How My Interest In Stem Cells Began

Years ago, after opening the Wound Care Center at a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, I had an epiphany moment.

How My Interest In Stem Cells Began

A nurse came limping by. She was wearing an air cast on one of her feet.

When I asked her what was wrong, she said she had tendonitis in her Achilles tendon.

Most people know that tendonitis is an acute inflammation of a tendon.

Tendonosis occurs when this inflammation becomes chronic.

I asked this nurse how long she’d been wearing her air cast. She told me: “A year and a half.”

“And that still hasn’t fixed it?” I said.

She shook her head. Moreover, she confided in me that she feared that she might lose her job because the cast was making it hard for her to stay mobile.

As it happened, I had access to stem cells through a company I was working with.

I asked this nurse if she’d be up for trying a procedure where I injected her inflamed Achilles tendon with stem cells made from amniotic fluid.

She agreed, and I gave her the injection. “Come by tomorrow,” I said. “I just want to check and see how you’re doing.”

She wasn’t limping when she came into my office the next day. Nor was she wearing her cast.

I was amazed when she said she felt no pain in her leg. “Should I still wear the cast?” she asked.

“Hmm? Yes,” I said. “To be safe, come back in two weeks, and we’ll see how you’re doing.”

She came back in two weeks and reported that nothing had changed. She was cured.

That’s when my interest in stem cells began.

My name is Dr. Richard Jacoby.

I’m known as one of the world’s most accomplished peripheral nerve surgeons.

I’m also the author of the celebrated book “Sugar Crush” and my new book “Unglued.”

In my online course, Urban Carnivore, I teach practical life hacks like stem cell healing and other alternative healing techniques.

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I aim to help you live a longer, happier, healthier life than you once dreamed possible.