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Stem Cells: The Fluid of Youth

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Stem cell therapy is now being used to treat autoimmune disorders and chronic disease.
Air Date: 11/25/16
Duration: 26:58
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Christopher Calapai, DO
Dr. Christopher CalapaiDr. Christopher Calapai, DO, is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy. Proclaimed as the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's.

Dr. Calapai started his practice in New York City in 1986 and for over 25 years he has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM, where he offers health and medical advice. He has a show on Saturday morning 8-9am and Sunday evening from 6-7pm. He has consulted with numerous high-profile individuals including Mike Tyson, Chris Noth, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Fox series Gotham's, Donal Logue and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

Dr. Calapai received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he consults in Manhattan with practices on Long Island, in East Meadow and Plainview. He has appeared on News12 and in the pages of 25A Magazine and Social Life Magazine.

He is the author of E-books Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can't Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website, www.drcal.net.

Stem Cells: The Fluid of Youth
Stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases. Stem cells have the unique function to go directly to damaged tissue, take on the identity of damaged tissue, and keep dividing every day to repair that damaged tissue. They don’t have a blueprint like organ cells do.

They’re in the highest numbers in bone marrow and fat cells. They’re waiting to be used to create repairs.

Over time your body loses new cell production. You live on older cells that don’t function as well as younger cells. The stem cells are still there but life has exposed you to more things that damage your tissues.

Stem cell therapy takes your own cells and injects them into the damaged area. The stem cell source is numbed so it is relatively painless. The stem cells go into the body intravenously, seeking out areas to repair. About two billion cells are sent into the body in a single treatment.

These stem cells can help repair damages from chronic disease.

Taking stem cells orally is not currently an option because your body would break them down during the digestive process. You can have them administered intravenously, into joints, nasally or respiratorily.

Stem cells are currently being used for arthritis of any joint, COPD, diabetes, erectile disfunction, Alzheimers disease, frailty syndrome, heart disease, heart failure, liver failure, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, lupus and stroke. They’re being used for degenerative disorders and autoimmune disorders.

You do have to be sure that your body has been thoroughly evaluated before getting stem cell treatment. A nutritional foundation is built, exercise is incorporated into the treatment plan and hormones are rebalanced. Stem cells are then sent in to do their work.

There is no negative effect to using your own cells to heal your own body. Insurance does not yet cover stem cell treatment but are becoming aware of how it can save money. Treatment for a bad knee starts at about $5000. Intravenous treatment costs more.

Listen in as Dr. Christopher Calapai shares the latest developments in stem cell research.