Alternative Cancer Treatments in Vancouver

Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre is one of Vancouver’s oldest naturopathic clinics. As the 2017 winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, this place knows how to take care of people. In particular, caring for those suffering with cancer by providing leading edge alternative cancer treatments.

Integrative’s Cancer Program

Although they’ve always had a cancer program, Integrative recently launched an updated version in October–one that includes supplements, IVs and lifestyle approaches. Their intravenous nutrients are supported by scientific research and many treatments are only available in a few clinics across Canada.

(How lucky is our community?!)

Insulin Potentiation Therapy

The naturopathic doctors at Integrative are also amongst the first to be certified in Insulin Potentiation Therapy or IPT. IPT is an incredible procedure that takes advantage of a cancer cell’s extreme sensitivity to sugar, and by using safe doses of insulin, the treatment primes cancer cells to be more easily effected and responsive to anti-cancer treatments.

“Often overlooked is a major potential of IPT and its most important advantage: the ability to aggressively pursue immune therapy while simultaneously using chemotherapy, a combined treatment which is usually not possible with the standard high-dose chemotherapy approach.” (1)

Although conventional chemotherapy is often considered the gold standard for cancer treatment, “the result is a highly suppressed immune system which consequently cannot respond to drugs which address the body’s immune function.” (2)

In other words, IPT allows for a dual-treatment approach: both fore front and immune therapy. It’s the best of both worlds in terms of cancer treatment.

A Little Bit More

To learn more about what Integrative is up to with their cancer program and their alternative cancer treatments, visit their website at or call the office (on West Broadway and Birch) at 604-738-1012.

Here’s a link to a video that explains a bit about Integrative’s cancer program:

Stay healthy, Vancouver! And if you’re looking for alternative cancer treatments, contact Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre today. To view their latest community event schedule, go to





Jennifer Browne

About Jennifer Browne

Jennifer Browne is a published author, magazine writer, freelance editor, and blogger who resides just outside of Vancouver, BC. She's the director of Fresh + Fit Vancouver, and can be reached at /

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