What You Didn’t Know About Cancer :: A Metabolic Approach, Mitochondrial Health, & Soul Wisdom with Dr. Nasha Winters

1 in 2 men and 1/3 of women will have cancer in their lifetime.

What have we really achieved over multiple decades of this “war on cancer” and what can we walk away with so that we feel empowered?

I’m thrilled to have Dr. Nasha Winters on to bring us powerful wisdom and practical tips for navigating the cancer terrain. I recommend her book to everyone looking to prevent cancer or support with a cancer diagnosis. She's worked with thousands of patients and has an incredible story of recovering from stage 4 cancer herself!

We discuss what the metabolic approach to cancer is compared to the convention lens and how this approach gives you a roadmap to better understand how the body’s terrain influences cancer risk and outcomes. Dr. Nasha shares how she overcame cancer naturally and the fundamental components we need to be paying attention to when it comes to minimizing our cancer risk or reversing a cancer diagnosis - including what she considers to be our top 3 blind spots going into the next decade.

This is an episode you’ll want to listen and share with loved ones for sure!

Dr. Nasha’s first experience with cancer was at the age of 19. She was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer and given only a few months to live. The metabolic approach to cancer stems from her nearly three decades of personal and professional experience in the field of integrative oncology.

Dr. Nasha is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). She is a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research. Dr. Nasha is a sought-after speaker and consults with physicians worldwide.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dr. Nasha’s personal story of healing that led to becoming an oncologist

  • How doctors kept telling her she was crazy and brushing off her symptoms, which eventually led her to end stage organ failure with stage 4 ovarian cancer at 19 years old!

  • How her past experience of significant trauma and abuse contributed to her illness

  • How a pilot light lit up within Nasha when she was told she was going to die, and how this inner fire

  • How facing death “evoked her wild” - connected her to self, source, and the world around her

  • The difference between conventional cancer approach (cancer as “other” that must be destroyed) vs the metabolic approach to cancer

  • How cancer has become an industry and the perspective of cancer as simply “bad luck”

  • Why the “F Cancer” perspective is problematic and self-harming

  • Otto Warburg’s work 100 years ago highlighting the significance of the mitochondria related to cancer

  • Why perception and the story you choose is important in the path to healing

  • How Dr. Nasha created her own “psychoneuroimmunology” tract when she was in medical school at a time when it was not well known

  • Why Dr. Nasha chose to go to naturopathic school and study TCM, acupuncture, and Ayurveda

  • The importance of nature, patterns, energetics in addressing cancer

  • The 10 patterns: epigenetics, metabolic and glycemic load, gut health, hormonal balance, emotional health, stress response, circadian rhythm, immune system, inflammation, blood flow

  • The critical dietary components we need to observe when it comes to an anti-cancer diet

  • What is “metabolic flexibility” and why it  is so critical to have it

  • The power of herbs and their efficacy (how they work just as good and sometimes better than some cancer drugs)

  • Why our thoughts matter esp when eating

  • The top signs that you lack metabolic flexibility and stuck in sugar burner mode

  • The dire numbers of chronic illness today

  • The ways you can build metabolic flexibility and discussions of the ketogenic diet

  • Longevity, Blue Zones, and characteristics of societies that live healthier and longer

  • Dr. Nasha’s take on food dogma and food wars, and how she can tell which diet would be good for individuals

  • The tests and blood panels that Dr. Nasha looks at and optimal levels including fasted insulin, hA1C, IGF1, epigenetic SNPs

  • How the health of your microbiome will inform how effective medicine and cancer treatments will be and the health of your immune system overall

  • How Tylenol is one of the worst poisons for your mitochondria and gut microbiome

  • Her perspective on how vaccines impact our health

  • The glyphosate problem and how to test for levels, which 2 foods have the highest levels, and how to clear it out from your body

  • What Dr. Nasha sees as our top 3 blind spots when it comes to our health and what will come up in the research in the next decade: Circadian rhythm biology, toxicant exposure accumulation, bluelight exposure + 5G EMF exposures

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Resources & Links

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and NonToxic Bio-Individualized Therapies by Dr. Nasha Winters & Jess Kelley

Cronometer or MyFitnessPal - To take a look at your macros & count for awareness

The Detox Project

Great Plains Labs

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