Archive for October, 2010

See your own Live Blood Cells – with Live Blood Screening, Wynnum, Brisbane

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Have you ever had your blood tests done and they simply haven’t found anything wrong?  Are you sick of being told you’re absolutely fine, when you’re dragging yourself out of bed in the morning?

OR, simply want to make sure everything’s on track with your health?!!

You have the opportunity to look at your own Blood Cells,
Live under a Microscope, and discover True HEALTH.

You might be surprised by what you SEE and Discover what is Really Happening Inside Your Body.

No More Speculations, You now have the privileged opportunity to see for yourself what is happening inside of you.

Sitting with Madonna, Doug or Katherine sitting right  next to you, they will help you discover and understand what your blood cells look like and why they act the way they do.

Understanding the signs of your blood, they will help you truly understand what steps you need to take to:

  • Achieve optimal health
  • Fight disease
  • Combat fatigue
  • Lose/Gain weight
  • Alkalise your body
  • Detoxify your body

Live Blood Screening also provides an accurate and immediate indication of the state of your general health.

Live blood screening can help assess for the following factors:

  • High fat and acid diet
  • Poor nutrition
  • Signs of genetic defects starting to happen
  • Smoking
  • alcohol
  • possibility of parasites, bacterial and viral infections (% of individual white blood cells)
  • allergy markers such as eosinophils
  • Stress
  • Immune system health
  • Oxidative stress and free radical damage
  • Inflammation
  • Liver health

How healthy are you?

A simple drop of your blood is all it takes to discover the keys to optimal health.

See it to believe it… with just a drop of your blood you will see live on screen how healthy you really are.

It’s that simple! and you could be on your way to optimal health, energy and vitality.

See it now… book yourself in!

Get excited… you are about to get high on life!

Call us today for your Corrective Care appointment with a Live Blood Screening- Gabby or Helen will take your call and book you in, simple as a wink!

3348 6098 or healthteam@nlnt.com.au

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Frequency Specific Microcurrent for Nerve & Muscle Pain in Wynnum, Brisbane

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Frequency Specific Microcurrent is an exciting new way of treating nerve and muscle pain and many other conditions using specific frequencies and micro amperage current.

We use FSM to create miraculous changes in patients to reduce pain and improve health. Most of the time FSM produces immediate dramatic changes in tissue that make it an indispensable tool in treating pain and many other health concerns.

For example, there is one frequency that is only useful for shingles and herpes. In acute shingles conditions  it eliminates the pain and prevents the blisters from breaking out. In herpes outbreaks it eliminates the pain and heals the blisters in hours with only a two hour treatment.  Depending on how many viral particles have been released into the system, a 2nd or 3rd treatment may be necessary if the shingles has been around for some time.

This frequency combination is only good for this purpose and is not useful for anything else. We have not found anyone it does not work on or any other condition for which it is useful. The frequency to reduce inflammation reduces inflammation in a blinded animal study more effectively than any drug ever tested in this animal model. No other frequency reduced inflammation at all. The frequency specific effect is remarkable and reproducible.

There are government restrictions on what we can say, report or claim as an effect of the use of microcurrent as a device for the treatment of any condition other than a general “treatment of pain” statement.

Microcurrent instruments are all approved by the TGA under the general class of “TENS” devices even though microcurrent is 1000 times less current than TENS.

TENS devices can only make claims about general relief of pain. This doesn’t change what we can do; it changes what we can say about what we can do. All references to clinical effects other than simple pain control refer to frequency resonance effects not the effects of microcurrent.

We have Chronic and Acute pain programmes which save many $$$ per month – ask today how you can improve your pain levels with Frequency Specific Microcurrent.

Talk to Gabby or Helen… or email us on healthteam@nlnt.com.au

Madonna Guy ND
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
07 3348 6098

Endometriosis: 3 key symptoms

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Most of the clients I’ve seen for endometriosis have come to see us because they have painful periods, ridiculously heavy bleeding or can’t fall pregnant.  But did you know there are 3 signs to look out for that are big warning signs for endometriosis?

  • painful sex
  • infertility
  • painful bowel movements

There are fabulous natural remedies which can help the body reverse the condition of endometriosis.  Endometriosis is a  huge health issue, linked to other health issues such as ovarian, cervical and breast cancer.

Call us today to sort out your endometriosis!  Phone consults always available.

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Aortic Valve Stenosis & Stem Cells: Repair of Heart Tissue and Valves

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

I found this article on the web and it’s perfect since we’ve seen valve repair, enlarged hearts reduce in size, improvement in heart function with Stem Enhance and Stem Flo.  Madonna 🙂

Aortic Valve Stenosis and Stem Cells
by: EJ Morris

Before the heart valve rejuvenation question is addressed.. many people need to know some facts on heart valve stenosis.

Description of Aortic Valve Stenosis

The aortic valve controls blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body. It opens when the ventricle contracts and closes when the ventricle relaxes.

Aortic stenosis means that the aortic valve has become narrowed. The result is that the left ventricle must squeeze harder to get a sufficient amount of blood through the aortic valve with each beat. (Imagine trying to push the same amount of water through a small syringe needle as through a hose). The increased work load makes the muscle of the left ventricle grow thicker (hypertrophy). Eventually the heart muscle cannot keep up with the work load and begins to fail.

Causes of Aortic Valve Stenosis

The three major causes of aortic stenosis are calcific degeneration or deposits of calcium on the valve (primarily affects the elderly), congenital abnormality with only two instead of three cusps, and rheumatic fever. Even in the case of a congenital defect, symptoms are most likely to occur only in adulthood.

Aortic stenosis can occur at any age (because the causes are different) but is usually asymptomatic until middle or old age.

The condition is three times more common in men than women.

Symptoms of Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic stenosis does not always cause symptoms immediately, even though the valve can be tight. When the heart begins to fail, symptoms of congestive heart failure can develop including fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath with exercise or at night, and swelling in the ankles.

Other symptoms associated with aortic stenosis are angina (chest pain) and fainting upon exertion (syncope).

Characteristic signs include a heart murmur heard with a stethoscope.

Notes from Madonna.

We’ve been helping the body repair heart tissue for several years (as natural supplements have improved so much) and have had great success with Stem Enhance, Stem Flo, CardioX, Metacard CoQ10, Metagen B12Folate & more.  Even chronically ill people with only a few months to live have had their lives change with natural supplements and have been given their lives back!

Call us today to find out how we can help you!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies

Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Kidney Issues – how natural therapies can help you!

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Has the term ‘ kidney failure’ or ‘kidney issues’ been mentioned by the doctors?  It’s pretty scary since the only answer is transplant and/or dialysis and lifetime medication.  Holy cow, what a prognosis!  Not only that but the amount of time to wait for an available kidney is huge – how much time out of your life will be spent worried about the future.

Have you even considered natural therapies support/cures for kidney issues?  Nephritis, kidney failure, kidney cysts, kidney tumours… is there any other help available?  Well, there are herbs, nutrients and supplements that may support your kidney function…

  1. We have ways of supporting the body’s inflammation, cysts, toxicity, stress etc
  2. Natural Supplements such as Waiora NCD / Stem Enhance / Uroplex, Kidney Care & Renoxyl and more… there are products that support detoxification processes through the kidneys and bladder
  3. supporting the other conditions which may be linked to kidney failure:
  • blood pressure
  • poor digestion, liver stress or poor immune function – if any of these are not serving you well, the kidneys can fail!
  • chemical toxicity (the kidneys are the last ‘filter’ of the body)

So there IS help available – we may be able to support your kidneys, sometimes hugely improving quality of life for you and your kidneys!

Madonna Guy
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

Food Poisoning: Tips to avoid and heal your gut!

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Have you ever experienced food poisoning and wondered how you got it??

  1. Have you eaten anything with raw eggs?  These may contain Salmonella when uncooked
  2. When you are ‘unfreezing’ meats – let it thaw in the fridge, NOT outside in the air (which may contain bacteria)
  3. Don’t leave perishable foods out of the fridge/oven for more than an hour…only 1 airborne bacteria can cause issues:  2 hours at the absolute outside – 1 bacteria doubles every 20 minutes!
  4. Wash your utensils before you use them
  5. Wash your hands before you serve any food items, don’t poison your family and friends
  6. Wash the plate before you re-use the food plates – your hands may have bacteria, the plates may have bacteria!  The staph bacteria that lives on your hands can transfer from plate to food to friends!
  7. Listeria infections happen days or weeks later and may cause infections in the brain like meningitis.
  8. Use shallow containers (less than 2 inches high) to store/cool food.  This cools food quickly and slows down the bacterial growth.

How to avoid food poisoning?!

  1. have a great immune system using supplements such as AndroNK, Ultra Flora Immune and MetagenB12Folate.
  2. have a great gut – 70% of immunity is in the gut – using supplements such as Ultra Flora Immune & G-Tox.
  3. take digestive enzymes with meals if you have no control over the preparation – supplements such as Metagest, Vegetarian Digestive Enzymes or Digestone.

Long Term?

If you’ve had food poisoning several times, you may have a weakened gut and/or immune system.  We have a fantastic health programme called ‘Foundations of Health’.  This is aimed at getting your gut, liver, immune system and kidneys up and running and working beautifully!

Symptoms you may be experiencing are:

  • bloating, burping, belching
  • constipation or diarrhoea
  • constantly feeling unwell
  • exhaustion
  • muscle aches and pains
  • hormonal issues
  • poor sleep
  • aching kidneys
  • always thirsty
  • dark rings or puffiness under the eyes

Talk to us today about getting started and take care of your health!!

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia

About Stem Cells: embryonic versus Stem Enhance – completely natural and organic!!!

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

About Stem Cells:  Embryonic stem cells (ESC) have been in the news  since 1998 when stem cells obtained from human embryo were first successfully grown in vitro. And as ESC were shown to have the ability of becoming virtually any cell type of the body, this achievement inspired many promises and raised expectations. Could injection of ESC lead to improvements in various degenerative diseases ? Would it be possible to grow organs in vitro for the purpose of transplant ? Could we manipulate the genetic material of embryonic stem cells in order to repair faulty genes in an organ ?

 

But an ESC were fueling much hope, research with ESC became rapidly encumbered by serious ethical considerations. First, the source of human ESC has to be human embryos.

 

The idea of growing human embryos with the intent of dismembering them after a week or so in order to grow ESC is obviously questionable, Second and more worrisome is the fact that culturing human ESC could open the door to human cloning in order to grow actual organs. But aside from these ethical issues the main issue is that in spite of all the promises of ESC research nearly 10 years of research have delivered little in term of successful and safe ESC-based therapeutic approach.

 

But, while much of the world focused on developments in ESC research another breakthrough discovery was being made by numerous scientific teams throughout the world. Adult stem cells (ASC), the stem cells present in the body after birth, were also shown to have the ability of becoming virtually any cell type of the body.

 

ASC placed on brain. Liver or muscle tissue will rapidly become brain, liver and muscle cells. At first, because ASC are difficult to grow in vitro, many believed that they had little potential, but a series of in vivo studies rapidly establish that ASC have enormous potential in the body.

 

This discovery then spurred the concept that adult stem cells, having the ability of becoming any cell type of the body, might constitute the natural renewal system of the body. Studies using various novel scientific tools like Green Fluorescent Protein, which allows visual tracking of stem cells in the body, showed that when an organ is challenged it causes the release of compounds know to trigger stem cells release from the bone marrow. The organ then releases compounds known to attract stem cells, and released stem cells travel to that organ. As they reach the organ in need, the stem cells migrate in the organ, proliferate and become cells of that organ, promoting tissue renewal.

 

This process takes place every day of our lives and constitute the natural innate renewal system of the body. As stem cells travel in the body, they participate to maintaining optimal health throughout the body.

 

Stem Enhance: Questions and Answers

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

STEM ENHANCE:  The first product available that allows our body to produce it’s own stem cells for repair, maintenance, great health and vitality!  Ask  us how to have to arrive at your house wholesale each month!!

 

1. What is a stem cell?

 

A stem cell is a cell that has the ability to duplicate itself endlessly and to become cells of virtually any organ and tissue of the body. Embryonic stem cells are cells extracted from the blastula, the very early embryo, that have an exceptional ability to duplicate in vitro, that is in a test tube, and to become cells of almost any tissue. Adult stem cells are cells found in an organism after birth. Until very recently, it was believed that adult stem cells could only become blood cells, bone and connective tissue. But recent development over the past 5 years have revealed that adult stem cells have capabilities similar to embryonic stem cells.

 

2. What is the Stem Cell Theory of Renewal?

 

The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal proposes that stem cells are naturally released by the bone marrow and travel via the bloodstream toward tissues to promote the body’s natural process of renewal. When an organ is subjected to a process that requires renewal, such as the natural aging process, this organ releases compounds that trigger the release of stem cells from the bone marrow. The organ also releases compounds that attracts stem cells to this organ. The released stem cells then follow the concentration gradient of these compounds and leave the blood circulation to migrate to the organ where they proliferate and differentiate into cells of this organ, supporting the natural process of renewal.

 

3. Why do we hear much in the news about embryonic stem cells and very little about adult stem cells?

 

The first human embryonic stem cells were grown in vitro, in a petri dish, in the mid 1990s. Rapidly, scientists were successful at growing them for many generations and to trigger their differentiation into virtually any kind of cells, i.e. brain cells, heart cells, liver cells, bone cells, pancreatic cells, etc. When scientists tried growing adult stem cells, the endeavour was met with less success, as adult stem cells were difficult to grow in vitro for more than a few generations. This led to the idea that embryonic stem cells have more potential than adult stem cells. In addition, the ethical concerns linked to the use of embryonic stem cells have led to a disproportionate representation of embryonic stem cells in the media.

 

But recent developments over the past 2-3 years have established that adult stem cells have capabilities comparable to embryonic stem cells in the human body, not in the test tube. Many studies have indicated that simply releasing stem cells from the bone marrow can help support the body’s natural process for renewal of tissues and organs.

 

4. What is the effect of StemEnhance?

 

StemEnhance™ is a blend of two compounds extracted from the widely consumed aquatic botanical Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). One extract, which contains an L-selectin ligand, supports the natural release of stem cells (CD34+ cells) from the bone marrow. The other extract, a polysaccharide-rich fraction named Migratose™, may support the migration of stem cells out of the blood into tissues.

 

5. What is the science behind StemEnhance?

 

The effect of StemEnhance™ on stem cells was tested in a triple-blind study. In brief, volunteers rested for one hour before the first blood sample, which established the baseline level in the number of circulating stem cells. After the first blood samples, volunteers were given StemEnhance™ or placebo. Thereafter, blood samples were taken at 30, 60 and 120 minutes after taking the consumables. The number of circulating stem cells was quantified by analyzing the blood samples using Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS). Consumption of StemEnhance™ triggered a significant 25% increase in the number of circulating stem cells. 

 

6. What is the recommended dose?

 

One gram of StemEnhance™ triggers a significant 25-35% increase in the number of circulating stem cells. The effect lasts for a few hours. The recommended dosage is therefore 2 capsules once or twice day, at least 6 hours apart.  For chronic problems, such as long term pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, we have seen clients improve quickly on 6-12capsules per day; along with a product called StemFlo which allows the stem cells to enter into the most inflamed tissues of the body.

 

7. Can StemEnhance deplete the bone marrow? Do we have a finite number of stem cells?

 

No, StemEnhance™ will not deplete the bone marrow. The bone marrow constantly produces stem cells for the entire life of an individual. Stem cells released by the bone marrow are responsible for the constant renewal of red blood cells and lymphocytes (immune cells).

 

A 25-30% increase in the number of circulating stem cells is well within physiological range and does not constitute stress on the bone marrow environment. The amount of active bone marrow amounts to about 2,600 g (5.7 lbs), with about 1.5 trillion marrow cells. A 25-30% increase in the number of circulating stem cells triggered by the consumption of 1 gram of StemEnhance™ corresponds to approximately 3 million cells, which is a small portion of the stem cells present in the bone marrow. Stem cells that do not reach any tissue or become blood cells return to the bone marrow.

 

8. What happened to stem cells if they do not reach a tissue?

 

Stem cells released from the bone marrow that do not reach a tissue simply home back to the bone marrow after some time.  If an area is too inflamed with sticky substances such as fibrin, we need products such as StemFlo to allow the tissue to enter the most inflamed areas of our body.

 

9. Can stem cells lead to aberrations such as cancer?

 

Only embryonic stem cells have been associated with the development of aberrant growth. Stem cells present in specialized tissues such as the intestinal mucosa may also play a role in the development of aberrant growth. But stem cells released from the bone have not been associated with such problems.

 

10. Why has StemTech HealthSciences elected to use the Direct Marketing distribution channel?

 

The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal constitutes a new paradigm in health sciences. Likewise, StemEnhance™ is the first product in a novel category of revolutionary products called “stem cells enhancers.” Stem cell enhancers are product that supports stem cell functions in the body. Given the novel nature of both the concept and the product, a significant effort of education is required to help people become aware of this new technology. The power of networking offers a unique opportunity to generate awareness and educate people about this new paradigm. Furthermore, the MLM channel offers unique opportunities for people to develop home-based businesses and create greater financial freedom.

 

11. Why may StemEnhance be contraindicated for people on anticoagulant therapy?

 

One gram of StemEnhance contains roughly half of the recommended daily allowance in vitamin K. Vitamin K is an essential nutrient playing an important role in the process of blood coagulation. Hence, doctors often tell people to avoid vitamin K while being on anticoagulant therapy. This being said, it is not so much the presence of vitamin K in the diet as much as the consistency in the daily intake. Therefore, the best approach is to discuss with your doctor your desire to take StemEnhance, that it contains vitamin K, and the anticoagulant prescription can be adjusted through careful monitoring of your condition by your doctor.

 

12. Can Stem Enhance be taken with other drugs?

 

There is a possible interaction with antidepressant medications, as StemEnhance contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a compound naturally produced by the brain that affect dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. PEA is known for its effect on mood elevation and mental energy. Interactions with antidepressant medications have not been reported, but the possibility exists. People should consult their health care practitioner before taking StemEnhance if they are on antidepressant medication. There are no other known contraindications.

 

13. Can Stem Enhance be taken by children?

 

The ability of stem cells to be released by the bone marrow and the quality of the stem cells released by the bone marrow both appears to decrease with age. Therefore, one might conclude that children and infants have a very effective “stem cell system” and do not need stem cell support. Nevertheless, we have received very compelling testimonials suggesting that StemEnhance could bring significant benefits to young children.

 

StemEnhance is made of two extracts from the cyanophyta Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), which has been consumed by children for more than two decades with a good history of safety.

 

14. How does an increase in the number of circulating stem cells lead to optimal health?

 

Circulating stem cells can reach various organs and become cells of that organ, helping such organ regain and maintain optimal health. Recent studies have suggested that the number of circulating stem cells is a key factor; the higher the number of circulating stem cells the greater is the ability of the body at healing itself.

 

15. What is the optimum way of taking StemEnhance capsules?

 

StemEnhance can be taken with or without food, though some people at times experience some heaviness when taken on an empty stomach. The same experience has been reported when taken with an acidic juice like orange juice. Otherwise, StemEnhance can be taken with any fruit or vegetable juice, or with water.

 

In our studies, StemEnhance was always taken in the morning. However, it is quite possible that StemEnhance might bring greater benefits when taken before sleep, as the body tends to regenerate better during sleep. This being said, this remains to be studied. At this point, with the data available, the best way to take StemEnhance is to take 2 capsules once or twice a day, in the morning or morning and evening.

 

16. Is StemEnhance FDA approved?

 

No. FDA does not approve dietary supplements in the same way that FDA approves some drugs and medical devices. Nonetheless, FDA does regulate product quality, product safety, and product claims, and has authority to remove products from the market that are not safe or that make claims that are not substantiated by scientific evidence.

 

17. Is StemEnhance truly natural? Organic? Non-genetically modified? Farmed?

 

StemEnhance is made of two extracts from the aquatic botanicals Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). AFA grows naturally in a pristine lake of Southern Oregon, it is therefore wildcrafted, not farmed or manipulated in anyway, hence no genetic modification. StemEnhance is produced by an Organic certified facility and is certified Organic.

 

18. Are there any synthetic ingredients in StemEnhance? If so, what?

 

StemEnhance is made of 100% natural AFA extracts.

 

19. Is StemEnhance actually patented, or has the company only applied for a patent?

 

One patent has been issued on StemEnhance and another one has been filed. The issued patent is a Use Patent that pertains to the use of AFA for supporting stem cell physiology. The second patent is a Composition Patent that pertains to the specific components in AFA responsible stem cell support.

 

20. How is StemEnhance different from whole AFA?

 

Whole AFA has been used for more than two decades with a very good track record of safety and health benefits. Whole AFA has been used as a natural anti-inflammatory product, to support the immune system, and to improve mental clarity and mental energy. Over the past few years StemTech’s scientific team has isolated and identified the various components in AFA responsible for the various health benefits of AFA. In brief, AFA has been found to contain phenylethylamine (PEA) responsible for providing a feeling of mental energy, phycocyanin responsible for the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, a polysaccharide responsible for supporting the immune system, and most recently an L-selectin ligand responsible for supporting the release of stem cells from the bone marrow.

 

StemEnhance is a 5:1 concentrate of AFA that concentrates the four compounds listed above. It is specifically designed and developed to support stem cell physiology, but it also concentrates other compounds unique to AFA, bringing unique support for the whole body.

 

21. What are other ways of increasing your stem cell blood level?

 

Due to the novelty of the concept of supporting the release of one’s own stem cells, very little scientific work has been done so far to identify compounds or conditions that increase the release of stem cells from the bone marrow. So far, StemEnhance is the only natural compound shown to support the release of stem cells from the bone marrow.

 

22. What are the ingredients?

 

The ingredients are listed in the Supplement Fact box of the label, as stipulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. One serving is obtained with 2 capsules, totaling 1 gram of cyanophyta extracts. StemEnhance is made of only two ingredients that are extracted from the same plant, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae.

Labeling laws require listing any nutrient found in an amount superior to 2% of the daily recommendation. Carotenoids and proteins are found in significant amount in StemEnhance. Therefore, carotenoids and proteins that are naturally present in StemEnhance are listed on the label. Carotenoids are listed as vitamin A because they are measured as retinal equivalent.

 

  1. 23.    What conditions has New Leaf Natural Therapies seen improve with StemEnhance??

 

  • Parkinson’s Disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurological disorders; Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue; Mood enhancement; Lung Scarring; asthma
  • Gut repair after numerous doses of anti-biotics and other damaging drugs
  • Wound healing; torn muscle repair; vertebrae disc repair
  • Coeliac’s – healing of gut mucosa

 Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
07 3348 6098

About Stem Cells: embryonic versus Stem Enhance – completely natural and organic!!!

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

About Stem Cells:  Embryonic stem cells (ESC) have been in the news  since 1998 when stem cells obtained from human embryo were first successfully grown in vitro. And as ESC were shown to have the ability of becoming virtually any cell type of the body, this achievement inspired many promises and raised expectations. Could injection of ESC lead to improvements in various degenerative diseases ? Would it be possible to grow organs in vitro for the purpose of transplant ? Could we manipulate the genetic material of embryonic stem cells in order to repair faulty genes in an organ ?

But an ESC were fueling much hope, research with ESC became rapidly encumbered by serious ethical considerations. First, the source of human ESC has to be human embryos.

The idea of growing human embryos with the intent of dismembering them after a week or so in order to grow ESC is obviously questionable, Second and more worrisome is the fact that culturing human ESC could open the door to human cloning in order to grow actual organs. But aside from these ethical issues the main issue is that in spite of all the promises of ESC research nearly 10 years of research have delivered little in term of successful and safe ESC-based therapeutic approach.

But, while much of the world focused on developments in ESC research another breakthrough discovery was being made by numerous scientific teams throughout the world. Adult stem cells (ASC), the stem cells present in the body after birth, were also shown to have the ability of becoming virtually any cell type of the body.

ASC placed on brain. Liver or muscle tissue will rapidly become brain, liver and muscle cells. At first, because ASC are difficult to grow in vitro, many believed that they had little potential, but a series of in vivo studies rapidly establish that ASC have enormous potential in the body.

This discovery then spurred the concept that adult stem cells, having the ability of becoming any cell type of the body, might constitute the natural renewal system of the body. Studies using various novel scientific tools like Green Fluorescent Protein, which allows visual tracking of stem cells in the body, showed that when an organ is challenged it causes the release of compounds know to trigger stem cells release from the bone marrow. The organ then releases compounds known to attract stem cells, and released stem cells travel to that organ. As they reach the organ in need, the stem cells migrate in the organ, proliferate and become cells of that organ, promoting tissue renewal.

This process takes place every day of our lives and constitute the natural innate renewal system of the body. As stem cells travel in the body, they participate to maintaining optimal health throughout the body.

Madonna Guy ND
Naturopath, Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
07 3348 6098
madonna@nlnt.com.au

The story of Stem Enhance: by Christian Drapeau; “Neurological Scientist”

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

A little over two decades ago, a new herbal supplement names Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), an aquatic botanical, made it’s appearance on the market place. Rapidly, AFA became popular for the wide variety of health benefits reported by consumers. Over the years we identified the presence in AFA of various compounds such as phycocyanin, a strong natural anti-inflammatory compound, a polysaccharide supporting immune function, and phenylethylamine (PEA), a molecule known as the “molecule of love”, which increases mental clarity and provides a sense of well being. Nevertheless, in spite of the identification of these various components, many health benefits reported by consumers remained unexplained.

 

At the turn of the 21st Century, data began appearing in the scientific literature describing the potential of embryonic stem cells (ESC).ESC were shown to have the ability to become any kind of cells in the body. Soon after, studies revealed that adult stem cells (ASC) also had the ability of becoming virtually any kind of cells in the body.

 

            When this discovery was made, we hypothesized that ASC constituted the natural renewal system of the body, and we published this hypothesis in the journal, Medical Hypothesis (October 2002). Our idea at the time was this: if ASC indeed constituted the natural renewal system of the body, with ASC being able to become any cell type of the body, then supporting this process could lead to a wide variety of health benefits. Given the broad spectrum of benefits reported by AFA consumers, we simply hypothesized that AFA was supporting aspects of stem physiology.

 

With this idea in mind, we initiated a series of laboratory experiments and soon discovered that consumption of large quantity of AFA (greater than 5 grams) increased the number of circulating stem cells by up to 30%. As we pursued our investigations to identify the compound in AFA responsible for this effect, we actually identified two specific compounds supporting both the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and their migration out of the blood into tissues. We then proceeded to concentrate these compounds out of AFA, achieving 5:1 concentrates for both compounds, and blended these compounds  to make StemEnhance. One gram of StemEnhance supports the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and increases the number of circulating stem cells by up to 30%. StemEnhance also concentrates phycocyanin and PEA, other important compounds found in AFA.

 

StemEnhance is a natural product made of 100% organic AFA and manufactured in accordance with GMP regulations. The powder is encapsulated and bottled in a pharmaceutical grade facility, providing the highest quality possible. Each lot of Stem Enhance is tested for any potential contaminants, according to a stringent quality control program.

 

When asked why would one want to take StemEnhance, the answer is simply to support the body’s natural process of maintaining optimal health. Supporting stem cell physiology everyday by increasing the number of circulating stem cells is one of the wisest decisions one can make to regain and maintain optimal health.

 

Madonna Guy ND
New Leaf Natural Therapies
Wynnum, Brisbane, Australia
07 3348 6098
p.s. we have clinically used stem enhance for around 4 years with results including reducing the size of enlarged hearts, eyesight improvement, joint pain reduction, mitrial valve prolapse repair, spinal disc repair and more.