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IPT: Hard on Cancer, Easy on Patients

IPT: A treatment Hard on Cancer, Easy on Patients

Cancer is a world-wide problem but is there another approach to this disease that makes scientific sense? At LifeWorks Wellness Center, we think so. Here are the details.

What Makes a Cancer Cell Different?

A cell became cancerous because it has been damaged by various environmental toxins and infections and is no longer a good member of the body. In a way, its own plan is take over the body by sending its daughter cells all over as mercenary soldiers. Eventually this takes over the body and the person dies.

In order to accomplish this, the cancer cell must change its metabolism and anatomy. While a normal cell gets its energy using glucose and oxygen, the cancer cell prefers glucose and no oxygen. We call this anaerobic – or non oxygen using- metabolism.

When a normal cell uses glucose and oxygen it can produce 38 units of energy (called ATP). The cancer cell that makes energy without oxygen can only make 2 units of energy ATP. That’s not much energy, so to survive it needs a lot more sugar.

Now that sugar cannot just enter the cancer cell by itself. It must pass through a door and that door is opened by a natural hormone called insulin. Our body produces insulin when we eat a meal that has any kind of carbohydrate (sugar) in it. In order for the cancer cell to get more sugar, it manufactures many more insulin doors so it can take in much more sugar. Many cancer cells have as many as 10X the number of insulin doors.

We can take advantage of this in treating cancer.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)

Here is how it works….

If we give the person with cancer, insulin, we can open the doors of the cell. Then, if we give chemotherapy, the cancer cells will take up many times more of the chemo than the healthy cells. Thus we can give a very small amount of the chemo (usually 10% of the regular dose) and flood the cancer cell, while the healthy cell only gets a very small dose. This small dose does not usually affect the healthy cell so bone marrow suppression and hair loss is uncommon. The immune system stays healthy and active while the cancer is attacked.

To further support the immune system we use high dose Vitamin C, Ozone, minerals, lipoic acid and Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. This combination of therapies and healing diets and detoxification may dramatically increase the cancer treatment effects.

IPT – Treating Patients, Not Cancer

When a person is diagnosed with cancer it can be frightening because of the uncertainty of recovery and the difficulty of a treatment regimen that may require surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

At LifeWorks our approach is different. We maximize the potential for recovery by optimizing the diet and lifestyle, enhancing the immune system with IV and oral nutritional supplementation, supporting detoxification, and utilizing low dose Insulin Potentiated Chemotherapy to reduce the tumor burden. We believe this approach gives patients who want a holistic approach to overcoming their cancer a viable option and an intelligent choice.

Dr. David Minkoff is co-founder and Medical Director LifeWorks Wellness Center. He is one of the first US doctors trained in IPT by Dr. Donato Garcia, the grandson of the discoverer of the technique.

At LifeWorks, we are continually helping patients either prevent or fight cancer and we would love to help you in any way we can. Call (727) 466-6789 today for an appointment or more information.

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.