Louis A. Cona M.D.
Sep 17, 2019
Can fasting affect the efficacy of stem cell therapy?
A new study conducted by researchers at MIT revealed that stem cells drastically increased their rate of regeneration when the subject was in a "fasted state". More specifically, stem cells extracted after the fasting period and cultured showed a double in their regenerative capacity. This discovery was found in both aged and young subjects equally. These results were recorded after a fasting period of only 24 hours.
We all have stem cells in our bodies from birth, working continuously to find inflammation, damage, and diseased tissues to repair. Stem cells reproduce in the body, but they also age as we age, becoming less effective with each new generation of cells. Over time, stem cell number decrease, and their potency eventually wears off. This is the normal aging process for all humans. However, there are ways to both promote and deter the stem cells in your body, based on your diet and living habits.
For many decades, scientists have known that low caloric intake is linked with enhanced longevity in humans and other organisms. The researchers at MIT were interested in exploring how fasting exerts its effects at the molecular level, specifically in the intestine. By applying these findings into cellular therapy protocols, patients can drastically increase the potential benefit from their treatment. The therapy provides a boost in youthful stem cell numbers, but the patient's diet and lifestyle can allow them to get the most from those stem cells. At DVC Stem, a 5-day pre-treatment liquid fast is part of our IRB-approved protocol. It is designed to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and prepare the body to receive the cell transplant in the best possible state.DVC StemDVC Stem, based at The Da Vinci Centre and is fully licensed and inspected by the government of the Cayman Islands. As a British Overseas Territory, healthcare regulations are extremely strict, on par with the US, UK, and EU. Additionally, our entire medical staff is fully registered and licensed, and our stem cell protocols are IRB reviewed and approved by a board in the United States. Learn more about how stem cells by submitting the form below.
About the author
Dr. Cona has been performing stem cell therapy for over 10 years. He is a member of the World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (WAAAM). He is also a recognized member of the British Medical Association, the General Medical Council (UK), the Caribbean College of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the Medical Director for DVC Stem a world-renowned stem cell therapy clinic located in Grand Cayman.
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