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Treating aging as a disease

How ongoing stem cell replacement can extend longevity and wellness


Assuming you don’t meet your demise in a sudden traumatic accident, it’s a disease that will claim your life. That disease might be caused by an infection, the emergence of cancer, an autoimmune disorder, or other condition. Any disease damages various organs at the cellular level because cells die and the body doesn’t have enough stem cells available to repair that damage and promote healing.


But what if you’re never “officially” diagnosed with a disease? Eventually you’ll “die of old age,” yet that’s still based on a decline in regenerating cells quickly enough to replace cells that deteriorate as we age.


Indeed, aging is a disease. Noted entrepreneur and X Prize Foundation Founder Peter Diamandis not only agrees, he calls aging “a second pandemic” we need to address in addition to Covid — and points out that aging is by far “the deadliest disease on Earth.”



Treating aging with ongoing stem cell therapy


Peter also agrees that stem cells could make it possible to extend the human lifespan by an extra few decades because stem cells are the body’s “natural repair team.” When the body needs new cells of a specific type, for example neurons, skin cells, or immune cells, it uses stem cells from our bone marrow to create those cells.


But stem cell production declines as we age. In some ways, it’s the basis of why we age, but additional stem cells can help slow down that decline.


We don’t have to get old – at least not as fast. That’s why I think age 100 will become the “new 60”.


At BioXcellerator, we use stem cells to regenerate tissue to treat disease and injury. For example, a common disorder is degenerative disc disease in the spine. Stem cell therapy can help regenerate that disc tissue to restore mobility and ease pain. The same biological processes can regenerate tissue in brain injuries, repair spinal cord tissue, or to promote healing in many other ways.


But as I’ve noted before, one common benefit of stem cell therapy is that many patients report feeling better overall. They notice more energy, less gray hair, younger-looking skin, and more. That’s not surprising because any stem cells not used to treat a specific disorder are used to repair cellular damage we might not notice – but helps rejuvenate the body and slow down the impact of aging.


Because stem cells help modulate the immune system so it stays balanced and in turn controls excess inflammation that can cause damage throughout the body, more patients are receiving stem cells on an ongoing basis to stay healthy, live longer, and enjoy a more active life in later years.



Spare parts: Keep the supply chain moving


Think about how you maintain your car. Eventually parts need to be replaced. That’s inevitable. Gears and other parts that move wear out. Even non-moving structures are exposed to the environment which cause them to erode over time. Even the best paint job won’t last forever.


If replacement parts aren’t available – the supply chain dries up – you can’t expect to keep your car running for many years. That’s why classic car enthusiasts often have specific parts custom made by machinists when the original supply of those parts has long dried up and no other replacements are available. That can keep those classic automobiles running smoothly for many more years.


I’ll admit that the biology of aging is far more complex than automobile mechanics, but the premise is the same. If the body keeps receiving more healthy stem cells on an ongoing basis – the body’s natural repair process can continue, perhaps adding many decades to the average human lifespan. Right now, with advances in technology, healthy lifestyle choices, including nutrition we’re able add approximately 10 years to our health span.


Ongoing stem cell treatment as proactive wellness therapy, not just healthcare


Most stem cell patients are treated for a specific disease, injury, or disorder. That can of course help extend lifespan and vitality, but stem cell treatment will likely become far more common to treat the disease of aging itself.


In some ways, you can look at this as stem cell treatment to maintain overall health and wellness. After all, we exercise, take supplements, eat a sensible diet, and adopt other lifestyle choices to stay healthy. Indeed, you may have physical therapy to treat a specific joint or muscle, but as I see it, exercise is a form of physical therapy that’s not for a specific condition, but to treat the entire body.



Treating aging as a disease is why some BioXcellerator patients return to our state-of-the-art clinic on a regular basis. For example, Jim Stewart has visited annually for the past three years to restore stem cells – receiving infusions of millions of our high-potency cells.


Jim says, “This has changed my life, literally turning the clock back at least 10 years.”



Making age 100 “the new 60”


Stem cells won’t extend our lives indefinitely, but the engine of the human body can run smoothly for many more years if replacement parts – created with stem cells – are available on an ongoing basis.


Once we realize that aging is indeed another type of disease process -- as Peter Diamandis points out a very deadly disease – we can take steps to slow that process and perhaps even enjoy lifespans that rival those giant tortoises that often live for more than 100 years.


Only a few generations ago, living to age 60 was the exception, not the norm. It wouldn’t surprise me if living a healthier, more active life, with more cognitive ability to age 100 becomes far more common as more people enjoy the benefits of ongoing stem cell therapy. As I see it, age 100 will indeed become “the new 60” when we stop merely accepting aging as a natural part of life, but recognize it as the disease process it really is.



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