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Insulin Potentiation Therapy: A Chemotherapy
Many people are afraid of developing cancer because they know the most common treatment, chemotherapy, can be very painful and draining. Chemotherapy has helped many people, but it also has many negative side effects. If you are faced with the decision to undergo chemotherapy, you might want to look at some of the alternatives that are available. Many people are interested in another form of treatment because prolonged exposure to chemo can cause organ failure, and even death.
IPT, or insulin potentiation therapy, is one of the more common chemotherapy alternatives. IPT does, however, involve chemo. The exposure levels, however, are greatly reduced from traditional treatment. In fact, cancer patients will be exposed to less than 10 percent of what they would experience through traditional chemotherapy. This means that a patient doesn't have to choose between two evils. There is no, 'damned if you do, damned if you don't,' mentality. IPT allows patients the opportunity to have a safe, but effective treatment.
So what is IPT? You have probably heard of insulin before. Insulin is used to treat people who have diabetes. Insulin is actually made in the human body by the pancreas. Insulin helps cells to communicate. Diabetics do not have enough insulin produced naturally, and need to get extra insulin injected into the body so their cells can work properly.
So how does this help a cancer patient? One of the jobs of insulin, is to open the door of a cell to allow things like sugar into the cell. This is why it is important for diabetics. The cells in a diabetic have forgotten how to allow sugar in. Cancer cells also feed on sugar. When patients use IPT, they are allowing the insulin to knock on the door of a cancer cell. When the cell opens itself up, expecting sugar, they are given chemo instead. This makes chemotherapy much more effective, and because it is much more effective, you do not have to use as much of it.
This has many benefits for the cancer patient. The less chemo that you use, the less of the side effects that you will experience. This means that you do not have too worry about losing your hair, or other aspects that are often associated with chemotherapy.
If you are interested in chemotherapy alternatives, make sure that you do some research. There is plenty of information available that deals with cancer, its causes, and its treatments. You should also ask your doctor about IPT and if it is an option for you.
Article by Ty Daniel
Ty has lost 7 close family members due to cancer. He devoted the last decade of his life to medical research to find chemotherapy alternatives and cures so you and your family don't have to experience the same tragedy.
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