More Evidence Back Problems Lead to Knee Problems
I have noted for years that many of our low back pain patients eventually develop knee pain. However, the problem with American medicine is that it’s focused on parts of the body, so we often have a spine surgeon and a knee surgeon with each not knowing much about… Read More
Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for Tennis Elbow: Using a Nuke to Kill a Fly
There is a Chinese proverb from Confucius that states, “Never use a cannon to kill a mosquito.” However, in medicine, there’s also another saying: “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Where those two intersect is when doctors use overly invasive treatments to try… Read More
The Mighty Morphing Mitochondria: A Key Player in Brain Stem Cell Function
The little batteries in our cells are a critical part of what keeps us going. However, are they also a critical part in stem cell function? A new study on the mitochondria in brain cells may help us one day figure out new ways to cure Alzheimer’s disease. Mitochondria:… Read More
Is Aspirin Use Sabotaging Your PRP Treatment?
We’ve all been told for many years that we need to take an aspirin a day to help prevent heart attacks. Hence, there are many people that take this drug every day. However, given that aspirin is a blood thinner, does it impact the way your platelets work? If… Read More
Practice Act Creep: Stem Cell Procedures vs Naturopathic Practice Acts
One of the more fascinating and concerning phenomena is how naturopaths are offering invasive regenerative medicine procedures that are often well beyond what’s authorized in their practice acts. While I’ve previously focused on an analysis of Utah’s act and lax enforcement that produced a naturopath practicing interventional spine,… Read More
Growth Factor Content of Liveyon and StemVive
We have been testing various umbilical cord and amniotic products for live stem cells, but we also sent these samples for independent growth factor analysis and compared those metrics to a weak platelet mixture. What did we find? Read on… Do Umbilical Cord Products Have Live Stem Cells? We’ve… Read More
Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Review: StemVive from Utah Cord Bank
We’ve been testing amniotic and umbilical cord products since 2015. In that time we have tested all types currently on the market, and despite the wild claims of birth tissue vendors and physicians that these products contain many live and functional mesenchymal stem cells, they have all had none. Today… Read More
Goodbye from Grand Cayman Again!
It’s time to leave Grand Cayman again! I’ve been down here at our advanced stem cell practice site for the past two weeks and it’s now time to head back to the mountains of Colorado. So what have I been up to for the past 14 days? Culture-Expanded Mesenchymal Stem… Read More
Where Are the Scientists at Predictive Biotech?
We have been testing the claims of amniotic and umbilical cord vendors since 2015. Predictive Biotech is a vendor claiming to sell vials of live mesenchymal stem cells, and the company asserts that its science proves its claims. As I’ve already shown, the science to support those claims is lacking. Read More
Can Your Number of Push-Ups Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease?
How many push-ups can you do? Does it really matter? A new study shows that it might. What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes many diseases of the heart and coronary vessels. When you see the term “cardiovascular disease,” or “CVD,” however, it typically means heart disease caused… Read More