How to boost your stem cell regeneration internally
Stem cells constantly rejuvenate and regenerate the body. The question is: How quickly and efficiently can they do their job? And how can we boost their performance? Learn how to take care of your stem cells, help them reach all corners of your body, and strengthen their regenerative power – hint, it ultimately boils down to eating fruits, raw foods and avoid “kidney-and liver-clogging” foods and toxins!
We age, because our stem cells age!
Yes, I know, that sounds like very bad news at first. But every crisis is an opportunity: the “aging” of stem cells helps us explain one of the main drivers of aging in general and thus understand how to counteract it!
Stem cells are your best friends and helpers, but they can only do so much in a nutritionally depleted body overburdened with waste! The good news is that our aging stem cells can be rejuvenated by providing them a clean and healthy micro-environment: we can naturally boost the production of our stem cells by sticking to our natural foods and staying away from harmful substances!
Those insights are backed up by the encouraging (to say the least) real-life experiences of people turning to a species-specific diet. The same effect is observed in fasting. However, in the long run, sticking to the diet we are biologically adapted to is more sustainable. The human species appropriate diet cleans out the lymph and cellular waste and thus dramatically enhance our regenerative potential. Glowing, firm skin from within is just one of the pleasant effect when you reach a new level of health. Let’s explore the mechanism behind it:
Boost your stem cells by cleaning the body!
For their magical regenerative ability, adult stem cells are also called the fountain of youth. In all body healing processes, stem cells are involved and thus are also a key area for regenerative medicine. Luckily, the body innately regenerates itself by producing and distributing adult stem cells to tissues all the time.
Stem cells are distributed via blood and the lymphatic system, as recently discovered by Gur-Cohen et al. in a 2019 study. However, blood flow and lymph fluid movement (lymphatic transportation ability) is typically reduced with age. Thus, as we get older, stem cells might not reach places and tissues in the body as efficiently.
Also, stem cells themselves lose their regenerative capacity over time. Firstly, stem cell pools deplete with age. Secondly, the micro-environment, where the stem cells reside, changes: it becomes less suitable and habitable for the cells’ vitality. In other words, the accumulated waste in our bodies is affecting our stem cell power. Luckily, we can control the environment (which includes diet and everything else we are exposed to) to a great extent.
Thus clean lymph’s plays a double important role in how well stem cell can do their job: the number and distribution of the cells benefit from a healthy lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is key to stem cell health
Cleaning your lymphatic system is crucial to unlocking your stem cells’ regenerative power.
Stem cells can only be distributed effectively to all tissues and to where it is needed if the way is clear – and not blocked by toxins and waste! The lymph is a continuous fluid surrounding cells (also called the “interstitium“) that collects, among other, excreted molecules of your cell. This fluid acts like a sewer system throughout your body. It transports cell waste and other unwanted molecules, which are to be excreted, through the lymphatic vessels to the blood and kidneys and the exit point: urine (as described often by the detoxification specialist Dr. Robert Morse) and stool.
The paramount role of the lymphatic system in health and rejuvenation is known for eons in holistic health, and science is catching up to this neglected part of our regenerative system. As mentioned above, the lymphatic system is not only a sewer system but also the transportation road for stem cells and immune cells. So, how can we clean the lymph? To answer this, we need to understand the role of the kidneys in lymph fluid cleaning:
Overcharged kidneys lead to backed-up lymph fluid containing accumulated metabolic waste.
Stem cells cannot be distributed effectively in a clogged lymphatic system. So let’s get those kidneys to work!
The “great lymphatic system” is the body’s “sewage system” and is a central part of the immune and regenerative system (Dr. Robert Morse)!
A raw high-fruit diet is pivotal for kidney and stem cell health
How we can take care of the kidney’s health? Especially protein-rich foods are heavy on kidneys. Thus, limiting protein has a positive effect on kidney function. Leaving out foods that are not meant to eat raw, and therefore our biology cannot properly digest and metabolize, is always the first step one should consider.
How do we strengthen the kidney (and consequently clean out the lymph fluid) for more stem cell power? In short, by eating our species-appropriate diet, which is raw – and consists of mostly ripe tropical fruits (learn more here). Unlike most diets, species-specific foods do not put any unnecessary stress on the kidneys (nor any other organ) and avoid burdening the lymph and excretion organ with toxic overload.
It is, therefore, not surprising that fasting and natural raw foods are known to enhance stem cell regeneration! Learn more about the regenerative fruit-diet below.
Toxins effects on kidney, lymphatic system and stem cells
Avoiding harmful substances seem like a no-brainer to protect us from toxic overload and declining health. As expected, environmental toxicants also damage our stem cells. The problem is that we are not in control over many exposures. Plus, the ones we can control are not always that obvious. Therefore, we can only do our best, and that might be more than we think:
- Strengthen the detoxification (bio-transformation, biochemical processes) and excretory system of the body by providing optimal nutrients, like minerals, co-factors, vitamins and energy supply.
- Avoid overburdening the detoxification and excretory system with compounds that our biological systems are not adapted to deal with. Those are not only the obvious synthetic chemicals found in medications, cleaners, make-up, and pesticides: the overload of “wrong” chemistry that is burdened on the body through “foods” that are not really human foods are often underestimated and overlooked. But, i.e., ingesting too many fats, proteins, or natural food toxins, so-called anti-nutrients, from grains, seeds, legumes, or some greens (like lectins, oxalates, and phytates). Read about the suitability of different food types for humans here.
What to eat and what to avoid to boost stem cells
Foods that help cleansing:
- Ripe tropical fruits like papaya, açai berry, mango, dragon fruit, mangosteen, Lychee etc
- Temperate and subtropical fruits like melons, oranges, plums
- Raw fruit vegetables like cucumber
- Tender greens like young salads
- Sprouts and micro-greens
- Brazil nuts for selenium
- Kelp for iodine
- Green juices or juice powders
It is crucial to realize that in diet and health, more often than not, it is about what you avoid to eat. We burden our systems with food chemistry (and toxins) that are not meant to be processed by our body in those quantities or not at all. After all, most humans eat outside their biology – a behavior that we know to be destructive to health in other species.
Thus here an overview of what congests the lymphatic system:
- All processed foods
- Cooked foods
- Household cleaners and personal hygiene products with unnatural ingredients
This list is obviously not complete, but it is a good starting point! If you are new to the human species-appropriate way of eating, or want to know more about cleansing, check out the free guide to a successful fruit-based diet:
Go to How to do Natural Human Diet
Stem cells carry the miraculous potential for regaining health, regeneration, and rejuvenation. However, this potential does not fully unfold in a “clogged-up,” nutrient-deficient, and overburdened body. Stem cells need a clean environment, which we create with clean foods (mainly tropical fruits) and avoiding harmful substances and foods.
Thus cleaning out the body and the lymph system (our garbage system) through the right diet is vital to boost stem cell activity. Learning about (and slowly transitioning into) the human species-appropriate diet is the natural and effective way to clean out the lymphatic system and thus boost your stem cell power and use its full regenerative potential.
Also, you can easily access and use your own stem cells for skin rejuvenation and trouble spots, at home! Read more on DIY stem cell uses here.
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