It is the unfortunate philosophical bent, or direction, of most scientists to have a reductionist mindset – narrowing their vision down to the least common denominator of a substance, looking for the one thing that makes something work.
In essence they are learning more and more about less and less, until they know absolutely everything about nothing at all. That being said, it is not my goal to disparage this practice as that also does add to any body of knowledge.
However, it is my opinion that this extreme myopic tunnel vision is plaguing our research facilities, keeping them preoccupied from discovering real elements of cause and effect that hold true value and meaning.
This is also true of stem cell research. So much effort goes into investigating the nature of the “stem cell” which has been titled the “Holy Grail” of regenerative medicine. But what about considering other supportive players in the regenerative process? Much like with a football team, where all players are dependent upon the other to create an overall effect of attaining a goal? In this case, what about the other cells the stem cells communicate and work in unison with? What of the exosomes that it uses to transfer DNA and other proteins. What of the extra cellular matrix and environment of the cell?
Allow me to introduce you to Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF). SVF is the actual end product that comes into being after a simple mini-liposuction procedure and subsequent cell processing in a lab. The SVF is the “soup” that is concentrated for the purpose of instigating cellular regeneration.
This soup of SVF can be used for degenerated joints as well as a number of auto-immune, neuro and other degenerative conditions. The “Healing Miracle” documentary that came out recently had a lot of good information as well in regards to clinical use of SVFs.
[ https://www.stemcelldocuseries.com/optin/ ]
At the same time, SVF is a bit of a taboo in arenas that are heavily influenced by big pharma. Why? Because there is absolutely not a dime to be made for these folks. As such, they never turn down an opportunity to shun or decry it’s usage and practice, as was recently seen in a Consumer’s Report article that was completely and factually untrue as expressed by scientist everywhere.
So don’t expect Eli Lilly to fund a double blind, placebo controlled, randomized crossover clinical trial to show all the benefits of this “all natural” organic product that cannot be patented.
This review from “Stem Cells Journal” [ click here ] is a wonderful review of the nature of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and the conditions it appears to be naturally reversing. We highly recommend a read if you are at all interested in this breakthrough regenerative medicine.
Original blog piece was written by our good friend, Dr. Bean of MyStemCell.com and reproduced with permission.