What Type Of Results Are Special Needs Kids Consistently Seeing With The Placenta Preservation Method OF Using Stem Cells?
Using Placental Stem Cells as regenerative medicine for special needs kids isn’t new.
Life-changing medical breakthrough in hopeless conditions–that’s not new either.
A price tag that’s not $25,000-$75,000 dollars? Now that’s something new.
What’s Truly Valuable About The Placenta Are The Stem Cells
Over the last two decades, the placental encapsulation community has made exceptional progress toward educating families about utilizing the placenta as a postpartum support. However most placentas born today are not used for maternal consumption. They are used for regenerative medicine.
Over 90% of placentas in America are sold to corporations that make medicinal products from the stem cells or else they’re donated to tissue banks like ‘Be The Match’. These companies don’t want placentas because of the iron, vitamins, or minerals—these are properties that can be found bottled at any corner pharmacy. What’s truly valuable in the placenta are the growth factors and stem cells.
How it Works:
Orally Consumed Stem Cells Are 95% as effective as injected ones
Working With Stem Cells Is Super Easy– You just Don’t Kill Them
Most of our work focuses on persons 65 pounds and under as the ideal demographic to see systemic gains from a oral administration of the placenta because of the volume of stem cells in a term placenta. So to be clear– parents feed their children raw placenta. Placental stem cells are “orally active,” and like most other natural medicines can work medicinally when eaten. In this method, the body does all the bio technical engineering itself by stripping the extra cellular matrix and uptaking what it needs. The whole field of regenerative medicine started at the turn of the century with tests done on oral ingestation of stem-cell rich bone marrow and only progressed to an injection method years later. So this method is merely harkening back to a previously accepted practice. Modern tests done on oral vs intravenous delivery of stem cells found that orally consumed stem cells are 95% as effective as injected ones.
Stem Cells Naturally Go To Areas Of Inflammation In The Body
Because we can tag and track stem cells, we know they travel to areas of inflammation, disease, and damage. Even when hospital transplant teams do ‘bone marrow transplants,’ they don’t drill open bones fill them with cells. They simply attach the patient to an IV and put the donor stem cells into the patients arm—the cells are mobile (just like all white blood cells!) and know where to go. Our programs include a 90 day supplement and dietary regimen to help heal inflamed, leaky guts so the stem cells are free to target more important issues.
With any delivery method, cells do get stuck in the filtration systems of the body. Injected stem cells collect in the liver, the kidneys and lungs. Orally-consumed placental stem cells will establish in the gut—which is actually great for most kids!
THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STEM CELLS– THE PLACENTA HAS ALL OF THEM
According to the International Society for Stem Cell Research, “Most stem cells have specific and limited capabilities. Without manipulation in the lab, tissue-specific stem cells can only generate the other cell types found in the tissues where they live… Thus, it is unlikely that a single cell type can be used to treat a multitude of unrelated diseases involving different tissues or organs.” Happily, the placenta has a wealth of different types of stem cells–after all it helped grow an entire human with every type of tissue.
STEM CELLS ARE A GENTLE, ‘LIVE-CELL THERAPY’ THAT APPLIES TO MOST CONDITIONS
Stem cells can create significant changes in the body, even if there isn’t a clear diagnosis. This is really good news particularly for vaccine injured kids when it’s not clear what damage has been done. Medical teams that work with regenerative medicine need a diagnosis and treatment plan so they can inject the patient with the right type of stem cells. But the placenta has a ‘broader therapeutic potential’ because there are so many types of stem cells within the placenta, because those stem cells are pluripotent, and because the growth factors aid with tissue repair. So the answer of whether the placenta could help anyone who isn’t well, the answer is usually, truthfully, yes!
STEM CELLS ARE LIKE A MEDICINE THAT NEVER STOPS WORKING
Once a stem cell line transplants in the body, it can become ‘immortal,’ meaning it reproduces itself for the rest of the recipient’s life.
It’s like taking medicine that never stops working.
For children who have degenerative conditions like Rett Syndrome the stem cells can result in them getting healthier and stronger as more of their bodies are produced by stem cells that don’t have the degenerative genetic markers. It’s also possible that some of the growth factors and stem cells stimulate a more functional gene expression profile from the child’s same genome sequence—incredible.
GROWTH FACTORS CAN “WAKE UP” A PATIENT’S OWN STEM CELLS
The immediate results many kids like Dax see in the first 72 hours may be due to the activating growth factors have on dormant or ‘quiescent’ stem cells. Dormant or ‘quiescent,’ (essentially non-dividing stem cells) stem cells hibernate in tissues until they are activated by a need for additional cells because of normal growth or a sudden injury. Regenerative placental medicine that includes stem cells and growth factors can powerfully regulate cells’ biological responses to enable system-wide renewal, restoration, and growth. Stem cells usually take six weeks or longer to transplant and begin to function.
At birth Jolie’s brain was only in the 9th percentile—the doctors said the Down Syndrome would be the least of her problems—that she would be largely non-responsive but not just because she had that extra chromosome in every cell of her body. Or at least—she did have an extra chromosome in every cell of her body until she ate blended placenta to intake the placental stem cells. She got a potent dose of growth factors and stem cells that started reproducing themselves; they started pumping out fresh brain cells, new heart cells, and none of these cells have the extra chromosome of Downs Syndrome; they were her brother’s healthy cells. Now Jolie genetically tests as having ‘Mosaic Down Syndrome’ because her brother’s stem cells are transplanted within her body. And these master stem cells will reproduce for the rest of her life. Which means that instead of watching my daughter follow the expected degenerative path of her condition that’s similar to Alzheimer’s, she will get healthier, stronger, and more capable.
The timing of her brother’s birth was perfect: Jolie had just had her last IEP done a week before the stem cells. When she ended Early Intervention she had another independent evaluation five weeks later that included comprehensive assessment by a speech therapist, special education therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and various other physical assessments to test her cognition, hearing, etc. These professional, documented evaluations found what we as her parents personally experienced: Jolie had jumped 18 months developmentally in 6 weeks. The time-line of the evaluations didn’t even capture the full spectrum of her improvement because the growth spurt continued significantly past her evaluation.
But talking about the facts in this way doesn’t start to capture what placental stem cells meant to us. When Jolie consumed the placenta it felt like I got my daughter back. It felt like she ‘woke up.’ It felt like all the time I had spent mourning was wasted because here she was restored right in front of my eyes.
I remember one day while she was going through her developmental leap another mom who was getting to know our family casually asked me: “so tell me about Jolie”. I said: “Jolie likes shoes” and burst into tears. I just sat and cried for a long time. It was the very first time I had ever been able to tell someone about who my daughter was—what she was interested in—and I was just so thankful that the stem cells were setting her free to express herself. When you have a genetic diagnosis with no hope and then you realize you have something that can make a real difference– something that you can AFFORD to do for your child–it changes everything. Our family could never have afforded the stem cell programs that charge 25-70 thousand dollars for these types of outcomes we know are possible. We tell everyone we can about the placenta and hope more families are able to have breakthrough as well.
'Matching' The Placenta's Donor With The Recipient
THE DONATED STEM CELLS DO NOT HAVE TO MATCH THE RECIPIENT’S BLOOD TYPE OR RH FACTOR
Blood type and the blood Rh factor don’t have a structural roll in the cell’s functioning and do not have to be a match between donor and recipient. Even if you were to receive a full organ like a kidney, the blood type does not have to match.
Donated Tissues Usually Have To Match The Recipient’s HLA’s
What has to ‘match’ between donor and recipient are the human leukocyte antigens (HLA). A mismatch in MHC Class I molecules is the primary cause of transplant rejection, which is why it’s so significant that amniotic tissues have very few of these human leukocyte antigens cell surface receptors—the body doesn’t read the tissue as foreign or attempt to eliminate them. When amniotic tissue do have these cell surface receptors, siblings have a 1-in-4 chances of being a perfect HLA match, and often these tissues are received by the body as well. In addition to having low HLAs, much of the after-birth tissue is immune privilege.
Risks of Placental Consumption
THE RISKS OF 3rd Party PLACENTAL CONSUMPTION Are the same as maternal consumption
All statistically relevant risks are the same in this method as maternal consumption of the placenta–there are no additional risks. Though most of us are fully comfortable giving the placenta to the mother, we hesitate at the thought of giving it to a third party. Here’s the truth: if a tissue is being given for it’s living cellular properties, it is either passes rigid safety standards, or it doesn’t. It is either safe for anyone or else it is safe for no one; this is the common-sense standard in medical communities where the vast majority of transplanted tissues have unrelated donors and recipients. We didn’t reinvent the wheel but simply adopted safety standards used by all tissue banks for live cell donation. The training courses have detailed guidelines that ensure a placenta is safe for consumption to protect from infection. Besides, the placenta contains properties from both the mother and child– even when the mother consumes it it contains genetics and other properties foreign to her. The placenta that passes industry standard safety criteria for blood borne pathogens and infection is best suited for any third party in need of it’s gifts.
ENSURING A PLACENTA IS SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION
- There are multiple pre-existing maternal conditions that would make the placenta unsuitable for consumption.
- Multiple conditions can occur during labor and delivery that would automatically make the placenta unsuitable for consumption.
- Once birthed, the placenta must be carefully handled with temperature and sanitary guidelines to ensure safety.
- Lastly, it must be inspected according to strict professional standards and carefully prepared.
- The placenta must always be parentally administered to the child (certified placental stem cell consultants do not diagnose conditions, make medical claims about stem cell outcomes or administer the placenta themselves). The parents must be fully educated on the risks of placental consumption and be making an informed choice.
I didn’t think I could check the placenta and prepare it myself but having Ashley sit right on my counter on Facetime was like having a friend over–she walked me through the whole thing! I knew I needed to do this for Asher and the course made it easy to do!
After years of struggling with a serious yet un-diagnosed vaccine injury I finally felt like I found direction and HOPE with this course. After going through the parent’s course we decided to go for it; our baby and the new placenta are due October 2017!
Material so clear it’s Dad-proof. It didn’t actually occur to us when my wife and I decided to do this that she might have a birth injury leaving ME to do the placenta. I can’t even make sandwiches. But the material was so clear and concise I did great. This was really important for us and thanks to you I did a great job.