Insulin Potentiated Therapy or I.P.T, was first developed in Mexico in the 1920’s. As a cancer therapy, it is based on the proven fact that all cancer cells utilize a form of metabolism, or energy production, called anaerobic metabolism. This means that they burn sugar without using oxygen.
The problem (for the cancer cell) is that it is a far less efficient way of producing a given amount of energy from a given amount of sugar. In practical terms, this means the cancer cells need to have far more sugar, than our normal aerobic cells in order to get the same amount of energy.
Cancer cells use anaerobic metabolism (burn sugar without using oxygen) to produce energy. The problem (for the cancer cell) is that this mechanism is 18 times less efficient than the aerobic (oxygen utilizing) metabolism that our normal cells use. That means the cancer cells need 18 times more sugar than normal cells to grow and prosper.
It has also been proven that cancer cells have between 10 to 100 times the number of insulin receptors on their cell membranes as normal cells. This makes total sense, when you understand that the cancer cells have a greater need for sugar, because insulin is the hormone that assists transport of the sugar across the cell membrane and into the cell.
In performing Insulin Potentiated Therapy or I.P.T., we first give a dose of intravenous insulin which starts to drop the level of blood sugar. When the level reaches the mid thirties, the cancer cells literally start starving for sugar.
What they do next is “open up their cell membranes” to try to catch any sugar molecules traveling through the blood. At this point, we administer an intravenous dose of sugar…but…in the syringe, mixed with the sugar, are anti-cancer ingredients.
These anti-cancer ingredients are delivered into the cancer cells in much higher concentrations than into the normal cells due to the fact that they are being administered with the sugar.
We liken it to a “smart bomb” in that, the ingredients “target” the cancer cells.
Once the targeting is done, additional sugar is administered to bring the blood sugar level back up to normal. All this is accomplished without harming normal cells.
There are also certain situations where low doses of Chemo are used to treat specific conditions. Again, I.P.T. can deliver the toxic chemo, at a tenth of the normal dose, directly to the cancer cells without toxic effects of full dose chemotherapy.
Never say "NEVER", should be the law of the land when evaluating various therapies. There is a time and a place for both conventional and alternative approaches. We remain open-minded to this basic truth.
IPT therapy is directly linked with sugar. It is very important that patients understand that an anti-cancer diet is paramount to the success of their overall success.
We have our patients meet with our nutritionist during their stay to help educate them on the best diet possible to aid in the healing process. The Ketogenic diet potentiates our therapies thus making them more effective.
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Reno Integrative Medical Center
6110 Plumas St. Ste. B, Reno, Nevada 89519
Phone: 775- 829-1009 1-800-994-1009