Episode 49:Ted Talks, Stage Four Cancer and Stress Management with Cort Davies

In 2017 Cort Davies was diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of cancer on Earth called a malignant paraganglioma. He was given just three years to live. Instead of folding under the intense stress of having late-stage cancer, Cort set out on a mission to save his own life. After 7 surgeries, half of his bladder removed, and almost being paralyzed, Cort realized cancer and his journey were a gift and that his mindset and his resolve to survive was paramount in healing. He decided to translate this gift into a Docuseries, a TED Talk, and a cancer foundation to help educate cancer patients around the world, how to develop a healing mindset, and how to change destructive habits that could hinder their ability to heal. His goal is to help initiate healing for thousands of cancer patients worldwide.

In this inspirational conversation based in part on Cort’s TED Talk – The missing link in evolving cancer care – Cort and Freddie go deep on the causes of cancer, the best modalities for healing, trusting in yourself, learning from cancer thrivers, and so much more. For anyone living with a cancer diagnosis or supporting loved ones, this actionable episode will provide guidance, encouragement, and inspiration for your journey. You will want to listen to this one again and again!


1:10 – Cort breaks down his TED talk

4:04 – The role of adrenaline in cancer

5:48 – How early trauma may cause early onset of cancer

9:31 – Managing childhood trauma

11:50 – Considering your practitioner’s diagnosis

14:34 – Making space for health decisions not driven by fear

20:26 – Being an entrepreneur and dealing with a cancer diagnosis

23:20 – Chronicling and learning from cancer thrivers

31:35 – Seeking your internal yes

33:25 – F cancer?

39:00 – What does it mean to be beautifully broken?

41:50 – Can you lose the battle with cancer?

46:56 – Freddie’s challenge


Listen to his TED Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMuRSDXFEtE

Connect on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cortdavies/


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I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat and belly fat through gut health.

I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio and Dance Magazine. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.

I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value then what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold.


Interview: Cort Davies

Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect with Andrew at andrew {at} 51features {dot} com.