Dr Allan D. Laird D.C.
Most people have probably heard about stem cells. With more and more funded research by medical universities and biotech companies, it has become one of the fastest-growing fields of healthcare on the planet with over 100,000 published research articles. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of patient injections, tissue grafts, and IV infusions have been administered with positive outcomes and little to no side effects. This is unheard of in the field of medicine and why more doctors and patients are considering stem cells and other regenerative medicine products as an alternative to toxic drugs and dangerous surgeries. In contrast, I have never seen such an enormous effort by our government, the media, and even medical practitioners to prevent the truth from being presented to the public. Even the opinions of highly qualified scientist, their research, and positive clinical outcomes are swept under the carpet in favor of our current failing healthcare paradigm. Not only is this bias not in our best interests as a species, it borders on criminal, and here’s why. At the core of the medical practice is the concept of informed consent. No prescription, vaccine, procedure or surgery is to be given or performed without advising the patient of the process, the risks, and benefits, possible side effects, both short and long term as well as possible available alternatives to the proposed medication or treatment. In the case of degenerative tissue conditions and utilizing regenerative medicine and especially stem cells, not only are we being denied proper informed consent but negative campaigns by powerful people in the pharmaceutical and medical profession discourage patients from seeking these safe and effective alternative treatments. Even the FDA, which regulates the use of stem cells and receives billions of dollars annually from big pharma has yet to endorse stem cells despite the overwhelming indications for their efficacy for many conditions. The conflict of interest is so obvious and the money trail so deep that we can only pray that continued responsible research and clinical use of regenerative medicine, along with a public demand, will turn the tide and shift our healthcare paradigm to more natural healthy alternatives.