Sunday, 26 August 2018

Understanding the Cancer Treatment Process

The cancer treatment process begins at diagnosis.

Treatment Plans: will depend on the physician's expert opinion based on the diagnosed tumor or metastasis (Tumor Types). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for cancer. Treatment options include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy and more, and in some cases a patient will require a combination to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. It is becoming increasingly common to engage a team of experts to provide the best treatment mix for certain patients; please see Multidisciplinary Care for more information. Each treatment has both benefits and side effects, and a patient's physician should discuss both in depth before proceeding. No matter the diagnosis and recommended treatment plan, it is always appropriate to seek a second opinion.

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Chemotherapy: (colloquially known as chemo) is a treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Medical oncologists specialize in cancer treatment using drugs such as chemotherapy agents. The drugs can interfere with the growth of tumors, shrink or even eliminate the cancer cells. Chemotherapy is often an effective treatment however it can cause side effects because the drugs also affect healthy cells. Side effects often include nausea, vomiting and fatigue but can vary greatly in form and severity depending on the specific drug, cancer type and the individual's reaction. Many of the new chemotherapy drugs now available do not cause the same severity of side effects as the older drugs. Although the side effects are often unpleasant they are not related to the effectiveness of the treatment and generally go away after treatments are finished. Chemotherapy is usually prescribed in a specific number of cycles given over a period of time.

Surgery: involves the removal of cancerous tissue from the body. For some cancers, surgery is the primary treatment and can even provide a cure but it can also be used as a diagnostic tool. Most surgeries are performed in the hospital. The side effects and risks are varied depending on the type of surgery and the patient's health but the most common side effect is pain which is generally treatable.
Radiation Therapy: uses high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. It is often used in conjunction with surgery to shrink tumours before the operation and to mitigate re-growth of cancerous cells post-operation. Radiation therapy can be given externally and internally. Although radiation therapy is a local treatment, it can still damage normal cells causing a range of side effects such as fatigue, swelling and alopecia. These short-term side effects go away after treatment but external-beam radiation can also cause serious long-term side effects such as infertility, neurologic and thyroid problems, and should be discussed thoroughly with a physician.
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Hormone Therapy: fights cancer by changing the amount of hormones in the body to treat certain forms of cancer that rely on these chemicals to grow and spread. Hormone therapy is used for cancer of the prostate, breast and reproductive system, and the side-effects vary between men and women, and depending on the drug.
Immunotherapy: (or biologic therapy) stimulates the disease fighting mechanisms within the patient's body to fight cancer. Research is currently underway into developing and improving immunotherapies such as monoclonal antibodies, which are laboratory-produced substances that block specific protein functions by binding to cancer cells, and cancer vaccines, which train the immune system to recognise and attack cancer cells. The side effects are generally flu-like symptoms.

Targeted Treatments: are drugs that target proteins that contribute to cancer, which in turn target cancer cells specifically, as opposed to systemic drug treatments like chemotherapy. Targeted treatments often have different side effects than chemotherapy which are also generally less severe. Many targeted treatments are still in development.

Adapted from the American Society for Clinical Oncology' s online resource centre Cancer.Net. Please visit Cancer.Net for the full text of this article and other useful patient and carer resources.

*The medical terms and definitions provided here are not intended to replace medical information provided by licensed medical professionals. Please contact your doctor if you require medical assistance.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Most Effective Natural Cancer Treatments

1. The Gerson Therapy and Juicing:

How the Gerson Therapy Works
The Gerson Therapy targets the most significant metabolic requirements in your body. How? Believe it or not, this therapy allows you to reap the nutritional benefits of consuming 15–20 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables each day! Here’s the breakdown:
  • The Gerson Diet – Consisting of eating only organic fruits, vegetables and sprouted ancient grains, the Gerson Diet is exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It’s also very low in fats, proteins and sodium. The meal plan advises cancer patients to drink 13 glasses of freshly prepared juice, eat three plant-based meals, and only snack on fresh fruits each day. Also, the traditional Gerson Therapy recommends consuming raw beef liver since it is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet and extremely high in vitamin B12.
  • Juicing – According to the Gerson Institute, “Fresh pressed juice from raw foods provides the easiest and most effective way of providing high quality nutrition.” The cancer-fighting protocol calls for patients to drink fresh vegetables each day, including raw carrots or apples and green-leaf juice. To preserve the nutritional content, the juice should be prepared hourly using a two-step juicer or a masticating juicer used with a separate hydraulic press. This helps prevent denaturation — when vitamins, minerals and enzymes are destroyed. (Most commercial juicers spin so fast that they heat up juice to the point they are basically pasteurized!)Image result for fresh vegetable juice
  • Detoxification – The Gerson Therapy utilizes coffee enemas as the primary method of detoxing the body by increasing the parasympathetic nervous system. For cancer patients, this may take up to five enemas each day. The importance of keeping the body free of toxins is stressed
The moment a patient is put on the full therapy, the combined effect of the food, the juices and the medication causes the immune system to attack and kill tumor tissue, besides working to flush out accumulated toxins from the body tissues. This great clearing-out procedure carries the risk of overburdening and poisoning the liver — the all-important organ of detoxification, which, in a cancer patient, is bound to be already damaged and debilitated.

  • Supplements – The Gerson Therapy recommends the following organic medicinal therapies:
    • Lugol’s solution
    • Pancreatic enzymes
    • Potassium compound
    • Thyroid hormone
    • Vitamin B12
2. The Budwig Protocol:

How the Budwig Protocol Works
When you replace deadly processed fats and oils with life-giving unsaturated/saturated fatty acids, your cells rebuild and are rejuvenated. Dr. Budwig found that consuming a mixture of cottage cheese, flaxseeds, and flaxseed oil had the best results.
When cottage cheese (which is rich in sulfur protein and saturated fats) and flax (which is high in electron-rich unsaturated fatty acids) are combined this way, your body is able to absorb these vital nutrients easier and quicker.
My “Beyond Budwig” Recipe
Because of the changes in agriculture, I suggest this updated 21st century version of the Budwig Protocol:
  • 6 ounces cultured dairy (cottage cheese, goat’s milk kefir or amasai)
  • 4 tablespoons sprouted and ground chia or flax
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Home Remedies For Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is caused when the cells present in your
lungs start multiplying uncontrollably forming a tumor.
 This tumor can be very painful and can also expand to 
other body parts, leading to fatal consequences.It is a
 deadly disease and also the most common of all 
cancer forms. Such is the prevalence of this disease that,
 every week around 10000 people die of this condition.
 The number of deaths caused by lung cancer in our 
world is around 1.3 million every year, out of which 
around 3000 cases are result of passive smoking.

Lung Cancer Can Be Controlled By Home Remedies

The worst thing about lung cancer is that, there is no permanent cure for this condition and so, the patient has to resolve to chemotherapy and radiation therapies. These therapies are not only painful, but also do not guarantee a complete recovery. They have various side effects too and so, the patient has to go through a lot of mental and physical stress. But, thankfully there are some home remedies that can be of great help in this condition and help the patient combat side effects caused due to treatment of lung cancer and even help in curing this disease.
These home remedies are easily available at our homes. They are very effective in strengthening immune system of the patient. You can use them, but before that, you should definitely consult your doctor, as he/she is your best advisor, in this time of need. Also, as you know, smoking is the main causative agent for lung cancer, so don’t forget to improve your lifestyle and stay away from both, active and passive smoking.

Natural Remedies For Lung Cancer

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Green Vegetables And Fruits
You should take a well balanced diet including sufficient amount of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fibers and fats. For this purpose, you should include more of green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits in your diet. This would improve your digestive system and give boost to your immunity.These vegetables and fruits also help in preventing fatigue, diarrhea and other side effects of lung cancer and its treatment. Including carrots, papaya and other fruits containing vitamin A will strengthen your metabolism and immunity, while including fibers will improve your digestive system and prevent constipation.

Asparagus Juice 
Asparagus juice is also one of the most trusted home remedies for lung cancer. It has the potential to curb the possible side effects of cancer and heal the lung tissues. You can boil a bowl of asparagus roots in water for 10 minutes and then strain them. Consuming this water three times in a day can be very effective in combating lung cancer.

Image result for gingerGinger is very effective in controlling nausea and so lung cancer patients should include it in their daily diet. It also cleans the impurities present in your blood and improves the health of your lungs.

Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and protects your body from external pathogens, which can attack as your body weakens due to cancer. It also gives strength to your immune system, which weakens in cancer and is one of the main reasons for spread of this disease. You can chew 2 cloves of raw garlic daily to get the maximum results, but if you are not able to bear the strong flavor of garlic, then you can also extract its sap and drink it daily.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many medicinal properties and is also very effective against lung cancer. This vinegar added to an equal amount of baking soda can be taken at least twice daily, to improve the health of lungs and control the condition of cancer.

Bicarbonate And Maple Syrup Mixture
Many people claim that bicarbonate along with maple syrup is very effective home remedy for lung cancer. You can mix half teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in two teaspoons of maple syrup and consume it thrice every day. You can replace bicarbonate and maple syrup with lemon and honey also.

White Grape Juice
White grapes juice possesses great healing properties. It is very effective in healing the damage done to the lung tissues by cancer as well as radiation and chemotherapies.
You should preferably prepare this juice at your home from fresh white grapes and consume it twice daily

Fenugreek Tea
Drinking fenugreek tea, made from fenugreek seeds, can also be very helpful for the patients suffering from lung cancer. This tea helps in relaxing the lung muscles and relieves them from the pain.

Eucalyptus roots are very effective in the condition of lung cancer as they have very strong healing power.
They help in healing the lung tissues that have been damaged due to cancer. You can take its root in addition to liquorice root and marshmallows to improve the health of your lungs.

Take Enough Rest
Your body weakens due to lung cancer and this condition further deteriorates due to chemotherapy and radiation. So, it is very important that you give your body all the rest that it requires to rejuvenate. You should take minimum 8 to 10 hours of sleep daily and avoid very stressful exercises. Going on a walk daily and involving into other such activities can also be helpful, as they improve the immune system of your body.
You can use these home remedies to get relief, but it should not be forgotten that lung cancer has to be taken very seriously. You need to visit your doctor and start treatment immediately, as soon as you are diagnosed with this condition. If you are at the beginning stage in this disease, than you can expect great relief from these home remedies, but they are not bad for the advanced stages also.
So, if you are fighting lung cancer, take help from your doctor, follow the medical treatment and use these home remedies to make those treatments more effective and less painful. Also, don’t forget to bring the required changes in your lifestyle and stay away from both, active and passive smoking.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Natural Cancer Treatment

Top 10 Natural Cancer Treatments

Cancer may arise from numerous physical problems including the lack of oxygen to cells, a weakened immune system, excessive acidity and the toxic accumulation of carcinogens (or DNA mutating substances). Many of these problems can be treated and therefore so may cancer itself.
Natural cancer approaches are available but they do require a committed approach to healthy lifestyle changes.  The following 10 natural cancer approaches have been shown to naturally relieve cancer symptoms and limit the spread of tumor cells.

Ketogenic Diet

We can use food as medicine in our natural cancer approach.  A ketogenic diet is rich in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates.  This diet stimulates the production of ketones in the body through a biological process that circumvents the use of respiration within the mitochondria.
Diets which heavily burden the mitochondria with energy synthesis increase the risk of free radical formation and also increase the rate of mutations within cells.
  • Colon cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
Instead, a ketogenic diet reduces the amount of energy which must be supplied from the conversion of glucose found in both simple and complex sugars and therefore also helps alleviate symptoms of individuals with metabolic conditions. Cancer cells thrive off of the energy created from glucose fermentation.  Glucose fermentation is also called anaerobic metabolism due to the lack of oxygenation.
Pastured beef and dairy products, organic poultry, good fats such as coconut oil and avocados, low carbohydrates fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, cabbage, lemon and limes are all ketogenic approved foods with cancer protective properties. A ketogenic diet has been shown to significantly delay the progression of tumors and increase survival rate periods by more than 50%.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

A synergy of health benefits further results when a ketogenic diet is coupled with hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy. Results involve a decreased rate of tumor growth, improved state of ketosis and lower blood glucose concentration.This is a powerful natural cancer approach.
Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy helps to remove two of the major physical problems which contribute to cancer: lack of oxygen to cells and excessive acidity. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment reduces cellular hypoxia, or the deprivation of oxygen to cells and therefore also decreases acidic conditions.
Unlike cancer cells, healthy cells cannot flourish without an adequate oxygen supply. Hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy is an effective strategy to increase the oxygen flow to all cells and organs and also buffer the pH of your body’s environment to better equip cells to maintain their normal functions.

Juicing Greens & Eating Sprouts

Juicing is a highly effective strategy to flood a tumor ridden body with powerful nutrients and antioxidants which equip the immune system in the fight against cancer. Juicing fruits and vegetables aids the digestive tract with a plethora of phytonutrients which can be easily absorbed at a higher rate than the same raw or cooked foods when consumed.
Eating sprouts is another great way to naturally boost the anti-cancer properties of cells by supplying them with a rich abundance of natural antioxidants that inhibit cancer growth. Only a small concentration of sprouts from vegetables such as kale, broccoli and cauliflower is required daily to contribute protective properties.
Sprouts support natural enzyme processes and cellular protective properties including the fight against inflammation, free radicals and cancer. Nutrients found in sprouts include:
Sulforaphane in particular helps stimulate the body’s natural detoxification pathways to remove toxins and prevent the accumulation of further carcinogens. Quercetin is yet another nutrient found in sprouts which has been shown to promote apoptosis, or cell death and inhibit the continued spread of cancer.
Although juice is most dense in nutrients and cancer protective properties when fresh pressed and immediately consumed, preparing juice in advance is also advantageous. Be sure to store juice in an airtight container and in a dark part of your fridge to ensure optimal nutritional benefits. Both light and air oxidize foods immediately after being cut and should be minimized.

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are loaded with healthy bacteria which play a major role in regulating the health of your entire body and mind. Individuals who harbor harmful microbes in their gut microbiomes are at an increased risk for metabolic disorders, disease and various cancers. Some of these cancers include:
  • Colorectal carcinoma
  • Pancreatic cancer; and
  • Gallbladder cancer
Fermented foods contain a type of bacteria known as bacteroidetes which produce a product called butyrate necessary for health. Butyrate has anti-cancer properties and also performs enzymatic responsibilities in assisting the gut in breaking down starches. Some of the best fermented foods which you should incorporate into your daily diet include grass-fed yogurt, kefir, coconut water kefir, kombucha and cultured vegetables such as sauerkraut. 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a critical component of central nervous system responsible for both development and function. Vitamin D continues to astound researchers in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities and is associated with reducing autoimmune complications through limiting natural killer cell secretion during certain conditions such as a woman’s pregnancy.
Perhaps one of the most important functions of vitamin D is its ability to regulate inflammatory pathways associated with cancer and is especially crucial in the proper develop of an immune system regulating protein known as GcMAF.
Vitamin D is required for the body to synthesize GcMAF. GcMAF influences the ability of tumor cells to proliferate and for the very same reason also can reverse the effect of certain cancers including breast cancer. Clinical studies support the ability of GcMAF to treat symptoms of a variety of cancers including bladder, ovarian, head and neck and other lymphomas.


Clinical studies have shown that herbs like curcumin which is created from turmeric are powerful anti-inflammatory agents and can treat cancer symptoms. In fact, these studies show that turmeric exhibits similar inflammation prevention control as do synthetic drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin and over 570 research studies support the ability of curcumin to have anti-cancer properties.
This spice makes an easy addition to a meat marinade or to your favorite sauces especially those rich in good fats such as grass-fed milk which increases its absorption. Curcumin increases the concentration of other important antioxidants such as glutathione and exhibits a strong anti-inflammatory effect on cells by limiting the damage of oxidative stress to organs.


Enzymes in our body are responsible for stimulating normal biological functions which aid in the removal of toxins from the body and also stimulate anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. You may remember your high school science teacher diagraming the several conditions which must be met for enzymes to function appropriately and so you may also recall that enzymes function at a preferred pH.
The typical American lifestyle consists of chronic conditions which degrade these optimal working environments which enzymes function. From the air we breathe, food we eat and lotions we apply we offset the normal pH of the organs in our body and contribute to the development of cancer.
Nutrient dense foods like broccoli are abundant in enzymes such as quinone reductase and glutathione-S-transferase which enable the body at removing debris. Enzymes especially promote the healthy function of organs constantly inundated with toxins such as the liver, stomach, intestines and lungs.  Lemon and lime provide these organs with organic acids which help buffer pH and natural enzymes which promote the body’s natural abilities to metabolize nutrients.
Enzyme therapy has been found to be so effective at relieving the toxic burden on our bodies that enzyme therapy is used to treat individuals who have undergone chemotherapy in order to reduce symptoms of pain, vomiting, fatigue and nausea.
Systemic enzymes can be used as a natural cancer approach by boosting natural immune system defenses such as cytokines, macrophages and natural killer cells which target abnormal growing cells and inhibit further synthesis. Effective systemic enzyme supplements you may consider are Wobenzyme and Proteo Enzymes.

Budwig Protocol

Numerous testimonies surround the ability of the Budwig Protocol to treat and even cure cancers including cancer of the lung, prostate, breast, ovaries, pancreas and even brain. It is a protocol which in part combines organic low fat cottage cheese with flaxseed oil into a mixture called quark along with lifestyle changes which limit the body’s toxic burden. This mixture is believed to prevent and heal cancer and has been researched since 1952 by world leading experts in fats and oils. But how does cottage cheese and flaxseed oil treat cancer you ask?
The concept is that dead cells in our body lack a charge which stimulates proper cellular function. Flaxseed oil is highly abundant in electrons and saturated fats that when combined with a sulfur protein in cottage cheese, a chemical reaction takes place and allows the electrons to enter these “dead” cells to be recharged. These electron rich unsaturated fats improve respiratory enzyme function, brain function and cardiac health and stimulate all glands in the body. The Budwig Protocol diet attracts oxygen into our cells and in this oxygenated environment kills off cancer cells.
Dr. Budwig advised her patients suffering from cancer to consume quark up to 8 times daily and possibly for up to 6 months in order to treat severe and possibly terminal cancers. The following is a recommended recipe to create quark:
  • Mix 2 tbl cottage cheese with 1 tbl flaxseed oil. Preferably, use an immersion blender to combine the two ingredients until a creamy texture results and no visible oil appears separated from the mixture. Consume immediately.


There are major detoxification pathways which your body can undergo to promote healing from cancer. Some of the best strategies to promote the removal of toxins from your body and increase healing are as follows:
In order to successfully remove toxins from your body, you must also heal your emotional health as well. Receiving an aromatherapy massage stimulates the lymphatic system, eases your mind and improves overall health. Essential oils have even been shown to boost the health of cancer patients and relieve anxiety and stress.
Detoxification must be a part of a natural cancer approach.  To learn about other ways to rid of the toxins in your body, read Daily Detoxification Strategies.


The proper functioning of the body’s glands is critical to removing toxins from our body necessary in treating cancer. Dr. Budwig advocated that the sun is a natural source of photons which creates a magnetic field and attracts electrons. She also believed that sunlight exposure stimulates glandular function of the pancreas, bladder, salivary glands, liver and gall bladder.
The sun’s rays do not only stimulate vigor and vitality but they heal the body from the inside out. Consider the idea that each individual’s body acts as an antenna source to capture the sun’s natural photons. Naturally, the electrons in our body become energized and better equipped to heal. Sunlight boosts immunity which better equips the body from defending against foreign invaders and cancer growth.

Bonus Therapy: Beta Glucan

Beta glucans are naturally occurring compounds found in nature but not in the human body. Beta glucan is a complex sugar molecule which supplements the immune system in coordinating well targeted attacks on foreign agents. As a result, beta glucans provide immunomodulation and prevent excessive inflammation resulting from an autoimmune response.
Beta glucans can be found in mushrooms, yeast, fermented foods, as well as indigestible soluble fibers such as oat and barley and should be consumed to help the fight against cancer. Beta glucans activate immune cells in the body such as antibodies, natural killer cells, cytokines, T-cells and macrophages to better target cancer cells. These cells aim to detect and destroy tumor growth.
Research has shown the use of supplementing beta glucan in reducing the growth of cancer cells. Treatments using beta glucan supplementation offers numerous biological benefits. Over 1,000 published articles have cited the health benefits of beta glucan therapy.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Drinks That Help You Lose Weight

Belly Shrink Citrusy Drink

  • ½ cup grapefruit
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • 1 teaspoon organic honey
  • Pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Throw in the grapefruit and pomegranate into Nutribullet or a blender.
  2. Give it a spin and pour it into a glass.
  3. Add honey and a pinch of black salt.
  4. Stir well before drinking.
Grapefruit is very effective for weight loss. It does so by improving insulin sensitivity and post-glucose insulin levels
Pomegranates help reduce inflammation, regulates blood pressure, lowers bad cholesterol, hyperglycemia. All these directly or indirectly lead to weight loss.
Organic honey helps to prevent gut problems, improve cardiovascular health, and reduces inflammation.

Metabolism Boosting Pineapple Drink

What You Need
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • Pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Toss in the pineapple into a blender and blend well.
  2. Pour the blended pineapple into a glass.
  3. Add cinnamon powder, lime juice, and black salt.
  4. Stir well.
Pineapple contains bromelain, which is a mixture of many enzymes that helps digestion, cuts inflammation, and prevents blood clot.
Ceylon cinnamon helps to lower blood glucose, suppress appetite, and improves lipid parameters.
Limes are rich in vitamin C, has antioxidant activity, boosts immunity, regulates satiety and body weight.

Ginger And Lemon Gut Cleanser

What You Need
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • ½ a lime
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the ginger and toss into a blender.
  2. Add cold water and give it a spin.
  3. Pour out the blended ginger water into a glass.
  4. Add lime juice and roasted cumin powder.
  5. Stir well before drinking.
Ginger contains an active compound called gingerol that helps to prevent various gut problems such as gastritis, diarrhea, stomach upset, irritable bowel syndrome and also helps to alleviate joint pain and migraine.
Limes are rich in vitamin C, has antioxidant activity, boosts immunity, regulates satiety and body weight.
Cumin has been found to have anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, and diuretic properties. Therefore it not only keeps your gut problems away but also helps in weight loss.

Active Weight Loss Coffee

What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon grated dark chocolate
  • 1 cup hot drinking water
How To Prepare
  1. Put 1 teaspoon coffee in a cup and add hot water.
  2. Stir well and add the ground flaxseed.
  3. Stir well and top it off with grated dark chocolate.
Coffee contains caffeine, and a recent study shows that caffeine can induce weight loss.
Flax seeds aid weight loss by decreasing insulin resistance and inflammation.
Dark chocolate can increase satiety and prevent synthesis, digestion, and absorption of fatty acids. Therefore you can have dark chocolate, instead of milk chocolate to lose weight.