Sam Apple and How Diet Connects to Cancer

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Otto Warburg and His Breakthrough Research

Sam Apple and His Book, Ravenous


Sam Apple Notable Quote

“As I see it, the book is really not even about Warburg specifically, or any one discovery, but about a mystery that began, which is why cancer became so much more common in the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century.”
Sam Apple


Episode Summary

Cancer and oncology have been widely studied throughout the world for decades, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be stopping any time soon. Many scientific breakthroughs in cancer research have saved countless lives, and we have our scientists to thank for that. One such researcher is German physiologist and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Otto Warburg.

In this episode of This Podcast Burns Fat, we’re talking to author Sam Apple to share with us his book, Ravenous, and how an openly gay, Jewish physiologist was able to find answers for the many mysteries surrounding cancer in the time of Nazi Germany.


Relevant Links

Sam Apple – Website | Twitter

Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection by Sam Apple
Get it on Barnes and Noble | Amazon |


In this Episode of This Podcast Burns Fat!

  • A trick to do when you’re craving sweets (02:10)
  • Omar and Lori introduce the episode’s guest, Sam Apple (02:28)
  • Sam Apple and his book, Ravenous (06:12)
    • A bird’s eye view of Ravenous (07:04)
  • Germany’s interest in cancer research (09:20)
  • German scientist, Otto Warburg (10:37)
  • How cancer cells feed and how it relates to how we eat (12:52)
  • Does cancer like all kinds of sugar? (16:00)
  • The connection between inflammation from insulin resistance and cancer (18:05)
  • Diets that starve cancer cells (19:55)
  • Sam Apple’s thoughts on intermittent fasting (22:27)
  • Writing Ravenous while Jewish (23:52)
  • Paying more attention to nutrition (25:34)
  • Environmental toxins that promote cancer (27:42)
  • Where to find Sam Apple and keep up with what he’s doing (31:20)


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