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Held Hostage: How The FDA Is Keeping You From Using Your Own Stem Cells (& What You Can Do About It)

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Release Date: 08/08/2019

"Held Hostage. The FDA ruled last week that your own stem cells from your own fat are a drug and only they have jurisdiction over them. All stem cell treatments using your own cells in the USA now must be from bone marrow. Japan, Panama and many other progressive countries have moved in the opposite direction and have approved stem cells from your fat for their citizens due to the high safety and efficacy rate. This affects all of us. Big Pharma is now regulating your body. Legally."

My podcast guest on today's show, Dr. Tami Meraglia is a double board certified MD, who recently posted to a private Facebook group we are both part of the message above.

I found this post so disturbing that I invited her on my podcast to discuss the current state of stem cells and legality in the US and we take a deep dive on this show. Dr. Meraglia is the author of The Nationally Best Selling book The Hormone Secret and the CEO of Global Stemology and Seattle Stem Cell Center, the only Stem Cell Clinic in the Nation that provides complimentary hormone, nutrition and inflammation program to every stem cell patient.

She is keynote speaker for the American Academy of Anti-Aging and conferences in the US, Canada, Asia and Dubai. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox National News and has hosted multiple radio shows. After an illustrious career in the ballet, she discovered that she had a great talent for chemistry; combining that with her intense desire to make a difference and a career in medicine was launched.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Tami's history in the realm of stem cells, and how she began using them in her practice...8:55

-How the FDA is currently regulating stem cells...15:26

  • Many stem cell clinics store their cells at U.S. Stem in Florida
  • U.S. Stem uses a collaganese enzyme to break down fat and access the stem cells
  • U.S. Stem was issued a cease and desist by the FDA
    • Anything that is more than "minimally manipulated" (by the FDA's parameters) has become a drug, and therefore must be regulated by the FDA
    • It must go through a pharmaceutical manufacturing process
    • Extremely expensive process; pharmaceutical companies will profit handsomely while delivering an inferior product
  • "Why should the FDA say we have the right to one source of stem cells and not the other?"
  • The next wave of stem cell scrutiny will be with bone marrow
  • Big Pharma perhaps sees stem cell industry as a threat to the status quo, hence this legal action
  • Pain is a perceptive thing; the procedure isn't really painful
  • Bone marrow transplant is as good or better than fat

-How concerned consumers can get involved with this issue should they wish to do so...26:40

  • An attorney has been retained by several previous stem cell patients
  • It's a waiting game
  • The judge ordered all stem cells stored at U.S. Stem to be destroyed
    • Thousands of people wrote letters asked for a stay on the motion, and it worked
  • Visit USStemology.com if you'd like to be involved

-The current legality of non-autologous stem cell sources...32:45

  • very small embryonic-like stem cells (vsels) are not stem cells
    • antigen-specific immunoglobulin expressing cells
    • synonymous with adult pluripotent stem cell (apsc)
  • Dr. Holland Chen
  • CoQ10
  • NAD antioxidants
  • VSEL's require a light and temperature stress
    • They pass the blood brain barrier

-The type of protocols co-administered with stem cells to increase their efficacy...36:20

  • Can't be done with the typical Western medicine mentality
  • If your stem cells are seeds that are growing, the soil in which it grows matters a great deal
  • There's "clean" lifestyle and there are things that help the stem cells and the mitochondria that supports them
  • Stem cells are attracted to areas of inflammation
  • Don't waste them on the gut when the gut can be healed in other ways
  • Modern farming practices make our soil deficient in magnesium

-About the upcoming documentary and masterclass Tami is producing...41:15

  • Fasting to up regulate stem cells
    • Intermittent fasting is ideal for most
    • 24 hour fast is necessary for some
    • Every spiritual discipline in the world includes fasting

-Under the radar procedures related to stem cells Tami does in her practice...44:05

  • IV administered Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Hormones (pellet insertions)
  • Tami's book The Hormone Secret

-Why Tami is a strong advocate for the use of progesterone...56:11

  • "If there was a fire in my house, I'd grab my children and my progesterone..."
  • Sleep problems are often because of a progesterone deficiency
  • A lot of men are on progesterone (if estrogens are high)
  • Stimulates "osteo blasts"
  • Use caution in administering it (recommend by doctor's prescription)

-Whether or not PEMF is used for the upregulation of stem cells in bone marrow...1:01:30

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Books by Tami Meraglia, including "The Hormone Secret"

-Bruce Lipton's book "Biology of Belief"

-Dr. Dawson Church's book "Mind to Matter"

-BGF Podcast:The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known To Humankind: How A “Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover” Works.

-BGF Podcast w/ Jay Campbell

-Carotenoids and the risk of developing lung cancer: a systematic review


-Dr. Holland Chen

-Comparison of the Effects of Testosterone Gels, Injections, and Pellets on Serum Hormones, Erythrocytosis, Lipids, and Prostate-Specific Antigen

-Progesterone cream on Amazon

-The Effects of a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field on the Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells

-My podcast interview with Dr. Barry Morguelan

-The Christian Gratitude Journal at ChristianGratitude.com

-The Healing Power Of Prayer?

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tami or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!