If you’re one of the millions of Americans currently receiving stem cell therapy, you’re probably pretty curious to know what you can do to make your treatments even more effective.
So, today, the team at Allure Medical is going to give you a quick overview of what stem cells are, and why maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do to increase the likelihood of seeing benefits from your stem cell therapy.
Remind me again…what are stem cells?
Think of stem cells as the building blocks of the body. They are how your body manages to manufacture all the unique components (liver cells, neurons, T-cells, etc.) that make you, you. Remember when you sliced your finger open on that can of tuna, or fractured your wrist after losing your balance and tumbling to the ground?
Well, the reason your finger healed and your wrist mended itself is due to the presence of stem cells in your body. Stem cells are the only cells that have the ability to become anything (more or less) that the body needs to survive. Watch Dr. Mok explain the advances in Stem Cell Therapy below.
Why diet matters
It’s no secret that what you eat can have a big role in how you feel (any kid who’s accidentally binged on their Halloween candy in one night knows this maxim better than anyone else), but what you eat also plays a huge role in how you perform. Eat the right foods, your help your body make full use of stem cells. Eat the wrong foods, and your body won’t see the most from its stem cell therapy.
Cut out the junk
In avoiding junk food, what you’re really trying to avoid is anything that’s been processed. Premade foods (that frozen lasagna in the freezer aisle at the grocery store), sweets (ice cream, soda, candy bars, etc.), sugar-filled cereals, canned soups, etc. should all be tossed out of your kitchen if you want to see the best results possible from your stem cell therapy. A good rule of thumb to follow is this:
If it comes in a can or in a box, it comes with a whole lot of stuff you don’t want inside your body.
Find more flavonoids
Flavonoids—a “diverse group of phytonutrients found in almost every fruit and vegetable”—can support stem cell therapy because they’re rich in antioxidants (which means they help fight free-radicals) and anti-inflammatory properties (which means they help fight common, age-related issues like arthritis).
Eat more nuts
In addition to being packed with protein—a key ingredient for the regeneration of muscle tissue—raw nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc.) can help facilitate progress with stem cell therapy thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties like magnesium, l-arginine and vitamin E. The less inflammation the body has to deal with, the easier time it will have reaping the benefits of stem cell therapy.
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