This is also our second Note on work. We started with the journal article also called “Cancer as a metabolic disease.” That 22-page, peer-reviewed journal article (7 pages of which are references) lays out the scientifically rigorous, intellectual framework for our metabolic protocol to conquering cancer—mapping out why cancer is, as the title suggests, primarily a METABOLIC disease (vs. a genetic disease).
I HIGHLY recommend you print that out. Go to quiet place. Read it. Mark it all up. Wrap your brain around it. Then share it with your oncological team and interested family and friends and then, most importantly, go rock your metabolic therapy based on this theoretical approach.
(Note: I traded emails with Professor Seyfried midway through the creation of this Note. He shared two other newer articles he highly recommends as well: A 2015 journal article from Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology called and a 2017 article from Nutrition & Metabolism called )
After reading those, if you’re really feeling it, go deep with this 421-page, textbook-like treatise.
Seyfried has taught and conducted research in the fields of neurogenetics, neurochemistry and cancer for more than twenty-five years at Yale University and Boston College. He is the leading scientist pointing to (and nearly screaming at!) the SUPER-compelling evidence that says cancer is caused by dysfunctional energy metabolism—providing evidence that the genetic mutations are a secondary, downstream epiphenomenon of that primary cause.
I firmly believe that if the National Cancer Institute focused its $5 BILLION (!!!) annual budget on ideas in this book and the rest of the oncological community of doctors and researchers viewed “cancer as a metabolic disease” (rather than as a genetic disease), we would (rather efficiently) conquer cancer with the same triumphant glory that we landed a man on the moon.
My copy of the book (get a copy ) is nearly all marked up. In addition to the compelling scientific analysis of cancer as a metabolic disease, what jumps off the page is the intensity of a brilliant, passionate scientist who has dedicated his life to challenging the entrenched paradigm with rigorous science and an equally sharp wit.
We’ll barely scratch the surface of the wisdom in this great book (of course), but I’m excited to share some of my favorite paradigm-busting Big Ideas so let’s jump straight in!