Episode 20: Cancer As a Metabolic Disease & The Failure of The Health Industry || Dr. Thomas Seyfried

Episode 20: Cancer As a Metabolic Disease & The Failure of The Health Industry || Dr. Thomas Seyfried

Episode 20: Cancer As a Metabolic Disease & The Failure of The Health Industry || Dr. Thomas Seyfried
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Cancer is painted as a multi-faceted and complicated disease that has many forms. However, there seems to be one common theme in all cancers which plays a massive role in combating it. In this podcast, we delve into this mechanistic behavior of cancer cells.

Bio: Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1976. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England, where he recently received the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He also holds a Master’s degree in Genetics from Illinois State University. Thomas Seyfried served with distinction in the United States Army’s First Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and commendations. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine and then served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Neurology. Other awards and honors have come from such diverse organizations as the American Oil Chemists Society, the National Institutes of Health, The American Society for Neurochemistry, and the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Seyfried previously served as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association and presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition & Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, and ASN Neuro, where he is a Senior Editor. Dr. Seyfried has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of the book “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer (Wiley Press).”

Time Stamps: 

0:16 - News from Ketogeek

4:53 – Dr. Seyfried’s bio

7:25 – Dr. Seyfried’s journey to keto & low carb

8:22 – The origins of the Ketogenic Diet, the Charlie Foundation & Cancer Research

11:16 – How do you create a ketogenic diet?

12:32 – The glucose-ketone Index

14:24 – The power of ketones & cancer preventative mechanism

17:16 – Oncogenic Paradox and what causes cancer in the body?

19:33 – Tumor metastasis & dangers of carrying out a biopsy of the lump

21:46 – Moving from chemotherapy to a metabolic solution to cancer

23:52 – What challenges do you face as a cancer researcher?

27:02 – What’s your advice for future oncologists and medical students?

30:20 – Why does glucose & glutamine fuel cancer cells and resist cell death?

32:16 – Are there exceptions to the metabolic theory?

34:30 – Can cancer cells adapt to ketones?

36:55 – How do you figure out a medical procedure works?

40:24 – Is cancer a modern disease?

42:30 – Can you predict cancer & importance of CRP level?

45:38 – What does it mean to be “healthy mitochondria”?

47:06 – What kind of cancers are still giving us trouble?

48:18 – What biomarkers are affected by tumor growth?

51:37 – How do I talk to my oncologist about my tumor?

54:12 – How do I know I am doing the right thing?

56:49 – How can educational institutions embrace change?

59:09 – The health crises in cancer therapies.

1:01:49 – What precautions can cancer survivors take?

1:03:00 – Is coffee and alcohol an issue?

1:05:52 – What books would you recommend?

1:08:52 – What kind of conferences can people attend?

1:10:45 – Final Message

1:11:46 – Dr. Seyfried’s book “Cancer As a Metabolic Disease”

1:14:21 – Final Plug

1:15:23 – The common theme in all cancers and the problem with building nonprofits around different cancers

1:17:40 – Single Cause, Single Cure foundation


Dr. Thomas Seyfried: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/biology/people/faculty-directory/thomas-seyfried.html

Single Cause, Single Cure: https://www.foundationformetaboliccancertherapies.com/

Heads Up Health: https://www.headsuphealth.com/

Ketogeek: https://ketogeek.com/

Nutty Carnivore: https://ketogeek.com/pages/nutty-carnivore-diet

Cancer As a Metabolic Disease (Book)https://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Metabolic-Disease-Management-Prevention/dp/0470584920

Tripping over the Truth (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Tripping-over-Truth-Overturning-Entrenched/dp/1603587292