Optimizing Your Stem Cell Treatment
Dr. E's Highway to Health Show Episode 24
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- Understand that stem cell therapy is something that must be done in conjunction with the rest of your treatment plan, not instead of it.
- Make sure that you do everything within your reach to improve your current condition before stem cell treatment. So look at improving your nutrition, your physical activity, limiting toxic exposures, etc.
- Ensure that you follow through with the recommended guidelines after the stem cell treatment. These include physical therapy, nutritional recommendations, rehabilitation, or even medications if your doctor prescribes them.
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Questions About This Episode:
How do stem cells work?
- [00:03:24] How our stem cells work
- [00:04:32] The difference between endogenous and exogenous stem cells
- [00:05:05] The effect exogenous stem cells have in our bodies
What can be done to improve the outcome of stem cell therapy?
- [00:06:16] The number one thing to do before stem cell therapy
- [00:06:47] Ensuring that your body is in the best possible state helps ensure a maximum result from stem cell therapy
- [00:07:38] Why it is important to control inflammation before stem cell treatments. Example of a patient with autism.
- [00:08:16] You just need to do what you can to the best of your abilities.
- [00:09:04] It is not about just signing up for stem cell therapy and showing up for an injection.
- [00:09:54] Different conditions require different pre-treatment approaches
- [00:10:30] If your body’s immune system is not in an ideal place, it will not be able to respond to the repair stimuli put out by the exogenous stem cells it received.
- [00:12:01] To know what you need to do for your specific condition, ask your doctor during consultation, what to do prior to stem cell treatment.
- [00:12:58] You should always pursue stem cell treatment in conjunction with everything else you’re planning to do.
What to do after stem cell therapy to ensure maximum benefit?
- [00:13:20] What else can I do or what should I be expected to do after treatment?
- [00:13:47] The mistake many doctors make that cause their patients to not get proper results.
- [00:14:17] Why doctors are neglecting this crucial step.
- [00:15:16] Why it is so important to be mindful of aftercare recommendations even if we are experiencing an immediate benefit.
- [00:15:52] The difference between an immediate improvement and the regenerative results that stem cells provide long term.
- [00:16:33] Rapid decrease in inflammation allows patients to feel good but this is not the complete result of treatment.
- [00:17:24] Orthopedic patients still require physical therapy after stem cell therapy to achieve the full potential result.
- [00:18:05] Stem cell therapy does not cure anything.
- [00:18:58] The most important source of inflammation
- [00:19:24] Follow up treatments may be required but they should always be disclosed prior to the initial treatment.
Should stem cell treatments be repeated?
- [00:19:51] Do stem cell treatments have to be repeated?
- [00:20:03] In sports injuries the objective is for a single treatment to suffice.
- [00:20:21] In stem cell therapy for autism, the goal is also to achieve a noticeable improvement after a single treatment. And this improvement is expected to stay for as long as the patient avoids new toxic insults.
- [00:20:55] This is different in progressive and degenerative conditions where it is important to emphasize the need for repeat treatments.
How to choose a stem cell provider
- [00:21:32] The most important question to ask yourself when choosing a stem cell provider.
- [00:22:19] Stem cell therapy is not a solution, it is a tool.
- [00:23:13] Chiropractors and midlevels are not qualified to provide stem cell treatments.
- [00:24:17] Ensuring patient safety is even more important than treatment efficacy.