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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Apr 27, 2020

Today, I'm blessed to have here with me, Dr. Amy Killen, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine with 10+ years of direct patient care she has been practicing Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine for more than five years.

Dr. Killen is fellowship trained in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and has done extensive additional training in aesthetics, platelet rich plasma and stem cells, hair restoration, bio-identical hormones, nutrition, fitness and sexual health.

Dr. Killen is the Medical Director of BioRestoration Medical, a busy clinic with a comprehensive, integrative approach to health located in Draper, Utah. She also works at Docere Medical in Park City, Utah with Dr. Harry Adelson, providing cutting edge regenerative medical treatments for a host of different conditions.

Dr. Killen has spoken internationally about PRP and stem cells, as well as sexual longevity and skin health. She also teaches physician training courses, outlining current best practices for using regenerative medicine in aesthetics and sexual optimization.

In this episode, Dr. Killen dives deep into her background and explains what inspired her to start working in regenerative medicine. Dr. Killen explains what exactly stem cells are – we all have them, and they are responsible for the upkeep of our organs. There are loads of things that we can do to activate our stem cells, including exercise, eating nitrate-rich foods, and red light therapy. Stay tuned as Dr. Killen gives anti-aging tips and explains how to fix dark circles under your eyes.

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[00:30] About Dr. Killen

  • Killen worked in an emergency department for ten years total. She suffered from both stress and sleeplessness. At the same time, Dr. Killen was seeing patients with the same complaints. Amy realized that she couldn’t help her patients until she helped herself.
  • Amy learned about regenerative medicine and decided to quit the emergency department.
  • In the ER, you deal with what you have right in front of you.
  • In regenerative medicine, you focus on five or ten years before disease onset. It may take even a year before her treatment is effective.
  • Killen focuses on skin, hair, and sexual function.

[03:30] About Stem Cells

  • Everybody already has stem cells! They are the master cells of your body and are present in every tissue of your body.
  • Stem cells are responsible for the upkeep of your organs. They can send out signals to heal and regenerate.
  • As we get older, our stem cells become less functional. Sometimes, we can lose stem cells in parts of our bodies.
  • We have the ability to activate the stem cells that we have through exercising, fasting, and stem cell treatment.
  • There are signs if you do not have enough stem cells in your body: knee pain, your skin is losing texture, and other things that we associate with aging.


[05:55] Using Fasting to Activate Stem Cells

  • You can activate stem cell production in your body by fasting.
  • Without food, your body will go through stress, and your cells will start to repair.
  • People use fasting to keep their stem cell stores high, so they are more readily able to repair themselves when they need to.
  • The body will clean or get rid of zombie cells. Then, it produces a signal to create new stem cells.
  • Stem cells can multiply and replicate themselves.
  • If you can do multiple day fasts, that would be ideal. Time restrictive feeding is better than doing nothing. Start slow, then work yourself up to several days at a time.

[09:00] How to Trigger Cell Production

  • Exercise will trigger cell production.
  • Red light therapy or light therapy will increase stem cell production.
  • Stress-relieving things will also increase production like Tai Chi.
  • Killen wouldn’t be surprised if there were a correlation between meditation and stem cell production.
  • The procedures that Dr. Killen does are not system-wide. She does not treat diseases; she only treats certain areas like joints. If you can put stem cells into your joint, then it will repair that one area. That’s the same with skin, hair, and sexual organs. She takes stem cells from the patient and moves them to a different part of the body.
  • Your love handles have a good supply of stem cells. Plus, they heal faster and have less pain for the patient.

[12:20] The Role of Insulin on Aging   

  • High insulin is associated with high cortisol levels.
  • When you have high insulin, your blood sugar is also high. High sugar levels will result in aging. Every part of your body is sensitive to sugar. It will age you faster and cause more inflammation.
  • When the insulin is activated, all your fat-burning hormones are scattered.
  • It could be years before insulin issues are shown in blood results.
  • It’s essential to be proactive rather than reactive.

[14:40] Anti-Aging Tips

  • Increase nitric oxide. It’s the primary way to get blood delivered throughout your body. After age 40, we don’t make as much nitric oxide. It affects sexual performance and gym performance. Things you can do to increase nitric oxide:
    • Exercise
    • Eat nitrate-rich foods
    • Don’t use an antiseptic mouthwash
    • Avoid using acid-blocking medications
    • Red light therapy
  • Coconut oil is antibacterial. Dr. Killen says it’s not as problematic as daily antiseptic mouthwash. You can make your own mouthwash. Don’t use it every day. You need the bacteria in your mouth.
  • Use the sun wisely.
    • Protect your face and hands.
    • People who don’t get any sun exposure is a risk factor for death and aging.
    • Getting sun is really important; don’t get burned.
  • Don’t eat sugar.
    • Make sure you are pairing the sugar with fat and protein if you do eat it.
    • Your body thinks a big bowl of rice is sugar. If you are going to eat rice, pair it with loads of fat and protein.

[22:15] Fixing Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

  • Avoid allergens.
  • PRP injections can also make a big difference. It will help thicken the skin.
  • Different kinds of lasers can be helpful around the eyes.
  • It’s one of the more difficult things to treat.

[24:50] Sexual Health Therapies

  • Killen does a P shot for men and an O shot for women. It will help increase blood flow and repair nerves. Plus, it will increase sensitivity and sensation.


[28:20] What is Perfect Health?

  • You’re not thinking about pain or performing. It means you are not worrying about if your body can do something. You should be able to do what you want to do and be with who you want to be with.


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