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