EP113: Tripping Over the Truth With Travis Christofferson

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer and so Much More


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, the author of Tripping Over the Truth and founder of a cancer charity. He lives in South Dakota. I’ve read over 50 books this year and this book was one of the best! Seriously. It reads like a novel. So if you or a loved one has cancer and you’d like to learn about cancer in a way that is entertaining rather than overwhelming don’t you DARE miss this podcast or Travis’ awesome book. 

Here are of the awesome tidbits you’re in for:

  • Travis’s story: 3:33 
  • The Effects of Sugar on Cancer: 14:20  
  • Why Cancer is no longer considered a genetic disease?: 16:41
  • Why we know that genes are not the only drivers of cancer: 19:34 
  • The shocking story of how chemotherapy was adopted as a cancer treatment: 23:28 
  • Which types of cancer seem to respond best to the ketogenic diet: 29:00 
  • Which other therapies and strategies are showing great potential: 34:15  
  • Whether or not keto diets should be used preventatively: 37:54
  • Whether kids should do the ketogenic diet preventatively: 40:24
  • Travis’ thoughts on the use of ketone supplements:    45:26 
  • Where you can connect with Travis: 49:50
  • And MUCH more!


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