Popular news shows like to start with something sensational or frightening in order to keep their audience tuned in. The need to do this is so entrenched with them that, in the absence of any current scandal, they’ll happily recycle earlier work and present it as if it had just happened.

Such was the case with a news program in the USA. They grabbed headlines in April 2010 with their exposé miniseries of “stem cell snake oil” in which they showed hidden-camera interviews of U.S. citizens who were pretending to be American medical doctors practicing in other countries. Those charlatans were quickly shut down and imprisioned.

More hoopla about a stem-cell exposé in August 2012 turned out to be re-runs of the 2010 programs, which the TV network re-ran yet again in January 2013. We’d like to think that couldn’t find any new charlatans, but it’s more likely that they just didn’t bother to look for more.

Charlatans have exploited experimental medicine for centuries and, as experimental medicine goes, stem cell therapy has been the flavor of the decade. To discredit the field on the basis of the work of con men does no good, neither for the honorable practitioners nor for patients desperate for our evolving therapies. Journalists need to learn how to distinguish between true and false, especially when they report on scientific discoveries.

Any news channel won’t need hidden cameras if they come to ProgenCell. We are real medical doctors, board-certified. All of our permits are in order. We follow ISO 9000 procedures. We have been treating patients with autologous stem cells successfully, without a single adverse event.

hidden camaera


The biggest problem with incurable conditions is that they’re incurable. Standard treatments for such cases usually obligate the patients to spend the rest of their lives taking drugs that don’t make them better and often produce unpleasant side-effects.

Conventional wisdom has a saying about this sort of thing. “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.” If you’re okay with that, keep doing it. If not, it’s time to do something else.

Here at ProgenCell, autologous stem cells are often used in conjunction with standard treatments. Your own stem cells don’t interfere with your drug regimen: they can only help. You can keep doing what you’ve been doing and yet do something else at the same time. The worst that could happen is that you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting – the best is that you’ll get better and you won’t need to keep taking all those drugs. Contact ProgenCell today and find out what stem cell therapy can do for you.

One of the most troublesome words in regenerative medicine is “cure”. Pill-pushers and regulatory bureaucrats warn darkly than any practitioner in the field who would dare to use that word is guilty of fraud. And yet, more often than not, the word is used by patients whose treatments were successful.

To be fair, regenerative medicine does not cure any disease – it can only potentiate the body to heal itself by regenerating damaged cells. The amount of such potential can be unpredictable. Not only are stem-cell protocols different from one clinic to another – as doctors, our responsibility is to make our protocols as effective as possible – but patients’ bodies differ as well. Sometimes there is a lot of healing, sometimes not so much.

Success comes down to the patient’s expectations. Charles Dickens used financial terms to describe the effects of expectation in a famous line from David Copperfield. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.”

Each patient has different expectations. An Australian patient with coronary artery disease came to ProgenCell for a course of three treatments after years of bypass surgeries and chronic medications, the effects of which did not live up to his hopes. He underwent one stem-cell procedure in Tijuana that reduced his symptoms, by his estimate, about thirty percent: not cured but noticeably improved. He returned four months later for his second procedure. He has been very satisfied with the results and continues to improve. He talks about his experiences in these two short videos:

Lately, we’ve noticed that some of the clinics that limit themselves to liposuction for their stem cells have been disparaging bone marrow as a reliable source – they’re calling it “old-fashioned”. Don’t they see the fallacy in their reasoning? There’s nothing old-fashioned about our bone-marrow protocols. A medical technique younger than the Internet can hardly qualify as old in any sense.

So what’s really going on here? Why is a more recent technique with a sketchy track record being promoted as being thoroughly modern at the expense of a better-established and more broadly effective technique?

We can only speculate from what we’ve seen. After all, here at ProgenCell, we also have studied to derive stem cells from adipose tissue. There are a number of reasons why this isn’t our preferred option.

We have found this technique to be more invasive and more painful. The concentration of serviceable stem cells isn’t as great in adipose tissue than in bone marrow. The wound created by the process attracts stem cells away from the condition being treated. And we have also found that the stem cells in adipose tissue are applicable to some conditions but not others, so it’s not true that it is a one-size-fits-all solution.

We have also found that in some instances could be easier and less expensive to do the so-called “mini-liposuction” than it is to harvest bone marrow. And this is most likely why the adipose-only clinics promote liposuction. At ProgenCell, we insist on putting the patients first – first in comfort, first in effectiveness – even if that means being called old-fashioned.

If you have been considering stem cell therapy for your medical condition, click here to find out what ProgenCell’s tried-and-true protocols can do for you.
old fashion

We would like to share with you a flyer that Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd brought back from one of their Back to the Future ventures. By the looks of it, this future is not too far off. Some doctors are already offering similar services in their offices today.

Stem Cell Therapy at home, RejuvYourself™

RejuvYourself™, just like in doctors’ offices. From the makers of the SutureSelf™ In-Home Operating Theater and the Dump-the-Chump™ do-it-yourself divorce kit.

You can do it yourself in the comfort of your own home. Just get a syringe and remove some blood from yourself. Put your blood into a bowl and add some de-ionized water. (If you don’t have that, just use tap water or whatever.) Warm it gently on your stove, then place the blood/water mixture into a sealed vessel like a Coca-Cola bottle.


Place the vessel into a centrifuge. If you don’t have a centrifuge, you can use a washing machine’s spin cycle. Remove the blood cells with the same syringe you used earlier if you don’t have a clean one handy. Add some chemicals to separate the stem cells from the ordinary cells. If you don’t have our chemicals, you can try some baking soda. A thin layer of clear liquid should form on the surface – that is your stem cells. Inject those cells wherever it hurts.


Warning: Do not attempt this at home without our kit! Please understand that we are joking. Medical doctors exercise their profession for a very good reason. If you would like professional help, please contact ProgenCell.

cartoon alcohol


The eye is such a complex mechanism that it can’t be dealt with effectively in blog posts. The more we know about it, the more we know that we don’t know. And, of all our five senses, vision is the one we know the most about. Here at ProgenCell, we have successfully treated many cases of macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, so we would like to promote a better understanding of these problems.

Henry Klassen, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine, and the lead scientist in the multi-institutional Retinal Regeneration Program. He gave a very detailed presentation for UCI’s Distinctive Voices program recently that we would like to make available here.

If your vision has been degenerating, by all means contact ProgenCell for a free case evaluation today.

Doctor Luis Romero made a video in Spanish about a friend who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. It deserves a wider audience, so we have translated his presentation into English here.

Here is a case of a patient with Parkinson’s who has been with us for a little over a year. Aside from being a good friend, he is also a doctor and a musician. He hasn’t been able to practice his profession and he hasn’t been able to play the piano because of his condition. He searched all over the world for a solution. He had been taking medication, the treatment that is normally used for Parkinson’s, but the results were not good. His Parkinson’s continued to get worse, making him more and more incapacitated.

He’s had four treatments with us now and his Parkinson’s has been improving. In his case, we harvest the stem cells from the marrow of the tibia, we prepare a special solution by activating the stem cells, and we inject this preparation directly into his brain.

This is the procedure we have used for the doctor. You can see he is completely conscious. There is only minimal discomfort, easily tolerated. The procedure is very safe – since these are autologous stem cells, in other words, his own cells, there is no risk of them being rejected, so the possibility of a complication is minimal. This has been just like patients with many other diseases who have been benefited by the same approach.

So now he is able to attend to his patients again, to drive his car – he’s completely independent now – and to play the piano. In fact, he just gave a recital yesterday. Although he still has some slight tremors in his hands occasionally, he now has an excellent quality of life.

By the way these treatments have progressed, we expect to see his disease completely under control. He recently had the opportunity to suspend his treatments briefly and we hope in the future, if his check-ups permit, that he will no longer need medications.

Our concern for protecting our patients is paramount. We want our patients to understand that our therapies are safe. We are careful not to be overly rigorous with the protocols because sometimes that takes away from the patient the possibility of deciding on a therapy that could be useful. Our therapies have been effective in every case, even in those cases where the disease has continued. From more than five hundred cases, we have encountered no problems, not a single complication with our treatments.

We are certain of the safety of these procedures and have noticed over time how to assess each case, because each one is different, each patient has a different rate of producing stem cells. This is not the same as prescribing medications, but in the right cases this is the best approach.

Here is Dr. Romero’s original video:

The short answer is that we still don’t know.

In saying that, ProgenCell takes a very conservative approach to the meaning of “cure”. We generally use the terms “treatment” and “therapy” to describe our work. When stem cell therapy is successful, all it really does is to help the patient’s body heal itself.

As scientists, we cannot claim we have found a cure until we have corrected the cause and, in most cases that ProgenCell treats, science has not yet identified the specific cause. All we can say with certainty is that our stem cell treatments have alleviated our patients’ symptoms, often to the point of total remission.

It’s a little like when you can’t start your car. You get a friend to jump-start it for you. Did that cure your problem? Who knows – and if the car starts again on its own, who cares? But if it still doesn’t start, and you track the cause down to a bad battery, then you can say you have cured the problem by replacing the battery.

Stem cell treatments are a way of jump-starting your body. If that’s something you could use,
contact ProgenCell for a free case evaluation today.

Jump start your health

Jump start your health

People who remember the cancer scares from the 1950s to the ’70s avoid diagnosticians because they don’t want to be told they have a fatal, incurable disease. The kindly doctors in the soap operas and Hollywood movies of that era were forever summoning up the courage to deliver the death sentence, and the people who remember those scenes would just as soon not be on the receiving end in real life. “What good is it,” they ask, “to know you are going to die and there’s nothing that can be done about it?”

But a lot has been done about it in the fields of gerontology and regenerative medicine over the last half-century. Emphasis has shifted from making the patient as comfortable as possible to making the patient as well as possible. There have even been a few new cures. But the greatest advancements have been in creating effective treatments. More and more, patients can expect to live out their normal lives with few, if any, symptoms of their incurable diseases. The death sentence of the past now comes true only if the patient does nothing to arrest their condition.

In medicine, it is dangerous to hold too tightly onto what had been true in the past. Nowadays, when you ask why you need to be tested for an incurable disease, our answer is “Why, in order to save your life, of course.” If you’re afraid to find out you have a degenerative disease, don’t wait for more symptoms to show up. Ask ProgenCell to evaluate your case today at no cost and with no obligation. Many neurodegenerative, immunological, metabolic, and ophthalmic conditions are manageable so long as you let us treat them in time.

Don't waist precious time, the earlier we get treated, better results are expected to get

Don’t waist precious time, the earlier we get treated, better results are expected to get

We believe they’re for patients who want to get well.

The most famous precursor to modern stem cell therapy was pioneered by Dr. E. Donnall Thomas in 1956, when he treated a case of juvenile leukemia by completely replacing the child’s bone marrow. His risky, painful, and complex experiment immediately became associated with children and leukemia.

But Dr. Thomas’s experiment should not be associated with modern stem cell therapies any more than Civil War hospitals should be confused with modern ones, or than Mathew Brady’s photography should be confused with digital cameras. Even so, sales agents for other stem cell techniques have been heard to disparage autologous bone marrow techniques by suggesting this anachronistic association.

To be fair, every technique in practice has its advantages. Stem cells are easier and cheaper to harvest from peripheral blood or body fat. Stem cells purchased from specialist labs allow the doctor to rely on a third-party laboratory for research and quality control. And stem cells from bone marrow, when properly prepared, are more vital and effective than those from other sources.

Bone marrow stems cells are not very popular with a lot of clinics because they require more skill to harvest, they require specialized equipment to prepare, and require the doctors involved to invest themselves personally in research and development. We at ProgenCell believe these disadvantages are acceptable when balanced against the superior medical care we are thereby enabled to give our patients.

Photo by Mathew Brady

Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, best known for his documentation of the American Civil War.

%d bloggers like this: