Episode 169

The New Science of Why We Get Cancer

With Dr. Jason Fung

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 Broken Brain Podcast, I talk to Dr. Jason Fung about a revolutionary new understanding of cancer—what it is, how it manifests, and why it is so challenging to treat. We 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. We also talk about how hyperinsulinemia may enable the development of cancer, and how we can build a soil that offers cancer a hostile environment as opposed to a fertile one.

iFor more on Dr. Jason Fung you can follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, on Twitter @DrJasonFung, and through his website https://thefastingmethod.com/. Get Dr. Fung’s book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery at https://thefastingmethod.com/book/the-cancer-code/.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What is cancer
  2. Cancer Paradigm 1.0: Excessive Growth of Cells 
  3. Cancer Paradigm 2.0: Genetic Disease
  4. The cost of cancer drugs
  5. Cancer Paradigm 3.0: An Evolutionary Process
  6. The seed and soil analogy of cancer
  7. The biggest drivers of cancer
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  8. What feeds cancer cells
  9. How chemotherapy targets cancer cells
  10. What you can do today to minimize your risk of cancer
  11. The importance of getting your blood sugar under control  
  12. Where listeners can learn more about Dr. Jason Fung


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Jason 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. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder 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. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released.


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