Don’t Listen to Laetrile Disinformation

January 29, 2015

by Paul Fassa, Natural Health Journalist

When I was in high school, an algebra teacher had a favorite saying for confused explanations of assignment mistakes: “A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.” This applies perfectly to the common misunderstanding of apricot pits, bitter almonds, and even apple seeds. To put it simply, “don’t listen to Laetrile disinformation”.

Many think they are poisonous and should be shunned. Why? Cyanide is in them. All you have to do is Google cyanide alongside any of the foods mentioned above and you’ll get a plethora of articles that all support the cyanide dangers from those seeds and nuts. So maybe they’re right, right? Wrong.
Free cyanide kills. But if it’s bound in other elements of a particular compound, it’s not harmful. Some of the little bit of knowledge ilk say that your body quickly detoxes the compounds containing cyanide. Others say that you will get free cyanide when your body metabolizes those compounds. Most concede that it would take a heck of a lot of pits, seeds, or bitter almonds to poison you.

But “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” In this case the fear of fruit seeds and bitter almonds and other nuts is based on incomplete data. The compound containing cyanide is amygdalin.

The Amygdalin Story for Complete Knowledge

Thousands have used apricot seed kernels to eliminate cancer. They didn’t die from cyanide poisoning. But most were cured of cancer without negative side effects. This wasn’t accomplished by consuming a couple every week, but well over a dozen daily for weeks or months, like this guy in Australia as reported by Australian mainstream media. Look for yourself, it’s worth a peek. But avoid the drool cup dribble from cancer “experts” consulted by the journalist.

How come he and others were not poisoned?

The amygdalin compound has four molecules. Two are glucose molecules. The other two are cyanide and benzaldyhide. Those last two are scary compounds, except for a couple of unusual metabolic activities: They are released by and into cancer cells only.
Otherwise, they remain as amygdalin compounds and are passed through. It’s a very clever arrangement. The cancer cells depend on fermenting sugar (glucose) for their energy instead of oxygen.

So the cancer cells attract the amygdalin compounds for their glucose, but are whacked when they metabolize those compounds that free the benzalldyhide and cyanide. The glucose is the sugar bait. Cancer cells contain an enzyme that is not found in healthy cells, beta-glucosidase.

The beta-glucosidase enzyme “unlocks” the amygdalin compound, releasing the deadly toxins within the cancer cell. Only cancer cells metabolize amygdalin. Normal cells do not. Most non-cancerous cells contain another enzyme, rhodanese. Free cyanide molecules are bound to sulfur molecules by rhodanese, creating harmless cyanates that are eliminated in the urine.

This is the little bit of knowledge that those “scary” articles reference when they say a little bit of cyanide is easily detoxed by your body. But the complete function of amygdalin is hidden because the fact that laetrile or B17, a concentrated extract from apricot amygdalins, can target and kill only cancer cells is taboo.
Chemotherapy kills all cells in its path. Patients often die from chemo before the cancer can get them.

Suppressing a Safe Cancer Cure

Laetrile or B17, was developed by San Francisco researcher Dr. Ernst Krebb in 1952 by liquefying and purifying amygdalin from apricot seeds so it could be injected into cancer patients. Dr. Krebb injected himself to assure laetrile’s safety, and Dr. John Richardson proved its efficacy by curing several cancer patients in San Francisco with laetrile.

In 1971, laetrile was banned. Dr. Richardson called on investigative journalist G. Edward Griffin to publicize the merits of laetrile or B17 derived from apricot seeds. Griffin discovered that the Sloane-Kettering Cancer Institute’s laetrile trials leading to the FDA ban were bogus.

Sloane-Kettering spokesperson Dr. Ralph Moss refused to lie about laetrile and left Sloane-Kettering in disgust. He slipped Griffin unpublicized papers scientifically proving laetrile actually worked. This led to Griffin’s book A World Without Cancer, where you can read much more about the amygdalin cancer curing story. And you can watch a short interview of G. Edward Griffin here.

If not promoted as a cancer cure, apricot seeds aren’t banned. They are sold on this site. Avoid refined sugar and its products while attempting to cure cancer with any method. That’s what cancer cells thrive on. Avoid processed foods and red meats also.

This short video gives amygdalin case histories and explains how cancer industry is using seed cyanide phobia to keep away cancer patients


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