Dr. Mercola & Travis Christofferson on the Metabolic Theory of Cancer

Thursday, August 31, 2017

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/07/metabolic-theory-cancer.aspx?x_cid=youtube Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Travis Christofferson, author of the phenomenal book “Tripping Over the Truth: The Return of the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Illuminates a New and Hopeful Path to a Cure.”

Today we take a look at six misconceptions about cancer that seem plausible, but just don’t hold up.

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  1. Henry HK Chan says:

    An eye opening of this new thinking of looking and understanding of cancer .

  2. Richard Price says:

    Yes But the reason is that alcohol consumption has gone up it is the norm it is endemic in the adult population and this creates both psychological and physiological problems it isn't one glass of wine every now and again it is cheap booze available and seen as not as a drug . Here lies the problem what is the point of tweaking mitochondria if people are doing this ? Poisoning themselves ?

  3. Brad Ahlfinger says:

    Dr. Mercola: My wife and I heard you speak  at Cal Jam in 2016. I immediately bought Tripping Over The Truth. Travis this book changed my life. My wife and I are about to launch the Highest Quality Exogenous Ketone Supplement. Your work is the Basis of my company.THANK YOU BOTH!

  4. Lilia Letitgo Sinclair says:

    Ordered the book and excited to find out more. If Jo is raving about it, thats great for me. Thanks for an awesome, inspiring, exciting interview.

  5. Tim McCann says:

    Lets go back to the beginning, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." – Hippocrates

  6. killer 360 says:

    Well maybe if you starve yourself it will starve with you

  7. Joel Carli says:

    Some animals such as naked mole rats actually don't get cancer… I feel like they are the kind of organism we should study.

  8. Kingman1359 says:

    Okay. The sugar thing is way less about "glucose" metabolism and a lot more about sugar creating short bursts of high acidity in your body causing the cancer to have short bursts of growth because cancer thrives in an acidic environment

  9. HolyFlame Dragon says:

    Naked Mole Rats

  10. Doge GodA.k.a Anonymous Dude says:


  11. Yanex x says:

    Sugar lowers your immune system regardless if cancer can't feed off of it. This is fake news!

  12. Carrie Wilson says:

    evre oun jeringks milk

  13. Alex Delk says:

    what if you could use dna or some means to direct cancer cells to congregate more in easy exes parts of the body to keep the fight more managable and likely to survive

  14. B Blessed says:

    propaganda once again

  15. The Rubio's says:

    I have to respectfully disagree with you in the point that you make in minute 2:36 about the amount of glucose the tumor receives on any type of diet. There is a diagnostic tool where the patient receives a dose of Fludeoxyglucose (18F) which it means that an isotope of Fl is attached to a molecule of glucose and then it is "supervised" by means of a PET scan.

    If what you say is true, then the PET scan would show a consistent gradient tone of light throughout the body, except ligament, testicles, etc… that are deprived of "normal" blood flow. Rendering the test invalid and, we know it is NOT.

    When the patient is "infused" (injected) with the Fludeoxyglucose (18F), the tumor takes it all up faster than normal cells, because it needs more energy to divide (Hyperplasia). Therefore, on a diet that only provides sugars to a velocity that doesn't yield enough sugars to help the tumor grow, then you can "starve" the tumor.

    This is WITHOUT taking into consideration the quantious amount of nutrients the body is receiving on a fully-raw diet.

    Refined sugars go through glucolisys faster than glucose from natural (raw-vegan) sources, providing more available energy for tumors to grow faster than normal cells. There is a lot more I can tell you on the subject, but i rather stay on subject and not divert.

    My humble conclusion is, yes you can cure any type of cancer with a raw vegan diet.

  16. Aaron A. Asbury says:

    Hank, what about vitamin B17? There is a lot of talk about the benefits of B17. Even as a cure.

  17. Mia Zahra Da Official uni-love and cat lover says:

    This is the most common fact about cancer…

    Sometimes it can kill u and u die 🙂

  18. albaraathunder alali says:

    YouTube is cancer

  19. Thunder AppleCORE says:

    Everything gives you cancer

  20. T.W. Someone says:

    so old people are the main cause of cancer. oh and doctors cause they give people who should have died a natural death new organs and expensive operations which cost possibly more than that person has ever earned net in his lifetime… and make my health insurance 100000% more expensive. my dad had to pay 1-2% of his income for health insurance when he was my age. now its 18-25% of my net income

  21. Arthur Tripp says:

    Antioxidants from fruits and vegetables. Are different from antioxidant supplements. The whole is greater than the some of the parts.

  22. KnightCaster says:

    You will probably never see this but am I correct in assuming that you are the science nerd and your brother is the history buff?

  23. kuntamdc says:


  24. gerald lucas says:

    Cooking indicate cover certainly might fact undermine historian strip success.

  25. amrit adhikari says:

    is it true that vitamin B17 can cure cancer ?

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