Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)
Insulin potentiation therapy, or IPT, represents a dramatic shift in the treatment of cancer. IPT utilizes insulin, which the body produces naturally, to potentiate or augment the delivery of chemotherapy medicine by making cancer cell membranes more permeable. The goal is to make pharmacological treatments more effective while reducing the harsh side effects.
How Does IPT Chemo Work?
Insulin potentiation therapy is also known as low-dose chemotherapy. This alternative cancer treatment effectively fights many types of cancers — without the side effects associated with traditional chemotherapy, such as nausea, hair loss, liver damage, and more.
All cells depend on insulin to help them absorb glucose (sugar) from the blood. The insulin attaches to the cells’ insulin receptors and acts like a key, opening channels in the cell wall that allow nutrients to enter.
The glucose is transported across the cell membrane into the cell, where it is made into energy. Cancer cells have between six to 15 times more insulin receptors on their surface than normal cells, which is why cancer cells perform better in the competition for food, absorbing the large amounts of glucose that help them grow.
During IPT chemo, insulin is administered to the patient, which decreases the body’s sugar levels. Normal cells switch to metabolizing fat. Cancer cells, which live on sugar, respond to the insulin by opening all their membranes as they attempt to get more glucose.
At this point, a low amount of chemotherapy is administered, followed by glucose. The cancer cells absorb the chemotherapy drugs along with the glucose, and the drugs poison and kill the cancer cells.
IPT Works with Low-Dose Chemotherapy
By targeting chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer cells via insulin, smaller doses of these powerful drugs are required to kill the cancer cells.
The most effective IPT treatments use only four to 10 percent of the standard amount of chemotherapy, and the lower the dose, the fewer nasty side effects experienced by the patient.
IPT is essential for patients who cannot tolerate the extreme side effects that accompany larger doses of chemotherapy drugs.
Additional Advantages of IPT Therapy
- IPT helps larger concentrations of chemo drugs enter cancer cells. A Georgetown University Medical School study showed that methotrexate, a common chemotherapy drug, penetrates cancer cells 10,000 times faster when the cells were prepared with insulin, making IPT an effective cancer-fighting treatment option.
- The insulin acts not only to deliver the chemo drugs to the cancer cells, but also to help these cells transition to their growth phase. When cancer cells are in this phase, they are more vulnerable to the effects of the chemotherapy drugs, making IPT treatment even more productive.
- Insulin potentiation therapy protects healthy cells. Chemo drugs do not enter healthy cells at the same rate because normal cells have fewer insulin receptors than cancer cells. The chemotherapy drugs are successfully targeted to the cancer cells while having little effect on other cells, which helps to protect healthy cells and preserve the immune system.
- IPT helps cancer patients maintain their appetite and metabolism, helping them to avoid the wasting stage that can accompany standard cancer treatments.
- IPT may help the body to detoxify. When the cancer cells are killed, toxins are flushed into circulation and eliminated from the body.
With the mind/body/spirit connection being so intricately connected, the team here at the Gentle Wellness Center believes in always treating the patient as a whole in order to fully eliminate the cause of an individual’s negative health issue. Addressing stress and dietary concerns as seriously as we do cancer, our health professionals work together to diagnose and treat our patients while educating and empowering them as well. As a team, we specialize in the following:
- IPT Cancer Therapy — Using 75 to 90 percent smaller doses of chemotherapy than traditional cancer treatments, insulin potentiation therapy has been recognized as one the safest and most innovative approaches to treating cancer.
- Diagnostic Testing — Extensively equipped with the industry’s most cutting-edge diagnostic tools and equipment, we are able to properly test for a variety of health issues and conditions at our Fairfax location. From cardiovascular risk panels to cancer chemosensitivity tests, we are able to quickly pinpoint problems and effectively create personalized treatment plans based on the comprehensive information we receive.
- Chelation Therapy — Used to alleviate a number of cardiovascular and blood disorders, chelation therapy uses ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) to bind, transport, and excrete toxins out of the body through the urine. The treatments help reduce the symptoms of lupus, diabetes, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, and arthritis.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy — Targeting bacteria, viruses, yeast and parasites, oxygen-rich hyperbaric chambers are designed to safely deliver therapeutic doses of oxygen. It is recognized for healing chronic injuries and restoring health to damaged tissues. Patients report better sleep, more energy, and overall pain relief.
- Greek Testing — The RGCC test is used to create a highly individualized cancer treatment plan as it pinpoints and highlights specific types of cancer cells within a patient’s body. The information gleaned from the test is used to eliminate ineffective treatments and protocols.
- “German” Chemosensitivity Test — Before even contemplating which cancer treatments to recommend to a cancer patient, we first use chemosensitivity tests to determine which agents would be optimal for killing the cells found in the individual. With new technologies supporting the belief that cancers can be as unique as each person, these tests can dramatically shorten treatment times while drastically improving the effectiveness of treatment.
- Intravenous Vitamin C — Elevating vitamin C levels to 70 to 100 times higher than oral vitamin C, IV therapy has been shown to kill cancer cells. Intravenous treatments help kick naturally-occurring hydrogen peroxide into high gear, where it acts as an oxidant, destroying both cancer and other foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses.
- Far Infrared Light Therapy — Utilizing therapeutic light rays, FIL therapy detoxifies and heals the body while stimulating healthy effects in both the body and the mind. Elevating the surface temperature of the body, the light rays enhance healthy functionality. Often referred to as Reiki healing, far infrared light therapy has been used for centuries as a natural healing technique.
- Colon Hydrotherapy — Designed to alleviate a variety of health conditions and symptoms, hydrotherapy cleanses the colon of impacted or putrefactive fecal matter. Not only has it been proven to reduce the frequency and severity of diarrhea and constipation, as well as fatigue, gas, skin problems, and headaches, colon hydrotherapy also allows the immune system to better defend the body against disease.
Insulin Potentiation Therapy at Gentle Wellness Centers
Gentle Wellness Centers offers IPT, the alternative cancer treatment that is revolutionizing how medical scientists think about treating cancer. Researchers are still working to understand the underlying principles of this approach that allows chemotherapy to attack cancer cells by overwhelming them with food and insulin.
Dr. Joseph Shaw Jones, Medical Director at Gentle Wellness Centers, is one of 135 physicians in the world trained in this innovative alternative medicine approach. Dr. Jones has the specialized training and expertise to perform IPT cancer treatment.
Only clinicians with extensive training in oncology and cancer treatment can determine whether IPT is right for a particular patient, and administer insulin potentiation therapy as needed to fight cancer without causing overwhelming side effects.
Dr. Jones is a medical doctor with extensive experience in natural forms of medicine and IPT, but he is not an oncologist. While the information on this site represents the opinions of Dr. Jones based upon his knowledge, experience, and training as to safety and effectiveness of this treatment, these recommendations have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The drugs that are used in this protocol are approved for other uses by the FDA, either in the treatment of cancer at larger doses or for the treatment of diabetes, but their uses in this protocol are not FDA-approved, nor are they at this time recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or other medical societies involved in oncology.
The use of insulin in this treatment is an off-label use, and the chemotherapeutic agents are those customarily used for specific tumors, but their use in low doses is outside recommended protocols. Studies in Mexico have been promising, but this research has not been subjected to sufficient validation in order to gain acceptance beyond a small community of physicians.
The material provided on this site is for educational purposes only, and any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your physician. You are encouraged to seek advice from a competent medical professional regarding the applicability of any recommendations with regard to your symptoms or condition.
It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without first consulting your physician.