Professor of biology Thomas Seyfried speaks with the bros about the majority view of cancer as a genetic disease, and the view he favors, cancer as a metabolic/mitochondrial disease. Also we bug him with questions about our diets. Listen up!
It was great having Professor Seyfried on the show. This conversation is info-packed, so you may want to take notes. (I did.) Here are some links you may find useful:
- A bit on Otto Warburg and the idea of cancer as a metabolic disease.
- The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies, and the related film, …First Do No Harm.
- A potential major breakthrough in the genetics of breast cancer, featuring Professor Sir Mike Stratton, mentioned on the show. Though I lean toward Seyfried’s metabolic/mitochondrial theory—though seriously, who am I?—I can’t help but imagine that gene tech, gene manipulation, etc. could grow so powerful that, however inelegant or inefficient they would be compared with metabolic/mitochondrial therapies, they might still be capable of curing cancer. Also giving us gills and bat wings. Transhumanism, activate!
- The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
- The global budget model for hospitals seems to be working in Maryland. Can we get this going elsewhere?
- The Single Cause, Single Cure foundation leads the way in metabolic cancer research.
- Napster founder Sean Parker is contributing $250 million to the fight against cancer.
- For super-nerds hungry for more, Seyfried’s book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. For lay-nerds, Tripping Over the Truth by Travis Christofferson. Seyfried recommends the latter as a nonacademic introduction to the metabolic theory of cancer.