Even though it is not easy to believe, the mainstream oncology, as well as the alternative health crowd, has marginalized the properties of a natural, inexpensive, cancer cure.
The miraculous effects of decry laetrile or apricot seeds have been negated due to fear, and have even been considered as toxic elements.
The apricot seed kernels are a natural source of laetrile or B17, and these are legally sold on the market, but as food supplements only. That natural substance source is amygdalin, but it is often falsely said to be a great cyanide poisoning threat.
This compound has four molecules, two of which are glucose molecules, and the other two are cyanide and benzaldyhide. The latter two conduct two unusual metabolic activities: they are released by and into cancer cells only.
In the opposite case, they remain in the amygdalin compound and are passed through. The cancer cells need fermenting sugar in order to have energy, instead of oxygen.
Therefore, the cancer cells attract the amygdalin compounds for their glucose, but as soon as they metabolize those compounds that free the benzalldyhide and cyanide, they are attacked.
Cancer cells contain an enzyme that cannot be present in healthy cells, beta-glucosidase, and it “unlocks” the amygdalin compound, releasing the deadly toxins within the cancer cell. Therefore, amygdalin is metabolized by cancer cells only.
On the other hand, healthy cells contain another enzyme, known as rhodanese. Its sulfur molecules are bound to the few free cyanide molecules that might escape, and form harmless cyanates that are removed through the urine.
Numerous cancer patients have tried apricot seeds in order to treat their cancer and have managed to cure themselves. They consume more than 30 of these seeds daily.
The Sydney Morning Herald article by Jill Stark quoted from March 20, 2010, reports: “Paul Reid should be dead. Diagnosed with a rare, incurable lymphoma, he was given five years, seven tops, by his oncologist.”
His cancer treatment contained 30 apricot kernels daily. The article also provided a photo of a healthy Reid, smiling with a platter rich in fresh organic foods at age 68, 13 years after his diagnosis. He currently consumes a healthy diet and avoids red meat, processed foods, and sugar.
Some Mexican cancer clinics use laetrile along with B-17 tablets, either injected or in the form of B-17 tablets.
Dr. Ernst Krebs, the man who discovered laetrile, called it laetrile B-17 as it is structurally similar to the B vitamin chain. He patented the procedure for extracting laetrile, but he couldn’t get it approved as a cancer cure.
Moreover, there was another scandal around laetrile and B-17, where natural cancer cures get shot down with improper testing or fraudulent reporting, The Memorial Sloane-Kettering (MSK) Cancer Institute in New York City.
The FDA banned laetrile in the early 1970s even though it was highly effective. Dr. Ralph Moss, who was hired by MSK as a science writer then promoted to head of public affairs, and became their PR, refused to spread the lie. He explains:
“Twenty years ago [1974 – this interview took place in 1994] I was hired at Memorial Sloane Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York as the science writer, later promoted to assistant director of public affairs.
Shortly after I went to work there I went to visit an elderly Japanese scientist, Kanematsu Sugiura, who astonished me when he told me he was working on Laetrile (B17), at the time it was the most controversial thing in cancer … reputed to be a cure for cancer.
We were finding this [laetrile’s efficacy] and yet we in public affairs were told to issue statements to the exact opposite of what we were finding scientifically, and as the years went by I got more wrapped up in this thing and 3 years later I said all this in my own press conference, and was fired the next day, ‘for failing to carry out his most basic job responsibility’ – ie to lie to the public about what goes on in cancer research.
Dr. Sugiura, never renounced the results of his own studies [proving laetrile halted cancer], despite the fact they put enormous pressure on him to do so.
When I was at MSK a lot of very weird things started to happen to me, there was this cognitive distance between what I was told, and was writing about treatment, especially chemotherapy, and what I was seeing with my own eyes.”
It was reported that back in the 1960s, Ernst T. Krebs tested early laetrile safety by injecting himself. He died in 1996 at the age of 85. Moreover, there were no toxicity reports on the MSK studies with laetrile, and the conditions of the lab rats were even improved, as they didn’t die nor experience any adverse effects.
Yet, the FDA just could consider it GRAS (generally regarded as safe) but not approve it as a cancer cure.
Logically, the Big Pharma just won’t let this cure enter the market, as it has no side-effects, but it is also inexpensive, and they can forget about their high profits.
To illustrate this, doctors administering chemotherapy in their own clinics pay wholesale prices for expensive chemo and mark it up 50 to 100 percent in addition to their office fees.
On the other hand, you can buy an entire bag of apricot kernels for very little. The main conventional cancer treatment, chemotherapy, destroys both, healthy and cancer cells, and thus leads to the death of patients.
If you experience certain issues after the consumption of apricot kernels, such as queasiness, make sure you reduce the number you consume.
Also, you should reduce the sugar intake and consume a healthy diet. You can also consume a few of these seeds a day as a preventative measure.