The 6 Foods That Can Cause Cancer – Dr. Berg Explains

Learn the six common foods that can potentially cause cancer and how to reduce your cancer risk.



0:00 Introduction: 6 foods that can potentially cause cancer
1:12 What triggers cancer?
2:25 6 foods that may cause cancer
6:51 Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) foods that are unhealthy

Today, I want to cover the six main foods that can potentially cause cancer. However, many other factors can trigger cancer, including:
• Exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides, radon, and cleaning chemicals
• Old age and age-related changes in the body's cells
• Viruses, fungi, parasites, and bacteria
• Pollution

Six foods that may cause cancer:
1. Alcohol: Chronic alcohol exposure can damage your mitochondria, which can lead to cancer.

2. Trans fats: These are artificially produced fats commonly found in fried foods and processed snacks. They have been linked to an increased risk of cancer and other health issues.

3. Burnt or charred meat: Harmful chemicals such as heterocyclic amines (HCA) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) can be formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures. These have been linked to various types of cancer. Add garlic or rosemary to your meat while cooking to reduce your risk.

4. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs): These are compounds formed when protein and sugar are heated together. Foods high in AGEs include barbecued meats, fried foods, and ice cream.

5. Processed meats: These can contain nitrates, which have been associated with an increased risk of cancer. It's important to note that grass-fed and grass-finished meat differs from processed meat. Therefore, it's important to choose quality sources of meat.

6. Ultra-processed or junk foods: These foods are highly refined and are high in sugar, unhealthy fats, and chemicals. They can cause inflammation and deplete our vitamin and mineral reserves.

It’s important to look out for Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) foods that are unhealthy, such as:
• Maltodextrin
• Modified starch
• High fructose corn syrup
• Corn oil
• Soy oil
• Canola oil
• Corn syrup

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Remember to choose nutritious, unprocessed foods to help reduce your risk of cancer. I'll see you in the next video!


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  1. @Annabelle-wl1go on March 1, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    Professionalism standing tall among mainstream media; a beacon of excellence.👅

    • @matthewhoffman6749 on March 1, 2024 at 6:35 pm

      Nice avatar. Stand tall?? 😂😮

  2. @dealvaabel6710 on March 1, 2024 at 1:09 pm


  3. @CLYDESDALEDUBD on March 1, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    I’ve been preparing my steaks in an air fryer and have had some people comment that I need a good char on them. I’m not glad I wasn’t charring them too much, and also happened to be adding rosemary & other fresh herbs while cooking. I guess I’ll just keep doing what I’ve been doing, maybe without even charring them. Thank you again, Dr. Berg.

    • @dannyormonde6724 on March 1, 2024 at 1:14 pm

      The air fryer is lined with Teflon.

    • @aaaaaaaaa52 on March 1, 2024 at 1:28 pm

      It’s the mylar effect.

    • @TheFirstBubbaBong on March 1, 2024 at 1:29 pm

      @@dannyormonde6724Teflon is stable until 800 degrees. Teflon gets a bad rap because when you over heat Teflon it creates hydrofluoric acid and that is very deadly.

    • @riobabic8960 on March 1, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      Air fryers are great !

    • @blueseptember2174 on March 1, 2024 at 1:52 pm

      ​@@dannyormonde6724some air friers have a ceramic coating but not all

  4. @michaellajones2544 on March 1, 2024 at 1:12 pm

    The greatest! Thank you sir for what you do! May God Almighty continue to protect you and give you more wisdom ❤

  5. @laurastrobel718 on March 1, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    I knew these things but thanks for the video to enlighten others. Happy March 🍀🌞

  6. @amesharama9324 on March 1, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    You have wholeheartedly changed my entire life. Blessings on you Dr Berg always

  7. @Dr._Wan___PharmD on March 1, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    We reside in a gigantic laboratory which chemically engineers numerous foods, nutrients and supplements that speed up our demise. It’s up to us to become more educated and cognizant about what we consume. Knowledge is power!

    • @bradbeckett6189 on March 1, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      You can say it in a nicer way 😊 instead of the word demise

    • @judyfoster5732 on March 1, 2024 at 3:03 pm

      But it’s the truth! I didn’t feel it was a negative term at all. We need to start growing our own food and trading with each other. ❤🌎​@@bradbeckett6189

    • @user-kv1kj9pn8p on March 1, 2024 at 4:21 pm

      ​@@bradbeckett6189Why sugarcoat it (pun unintended)? It’s precisely what’s happening.

    • @dougreed2257 on March 1, 2024 at 5:23 pm

      Well said👍🙂

    • @dougreed2257 on March 1, 2024 at 5:24 pm

      ​@@bradbeckett6189 WHY??head out of sand please,its true!

  8. @giudittalucia9545 on March 1, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg for providing these videos that are extremely easy to understand! God bless you for taking time to do this! ❤🙏🏼

  9. @helios4425 on March 1, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    I find it odd that Meat consumption in America has decreased in the last 60 years but cancer and mostly colon cancer has increased. Maybe it is not the meat but lack of exercise and junk food.

    • @Vincent-gl7bs on March 1, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      I thought that this couldn’t be right and googled it, and sure enough I found a lot of graphs showing meat consumption per capita rose.

    • @DanCantStandYA on March 1, 2024 at 2:43 pm

      @@Vincent-gl7bs We cannot trust google for info regarding our health.

    • @cbsharpe0824 on March 1, 2024 at 3:07 pm

      Probably non grass-fed meat along with other products that has seed oils and/or inflammatory oils that plays a role in the increased cancer rates. Just check out the foods that have “bio engineered” products in them. It’s really sad and appalling.

    • @ktg8670 on March 1, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      I’m wondering if cancer has also increased in the US due to the fact that the people who still are eating meat typically eating larger portions? If you refer to the “typical serving of food” from 25 or 30 years or more, most Americans are eating larger serving sizes…I’ve noticed this whether we are talking about meat, sweets, even bread. I saw a documentary on serving sizes of restaurants from several decades ago and it was compared to recent years…bigger portions.

    • @TheLoveweaver on March 1, 2024 at 3:10 pm

      Its probably barbecue.

  10. @thelearningprocess9947 on March 1, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you for fighting the fight for our generations… every person that you truly wake up is a saved generation when they pass on the knowledge.

    • @Drberg on March 1, 2024 at 2:07 pm

      Very glad to be of help.

  11. @tinacox9526 on March 1, 2024 at 1:45 pm

    Awesome info video we did keto for 2 years and now doing carnivore diet to improve hubby health thanks

  12. @a.williams45 on March 1, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    Great insightful information, Dr Berg. Thank you 🙏🏻

    • @Drberg on March 1, 2024 at 2:04 pm

      Most welcome! Glad you found it helpful.

  13. @randomvintagefilm273 on March 1, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    1. Alcohol
    2. Trans fat – partially hydrogenated
    3. Burnt or charred meat
    4. Proteins&Sugar under heat (BBQ ribs)
    5. Processed meats (has nitrates)
    6. Ultra processed foods (junk foods) dyes, chemicals etc.

    • @Meatmanmark75 on March 1, 2024 at 2:24 pm

      Grain bread carbs, don’t forget carbs the human body does not need them.

    • @bryanpark5321 on March 1, 2024 at 2:27 pm

      @@Meatmanmark75what you talking bout?? Carbs are important for the body. Our body needs fats, carbs & proteins

    • @DanCantStandYA on March 1, 2024 at 2:45 pm

      add ice cream to number 4

    • @DanCantStandYA on March 1, 2024 at 2:46 pm

      @@bryanpark5321 no such thing as an essential carbohydrate. there are essential fatty acids and essential amino acids. Expand your horizons

    • @bryanpark5321 on March 1, 2024 at 2:54 pm

      @@DanCantStandYA who said there was such thing as an essential carb?? . Just said that our bodies need 3 elements which are Fats, “carbs” & proteins. You can’t deny that no matter how hard you try.

  14. @jeaniecurry4512 on March 1, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    The sad part is a lot of those processed food and Seed oils GMOs are banned in other countries only in the United States can you get all that garbage

    • @charleneh8765 on March 1, 2024 at 2:07 pm

      Because this benefits our pharmaceutical industry!

    • @imFruzzy on March 1, 2024 at 4:00 pm

      I lived in western Europe most of my life and was diagnosed with Celiac (can’t eat gluten) at a young age. Every time I had a little bit my stomach went crazy. Here in Russia the grains don’t bother me at all and I even took a new test for Celiac while visiting my home country, and now they can’t find any signs of it! So I think people need to start rising up against big pharma for sure and demand clean food.

  15. @marysh3840 on March 1, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    I appreciate your efforts in educating us to have a healthy life. Wish you the best.

  16. @Kimberly.Storyteller on March 1, 2024 at 2:41 pm

    It’s all so overwhelming to keep up with–I just follow my Keto diet and hope for the best.🖤

  17. @MarieWilliams027 on March 1, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for raising much needed awareness, Dr Berg 🙏🏻❤

    • @Drberg on March 1, 2024 at 3:45 pm

      No problem. Glad to share this video. Thanks for always watching my videos.

  18. @arunabhsingh5448 on March 1, 2024 at 2:56 pm

    This is one of the reasons Indian cuisine is the healthiest in the world. I dont mean westernized restaurant indian cuisine but home cooked Indian cuisine with dal, ghee , various vegetables, herbs and spices.

    • @patriciaoreilly8907 on March 1, 2024 at 5:24 pm

      I like Indian food but avoid as extremely oily & chemical colourings & very funny with clean kitchen & hygiene another reason I tend not to go to restaurants unless by recommendation & hygiene awards.

  19. @apocalypse9347 on March 1, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    Superb video!
    Another trigger: trauma and chronic stress.
    Thanks again for all you do.
    Peace love and blessings 💫

    • @Drberg on March 1, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you for always watching my videos. Take care.

    • @fresiamaldonado3609 on March 1, 2024 at 5:29 pm

      Trauma and chronic stress , Mind/ spiritual issues.

  20. @craftymarian on March 1, 2024 at 3:50 pm

    I started KETO 3 years ago. I decided to splurge and ate a bunch of junk food. I actually had to take a sick day because I felt so bad the next day. That was really an eye opener!

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