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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Stem Cell Treatment Reduces Inflammation and May Repair Damage of Kawasaki Syndrome and Seizures

International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) has successfully treated patients (including children) with seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency.

International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) has successfully treated patients (including children) with seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency.

Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston died on January 2. An autopsy report identified the cause of death as the result of a seizure. The public is yet to know what might have caused the seizure; however, Jett was diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome as a toddler. Even though it was not the cause of his death, it created serious health challenges for the family.

Affecting the mucous membranes, the skin, and the lymph nodes, Kawasaki Syndrome occurs in 19 out of every 100,000 children. It is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the United States. This inflammatory, autoimmune disorder can lead to inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis) and major arteries in the body, and may also cause myocarditis, aneurysms, arrhythmias, and abnormal functioning of the heart due to inflammation of the heart muscles, lining, valves, or the outer membrane that surrounds the heart.

Rita Alexander, Executive Director of the International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), believes it’s very possible that the symptoms of Kawasaki Syndrome could be substantially lessened and may even be reversed with placental stem cell treatment. She bases this belief on the positive responses of more than 2,000 patients who have sought treatment at a clinic just over the border in Mexico during the past 17 years. The clinic has used placental stem cells to treat cerebral palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, skin disorders, auto-immune conditions, liver and kidney disorders, and viruses (including Hepatitis C). Some stroke patients have regained complete function of their bodies.

At the age of 35, W. R. Haynes, began having seizures. She was referred to several facilities and was examined by numerous physicians. She spent thousands of dollars seeking answers, but none of the doctors could find a reason for the seizures. In 1991, Ms. Haynes had a stroke that left her mobility challenged and unable to conduct her normal speech pattern. She had been in this condition for approximately one and a half years when she was referred to ISCI. She received her first placental stem cell implant in Mexico. Within a few days, she noted improvement in her kidney function, and a greater level of energy. Within three weeks, her speech had returned to normal. Within five weeks, she had full use of her limbs, and she returned to her full-time job six weeks after treatment.

“I am seizure free,” says Haynes, “and have reduced my medicine intake by half. I still receive a placenta stem cell treatment every six to seven months. I am thankful to God for receiving placenta stem cell implants and I now have the quality of life that I was meant to have.” (2)

“If we step outside of our traditional medical toolbox, it is easy to see how placenta stem cell treatment could offer hope to parents of children with Kawasaki Syndrome or seizure disorder,” says Rita Alexander. “We’ve observed several cases of children and adults plagued by ongoing seizures enjoy a seizure-free life after receiving placenta stem cell therapy. It’s obvious that the Travolta family used every method available in the US to treat, manage, and monitor Jett’s condition. Our heartfelt condolences go out to John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and daughter Ella at the unimaginable loss of Jett, their son and brother.”

While ISCI has not treated a child with Kawasaki Syndrome, they have successfully treated patients (including children) with similar seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency. Perhaps it’s a big leap, but this type of stem cell treatment may be worth considering when parents run out of conventional treatment options for their child who is suffering.

Scientists have known for many years that stem cells restore the body's health by targeting sites of injury and disease, clearing toxins from threatened tissue, and replacing dead and dying cells. In a 2004 study, Dr. Evan Snyder, a stem cell biologist at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California, reported that stem cells transplanted into an animal will travel to sites where an abnormality exists and stimulate the body's ability to repair itself. (2)

What many people may not be aware of is that well-documented placental stem cell implant therapy has been safely and effectively improving and restoring the health of patients in Europe for 25 years. Because they are harvested after the birth of a healthy baby, placental stem cells are not encumbered by the political and religious trappings of their embryonic counterparts.

The US has fallen behind other countries in stem cell research and it could be decades before the FDA approves and makes safe, ethical stem cell treatments available to the general public. International Stem Cell Institute was launched in April and is managed by its founder, Rita Alexander, a businesswoman who has a desire to bring stem cell treatment to those who are suffering with a condition that has not responded to traditional medicine. She hopes to someday bring placental stem cell therapy to the US.

About ISCI

International Stem Cell Institute was launched in April 2008 as a result of 17 years of stem cell treatment experience. ISCI assists with patient education, pre- and post-treatment support, travel logistics, and financial matters regarding treatment. The company is managed by Rita Alexander, a businesswoman with a desire to bring stem cell treatment to those who are suffering with a condition that has not responded to traditional medicine. Rita’s passion for this treatment comes from her own experience when she found her way back to a healthy life after being brought to her knees by a very humbling illness. ISCI assists with patient education, pre- and post-treatment support, travel logistics, and financial matters regarding treatment. For more information about ISCI or to arrange a consultation or schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.iStemCelli.com.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Placenta Stem Cell Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

After writing my book about stem cell research, I kept hoping that a breakthrough that didn’t have any controversy attached to it would come forth to help people who suffer with illnesses and medical conditions. I found such a breakthrough when I met Rita Alexander, the founder and executive directorof International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), and learned about placenta stem cells.

The use of placenta stem cells is non-controversial and has been proven successful for 25 years in treating a variety of conditions in people from all over the world. The drawback is that the treatment is not yet approved by the FDA; therefore, it is not available in the United States. It’s a shame that our treatment options are determined by a restrictive regulatory agency that keeps our nation’s citizens shackled by diseases that could be cured, or at least significantly improved, through stem cell treatment.

For those who are able to travel to Mexico, a placenta stem cell treatment can be given to help alleviate cancer, cerebral palsy, dermatomyositis, diabetes, hepatitis C, HIV, immune deficiency, kidney disorders, multiple sclerosis, migraines, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's, retinitis pigmentosa, rheumatoid arthritis, spina bifida, and stroke. Rita has reported astounding benefits that are positively life altering for the patients who are treated at the clinic.

Twenty-six years ago, Rita was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). She tried every conventional medication and alternative/complementary option available and even traveled to the Bahamas and Mexico looking for a treatment that would relieve her suffering. Most physicians told her that RA was something she would just have to learn to live with. But, even when she became extremely debilitated and practically bedridden, she refused to accept this reality. Out of sheer desperation and feeling she had little to lose, she decided to go to a treatment center in Mexico to receive placental stem cell therapy.

The physician administering the stem cell treatments at the Mexico clinic was trained by a physician in Europe where placental treatments have been done for 25 years. Within four months of her first stem cell treatment, Rita improved significantly and experienced a reduction of pain and swelling in her joints. She immediately noticed a dramatic increase in energy. She required several treatments over the next few years to bring her condition under control, but at age 52 today, her back pain has been completely eliminated, and her overall health has improved significantly. Now, she enjoys a quality of life she once thought was lost. She sincerely believes that her disease will be in complete remission with additional stem cell treatments.

Because she was fortunate enough to find her way back to a healthy life through placental stem cell therapy, she formed International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), soon to be headquartered in San Diego—the epicenter for the biotech industry. Rita is now assisting other patients who are desperate for a solution. Her goal is to help patients access placental stem cell treatment at the Mexico clinic where she received treatment. She hopes to acquire the funding to begin clinical trials and bring placenta stem cell treatments to the United States.

If you are suffering with arthritis, I encourage you to contact ISCI (800-609-7795) to learn how Rita Alexander can assist you with patient education, pre- and post-treatment support, travel logistics, and financial matters regarding treatment. Visit http://www.iStemCelli.com for more information.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Placenta Stem Cell Treatment for Kawasaki Syndrome

Scientists have known for many years that stem cells restore the body's health by targeting sites of injury and disease, clearing toxins from threatened tissue, and replacing dead and dying cells. In a 2004 study, Dr. Evan Snyder, a stem cell biologist at the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California, reported that stem cells transplanted into an animal will travel to sites where an abnormality exists and stimulate the body's ability to repair itself.

What many people may not be aware of is that well-documented placenta stem cell implant therapy has been safely and effectively improving and restoring the health of patients in Europe for 25 years.For more than 18 years, a clinic in Mexico has successfully used placenta stem cell treatmentsto help patients (including children) with seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency. Because they are harvested after the birth of a healthy baby, placental stem cells are not encumbered by the political and religious trappings of their embryonic counterparts.

Affecting the mucous membranes, the skin, and the lymph nodes, Kawasaki Syndrome occurs in 19 out of every 100,000 children. This inflammatory, autoimmune disorder can lead to inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis) and major arteries in the body, and may also cause myocarditis, aneurysms, arrhythmias, and abnormal functioning of the heart due to inflammation of the heart muscles, lining, valves, or the outer membrane that surrounds the heart.

Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston who died on January 2, 2009, was diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome as a toddler. Even though it was not the cause of his death, it created serious health challenges for the family. Rita Alexander, Executive Director of the International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), believes it’s very possible that the symptoms of Kawasaki Syndrome could be substantially lessened and may even be reversed with placental stem cell treatment. She bases this belief on the positive responses of more than 2,000 patients who have sought treatment at a clinic just over the border in Mexico during the past 18 years. The clinic has used placental stem cells to treat cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, skin disorders, auto-immune conditions, liver and kidney disorders, and viruses (including Hepatitis C). Some stroke patients have regained complete function of their bodies.

It’s obvious that the Travolta family used every method available in the US to treat, manage, and monitor Jett’s condition, but perhaps they didn’t know about placenta stem cell treatments. While ISCI has not treated a child with Kawasaki Syndrome, they have successfully treated patients (including children) with similar seizure disorders, problems with the circulatory system, and immune deficiency. Since several cases of children and adults plagued by ongoing seizures enjoy a seizure-free life after receiving placenta stem cell therapy at the clinic in Mexico, it is easy to see how placenta stem cell treatment could offer hope to parents of children with Kawasaki Syndrome. Perhaps it’s a big leap, but this type of stem cell treatment may be worth considering when parents run out of conventional treatment options for their child who is suffering.

Isn’t it a bit ironic to think that the most revolutionary medical treatment of our time will come from places other than the richest, most powerful nations in the world? Yet, the U.S. has fallen behind other countries in stem cell research, and more importantly, actual treatments. Rita Alexander hopes to someday bring placental stem cell therapy to the U.S. Rita’s passion for this treatment comes from her own experience when she found her way back to a healthy life with placental stem cell implants after being brought to her knees by rheumatoid arthritis.

Why wait two decades, one decade, or even five years for safe, ethical stem cell treatments to be available to the American people? For more information about ISCI or to arrange a consultation or schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.iStemCelli.com or contact Rita Alexander at International Stem Cell Institute 800-609-7795.