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So can you tell me your name and a
little bit about your background? -Yes, I’m Amy Kelan and I’m a medical doctor. I
spent about ten years doing emergency medicine so my background is actually ER
and then about five years ago started kind of deciding that I was interested
in doing other types of medicine so I started becoming interested in
anti-aging and preventive medicine, integrative medicine, or generative
medicine, all these kind of other types of medicine that you don’t learn about
in medical school so I kind of started getting into that and learning about
that and then I’ve been doing that full time for the last five years. -It’s so
fascinating. How does it work with when we when we look at our health and we
look at our well-being and and the struggles that we have with all the
processed foods and all of the things out there that are just increasing our
insulin levels, how do you sort of view the foods that we’re eating and what
would your recommendations be for our overall best health? -So I always, when I
have patients, because in my practice I have integrated medical practice and we
do all kinds of integrated medicine and nutrition is a big part of our practice
and I have a lot of patients who come in and they’re like, ‘I’m eating healthy and
I can’t lose weight and I’m exercising’ And they’re so frustrated and then we go
we talk about like, what are you actually eating? And, you know, they’re having like
some bread for breakfast and they’re having like a bowl of oatmeal. Yeah,
they’re eating all these things that are essentially just sugar and so we have
this conversation about, like, you’re actually eating sugar, things that can
make an made into sugar whether it’s directly or indirectly. And all of these
things are, obviously, they’re horrible for you. It affects all of your
hormones, like insulin, and then you get this this whole sort of symphony of
things you don’t want so I always recommend a low carbohydrate diet, you
know, a Keto diet, a Paleo diet, depends on the person. But something where you’re
really keeping those simple carbs really, really low. -So when you talk about the
insulin levels and and this whole symphony of chaos that occurs, what
else happens with the hormones? -So, you know, a lot of things happen so, you
know, one thing with the insulin which not everyone understands but you know
when you eat sugar or carbohydrates of any sort you get this bike you know and
your glucose which goes up and down and you get these big ups and downs these
big swings which is why you get super hungry sometimes because your blood
levels drop really low so that’s a big deal and that can increase your cortisol
levels, just those ups and downs in your sugar, and the
cortisol is your stress hormone. So when you start having high levels of cortisol
then that could affect all of your other hormones. It can affect how your
testosterone works in your body, how your thyroid works, how your estrogen works,
and then of course you have your insulin which instead of going up and then
coming back down like it’s supposed to the insulin will then go up and just
stay up and that’s when you get the insulin resistance. Which is, basically,
your body, you know, it’s saying hey this insulin is not working anymore
so you know we’re gonna stop listening to it and that’s when you get really big
problems with with obesity and weight gain because insulin is like fat cell
fertilizer it’s telling your fat cells you know keep storing that fat we’re
gonna need it later so if you have high insulin levels then no matter what
you’re doing else exercising whatever you’re not going to lose weight and
that’s a huge key for everyone. -So with these high insulin levels what else can
we do, like, obviously when we stop eating or we slow down on eating these simple
carbs and and and cut them out of our diet. What else can we do? Because there’s
so many cravings, right, that come with the glucose. -Yeah, so yeah, I always
tell patients that if you’re gonna eat any sugars or any simple carbohydrates
you always want to pair it with a good fat and a protein. Because those
things will help to decrease the rate of absorption of your sugar and the
decrease that glycemic load so you don’t have that huge spike in in in glucose
and sugar in your blood and you don’t have this huge spike in insulin so
that’s one thing you know pairing things correctly and not just having like a
bowl of, you know, of sugar essentially. And then as people start to decrease the amount of of these simple carbohydrates
that they’re eating and really replace them with fats and and also proteins
then I find that the cravings they they go away like and that happened to me too
like I just all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh I’m not actually, I’m actually not
hungry’ because you’re getting enough calories from the fats and so it takes a
few days to happen but I find that if you get people off of the sugar and off
of the simple carbohydrates then and replace it with fat then all of a sudden
they’re losing weight they’re feeling better
they actually are not hungry. I feel like it I feel like you even within a few
weeks and people start seeing that there they’re feeling better they’re thinking
better you know they don’t feel as bloated there’s like a lot of sort of
gastro, you know, intestinal kinds of problems that tend to go away and people
when they start giving up a lot of the sugars and simple carbohydrates it
depends on the person I mean some people have you know intolerance is like gluten
intolerance is or certainly allergies as well where they’re actually getting this
gut inflammation like the intestines are actually getting angry at this food and
they’re kind of causing this reaction that the whole body starts to to get
inflamed and so some people it’s just the gluten. some people it’s sugar and
sugar’s inflammatory to pretty much everyone but some people have more of a
reaction than others and then some people you know can be other grains, as
well. But, basically, when you get rid of those things, especially, if you have a
sensitivity to it then all of a sudden the the cells that line the intestinal
tract they start to become healthier the gaps between the cells start to go back
together so you don’t have all of this autoimmunity stuff happening and people
just start to feel better you don’t you know the bloating goes away the cramping
that the kind of things that people kind of get used to having. But then you also
when you cut out the bad foods and they’re like, ‘Oh I don’t actually have to
have those bad feelings’ -Right, like, how many of us walk around with that feeling
of being bloated and not necessarily connecting the dots. -And you just think
that’s how it is like, ‘Oh, well, I just, you know, this how I feel some days but…and
that for me, personally, when I started doing a Keto diet and I, like,
I just realized, ‘Oh my gosh, I haven’t had that stomach pain in you know in
weeks and it once I slip and have a treat or something I know it comes back
and it’s it’s a good reminder that my body’s not happy with those things. -So
much of the research is showing that when you’re fasting after day 3 or 4
we’re hearing that a lot of people are speaking about how stem cells are being
activated during that time and as a practitioner and and a researcher
arounds themselves you’re working with them every day. Can you tell us a little
bit about what’s going on in the field of stem cells? -Yeah, there’s a lot. In my practice we use stem cells for a
couple different things we use them for for musculoskeletal pain. So for treating,
you know, knee pain, back pain, disc pain anywhere that you have pain you can
essentially inject stem cells. Which you can get from either bone marrow or from
your own fat. Those are the two kind of main ways that we get stem cells from
patients and then I also use stem cells for other applications like aesthetics
to try to improve skin health and regenerate skin, for hair, for trying to
improve hair and hair loss, and it’s sexual optimization is to try to improve
blood flow and nerve regeneration in sexual organs in men and women. But the
field is huge, I mean, we have so many different sources of stem cells we have
you know you can get them from the person the patient you can get them from
umbilical cells or placental cells or there’s all these different types of
stem cells and of course the research is there’s thousands of studies
going on so we learn more things every day. -Where do you think the research is
gonna go and how long have stem cells been researched and where will it be
going? -Oh it’s been decades that they’ve been researched. You know, traditionally
they talked about embryonic stem cells which are which are the ones that are
very controversial because you have to get them from an embryo, which is not what we
do. Now we talk more about, at least in my field we talk more about adult stem
cells. Which is really just stem cells, not necessarily in an adult, but just in a
person that you can use that it can still be used to regenerate all
different types of tissue because the way the stem cells work is they are able
to replicate themselves and regenerate themselves so if you could put them
somewhere else in your body where you have some kind of problem then there’s a
potential for those stem cells to essentially activate and lead to a
regeneration of that tissue. So that’s kind of where a lot of the research
right now is being kind of aimed at these adult stem cells that that we can
take from the patient themselves. You can culture them and expand them and use
them over and over again or you can just do a single day
procedure with them. -So when you’re culturing these stem cells you’re just
continuing to grow them out for how long like what is the amount of stem cells
that you…? -That’s a good question. So they have a certain number of passes that
they can that they’ll do I don’t even know the number but basically they’ll
they they have a set number of passes so a culture it expanded a certain amount
and and that’s then those cells then can be used yeah you can have you can get
maybe 20 or so applications of those cells so later on you know five years
from now all of a sudden you you hurt your back in a car wreck and it’s not
getting better if you have already cultured your cells and there are
somewhere in a in a cryo chamber they can send them to you and then they can
just be injected into that area that’s that’s hurting without having to go
through that the liposuction or the bone marrow aspiration or the different
procedures to get the stem cells so that’s the benefit and if you culture
when you’re younger then you have nice young super happy stem cells versus if
you wait until you’re, you know, a lot older then the stem cells are not
usually quite as active or as plentiful. It’s incredible. Thank you so much for
teaching us all about stem cells and then this this connection with the
nitric oxide and it’s a really fascinating area and I can’t wait to
learn more from you. -Yeah. you’re welcome. Thank you.
It’s been fun.

Randall Smitham

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