There’s been a lot of excitement lately surrounding new ‘anti-ageing’ research published in May of this year. Researchers from Harvard, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford, UCSF, and other prestigious institutions reported on the results of injecting blood serum from young mice into old mice. Unlike blood cells, which need to be ‘typed and cross-matched’ to minimize adverse reactions, blood serum doesn’t contain much – if any at all – cross-reactivity, and is relatively safe to transfer from one animal (or one human) to another.
Brain and muscle tissues rejuvenated with ‘miracle protein’
The results of the experiments were impressive. The scientists found that the brains and muscles of the old mice were literally rejuvenated by the blood serum of the younger ones. As one online source put it: “It’s one small step for mouse, one giant leap for mankind.”
The brain and muscle rejuvenating effects were traced to a ‘miracle protein’ called GDF11 which is found in both mice and humans. If these results can be transferred to humans – as we suspect they will be – as one science writer wrote, this would mean that “… a simple blood transfusion could eventually make our brains and muscles as youthful as those of teenagers.”
At first glance this appears to be a remarkable breakthrough. If a transfusion of a younger person’s blood serum can improve brain and muscle function it may have other ‘anti-ageing’ actions as well, right?
But we all know research findings can sometimes take years or decades to be put into practical practice, so you may be wondering when this remarkable anti-ageing therapy will become available. Actually, a very similar rejuvenation therapy has already been available in Europe since the 1920s, and has been available at Tahoma Clinic since 1994.
Anti-ageing therapies stretch back 9 centuries!
But the history of rejuvenation therapies stretches back even further than the 1920s. In fact, the very first version was devised and used in China in approximately 1050 A.D., and continued to be used all the way up until the mid-1800s!
The details are discussed at great length in volume 5 of Joseph Needham and G.D. Lu’s classic multi-volume series, Science and Civilization in China, and a condensed summary description of this remarkable rejuvenation therapy can be found in the preface to Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-identical Hormones: the Science Explained, the second book about bio-identical hormone replacement written and published in 2010 (the first one was published in 1997) by Lane Lenard Ph.D. and me.
The original version of modern ‘cell rejuvenation therapy’ was invented by Dr. Paul Niehans from Switzerland, who injected foetal animal cells (foetal cells don’t ‘cross-react’ with maternal or other adult tissues) from specific organs and tissues into humans. Dr. Niehans was able to demonstrate remarkable improvements in the corresponding organs and tissues. There’s also a version – the one which we use at Tahoma Clinic – that uses the contents of foetal animal cells, which of course includes all the growth and rejuvenation factors for older adult cells.
Cell rejuvenation therapy can be targeted to improve specific problems, or as an overall rejuvenation treatment.
You can read more details about cell rejuvenation therapy in my discussions about it with Suzanne Somers, published in her 2009 book Breakthrough as well as her 2012 book Bombshell.
How a flawed patenting process puts profit before people
It appears that the scientists from Harvard, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford, UCSF, and other prestigious institutions are following a well-trodden path. But this time around, with a goal of isolating and researching the active factor (in this case GDF11) from the whole blood serum, the path will no doubt become highly profitable as they develop patentable analogs for which they will claim ‘superior functionality’. From there it’s just a mere ‘payoff’ of $1.2 billion dollars (the average cost according to Forbes magazine in 2012) to gain ‘approval’ from US medical authorities for their newly patented analogs.
By following this flawed process, these otherwise very intelligent researchers are completely ignoring what our ancestors (remote and near) knew: no one factor in our bodies operates in isolation. In the early 20th century, doctors who understood this – Dr. Niehans in Europe and ‘organotherapists’ led by Dr. Henry Harrower in the United States – cured problems with whole complexes of active factors extracted from specific tissues and organs.
That’s what cell rejuvenation therapy is all about. It uses not just one but rather all the youthful growth-promoting factors found in the very youngest cells available… foetal animal cells… including the few that science knows about already, as well as many others whose function is important but currently known only to Nature and Creation.
Look YEARS younger with Facial Rejuvenation Therapy!
Another exciting application of cell rejuvenation therapy developed here at Tahoma Clinic in 2013 is Facial Rejuvenation Therapy. All of the contents of foetal skin cells are delivered into ageing skin cells allowing the entire complex found in these youthful cells to be used by the older cells to rejuvenate themselves. And from what we’ve seen so far, they certainly do!
Most facial injection therapies for improving appearance use natural fillers such as collagen or hyaluronic acid, which can help for a while, but can’t actually induce true regrowth or rejuvenation. These ‘natural fillers’ break down and dissipate with time, or – much worse – act as paralysing agents, disabling muscles. In contrast, the foetal growth and development factors found in foetal skin and mesenchyme cells actually enable facial skin to at least partially rejuvenate itself.
Bio-identical hormone replacement (BHRT) naturally slows the appearance of ageing, as it puts the brakes on ageing everywhere in our bodies. Women who’ve used BHRT tell us that nearly everyone guesses their age at least five to 10 years younger than their actual calendar age. Facial rejuvenation therapy can improve on those already impressive results!
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright
Nutrition & Healing
Vol. 8, Issue 9 – September 2014
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