Stem Cell Therapy – Quackery or Truth?

People find that many new therapies promoted in the press or by their doctors as the next great silver bullet, does not live up to the hype and may be downright quackery. These sensationalist claims are intended to pull more money out of your wallet with the promise of the next biggest and greatest invention in health care therapies.

I don’t think there is anything that can be called the universal silver bullet.  We are not cookie cutters.  Our bodies are unique and so are our diseases and disorders.  Yes, there is similarity but no two people are exactly the same.

Stem cell therapies have been given alarming headlines, “The Cure for Cancer Found” to “Stem Cell Therapies Cause Cancer”.  Can stem cells cure cancer in 100% of the people 100% of the time- no.  However, stem cell therapies do offer an option that does work in some cases.  If cancer is not cured, quality of life does improve with stem cells.

Would you rather live a long life with feeling very sick and not being able to live or would you rather live a shortened life and be able to live and enjoy during that time?

The headlines promoting that stem cells cause cancer is also true.  However, this is only true when embryonic stem cells are used, not other types of stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are designed to build a body, not rejuvenate a body.  When a body is already built, the stem cells from embryos are designed to create, so they create..cancers.

In fact, when you hear about healing miracles from stem cells, these stories are not about embryonic stem cells.  These reportings are about other types of stem cells, usually adult stem cells.

There will always be people, including the media, that will hype something to create sensationalist interest.  This may not always be bad because it brings awarenesses needed to certain therapies.  Your part is discernment.  Sit down and talk with the clinic preforming the stem cells.  Weigh the benefits and risks.  Cost is often a huge risk.  Lie many things that attain a lot of attention, there is usually a very large price tag involved.

Stem cell therapies are not hype.  They offer a layer of healing and regeneration we have not seen yet in modern science.  If done correctly, there is little to no risk involved.  No one can say 100% that you will be cured of what ails you, but stem cell therapies can offer you hope where before there was little to none.

Are Stem Cells Morally Wrong?

When many people hear the words stem cells they often think of cloning or babies being created or killed for science. Stem cell research really doesn’t have anything to do with cloning.  That is a separate science altogether. Fetuses from abortions were used in stem cells therapies.  However, this avenue proved to be unreliable.  Unassisted, … Continue reading

Anti-Aging Stem Cell Therapy – A Stem Cell Facelift?

Many people consider stem cell therapy to help their body fight disease.  Many people turn to stem cell therapies as a last ditch effort in waging the war against cancer.  But the field of stem cell research has now went way beyond that. Stem cell therapy is the most promising of all therapies in the … Continue reading

Amnionic Fluid-Another Source For Stem Cells

Fetal stem cells have been another source of controversy through the years.  Some people disagree with using a fetus for stem cell research.  Several factors are involved in the controversy.  Aborted fetuses, via abortion, were used at one time for a source of fetal stem cells.  Unplanned miscarriages are another source.  These avenues evokes many … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research Pros and Cons

Like everything in life, stem cell research is not exempt from having both pros and cons. Let’s look at some aspects about stem cell research pros and cons that are of particular interest and usefulness to anyone interested in the subject of stem cells. Stem cell research has been shrouded in controversy as people fight … Continue reading

Breast Cell Found To Have Stem Cell Like Capabilities Of Producing Cancer

Stem cell – like cells can be turned cancerous in breast tissue.  Researchers from Michigan State University characterized two types of breast epithelial cell types, with one type possessing the ability to become mutinous under certain conditions because these particular cells exhibit stem cell-like characteristics that can turn into breast cancer. The epithelial cells make … Continue reading

Stem Cells for Dogs

Just when you thought you have heard everything, something new has popped into the scene.  Stem cell therapy for you pet.  While this may sound wacky, this really is an amazing lifesaver to many animals.  Often even saving the owner money in the long run. If you own a pet, then you know that many … Continue reading

What Stem Cell Therapy Is Best For Me?

The first step to considering stem cell therapy is to know why you want stem cell therapy.  Some people want stem cell therapy to help their body fight a disease, such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.  Some people want stem cell therapy for the anti-aging principals.  They would like a reduction in pain and … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research – Stem Cells for Hair Loss

There is a new breakthrough in hair loss for men and women.  Hair loss has usually been the bane of men’s existence but few people realize the trauma that women endure when they are also the benefactor of hair thinning or hair loss. Many people have tried the hair grow shampoos, the special combs, and … Continue reading

Stem Cell Research Pros

Stem cell research pros has shown us that stem cells are special cells which, when given specialized signal, can become any part of the body needed for regeneration.  The body may need muscle cells, blood cells, skin cells, organ cells, nervous system cells, etc.  The stem cells will go in and sweep up the cells … Continue reading