Okay, what I'm about to talk about now may be considered crazy. If I hadn't spoken with real people who actually did this stuff and received positive results, I probably wouldn't believe it myself.
A few months ago, I was doing some research on alternative cancer treatment and discovered something called Vitamin B17. This is a vitamin (that mainstream medicine will argue is not actually a vitamin) that is also referred to as "laetrile" and contains the same cancer-fighting abilities as "apricot seeds". Sounds crazy, doesn't it? I only wish I had seriously considered this alternative treatment early in my husband's diagnosis. Maybe we'd be through with cancer by now if I had taken it seriously and done my homework sooner. In the last few months I have come to learn that those treatments that the "establishment" vigorously refutes are the ones we need to be paying closer attention to.
Vitamin B17 (or Laetrile or Amygdalin or Apricot Seeds) works like this. And please, do your own research in addition to reading up on mine. This is just a sampling of information that I've found. A lot of what I'm about to say is going to sound far-fetched. But please don't discount it. For the sake of your loved one with cancer, please continue reading, do a little research to connect the dots and then make a decision as to whether this alternative treatment is for you. Believe me, I wish I had done that a year ago before my husband had a second surgery on his cancer. If we had, I'm convinced he would have been cancer-free by this time.
In 1952, a biochemist named Dr. Ernst Krebb, Jr. in San Francisco decided that cancer was a metabolic reaction to a poor diet, and a missing nutrient from modern man's diet could be the key to overcoming cancer. His research led to a compound found in over 1200 edible plants throughout nature. That compound is amagdylin.
Amagdylin is found with the highest concentration and necessary enzymes in apricot seed kernels. A primitive tribe, the Hunzas, were known to consume large amounts of apricot seed kernels. The hard pit had to be broken to get into the soft kernels. There was no incidence of cancer with them at all, ever. And they had long, healthy life spans. Laetrile was created by simply extracting amagdylin from the soft apricot kernels, purifying it and putting it into a concentrated form.
Amagdylin is a nitrioloside. Nitriolisides are difficult to categorize since they are in foods but not foods themselves. As a nitrioloside, amagdylin resembled the B complex structures, so Dr. Krebb called it B17 since by that time 16 types of B vitamins had been isolated.
Dr. Krebb injected himself with laetrile to ensure there would be no toxic side effects. He conducted further lab animal and culture experiments to conclude that laetrile would be effective in the treatment of cancer. By the way, the FDA standard for drug safety is known as LD 50, LD stands for lethal dose, and the 50 is the percentage threshold of lab animals poisoned to death by the drug tested. As long as the percentage killed is under 50%, FDA will approve it!
Since laetrile is derived directly from a food substance in nature and not chemically developed in a laboratory, it is impossible to patent. And of course it's not toxic. In other words, just as with all natural healing substances, Big Pharma and the AMA can't make a fortune from the substance and from the remedies for the long term side effects. There have been several testimonies from cancer victims who cured themselves by chewing large quantities of the apricot seeds alone.
The seeds are more available to consumers now than laetrile because in 1971 the FDA banned laetrile. Laetrile is difficult, but not impossible, to purchase. The seeds are actually the soft almond shaped, bitter tasting kernels from inside the pits. A few users prefer extracting those soft kernels from the pits themselves. But the soft kernels are available and inexpensive.
So How Does It Work?
Amagdylin contains four substances. Two are glucose; one is benzaldyhide, and one is cyanide. Yes, cyanide and benzaldyhide are poisons if they are released or freed as pure molecules and not bound within other molecular formations. Many foods containing cyanide are safe because the cyanide remains bound and locked as part of another molecule and therefore cannot cause harm.
There is even an enzyme in normal cells to catch any free cyanide molecules and to render them harmless by combining them with sulfur. That enzyme is rhodanese, which catalyzes the reaction and binds any free cyanide to sulfur. By binding the cyanide to sulfur, it is converted to a cyanate which is a neutral substance. Then it is easily passed through the urine with no harm to the normal cells.
But cancer cells are not normal. They contain an enzyme that other cells do not share, beta-glucosidase. This enzyme, virtually exclusive to cancer cells, is considered the "unlocking enzyme" for amagdylin molecules. It releases both the benzaldyhide and the cyanide, creating a toxic synergy beyond their uncombined sum. This is what the cancer cell's beta-glucosidase enzyme does to self destruct cancer cells.
Amagdylin or laetrile in conjunction with the protective enzymes in healthy cells and the unlocking enzymes in cancer cells is thus able to destroy cancer cells without jeopardizing healthy cells. Chemotherapy, on the other hand, kills a lot of other cells and diminishes one's immune system while killing an undetermined amount of cancer cells. Laetrile has been one of the most demonized alternative treatments in this country. Hundreds of doctors have had their offices closed and been run out of business because they insisted on using this effective treatment for their patients. In fact, it's still used in Mexico and Germany as one of the most popular treatments and most effective.
Now, before my husband and I decided to try this treatment, we finally found a website that listed the first and last names of people who had written testimonials on the effectiveness of Vitamin B17 or apricot seeds for their own cancer diagnoses. The website we saw the testimonials on is 1cure4allcancer.com/testimonies.html.
I spoke with a man whose wife had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2001. He doesn't remember what stage she was diagnosed with but, suffice it to say the situation was pretty dire because her CEA rate (cancer rate, look it up) was in 900 something. Unfortunately, this gentleman had just lost his job and they had NO health insurance. After she was operated on, the doctors discharged her and basically told her to get her affairs in order, as they had no insurance to pay for chemotherapy. This gentleman was told by a friend about apricot seeds and since they had no other alternative, they both began having apricot seeds every day for months. Several months later she was pronounced cancer-free. I spoke with this man for about an hour one day. We cried together, prayed together and laughed together. I have met so many Godly people on this cancer journey that I feel so blessed to have met.
Anyway, after speaking with this gentleman and reading a ton of stuff on apricot seeds, amygdalin, laetrile, b17, we decided it wouldn't hurt to try it. So far, Ron has been using B17 AND apricot seeds for about two months now. That, in addition to two other substances that I will talk about in another post, and a week after we started them, he was due for a Scan. I was upset because the Scan was scheduled only a week after we started the alternative stuff and less than a week after he had finished a 3-month round of chemo. I thought it was too soon to get any measurable results and if there were no real results, I was afraid he would get discouraged, lose faith and stop everything. Well, I was wrong.
The results of the Scan showed that his cancer had diminished by 50% in every location! The cancer had spread to his liver and those tumors were reduced 50%. The cancer that had spread to his peritoneal cavity (abdominal lining) were also reduced by 50%! This is significant because it was believed that because the abdominal cavity does not have any blood vessels that serve that particular area, it was believed that the chemo wouldn't reach that area. In this type of cancer, that's the challenge, that the chemo can't get to that area because of the lack of blood vessels there that the chemo can be carried into. That's why people with his type of cancer usually have an 18 to 2-year survival rate.
Now, I'm not going to say that these seeds and B17 is the reason that his cancer is diminishing. We've done a few other things that may be responsible for this, Reiki, positive thinking, prayer, Carnivora, DMSO, H202. I'll talk about these in the next few posts. But I do believe that all of these things may be the reason why things are looking up! Never give up hope!!
Next: More about Carnivora, DMSO and H202!