64 minutes | Dec 2, 2020

Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? with Dr. Jason Fung

Is Cancer Caused By Sugar? | This episode is brought to you by Bioptimizers, Thrive Market, and Apeel

If you or someone you know has had cancer, this episode is going to matter to you. And since the odds are now that 1 in 3 adults in the US will get cancer, this really is a topic that matters to all of us. 

The school of thought around cancer used to be focused only on the genetic component. But we now know that our environment—the air we breathe, the food we eat, even our relationships—have an enormous cellular impact on our ability to prevent and treat cancer. 

I’m excited to sit down with Dr. Jason Fung on this episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy to talk about his amazing work in the field of cancer research and why this environmental component should give us all hope. 

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. 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 latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released. 

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Here are more of the details from our interview: 

  • How our understanding of cancer and cancer treatment has shifted over the past several decades (7:10)

  • Why cancer medicine has fallen behind other areas of medicine (11:19)

  • The major role that diet and nutrition play in the development of cancer (13:05)

  • What we can learn about cancer from Inuit people and other populations who historically ate traditional diets (16:57)

  • Insulin’s role in cell growth, cancer development, and chronic disease (21:47)

  • Snacking, fasting, cancer, and chemotherapy (29:49)

  • The ketogenic diet and cancer treatment (38:02)

  • The risks of environmental chemicals on the human body (41:09)

  • How to reduce your risk of getting cancer, and the link between obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer (43:57)

  • New thinking around cancer screenings (49:07)

Learn more about Dr. Jason Fung and get his new book, The Cancer Code, at https://thefastingmethod.com/book/the-cancer-code/.

Follow Dr. Jason Fung on Facebook @thefastingmethod, on Instagram @drjasonfung, and on Twitter @drjasonfung.

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