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How To Prevent Cancer With Your Food & Fasting (Part 1)

Can we prevent cancer just by fasting?

Psychologist Anne Wilson Shaef said, “Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.” And Deepak Chopra said, “Whether we realize it or not, all of us are responsible for creating the body we live in.”

Diseases like diabetes, obesity, and cancer are an increasingly dangerous force in the world today. Millions of lives are affected by these illnesses every day, and while we do have some useful treatments, we’re a long way from finding cures. It seems like it might be time to think outside the box.

My guest today is physician, author, and researcher Dr. Jason Fung. He’s known for writing groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting, where he’s challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetes should be treated with insulin. He’s also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, which is a program to help people lose weight and reverse Type 2 Diabetes naturally with fasting.

You read that right — fasting. The path to preventing diabetes, obesity, and even cancer may be as simple that!

In today’s episode, Dr. Fung and I dive deep into some topics discussed in his new book, The Cancer Code, to learn the science behind the disease and how our diet and fasting can play a role in managing and even preventing us from getting cancer. 

“The seed of cancer may exist in all of us, but the power to change the soil is in our hands.” – Dr. Fung

We had such an incredible conversation that I just had to split this interview into two parts! You’re definitely going to want to stick around for part two on Wednesday — Dr. Fung is bringing the science, wisdom, and inspiration we need to take control of our health. Let’s go!

“The secret to managing our health is not more surgery or more medicine, it’s less.” @drjasonfung  

Dr. Jason Fung, MD, is a Toronto-based nephrologist and a world-leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets. He is also the bestselling author of The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting, and the creator of the Intensive Dietary Management program as well as co-founder of The Fasting Method.

After graduating from the University of Toronto and completing his residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Fung returned to Toronto to work as a kidney specialist. He began to work with patients to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity — both precursors to kidney disease. He started by prescribing more conventional solutions — low-fat, low-calorie diet, and exercise — but he found that such conventional treatment plans weren’t truly helping his patients lose weight and get healthier. That’s when he decided to think a little outside the box.

Dr. Fung, along with his friend and professional partner, Megan Ramos, co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program and The Fasting Method to help their patients truly lose weight, prevent obesity and Type 2 diabetes, and completely avoid kidney disease. They started seeing real results in their patients, and now, they’re beginning to see that fasting can also lower our chances of getting cancer.

Dr. Fung fundamentally believes in the power of intermittent fasting to help people lose weight, lower their blood glucose levels, reduce their medication dependency, and improve their overall health. His work is positively impacting thousands of people around the world, and today, he’s sharing his wisdom and knowledge right here on The School of Greatness!

In this interview, Dr. Fung shared a TON of valuable information! We talked about the causes of cancer and how fasting can actually help prevent it. We also demystified some myths about fasting and talked about what vitamins and supplements actually do for us. This conversation was fantastic! If you’re ready to learn how to prevent cancer with your food and fasting, join me on Episode 1,030 with Dr. Jason Fung!

“Our level of concentration and our mental agility goes up significantly when we’re fasting.” @drjasonfung  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the main causes of cancer?
  • What are the biggest benefits of fasting?
  • Can we reverse cancer? 
  • What does snacking do to our brain and digestive system?
  • What are the biggest myths about fasting?
  • Are supplements and vitamins actually bad for us?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to decrease your risk of cancer.
  • Why fasting is more accessible than you think.
  • Why we shouldn’t snack all the time.
  • The foods to cut to decrease your risk of cancer.
  • The advantages of starving.
  • The biggest myths around fasting to lose weight.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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Kaibu by Killercats

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