Updated and Expanded Edition, formerly titled "Tripping Over the Truth". A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanities darkest diagnosis. In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project's failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease. The Prime Origin of Cancer follows the story of cancer's proposed metabolic origin from the vaunted halls of the German scientific golden age to modern laboratories around the world. The reader is taken on a journey through time and science that results in an unlikely connecting of the dots with profound therapeutic implications. Transporting us on a rich narrative of humanity's struggle to understand the cellular events that conspire to form malignancy, The Prime Origin of Cancer reads like a detective novel, full of twists and cover-ups, blind-alleys and striking moments of discovery by men and women with uncommon vision, grit, and fortitude. Ultimately, Christofferson arrives at a conclusion that challenges everything we thought we knew about the disease, suggesting the reason for the failed war against cancer stems from a flawed paradigm that categorizes cancer as an exclusively genetic disease.
For anyone affected by this terrifying disease and the physicians who struggle to treat it, this book provides a fresh and hopeful perspective. It explores the new and exciting non-toxic therapies born from the emerging metabolic theory of cancer. These therapies may one day prove to be a turning point in the struggle against our ancient enemy. We are shown how the metabolic theory redraws the battle map, directing researchers to approach cancer treatment from a different angle, framing it more like a gentle rehabilitation rather than all-out combat. In a sharp departure from the current 'targeted" revolution occurring in cancer pharmaceuticals, the metabolic therapies highlighted have one striking feature that sets them apart - the potential to treat all types of cancer because they exploit the one weakness that is common to every cancer cell: dysfunctional metabolism.
With contributions from Thomas Seyfried, PhD, author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease; Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS, author of The Ketogenic Diet for Cancer; and Beth Zupec Kania consultant nutritionist of The Charlie Foundation.
About the Author
Travis Christofferson, M.S. received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the Montana State University Honors Program and a master’s degree in Material Engineering and Science from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Today, he is a full-time science writer and founder of a cancer charity. He lives in South Dakota.
"Phenomenal...required reading for anyone who has cancer or knows someone who has cancer...I cannot stress its importance enough. Get yourself a copy, and read it."--Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder and director, mercola.com "I absolutely loved Dr. Seyfried's book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, and Dr. Mukherjee's book, The Emperor of all Maladies, but it was difficult to get my patients to read these two books to understand the history of cancer and the cancer industry, not to mention the movement from the somatic to the metabolic theory of cancer, both intimidating subjects. Then, along came Travis Christofferson's brilliant, timely, and expertly consolidated book. It reads like a novel and is easy to comprehend for everyone interested in the new conversation around cancer and cancer care. I recommend it to patients, family, friends, and colleagues and refer back to it often."--Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, coauthor of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer "Travis Christofferson provides a compelling historical account of how cancer has been misunderstood as a genetic disease when, in fact, it is a type of metabolic disease. Unlike normal cells, which obtain their energy from respiration, cancer cells have damaged respiration and obtain much of their energy from the primitive process of fermentation. Travis describes how the mutations in tumors arise as an effect of respiratory damage and cannot be the cause or drivers of cancer. The information presented in Tripping over the Truth will have profound consequences for how cancer is managed and prevented. Metabolic therapies will be more effective and less toxic than the current gene- or immune-based therapies and have the potential to significantly improve quality of life and long-term survival for millions of cancer patients worldwide."--Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD, author of Cancer as a Metabolic Disease "An iconoclastic, information-rich narrative that boldly challenges our current understanding and treatment of cancer. Christofferson persuasively argues and documents why a restricted calorie, high (good) fat diet should at least be considered for most malignancies. An absolute must-read to understand the history and evolution of present day cancer therapy."--Joseph C. Maroon, MD, Author of The Longevity Factor "The author takes us on over a hundred-year exciting journey of the research to understand and eradicate this disease...This is a great scientific mystery book...This book is for everyone, but should be read by all physicians that treat cancer. I congratulate the author for a marvelous job and highly recommend this book."--Robert L. Elliot, MD, PhD
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 3rd March 2017
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1