Nutritional support for regenerative medicine is worth thinking about. While proper nutrition is essential for both disease management and anti-aging approaches to health care it is can also play a cornerstone role in regenerative medicine.
In general foods that cause inflammation should be avoided and those that provide the building blocks or essential substrates should be encouraged. The goal of the anti-inflammatory diet is to decrease the influx of free radicals and to increase the number of antioxidants. In one study done from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Neurosurgery an anti-inflammatory diet led to a significant reduction in symptomatology in three-quarters of patients. Approximately 70% of these patients were able to discontinue prescription medications.
We definitely know that fish oil is metabolized into anti-inflammatory compounds. The USDA suggests that antioxidant foods (largely fruits and vegetables) can forestall the aging process by reducing the formation of free radicals. Free radicals damage cells by causing them to lose some of their genetic make-up. Protection from free radicals comes from foods with high oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). Phytonutrients, polyphenols, isoflavones, carotenoids, and flavoides are examples. They are responsible for the flavor, color, and smell of fruits and vegetables.
The food with the highest ORAC value is dark chocolate. Acai berries, green tea, mangosteen extract, Resveratrol, and blueberries are other foods rich in ORAC. Curcumin, Quercetin, and Boswellin are three supplements thought to be powerful in inhibiting inflammation. These, and other flavonoids, are found in many different types of teas, wines, and fruits and vegetables.
Wobenzyme is an anti-inflammatory/anti-aging supplement that contains enzymes which break down proteins into smaller amino acids. These enzymes are like biological vacuum cleaners that rid the body of circulating immune complexes that can lodge in joints are cause harm. Wobenzyme is commonly used in Germany, behind only aspirin.
Co-enzyme Q (COQ-10) is an important supplement that helps other anti-oxidants work better. It also seems to have an important role in mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the body’s oxygen using power plants. Reservatol, found in high concentrations in wine, is a supplement that mimics a starvation diet and activates longevity genes within the body. It also seems to mimic the effects of exercise. Research at Harvard University suggests that using Reservatol is been associated with a lower incidence of diabetes, cancers, degenerative arthritis, and other chronic diseases.
EPA and DHA are the two most important essential fatty acids. They reduce bad cholesterol. Lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, reduce the effects of inflammation on joints, lower cardiac arrhythmias, and slow down aging and a host of other chronic diseases. Olive oil is probably as important as fish oils. Avocados and most nuts are also good sources of Omega fatty acids as well.
While there is no single food source that contains all of the vitamins, mineral, anti-oxidants and enzymes that promote health a diet with plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, dietary fiber, that is low in glycemic cars, polyunsaturated fats, and contains protein sources that are low in saturated fats makes up a good eating regimen for reducing inflammation.
There are also several other supplements that can enhance your body’s regenerative medicine response to treatment. The following list contains some commonly recommended supplements that can enhance a regenerative medicine results. Using them is not a requirement for successful outcome.
Juice Plus should be thought of as the foundation. It provides the basic fruits and vegetables building blocks required for tissue growth and nutritional support. It is taken two juice capsules in the morning and two vegetable capsules in the afternoon.
L-Arginine 500mg (in sustained and immediate release formulation) can enhance blood flow. It should be taken two tablets at bedtime, preferably one week prior and through the course of regenerative medicine treatment.
Stem XCell/Memory Cell, taken two tablets, twice daily for the first month then decrease to two tablets a day, preferably one week prior and through the course of regenerative medicine treatment to support stem growth and function.
Shark Liver Oil, 1000mg, taken two capsules daily (2 capsules = 1000mg), preferably one week prior and through the course of regenerative medicine treatment to stimulate and enhance immune system function.
Bio Protein Velvet Deer Antler (IGF/HGH Enhancers), administer 1/3 of a dropper sublingual and hold under tongue for 90 seconds, upon arising.
CH Alpha (amino acids and peptides that promote proper joint metabolism and stimulate cartilage synthesis), taken one table daily, preferably one week prior and through the course of regenerative medicine treatment.
All of these supplements can be purchased on the internet.