The podcast titled “Doctor Reveals Mind-Blowing Stem Cell Therapy with Light & Sound | Dr. Todd Ovokaitys | Episode 263” is a deep dive into the potential of stem cell therapy, particularly in combination with light and sound. The host, Guy, interviews Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, a specialist in stem cell therapy.
Dr. Ovokaitys begins by explaining his work as a stem cell biophysicist. He uses a metaphor of music to describe his work, stating that just as music makes various instruments sing, molecules, cells, and stem cells also “sing” or vibrate at certain frequencies.
His team has developed a new type of laser technology that creates a waveform allowing a signal to go deeply through tissue. This technology can be tuned to “sing the song of the cells,” awakening specific types of stem cells from their lifelong hibernation and directing them where they are most needed in the body.
Dr. Ovokaitys then provides a detailed explanation of what stem cells are and the different types of stem cells, including embryonic stem cells, pluripotent stem cells, multipotent stem cells, and single tissue committed stem cells. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the type, source, and delivery method of the stem cells used in therapy.
He discusses the challenges and potential risks associated with different types of stem cells. For instance, embryonic stem cells, while powerful, have the risk of producing benign tumors called teratomas.
Mesenchymal stem cells, derived from bone marrow or fat, are commonly used for musculoskeletal issues, but their size can be a challenge when trying to deliver them to specific areas in the body.
Dr. Ovokaitys introduces the concept of very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs or V cells), which he describes as a “gift from source.” These cells are pluripotent, small enough to go through the lung and go anywhere in the body, and remain extremely young as they go into hibernation around the time we are born. His team has developed a process using lasers to awaken these cells, which can then be directed to where they are most needed in the body.
The podcast concludes with a discussion on the potential of this technology for anti-aging and age reversal. Dr. Ovokaitys shares that their treatments have shown promising results in reversing biological age according to the epigenetic DNA methylation aging clock, a highly accurate measure of biological age. He also discusses the accessibility of this technology, which is currently based in San Diego but has the potential to be more widely available in the future.