Stem Cells: Fountain of Youth?
We have stem cells all over our body. Every single tissue and organ in our body suffers constant damage that needs to be repaired. The ability to repair our tissues is dependent on the regenerative capacity of stem cells. Aging is thought to be the loss of that regenerative capacity. As our tissues can’t be repaired fast enough, then damage […]
Running With Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis
Conventional wisdom has been that running is bad for your knees and hips, and that patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis should refrain from running and switch their activity program to other forms of low impact exercise. That conventional wisdom has recently being challenged by several medical studies that have found that running not only doesn’t increase your risk […]
Can Fat affect Your Joint Pain?
Visceral fat, or abdominal fat is a key factor that triggers off a variety of health and joint problems. Excessive belly fat results in more weight acting on the joints which strains and hurts the back, knees or hips. Besides this increased mechanical stress on the joints, belly fat also increases the risk of chronic inflammation in the body. This […]
Back in Competition After Stem Cell Therapy
Wanda O is a competitive triathlete who had to stop training due to knee pain. I’ll let her tell her own story: “ I’ve been a triathlete since 2008 and I’ve done over 23 triathlons including a half-ironman. For the last three years, my left knee has been giving me a lot of trouble and pain to the point of […]