According to Dr. Thomas Lee of Harvard Medical School (1), the ingredients are chiefly an amalgamation of stanols and sterols, and include campesterol, beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol. Studies have shown that a combination of plant based stanols and stenols helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body by preventing the absorption of LDL in food. The active ingredients work by drawing LDL from the bloodstream, then converts the cholesterol into hormones and bile acid. Plant stenols and stanols look similar to Cholesterol and are very effective in blocking the uptake of cholesterol into the body. Research has shown that taking 2g of stanols or sterols from plant sources can reduce the LDL by as much as
Given its ability to treat wounds and stop bleeding, this mushroom is used as a medication for curing hemorrhoids. Other uses of this fungus include correcting certain bladder disorders, as well as dysmenorrhea. In ancient Indian medicine, this mushroom has been used as a diuretic. They also used it as a laxative that helped stimulating bowel
Widely used as an ingredient in herbal teas as well as health and beauty products. The ancient Egyptians and Romans would use chamomile as a remedy for the fever and chills that accompanied malaria. In modern herbal medicine chamomile is a soothing remedy known for its ability to calm nervous tension, dispel restlessness or sleeplessness and for relaxing tense muscles. Lemon Balm Lemon balm has been cultivated around the Mediterranean coast for more than 2000 years. It is a member of the mint family and considered a calming herb.
- Parabens have been proved to penetrate the skin and can found in blood minutes after applied. Parabens also break down into formaldehyde, which is a substance that causes cancer. It has also been proven that paraben has the ability to act as an estrogen which is plays a role in development of breast cancer. Also, it interferes with the function of the endocrine system. Paraben can increase prevalence of early puberty in girls.
CYTARABINE Cytarabine (arabinofuranosyl cytidine or ara-C) is a chemotherapeutic antimetabolic agent, used to treat cancers of white blood cells like acute myeloid leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Its chemical name is 1β-arabinofuranosylcytosine. It kills cancer cells by interfering with synthesis of DNA, when the cell is in S-phase of the cell cycle. It is also called cytosine arabinoside implying that it combines arabinose sugar with cytosine base. Usually, cytosine pairs with deoxyribose to form deoxycytidine (a DNA component).
One of the best known weight loss remedies is Forskolin. It is a chemical that is naturally found in the roots of a mint family plant called Coleus Forskohlii. This plant is a native of India. For centuries, this plant had been used for treating heart ailments, hypertension and asthma. Forskolin extract is also known to treat patients with urinary tract infection, eczema, psoriasis, allergies, menstrual cramps and blood clots.
According to Gerber (2008, p.312) the drugs involved in targeted therapy works initially by preventing the growth of cancerous cells. Targeted therapy interrupts the specific molecules which are required for growth and development of a tumor. It blocks the proliferation of cancer cells. Gerber’s (2008, p.311) studies show that the targeted therapy drugs are used to treat many malignancies including breast, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancers as well as lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myelomas. The main two types of targeted therapy include monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors.
CHAPTER-1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Cancer or cancer chemotherapy Cancer is abnormal growth of cell division that has potential to spread to other body cells. There are two types of cancers. One is the benign cancer don’t spread to other body cells and malignant cancer can spread to other body cells. Cancer chemotherapy is the branch of medical oncology and used for the treatment of cancer. The principle of chemotherapy is that by using of chemotherapeutic agents or drugs, cancer cells can be removed.
4. Drink Green Tea To help detoxification, switch from your regular coffee to green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants that help the detoxing of the body. This is because they boost the creation of glutathione, a carrier - an antioxidant that rids the body of harmful toxins. Green tea also has a kind of micronutrients called polyphenols which make fat-burning hormones that are stopped by toxins.
Lycopene is soluble in fat and synthesized by plants and microorganisms. Regular intake of lycopene containing food reduces the risk of body tumor especially prostate cancer, studies have shown that the antioxidants vitamin E, selenium, and lycopene all reduces risk of prostate cancer. Therefore, it would say that lycopene is very important for cancer prevention, it also reduces LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases. It is a carotenoid and gives red colour to vegetables and fruits. Lycopene in processed foods is mainly in the form of the isomers.