Medicine Dog by Julia Szabo
Julia Szabo was a nationally-recognized pet reporter when her dog Sam collapsed from osteoarthritis. Diligently researching how to restore his quality of life, she discovered Vet-Stem, a service that provides cutting-edge regeneration therapy for pets, using stem cells harvested from animals’ own tissue. Just hours after receiving IV and intra-joint injections, Sam began aging backward–which left Julia wondering why this simple, effective treatment was not available for humans.
Julia suffered from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and after witnessing Sam’s astonishing recovery, she set out on a curious quest: to be treated like a dog by a doctor as competent as her vet! After a four-year wait, Julia became the first American to be successfully cured of a perirectal fistula with stem cells derived from her own fat. With this amazing true story of how a pack of shelter dogs she rescued from death row came to save her life, Julia hopes to inspire and inform readers about exciting healthcare options available to them and their cherished animal companions.
“Julia Szabo has taken a complicated subject – the amazing transformational power of adult stem cells – and woven it into the fascinating, witty and heartfelt saga of her own compelling health journey.” – Mary Shoman, New York Times best-selling author of The Thyroid Diet
“Julia Szabo is a pioneer who takes the reader on a heartfelt, well-researched journey into the frontiers of regenerative medicine. Her honesty and fighting spirit hooked me from the first page. Whether writing about her dogs, herself, or the complex world of stem cell therapy, Julia grabs you by the heart and walks you through a labyrinth of self-discovery and healing. A beautiful and courageous book!” – Laurie Nadel, PhD, best-selling author of Sixth Sense: Unlocking your ultimate mind power