MTIH Awarded $500,000 from Azzi Agnelli and John Frieda Charitable Fund for Cancer Research

The Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is proud to announce the receipt of a $500,000 grant from the Azzi Agnelli and John Frieda Charitable Fund, a sub-fund of the Master Charitable Trust. This significant financial contribution is earmarked to support the groundbreaking research initiatives at MTIH’s research lab, opening in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease

Since its inception as a nonprofit organization in 2020, MTIH has been at the forefront of shifting the cancer research paradigm from traditional genetic-based approaches to exploring metabolic pathways that consider cancer as a metabolic disease. Recognizing that the roots of over 90% of cancers lie in modifiable lifestyle and environmental factors, this paradigm shift paves the way for more personalized and effective treatment strategies.

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, Executive Director and Co-Founder of MTIH, author of “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer,” and a noted authority on integrative metabolic cancer care, emphasized the significance of this grant: “The $500,000 donation from the Azzi Agnelli and John Frieda Charitable Fund is not just a financial contribution—it’s a catalyst that will enable groundbreaking advancements in cancer treatment. This support allows us to deepen our investigation into how metabolic processes influence cancer and to develop targeted, non-toxic therapies that promise to improve patient outcomes substantially.”

John Frieda shared his enthusiasm for their involvement: “We are immensely proud to support the MTIH in their pioneering efforts to redefine cancer treatment. Our decision to fund MTIH reflects our commitment to advancing healthcare solutions that are not only effective but also compassionate. We are inspired by their dedication to exploring metabolic pathways in cancer care, and we are eager to see how this grant helps unfold new possibilities for cancer treatment, recovery, and prevention.”

While this grant marks a significant achievement, continued support is crucial for sustaining, expanding, and expediting these research efforts. For more information on how to contribute or get involved, visit or contact


About the Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health

The Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Tucson, Arizona, and the organization’s mission is to restore health for people with cancer and other metabolic diseases through research, education, advocacy, collaboration, and healing. For more information, visit

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Picture of Nasha Winters promoting her speaking at Collaboration Cures conference in Orlando.

Dr. Nasha to give keynote on “Tending the Terrain” at Orlando conference

Picture of Nasha Winters promoting her speaking at Collaboration Cures conference in Orlando.Did you know that, in the mouth, the richest zone of microbes live between the teeth & gums. In fact, patients seen by Terrain practitioners are advised to proceed with caution when considering dental work in an active cancering process because it can release potentially pathogenic bacteria into the bloodstream.

But, the microbiome is just one element of the “Terrain Ten,” the foundation of “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer,” and during Dr. Nasha Winters’ keynote on Friday, Sep 08, 2023, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT, at Collaboration Cures, she’ll discuss all the Terrain elements and share how we can all be advocates and activists for health creation. You’ll also learn about the Test, Assess, Address™ methodology, which is taught in our practitioner and advocate education programs as a pathway to truly evaluate for, and optimize, health versus simply addressing symptoms.

The Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health will also have a booth where we’ll share information on our Terrain Practitioners and Advocatesresearch efforts, education programs, and plans to build the world’s first non-profit, integrative metabolic oncology medical campus and research institute.

In-Person and Livestream Register

The conference, which is open to the public and practitioners, will take place Sept. 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. There are In-Person registration options and an option to purchase a registration to receive a Live Stream of Keynotes (includes CE), and, MTIH followers can take advantage of a special discount code, CC23MTIH2, which will provide a $200 discount on in person and virtual registrations. Please note, when registering, do not enter the code in the “Enter your promotion code here” field at the beginning of the form, use the Discount Code field at the end of the form. Also, in the field “For this registration, I am” the coupon code will apply to all identification categories except Faculty/Retired/Student.

To register and learn more, click here. And, remember to enter the discount code CC23MTIH2 on the last page of the registration form to receive your $200 discount!

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