B-17 from world without cancer
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food."
In spite of the great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumours, cancer continues to be one of the main causes of death in the highly industrialised countries. It is calculated that one out of three persons will eventually die from some form of cancer. Although it is true that surgery and radiotherapy are capable of curing some patients with localised tumours and that chemotherapy has achieved cures in some ten types of malignant tumours, the general mortality rate from cancer has not improved substantially in the last 25 years. Nearly 60 percent of all cancer patients, upon being diagnosed, find that their disease is so widespread that the chemotherapy drugs currently being used cannot be given in dosages sufficient to destroy the large mass due to their high toxicity. Many cannot be exposed to chemotherapy, surgery or radiotherapy because of the undesirable effects. And there are several types of tumours for which there is no effective treatment yet known.
Worldwithoutcancer.org.uk, with great satisfaction, is able to present a vegetable agent whose anti-tumour action was known empirically for many years, but in the last thirty five years has been scientifically proven, primarily through the clinical studies directed by well respected metabolic physicians around the world. Among them are Dr. Ernesto Contreras Rodriguez, of the Oasis of Hope Hospital (Formerly Centro Medico y Hospital Del Mar at Playas de Tijuana, B.C.N. Mexico); Dr. Harold Manner of the Manner Clinic in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico; Dr. Hans Nieper, former director of the Department of Medicine at the Silbersee Hospital in Hanover; N. R. Bouziane, M.D., former Director of Research Laboratories at St. Jeanne d'Arc Hospital in Montreal; Manuel Navarro, M.D., former Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila; Dr. Shigeaki Sakai, a prominent physician in Tokyo, Japan. In Italy there is Professor Etore Guidetti, M.D., of the University of Turin Medical School; in Belgium there is Professor Joseph H. Maisin, Sr., M.D., of the University of Louvain where he was Director of the Institute of Cancer. And in the United States there are such respected names as Dr. Dean Burk, former head of the National Cancer Institute; Dr. John A. Morrone of the Jersey City Medical Center; Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., who developed Laetrile; Dr. John A. Richardson, the courageous San Francisco physician who challenged the government's right to prevent Laetrile from being used in the United States; Dr. Philip E. Binzel, Jr., a physician in Washington Court House, Ohio, who has used Laetrile for over twenty years with outstanding success; and many others from over twenty countries with equally impeccable credentials.
This anti-tumour agent is Vitamin B-17 (commonly known as Amygdalin or Laetrile). According to Dr. Ernest T. Krebs, Jr. its components make it vital for our survival without cancer. The greatest concentration is found in the seeds of the rosaceous fruits, such as the apricot pits and other bitter nuts. Various documents from the oldest civilisations such as Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs and from China 2,500 years before Christ mention the therapeutic use of derivatives of bitter almonds. Egyptian papyri from 5,000 years ago mention the use of "aqua amigdalorum" for the treatment of some tumours of the skin. But the systematised study of Vitamin B-17 really did not begin until the first half of the past century, when the chemist Bohn discovered in 1802 that during the distillation of the water from bitter almonds hydrocyanic acid was released. Soon many researchers became interested
in analysing this extract and so Robiquet and Boutron isolated, for the first time, a white crystalline substance which they called AMYGDALIN (from amygdala = almond).
In the U.S. the Food and Drug Administration has used regulation, not law, to keep doctors in some states from using Laetrile therapy. There is no federal law against Laetrile, nor does Laetrile appear on an official list of proscribed items. The Food and Drug Administration has also used regulation, not law, to ban the interstate shipment and sale of Laetrile by alleging that it is either an "unlicensed new "drug" or an "unsafe or adulterated food or food additive". It is neither. Amygdalin is an extract of apricot kernels, which makes it a food supplement and nothing more. Vitamin B-17 was the subject of great controversy 18 years ago when some of the world's top scientists claimed that when consumed, its components make it 100% impossible to develop cancer and will kill existing cancer. Pharmaceutical companies pounced on this claim immediately and demanded that FDA studies be conducted. Pharmaceutical companies conduct studies on patented chemicals they invent so that at the end of their study, if the drug gets approved, they have exclusive rights to its sale. They never conduct studies on foods that cannot be patented and that can be sold at any supermarket (e.g. vitamins).
Vitamin B17 As a Preventative
Vitamin B-17 is one of the main sources of food in cultures such as the Eskimos, the Hunzas, the Abkasians and many more. Did you know that within these tribes there has never been a reported case of cancer? According to Dr. Krebs, we need a minimum of 100 mg of vitamin B-17 (the equivalent of about seven apricots seeds) too nearly guarantee a cancer free life. Foods that contain vitamin B-17 are as follows:
KERNELS OR SEEDS OF FRUIT: The highest concentration of vitamin B-17 to be found in nature, aside from bitter almonds. Apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, prune.
BEANS: broad (Vicia faba), burma, chickpeas, lentils (sprouted), lima, mung (sprouted), Rangoon, scarlet runner.
NUTS: Bitter almond, macadamia, cashew.
BERRIES: Almost all wild berries. Blackberry, chokeberry, Christmas berry, cranberry, elderberry, raspberry, strawberry.
SEEDS: Chia, flax, sesame.
GRASSES: Acacia, alfalfa (sprouted), aquatic, Johnson, milkweed, Sudan, minus, wheat grass, white dover.
GRAINS: oat groats, barley, brown rice, buckwheat groats, chia, flax, millet, rye, vetch, wheat berries.
MISCELLANEOUS: bamboo shoots, fuschia plant, sorghum, wild hydrangea, yew tree (needles, fresh leaves).
Two rules of thumb: According to Dr. Krebs, the basic concept is that sufficient daily B-17 may be obtained by following either of two suggestions:
First, eating all the B-17-containing fruits whole (seeds included), but not eating more of the seeds by themselves than you would be eating if you ate them in the whole fruit. Example: if you eat three apples a day, the seeds in the three apples are sufficient B-17. You would not eat a pound of apple seeds.
Second, one peach or apricot kernel per 10 lbs of body weight is believed to be more than sufficient as a normal safeguard in cancer prevention, although precise numbers may vary
from person to person in accordance with individual metabolism and dietary habits. A 170-lb man, for example, might consume 17 apricot or peach kernels per day and receive a biologically reasonable amount of Vitamin B-17.
And two important notes: Certainly, you can consume too much of anything. Too many kernels or seeds, for example, can be expected to produce unpleasant side effects. These natural foods should be consumed in biologically rational amounts (no more than 30 to 35 kernels per day).
High concentrations of B-17 are obtained by eating the natural foods in their raw or sprouting stage. This does not mean that moderate cooking and other tampering will destroy the B-17 content. Foods cooked at a temperature sufficient for a Chinese dinner, for example, will not lose their B-17 content.
Laetrile and the Life Saving Substance Called Cyanide by Philip Binzel, Jr., M.D.
A doctor from the U.S. FDA once said that Laetrile contains "free" hydrogen cyanide and, thus, is toxic. I would like to correct that misconception:
There is no "free" hydrogen cyanide in Laetrile. When Laetrile comes in contact with the enzyme beta-glucosidase, the Laetrile is broken down to form two molecules of glucose, one molecule of benzaldehyde and one molecule of hydrogen cyanide (HCN). Within the body, the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell-contains that enzyme. The key word here is that the HCN must be FORMED. It is not floating around freely in the Laetrile and then released. It must be manufactured. The enzyme beta glucosidase, and only that enzyme, is capable of manufacturing the HCN from Laetrile. If there are no cancer cells in the body, there is no beta-glucosidase. If there is no beta-glucosidase, no HCN will be formed from the Laetrile (1).
Laetrile does contain the cyanide radical (CN). This same cyanide radical is contained in Vitamin B12, and in berries such as blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. You never hear of anyone getting cyanide poisoning from 12 or any of the above-mentioned berries, because they do not. The cyanide radical (CW) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) are two completely different compounds, just as pure sodium (Na+) - one of the most toxic substances known to mankind - and sodium chloride (NaCl), which is table salt, are two completely different compounds.
If the above is true, how did the story ever get started that Laetrile contains "free" hydrogen cyanide? It was the Food and Drug Administration.
1. For a more detailed analysis of the theoretical action of Laetrile against cancer cells, see G. Edward Griffin, World Without Cancer (Thousand Oaks, CA: American Media, 1974).
I remember reading in some newspaper back in the late 1960's or early 1970's a news release from the FDA. This release stated that there were some proponents of a substance known as "Laetrile" (I'd never heard of it before) who were saying that this substance was capable of forming hydrogen cyanide in the presence of the cancer cell. The release continued by saying that, if this were actually true, we had, indeed, found a substance, which was target-specific, and would be of great value to the cancer patient. But, the news release went on to say, the FDA had done extensive testing of this substance, "Laetrile," and found no evidence that it
contained hydrogen cyanide or that any hydrogen cyanide was released in the presence of the cancer cell. Thus, they said, Laetrile was of no value.
When it was clearly established some time later that Laetrile did, indeed, release hydrogen cyanide in the presence of the cancer cell, how do you suppose the FDA reacted? Did they admit that they were wrong? Did they admit that they had done a very inadequate job in running their tests? No! They now proclaimed that Laetrile contained hydrogen cyanide and thus was toxic!
So, here is a bureau of the Federal Government which, a short time before, had said that the reason Laetrile did not work was because it did not release hydrogen cyanide in the presence of cancer cells. Now, when they find that it does, they say that it is toxic. When offered an opportunity to present evidence of Laetrile's toxicity in Federal Court, they admitted that they had none. (See Chapter One Alive and Well by Dr. Philip Binzel, available at: http://www.realityzone.com or see Contacts).
Graphic on Action of Laetrile in Cancer (A graphic representation of the chemistry of Nitrilosides in Cancer)
The founder of I.G. Farbin, Co., Leibig, discovered amygdalin in 1822. I.G. Farbin is a huge cartel containing some 2000 other cartels. Krebs discovered L-Mandelonitrile-beta-glucoside in 1922 (extrinsic). Beard sited role of trophoblast in British medical magazine Lancet and in 1904 and discussed intrinsic factor chymotrypsin. It was Dr. Ernest T. Krebs, Jr. who discovered the role of Nitrilosides, the extrensic factor, shown below: Though it has limitations in certain cancers, vitamin B17 may be extremely effective in the most common tumours such as carcinoma of the lung, breast, prostate, colon, and lymphomas. A highly publicised clinical trial conducted by the National Cancer Institute in 1981 tried unsuccessfully to prove Laetrile ineffective and toxic. Today, Laetrile occupies a position on the "front lines" of alternative cancer therapy. "We have found Laetrile to be effective in people that have active cancer", says Dr. Contreras "but that is not its only function, for the prevention of cancer and the maintenance of remission there is nothing as effective as Laetrile. Its non-toxicity permits its use indefinitely in the prevention of relapses and the prevention of metastases. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can only be administered for a limited time, afterward patients are left without any protection".
1) Q. What is Laetrile (vitamin B-17/Amygdalin)?
Laetrile, commonly known as Vitamin B-17 or Amygdalin, is a natural chemotherapeutic agent found in over 1,200 plants, particularly in the seeds of common fruits such as apricots, peaches, plums, and apples. It is a diglucocide with a cyanide radical that is highly "bio-accessible." This means that it penetrates through the cellular membrane reaching high intra-cellular concentrations easily. Cancer cells, no matter the type of cancer, are known as Trophoblasts (See Trophoblastic Thesis of Cancer). These cells contain an enzyme called Beta-glucosidase, also known as the unlocking enzyme. When Laetrile comes in contact with the enzyme beta-glucosidase, the Laetrile is broken down to form two molecules of glucose, one molecule of benzaldehyde and one molecule of hydrogen cyanide (HCN). Within the body, the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell-contains that enzyme. The key word here is that the HCN must be FORMED. It is not floating around freely in the Laetrile and then released. It must be manufactured. The enzyme beta-glucosidase, and only that enzyme, is capable of
manufacturing the HCN from Laetrile thereby affecting the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell. If there are no cancer cells in the body, there is no beta-glucosidase. If there is no beta-gllucosidase, no HCN will be formed from the Laetrile. The normal cells in our organism contain an enzyme called Rodhanese which "neutralises" the Amygdalin. This enzyme does not allow the Amygdalin to release the cyanide. In this way, Amygdalin only serves as glucose to healthy cells providing energy. Malignant cells do not contain this enzyme. In the absence of Rodhanese, the Amygdalin is activated liberating the cyanide radical inside the malignant cell causing its destruction. Detoxification of cyanide occurs, therefore, in normal mammalian tissue through the action of Rhodanese, which, in the presence of sulphur-bearing compounds, converts free cyanide to thiocyanate, a perfectly non-toxic compound. The thiocyanate is excreted in the urine. (See graphic on the action of Laetrile).
2) Q. Where can I purchase vitamin B-17 (Laetrile)?
You may obtain vitamin B-17 (Laetrile) and most of the metabolic products mentioned on this web site through vitamin and supplement companies throughout the world. Please refer to the "contacts" section for sources of vitamin B17 in Mexico and the UK.If you live in the U.S., it will not be possible for you to obtain vitamin B17 due to recent FDA bans and customs restrictions.
3) Q. Why is Laetrile "illegal" or "banned" in the United States?
There is no federal law against Laetrile, nor does Laetrile appear on an official list of proscribed items. The State of California has specific laws against the use of Laetrile for human cancer, as long as cancer is defined as a "space-occupying new growth" or neoplasm. A number of other states make the use of Laetrile in cancer indirectly "illegal" by giving cancer advisory committees the power to regulate the use of any remedies, proven or unproven. The Food and Drug Administration has used regulations, not law, to ban the interstate shipment and sale of Laetrile by alleging that it is either an "unlicensed new "drug" or an "unsafe or adulterated food or food additive." Though it is neither, the de facto (but certainly not de jure) "illegalization" of Laetrile springs from the FDA's regulatory ban, the specific California laws, and the pressure brought against physicians by state boards of medical examiners which control the licensing of such physicians. It is virtually as inappropriate to call Laetrile or vitamin B-17 illegal as it is to construe vitamin C, or niacin as illegal. In California, despite the specific laws, the right of doctors to use vitamin B-17 as metabolic therapy, and without making specific claims as to "curing cancer," was established by court decisions in a number of cases.
At the Mexican border, U.S. Customs has permitted the entry of amygdalin for private use without benefit of even an affidavit for over a decade. Amygdalin is an extract of apricot kernels, which makes it a food supplement and nothing more. Under FDA guidelines, however, any substance that is used to treat a disorder can be classified a drug. In the U.S., it appears as though the FDA has the authority to label ANYTHING a "new drug" when a claim is made for that substance or even suggestions given as to how to take it.
As of 2000, there are different State Statutes in the U.S. that make the the posession and use of Laetrile perfectly legal in some states and illegal in others. The FDA, however, has banned the commercialization of Laetrile in the U.S. by making it illegal to import it for resale, or to transport it from State to State. Therefore, If you are in the U.S., you will not be able to purchase Laetrile.
4) Q. What is the recommended daily dosage of vitamin B-17 for prevention?
While exact amounts of B-17 for a "minimum daily requirement" in cancer surveillance have not been established, the basic concept is that sufficient daily B-17 may be obtained by following either of two suggestions:
One, according to Dr. Krebs, eating all the B-17-containing fruits whole (seeds included), but not eating more of the seeds by themselves than you would be eating if you ate them in the whole fruit. Example: if you eat three apples a day, the seeds in the three apples are sufficient B-17. You would not eat a pound of apple seeds.
Second, one peach or apricot kernel per 10 lbs. of body weight is believed to be more than sufficient as a normal safeguard in cancer prevention, although precise numbers may vary from person to person in accordance with individual metabolism and dietary habits. A 170-lb man, for example, might consume 17 apricot or peach kernels per day and receive a biologically reasonable amount of vitamin B-17. Two or three Vitamin B17 tablets (100 mg) is an acceptable supplemental dosage per day.
And two important notes: Certainly, you can consume too much of anything. Too many kernels or seeds, for example, can be expected to produce unpleasant side effects. These natural foods should be consumed in biologically rational amounts (no more than 30 to 35 kernels per day).
5) Q. What is the difference between apricot seeds and B-17 100 mg tablets when used for prevention? Is one better than the other? Do I need to take both?
Dr. Krebs always suggested that the raw form of vitamin B-17 (e.g. apricot kernels) is better than the purified form when used for prevention. This holds true for any other food: The raw form of vitamin C (e.g. grapefruits and oranges), for example, is also better than the pill. The difference between these two forms of vitamin B-17 is that the tablet is a more convenient method of administration; the seeds have a bitter taste to them and some people prefer the convenience of a tablet. Some people have dentures and simply find it difficult to chew on the seeds. Most people take both. It is completely safe to take both forms as many cancer patients take up to 4 times the amount of seeds recommended for a non-cancer sufferer, and up to 50 times more of the purified form (tablet form). It is not necessary to take both forms but, as stated above, you can get away with doing so while getting a reasonable amount of vitamin B-17.
IMPORTANT: Cancer, patients, however, may require higher, more purified forms of vitamin B-17. It would be impossible to get the amount of vitamin B-17 needed to control existing cancer from the seeds alone. One would have to eat way too many seeds and this may, of course, produce unpleasant side effects (See Phase I and II metabolic therapies).
6) Q. I have been diagnosed with Cancer. Will vitamin B-17 work on any type of cancer?
Dr. Krebs says "yes". Cancer cells all have the exact same characteristics. Cancer cells, no matter the type of cancer, are known as Trophoblasts (See Trophoblastic Thesis of Cancer). These cells contain an enzyme called Beta-glucosidase, also known as the unlocking enzyme. When Laetrile comes in contact with the enzyme beta-glucosidase, the Laetrile is broken down to form two molecules of glucose, one molecule of benzaldehyde and one molecule of hydrogen cyanide (HCN). Within the body, the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell-contains that enzyme. The key word here is that the HCN must be FORMED. It is not floating around freely in the Laetrile and then released. It must be manufactured. The enzyme beta-glucosidase, and only that enzyme, is capable of manufacturing the HCN from Laetrile thereby affecting the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell. If there are no cancer cells in the
body, there is no beta-glucosidase. If there is no beta-glucosidase, no HCN will be formed from the Laetrile (See Amygdalin's Mode of Action).
7) Q. I have been diagnosed with Cancer. What should be my dosage of vitamin B-17, what do I take it with, and how long do I take it for?
"If you have Cancer, the most important single consideration is to get the maximum amount of Vitamin B17 into your body in the shortest period of time. This is secondary to the medical skill involved in administering it, which is relatively minimal." - Ernest T. Krebs, Jr.
Many people take vitamin B-17 and B-17 only, and many people order it as part a whole complete combined metabolic protocol. The ideal thing to do is to always make vitamin B-17 part of a multi-faceted program incorporating numerous related elements, each of which plays an important role in the success of the complete therapy (See Metabolic Therapies).
But for the purpose of answering the question the dosages recommended by Dr. Contreras of the Oasis of Hope Hospital should be as follows:
Initial Phase (Phase I): AMYGDALIN (Vitamin B17) 6 grams, intravenous (Most Effective Method), once a day, for 21 days. (2 vials directly into any vein or catheter) - See protocols. Or: AMYGDALIN 3 grams (six 500mg tablets), orally, per day, for 21 days (See protocols). Along with Laetrile, the OASIS Hospital utilises pancreatic enzymes (proteolytic enzymes), Vitamin C, Pangamic Acid (B15), AHCC (active Hexose Correlated Compound), Shark Cartilage (100% pure), vitamin A (Emulsified), Barley Grass, antioxidants, and other nutrients (see Metabolic Therapy Components). The idea is to help the body fight the cancer very aggressively, without doing any harm to the patient, while strengthening the immune system.
Subsequent Phase (Phase II):
AMYGDALIN (Vitamin B17) 2 grams (Four 500mg tablets), orally, per day, for the following three months, along with all the components of Phase II Metabolic Therapy (see protocols).
After Phase II: Phase III Metabolic Therapy consists of either a continuation of Phase II or maintenance program if the cancer is in remission (See Maintenance of Remission).
Vitamin B17 is water soluble and non-toxic. It is as safe as sugar or water and safer than aspirin. A small percentage of people feel nauseous when taking high doses of it at one time. This is also common when taking too much sugar, salt, or water at one time. If this is the case take less amounts of the vitamin B17 tablets more often throughout the day. If you presently have cancer, you can take between 6 to 10 of the 500 milligram tablets per day for the first 21 to 30 days. If you find that you are getting nauseous, cut the tablets in half and have one every waking hour. It might be a good idea to have some food in your stomach just before taking the vitamin. After the initial 21-30 days of this amount of vitamin B17 a subsequent dose of 4 to 6 tablets per day for the following three months is the proper protocol (See Phase I and II Metabolic Therapies).
8) Q. Is it necessary to have the seeds and the Vitamin together when undergoing metabolic therapy?
Dr. Contreras says "yes". Certain components of the seeds are not included in the purified forms of amygdalin. The seeds are the raw form of vitamin B-17, containing many other nutrients that act synergistically with the purified form to help its active ingredients assimilate into the body. To start, it is recommended that along with the purified forms of B-
17, either intravenous or oral, cancer patients eat one apricot seed for every 10 lbs of body weight. If this dosage is tolerated well, it may be increased to 30 to 35 kernels per day. IMPORTANT: For adults, more than 6 per hour or 30 per day is not recommended.
It is important to emphasise that it is a good idea to have some food in the stomach when taking high doses of B-17 (including the seeds). When eating the seeds, it is also important to eat considerable amount of Nitrilosidic fruits. Such fruits are those which carry these types of (e.g. Apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, pears, cherries). There is something in the flesh of the fruit, which will neutralise the minute traces of beta-glucosidase present in saliva, stomach, and the intestines, which is what may cause some people to feel nauseous.
9) Q. Are apricot seeds made available in the pit or out of the pit? Do we have to break the pits open to extract the kernel?
Most companies make available bags of fresh whole apricot kernels out of the pit and ready to eat. See Metabolic Therapy Components for more detailed information about Apricot kernels. For sources of apricot kernels see Contacts.
10) Q. What should I take along with Vitamin B-17?
If you have cancer it is recommended by Dr. Contreras (One of the Pioneers of B17 treatment and medical director at the OASIS of Hope Hospital) that you undergo a therapy that will equip your immune system to fight against cancer. Their special detoxification program will create what is necessary to get the best results. Along with Laetrile, the Contreras team uses pancreatic enzymes, Vitamin C, Shark Cartilage (100% pure), vitamin A (emulsified), pangamic acid (vitamin B-15), antioxidants, nitrilosidic foods (apricot kernels) and other nutrients (see Protocols). Every one of these nutrients plays an important role in the success of the complete therapy. Pancreatic enzymes, for example, occur naturally in pineapple and papaya among other foods. They are also produced by our pancreas and aid in the digestion of animal protein. Their job is to help burn away the negative protein coating that surrounds and protects the cancer cell making it vulnerable to your immune system.
The purpose of metabolic therapy is mainly to restore wellness. Unfortunately, by the time most cancer patients seek alternative medicine their bodies have suffered extensive damage due to the effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or the cancer itself. Because of this, other nutrients should be considered to help significantly in restoring wellness. Joint Fuel, Bone Meal, and Bovine cartilage may help build up the bones again if you have had bone cancer. Maitake and Shittake mushrooms (the most scientifically studied mushrooms) have been found to have an antiviral substance called lentinan, which stimulates the body's immune system and deactivates viruses. Other nutrients which have been extensively researched for cancer therapy include the ESSIAC Formula, AHCC, coenzyme Q10, grape seed extract, cat's claw, IP-6, colloidal minerals, vitamin E, Ginger, Beta Carotene, Multivitamin/minerals, Antioxidants, Hydrazine sulphate, echinacea, milk thistle, melatonin, noni, and raw thymus, most of which are available through vitamin companies. It is common knowledge among scientists and holistic doctors that combinations of therapies are more effective than just one. You may customise your metabolic treatment based on your specific needs (See Metabolic Therapy Components for specific information on metabolic products).
11) Q. How can I get the intravenous form of B-17 administered?
Any nurse or doctor can simply make a house visit and administer this form of B-17. It is completely safe and non-toxic and does not produce any side effects. You can simply ask a nurse or doctor friend or relative who is willing to give you the injections to do it. It is important that you find someone who agrees to give you the injections before you purchase this form of B-17. Some sources of B17 may not issue credits or refunds on injectable
formulas or specially imported products. If you would like information on the OASIS of Hope Hospital in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico (10 minutes south of San Diego, CA, USA), you may visit them on the web athttp://www.oasisofhope.com or Phone UK (44) 01702 480934 (see Contacts).
The best effects from Laetrile use seem to be when it is used as part of a bask nutritional or metabolic therapy which also involves the administration of other vitamins, certain enzymes, and a diet from which animal protein has been mostly removed (See OASIS Phase I and II Metabolic Therapies).
12) Q. Are there any risks in getting the injectable form of vitamin B-17 administered? I am a qualified medical professional, what is my risk in administering it to a loved one?
The question should be "what is the risk in not getting it administered?", or, "what is the risk of not giving it to my loved one?". This form of vitamin B-17 is not only safe and non-toxic. Sugar or water are more toxic. On the contrary, a majority of Laetrile-treated patients report positive responses, ranging from an increase in the feeling of well-being and even a brighter outlook on life, to such noticeable reactions as an increase in appetite, weight gain and, frequently, restoration of natural colour, reduction or elimination of cancer-connected pain and of cancer-caused fetor (see success stories).
13) Q. Can I Take Vitamin B17 with chemotherapy or radiation, or if I am scheduled for surgery?
Metabolic physicians agree that under the above orthodox treatments metabolic therapy is not only recommended but also absolutely necessary. Orthodox doctors use chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery in an effort to get to the cancer while often times causing severe damage to the body's organs and defence mechanisms (see The 4 Optional Modes of Cancer Therapy). Cancer, by definition, is a Chronic Metabolic disease and must be treated as such. The word "chronic" means that once it manifests, it will continue to remain uncontrolled and uncorrected if it does not get taken care of. "Metabolic" simply means that the only way to take care of it is with factors, water- and oil-soluble, normal to the diet. The problem with orthodox treatments is that they do not target the underlying cause of the problem but its symptom. Metabolic therapy, on the other hand, targets the nutritional deficiency factor that keeps the body from fighting the cancer while strengthening the immune system.
Ideally, you should ask your doctor what their success rate is with chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery for your specific type of cancer. Ask him to give you true statistics. You may even ask him to show you the description of the drugs you are about to become exposed to in a PDR (Physician's Desk Reference). It is important to know beforehand whether these treatments will actually help you or hurt you. *In some cases, though, the treatment becomes worse than the disease itself. **If you are about to have surgery, or even a biopsy, where the cancer cells are going to be disturbed, it is imperative that you take vitamin B-17 to kill the remaining free cells (seeThe Truth About Surgeries and Biopsies). Vitamin B-17 can only help and will definitely not hurt.
*Clinical Oncology for Medical Students and Physicians, op. cit, pp.32 , 34 *Spontaneous Regression of Cancer: The Metabolic Triumph of the Host!", op. cit.,pp. 136, 137.
14) Q. I have undergone chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Can vitamin B-17 still help me?
Dr. Krebs says "yes", but remember this: Vitamin B-17 metabolic therapy will go into the body to help your immune system fight the cancer without doing any harm to you. What it may not do, is correct the irreparable damage sometimes caused by excessive chemotherapy or radiation, or by the cancer itself. According to Dr. Krebs, anyone at any stage is a candidate for metabolic treatment.
15) Q. How long does it take to see results? How long will it take to rid my body of cancer?
There are two kinds of results that are usually observed while undergoing Laetrile Metabolic Therapy. These can be classified as both subjective and objective:
Subjective results are usually seen immediately after beginning treatment: These include decrease of pain, indicated by a decrease in the amount or frequency of the use of narcotics or sedatives, increase in the sense of well-being, increased appetite, disappearance of fetor from lesions, increased energy or endurance, increase in weight, and increase in muscle strength.
Objective results include improvement in blood and urine chemistry, increased tissue repair, decrease of tumefaction, decrease in the output of presumptive chorionic gonadotrophin in the serum or urine, and total regression of all symptoms of the disease. Objective results can take between 3 weeks to 4 months to manifest. The time needed to develop the maximum response is four months to over a year.
"Overall, the cancer cells become affected immediately", says Dr. Krebs, "In certain cases, as with bone and brain cancer, it takes a little longer for the vitamin to absorb deep into the body" (see Notes on the Behaviour of Tumours Under Vitamin B17 Therapy). According to Dr. Krebs skin cancers react the quickest: "Within one week a noticeable difference is seen and in many cases complete regression of all symptoms is achieved in less then three weeks. Carcinomas can take a few months to shrink, and, in some cases, cervical cancer has been noted to completely regress in less than three weeks."
16) Q. I am a cancer survivor; what is the recommended maintenance dose of vitamin B-17?
According to Dr. Krebs, a severe cancer crisis brought under control may be maintained in a quiescent state by the oral administration of 1 gram (1000 mg) of Vitamin B-17 daily. However some patients claim to feel better or safer with a 1.5 to 2.0 grams of B-17 daily. Such dosage is determined by the patient's sense of well being, gain in strength, increased appetite, weight gain, and psychological improvement with reduction of anxiety and nervousness, with exhibition of a more nearly normal degree of optimism and interest in his environment.
Abnormal situations, stress or ill health of any kind have been known to be followed by a renewed outbreak or progression of the cancer process in some patients. Patients in whom the cancer is under control should be aware of these possibilities. When a cancer crisis has been successfully controlled for more than two years, with patient showing good objective responses in weight gain, increased strength, return to a more nearly normal state of activity and vigour, with negative CGH urine tests, and with an improvement in x-rays or other objective evidence, the maintenance dose may be reduced to dietary levels of nitriloside of at least 500 milligrams of Vitamin B-17 per day.
17) Q. What is the success rate with my specific type of cancer?
Success rates for specific types of cancer are determined based on the stage of the cancer and/or the possible damage caused by the effects of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or the cancer itself. Vitamin B-17 can only help you and not hurt you. If you have just been
diagnosed the ideal thing to do is to start metabolic therapy immediately. Dr. Krebs claimed a 98% success rate with Virgin cases (Primary cancers, non metastatic, where the patient has not had chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery). In cases where the patient has been exposed to chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery, it depends on how far the cancer has spread and what damage has been caused to the body by these treatments. In either case it is imperative to start vitamin therapy in order to correct the nutritional deficiency factor that allowed the disease to take over.
In conclusion, if you are able to eat, hold food down, urinate and defecate properly, you are coherent, and your bodily functions are normal, you are a perfect candidate for metabolic therapy.
18) Q. Why don't medical doctors use vitamin B17?
The answer to this question goes far beyond what we could possibly answer in this small section. Mr. G Edward Griffin has dedicated the entire second part of his book to "The Politics of Cancer Therapy", which shows with great detail examples of dishonesty and corruption in the field of drug research; a close look at the first major study which declared Laetrile (vitamin B17) "of no value;" proof that the study was fraudulent; the FDA's ruling against the use of Laetrile because it had not been tested; and the refusal then to allow anyone (except its opponents) to test it.
He also makes available an audio cassette titled "The Politics of Cancer Therapy", a review of the science of cancer therapy; a summary of the politics of cancer therapy; the early history of the I.G. Farben chemical and pharmaceutical cartel; the cartel's early success in the United States; and its "marriage" with DuPont, Standard Oil, and Ford. The drug cartel's influence over the nation's medical schools; the drug-oriented training given to all medical students; and the use of philanthropic foundations to obtain control over educational institutions. You may obtain this audiocassette from Mr. Griffin at http://www.realityzone.com
In conclusion, most doctors are obligated to use only those treatments that they're allowed to administer, even if they are not successful. Most doctors are not trained on how to prescribe "nutrition" as a way to treat disease. They only learn to treat the "symptom" while leaving the underlying cause of the problem uncontrolled and uncorrected. To fully educate yourself, start with Mr. Griffin's book "World Without Cancer". It can be bought on the Internet at http://www.realityzone.com. This book is one of a few that tell the true story of vitamin B17 and will guide you into further research that proves the simple answer to cancer 100%.
19) Q. The fact that cancer is a metabolic disease, what role does pollution have in that process?
Pollutants harm the liver and the liver is a great detoxifying organ of the body. If the liver is detoxifying an excess of estrogen, for example, and capacity of the liver is impaired by pollutants, the estrogen levels then may reach a concentration sufficient to induce cancer. When eating apples that have been sprayed with arsenic and we eat enough of these apples; the arsenic may produce hepatic cirrhosis, which may impair the capacity of the liver to detoxify certain carcinogens and thereby contribute to the development of cancer. If we are receiving a very high concentrating of Vitamin B17 this will offset the possibility of developing cancer, but these pollutants still can kill us by producing cirrhosis of the liver and destroying other vital cells.
20) Q. Is Vitamin B17 helpful against the devastating effects of excessive quantities of environmental or medical radiation?
No, and the reason for it is common sense. Throughout history the presence of radiation in such high concentrations was never anticipated. The organism may be beset with such onslaught and there are no mechanisms including Vitamin B-17, which can reverse the deadly effects of such excess radiation. These are some of the most devastating assaults that living tissues can sustain because not only do they affect the individual of one generation, but they may cripple, if not extinguish the immortal germ plasma, on which the continuity of the species itself relies.
21) Q. If we are supposed to eat seeds, why aren't we supplied with teeth for breaking through the pits?
There are societies that have not become too corrupted by the sophistication of modern technology. These people are capable of biting through the pit. We have even seen dogs break the pit and eat the seeds. Squirrels, chipmunks, bears, and higher primates such as monkeys ordinarily do it. Curators of zoos tell us when monkeys and apes are thrown fresh apricots, peaches and plums, in time, if they are thrown enough of them, they cease eating the sweet sugary fruit and they begin hoarding the pits. They manage to break open those pits. Primates will take them in hand and hammer them against a piece of concrete. Eating these seeds is universal among the nomads and among the higher animals.
22) Q. How do you keep the seeds once they are out of the pit?
You may keep the seeds indefinitely if you keep them sealed and under refrigeration. If you don't keep them under refrigeration the Vitamin B17 won't deteriorate, but the unsaturated fatty acids will turn rancid spoiling the seeds after a few months.
23) Q. Would there be a problem with the other drugs I am taking for pre-existing conditions (Diabetes, high cholesterol, ulcer, high blood pressure, etc)? I am currently taking: Lipitor, Glynase, Ranitidine, and occasionally Tylenol 3.
Metabolic physicians agree that cancer is a local manifestation of a systemic or metabolic disease. This means that some of those pre-existing conditions may have contributed to the formation of your malignancy. Metabolic therapy is meant to treat the entire body, not just the disease.
The answer to the question is yes, your can undergo metabolic therapy without it interfering with any of the drugs you are currently on. There is no substance yet known that can cause an adverse reaction with Laetrile. Remember, Laetrile is not a drug but a vitamin or food supplement.
The idea is to get metabolic therapy to make you well enough so that you do not have to depend on those medications for the rest of your life.
24) Q. I wonder though, are there documented cases of this treatment failing? All I see are miraculous healings, but are there cases where B-17 just isn't enough?
Yes. Unfortunately, by the time many patients seek alternative therapies, they have already gone through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and there is already extensive damage caused by these orthodox treatments and even the cancer itself. And by the time some people hear about the healing properties of vitamin B-17 it is already too late. B-17 is simply a natural metabolic agent that, under the right circumstances, will help the body get rid of cancer when used as part of a bask nutritional or metabolic therapy which also involves the administration of other vitamins, certain enzymes, and a diet from which animal protein has been mostly
removed. It is not to be mistaken for a magic pill that will wipe out cancer and rebuild you a new body.
25) Q. If vitamin B-17 kills cancer-using cyanide, is it possible for the cyanide to kill normal cells?
Absolutely Not. Research shows that the normal cells in our organism contain an enzyme called Rodhanese which "neutralises" the Amygdalin. This enzyme does not allow the Amygdalin to release the cyanide. In this way, Amygdalin only serves as glucose to healthy cells providing energy. Malignant cells do not contain this enzyme. In the absence of Rodhanese, the Amygdalin is activated liberating the cyanide radical only inside the malignant cell causing its destruction (for more information see Laetrile and Cyanide).
26) Q. What do you have to say about articles published on the Internet such as "The Rise and Fall of Laetrile", by Benjamin Wilson, M.D. and Stephen Barrett, M.D. (founder of Quackwatch)?
Several articles have been posted on the Internet to discredit Laetrile making it obvious that one of the two parties involved here is wrong. We have dedicated sections of our web-site to rebut all of these allegations allowing you to be the judge. We would like to invite you to read our section
titled "Success Stories" and see for yourself.