diet debate

Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong.

UPDATED: With Dean Ornish’s Response A critique of the diet guru’s views on high-protein diets, followed by a response from Ornish and a reply from the author Last month, an op–ed in The New York Times argued that high-protein and high-fat diets are to blame for America’s ever-growing waistline and incidence of chronic disease. The author, Dean Ornish, founder of …

How Stem Cells Are Working to Change Diabetes Treatments

Worldwide, more than 415 million people are living with diabetes. In 2012, scientists from the University of British Columbia were able to reverse diabetes in mice using stem cell transplants. Since then, stem cell therapy has been aggressively studied for its use in the treatment of and, ultimately, cure for diabetes. In clinical trials all over the country, scientists, researchers …

Treating Autoimmune Diseases With Stem Cell Therapy

When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, the results can be debilitating. This is what life is like for those with autoimmune diseases. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and most treatments focus on controlling the symptoms, not healing. New treatments using stem cells are now being clinically studied at stem cell therapy practices around …

Stem Cell Therapy Provides Hope for MS Patients

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS, or Multiple Sclerosis, is defined as “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” Symptoms of MS vary between patients and in severity and type. In addition, each person’s symptoms change over time. Some of …

New Research Shows Stem Cells Could Help Those With Chronic Asthma

Researchers from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have tested a new stem cell treatment developed by Cynata Therapeutics that could help patients with chronic asthma. The study was published in the journal FASEB and reported that mesenchymal stem cells, when delivered intranasally, could reduce inflammation, normalize airway fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), reverse the signs of airway remodeling and normalize airway …

Puppies Find Help for Spina Bifida Through Stem Cell Treatment

Using an innovative approach that combines surgery and stem cell therapy, a team from the University of California, Davis, have helped two sibling bulldogs gain control of their back legs. The dogs, born with spina bifida, showed great progress at their four-month checkup after a successful surgery and stem cell treatment. Doctors said the dogs, Darla and Spanky, had increased …

degenerative disc disease

Stem Cell Research for Fighting Degenerative Disc Disease

Low back pain resulting from degenerative disc disease is one of the most prevalent pathologies in the developed world. In the US, low back pain is the most common health problem for those younger than the age of 50. While there can be many causes of low back pain, the condition often is associated with the degeneration of the intervertebral …

Stem Cell Transplants Promising in ALS

Injections of stem cells that are induced to secrete neurotrophic factors in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are safe, well tolerated, and possibly clinically beneficial, results of a small open-label study suggest. Although the results have to be confirmed with a clinical trial, they are “ground-breaking” and open the door for this line of investigation, author Dimitrios Karussis, MD, …