prevention of disease was only just beginning to be realized. Studies in nutrition as a serious player in the prevention of disease were just beginning to get underway. When the first community health centers in impoverished U.S. neighborhoods were opened, the results gave the medical community much to consider. The concept of disease prevention began to take root and win out over the old paradigm of addressing illness only after it has arisen.

Dr. Myers’ own studies centered on the importance of nutritional absorption.

Dr. Myers’ own studies centered on the importance of nutritional absorption into the body’s circulatory system. It became clear to him that only minimal amounts of nutrients were finding their way from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. Inspiration struck. Dr. Myers mixed key vitamins and minerals and turned them into an intravenous fluid. After conducting medical tests on animals, then himself, he tested his “cocktail” on human participants. The results were nothing less than remarkable.

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The term “Myers’ cocktail” didn’t come into being until after Dr. John Myers’ death in 1984. At that time, the precise recipe for the doctor’s mixture was lost to the medical community. And so it remained a mystery until Dr. Alan Gaby meticulously experimented –vitamin by vitamin- until he came up with a formula that replicated Dr. Myers’ wonder blend.

Dr. Gaby named his development the “Myers’ cocktail” in homage to the man who started it all. In the decade following the development, Dr. Gaby oversaw more than 15,000 treatments. The doctor presented his findings at medical conferences across the U.S. In 2002, he published his medical review of the Myers’ cocktail in the Alternative Medicine Review. His review has been quoted often ever since.

Since the 1960’s the American diet has become more and more dependent on pre-packaged, fast foods.

MYERS DIET-JUNK FOODHis timing could not have been better. Since the early days of Dr. Myers original vitamin drip, the consumption of chemically laden, processed foods has risen exponentially. And it continues to do so. Since the 1960’s the American diet has become more and more dependent on pre-packaged grocery items and fast foods that are poor in nutrients and –in some cases- even interfere with the absorption of nutrients.

The Myer’s cocktail has come into its own. Because of their customizable nature, vitamin drips like the Myers’ cocktail have not only been used in the treatment and prevention of chronic medical conditions. The anti aging qualities of vitamin drips and injections have become enormously popular with celebrities and regular Americans alike.

#4: Medical Conditions that are Helped by Vitamin Drips

A vitamin drip like the Myers’ cocktail is exceptionally versatile. From anti aging therapy to illnesses, syndromes, and disorders that threaten or profoundly affect quality of life, vitamin drips can be customized according to the particular needs of the patient. These include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic depression
  • Lyme disease
  • Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold/flu
  • Immune deficiencies
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Food poisoning
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Antioxidant deficiencies
  • Anti-aging
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Gastrointestinal trouble
  • Migraines

But drips like the Myers’ cocktail aren’t only for acute or chronic illness therapy. Vitamin drips are also beneficial as preventative therapy. These therapies include:

  • Immunity boosting for children readying for the school year
  • Preventative therapy for frequent travelers who must fly regularly during cold and flu seasons
  • Approved athletic sports performance enhancement
  • Hangover remedy

What Happens During Vitamin Drip Therapy?

Whether for anti-aging, recovering from a hangover, or treating serious illnesses, vitamin drips like the Myers’ cocktail are legitimate medical procedures. This means they must be performed by a qualified medical professional. Be sure to seek out licensed professionals when considering vitamin drip therapy. Regenerative medicine facilities like the National Stem Cell Institute make sure experts are on staff who are experienced in intravenous therapies like the Myers’ cocktail.

Legitimate clinics begin the therapy experience by having a staff member take the patient through a brief medical evaluation. Vitamin drips are customized right in the clinic, according to patient needs. The “cocktail” of nutrients will be administered as an intravenous drip, which is generally done via the patient’s forearm. The therapy time ranges between five and thirty minutes, depending on the condition being treated. While therapy is being administered, patients can relax and catch up on reading, close their eyes and rest, watch a video on a mobile device, or any other calm activity that can be performed in a quiet, stationary manner.

Before receiving vitamin drip therapy, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water and eat beforehand. This will help prevent feeling faint or dizzy during and after treatment.

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Certain sensations during vitamin drip therapy are quite normal.

It is common for patients to experience a “flush” that begins in the chest area and travels through the body. Some patients say they feel a warming sensation in the pelvic area, while others report a metallic tang in the mouth. Still other patients say they experience heightened visual activity.

In any of these cases, the sensations are normal regardless if the drip is being administered for anti aging therapy or acute/chronic medical conditions. If at any time you’re unsure about what you’re feeling during the treatment, the medical professional who is administering the drip will be happy to address your concerns.

Vacation in a Bag!

Recipients of the Myers’ cocktail report feelings of energy, perkiness, and pain relief. Even when the therapy isn’t anti aging specific, many patients notice firmer facial tissue and a healthy glow to the skin. Patients who come away from vitamin drip therapy report feeling rested and a positive boost in mood, much like one feels after a vacation. It’s why the Myers’ Cocktail is sometimes called the “vacation-in-a-bag.”

Generally speaking, patients undergo Myers’ Cocktail treatments once weekly for a period of four weeks. Once this initial regimen is done, therapy is undergone one or two times monthly, depending on the need of the patient. Frequency varies according to the advice of the medical professional, patient needs, and the symptoms that are present.

Authentic Examples Of Vitamin Drip Results

In 2002, the Alternative Medicine Review published Dr. Alan R. Gaby’s medical review titled “Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: The ‘Myers’ Cocktail’.” In it, Dr. Gaby offered examples of results from actual case studies. Among them were:

  1. Sinusitis. A woman between 30 and 35 years of age battled chronic sinusitis for over a year. She underwent two Myers’ cocktail therapy sessions over the course of two consecutive days. As a result, her sinusitis symptoms should rapid improvement, and didn’t recur for over six months.
  2. Migraines. A middle-aged woman who suffered chronic migraine symptoms chose Myers’ Cocktail therapy after several other treatment types failed. She found the therapy so effective, she underwent seventy separate sessions over the span of six years.
  3. Flu. A collegiate wrestling athlete came down with the flu just prior to when he was slotted for a major competition. After a single Myers’ cocktail therapy session, the flu symptoms diminished. But, even more than this, the student experience a boost of energy. He competed better than in any prior wrestling tournament.

What Is In A Myers’ Cocktail?

Not all vitamin drips are created equal. The abundant blends of the Myers’ cocktail remain the preferred vitamin drips for therapies ranging from anti aging to cancer. Among the supplements and vitamins used in a Myers’ cocktail are:

B12 Complex. This B vitamin provides a rapid energy boost and is excellent for the health of the hair, skin, and nails. It is crucial in anti aging IV therapy.

High Dose Vitamin C. Medically administered high doses of vitamin C via Myers’ vitamin drips are prized for preventing stress and fatigue. This supplement is an essential therapy base for a variety of IV therapies, from anti aging to skin improvement to mega-boosting the immune system for a wide array of infectious and chronic diseases.

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Glutathione. This is a prominent anti-oxidant used in the treatment of fatigue, depression, and other chronic illness symptoms.

Multi-Vitamin/Mineral IV. This is comprised of essential vitamins that literally range from A to Z. Its main purpose is to fight vitamin deficiencies.

MSM. MSM stands for methylsulfonylmethane. It is an amino acid administered for pain therapy.

Sodium Bicarbonate. You may already have this in the kitchen pantry in the form of baking soda. As great of a household item as it is, sodium bicarbonate’s true value is in its medically significant qualities for detoxifying, reducing inflammation, and decreasing acid reflux.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA). ALA is one of the super antioxidant found in vitamins such as C and E. It’s great for anti aging therapy, cancer IV drips, and in treating a variety of illnesses.

Know Before You Go!

Since the mid-20th century, the average U.S. diet has shifted radically from natural and unprocessed foods to high-sodium, high-salt, processed edibles that are chemically laden and nutritionally poor. Lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary. Is it any wonder that our energy stores are depleted, depression is pervasive, and recurring illness continues to plague our society?

Those who have tried vitamin drips like the Myers’ cocktail report significant improvement in energy and the ability to fight off infection. Many doctors prize it as an aid in combating many of the most challenging diseases known to medicine. And its anti aging qualities are sought after by celebrities and average Americans alike.

A vitamin drip like the Myers’ cocktail is a medical procedure that must be performed by a trained medical professional.

As mentioned previously, it’s important to keep in mind that –even as anti aging or hangover therapy- a vitamin drip like the Myers’ cocktail is medical procedure that must be performed by a trained medical professional.

Regenerative medicine facilities like the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) often incorporate IV drip procedures as crucial auxiliary treatments that compliment stem cell and/or platelet rich plasma therapies. Legitimate regenerative medicine clinics in the U.S. practice these procedures under exacting laws and guidelines.

A legitimate stem cell clinic in the U.S. is properly licensed, FDA guidelines-compliant.

While regenerative medicine clinics take a holistic approach to healthcare -such as incorporating cornerstone health care departments like nutritional counseling and functional rehabilitation into their practice- they are commonly known as, simply, stem cell clinics. And just as with any medical practice, it is imperative that a stem cell clinic is properly licensed, FDA guidelines-compliant, and staffed with experienced physicians and other medical professionals.

With that in mind, NSI offers tips below to help you ensure you’re working with an FDA guidelines-compliant regenerative medicine facility.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

6 Things That Cause Chronic Fatigue

Always Tired? These 6 Causes Of Fatigue Are Very Common

Does it seem to you that you’re always too tired? Fatigue and chronic tiredness are among the most common complaints physicians hear from adults, middle aged to seniors. Long before we finally go to the doctor, our first tendency is to laugh it off with a few friends on the weekends, and chalk it up to long work hours or keeping up with the kids’ schedules. Those can certainly be part of it. But is it really the whole story?

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), one of the leading regenerative medicine facilities in the United States, sees thousands of patients annually. In many cases, the first symptom they mention is chronic fatigue. Sometimes, emphasizing the importance of getting enough quality sleep is enough to help these patients get back on track as part of their therapy regimen.

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of adults know full well how important it is to get proper amounts of sleep. And many of us will make a concerted effort to change habits that interfere with it:

  • We’ll reduce stimulants like caffeine.
  • We’ll keep electronics like tablets, laptops, and phones out of the bedroom.
  • We’ll keep the bedroom dark and cool.
  • We’ll stick as much as possible to a bedtime routine that includes 8 hours of sleep.

But in many cases, sleep quality is far from the whole story. There are underlying conditions that directly affect hormone levels for both men and women and interfere with energy levels. They can even affect how well you can maintain a healthy weight. If you can’t shake your fatigue no matter what you do or how many hours of sleep you get, see if any of these 6 common reasons for chronic tiredness resonate with you.

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6 Reasons That May Be Causing Your Fatigue

  1. Thyroid Disease

As many as 20 million people in the U.S. have thyroid disease. But here’s the real kicker: at least 60% of them don’t know it! Thyroid disease is a particular risk for women and older adults.

Symptoms of a thyroid disorder include:

  • Persistent Tiredness
  • Moodiness
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Weight Gain or Loss
  • Vision Problems
  • Decrease in Work Performance
  • Body Temperature Fluctuations
  • Appetite Changes

The thyroid is one of the body’s master glands. It secretes hormones that impact nearly all bodily functions to one degree or another. Among the functions the thyroid affects are:

  • Body Temperature
  • Heart Rate
  • The Production of Protein
  • Metabolism
  • Energy Levels

Common Causes of Thyroid Disease

Medical experts believe there are several basic contributors to thyroid disease. They are:

  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Food Intolerances
  • Radiation
  • Exposure to Toxins
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

6 Natural Ways to Relieve Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

If a thyroid condition is causing you chronic fatigue, here are 6 ways that may help relieve the symptoms:

  • Eliminate gluten from your diet.
  • Use glass containers instead of plastic and aluminum. Many people are sensitive to toxins and heavy metals -such as BPA (Bisphenol A)- that can be found in them.
  • Ask your doctor to check your iodine and selenium levels. If you’re low, include foods and/or supplements to boost them.
  • Do a heavy metal detox with extracts and herbs like milk thistle, turmeric, chlorella and cilantro.
  • If you have metal fillings in your teeth, consider having them replaced with non-metal composite fillings.
  • Consume adaptogen herbs. Adaptogen herbs like ginseng, holy basil, and licorice root a have normalizing effect on bodily processes and help the body adapt to stress.
  • Reduce your carbohydrate “empty calories” intake and increase your consumption of lean protein and healthy fats.
  1. A Sedentary Lifestyle

It’s very easy to fall into sedentary habits, especially in today’s office-oriented work environments. The trouble is that being sedentary creates fatigue, which tempts us to become even more sedentary whether in the office or at home.

It may not be immediately obvious, but sitting all day puts a lot of stress on the body. It can cause muscle aches, neck pain, stiff joint, back problems, and even chronic headaches. And body stress causes tiredness that can become chronic fatigue.

The body is designed for movement. When activity that isn’t at least moderate in nature doesn’t happen on a regular basis, issues with mood, sluggishness, fatigue, and weight gain usually occur.

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Some Causes of a Sedentary Life

  • A Sitting Desk Job
  • Inadequate Movement
  • Back Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Habitual Home-Based Sitting
  • Low Motivation

When moderate, regular exercise becomes a habit chronic fatigue can be significantly reduced. This is because moderate or higher levels of activity can:

  • Help balance hormones in both men and women.
  • Help manage blood glucose levels.
  • Improve sleep quality.
  • Release mood-lifting endorphins
  • Boost stamina.
  • Add muscle tone.
  • Burn body fat.

Of the perks mentioned above, which is one of the biggest? Better sleep! In a 2005 study, researchers at the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina, concluded that, among the things that are within the average person’s control, nothing “elicits greater depletion of energy stores, tissue breakdown, or elevation of body temperature, respectively [than a sedentary lifestyle]. Exercise offers a potentially attractive alternative or adjuvant treatment for insomnia … Exercise could be a healthy, safe, inexpensive, and simple means of improving sleep.”

Even when tiredness tempts you to skip that brisk walk or that spin class you usually enjoy so much, it’s far better to maintain your normal exercise routine at a less vigorous level than miss it entirely. Try it next time you’re experience fatigue. You’ll find that your energy level afterward is boosted instead of made worse.

It can be difficult to feel motivated when you’re in the throes of chronic fatigue. But keep in mind that activity tends to promote desire for more activity. Take that walk around the block, even when it isn’t a “power walk.” You’ll be surprised how even a moderate pace lifts mood and restores your energy levels.

You’ll feel benefits almost immediately while laying the groundwork for the even greater pay-offs of a long-term exercise routine, including better hormonal balance and sustained energy levels. As little as 3 days a week of moderate activity for 20 minutes daily has been shown to consistently boost energy and reduce fatigue.

How to Start to Get a Move On!

Starting is easier than many people think. Fatigue busters include:

  • Investing in a standing desk, or one that adjusts to let you alternate periods of standing and sitting.
  • Replacing your desk chair with a large exercise ball. Using one engages the body’s core muscles –those of the back and abdominals- while putting minimal strain on hips and legs. Your back will naturally seek a comfortably straight position that is healthier for the spine.
  • Taking a couple of daily “walk” breaks around your workplace. A moderately brisk 15 minute walk around the office area or floor will do wonders for fatigue. When the weather is nice, take that walk outside for an added mood booster.
  • Planning regular, outdoor activity or exercises just before or after work.
  • Taking 5-minute stretch breaks per every hour of sedentary sitting at work.
  1. Chronic Depression

As many as 16 million Americans suffer from chronic depression. In fact, it’s among the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in the United States. Depression is an energy zapper. It’s no wonder, then, that fatigue is one of the most prevalent symptoms of both chronic and acute depression.

The Causes of Depression

Among the causes of depression are:

  • Stress that is elevated and/or persistent.
  • Emotional problems that go unresolved.
  • Neurological imbalances.
  • Hormonal imbalances.
  • Alcohol addiction or abuse.
  • Nutritional deficits.
  • Insufficient exposure to sunlight.
  • Environmental toxicity, especially heavy metals.
  • Food allergies.

Natural Treatment for Depression

Many people don’t realize that there are a number of ways within their power to better manage the symptoms of acute or chronic depression, including fatigue and low motivation. One of these ways is through dietary changes.

Nutrition can influence the reactions of the brain’s neurotransmitters, radically impacting energy levels and mood. Focusing on an anti-depression dietary plan can help boost “feel-good hormones,” and alleviate tiredness. A sound anti-depression diet cuts out:

  • Processed and refined food.
  • Fast food.
  • Food that has high sugar content and/or large quantities of simple carbohydrates.
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

It’s easy to fall into the bad habit of relying on things like the above to try to relieve fatigue and other symptoms of depression. The problem is that this model doesn’t really work. We get a sudden, fleeting spike in energy that’s followed by a crash. Reducing fatigue and improving mood is far better and more long-term when we replace unhealthy foods with those like the following:

  • Lean Protein
  • Vegetables Low in Carbs
  • Healthy Fats like Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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3 Other Natural Ways to Combat Depression

Exercise. Moderate or intense, on a treadmill or the park trail, on the basketball court or the tennis court, a yoga mat on the grass or you on the dance floor. However you get moving, one of the best ways to naturally help relieve chronic fatigue associated with depression is exercise. Make sure your chosen exercise activity is one that you genuinely enjoy. You’ll stick with it for years to come!

Relaxation techniques. There are several that are dependable and effective for combating the fatigue and mood troughs of depression. Yoga incorporates both a proven relaxation technique and proven physical benefits.

Essential oils. Use essential oils daily to boost mood and calm anxiety. Oils that are particularly helpful include:

  • Rose
  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  1. Poor Quality of Sleep

Sleep is the foundation of daily rejuvenation. The majority of adults need a quality sleep cycle that lasts between seven and nine hours for good health and to relieve fatigue. If you’re among the millions of Americans struggling with poor quality sleep, learn what issues in your life are contributing to the problem. They may include:

  • Poor Diet
  • Caffeine and Other Ingested Stimulants
  • Stress
  • Staying Up Too Late
  • Overconsumption of Alcohol
  • Certain Medications or Supplements
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Trauma or Abuse
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Acute or Chronic Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Struggles in Managing Family Life – infants, children, etc.

It may seem that the issues keeping you from quality sleep are insurmountable. But it’s not only crucial for your own health and well-being to find a way to eliminate those you can and manage the others. It’s important for that of your family and loved ones. The long-term benefits pay off in a significant reduction in tiredness, improved health, and happier relationships.

Get to Sleep Faster with These Natural Remedies

  • Use relaxation techniques such as journaling, reading, or meditation.
  • A warm bath with Epsom salt soothes muscle stiffness and fatigue, and eases the mind.
  • Make magnesium supplements of approximately 300-400 mg part of your daily vitamin regimen. Magnesium promotes relaxation and relieves muscle pain.
  • Take a few minutes each day to use essential oils like lavender or frankincense.
  • Don’t eat meals that are sugary or high in carbohydrates too close to bedtime. The “sugar buzz” can keep you tossing and turning for hours.
  • Keep caffeine consumption to small amounts during the morning hours only.
  • Turn off the electronics at least two hours before bedtime. Blue-light exposure has been shown to disturb melatonin levels and interfere with the mind’s natural abilities to become sleepy.

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Emotional Stress

Emotional stress saps energy levels, yet also adversely affects quality sleep. Often, emotional stress can develop into anxiety disorders or sleep-related problems. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), many “anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.”

Among the things that can cause emotional stress are:

  • Genetics
  • Brain Chemistry
  • Diet and Lifestyle Choices
  • Physical or Emotional Trauma
  • Poor Gut Health

Natural Way to Relieve Emotional Stress and Fatigue

  • Adequate Sleep
  • Moderate or Higher Exercise
  • Limit or Full Avoid Stimulants
  • Essential Oils
  • Magnesium or B Vitamin Supplements
  • Probiotics

  1. Blood Sugar Imbalance

A blood sugar imbalance is one of the most easily treated problems that contribute to fatigue. Yet many people aren’t even aware that they have an imbalance or how seriously it can impact energy levels and other health issues.

If your tiredness has become acute or chronic, there’s a good chance you may have a blood sugar imbalance. Left untreated such an imbalance can lead to type 2 diabetes, among other serious diseases.

Symptoms of a blood sugar imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Food Cravings
  • Headaches
  • Mood Shifts
  • Anxiety

Primary Causes of Blood Sugar Imbalance

  • Poor Quality Diet
  • Diabetes, both Type I & II
  • Pancreatic Function
  • Parasites
  • Candida Yeast Infection

How To Naturally Manage Blood Sugar Imbalances

The most effective way to manage your blood sugar levels is to reduce (or, even better, fully eliminate) the following:

  • All sugary beverages, including soda, fruit juice, energy drinks, and coffee or tea beverages with sugar added.
  • Processed and/or packaged sugary/high-carbohydrate snacks like cookies, cake, cereal, and candies.
  • Even natural sweeteners like raw honey and maple syrup, which can still affect blood sugar levels.
  • Most nonorganic dairy products.

Eliminating Fatigue Is Largely Up To You!

In most cases, combating fatigue is within your power. Being mindful of what is causing your tiredness is the first step. Even when fatigue isn’t caused by diet or lifestyle habits, you can take control by having healthy issues that cause or contribute to your fatigue properly diagnosed.

The National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), a leading U.S. regenerative medicine facility, reports that chronic fatigue is one of the primary reasons that patients come through their doors. The good news is that most underlying causes of chronic fatigue can be eliminated or significantly reduced.

Regenerative medicine facilities, commonly referred to as stem cell clinics, are increasingly becoming mainstream in the United States. Regenerative medicine methods are quickly outpacing conventional medical techniques due to their safe, effective, minimally invasive therapies. As with all medical professions, it’s important to make sure you are working with a legitimate, licensed stem cell clinic. Below, NSI offers tips on ensuring that your selected clinic is licensed and following FDA guidelines.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.

 

What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.