Sugar – The Sweet Spot for Cancer
You may have heard the expression, “sugar feeds cancer.” Indeed, it does. Yet at the same time, sugar is the Achilles heel of cancer.
PET scans for example find cancer by looking at the sugar uptake. The radioactive agent is mixed with sugar water and, because cancer cells take up much more sugar than normal cells, the radioactive agent congregates in the cancer cells. The resulting picture will indicate enhanced uptake and a mass where the cancer is.
We use that extreme need for sugar to our advantage with IPT when treating cancer.
But instead of using a radioactive agent along with the sugar, we use chemotherapy. And we open the cellular membranes for significantly better absorption.
In IPT, we administer to trigger a drop in the patient’s blood sugar level. Healthy cells shift over to fat metabolism, but cancer cells rely almost entirely on sugar metabolism, so they go into an emergency mode and open all of their membranes in an effort to get the sugar they so desperately need. We have the cancer cells now in a very vulnerable position.