Infectious Diseases and IPT
One of the most successful and promising applications of insulin potentiation
therapy (IPT) is in the treatment of a wide variety of infectious
diseases, whether viral, bacterial,
or parasite-caused. I have created
sections on IPTQ for these, as well as a page for sexually-transmitted
diseases (STDs). At this point I do not have
records of any
cases of known fungal infections treated by IPT, but I'll bet that Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2
Dr. Perez Garcia 1's very first application of IPT was to treat an infectious disease,
syphilis. Over more than 130 doctor-years, IPT has had very
successful and sometimes spectacular results in treating many different
infectious diseases, including some of the most serious threats to human life and quality
of life. Based on this long and diverse track record, we can expect that
still more diseases will be found to be treatable with unprecedented
effectiveness with IPT.
Even some diseases that have previously been thought to be noninfectious in
origin may actually have an infectious cause, and IPT could be an optimal way to
fight these infections. Heart disease. Alzheimer's.
Cancer. Mental illnesses. Continue
to the next section for more on this.
Here on IPTQ I propose a protocol of multi-pathogen
IPT (MP-IPT) treatments as a way to simultaneously clear the body of many
bacteria and viruses, detectable or not, that could be underlying a wide variety of disease
symptoms, and to prevent development of more.
And IPT could be a tool to address problems of the rapid
evolution of drug resistance in bacteria and viruses.
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diseases -- infectious origin?
Evolutionary microbiologists and
epidemiologists, most notably Amherst College biologist Paul Ewald, have been
working on a theory that many supposedly noninfectious chronic diseases may
actually have an infectious origin. Here
is an excellent article about this theory ("A New Germ Theory", by
Judith Hooper, Atlantic Monthly, February 1999), which is the basis of much of the
discussion that follows The basic idea
is that any hereditary disease will be removed from the population over time,
down to the level of random mutation. So any serious chronic disease that
has been around for a long time is probably not due to heredity, but most likely
due to infection.
Ulcers are cited as a major example. Long thought to be due to
stress, diet, and other causes, they were recently found to be caused by a
bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, with a course of antibiotics being the
most effective treatment.
Dr. Perez Garcia 1 demonstrated great success in
non-surgically treating ulcers -- even ulcers with pyloric stenosis -- with antibiotics potentiated with
IPT, back in the 1950s, long before the discovery of the causal bacterium. Unfortunately, he was ignored. IPT could still offer
faster treatment for ulcers, I believe. See the Ulcers
Now other diseases are suspected of being at least partly infection-caused:
Positive results have been reported recently for treatment
of resistant chronic fatigue syndrome
fibromyalgia using IPT along with antiviral drugs.
For heart disease and atherosclerosis,
they suspect infection by the bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae, and
perhaps other bacteria found in dental plaque.
For Alzheimer's disease, perhaps Chlamydia
Some, forms of cancer appear to have
infectious origin, and many more, if not most, may be found to have this
origin. HTLV-1 virus is associated with some leukemias and lymphomas.
Epstein-Barr virus is associated with some types of lymphoma and nasopharyngeal
cancer. Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes
ulcers, increases stomach cancer risk by a factor of six. One
type of stomach cancer is cured in 50 percent of cases through antibiotic
treatment for the ulcers. Hepatitis B and C are linked to liver
cancer. Cervical cancer is highly associated with human
papilloma virus infection. Herpes virus 8 causes Kaposi's sarcoma.
DNA sequences resembling mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) have been found in
human breast tumors.
Mental illnesses of several types may
have infectious origin. Streptococcus infection could cause obsessive
compulsive disorder, either directly or due to a stimulated immune
response. Schizophrenia may be caused by Borna virus or a
relative. Depression is too common to be of genetic origin, Ewald
thinks, and could have an infectious cause. He thinks that even homosexuality
may have an infectious origin, since it appears to work against species fitness and
theoretically would not persist if it were of genetic origin
Multiple sclerosis (MS) may have infectious
origin. Some people think the cause could be herpes virus 6, and others
think it could be a spirochete bacterium.
Rheumatic diseases. See the Road
Back Foundation website for discussion and a long-term low-dose antibiotic
protocol for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases,
including scleroderma, lupus, polymyositis, Reiter's syndrome, psoriatic
arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and fibromyalgia. The theory is that
all these diseases are caused by immune reaction to chronic mycoplasma
Obesity. Strong evidence reported
by Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Ph.D.
supports the idea that obesity can be caused or enhanced by Ad-36 adenovirus.
Other diseases cited by David Relman, Stanford professor of medicine ,
microbiology, and immunology, include "sarcoidosis, various forms of
inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid
arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Wegener's
granulomatosis, diabetes mellitus, primary biliary cirrhosis, tropical
sprue, and Kawasaki disease." And
other diseases suspected by Paul Ewald and Gregory Cochran include cerebral
palsy, polycistic ovary disease, obesity, and some eating disorders.
IPT has a long record of being extremely good at treating infectious
diseases, including those like herpes and hepatitis C which are normally considered
incurable because the virus hides in parts of the body. So if many of these
diseases have infectious origin, IPT could be positioned to become perhaps the
most important of all medical methods.
Multi-Pathogen IPT treatment
(MP-IPT) -- a proposed protocol.
Apparently microorganism infections may underlie most of the chronic diseases
human beings suffer from, not just the known infectious diseases.
The trouble is that techniques for detecting most of these underlying infections
are not yet known. Much work remains to develop effective culturing and/or
But you can bet that most of us probably have a lot of them. My sense
is that people go through life, picking up one infection after another from
contact with family, friends, lovers, and strangers. Most of these
infections are controlled by the immune system, but many persist in hidden
pockets within the body. They may resurface later in life. (Shingles
is a good example, a resurfacing of herpes virus.) Or they may interact
with each other. (One theory is that AIDS is triggered from cumulative
interactions of HIV and other infections). They may trigger allergic and
autoimmune reactions. And they may cause any of the major chronic diseases
that are suspected to be of infectious origin. Eventually, one or
more of these conditions gets out of control, and we die.
What I am proposing is a protocol to "reset" the microbiological
environment of the body, by using a course of IPT treatments in which
smaller-than-normal doses of antibiotic, antiviral, antiparasitic, and antifungal medications are
simultaneously potentiated. I call it Multi-Pathogen IPT, or MP-IPT.
A broad spectrum of drugs would be used to treat a
broad spectrum of detectable and undetectable infections. This could take
a major load off the immune system, relieve many symptoms and diseases, and
prevent development of many more. An important part of this
"reset" would be an ongoing effort to re-implant the body with a full range
of desirable bacteria. The patient would then be sent back out into the
world, healthier, older, wiser, certified, and highly motivated to avoid further infections.
Actually, it is likely that this has been happening inadvertently during IPT,
and could explain some of the remarkable observed improvements in health.
Treating one disease with antibiotics or antivirals, and stimulating the immune
system with IPT, could certainly have cleared
the body of other bacteria or viruses lying latent at the moment. The
difference here is that multiple drugs would be used simultaneously, with the
stated intent of clearing both known and hidden infections.
Drug resistance and
Bacteria and viruses evolve more rapidly than larger organisms. So we
are increasingly faced with microorganisms that have become resistant to one or
more drugs. Bacteria are evolving faster than we can develop
antibiotics. And viruses are evolving faster than we can develop antiviral
drugs. This evolution is speeded by two main trends: using
antibiotics to promote growth in livestock, and the tendency for unsupervised
people to stop taking antibiotics or antiviral drugs before the disease is
controlled. This story is well known today.
IPT could offer a some partial solutions to this problem:
1. IPT appears to make antimicrobial drugs work much better at
standard doses, or just as well at much smaller doses. This could extend
the useful lifetime of antimicrobials, and thus buy us time in the microbe-drug
2. IPT may increase patient compliance by making treatment
shorter and more definitive. If an infection is wiped out in one or two
IPT treatments, the patient will will be less likely to stop taking the
antimicrobial medication before the infection is controlled.
3. IPT, by more effectively clearing the body of infection, may
kill both resistant and nonresistant microorganisms equally, thus eliminating
the evolutionary natural selection pressures of differential survival.
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