My Top Books: Tripping Over the Truth

In another article, I will be reviewing more of the content in this book but the purpose of this article is to tell you how much this book impacted the direction of my career and why it comes so highly recommended by me


Tripping over the truth is a book I came across in the winter of 2015. At the time, I was in graduate school studying the ketogenic diet for general health and human performance. Prior to picking up this book, I did not have an extensive knowledge of the benefits of keto outside of things like increasing fat burning and improving exercise performance. Picking up and reading this book made a huge impact on my life.

I read this book when visiting home during Christmas break that year and became obsessed with it and finished it in a couple days. The book opened up a whole new passion for me in studying the keto diet for therapeutics. This ultimately led to me volunteering at the University of Southern Florida and getting to learn from the brilliant minds of Dr. Angela Poff and Dr. Shannon Kesl, two of Dr. Dominic D’Agostino’s former students and colleagues. This was one of the best experiences I have had in my career so far and learning from these incredible minds is something I will always feel very grateful for.

To close the story, after being in the lab for a while I realized that my passion was in science research and writing, not in conducting the research itself. That set me on a mission to produce content to highlight the research of the incredible doctors that are doing such amazing research that has the ability to change the world if it was just properly paid attention to and understood.

In summary, this book made a drastic impact on the direction of my whole career and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in gain a better understanding behind the power a ketogenic diet can have on metabolic diseases, especially cancer.


Author Travis Christofferson does an incredible job telling the story of our history of cancer research and treatment, where we went wrong, and where the field is now and should be going forward. I have had the pleasure of listening to Travis Christofferson speak several times in conferences and as I’m sure he wouldn’t remember, I actually had the pleasure of meeting him in Tampa after a conference shortly after I finished reading his book. I was nerding out pretty hard.

If you are interested in reading this book, check it for free when you sign up for a free trial on Audible or purchase on the link below. Also check out Travis Christofferson’s Foundation for Metabolic Cancer Therapies!

Christopher Irvin