Diet Doctor Podcast #64 — Dr. Jason Fung

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Dr. Jason Fung is well known for pioneering the use of fasting as a medical intervention to aid weight loss and treat diabetes. But before he could understand fasting’s therapeutic role, he had to understand the underlying cause of these conditions. He came to believe it was too much insulin.

In his new book, The Cancer Code, Dr. Fung applies that same approach to cancer. Before he could identify the best way to treat and prevent cancer, he had to understand what cancer truly is and the underlying causes. His book takes a deep dive into the history of how medicine has understood and approached cancer.

Through this progression, Dr. Fung helps us better understand what we can do to prevent and treat cancer more effectively.

Dr. Fung has a great deal of hope for the future of cancer treatment, and hopefully, you will, too, after hearing his thoughts on it!

Thanks for reading,
Bret Scher, MD FACC

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Table of contents


00:00  Introduction
03:10  Welcome, Dr. Jason Fung
03:44  Focusing on cancer, why?
07:59  Misconceptions about cancer and its treatment
12:26  The human genome project
17:55  The development of cancer research in the last 10 years
22:43  The term “seed and soil” from Jason’s book
29:42  Resistance from the medical community to accept this new cancer paradigm
40:38  Fasting as a method to treat cancer
44:42  Comparing fasting to other methods of intervention
52:33  Fasting for better health
57:39  A new hope for cancer treatment in the future
1:06:40 Where to find Dr. Jason Fung

About the video

Virtual podcast recorded in December 2020, published in January 2021.
Host: Dr. Bret Scher
Producer: Hari Dewang

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