Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stem-Cells to Treat Arthritis in Your Pet

Yep, it's true.

While the majority of the public is still being swindled by the claims of the Embryonic Stem Cell Research advocates, which have produced zero results, there have been over 100 treatments/cures effected by adult stem-cells.

It's not even humans being treated anymore--adult stem cells are being used to cure animals.

From Don Margolis:

"In this blog, we have well documented the effects that Adult Stem Cells (or Repair Stem Cells as I call them) have on dogs. We have seen plenty of stories of stem cell therapy helping dogs. Now we have yet another dog helped by using his own Repair Stem Cells.

KC, a golden retriever was getting up in age- 11 years old. He was beginning to slow down. In his owner, Krista Moyes words, “He was having a hard time getting up in the morning and really wasn’t walking at all on his back leg.”

Krista took KC to the vet who said surgery wasn’t an option, it was typical for a dog KC’s age to start slowing down with arthritis and decreased range of motion in the legs- for KC it was the right leg.


The Vet, Dr. Lillian Rizzo suggested a new stem cell procedure. This stem cell therapy was developed by Vet-Stem, a stem cell company for horses, dogs, and cats that uses the animal’s own stem cells.

Dr. Rizzo then removed some fat tissue from KC, and sent it off to Vet-Stem where they isolate stem cells from the fat tissue and then send it back already packed in syringes and ready to go.
Then Dr. Rizzo simply injected the stem cells into the site of the injury and let the Repair Stem Cells do what they do best– REPAIR


I’ll let Dr. Rizzo have her say:

She explains, “I concentrate the stem cells at the site of injury and then the stem cells have mediated inflammation and repair. The injury to the joint cartilage and that’s really the only thing that can do that. The medications can help with pain and support to the joint cartilage but the stem cells actually rebuild the damaged joint cartilage.”

Dr. Rizzo says they are several benefits to this therapy. It is minimally invasive and pain medications may not be needed long term and you have a happier animal. And the results???

I’ll let KC’s owner, Krista handle this one:

“Two weeks after the surgery I looked at him one day and he was standing on his foot instead of just his toe,” Moyes says. “I really noticed an attitude change as far as his energy level he felt better so he was wrestling, carrying on and playing.”


Moyes says she is just glad she got her old friend back. “If it was going to help him just a little bit I was willing to do it.”


This is wonderful news and I’m very happy for Krista and KC. However, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make the same thing available for humans-
Repair Stem Cells- simple procedure, very little downside and it can help improve the quality of millions of lives. If we had the will, this could be done now."

While Californians are still waiting for some sort of return on the $3 billion plus they shelled out for immoral and unproven Embryonic Stem-Cells, adult stem-cells are treating people (and now animals!) left and right.

Every few days I try to check Mr. Margolis blog, because he is totally committed to spreading the word about adult stem-cells (which he calls "repair stem-cells") and he always has the latest news. I encourage you to do the same. Right now he is at the World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells 2008 in China, giving a talk on stem cell treatments for diabetes. From his report:

"I’m meeting lots of doctors and stem cell researchers, ALL OF WHOM know about Repair Stem Cells vs. dozens of diseases and 97% of whom know embryonic stem cells can’t cure even a hangnail."

God Bless Him!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps, you'll be lucky Father Malloy. If you need an organ transplant or tissue donation, you can always get it from one of the gays or lesbians executed in a Moslem country with the help of the Vatican.

You see the Vatican considers it necessary to allow the religious mass murder of gays and lesbians in Moslem countries in order to avoid the possibility of same sex marriage.

You might as well profit from your victims, Father.

Secular Heretic said...

Anonymous.. what are you raving about?

Your making some strange claims. Do you have evidence to support your ideas?

Thank the Lord for adult stem cells. I've written about them on my blog too.

Anonymous said...

Here's an article from Time documenting everything said above.

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1863465,00.html

Secular Heretic said...

Anonymous..
You are trying to make the article say things it does not say.

To paraphrase your comment - you think the Vatican wants the death of homosexuals. But your article says something different - "the Vatican continues to condemn the use of the death penalty for any crime, including those associated with homosexuality."

The church goes on to say in the Catechism of the Catholic church -
The Church says that “People suffering from a same sex attraction must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. (CCC 2358)
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P85.HTM

Anonymous said...

I didn't say the Vatican wants gays and lesbians murdered. I said that it considers their deaths an acceptable price to pay in opposition to same sex marriage. Therefore, the Vatican will not defend gays and lesbians when they are wronged or even murdered.

Anonymous said...

The teaching of the Catholic Church on homosexuality can be found in the catechism:

#2358 “The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.”

The UN declaration that Anonymous 7:28 AM cites can be found here: http://www.certidiritti.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=232:in-esclusiva-il-testo-della-proposta-francese-allonu-su-depenalizzazione-omosessualita&catid=1:ultime&Itemid=55

Sorry about the long link. But the text of the declaration is very difficult to find. I could not even find it on the UN’s own website. I hope this is accurate.

Section 6 (out of 13 sections) of the declaration applies to Anonymous’s concerns. There are 12 other sections, however! The declaration is a homosexual activist’s bill that includes one excellent section (section 6) with numerous other unacceptable clauses. This is a cynical ploy that we are very familiar with in American politics: include one undeniably good clause in a bill, then add on a number of other unacceptable clauses, and then if someone opposes the bill, blame them for opposing the single good clause. Obviously, if Section 6 was a stand-alone clause, the Vatican would be supporting it.

If Anonymous is really concerned about the legalized murder of same-sex attracted persons, and if indeed same-sex attraction is an inborn condition, his efforts would be better spent opposing abortion. If 5% of the population are same-sex attracted, and same-sex attraction is an inborn condition, then approximately 200 same-sex attracted persons are legally murdered every day (in the United Sates alone) through abortion.

Gibbons in SF

Secular Heretic said...

Thanks for the information.

I had never really thought about the abortion statistics of people who have a same sex attraction.