Dr. David Harper – 'Ketogenic Diets to Prevent and Treat Cancer (and maybe COVID19)'

Dr. David G. Harper is a science educator, researcher, and technology CEO. He holds a BSc. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in mathematical biofluiddynamics and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in comparative physiology at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Harper is currently an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley and a visiting scientist at the BC Cancer Research Center, Terry Fox Laboratory. He is on the scientific advisory board of the Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition and is a member of the Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition.

As a Visiting Scientist at the BC Cancer Research Centre, Terry Fox Lab, his current research focuses on the therapeutic benefits of ketogenic diets for women with metastatic breast cancer. He has just completed a book called BioDiet: The Ketogenic Way to Lose Weight and Improve Health.
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  1. Are there studies that factor in exercise? Because it seems that if you’re burning your carbs then that solves the problem? Obviously quality carbs, not processed foods.

  2. Got to love the way YouTube has slapped a banner underneath this video to ensure the "official" WHO Covid information gets across too.

  3. Are there any medical studies that corroborate what this guy is saying? He's not a medical doctor so I don't know how credible his video is. I wish it was true but it'd be nice to see some actual medical studies that corroborate his ideas.

  4. 15:43 So Keto isn't effective against leukemia and lymphoma? Is there any more info on this or on the metabolic processes of leukemia and lymphoma in general? Couldn't find anything on google.

  5. This is so true. I keep trying to think of the last time I had a cold or flu. In a house full of kids it’s pretty crazy. Will update if I get sick.

  6. Can keto cure my skin cancer (basal-squamous, so more serious than basal, less serious than melanoma)? If so, any anecdotes to indicate how long it might take? Before the cancer diagnosis, back when I still thought it was psoriasis, I did a 6-day straight water fast. If glucose and glutamine deprivation kills cancer, you'd think that would have been enough to do the trick, or at least deal it a pretty solid blow.

  7. "Were starting to call Alzheimer's type 3 diabetes…". What are you talking about? They've been doing that close to a decade.

  8. I have been keto for two years. I thought I was healthy and was recently diagnosed with mucosal melanoma. I think keto helped keep it at bay but it didn’t stop it. Using keto and immunotherapy to fight it. Interesting no bad side effects from immunotherapy likely because of the diet. Melanoma is not a cancer of obesity.

  9. 8:30 Yep we're a retired [telecoms/electronics/IT] engineer…. Finding the root cause of a problem is what drives me. How stuff really works and if it breaks, what's the root cause and how to prevent it happening again? Talking to my Doctor or my wife's Doctor [or my brother Doctor] drives me nuts. They have no real interest in root cause of problems. Only treating symptoms.

  10. Does anybody know of someone who has tried the suggested type of diet in this video but who has Multiple Myeloma, MM, (cancer of plasma cells found mostly in the bone marrow)? This video gives me some hope but somehow it feels like Multiple Myeloma is a different type of cancer than the more traditional a cancer being talked about in this video (It might be the same but just feels different enough I guess). Anyway, my brother has MM but I don't feel comfortable suggesting to him changing his diet (he does not eat that well and continues to eat sugars and starches). Anybody has any info on research on this or has knowledge of someone with MM using keto diet along with usual treatment with good results? Thank you.

  11. Ego, pizzazz and buzzword fest with frequent misnamings. He added nothing new and blustered through the lack of detail and banality of his slides. The most disappointing keto presentation I've seen.

  12. The first thing they do in the UK before you go for chemo is prescribe you a shake to drink that will put you weight on thats full of carbs and sugar… Its like throwing wood into the fire…

  13. They will NEVER use diet to cure as you can't patent someone's diet… Plus can you imagine if they suddenly told people that they've always known a cure, there would be a civil war because everyone knows someone thats died of cancer… And its hard to drill as 90% of the population believe what they are being told, and trust the doctors to help… Shocking

  14. If they lied about WMD's to get us into war with Iraq, and they lied about recommended diet, what other really big lie have they made laws to not question?

  15. I've been on keto for almost a year now. Thanks to this and lack of alcohol due to the lockdown(my rule always was to only drink when going out) I lost 10kg weight without exercise and all my programming projects(both contract work and hobby) progressed immensely due to having a clear mind. First time in life I haven't been properly sick last winter either, I was always sick every winter at least 2 times, each time a week in bed. Last winter only sometimes I felt like I'm getting sick for 1-2 days but without serious symptoms and then feeling good again without spending a single full day in bed. I think in Autumn I went through CV due to slightly heavier breathing for a week(mostly in the mornings). If that was actually CV then it was really mild. Governments are only funding high carb diets to make people consume more food, consume cancer treatment and die younger to not be a drag on the system.

  16. Thanks for this video. I am from Kamloops and my wife was recently diagnosed with metastatic cancer. I used the keto diet last year to lose 35 lbs and correct a fatty liver and when I was doing that noticed chatter about keto being a possible adjunct therapy for cancer. Your video, especially since it was from from a local source, helped me convince my wife that this was something worth trying at least which we will be doing in combination with conventional medical treatments.

    As a side note, one thing people (including doctors) always seem to say is "eat good carbs". By good carbs they often refer to "health" foods where the healthy part is in the marketing rather than the product (breakfast cereals come to mind). The problem is there are so many hidden carbs everywhere, in my experience, you need to try and "eat no carbs"- you'll inevitably have plenty in your diet even if you are trying very hard to actively avoid them.

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