3 Ways to Boost Your Stem Cells Naturally!

Wait, what are stem cells?

Basically, stem cells are type of undifferentiated cells in our body that have the potential ability to turn into different types of cells (crazy, right?!). To learn more about Stem Cell Therapy, check out our blog post, “What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells, also known as “master cells,” are remarkable and versatile cells that play a crucial role in the field of regenerative medicine and scientific research. These unique cells have the ability to differentiate into various specialized cell types in the human body, making them a topic of great interest and exploration.

Stem cells can be broadly categorized into two main types: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are derived from developing embryos and have the potential to develop into any type of cell in the human body. They are pluripotent, meaning they can differentiate into cells of all three germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. Adult stem cells, on the other hand, are found in mature tissues and organs and play a crucial role in tissue repair and regeneration. These cells are multipotent, meaning they have the ability to differentiate into a limited range of specialized cell types.

The potential applications of stem cells in regenerative medicine are vast and promising. They offer the possibility of replacing damaged or diseased cells and tissues, providing new avenues for the treatment of various conditions, including neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and spinal cord injuries. Researchers are exploring the use of stem cells to regenerate damaged organs, restore lost function, and improve the quality of life for patients.

Moreover, stem cells have revolutionized the field of scientific research. They serve as valuable tools for studying cellular development, disease modeling, and drug discovery. Scientists can manipulate stem cells in the laboratory to recreate specific cell types and simulate various disease conditions. This enables them to better understand the underlying mechanisms of diseases and develop novel therapies.

However, the use of stem cells is not without ethical and regulatory considerations. The sourcing of embryonic stem cells involves the destruction of human embryos, which raises ethical dilemmas and has sparked ethical debates worldwide. Strict guidelines and regulations have been put in place to ensure the responsible and ethical use of stem cells in research and clinical applications.

Despite the challenges and controversies, the field of stem cell research continues to advance rapidly. Scientists are exploring alternative sources of stem cells, such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are adult cells that have been reprogrammed to exhibit pluripotent properties. iPSCs offer a way to bypass the ethical concerns associated with embryonic stem cells while still providing a valuable resource for regenerative medicine.

However, our stem cells age, just like us (ugh). So Physio Logic’s Clinical Nutritionist, Michelle Miller, MSACN and Samantha Wineke, Health Coach share a few tips to keep them in tip top shape for as long as possible.

Three ways to boost your stem cells naturally.

1. Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition can help increase the proliferation and growth of stem cells. Research shows that certain foods can diminish or promote cellular restoration.

One of the key changes you can make to your diet to enhance your stem cell function is reduce your sugar intake. Elevated glucose reduces proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells. What’s that scientific jargon mean? It means that the more sugar you consume, the less likely your stem cells are to thrive.

You can also try fasting or cutting calories. Studies show that short term calorie restriction led to enhanced stem cell availability and activity in mice. There are several ways you could do this, including intermittent fasting for 12-16 hours per night. Make sure to talk to your doc before implementing big changes like this. (Hey, come to think of it, we know of a good one here!)

2. Lifestyle

Lifestyle impacts the internal enjoinment that stem cells can thrive in. This includes anything from getting enough sleep, practicing relaxation techniques and avoiding radiation. It’s no surprise that exercise alone increases activation and proliferation of stem cells for muscle regeneration.

3. Acupuncture

Acupuncture has also been shown to increase the body’s ability to mobilize its own stem cell production and healing properties. You read that correctly! Just kicking back and breathing, all while getting acupuncture done could improve your body’s ability to heal itself. Acupuncture also balances the nervous system and increases circulation making it easier for the body to heal itself without the use of medication.

Your wellness takes precedence, and we’ll suggest the optimal treatment for your unique situation at Physio Logic.

If you’re interested in learning more about the regenerative power of stem cells, we invite you to attend one of our monthly seminars, Pain, Pain, Go Away! – Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Explained. You can also contact us directly using the form below.

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