Will the Keto Diet Fight Cancer


Keto diet suitability for people with cancer

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Beating Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet

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Dr. David Harper ‘Ketogenic Diets to Prevent and Treat Cancer (and maybe COVID19)’

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[Preview] Treating cancer with a keto diet

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Keto and Cancer

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Keto and Cancer

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Since a ketogenic diet is a powerful weight loss tool, it may also help reduce the risk of cancer by fighting obesity. Bottom Line: The ketogenic diet reduces IGF-1. Li further explained, “But a ketogenic diet also triggers a chain reaction of at least three other cancer-fighting mechanisms. Less glucose means cells produce less IGF-1, a protein growth signal.

The keto diet helped women with ovarian cancer or endometrial lower insulin levels and lose weight. Researchers speculate that the keto diet will help deprive cancer cells of the glucose they use. Keto For Cancer: The Latest Research On Fighting Cancer With The Ketogenic Diet On September 30th the University of Cincinnati released an article detailing their latest clinical trial utilizing the ketogenic diet to fight a dangerous type of cancer.

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a malignant tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. A ketogenic (keto) diet is a very high-fat, low-carbohydrate way of eating. It can help you lose weight by forcing your body to burn fat instead of carbs as its main source of energy. In recent.

Ketogenic diet advocates credit the ketone body β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) with being responsible for improving mitochondrial respiration. There is no evidence that a ketogenic diet protects against the development of cancer, and evidence for its benefits in cancer treatment is sparse and inconsistent. No single food can cure cancer, but some research has shown a link between the keto diet and slowed growth of some types of tumors in mice. A few studies in humans with certain types of brain tumors have also shown promise.

On the contrary, a very low-fat diet has been found to reduce risk of recurrence for certain types of breast cancer. The ketogenic diet has indeed been found to be effective as an adjunct treatment in the fight against cancer. In addition, several studies suggest that it may actually fight tumors and malignant cells on its own due to the unique metabolic and cellular effects of ketosis. Keto diet is closely monitored by a dietitian following the prescription from a physician.

Studies have also shown that following a ketogenic diet plan can help in the fight against cancer and cancer prevention. Keto diet plan is basically a strict major of drastically reducing intake of carbohydrate and replacing it with fat. Well, the theory is simple: If the cancer cells rely on sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and they should stop spreading. That’s the simple part.

The Ketogenic part of the diet takes the fight one step further.

List of related literature:

Characteristics of a cancer diet A. Low carbohydrate, high fat, additional omega-3 fatty acids, and arginine to help manage metabolic changes B. Tumor cells use carbohydrates for energy, so a food with limited carbohydrates may reduce tumor formation C. Cancer cachexia may be avoided by feeding a higher fat diet.

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Essentially, the ketogenic diet could not only fight cancer cells but also protect healthy cells from exposure during other treatment options!

“The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis” by Jacob Wilson, Ryan Lowery
from The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis
by Jacob Wilson, Ryan Lowery
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In the committee’s judgment, any hypothetical increase in gastric cancer risk from high complex carbohydrate intake would be substantially less than the overall reduction in risk likely to occur with decreases in fat and nitrite intake and increases in vegetable and vitamin C consumption.

“Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk” by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Diet and Health
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by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, et. al.
National Academies Press, 1989

They indicate that some foods might increase the risks of some cancers, while other nutrients might reduce the risks.21 One meta-analysis, for instance, concluded that a high intake of dietary fiber could significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer compared with a low fiber intake.22 2.

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A well-formulated ketogenic diet has an intense and fast effect on cancer.

“Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet, including Simplified Science and No-cook Meal Plans” by Maria Emmerich, Craig Emmerich
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Research has demonstrated a clear link between diet and the incidence of cancer.

“The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness” by Gregory L. Weiss
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by Gregory L. Weiss
Taylor & Francis, 2017

To date, no randomized controlled trials have been carried out using the ketogenic diet for tumor therapy.

“Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach” by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
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by Lisa Hark, Darwin Deen, Gail Morrison
Wiley, 2014

Q) Fights cancer: Research has shown that there is a lower risk of some types of cancer among those people who maintain low-fat, high-fiber diets.

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Weakened cancer cells, deprived of their usual glucose diet and before they have started to break down the body’s fat and protein stores, should allow a normally functioning immune system to clear out the cancer cells and restore the person to health.

“Cancer and the New Biology of Water” by Thomas Cowan
from Cancer and the New Biology of Water
by Thomas Cowan
Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2019

This is the basis of exciting new research that suggests that ketogenic diets can even help in treating existing cancer cases.1 (We’ll talk more about ketogenic diets on here.)

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  • I’ve been keto carnivore for 6 yrs. Haven’t been sick at all. I walk 2 miles a day. Weather permitting. Even when it’s cold and snowing. I list 45 lbs. Kept it off. I’m going to be 73 next month. I feel 30

  • Dr. Harper: Can you share the keto diet in your trial? Are your patients tracking their GKI (glucose/ketone index)? My wife was diagnosed with MBC two years ago…

  • i turned down radiation. i had a benign meningioma (WHO grade II) partially removed almost 2 years ago with surgery. im killing the rest of it with nutritional ketosis, carvacrol, colloidal silver, CBD oil, and baking soda, those are the main things. without another MRI, i dont know if it’s working. so i read Pubmed articles, make every day count, and thank my Father above for every blessed day. thank you for this video

  • Great presentation. I’m in Vancouver and haven’t heard a peep on the news about this..��
    I’m betting a ketogenic diet would help stage 4 cancer patients INDEPENDENTLY from toxic chemotherapy but Dr. Harper cannot say this, otherwise he loses his funding? Pharma isn’t in business to lose customers to a free, natural, inexpensive food protocol!

  • At @ 13:36 the radioactive die is NOT going to the tumor in this example, If the example of the tumor is the bulge under the Left arm. He said it was. Wtf?

  • Cancer also feeds on lipids. Why do most “studies” have to be so one sided? https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2019/10/keto-fat-cancer-its-complicated.html, http://www.vib.be/en/news/Pages/Fat-fuels-the-road-to-cancer-cell-spread.aspx

  • Somebody asked why allopaths still suggest low fat high carb. That’s how they were…and still are… taught. Check out YouTube video”World Without Cancer””

  • I’ve learned that prostate cancer is one of the few cancers that likes keto diet where protein and fats are preferred and in doing so raises PSA. Learned in book How to Starve Cancer by Jane McLelland. Having to eat two opposite ways in our house. Frustrating. Anyone have a suggestion for diet for PCa survivor?

  • Have been strict carni/keto for over 3 years. I feel like im immune to everything. People around me get sick but I happen to never catch what they have.

  • I’ve been strict keto for over 2 years. I work in a restaurant. I get sick constantly. If something is going around, I catch it. Never noticed getting sick before keto. Also have extremely high ldl cholesterol and high trigs. Again, I am strict keto. Watch my macros. Wonder if the diet is a bad idea for some.

  • If you’re not already worn out by life and afflicted by fatal diseases, covid-19 is no threat. Time to tell the authorities where to shove their masks and quarantines and lockdowns.

  • test yourself for glucose AND insulin response.
    Diabetes and HYPERINSULUNEMIA…..
    Diabetes tracks glucose(common test OGTT)
    Hyperinsulinemia tracks Insulin…glucose numbers are ok…but not Insulin (less common test HOMA-IR)
    Both rooted from INSULIN RESISTANCE

  • I’m a type 1 diabetic and my wife got covid and I never caught it from her. She never wore a mask in the house and we slept in the same bed. I am on the keto diet for over 2 years. I haven’t been sick in over 2 years.

  • That’s a shit metaphor between gas and electric car, different animals, ketones are a super gas, think nitro methane more potent and clean burning.

  • Eating animals & trying to stave off cancer. What a joke. If you’re wanting to go keto, check Michael Greger’s series on it, & at least go plant-based keto. If it”s not the various health risks associated with meat/dairy that will get you, it’s the fact you’re being a huge prick by depriving an animal of life when you don’t have to. Karma will bite you in the ass.

  • I would fast and then do a modified ketogenic diet with no carbohydrates/vegetables and a lower protein content. I’d probably also take 2 deoxygluxose or 3 bromopyruvate. Look into it all and read the book Tripping over the Truth and the publication Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by Seyfried, PhD.

  • I do keto to lose weight then eat moderate I mean how I not eat fruit for the rest of my life which is so nutritious

    But in your case I understand of course hun really happy for you


  • Thank you for this information. It’s exciting to hear, and I am assuming that Dr. Seyfried is a part of the collaboration in some way, and I recently saw an interview with he and Dr. Mercola talking about using what he calls the “press-pulse” method with glutamine/glucose-inhibiting drugs, with a therapeutic KGD as the baseline. You all’s work has motivated me as a mere layperson to do my part in making the website http://www.dontfeedcancer.com in hopes of enlightening more minds. ������

  • But… BUT… if we PREVENT disease, obesity, etc… how will shareholders in Big Food and Big Pharma continue to profit???:(

    Is it really worth improving the lives of potentially billions of people if thousands of wealthy investors are made to suffer?

    Food for thought…:P

    “Satire Souffle”

  • I have to say,as a nurse of long experience,and doctors agree with me,that no-one can cure cancer with food of any kind.and this kind of video shouldnt be around.

  • I like how Dr. Harper include some political observations in his lecture, but I think he could go much further. The reality is, government “food guidelines”, school lunch programs, food stamp policies, USDA, CDC, FDA…are in no way associated with the health or benefit of the people, rather they are now used to insure profits for those who own the politicians. Regardless of how obvious the example, people don’t extrapolate that situation to the government as a whole. Far too many Americans buy into the right left paradigm, ignoring the reality that they are two sides of the same corrupt coin. Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Reagan…all should be in jail, not the white house, and the fact that we have such morally broken men leading us, says a lot about our system and who owns it. I say all this because the ONLY answer is self-reliance, learning how to be healthy, morally, spiritually…our well being is what is under attack, and has been for decades. Recently, here in DC, we had a BLM “protest”, they set fire to a church…If you know anything about the African American community here in DC, Churches are the last thing they would burn down. Wile Well Fargo puts up a banner supporting BLM, they charge the poor and disadvantaged (though disadvantage is a bit of a misnomer, few, save the 1% are actually “advantaged” anymore) 20% usury rates, a sin both morally and socially. Sorry for the long diatribe, but this video’s information exemplifies the separation between what is GOOD FOR US, versus what the government pushes which is killing us, and you think they don’t know this? This topic should be extrapolated to all fields: Buy local, home school, build local communities, volunteer for LOCAL organizations, get out of DEBT, stop spending frivolously, and eat smart.

  • I like how the Dr says, “especially sugar and high glycemic index foods”. I think it is important to make that distinction as to insure people can actually stay within these diets. Too pure of a diet leads to people’s inability to stay with the diet. Allowing in pasta and breads and other glucose producing foods is vitally important to any such diet being widely utilized and accepted. I use intermittent daily fasting, 16:8, 16 hours of fasting, 8 hours of eating, and that with the removal of most fructose and sucrose from my diet has returned me to my body form I enjoyed in my 20’s. I exercise lightly and walk, but diet seems to be the driving force in weight, far more than exercise.

  • Yes worked for my acne. I had a terrible case of hidradenitis suppurativa that would flare up every other day. I have had 0 outbreaks since keto.

  • You talk too fast. Also WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY “NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE”? Be specific. Or should I just ASSUME SOMETHING because you did not specify because REASONS?

  • I really hate that this is an advertisement. Your story is heroic and I wanted to share, but when it turned into an add, it lost all credibility for me. I’ve using liquid stevia with erythritol for years with fantastic results by the way. ��


  • Lay person here and just paused the talk to watch the nightly news. There was a story on cardio vascular disease with women. It said to avoid saturated fats, exercise and take the prescribed meds. Why are the cardio experts still saying to avoid saturated fats if this is not necessary?

  • I grew up in Africa with same kind of diet, spinach carrots pease pumpkin tomato papaya bananas guavas yam blueberries colored greens green and red peppers, just to Name a few then society call it poor, so I don’t understand

  • new study w/ cholesterol drug.. says Covid causes fat build up in lungs and this drug breaks down the fat.. SO if you are already a FAT burner (instead of sugar).. you don’t need drug to break it down.. your body is already doing it… or is that all too simple? Have I missed something? https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/study-fenofibrate-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR2m40Wz4KsaNpGb-8Ujo8fDCH0N0ou2SieZ075vh2TH8b8q-HGHE6Mvc14

  • Fantastic! Also try the oil that was given to Jesus. Frankincense kills the cancer cell from within. Praise Jesus this oil is amazing

  • So does this mean that if that Centrosaurus that was discovered to have had cancer should have been a carnivore instead of an herbivore?

  • I am keto adapted, although I’ve only been so for a month or two now. I was low carb for a few months before going full keto. I don’t know if you will believe me, but my food allergies have improved drastically, although maybe I should thank intermittent fasting for that. NOTHING makes me sick anymore. I don’t know if my allergies are completely gone because I haven’t been tested, and I probably won’t be getting tested again since I no longer have any symptoms from eating foods that I was previously tested allergic to.

  • I got married to my lovely husband for the past 6 years without conceiving and fibroid was the issue, i took different prescribed medication but could not cure it but my husband was so confident in me and kept encouraging me that one day someone would call me mother, we did not rest searching for solution from different Doctors all they could say was surgery and i was afraid of that then a friend in my office introduced me to Dr. Isah Johnson herbs medicine who sent his product to me which i took and it really worked perfectly, and my Doctor. confirmed me pregnant after 3weeks of taken his product. You can contact him on whats-app: +23465613964 or email [email protected] gmail.com

  • Just about two years of exclusively eating animal products, and this year has been strange, not one cold thus far and I normally have at least two. I want COVID-19 to never go away as it seems to keep me so healthy!

  • Not one severe case of covid in a patient under 75 has been found unless they were vitamin D deficient. And I think everyone on keto knows about D, while many people in the worst hit cities don’t. Compare the German cities and Rome, with the covid-cities! Quercetin, zinc, magnesium etc in the food do matter too. I have some star anise (Tamiflu) in my mouth now, and it works on bacteria and corona viruses too, but does wonders on dental health.

    See the links to the covid-vitamind-D studies in the description under my most watched video!

  • True story! My daughter and I started the keto diet one year ago, 50lbs. lost between the both of us. I promise you, we haven’t had a even a cold, yet.����

  • @ 8:23… She’s counting them under a microscope? Don’t you guys have any computer science department over there? Image analysis algorithms are quite easy, you can even train some AI to improve detection over time. Come on people, it’s XXI century!

  • Keto is not a treatment for cancer. Studies do not support the info in this video. Cancer will eat whatever you feed it just like the rest of your cells.
    Whole foods plant based, avoid animal products and processed foods, that is what the research supports.

  • Thank you so much! God bless! So glad the genetic component of cancer has been largely debunked! Both my parents died of cancer. They had different lifestyle from me. They both were heavy smokers and heavy drinkers, and consumed lots of carbs.

  • This doctor is definitely obese on the (RFM)scale, relative fat mass calculator. I know it because i’m much leaner and obese on it at 25.6. My BMI scale is 24, so i’ll stick with this lousy one. Anyone that’s muscular seems to be obese on any scale.��