Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is the latest and one of the most exciting treatments that we have seen. Juan C Penhos MD and Insook Chung RN, MSN had special training in the use of this procedure and visited the original clinic in Mexico that has been doing this for more that 70 years. This procedure was first discovered By Dr. Donato Perez Garcia, MD (Donato I), and today who used it for a variety of therapies including chronic infections, arthritis, and cancer. This work was continued forward by his son Donato Perez Garcia, MD (Donato II), and today the grandson of the inventor Donato Perez Garcia, MD (Donato III) in continuing the original work.
Donato I discovered that diseased cells have a major weakness. On the cell surface, these diseased cells have six times the number of insulin receptors, as compared to normal cells. By weakening the cells, using insulin agents (only during the treatment), we can then introduce agents that will kill the weak cells but leave the healthy cells alone.
This therapy provides a unique attack against diseased cells by using their weakness against them. In giving an intravenous infusion of short acting insulin, one can cause a rapid decrease of sugar in the blood. Normally the blood sugar is 95 mg/dl-100 mg/dl. This level is ideal for diseased cells (and health cells) to thrive. However, diseased cells cannot survive when the sugar level drops to 35 mg/dl to 40 mg/dl. This is what happens when we infuse insulin. We starve the diseased cells to death, while there is no harm done to healthy cells. Furthermore, the diseased cells, because they have six times more insulin receptors, allow medications to get into diseased cells much easier and in greater quantities. It is estimated that when using the IPT procedure in cancer cells, the accumulation of chemotherapeutic agents in 9000 fold as compared to accumulation in normal cells. Knowing this fact one has to administer only a low dose of chemotherapy (about 10-15% of the normal dose) to achieve good results. The advantage of IPT with low dose chemotherapy is that the patient tolerates the therapy well without the side effects as seen in full dose traditional chemotherapy. Within six weeks a cancer patient will definitely know if the chemo is working – without any side effects.
IPT is also used in arthritis and chronic infections with excellent results. In these instances we do not use chemotherapy but other agents such as antioxidants, antibiotics or antifungals. Each illness uses a different schedule of treatment. Those treated with IPT for arthritis can be pain free for years after the treatments are completed.
In conclusion, IPT is safe and effective for most patients. Also, results will be apparent within the first six weeks if the treatment is helping or not. All IPT treatments are done in our office.