Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Taking Care of Your Tomorrow

I wish I've known of this medical breakthrough fifteen or twenty years ago. As far as I can remember, I always had very agonizing experience with my "monthly visitor", the term we used for monthly menstruation. It was so painful that one time, seeing my agony, my dad said to me: "OK, you can get married anytime you want, get pregnant and have babies. Right away!" He said it, I think without thinking, because he thought that delivering babies will take away the monthly blues! Well, to my disappointment, it didn't.
After reading the following news article, I should have welcomed my monthly blues, no matter what, if only to be able to help myself and others so there will be no suffering from unwanted illnesses or ailments.
As I get older, I can feel that my joints are not as cooperative as they used to. There are times when they resist my movements making it uncomfortable and sometimes painful for me to raise my arms or bend my knees. If I were able to save some cells through my monthly blood releases, I may be spared from forthcoming painful days.
My elder sister showed signs of PD five years ago. Had she had the opportunity to save her cells, her condition would have been slowed, or even stopped. Now she can barely hold a glass of water without spilling the content. And she is almost always in pain.

Prevention is the best medicine. Let's prove that mantra.

The following is a Press Release from CNNMoney

Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women's Menstrual Blood

July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST

OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind -- especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body -- in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.

Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.

"C’elle enables and empowers a woman to take control of her future health, and possibly of those genetically closest to her, in a fast, painless and stress free way," said Michelle Kay, Marketing and Sales Manager for C’elle. "We live in exciting times, as science and technology are discovering how extremely valuable menstrual blood stem cells really are, and the enormous treatment potential they represent for future therapies. C’elle’s ongoing research is supporting these promising findings."

For more information about C’elle, please call 1-877-892-3553 or visit

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