Grab Yourself Some DIY Stem Cell Therapy


iStock_000004026768XSmallThere is a new kid on the block in 21st Century medicine called “regenerative medicine”.

This term is used to describe techniques that use cellular components such as stem cells along with various hormones (our chemical messengers) that stimulate stem cells to self heal or “regenerate” from within to address a range of degenerative diseases.

This technology brings exciting and promising alternatives to the more traditional solutions that have typically involved surgery or multiple drug cocktails (or in some cases no solution at all).  Although still in its infancy, regenerative medicine has received intense interest and research over the last 20 years and is destined to revolutionize mainstream medicine within the next decade.

Instead of relying on the current use of donated human organs to replace damaged kidneys, hearts, lungs, livers or other body parts, scientists hope to use stem cells to cure everything from Parkinson’s to diabetes.

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that are “capable of renewing themselves through cell division.” They are the repair experts of the human body, standing by and ready to renew, repair and replace old, worn-out or damaged cells and tissues.

Extensive stem cell use in medicine is still many years and billions of dollars of research away; and even as the debate rages about which particular human stem cells should be harvested and what to do with them, the good news is, you do not have to wait.

You can put your own personal stem cells to work right now to improve your health, fight off the effects of aging, rebuild muscle, lose excess body fat and rev up your personal energy. All you have to do is start a program of strengthening exercise and do it regularly 2-3 times a week.

When you work your muscles through their ranges of movement under a load (resistance or weight), you send out a physiological message to your own stem cells, calling them into muscle cells to help build and repair new, stronger, healthier tissue.

Stem cells respond to the call to action of muscle strengthening work triggering the release of human growth hormone and growth factors. They arrive at the muscle sites that have been used to lift weights ready to go to work fusing and building new muscle tissue. It is that fusion of muscle cells and growth that leads to stronger muscles and better health.

When stimulated with proper exercise stem cells also have the capability of releasing high concentrations of growth factors into the circulatory system of the body. This adds credibility to the critical link between whole body health and wellness and the need for participation in regular muscle building and maintaining activity.

Finding and identifying adult muscle stem cells has provided a solid basis for the importance of muscle health. After all our muscular system makes up to 50 percent of our body weight and it makes good sense that the health of our muscles has a massive effect on our overall health status.

What matters most for health is whether you use them. Weak, flabby muscles that are not worked, stressed and pushed to their limits from time to time means you will not have enough power and strength to get you through life, especially as the years accumulate.

If you do not have a proper exercise program in place in your life and spend most of your time sitting in one chair or another, you are passing up the chance to harness the rejuvenation power of these stem cells as well as condemning your body to a slow, inevitable physical, mental and emotional decline.

A sedentary lifestyle means that you will be capable of less and less activity as you age and you are setting yourself up for the increased disease susceptibility that we see skyrocketing all around us in our inactive sedentary world.

Even as you read this, your muscle stem cells are standing by, waiting for the exercise trigger to make you stronger, boost your disease protection and improve your health. All you have to do is give them a reason to spring into action by exerting yourself and the quickest and simplest way to do this is with a strength training exercise program as outlined in the Strong Men Stay Young program.
Just 6-8 exercises are needed for the major muscle groups done with a bit of effort put into them a couple of times a week. You will soon see that the stronger you become the better you will look and feel.

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