Episode Number: 1066
Episode Guest: Mel Gibson and Dr. Neil Riordan
Original Airdate: January 17, 2018
Episode Sponsors: MVMT Watches, Policygenius
Guest Bio: Mel Gibson is an actor and filmmaker. Neil Riordan, PA, PhD is one of the early pioneers and experts in applied stem cell research.
Topics Discussed: Mel talks about seeking stem cell therapy for his 92-year-old dad’s hip issues; Neil’s Stem Cell Institute in Panama; intravenous stem cell injections; stem cells fixed Mel’s dad’s inflammation and pain in the hip and allowed him to walk again, his cognitive powers improved, his eyesight improved, and he could get boners again, apparently; why isn’t stem cell therapy legal in the United States; countries where stem cell treatment is legal; MSC (Mesenchymal Stem Cells): Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine’s Next Frontier book; Joe talks about his positive experience with stem cell treatment on his shoulder; Mel got 10,000,000 stem cells shot into each shoulder to great results; what was done to Mel’s shoulder; stem cells from umbilical cords; Mel’s shoulder is fine today; the therapy that Joe received is no longer offered in the United States; Neil started building his lab in Panama in 2006 and opened in 2007; people from around the world fly to Panama for treatment; he’s optimistic about this treatment becoming legal in the United States; Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide book; talk about the battle to get the treatment approved by the FDA; stem cells can be found in mothers for their entire lives after giving birth to a baby; Neil doesn’t inject stem cells into discs in the back; talk about back issues and injuries and using bone marrow injections; Mel had stem cells injected in his veins; side effects; stem cell treatment and rheumatoid arthritis; why young cells are important for treatment; young blood injections rejuvenate old mice; multiple sclerosis, lupus, and autism can also be treated with stem cells; talk about someone with arthritis who underwent successful treatment with stem cells; why stem cells can help people with autism; gut bacteria/diet and autism; heart failure and stem cells; he’s seen people who are on heart transplant lists improve after stem cell treatments; stories about stem cell treatment on people with heart issues; Mel wanted to come on the podcast to let people know about this type of treatment; stem cell treatment can be used to treat ovarian failure; it sounds too good to be true, but there are studies to back up these claims; Mel’s dad will celebrate his 100th birthday in August; stem cells don’t cause tumors; problems with embryonic stem cells; mesenchymal stem cells; article about stem cells; what the first steps someone with issues should take before going to Panama; it’s only ~6 hours to fly to Panama; Bas Rutten’s stem cell treatment; (1:00:00) why stem cells work for spinal injuries; spinal tissue can be regenerated from stem cell injections; story about a plane crash survivor who healed almost completely thanks to intravenous stem cell treatments; Neil suggests reading Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide book for more success stories about his stem cell treatments; TJ Dillashaw went to Panama for stem cell treatment on his shoulder.
My Thoughts: An hour of talk about stem cell treatments. Joe doesn’t bring up the triangle choke Mel used on Gary Busey in Lethal Weapon, unfortunately.
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