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#169: The New Science of Why We Get Cancer with Dr. Jason Fung

Our understanding of cancer is slowly undergoing a revolution, allowing for the development of more effective treatments. For the first time ever, the death rate from cancer is showing a steady decline, but the “War on Cancer” has hardly been won.


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host Dhru talks to Dr. Jason Fung, 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 work on fasting has been cited by CNN, Time, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Toronto Star, and many other media outlets. His latest book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery, was just released. 


In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Fung talk about a revolutionary new understanding of cancer—what it is, how it manifests, and why it is so challenging to treat. They discuss the seed and soil analogy of cancer, and how the seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands. They also talk about how hyperinsulinemia may enable the development of cancer, and how we can build a soil that offers cancer a hostile environment as opposed to a fertile one.


In this episode, we dive into:


-What is cancer (4:09) 

-Cancer Paradigm 1.0: Excessive Growth of Cells (7:42) 

-Cancer Paradigm 2.0: Genetic Disease (15:36) 

-The cost of cancer drugs (28:50)

-Cancer Paradigm 3.0: An Evolutionary Process (34:27) 

-The seed and soil analogy of cancer (53:58)

-The biggest drivers of cancer (57:17)

-What feeds cancer cells (1:00:45) 

-How chemotherapy targets cancer cells (1:02:57)

-What you can do today to minimize your risk of cancer (1:10:31)

-The importance of getting your blood sugar under control (1:14:38) 

-Where listeners can learn more about Dr. Jason Fung (1:20:26)


For more on Dr. Jason Fung you can follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, on Twitter @DrJasonFung, and through his website https://thefastingmethod.com/. Get Dr. Fung’s book, The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery at https://thefastingmethod.com/book/the-cancer-code/.


Also mentioned in this episode:

-Pique Fasting Tea - https://www.piquetea.com/pages/fasting-tea


For more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.


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#222: 7 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (Especially at Night!)

Season 2, Ep. 7
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A Functional Approach to Cavities and Root Canals (Minisode #37)

Season 2, Ep. 6
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#221: A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis with Nishtha Patel

Season 2, Ep. 5
A Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s and Colitis| This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.We see it all the time in Functional Medicine: when the gut isn’t functioning properly, the whole body suffers. For those struggling with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the symptoms can be so severe that every day is painful and filled with uncertainty.Luckily, by taking away instigators (like gluten and dairy) and looking at the ingredients needed for healing, patients with IBDs can regain digestive balance and take back their quality of life. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Nishtha Patel about her experience in helping her daughter heal from Crohn’s colitis, which is when Crohn’s disease specifically impacts the colon. Symptoms of this disorder range from diarrhea and rectal bleeding to ulcers, fistulas, abscesses, joint pain, and skin lesions. Not to mention, most people dealing with IBDs carry very real emotional burdens as well.Nishtha Patel is a Functional Medicine practitioner and clinical nutritionist who specializes in gastrointestinal health. Her journey into this arena started 10 years ago when her child was diagnosed suddenly with indeterminate Crohn’s colitis. She was told that the disease was chronic and there was no cure.In this episode, we dive into:-Nishtha’s experience helping her daughter heal from Crohn’s colitis (7:22) -The difference between Crohn’s and colitis (25:58) -Why IBDs are on the rise (31:04)-The problem with gluten and dairy when it comes to IBDs (34:56) -Foods that are considered healthy, but may impact someone with Crohn’s and colitis (43:20) -Why nightshade vegetables may be challenging for some people (53:07) -How to prepare beans and legumes so they are easier to digest (56:49) -How stress impacts gut health (1:02:31) -How Nishtha’s daughter is doing today (1:22:27) -Cure vs. remission when it comes to IBDs (1:24:31) For more on Nishtha Patel you can follow her on Instagram @TheGutExpert_, on Facebook @TheGutExpert, and through her website https://www.thegutexpert.com/. Follow her daughter Sasha on Instagram @TheNotecook_, and through her website www.thenotecook.com.Also mentioned in this episode:-Listen to your Gut by Jini Patel Thompson - https://listentoyourgut.com/listen-to-your-gut-the-complete-natural-healing-program-for-ibs-and-ibd/-Dane Johnson - Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle - www.instagram.com/crohnscolitis_lifestyle-Crohn’s Colitis Lifestyle Course - https://cclifestyle.thinkific.com/courses/shield-courseFor more on Dhru Purohit, be sure to follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, on Facebook @dhruxpurohit, on Twitter @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. You can also text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 or click here https://my.community.com/dhrupurohit.Interested in joining The Dhru Purohit Podcast Facebook Community? Submit your request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2819627591487473/.This episode is brought to you by Birch Living and InsideTracker.I recently upgraded to a Birch mattress by Helix. The Birch is made right here in the US, out of 4 non-toxic, natural materials: organic latex, organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and American steel springs. If you’re looking for a new mattress, I highly recommend checking out the Birch. Right now they are giving my community $200 off all mattresses, plus 2 free eco-rest pillows. Just head over to https://birchliving.com/dhru.InsideTracker helps people live long, healthy, productive lives by optimizing their bodies from the inside out. InsideTracker’s cutting-edge technology analyzes your blood, DNA, lifestyle, and fitness tracker data to give you science-backed recommendations for positive changes to your daily habits. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to https://www.insidetracker.com/DHRU.