Biology Department Faculty

Thomas N. Seyfried




Dr. Seyfried published a groundbreaking treatise entitled, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer (Wiley, 1st ed., 2012). The treatise provides extensive information showing that cancer can be best defined as a mitochondrial metabolic disease rather than as a genetic disease. This new concept has implications for the development of new non-toxic cancer therapies including the ketogenic diet. Experts in the cancer research field have praised this comprehensive study as one of science's hottest topics. Amazon customer reviews.


Dr. Seyfried has been a featured speaker at numerous scientific symposia and conferences relating to cancer, including the 2nd Annual Ancestral Health Symposium, 2012; The Educational Session Lecture, American Association Cancer Research, 2013, and the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), 2015. To view his IHMC lecture, “Cancer: A Metabolic Disease With Metabolic Solutions”, click here

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  • Alumni Achievement Award, University of New England, 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016 - Academy of Comprehensive and Complementary Medicine
  • Mercola Gamechanger Award, 2016
  • American College of Nutrition Award Lecture winner, 2017