Our understanding of cancer is slowly undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline, but the “war on cancer” has hardly been won.
On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Jason Fung to talk about a revolutionary new understanding of cancer—what it is, how it manifests, and why it is so challenging to treat. They discuss the “seed and soil” analogy of cancer and how the seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands. They also talk about how hyperinsulinemia may enable the development of cancer, and how we can build soil that offers cancer a hostile environment as opposed to a fertile one.
Dr. Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting, have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. His latest book is The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery. Dr. Fung is also the cofounder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His work on fasting has been cited by CNN, Time, The Atlantic, Forbes, the Toronto Star, and many other media outlets.
In this episode we dive into:
- What is cancer?
- The “seed and soil” analogy of cancer
- The biggest drivers of cancer
- What feeds cancer cells
- What you can do today to minimize your risk of cancer
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on Dr. Fung, follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, Twitter @DrJasonFung, and through his website thefastingmethod.com. Get his book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, here.
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