As an experienced alternative medicine practice, Real Heal Medical offers holistic and functional cancer support solutions to the Atlanta area and beyond. At our Roswell office, easily accessible from the nearby areas of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Milton, our doctors offer the following cancer therapies, treatments, and services:
Low Dose Chemotherapy
Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)
One of the worst complaints cancer patients have about chemotherapy treatments are the side effects. We’ve all seen people suffering through chemo. They lose their hair. They have no energy. They bruise easily. Their immune system is so low, that they often suffer from infections. They feel awful, often suffering from nausea and vomiting. What they have to go through to fight their cancer is terrible.
What if cancer patients could get all of the cancer-killing benefits of chemotherapy without all the terrible side effects? It might seem too good to be true. But doctors have been using a much safer form of chemotherapy for decades. It’s called insulin potentiation therapy or IPT.
In 1945, Donato Perez Garcia, MD first used IPT to treat cancer. For over 20 years, he had been studying how to use insulin to treat disease. Everyone knew it could help diabetics. However, Dr. Garcia wanted to see if he could use it to treat chronic digestive illnesses. When he found that he could, he moved on to other illnesses. When it first treated cancer in 1945, the results were astonishing.
How does IPT work? It’s really very simple. Cancer cells burn glucose for energy. In fact, glucose is cancer’s primarily a source of energy. While other cells in the body can burn fat, cancer cells require glucose. Almost all cells in the human body require insulin to allow the glucose to enter. Since cancer cells are totally dependent on glucose as their only energy source, they have many more insulin receptors on their membranes. They may have from six to fifteen times the number of insulin receptors as normal cells. This allows them to eat up glucose much faster than normal cells.
When insulin opens up the cancer cell for the glucose to enter, it also allows other substances to enter – including chemotherapy drugs. Since cancer cells have so many more insulin receptors than normal cells, administering insulin prior to giving chemotherapy opens up the cancer cells. These open cancer cells will then “suck up” the chemotherapy drugs. This does two things: It keeps the normal cells from soaking up so much of the chemotherapy and it allows the doctor to target the cancer cells with the chemotherapy. The benefits are obvious:
- Less chemotherapy is needed to attack the cancer
- The patient experiences fewer negative side effects
- The cancer cells absorb more chemotherapy allowing the drugs to poison and kill the cells.
A study in the early 1980s showed that the chemotherapy drug methotrexate had its ability to kill breast cancer cells magnified 10,000 times when the cells were prepared with insulin!
Insulin has another benefit in fighting cancer. It causes cancer cells to enter a phase of DNA synthesis and cell division. This is when cells become the most vulnerable. So it not only opens the cells up, it also makes them more vulnerable to chemo.
High Dose Vitamin C
Most people think of vitamin C as a good cold remedy and overall immune system booster. They typically don’t think of vitamin C as an incredibly powerful cancer fighter. But it is. The only reason more oncologists don’t use vitamin C is because of some studies suggest it doesn’t work. However, all of these studies were done with vitamin C taken orally. When taken orally, it has to go through the digestive tract. There, the vitamin can cause digestive problems, such as diarrhea, when you take too
However, when administered intravenously (IV), doctors can give vitamin C in much higher doses. This creates blood levels of vitamin C that are 100-500 times higher than they can give orally. What’s more, the IV administration doesn’t cause any digestive distress and has no negative side effects. This super-high concentration in the blood is crucial to vitamin C’s ability to attack cancer cells.
A high dose of vitamin C for cancer is extremely effective. University of Iowa redox biology expert Garry Buettner found that extremely high levels of vitamin C will selectively kill cancer cells. However, these high levels will not harm normal cells. As a result, physicians at UI Hospitals and Clinics are now testing high-dose vitamin C for cancer in clinical trials for pancreatic cancer and lung cancer. They are using a high dose of vitamin C for cancer along with standard chemotherapy or radiation. They are finding that the treatment is safe, well-tolerated, and improves patient outcomes.
Buettner and his colleagues have homed in on the biological details of how high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells. They found that the high doses of vitamin C given intravenously break down very easily. When the vitamin moves into the bloodstream, it generates hydrogen peroxide. This reactive oxygen species can damage tissue and DNA. However, most human cells can remove hydrogen peroxide without incurring any damage. Can cells, though, are much less capable of removing the damaging hydrogen peroxide than normal cells.
As a result, IV high dose vitamin C for cancer is fast becoming one of the safest, most powerful ways to treat cancer. It can be used alongside chemotherapy and radiation. In fact, it may help the patient experience fewer side effects from these treatments, and have better outcomes. When used in conjunction with low-dose chemotherapy and other natural treatments, the outcomes are often even better.
Claire M. Doskey, Visarut Buranasudja, Brett A. Wagner, Justin G. Wilkes, Juan Du, Joseph J. Cullen, Garry R. Buettner. Tumor cells have decreased ability to metabolize H2O2: Implications for pharmacological ascorbate in cancer therapy. Redox Biology, 2016; 10: 274 DOI: 10.1016/j.redox.2016.10.010
Cytozomes in Cancer Treatment
Integrated Supportive Treatment
The best results are often an integrated – combined approach between conventional and complementary therapies. We require that you do have a consultation with an oncologist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. As we have collaborative relationships with oncologists, we can refer you to an oncologist if needed. At your initial consultation, we review your medical records, discuss the diagnosis and suggested oncology treatment plan with you, and formulate an integrative supportive treatment plan to assist you. We are always willing to communicate with your oncologist and primary care physician.
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For more information on low-dose vitamin C or high-dose vitamin C as a cancer treatment option, please contact Real Health Medical Clinic by calling 678-990-5401 or by submitting a contact form.