WeightLess Tonic and Cancer

WeightLess Tonic and Preventing Cancer


WeightLess Tonic and Preventing Cancer

Cancer and Diet
"Saturated fat was not associated with the risk of breast cancer' & 'we found no positive association between intake of total fat and risk of invasive breast cancer". Wolk, A. et al, Archives of Internal Medicine 1998; 158:41-45.
"We found no evidence of a positive association between total dietary fat intake and the risk of breast cancer. There was no reduction in risk even among women whose energy intake from fat was less than 20 percent of total energy intake. In the context of the Western lifestyle, lowering the total intake of fat in midlife is unlikely to reduce the risk of breast cancer substantially." Hunter D. et al, New England Journal of Medicine, 1996; 334:356-61.
The risk of breast cancer decreased with increasing total fat intake (trend p 0.01) whereas the risk increase with increasing intake of available carbohydrates (trend p 0.002)" & "The findings also suggest a possible risk, in southern European populations, of reliance on a diet largely based on starch." Franceschi S. et al, Lancet 1996; 347: 1351-56.
"Sugar consumption is positively associated with cancer in humans and test animals. Tumors are known to be enormous sugar absorbers." - Sally Fallon, Nourishing Traditions 1995 Promotion Publishing. Beasley, Joseph D, MD and Jerry J Swift, MA The Kellogg Report, 1989 The Institute of Health Policy and Practice, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 129.
"Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence that some cancer cells are such incredible sugar junkies that they'll self-destruct when deprived of glucose, their biological sweet of choice"…"Scientists have long suspected that the cancer cell's heavy reliance on glucose, its main source of strength and vitality, also could be one of its great weaknesses, and Dang's new results are among the most direct proofs yet of the idea." - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' news release: Shim H, Dang C, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 1998 Feb 17; 95(4): 1511-1516.

Diet a Factor in One in Three Cancers
1. During a recent European Conference on Nutrition and Cancer in Lyon, France, numerous studies under the heading European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) were presented. EPIC linked dietary factors and lack of exercise to an increased risk of cancer and supported the long-held belief that some food could increase the risk of cancer, while other foods have a protective effect. An epidemiological study of the diets of more than 500,000 people from 10 European countries, EPIC has confirmed once again that eating vegetables and fruits can lower the risk of cancer.(1) However, the same study raised questions about the role of fats and animal products in cancer prevention. Unquestionably, all vegetables and fruits supply the phytochemicals and antioxidants that are protective for all diseases, especially cancer. However, gram for gram, vegetables yield a much higher antioxidant score than fruits do, without the high sugar content (glycemic load) of most fruits. Glycemic load is the amount of carbohydrate in a food that raises the blood glucose at a rapid rate, provoking an excessive insulin response. Previous research has also shown that a high glycemic load presents risk factors for obesity, which is in itself another risk factor for cancer.(2) Several abstracts presented at this meeting also identified insulin, insulin-like growth factors and carbohydrates as risk factors.(3,4,)
2. Other research presented at the Lyon conference showed that fiber is beneficial for reducing the risk of colon cancer and could cut digestive tract cancer by 10 to 50 percent.(5)
1. Bingham S, Day NE, Luben R et al. Plant polysaccharides, meat and colorectal cancer. European Conference on Nutrition and Cancer. International Agency for Research on Cancer and Europe Against Cancer Programme of the European Commission. Lyon, France June 21-24, 2001. Abstract # 0.21
2. Liu S et al.: Dietary glycemic load assessed by food-frequency questionnaire in relation to plasma high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and fasting plasma triacylglycerols in postmenopausal women AM J Clin nutr 73 (3): 560-6, 2001
3. Kaaks R. Nutrition and colorectal cancer risk: the role of insulin and insulin-like growth factor-l. European Conference on Nutrition and Cancer. International Agency for Research on Cancer and Europe Against Cancer Programme of the European Commission. Lyon, France June 21-24, 2001. Abstract #0.14
4. Berrino F, Bellati C, Oldani S et al. DIANA trial on diet and endogenous hormones. European Conference on Nutrition and Cancer. International Agency for Research on Cancer and Europe Against Cancer Programme of the European Commission. Lyon, France June 21-24, 2001. Abstract # 0.27
5. Riboli E and Rorat T. Estimation of the proportion of cancers preventable by dietary changes. European Conference on Nutrition and Cancer. International Agency for Research on Cancer and Europe Against Cancer Programme of the European Commission. Lyon, France June 21-24, 2001. Abstract # 0.33

Herbactive's WeightLess Tonic
Its value has been proved over the years. This tonic is organically made. The extracts are cold extracted in pure spring water as organic tinctures using organic ingredients. Shelf life indefinite no need to keep in the fridge. Keep it where you can best see it so you will take the prescribed dose every day. 500ml lasts a month.
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General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK

• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.


Pregnant/Breast-feeding mothers

Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

Volatile Oils

Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.


A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.

Breast-feeding mothers

A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.

Paediatric Use

Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.

Perioperative use

The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.

From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK


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