Dr. Champ’s passion for exercise, nutrition, and health started at a young age due to his involvement in athletics and then blossomed during his training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied chemical engineering. He now uses this knowledge to dissect the “thermodynamics” of the current caloric model of weight gain and obesity. In an effort to receive formal medical training, he completed medical school, however, the lack of tangible information taught in medical school left him underwhelmed. He continued to expand his knowledge-base on his own, with the primary goal of constructing a healthy lifestyle and diet backed by credible clinical and lab-based evidence.
Through his research, he has concluded that mimicking many aspects of the caveman lifestyle and diet, one that the human body has adapted to over millions of years, may have the greatest potential to fight obesity and chronic disease. He is currently completing his specialty training in radiation oncology and has published his research in many peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, one of the top oncology journals in the world. He has a keen interest in the dietary effects on the prevention and treatment of cancer, supplementing traditional cancer therapies with diet and exercise, and the effects of a ketogenic diet on cancer. He is one of the few physicians in the field of oncology that incorporates many aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise, in his care of cancer patients.