December 13, 2014 Fringe, Nutrition, Podcast 11 Comments

Episode 56

In Episode #56, Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried of Boston College stops by to introduce us to his research on cancer as a metabolic disease – not a genetic one. He explains how regular therapeutic fasting can increase mitochondrial respiration, and how caloric restriction can help us effectively “starve out” cancer cells.

We’ll also hear about an experiment in mind-controlled gene expression and learn why it might be smart to use nutmeg in moderation this holiday season.

Episode Highlights

0:42Cancer, a metabolic disease?
1:28This Week in Neuroscience: Mind-Controlled Gene Expression
4:45Excellent listener email about Professor Con Stough from Episode #55: Plant-Based Cognitive Enhancers
5:31Follow-up info from Alan Cash from Episode #52: Mimicking Caloric Restriction With Oxaloacetate
6:07New website look and apologies for lost user comments
7:24Introduction to Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried and his work
8:44Ketosis as epilepsy and cancer treatment
10:00How does therapeutic fasting work?
11:58Blood sugar levels
13:24Can we "starve out" cancer?
15:27Is cancer a metabolic – not a genetic – disease?
20:43The pharmaceutical industry's angle on the metabolic theory
22:13Studies in reduction of tumor size and count
22:40Dr Seyfried's dream study and downfalls of the medical standard of care
25:12Alternative therapies and the Coley vaccine
26:50The difference between human and mouse metabolic rates
27:39Patient derived tumor xenografts
28:38How can you manage cancer in a way that doesn't induce toxicity?
31:00How can increasing mitochondrial respiration help you prevent cancer?
33:47Dr. Seyfried's personal thoughts on metabolic fasting
34:26Yearly fasting to raise metabolic efficiency
38:04Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: A Warning on Nutmeg
Written by Rhiannan Roe
Rhiannan Roe is a writer, editor and unapologetic champion of self-improvement. Combining her passions has led to her helping several start-ups across three continents. In her spare time she travels, collects stories from inspiring people, and fruitlessly endeavors to read every book ever written.
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