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HOW TO

CONQUER

CANCER

Mission

Conquer cancer (one person at a time, starting with you and your loved ones) via a scientifically rigorous, data-driven, elegantly simple (and equally effective) metabolic protocol.

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We have a bunch of free resources below. And... We have a LOT more coming soon. If you'd like us to share the new stuff with you, let us know!

More Wisdom in Less Time

We know you’re busy. (And perhaps at least a little tired and overwhelmed.) That’s why we’ve created classes on How to Conquer Cancer and notes on great books that give you more (actionable!!) wisdom in less time.

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Conquering Cancer 101 How I’m Helping My Brother Fight Cancer + What I’d Share With You as Your Friend + Coach

Conquering Cancer 102 Rethinking Cancer: Theory + Therapy

PhilosophersNotes on Cancer

PhilosophersNotes are 6-page PDF + 20-minute MP3 summaries of some of the best books on how to Optimize our lives. We have Notes on these great books focused on cancer.

We have the Notes presented here in the order in which I read them. If you go in that sequence, you'll see how my thinking evolved and how the wisdom builds on itself. Although all these books are all great, if you only read one book, I'd recommend Nasha Winters' The Metabolic Approach to Cancer. And the journal article by leading scientist Thoms Seyfried: Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.

Optimize +1s

Prefer your wisdom in micro-doses? Fantastic. Check out our series of "Optimize +1s" on conquering cancer.

Meet Your Telomeres

Your New BFFs - Think: Aglets + Offensive Linemen

Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel Prize for her research on telomerase — the enzyme that nourishes our telomeres. She wrote a book called The Telomere Effect with another world-class researcher named Elissa Epel in which they tell us just how powerful our telomeres are.

Cancer-Fighting Mindset

Pulling Levers in Our Lives

In our last +1, we talked about a super powerful way to keep your telomeres nice and long. Specifically: By seeing the stressors in your life as Challenges rather than as Threats. Our key practice? Saying “Bring it on!” in response to those stressful situations.

Anticancer Levers

Pull These Four

In our last +1, we talked about just how important it is to have a sense of Empowerment when we approach life — especially if we’re dealing with something like cancer. Let’s talk a bit more about cancer and how to fight it.

Genes vs. Habits

Which Matters More for Cancer?

Continuing our Anticancer theme, let’s have a pop quiz! What percent influence would you guess our genes have on the likelihood of getting cancer vis-à-vis our lifestyle habits? Genes vs. habits. Which is more impactful? Seriously. Take a moment and think about it.

How to Win the Cancer War

Cut Off Cancer’s Supply Lines

Continuing our Anticancer theme, let’s chat about another brilliant idea from David Servan-Schreiber’s book, Anticancer.

Anticancer Nutrition

Our 80/20 Strategy = Do These Three Things

Continuing our Anticancer theme, let’s take a quick look at the key things to consider nutrition-wise, largely inspired by David Servan-Schreiber’s great book, Anticancer.

Cancer Statistics & You

Information vs. Condemnation + Target: Long tail

Stephen Jay Gould was one of the leading scientists of the 20th century. A Harvard professor and popular evolutionary biologist, he was known as the second Darwin. He was also diagnosed with a virulent form of abdominal cancer at 41 and wrote a great, four-page essay documenting his experience analyzing the statistics of his case.

Cancer’s Roots & Leaves

Modern Medicine: Strengths + Weaknesses

In Conquering Cancer 101, we talk about how powerful modern medicine is in dealing with acute illness. For example, the surgery my brother had to remove the cancerous cyst that was blocking his stomach literally saved his life. So, it’s easy for me to celebrate the astonishing knowledge and...

Crisis

= Danger + Opportunity

Let’s wrap up our series on Conquering Cancer by finishing where we started. We know that one of the best ways to fight cancer (and lengthen our telomeres and enjoy our lives!) is to respond to life’s stressors with a Challenge response rather than a Threat response.

No More Ice Cubes, Please

More on Root Causes vs. Symptoms

A couple +1s ago we talked about taking a systems approach to disease vs. just a symptoms approach. We referenced Dr. Junger’s metaphor of a wise gardener tending to the roots.

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