How Stem Cells Can Reprogram Our Biology To Create A Younger You

Episode 745 1h 17m


I don’t just want to live a long life, I want to feel good while I’m doing it.

That’s why I’m always interested in the latest therapies to slow the aging process. Stem cells are one of those therapies that have been gaining a lot of traction for reducing nerve and muscle pain, improving the appearance and health of hair and skin, and even increasing sexual vitality.

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to talk to Dr. Bob Hariri about stem cell therapy and how it’s changing the field of aging science and the future of human health.

One of the key hallmarks of aging is the exhaustion of our stem cells. As we age, our stem cells age too; their ability to regenerate tissues and cells, and repair and heal our bodies decline. This is largely caused by our exposome—our diet, exercise, sleep, stress, environmental toxins, allergens, and microbes—all things we have control over. Dr. Hariri and I talk about the emerging science of stem cell therapy and what role stem cells play in improving our overall health and preventing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

Dr. Hariri is widely acknowledged for his discovery of pluripotent stem cells derived from the human placenta. Dr. Hariri shares how he discovered the postpartum placenta was a stem cell factory and the science behind placental stem cell therapies. He also explains the complexity of what these cells can do, and the difference between stem cells from our own fat tissue or bone marrow and that from placenta-derived cells.

We also talk about exosomes, which are essentially the active component of stem cells without the DNA, and how they are emerging as an important therapeutic agent in medicine and regenerative medicine. They have been shown to dramatically reduce inflammation, improve muscle and brain function, regulate the immune system, and they also play a role in treating autoimmune disease, obesity, and infectious disease. Many clinics now offer this therapy for a variety of chronic conditions and as a longevity treatment.

Dr. Hariri is an incredible wealth of knowledge about the future of aging and medicine. I hope you’ll tune in to this fascinating conversation.


This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Butcher Box, Pendulum, and Apollo. The Doctor’s Farmacy podcast works with a select group of sponsors to allow for ongoing production and allow it to be zero-cost to anyone who wishes to listen to and watch the podcast.

Topics Covered

  • Three things people commonly do to shorten lifespan


  • Why stem cells are so remarkable


  • Retrieving and injecting stem cells into the body


  • Embryonic and placental stem cells


  • Capabilities of injected stem cells


  • Cell therapy history and geographic regulation


  • Reprogramming your biology for a younger you


  • Cell therapies beyond stem cells


  • Natural killer cells


  • Tips for healthy aging


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Dr. Bob Hariri:
When you deliver a stem cell to a site like the liver, it is capable of restoring any of the corrupted software in that organ and tissue.

Dr. Mark Hyman:
Welcome to Doctor's Farmacy. I'm Dr. Mark Hyman. That's [inaudible 00:00:19] to have a place for conversations that matter. If you care about living a long and healthy life, this is going to be an important podcast for you because we're talking about stem cells and cell therapy, which is really the future of medicine. And it's something you might've heard about but probably don't understand too well, including me so I'm going to be on this ride with you.

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Ep. 745 - How Stem Cells Can Reprogram Our Biology To Create A Younger You