Future Possibilities and Speculations
by Chris Duffield
Feb 21-22, 2001: For the first time, a veterinarian
It was Norman
J Ward DVM CVA of Holistic Animal Center of Arizona, in Scottsdale,
Insulin is not ours alone.
We share it with all primates, and with all mammals, and indeed with most
animals. There are even insulin-like molecules in nematodes (small,
primitive worms). So if IPT works in human beings, it should work in many
other species. In mammals, IPT protocols can probably be used without any
changes, except perhaps in insulin and glucose dose per weight, and in
timing. We will probably find that IPT also works in birds and
reptiles. And maybe even in fish.
I can imagine IPT being used in the near
future for treatment of beloved dogs and cats, of valuable race horses and prize bulls, of
large and rare mammals in zoos, of whales and dolphins in aquariums.
As an example, a recent news item
reported that many zoo elephants apparently die of herpes infections passed from Asian to
African elephants, and vice versa. Perhaps IPT could be used to treat both the acute
and the chronic forms of this disease.
There may turn out to be fewer psychological
and institutional barriers to IPT's use in veterinary medicine than there are
in human medicine. The first step is to get the word out, which IPTQ
publicity may help to do. And then all that is needed is for one or more
innovative veterinarians to try the IPT protocol, modify it if required, and
communicate their results to their peers. My bet is that the results
of IPT in other mammals will be spectacular.
Speculation March 4, 2001: Could IPT help treat hoof and mouth
disease, which is causing such chaos in Europe these days?