So what exactly are stem cells? Stem cells have the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the human body. There are two types of stem cells, embryonic and adult stem cells. Stem cells serve as a repair system for the body.
For years doctors looked at stem cells found in the umbilical cord as the answer to several diseases including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and spinal cord injuries.
Umbilical cord stem cells are known to replicate themselves to a maximum of 12 times. Stem cells found in menstrual blood replicate every 24-36 hours to up to 47 times.
Menstrual blood stem cells also retain embryonic stem cell markers so the potential for these cells to form into many different healthy cells is remarkable.
What does this all mean? It means that millions of women have the ability to aid research in science towards the studies of birth defects and cancer.
I find this to be AWESOME and a blessing. Not enough women are aware of the regenerative properties a woman's body holds.
Sunday March 18, 2012 on TOTM! Tea Talk I will be discussing the miracle of menstrual blood stem cells with Founder of Medicine Women Productions Kim LaRue.
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