It has been said that taking our journey through life is like the explorers of old when they were exploring a new continent or territory. They didn’t know where they were going or even have a map to guide them. In fact, they are the ones that had to create the map as they went along, creating a trail for others to follow. The accuracy of the map really depended on how good the map maker was at explaining where the rivers and mountains were located. What landmarks were available for them to identify and the hazards to avoid. This blog is your map to help you be successful at navigating your own life to become the person you want to become. This blog is a journey not a destination. You are the destination!
It was once believed that some things never change. At one time we believed the world was flat. We had to venture into outer space before we truly knew the world was round. The world isn’t flat. Progress, technology, and new insights are shifting not only what we think but also how we engage with and experience life.
Now days new biomarkers are being understood. New approaches in research have opened our eyes once again. Different questions are being asked, we are considering more of “what if…” to break down old schools of thought looking at new ways to experience the world we call home. That includes our inner world too. Our cells emit light, or biophotons, from the heat of our cellular tissue. We are beings of light. That is not new thinking, we have believed that since the time of Aristotle. But now, as beings of light, we can harness the power of that light within our cells to affect the function of our bodies.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells: The body’s master cells
Type of stem cells – Nerve, Liver, Blood, Cardiac Nerve
Stem cells are the body’s raw materials, cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.
These daughter cells become either new stem cells or specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.
Why is there such an interest in stem cells?
Researchers hope stem cell studies can help educate, and enlighten people about what stem cells are or are not, and the old paradigm of understanding.
Increase understanding of how diseases occur: By watching stem cells mature into cells in bones, heart muscle, nerves, and other organs and tissue, researchers may better understand how diseases and conditions develop.
Generate healthy cells to replace cells affected by disease (regenerative medicine): Stem cells can be guided into becoming specific cells that can be used in people to regenerate and repair tissues that have been damaged or affected by disease.
People who might benefit from stem cell therapies include those with spinal cord injuries, type 1 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, stroke, burns, cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Stem cells may have the potential to be grown to become new tissue for use in transplant and regenerative medicine. Researchers continue to advance the knowledge on stem cells and their applications in transplant and regenerative medicine.
Testing new drugs for safety and effectiveness: Before using investigational drugs in people, researchers can use some types of stem cells to test the drugs for safety and quality. This type of testing will most likely first have a direct impact on drug development for cardiac toxicity testing.
New areas of study include the effectiveness of using human stem cells that have been programmed into tissue-specific cells to test new drugs. For the testing of new drugs to be accurate, the cells must be programmed to acquire properties of the type of cells targeted by the drug. Techniques to program cells into specific cells are under study.
For instance, nerve cells could be generated to test a new drug for a nerve disease. Tests could show whether the new drug had any effect on the cells and whether the cells were harmed.
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
There are several sources of stem cells:
• Embryonic stem cells: These stem cells come from embryos that are 3 to 5 days old. At this stage, an embryo is called a blastocyst and has about 150 cells.
These are pluripotent (ploo-RIP-uh-tunt) stem cells, meaning they can divide into more stem cells or can become any type of cell in the body. This versatility allows embryonic stem cells to be used to regenerate or repair diseased tissue and organs.
• Adult stem cells: These stem cells are found in small numbers in most adult tissues, such as bone marrow or fat. Compared with embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells have a more limited ability to give rise to various cells of the body.
Until recently, researchers thought adult stem cells could create only similar types of cells. For instance, researchers thought that stem cells residing in the bone marrow could give rise only to blood cells.
However, emerging evidence suggests that adult stem cells may be able to create various types of cells. For instance, bone marrow stem cells may be able to create bone or heart muscle cells.
This research has led to early-stage clinical trials to test usefulness and safety in people. For example, adult stem cells are currently being tested in people with neurological or heart disease.
• Adult cells altered to have properties of embryonic stem cells: Scientists have successfully transformed regular adult cells into stem cells using genetic reprogramming. By altering the genes in the adult cells, researchers can reprogram the cells to act similarly to embryonic stem cells.
This new technique may allow use of reprogrammed cells instead of embryonic stem cells and prevent immune system rejection of the new stem cells. However, scientists don’t yet know whether using altered adult cells will cause adverse effects in humans.
Researchers have been able to take regular connective tissue cells and reprogram them to become functional heart cells. In studies, animals with heart failure that were injected with new heart cells experienced improved heart function and survival time.
Perinatal stem cells: Researchers have discovered stem cells in amniotic fluid as well as umbilical cord blood. These stem cells can change into specialized cells.
Amniotic fluid fills the sac that surrounds and protects a developing fetus in the uterus. Researchers have identified stem cells in samples of amniotic fluid drawn from pregnant women for testing or treatment, a procedure called amniocentesis.
Why is There a Controversy About Using Embryonic Stem Cells?
Embryonic stem cells are obtained from early-stage embryos, a group of cells, that forms when eggs are fertilized with sperm at an in vitro fertilization clinic. Because human embryonic stem cells are extracted from human embryos, several questions and issues have been raised about the ethics of embryonic stem cell research.
The National Institutes of Health created guidelines for human stem cell research in 2009. The guidelines define embryonic stem cells and how they may be used in research and include recommendations for the donation of embryonic stem cells. Also, the guidelines state that embryonic stem cells from embryos created by in vitro fertilization can be used only when the embryo is no longer needed.
Where do these embryos come from?
The embryos being used in embryonic stem cell research come from eggs that were fertilized at in vitro fertilization clinics but never implanted in women’s uteruses. The stem cells are donated with informed consent from donors. The stem cells can live and grow in special solutions in test tubes or petri dishes in laboratories.
Why can’t researchers use adult stem cells instead?
Although research into adult stem cells is promising, adult stem cells may not be as versatile and durable as are embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells may not be able to be manipulated to produce all cell types, which limits how adult stem cells can be used to treat diseases.
Adult stem cells are also more likely to contain abnormalities due to environmental hazards, such as toxins, or from errors acquired by the cells during replication. However, researchers have found that adult stem cells are more adaptable than was first thought.
What are stem cell lines and why do researchers want to use them?
A stem cell line is a group of cells that all descend from a single original stem cell and are grown in a lab. Cells in a stem cell line keep growing but don’t differentiate into specialized cells. Ideally, they remain free of genetic defects and continue to create more stem cells. Clusters of cells can be taken from a stem cell line and frozen for storage or shared with other researchers.
What is stem cell therapy (regenerative medicine) and how does it work?
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional, or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter in organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply.
Researchers grow stem cells in a lab. These stem cells are manipulated to specialize into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells or nerve cells.
The specialized cells can then be implanted into a person. For example, if the person has heart disease, the cells could be injected into the heart muscle. The healthy transplanted heart muscle cells could then contribute to repairing the injured heart muscle.
Researchers have already shown that adult bone marrow cells guided to become heart-like cells can repair heart tissue in people, and more research is ongoing.
LifeWave X39 Phototherapy Patch
For those that have an interest in how the patch works let me explain some of the important elements. You don’t need to be a biochemist to get the idea of how it works. I can attest after using it on myself for a few months, I notice a change in my skin. Such as improving scar tissue, the wrinkles in my arms and face that comes with age are improving and disappearing. In my arms and face, my skin had wrinkles and are now looking more like I am thirty years younger. I was truly amazed as to how quickly the transformation began to take place. I feel healthier inside, I look younger. I believe the worry we all have of get older from aging has been altered with this new technology. My paradigm has shifted. I feel like my biological clock has been turned back to a former version of myself. This technology is amazing and something I felt was important to include in this book. Something everyone should be aware of and enjoy without pain, injections, or high expense.
The LifeWave X39 patch developed by Dr. David Schmidt uses phototherapy to stimulate a rebalancing of the body. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “Phototherapy” simply as “light therapy.”
Light, an ancient form of energy, goes back to the Dawn of time. For us, it all begins with the sun, the source of light and life for our entire solar system. Even Einstein concluded that everything we’re made of contains light. All life originates with the sun, through photosynthesis, plants, and vegetation, collecting the light. All living creatures emit light. Humans emit infrared light, which can be seen with night vision devices. We’ve known for centuries. That light has many effects on the body. Today’s better understanding and amazing technology offers us insight into something known as “phototherapy.”
Let’s look at why this is important on a cellular level. For example, a phototherapy patch helps counteract the free radicals’ oxygen molecules that damage cell proteins and contribute to visible signs of aging. When the body is stimulated through phototherapy to release its own antioxidants, these free radicals are neutralized. Naturally life wave phototherapy patches promote an environment that enables the body to optimize its restorative powers and provide specific health benefits all without the use of harmful drugs or chemicals, all helping you to stay healthy and young. Before we examine newer technology, let’s understand the stem cell, what it does and where it comes from.
The process is activated through the biophotons in the cells of our body. The patch activates the copper tripeptide in our body through the cells. The copper peptide which is a small protein composed of the three amino acids (protein building blocks) glycine, histidine, and lysine combined in a specific geometric configuration with the physiologically beneficial mineral (copper). This tripeptide was first isolated from human plasma albumin in 1973 by Dr. Loren Pickart. Additional research has established the strong affinity the peptide has for copper and exists in two forms that is not necessary go into at this point. Just know there are two forms of peptides that are affected with phototherapy.
Based on anecdotal observation it was felt that a possible change in both the tripeptide copper peptides. Research indicates this might be important factors in the effects produced by the patch. They influence the copper peptides to signal the beginning of the natural repair process and demonstrated to improve tissue. There is an acceleration of normal collagen synthesis, improves skin thickness, skin elasticity and firmness, improves wrinkles, photodamage and uneven pigmentation, improves skin clarity, and tightens protective barrier proteins to make our skin look younger because stem cells have been rejuvenated and replaced.
1) Researchers hope stem cell studies can help can educate and enlighten people about what stem cells are or are not, and the old paradigm of understanding.
2) Embryonic stem cells: These stem cells come from embryos that are 3 to 5 days old. At this stage, an embryo is called a blastocyst and has about 150 cells.
3) Adult stem cells: These stem cells are found in small numbers in most adult tissues, such as bone marrow or fat. Compared with embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells have a more limited ability to give rise to various cells of the body.
4) Adult cells altered to have properties of embryonic stem cells: Scientists have successfully transformed regular adult cells into stem cells using genetic reprogramming. By altering the genes in the adult cells, researchers can reprogram the cells to act similarly to embryonic stem cells.
5) Researchers grow stem cells in a lab. These stem cells are manipulated to specialize into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells or nerve cells.
6) Light, an ancient form of energy, goes back to the Dawn of time. For us, it all begins with the sun, the source of light and life for our entire solar system. Even Einstein concluded that everything we’re made of contains light. All life originates with the sun, through photosynthesis, plants, and vegetation, collecting the light. All living creatures emit light. Humans emit infrared light, which can be seen with night vision devices. We’ve known for centuries. That light has many effects on the body. Today’s better understanding and amazing technology offers us insight into something known as “phototherapy.”
7) They influence the copper peptides to signal the beginning of the natural repair process and demonstrated to improve tissue. There is an acceleration of normal collagen synthesis, improves skin thickness, skin elasticity and firmness, improves wrinkles, photodamage and uneven pigmentation, improves skin clarity, and tightens protective barrier proteins to make our skin look younger because stem cells have been rejuvenated and replaced.
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