Suzanne Somers discusses banking stem cellsSuzanne Somers has always been down with the most cutting edge health science -- some might argue going as far back as her Thighmaster days. E!'s The Soup may have hilariously teased her for it, joking that she's pawning edible organic tanning spray. But the woman knows what's up. She proved it again in her latest episode of Suzanne Somers Breaking Through on the CafeMom Studios YouTube channel.
In the most recent installment, Somers sat down with Robin Smith, M.D., the CEO of Neostem, a group that deals with cellular therapies and stem cell banking. Dr. Smith explained why someone might want to bank their stem cells and how it's done. And seriously, after watching her one-on-one with Somers, I feel like I've been personally ushered into the future of medicine!
Basically, as Dr. Smith explains, anyone can bank their healthy, adult stem cells at any time in order to sort of create a "bio-insurance" for years down the road when you might need them to assist with re-creation of bone marrow or help building new heart muscle or arteries. Advancements involving stem cells seem to be moving at an extraordinary pace, so who knows what medicine will be able to do with them 5, 10, 20 years down the road? But Suzanne Somers says that storing her own stem cells will help safeguard her against a plethora of dreaded diseases, from heart disease to Alzheimer's. It's pretty incredible.
Here's the episode with all the details:
Is your mind blown like mine? I had heard of banking cord blood for your child's health, but I wasn't really aware of the fact that you could get your own stem cells socked away for a rainy day. Seems like something we should all be doing to safeguard our well-being. Suzanne and Dr. Smith sure make an amazing case for it.
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Does this make you want to consider stem cell banking?
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