Kyäni Wellness TV: Episode 051–Why Do Stem Cells Matter?


Hello and welcome to another episode of “Kyani
Wellness TV.” My name is Dr. Andreas Boettcher, member of
the Scientific Advisory Board here at Kyani. And this is the third video in basically a
four or five part series on redefining aging. And the first one we talked about, telomere
health and then next one we talked about, mitochondria health. Today it’s all about stem cells. Stay tuned. So today I want to talk to you about stem
cell health and why you ultimately should care. And stem cells are remarkable cells because
they have the ability to mimic basically any cell in the human body and repair wherever
there is necessary repair to be done. And it’s often used as a form of therapy today
where basically, stem cells are removed either from bone marrow or from fat tissue or from
blood, stockpiled and then reinjected into an area to promote health, healing, and wellbeing. And there’s been some incredibly promising
results and it may be something you may want to look at as opposed to powerful opioids
or steroid injections in managing pain. So for me as a natural provider, I started
to think about what can I do nutritionally to maximize my stem cell health easy for me
to say apparently, and more importantly, how you can as well. Now, before I go into those, well, let’s talk
about stem cells and their role for a moment and why they’re mattering, why they’re so
important. Well, they’re unspecializing, meaning stem
cells can be removed from one part of the body and replaced into another part that is
damaged and then transform exactly into the exact type of cells needed in order to carry
out that cellular repair work, which is basically what we kind of opened this up with. Now, unlike other cells, stem cells divide
and can become another type of cell with a specialized function, whether it’s a muscle
cell, red blood cell, heart cell, brain cell, etc. The list goes on. Now because they contain natural growth factors,
stem cells accelerate the body’s natural healing response and lower pain without the need for
painkilling medications. I love where this is headed, right, as you
quite would imagine and they reproduce quickly and can continue dividing in areas after long
periods of inactivity. So benefits are experienced within a short
period of time. So what we’re really talking about here are
some of the benefits associated with stem cell therapy. Now, of course, check with your medical provider
if that’s an option for you and if that’s your best recommendation. But what I want to talk to you about is not
only your stem cell health and what they do in terms of stem cell therapy, but doesn’t
the obvious question then beget itself or begin by saying, “Hey, what can I do daily
to maintain my stem cell health?” Because before anyone does go in for stem
cell therapy, there are some things that you are often advised to do, many of which are
that are on this list to help boost your stem cell count. So why not just do that daily? Why wait until the alarm goes off or the pain
sets in? See I’m all about proactive prevention and
not waiting for that fire alarm or that siren to go off. So here are some of my best tips for you. Well, fasting, fewer calories, intermittent
fasting, having lower calories. And not necessarily a significant amount,
maybe anywhere between 20% to 40% less of what you should be consuming. Now the question is what should you be consuming? If you have no idea, please go and watch episode
nine on “Kyani Wellness TV.” I’ve got a formula in there to help you get
an idea of where you should be. And as I talked about in my last episode of
mitochondria, I eat about 2000 to 2300 calories a day and I like to take Sundays as my day
of rest. And so I will do maybe about 1100, 1200 calories,
lower my protein intake to about less than 10%, 15% and just eat healthy fats, fruits
and vegetables for the day until I hit about 1100 to 1200 calories. Gives my digestive system a wonderful break,
helps to boost my telomere health, mitochondria health and of course your stem cell health. Excessive calories, obesity are one of the
worst things you can do to these vital cells that are so responsible for your cellular
repair and health. Polyphenols and antioxidants, particularly
those found in like Goji Berries, blueberries, wild Alaskan blueberries. These are rich in the vital micronutrients
to help preserve the health and the replication of your stem cells. And most people are deficient in them. Cut the sugar. Sugar is toxic to telomere health. It is toxic to mitochondrial health and yes,
it is toxic to even your stem cell health and focus on low glycemic carbs. You know, the carbs that I like to eat are
like your quinoa, the occasional sweet potato, the yams, black rice, brown rice, and then
I just eat vegetables and fruit whenever I want. I have about maybe a cup or two of fruit a
day and then I have about three to five, six servings of vegetables a day. You get free calories. They are so…you could have a bowl of roasted
cauliflower about this big and it might be 60 calories and boy, is that filling because
it’s rich in fiber, which also helps you to reduce your triglycerides. See, the majority of today’s aging problems
that I’m seeing and I even saw in practice comes from people’s excessive calories and
particularly empty calories from processed foods, which are high in processed carbohydrates. And so anytime you have excessive carbohydrate
intake, it basically transforms into triglycerides and triglycerides are not a good thing to
your stem cells. Lift heavy and stay aerobically fit. I’m a big proponent of lifting heavy. And it doesn’t have to be, you know what you
might perceive lifting heavy, you know, from the bodybuilders in the gym or the powerlifters
or the world’s strongest man. I’m talking both men and women of just pushing
yourself to push a little more weight than you think you possibly can. And that might even just begin with pushups
on the floor. Maybe you can’t even do five pushups on the
floor. Hey, that’s heavy for you, do it and go walk
three times a week. Do some air squats right in your room. Do 15 squats, maybe hold a gallon jug of water
close to your chest and just squat with that. That could be heavy for you and if it is,
don’t sweat it. No one’s judging. Just do the work. Do the exercise because it protects your telomeres,
they protect your mitochondria and they protect your stem cells. And one of the worst things you could ever
say to yourself is, “I just don’t have time to take care. I just don’t have time to the gym. I don’t have time to go work out.” When I hear that, that’s like you telling
me, “I don’t have time to take care of my health. My health is not important to me. I don’t care about my mitochondrial health. I don’t care about protecting my telomeres. I’m not worried about my stem cells. You know, I’m just going to keep doing what
I’ve been doing, but if something goes wrong, I’ll just go run to the doctor. He’ll be able to fix it.” If you’re not taking care of these foundational
elements, you’re never going to live up to your true health potential. And I say that love, and I say that because
I truly do care and I see so many people neglecting it, when the very panacea is free, it’s right
there. We all have to eat. Make the right choices. Just start working out a little more. Be amazing how great you can absolutely feel. Vitamin C and D3 are very important when it
comes to protecting your stem cells. They provide the building blocks and raw materials
and the antioxidants, the polyphenols, okay, that are very important for protecting them. And they provide the building blocks to help
stabilize your stem cell and the activity thereof. So they’re very important. Avoid prescription medications. Many of today’s prescription medications do
not agree with your stem cells. Please, whatever you do, don’t just gloss
over the side effects you hear in every TV commercial. They are serious, they are real, and somehow
they’re able to sell billions of dollars. I mean, if I talked about our triangle of
health and it may, you know, you may have all this, but it may cause nausea, vomiting,
upset stomach, decrease your length of health and healing time. Don’t take if you’ve got liver or kidney disease
and if you have any suicidal tendencies, it may actually magnify them and cause you to
kill yourself, you would never take it. But yet when it comes to a prescription drug,
we just kind of gloss over it. I don’t understand it. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. And so if you are on prescription medications,
start taking care of your health. Ask yourself, “Am I getting in the fruits
and vegetables every day? Am I working out consistently on a weekly
basis?” It doesn’t have to be every day. “Am I keeping my calories within a reasonable
limit? I’m I getting the right macronutrients that
I need and can I do that consistently enough and do I have a healthy outlet for my stress?” I mean focus on that. Get that input and do that for six months. Not just for 30 days or a week, right? Six months. Add in proper supplements to help complement
a well-balanced diet with a well-balanced fitness program, take care of the basics. That’s what I always told my patients. We’ve got to take care of the basics because
nothing else I’m going to prescribe or do is going to work for you if we don’t take
care of the basics, right? You don’t have XYZ because there’s a lack
of drugs in your body. You have an XYZ because something has gone
awry and something is missing or you’re not providing it through choices that you’re making. And many people gloss over that. So I encourage you, you’re here for a reason. So I’m assuming that’s you. You’re here to take charge of your health. And if I’m a little on my soapbox, I guess
I am because I am that passionate about it and I’m tired of watching these companies
that tell us this is the only way to be healthy and to be well when so much is in your control
and in your hands. So if you are on prescription drugs, challenge
your doctor to say, “Hey, you got me on XYZ, what are you gonna do to help me get off of
it?” That’s it. And if they say, “Well, no, you got to take
this for the rest of your life,” I’d encourage you to find another doctor. There’s someone that will, that will take
the time to work with you. Teach, educate, and provide a custom protocol
to help you to achieve the result that I believe that you can achieve. Because 90% of today’s medications are maintenance
medications. They don’t fix anything. They’re designed for you to take for the rest
of your life. And those side effects are not to be taken
lightly because this is in part why. They wreak havoc on some of the vitals cellular
structures in the body. Steroids are another massive detriment to
your overall stem cell health. And the ironic part is many people will take
steroids or corticosteroids to overcome pain or get injections and so forth, which actually
damage the stem cells that are responsible for providing the cellular repair to help
those joints to potentially be healthy in the future. It’s a bit ironic. It’s a short-sighted short term, not even
a fix, a Band-Aid that’s like shoveling the dirt under the carpet and then pretending
like it’s not there. Rather than getting a diet that’s rich in
anti-inflammatory nutrients like your tocotrienols and your Omega-3s and eliminating processed
food and white sugar and alcohol and tobacco and all those things that just spark inflammation
and pain and not exercising because if you’re like you can’t…Look, I’m a recovering from
someone…I recovered from back surgery, not because I took the opioids they wanted me
to take or the antiinflammatories or the corticosteroids. I said, “Absolutely no, I want none of that. Let me get my butt moving. Let me start walking. Let me start working out where I can, let
me do what I can and build my strength back and let me do a nutrition,” I never took any
of those things and I can deadlift just as much as a 20-year-old can and have absolutely
no issues. Knock on wood, right? Got to work on it every single day. And so if you want to know where my passion
is coming from, that in part is where that is coming from. And then a very, another easy solution for
you is to get more sleep. You need rest. Your bodies need time to recover, to recuperate,
right? The growth doesn’t happen in the gym or the
fitness center. The growth happens when you recover and giving
your body the tools and the nutrition that it needs. So I know I did get a little bit on my soapbox,
but I hope you understand where it’s coming from because when you combine what we’re talking
about with good common sense nutrition with a good wholesome foundational nutritional
supplement program with foundational fitness, it’s absolutely amazing what your body can
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