Stay Stem Cell Strong! Techniques to Live Longer and Reverse Aging. Peter Nygard and Dr. Delgado

Nick: Peter Nygard, you’re an impressive man,
and I’d like to understand more about your philosophy about reversing aging. Tell me what you do to make that difference. I know you’ve studied with a lot of the top
anti-aging experts, and what’s different about you is you apply it. You go and do it. So tell me what you’re doing to reverse aging. Peter: Three years ago, I looked at myself
in the mirror and I had the traditional beer belly and the aged look. I just looked at myself in the mirror and
said, “That’s not good.” So I really started to get on, the first and
the most fundamental one is the diet and diet wasn’t that hard. I found that I was really addicted to sugar. I was addicted to white carbohydrates and
I just gave the damn stuff up. Some of the very basic things, but you don’t
really realize the importance of giving up some of those things that the body really
wants to kill itself, the body wants to commit suicide, it gets addicted to everything that
will kill it. Then I had [0:01:03] [Indiscernible] and everything,
the feet, the diabetes part of it. Gave that up and started eating right, five
meals a day instead of three and all the right kind of stuff. And not even the right kind of stuff that
I zeroed in. It wasn’t a matter of just eating fruit but
it’s eating the correct fruit, berries as opposed to the fruit, get rid of the sugar,
the sweet melons and stuff like that. Everything that I really wanted to eat I wouldn’t
really let myself eat anymore. Then going into hormonal balance, got to get
my hormones right. My testosterone was down, estrogen was up,
a lot of the other numbers were wrong. A great doctor in New York, who’s really a
hormone expert, and get that into balance. And then we go into the rest of the supplements,
supplements to fit specific issues of need, not just to say generality but specifically-targeted
ones, and then continually monitoring that. But I did a lot further than that. I went into whole stem cell world. I sort of became a stem cell junkie, if you
like, but I waved my flag in stem cell and became a poster guy for stem cells. I started immediately. I take stem cells four times a year, but I
tried all types of them. Fetal stem cells, umbilical cord stem cells,
placenta stem cells, adipose stem cells and I target those as well. Nick: Bone marrow stem cells? Peter: No. Nick: I’m ahead of you. I’m teasing you. No, but I have done bone marrow. It was okay. I videotaped it while they were doing it,
just a local anesthetic. Peter: You are such a macho man. You can take all that pain. Nick: It was more of the mental thing of seeing
the thing going in versus… It wasn’t that uncomfortable. Peter: Well, of course the whole stem cell
issue came from the bone marrow. That was the first issue. But it was interesting to be able to find
all these stem cells in our fat. So to be able to harvest and take out the
fat and got rid of my love handles took that stem cells out of there, as well as SVF, and
shot that back into me, banked my stem cells. Nick: You’re talking about Neupogen that stimulates
the release of your own stem cells, yes. And some practitioners believe even that therapy
alone helps to enhance the body because it releases millions of additional stem cells
throughout your entire circulation. Peter: Exactly. We don’t really know nearly enough about it
so I was out there really pioneering and experimenting with that stuff on my body. But the main thing was that it really was
not ever doing any harm to my body and who knows, it could do a hell of good, and in
fact, it did. So my before shot and my after shot, remarkable
difference. So I went not only on anti-aging but I went
into reverse aging. Nick: Yeah, you reversed aging by 20, 30 years,
no doubt about it. Peter: I turned 24% body fat to 12%, huge. But more importantly or as important, turned
35% fat to muscle, so I converted that fat to muscle, [0:04:17] [Indiscernible]. Nick: Well, essentially, you burned the fat
and then you added to your muscle density. Peter: Yeah, and I got extremely strong. I know you do these world record things. I was sort of strong. I started with 13 push-ups, I do 130, 150
push-ups continually. None of the young guys now can keep up with
me. It doesn’t matter who the hell, I go up and
do it, perhaps exception to you. Nick: And you’re in the seventh decade of
age, are you? Peter: Yeah, I’m 71 years old. Nick: Wow, very good. Peter: I never used to tell my age before,
but now I do it proudly. That’s right. I was 68 when I had not so six-pack I have
now but I had a keg, and girls say, “Oh, Buddha belly, Buddha belly.” Nick: They tease you but you never really
like that. Peter: They’re so kind, they say, “Your belly
is so cute.” [0:05:07] Nick: But not so cute, you and I know. Peter: They’re saying that to be kind but
I’m just putting up with it. But now– Nick: You’ve got a six-pack, they’re impressed. Peter: Now I am afraid to take off my shirt
now because the girls are going to jump on me. I say I’m more than just a hunk of meat. I got a brain. Why do you always jump on me for my body? What about my money? No, it makes a big difference, and the more,
of course, you see that yourselves, the more you want to do. It’s interesting, you see. So now I don’t go without a workout. I just can’t leave the house without doing
some kind of workout. Because if you look at yourself and you see,
you feel good about it and you look good and you feel good and then your numbers are good. Nick: Yes. Do you believe in the biology of belief, that
your mind, your thoughts, love in your life, having intimacy and romance, that that may
contribute to your youthful health and appearance? Peter: Definitely, yeah, we definitely need
that. Us men, we can’t live without a woman and
I have [0:06:10] [Indiscernible]. Whether we can live with just one woman or
not is a question, but we definitely need the woman or women in our life. The other source of our youthfulness, the
other source of our life, the other source of our luxury and sometimes the source of
our pain, but we’re born that way. Nick: Some of the Eastern philosophies believe
that you can have intimacy but just don’t achieve orgasm or some believe in having internal
orgasms without ejaculating. Do you have some philosophy or belief about
whether ejaculation depletes a man or not or if that’s just a myth? What is your belief about that? Peter: I think you do the best you can. I think once you stop ejaculating, I think
then you’ve talked yourself into the fact that it’s not important. So I think it’s just a matter of what hand
you’re dealt with. I firmly believe in ejaculation. The more the better. Nick: Yes, several times a week? Peter: No, every day. Nick: Daily, very good. Peter: Every day. And if you can, then so much the better. If you can’t, then you make up the story that
the next best thing is to be able to have it. I just think you just have to live with whatever
you got and then make up the good story that it isn’t as important. Nick: Why do you say that? Because not to overemphasize it, not to place
too much importance on it as compared to the whole context of your life? Is that why you’re saying that? Peter: No, I think you just have to live with
the reality of it and you justify those kinds of positions to yourself. If you can’t ejaculate anymore, then what’s
the next best thing? You just can’t go down with the ship. You then say well, you really don’t need it
as much anymore. And you actually can acclimatize. I believe you can acclimatize your body to
do almost anything. Acclimatize your mind to almost anything. Just like eating, I was hooked on sugar but
now I really don’t like the taste of it. So I think the ejaculation is the same kind
of issue. I think once you don’t do it and can’t do
it, you then talk yourself into, convince yourself that it isn’t this important after
all, and I think you firmly believe it and that’s good. I think that’s good. Nick: So Peter, with all that you know compared
to before you understood about hormones and stem cells and supplements and eating properly
and the power of your mind, would you say that your romantic life is better now than
it was when you were several years younger or is it comparable? Can you compare it in any way? Peter: From my physical point of view, it’s
comparable. I think it’s better now for another reason. I think it’s better now because I can afford
it, so it makes it better that way. But I think from a physical point of view,
it’s not any better but it’s just good. I’ve always been fortunate in the sense that
I’ve always had a lot of beautiful women in my life throughout history, and I’ve always
been very athletic so now that girls seem to come to the star of the football. And I’ve always had that twinkle in my eye
and they sense that. But now it’s like a lineup. And now the problem with my body is that I’m
afraid to take off my shirt because they want to jump on my body now. I say I’m just more than a hunk of heat. Nick: So what are you passionate about now? I know you’re talking about setting up anti-aging
clinics that mimic some of the findings that you’ve experienced. But tell me, is that one of your passions
right now, what are you wanting to create and leave as a legacy for Peter Nygard? [0:09:56] Peter: The key issue is that I looked at my
life, I was 68 years old as seen on those photos, and you said to yourself, the trip
from 70 to 80 was not a nice trip, a lot of bad things can happen. I said, I’m not going to go on that trip. I ain’t going. That airplane might crash. And I started really getting into what you
call preventive maintenance, preventive cures. Very few people pay much attention or any
attention to preventive part of medicine. And then also to the point of trying to find
some of the cures for the things that will become incurable later on. Western medicine gets a limitation and at
a certain point we say that’s all we can do for you. And I don’t want to reach that desperation
change so I wanted to really get ahead of it and then find myself in a position where
I was able to, A, have a preventive path and, B, to be able to have a cure path that is
already predetermined. Know who the best doctors, know what the latest
medicine is, know what the latest alternative medicine is, know what this whole world of
stem cells will bring you and it’s bringing a lot. So in order to practice that, to use that,
I had to also then start writing laws for certain countries, like Bahamas and so forth,
to be able to have a host country that actually can facilitate that legally, so I can go in
there and actually take this translational medicine and translate that then even for
my own use and other people like me. So a lot of us who are in their 70s and 80s,
who are 80s to 90s, who really would love to use some of the latest discoveries and
can’t legally do it in the United States. They have to go to China or some other countries
like I’m trying to create, and they would pay a fortune for that, to give life a chance
and not only give it a chance, never mind to die but also to regenerate themselves,
to get younger. So that’s a quest. I’ve been really on that agenda to write the
laws for a country and I’m pretty close to finishing that off. And if that happens, and it will, that’s going
to be a magnet to attract all of the top medical scientists there, medical doctors there and
then the high-end patients there who can afford it. Nick: Peter Nygard, that’s a huge dream and
mission. I think there is controversy, and for good
reason, regarding protocols for stem cells. Maybe some groups of doctors or laboratories
aren’t quite up to speed to the best steps and procedures to gain or derive stem cells
in a safe healthy manner, to store them, to expand them, whether it’s safe or not to expand
them. So there are questions, of course, so it’s
really good that you’re going to a country where you can establish some laws and some
protocols and some criterias. So you’re clearly attracting some of the great
experts in the world, I know you’ve talked to some of the people that I know and these
people are some of the greatest in the world. But putting that collective knowledge is what
you’re doing. It’s like assembling an anti-aging super team,
isn’t it? Peter: The anti-aging super team is right. And you can do all these now in countries
like Mexico and a lot of these countries, in fact, almost every country, but how do
you know is the key issue. Nick: Well, how do you know what you’re getting,
though? And it could be dangerous, you have to be
sincere about it. Peter: It could be and is dangerous. Nick: Some of the studies in China where they
did it, the reports from the clinics were rave and credible, but when they went in with
the US team and reviewed actually several hundred patients, the results weren’t all
as good they were claiming. When there were legitimate review boards looking
at peer review, the results weren’t what they were claiming. So we have to tease out the fantasy, the false,
and the lies and show the truth. Peter: That’s right. And these laws are more about keeping the
good guys in and keeping the bad guys out. So now the bad guys are in there anyway. Now it’s really getting tough laws to get
the bad guys out and only allow the good guys in, and so they’re really for the safety precaution. So I can parallel that to if you take a word
like abortion, you used to have to go to a back lane and get a coat hanger abortion,
then you get into a legitimate, safe environment, and the risk involved with the other is horrendous. Now you do it in a proper environment and
that’s what you want to do in a proper legal environment. That’s what the law is all about, really to
make sure that really the safety is there, the core safety. The stem cells, in the first place, they’re
not getting poisons coming through there. Nick: Yeah. Because some of the countries, if you hear
what they have to say, they’ll make the claim that look, stem cells come from your body,
how can they possibly be harmful, they’re safe and all they can do is good. That sounds good but we’re dealing with actual
biological material, and biological material, if processed incorrectly, could be every bit
as dangerous. It could cause tissue rejection, even death. So people need to know there is a side that’s
not being talked about. So what you’re doing is truly important, is
helping people to search out and have a reliable source where we know there’s confidence, and
I hope you’re successful in that. What do you think? Is it going to take another year or two? What’s going on with it? [0:15:22] Peter: I think the government of Bahamas,
the Prime Minister himself, was here at this conference last year. [0:15:29] [Indiscernible] got into power with
a little bit of help from me last May. Totally convinced that he had to do this,
that medical tourism meant to be able to attract agendas such as that. He saw the need for this as well as this opportunity
to make his country great from a medical tourism point of view. And he’s on his way. He got a committee together already. They’ve been studying it. They’re coming up with a final report the
end of this month. I suspect they’ll write it to law already
January, February. I think by this time next year we’re going
to be in real serious business. Dr. Nick: I understand. Can you tell me, since you’ve had some treatments
maybe it’s too soon to know, but did you notice some differences from the outcome, or are
you doing so many different things it’s hard to tell what’s doing what? Tell me if you did notice any direct improvement,
if you can identify specifically for a treatment. Peter: Oh, huge improvements, huge improvements
overall. Nick: Mentally, physically, emotionally, tell
me, what do you think? Peter: All of the above, physically, mentally
and my medical numbers. My diabetes level, concerns of being in diabetic
danger, about going to diabetes death dropped down, my cholesterol, my heart concerns. I had to be concerned about diabetes. My family was always at the verge of diabetes. My mom died of heart, my dad died of cancer,
so I had to really tackle all those three issues. So all of those issues I had to deal with,
physical part of it as well. The improvements of being both physically
and otherwise, I did 13 push-ups, now I do 130 push-ups, so enormously strong. I got so strong that I unfortunately tore
my ligaments right off. It’s showing off a bit off of my shoulder. And then when I put it back in, I put it back
in there, I cured faster than anybody. That guy who looked at my bones, he said,
“You got bones like a 25-year old.” So my bones got strong and heavier. So more than maybe up to 15 times, doctors
of different levels have said, “You’re like a 25-year-old.” You might have 200 body markers that have
to be like 25-year-old, but at least I got 15 of them, bone, I’m 110/70, my blood pressure
and all those are good things, right? And then of course there are some bad things,
but each time I go to attack those bad things. Nick: So Peter, let’s work in reverse order. Let’s say in your world you have access to
all these technologies and different hormones and supplements. But if I were to say, look, I’m going to take
them away from you, but if you had to keep one, and we’ll go in that order, what will
be the first you would choose to say “I noticed the biggest difference, I have to have that,
that particular hormone, or that particular therapy.” And then we’ll go down the list, because I
want a wish list but for people like yourself, you must have a certain sense that how important
certain things are in order of their importance. I know they were synergistic, I don’t want
to remove that possibility, but let’s first think what’s number one, number two? Whether it be testosterone, growth hormones,
stem cells, whatever it is, tell me what you think in order of that you’ve noticed the
difference particularly? Peter: I think the testosterone is the number
one. Nick: Yes, I would agree. Dramatic and noticeable. Peter: Yeah, that was dramatic and noticeable,
and I think that that’s the really number one issue. The stem cells are harder to tell, the degree
that they’ve been working, but that showed up immediately. And now actually to get back to your original
question, of knowing what soup, I have a whole soup of things, maybe 20 things I’m doing. Now we’re trying to find out what part of
that really worked or didn’t work, so I’m taking away some of that and then see what
the reaction is. I’m taking human growth hormone away, so seeing
just what’s happening with that and continuously what my strength issue is. And just monitoring that and watching that
kind of thing and to see whether I have to do it forever or whether putting up to a certain
point and can maintain those points. Just to really answer that question you talked
about because otherwise they never really get to the end of it. Nick: Well, I’m glad you’re going about it
in a methodical and scientific method and manner because otherwise you’re right. One therapy might be so important and the
others may be less important or maybe they work together. So I’m glad you’re going about working on
that. And I think more doctors need to do that and
certainly there’s a need for studies. [0:20:05] Peter: I couldn’t do it the other way. I couldn’t take one and wait a year to see
if it worked, take another one. Nick: No, who’s got that time? Peter: Yeah, I had to get it all up first
of all. Then I can afford to take one away if we are
living healthy now. So I had to do it the other way. Let me get it out there first and take these
things and then take away some of those things and see if I could get better. Nick: In my late 30s, approaching 40, I started
using one thing at a time and monitoring. So I had the luxury for about a 15-year period
to try individual things and see what they did. And I did like you. I got to where I used everything and then
now I’m in that place where I occasionally take something out of the soup and see if
I’m losing or there’s a loss and I do see a difference. I do see a difference if I let my nitric oxide
levels drop or my testosterone drop or my DHA. Certain subtle things without question, if
growth hormone… So I, like you, have noticed this situation
and whether I train or not, whether I use altitude conditioning, neuromuscular stimulators,
there’s a number of therapies that you and I have had, similar experiences, but some
that I’ve had that you haven’t had, some that you’ve had that I haven’t had. So I think the exciting thing is it’s a matter
of putting our collective experiences together. That’s what these conferences at the A4M are
about, aren’t they? It’s a great opportunity to mix and learn. Peter: And always learning more, it’s like
a well. You just take water out of it and it fills
right up again. It’s a continual learning process. Every time I come to these conferences I learn
more and more. It’s hard to keep up with the stuff and it’s
hard to sort it out. Nick: Yes. It’s a fulltime job. Peter: It’s such a fulltime job. Nick: I spend a fulltime, an unbelievable
amount of time. Peter: I have a full staff. I have a full staff just to be doing that. I have a top medical scientist who’s working
for me fulltime and who really knows her biology and knows all about this whole [0:22:00] [Indiscernible],
talks this language to understand how the whole stem cell field works, and then top
medical doctors, just to understand right from start on how life starts and is created
in the first place. So I really got right to the very, very end
of the spectrum. So if I don’t know it, my scientists do. Nick: Very good. I know you’re one of the more successful businessmen
on the planet, and you’re incredibly well-known in Canada and your presence is more and more
international. What do you attribute that tenacity? Was it your training? I read once you did a talk for a college and
it was pretty amazing introduction or discussion about how you became who you are and what
drives you. What is it that made you so successful in
business and in life? Peter: That’s a good question. I think when I was younger, of course I’m
still young, I think one of the best trainings I ever had were these motivational courses. Nick: Dale Carnegie or what type? Peter: Zig Ziglar’s and the whole motivational
classes. At the right time they put a lot of right
thoughts into my head. Sitting there for four days like a conference
like this but getting just this brain power and got you thinking about this. I always said that we really don’t get enough
of that type of training in schools, in universities, and fortunately my employer at the time was
[0:23:35] [Indiscernible], send us there for four-day weekend and we just got bombarded
eight hours a day with this. Every moment was enjoyable. The speakers were outstanding and everyone
gave a message, and I really came back charged and learned to think right. I learned to think right. And ever since then, a lot of the stuff that
went in the brain came out later on in my life out of my mouth and lot of the thoughts
came out of my brain after that. I don’t know how much effect that really had,
but it really had one of the biggest effects of my life just to get me in the right thinking
power. We talked about that we have to have the right
attitude, and there I developed the right attitude. And then of course I did what I normally do. You have to set your objectives and then you
have to practice. And all those things I was sort of doing,
I was, as an athlete goes, practicing and setting my objectives. But the attitude issues came naturally. It all crystallized all that. And that speech you’re talking about, that’s
what I spoke to this university class. I think that was a brilliant speech at a very
young age. Nick: It was incredible. I copied it and put it in my files. Peter: I was just looking at it. I keep delivering that speech even after 35
years. I say I can’t improve it. Every word is a powerful word. I can’t improve it. So I delivered it exactly the same way as
I did when I was 26 years old. [0:25:00] Nick: Well, maybe we could make it available
to our viewers. We could put it online and they can link to
it and read it themselves because it was very empowering to me when I read it. Peter: Well, thank you. Yeah, thank you. Nick: I was impressed and still am impress. Like always, Peter, you’re an incredible guest. I think anti-aging is really clearly mind,
body, spirit, and we have to embrace all of these areas because we can’t ignore. We could focus on the physical by itself and
ignore the mind, or the spirit and the emotion, and sometimes love brings about emotion and
a heightened sense of understanding and contribution. So you truly are contributing hopefully to
the future of mankind in that regard and leaving a legacy that we’ll only look back and know
that this was the right thing at the right time. Peter: Thank you very much. Nick: Thank you very much. [0:25:50] End of Audio

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