IPT Cancer Treatment
If you are reading this, most probably either you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. The decisions, with which you are now faced, are among the most important decisions you will ever make. Therefore you need to be fully informed regarding all of the options available to you during this critical moment in your life.
Many of you may have already undergone conventional therapies, but may not have achieved the results you desired, while others of you have only recently been diagnosed and are researching all of your options before embarking upon a definitive course of action. In either case, you have found your way to Natural Horizons Wellness Centers.
As doctors treating an insidious disease like cancer, we are guided by a number of fundamental principles in our daily dealings with patients. These principles are:
- Do no harm.
- What we use to treat others we would use to treat our families, friends and ourselves.
- We recognize that time is our greatest enemy in treating patients with cancer.
- We believe that IV (intravenous) treatment protocols are more profound and beneficial.
We feel that those who follow our recommendations and treatment program completely embark on an alternative that for many patients offers real hope.
We integrate the experience and expertise of practitioners in other disciplines in an effort to gain additional perspective with each patient's individual illness, and to achieve a greater outcome for the patient.
It is our intention that the information that follows will help you understand the dynamics of the specific therapies that we use, and will allow you to make an informed decision regarding the direction you or a loved one should take. We will work with your existing medical team, including your oncologist, to assist you in making the best decisions for your specific situation. If after you read this you have further questions, please contact Natural Horizons. We will be happy to answer them for you.
- How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?
Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays
• Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
• Fax: (703) 267-6977
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How long will my first appointment be?
Your first appointment with Dr. Shaw Jones will be three to four hours in length.
How Do I Deal With My Cancer Now?
Most of the patients we see at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers are those who have already undergone surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, or a combination thereof. Many patients are those who choose not to undergo full course chemotherapy, principally because of the known side effects. Some are looking for a more "natural" way to approach their illness, while still others are confused and seek clarity and understanding. What appears to be true of all, is that they are all looking for an alternative to conventional therapies.
Regardless of which category you fall into, it is extremely important to recognize that time is of the essence, as most cancers continue to grow and spread unless you do something to slow or stop their progress. In seeking the treatment of choice for yourself or a loved one, make sure that you fully understand all that is involved, including side effects. Make sure that all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction. At Natural Horizons Wellness Centers we take a highly individualized approach in assessing each patient's illness; in creating his/her individual treatment protocol; and then maintaining a high level of contact with each individual while in treatment. We encourage you to call us and speak directly to Dr. Shaw Jones, the medical director at Natural Horizons.
What Makes Natural Horizons Wellness Centers' Comprehensive Cancer Care Program Unique?
We liken our Program to that of a six legged table. Each of the legs is designed to hold up the top of the table while working with the other 5 legs. If we were to saw off one of the legs (eliminate one of the treatment components) the table may not fall over, but would certainly become less stable.
And so it is with Natural Horizons' Cancer Care Program. Our patients know that in order to be successful, each of these areas must be incorporated into their treatment program and they must follow each on a daily basis while they are in treatment.
The six legs of our Program are:
- Low-dose Chemotherapy (IPT)
- Immune Enhancement (IV and oral)
- Psycho-Emotional Counseling
- Spiritual Well Being
One of life's great truths "You are what you eat" plays an integral role in the treatment of cancer. We know that cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. We also know that consumption of sugar and large amounts of animal protein not only create an acid environment, but also provide the "food" for cancer cells.
Therefore, in an effort to thwart cancer and prevent it from progressing, we must first change the environment or inner terrain of the body. We do this by creating a balanced pH or slightly alkaline terrain (cancer cells cannot grow and reproduce in an alkaline environment). To do this requires a change in diet to one rich in vegetables (high in nutrients including alkalinizing minerals) and devoid of most sugars and processed foods. Some animal protein may be acceptable, but excessive amounts allow cancer cells to flourish. In addition to creating the right environment, these nutrient rich, living foods will stimulate and nourish the immune system.
In addressing other lifestyle issues beyond diet, we need to look at all of the various elements, which make up our daily lives. Exercise, sleep, supplements, stress management, energy levels, work life balance, our capacity to love, and our spiritual being are just a few of the elements that are essential in the healing process.
Over the years most of us have worked ourselves into some bad lifestyle habits through neglect (no active exercise program), or by making poor choices (a diet filled with fat laden, high glycemic junk food), and in some cases by simply ignoring things (not dealing with stressful issues such as a bad relationship). Cancer provides a wakeup call that tells us it is not too late to change, but now is the time to do so. We work with our patients and their families in helping them to make these life saving adjustments and changes.
It is important to recognize that in order to fight off any disease or illness which comes our way; we must have our immune system in "good fighting condition". For the immune system has two distinct functions, the Department of Public Works, and National Defense.
The Department of Public Works part of the immune system works to clean up the environment of the body by policing it for everyday toxins, germs and pathogens. As it performs this function, it helps to keep the immune system healthy.
The National Defense on the other hand, is there to take on bigger enemies like cancer and other chronic diseases, which invade our immune systems.
In order to insure the National Defense is at the ready and capable of doing its job, we must help Public Works out by keeping our bodies clean and free of all toxins. This is done through cleansing of the colon, detoxifying the kidneys, liver and gallbladder, lymphatic drainage, and the use of far infrared saunas to detoxify through the skin.
In addition, because we use low dose chemotherapy as an element of our comprehensive protocol (which is nonetheless a toxin), and because we are killing off cancerous cells, these must be eliminated from our systems as soon as possible through the methods indicated above.
Low-Dose Chemotherapy (Insulin Potentiation Therapy or IPT)
Once we have begun to rebuild and replenish the immune system and have worked to detoxify the body's systems, we can then begin to address the specific cancer condition. We do this using low dose chemotherapy called Insulin Potentiation Therapy or IPT.
Dr. Shaw Jones, our Medical Director, is one of 135 physicians in the world trained in this innovative, experimental therapy. The dynamics of IPT cancer treatment are really quite simple.
Cancer cells need glucose to burn for energy. They are almost totally dependent on glucose as their source of energy, while healthy cells use a combination of sugar and fats for their energy needs. With few exceptions, all cells require insulin for glucose to enter the cell. Since cancer cells are totally dependent on glucose as their energy source, they have many more insulin receptors on their cell membranes to facilitate their greater demands for glucose consumption. In fact, cancer cells have 6 - 15 times the number of insulin receptors as normal cells, giving them a competitive advantage in consuming glucose versus healthy cells.
But insulin has other effects as well. In addition to insulin opening up the path (through the cell membrane) for the glucose to enter, it also makes the cell membrane more permeable to other substances including chemotherapy drugs. Thus, because insulin receptors are so concentrated on cancer cells, administering insulin to the cancer patients' body opens the cancer cell membrane. When this happens, the chemotherapeutic drugs can selectively target the cancer with relatively little effect on the normal cells. Higher concentrations of the chemo drugs will enter the cancer cells in the presence of insulin. In fact, a study at Georgetown University Medical School in the early 1990s showed that the chemotherapy drug methotrexate had the ability to enter the cancer cells at a rate 10,000 times greater when the cells were prepared with insulin!
Further, insulin has properties that encourage the cancer cells to enter a phase of DNA synthesis and cell division, when the cell reproduction mechanism is most vulnerable to these chemotherapeutic drugs. Thus, administering insulin provides a double whammy for the cancer. A greater level of chemo drug enters the cancer cells at a time when they are most vulnerable in their life cycle.
This means that a far smaller quantity of chemotherapeutic drugs are needed to achieve death of cancer cells (we use 5 - 10% of the standard dose of most chemotherapy drugs). Hence there is less toxicity to normal cells and fewer side effects to the patients.
You should understand that while this therapy uses the same chemotherapeutic agents as are used in current chemotherapy treatments, this low dose, insulin method is not widely known or accepted among conventional oncologists and patients are closely followed so that we can continue to understand the outcomes that patients experience.
Dr. Jones treats patients with all types of cancer including but not limited to the following:
- Colon Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Lung Cancer
The immune system is composed of the cells, organs and glands that produce white blood cells which are designed to fight microbes and scavenge toxins in the body. When a major enemy, like cancer, is preparing to do battle with our bodies, the immune system readies these cells by programming them to attack the assassin (cancer cells), and then transports them to the site of the battle. Thus, a healthy and enhanced immune system is a prerequisite in fighting a disease as powerful as cancer. Enhancing the immune system is done through detoxification, lymphatic drainage, oral supplementation, and intravenous therapy providing essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
We find that most cancer patients have an unresolved psycho emotional issue or issues as a component to their illness. This could be stress brought on by anger, depression, fear or sadness. Many patients carry the baggage of a bad relationship with a spouse, a boss or an estranged child. Others have simply neglected to resolve or work through things from their past, which is still plaguing them. All of these have a way of suppressing the immune system, and making it vulnerable to disease or illness.
At Natural Horizons Wellness Centers we help each patient to identify these factors, and then assist them in working through unconcluded issues. In many cases this lifting of the burden from within has had a profound impact on bringing about a new outlook, a renewed spirit and an enhanced immune system.
Spiritual Well Being
Regardless of a patients' religious preferences and beliefs, is the recognition that there is a higher being which governs much of what happens in our lives. It is our aim to assist all patients in connecting or reconnecting with their spiritual being in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of the relationship between their being and illness.
What Other Diseases Does Natural Horizons Wellness Centers Treat?
- Auto-Immune Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Gastro Intestinal Disorders
- Heart Disease
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Hepatitis B and C
- Hormone Imbalance
What Is My Next Step?
Simply call our center at 1-877-292-1571 to schedule an initial examination. We look forward to providing you the highest quality of "safe" healthcare, in a caring environment, with individualized treatment protocols, which address the underlying causes of your disease.
Dr. Shaw Jones is a medical doctor with extensive experience in natural forms of medicine and IPT, but he is not an oncologist. While the information on this site represents the opinions of Dr. Jones, based upon his knowledge, experience and training as to safety and effectiveness, these recommendations have not been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drugs that are used in this protocol are approved for other uses by FDA, either in the treatment of cancer at larger doses or for the treatment of diabetes, but their uses in this protocol are not FDA approved nor are they at this time recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or other medical societies involved in oncology. The use of insulin in this treatment is an off-label use, and the chemotherapeutic agents are those customarily used for specific tumors, but their use in low doses is outside recommended protocols. Studies in Mexico have been promising, but this research has not been subjected to sufficient validation in order to gain acceptance beyond a small community of physicians.
The material provided on this site is for educational purposes only and any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your physician. You are encouraged to seek advice from a competent medical professional regarding the applicability of any recommendations with regard to your symptoms or condition.
It is important that you do not reduce, change, or discontinue any medication or treatment without consulting your physician first.
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