Your Body Is a Stem Cell Machine: Another Reserve Stem Cell Population
One of the big myths going around right now, started by clinics using dead umbilical cord and amniotic tissue, is that you’re too old to have useful stem cells. All of that is, of course, completely false. If you’re alive, your body has huge populations of stem cells helping… Read More
Should I Have Artificial Disc Replacement?
If you read this blog, you know that I often write about what I experience on a day-to-day basis. Yesterday, I spoke to a patient from New York who had already had an artificial disc implanted in his back that failed and was contemplating another in his neck. Given that… Read More
Liveyon PURE: More Expensive than Gold, but No Mesenchymal Stem Cells?
The entire “birth tissue in a vial” industry is based off one simple concept. As a doctor, you’re not buying a bottle of amniotic fluid or cord blood; you’re buying a vial of large numbers of young stem cells. This is why 1 cc of this stuff sells for… Read More
Losing Weight May Slow the Progression of Knee Arthritis
If being overweight can cause arthritis, does losing weight help? Turns out that carrying extra pounds causes more than just more force on the knees. It also impacts a variety of other arthritis-causing mechanisms. The Close Relationship Between Obesity and Knee Arthritis Obesity and knee arthritis seem to go… Read More
More Marrow Cellutions Craziness
One of the more interesting gimmicks of the past few years has been a device called Marrow Cellutions (MC). This is a device that purports to harvest bone marrow to maximize the number of stem cells, but every single test performed by the company that compares it against another method… Read More
Is Scoliosis Surgery Worth It?
Several years ago, one of our employees had severe scoliosis and was in severe pain. Given that this was a structural problem, I wasn’t sure we could help, but I developed a procedure called a percutaneous scolioplasty that did eventually make a difference. Let me review another patient today whose… Read More
Are Ultraprocessed Foods Leading Us to an Earlier Death?
We have a Whole Foods grocery near our office, and I used to drag one of our managers there for lunch meetings every day. He would complain, but now a new study shows that I may have been saving his life? Turns out that data is suggesting that eating unprocessed… Read More
CoreCyte Update: A First or Second Pinnochio Award?
Ughhh…That’s what just came out of my mouth as I received yet another product packet from the out-of-control birth tissues industry. This time that marketing collateral is on a Wharton’s jelly product called CoreCyte. As a result, I thought I would get started on another CoreCyte review as I’ve looked… Read More
What Is A2M, and How Can It Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?
We have used A2M in patients with significant knee swelling and as a cartilage protectant in osteoarthritis (OA). However, this new study suggests that it may prevent cartilage breakdown in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as well. What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a much different disease from osteoarthritis. When… Read More
Consensus Document on Amniotic and Umbilical Cord Scams
There’s an old adage that if you get 10 doctors in a room, you get 10 different opinions. And like all old sayings, there’s a kernel of truth there. Which is why I was surprised that a group of high-powered physicians that I pulled together on the amniotic… Read More