The miracle of the human body.
The flame of continual cell turnover, has life and death ceaselessly intertwined in our physiology. It may come as a surprise, especially in this conventional medical world, but the body is in a continuous state of regeneration.
Illness tips the balance where regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is when nature may perform its noble feat, of nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, healing energies.
Drug-based medicine uses chemicals with no regenerative potential; they suppress symptoms thus, interfering with body self-renewal. Disease management of conventional medicine, prefers suppressing symptoms rather than instigating the bodies natural spontaneous remission.
My research has lead to some amazing facts of natural rather than medical intervention:
Nerve Regeneration --
There are so many natural compounds with proven nerve-regenerative effects. A 2010 study published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, for instance, found a combination of blueberry, green tea and carnosine have neuritogenic (neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerative effects in an animal model of neuro degenerative disease.
Other researched neuritogenic substances include:
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Apigenin (compound in vegetables like celery)
There is another class of nerve-healing substances, known as re-myelinating compounds, which stimulate the repair of the protective sheath around the axon of the neurons known as myelin, and which is often damaged in neurological injury and/or dysfunction, especially autoimmune and vaccine-induced demyelination disorders.
Note that even music and falling in love have been studied for stimulating neurogenesis, regeneration and/or repair of neurons, indicating that regenerative medicine does not necessary require the ingestion of anything; rather, a wide range of therapeutic actions may be employed to improve health and well-being, as well.
Liver Regeneration –
Glycyrrhizin, a compound found within licorice, and which we recently featured as a powerful anti-SARS virus agent, has also been found to stimulate the regeneration of liver mass and function in the animal model of hepatectomy. Other liver regenerative substances include:
Carvacrol (a volatile compound in oregano)
Beta-Cell Regeneration –
Unfortunately, the medical community has yet to harness the diabetes-reversing potential of natural compounds. Whereas expensive stem cell therapies, islet cell transplants, and an array of synthetic drugs in the developmental pipeline are the focus of billions of dollars of research, annually, our kitchen cupboards and backyards may already contain the long sought-after cure for type 1 diabetes. The following compounds have been demonstrated to regenerate the insulin-producing beta cells, which are destroyed in insulindependent diabetes, and which once restored, may (at least in theory) restore the health of the patient to the point where they no longer require insulin replacement.
Gymenna Sylvestre ("the sugar destroyer")
Nigella Sativa ("black cumin")
Curcumin (from the spice Turmeric)
Berberine (found in bitter herbs such as Goldenseal and Barberry)
Chard (yes, the green leafy vegetables)
Sulforaphane (especially concentrated in broccoli sprouts)
Hormone Regeneration –
Secretagogues, increase the endocrine glands' ability to secrete more hormone, and there are substances that truly regenerate hormones which have degraded (by emitting electrons) into potentially carcinogenic "transient hormone" metabolites. One of these substances is vitamin C. A powerful electron donor, this vitamin has the ability to contribute electrons to resurrect the form and function of estradiol (estrogen; E2), progesterone, testosterone, for instance. In tandem with foods that are able to support the function of glands, such as the ovaries, vitamin C may represent an excellent complement or alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
Cardiac Cell Regeneration –
Not too long ago, it was believed that cardiac tissue was uniquely incapable of being regenerated. A new, but rapidly growing body of experimental research now indicates that this is simply not true, and there is a class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds known as neo cardiogenic substances. Neo cardiogenic substances are able to stimulate the formation of cardiac progenitor cells which can differentiate into healthy heart tissue, and they include the following:
Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero)
Red Wine Extract
Another remarkable example of cardiac cell regeneration is through what is known as feto-maternal trafficking of stem cells through the placenta.
The amazing process known as "fetal micro-chimerism" by which the fetus contributes stem cells to the mother which are capable of regenerating her damaged heart cells, and possibly a wide range of other cell types.
Cartilage/Joint/Spine Regeneration –
Curcumin and resveratrol have been shown to improve recovery from spinal cord injury. As far as degenerative joint disease, i.e.osteoarthritis, there are a broad range of potentially regenerative substances, 50 are listed on this osteoarthritis page. Also check out this Spinal Cord Injury page.
Symptom suppression is profitable because it guarantees both the perpetuation of the original underlying disease, and the generation of an ever-expanding array of additional, treatment-induced symptoms.
Cultivating diets, lifestyles and attitudes conducive to bodily regeneration can interrupt this pathological circuit, and help us to attain the bodily freedom that is a precondition for the liberation of the human soul and spirit, as well.
 NT-020, a natural therapeutic approach to optimize spatial ln memory performance and increase neural progenitor cell proliferation and decrease inflammation in the aged rat. Rejuvenation Res. 2010 Jun 29. Epub 2010Jun 29. PMID: 20586644
 Photo-induced regeneration of hormones by electron transfer processes: Potential biological and medical consequences. Radiat Phys Chem Oxf Engl 1993. Updated 2011 Aug;80(8):890-894. PMID: 21814301
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