Primum Non Nocere—“Primarily, do no harm.” This is the principal dictum of Dr. Samuel D. Bernal, MD, PHP, JD, MBA.
Board-certified and diplomate of the American Board of International Medicine and a fellow of Harvard Medical School, this doctor of chemistry, oncology and human biochemistry, health and regulatory law (specifically medical malpractice) holds offices in Los Angeles, Prague and Manila.
His name is synonymous with personalized molecular medicine, the heart of which evolves around stem cells.
Dr. Bernal pioneered in the analysis of the electrical energy of the cell in the living state. And thus, in his regimen, which includes 300 mixes of vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fats, the electrical production of the mitochondria is ensured.
Here is the result of our two-hour candid discussion about rejuvenation, health and beauty. While the 120-minute immersion can’t give a complete understanding of the vast and complex world of the human body, it was nevertheless enough time to begin to grasp the basic truth—that all the power of life rests within us all.
Q: What exactly are stem cells?
Stem cells (SC) are merely a small component of what we call regenerative medicine. And they have the ability to heal and repair the body back to a good health.
Q: Isn’t it as simple as injecting stem cells into the human body?
Definitely not. There is the matter of molecular biology. No two individuals are alike. And this makes the idea of injecting a commercially-prepared stem cell solution into your body questionable and even dangerous.
Q: How dangerous can it be?
For example, a brother and sister would like to donate stem cells to each other. Considering that you come from the same family, you would think that this was safe. But if your compatibility is not determined, then the procedure can even prove fatal.
Q: What is the safest stem cell treatment available today?
The safest are adult stem cells or autologous cells, harvested from your very own body, specifically the bone marrow and the blood.
The effective ingredient from your own cell is lasting and absolutely safe. But the process takes anywhere from two to four weeks. To simplify:
1) Isolate the stem cells.
2) Propagate the stem cells.
3) Stimulate the stem cells.
4) Activate the electrical signaling of the stem cells.
All these are done after a team of clinicians completes a rough genetic profiling of the individual through laboratory tests and analysis, the study of one’s family history, lifestyle and dietary habits, family support system, sleep patterns, biorhythm.
Each individual is unique, and this uniqueness must be determined prior to recommending a specific stem cell treatment.
This is what we call the molecular approach, determining the molecular profile of a patient by isolating and analyzing the DNA.
Q: Choose keywords to best describe your medical credo.
Respect and balance.
One must respect the individuality of a person. And how every RNA, the edited version of the genes of DNA, is expressed. Every gene expresses itself uniquely in every individual. And this must be studied and understood before any stem cell approach is recommended.
Balance—this isn’t just physical. It is all of mind and spirit, too. When looking at one’s health, the personal state of mind and heart is an integral part of the totality of a human being. Today, the mind plays a major role in the wellness of an individual.
Q: What exactly do you mean by nature and nurture?
The human body is made up of your very own genes. You cannot change your genes, but you can enhance them to heal better and faster. You have your very own genetic blueprint. Nobody else has it. And you also carry within your very own genetic predispositions, strengths and weaknesses.
All these can be studied from your genes. It’s a 50-50 scenario. You were born with a specific genetic profile. That’s 50 percent. But the other 50 percent is up to nurture, meaning that you can, though lifestyle changes and specific and safe medical approaches, have 50-percent control over your own genetic makeup. Your genes can work for you or against you. It all depends on lifestyle and health choices.
Through proper nurturing you can repair autoimmune, metabolic and degenerative problems like lupus, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular ailments.
Q: If you were to advise anyone about animal-based stem cells, what would you say?
Run away. It’s like injecting yourself with steroids. The long-term effects from these are yet unknown.
Q: Is there a natural regimen that can stimulate one’s own stem cell health?
1. Eat and drink anything green and nutritious like broccoli and malunggay.
2. Get adequate sleep.
4. Manage your stress.
If there is one remarkable truth about my encounter with Dr. Bernal, it is this—that wellness is truly the harmony of body, mind and spirit. And the sooner we embrace this universal truth, the closer we are to achieving total wellness. How liberating to know that the human body is a healing machine. We were born with stem cells designed to heal, repair and regenerate the body. It is within us. And the power to release them is within us all. All we need to do is to take that first step toward wellness.
Affirm today: “I am liberated.”
Love and light!
Dr. Samuel Bernal (Globe Tek Pro—tel no. 5191470, www.globetekpro.com)