Dr. Leslie Mesen and the Stem Cells Transplant Institute were recently featured in Wellness Magazine, Austria’s biggest premium health magazine. The article “Stem Cell Transplantation: Stay Young & Healthy” was made available to readers in May while the printed article will be available in the June issue. For the benefit of our English and Spanish speaking readers, below is the translated article.

Stem Cell Therapy – The Future of Medicine

Human stem cells are believed to be our bodies main source to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs. Stem cells are different from other types of cells because they can make copies of themselves and they can change into different types of cells, such as brain cells, muscle, or red blood cells.

Every organ in our body is made up of cells including; the heart, liver, kidney and brain. As we age our cells become weaker, we heal more slowly, and are more susceptible to disease. Physicians are learning to harness the power of stem cells to slow and reverse the aging process. Stem cells offer a promising potential to treat many types of diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple scleroses, arthritis, wound healing, aging, osteoarthritis, muscular dystrophy and other age associated diseases.

The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, led by Dr. Leslie Mesen, is a world leader in the field of stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is a non-invasive, same-day procedure, using a patient’s own stem cells. Using local anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable, the physician will harvest the stem cells from adipose tissue or bone marrow. Once harvested, the stem cells are separated from the fat tissue or bone marrow and then activated and transferred back into the patient.

How you can improve the health of your stem cells:

  • Reduce your sugar intake including the intake of artificial sweeteners.
  • Reduce your total caloric intake. Reducing the number of calories you consume can increase stem cell activity.
  • Foods high in triglycerides such as red meat, poultry, cheeses and butter can also reduce stem cell activity.
  • Exercise regularly. Lifting weights and aerobic exercise can increase the number of stem cells and make them more active in muscle and bone.
  • Take your vitamins. Vitamin C and Vitamin D have been shown to reduce the aging of stem cells, make them more active, help them differentiate and promote cell proliferation.

For more information about stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, go to:

The cost of treatment starts at 6,500 Euros and includes a medical examination, blood test, vitamin C infusion, stem cell treatment, 2 nights’ hotel accommodation, shuttle service to and from the airport and unlimited mobile internet.