B17, also known as Laetrile or Amygdalin, is naturally found in apricot kennels and almond seeds. It is also a highly controversial cancer treatment, with some claiming B17 to cause cyanide poisoning, resulting it being banned in the US. The way I overcame the fear that my mum would be poisoned by cyanide was to understand how B17 would work against cancer cells.
When a Laetrile or B17 molecule meets a cancer cell, it is broken down into 2 molecules of glucose, 1 molecule of hydrogen cyanide and 1 molecule of benzaldehyde. This reaction occurs much more readily with cancer cells rather than non-cancer cells because:
- B17 molecule can only be broken down by glucosidase, which is 3000 times more abundant in cancer cells than normal cells.
- B17 has 2 glucose molecules, and cancer cells have 10-19x more insulin receptors, making B17 molecules attractive to cancer cells. FYI – a PET scan works on the same principle – Radioactive glucose is first injected, and is taken up first by cancer cells, which cause any area with cancer cells to light up
After the reaction, the free cyanide molecule reacts with Rhodanese (an enzyme in our bodies) to derive Thiocyanate, which aids our body in regulating our blood pressure and also promotes the production of vitamin B-12 by our liver. My mum’s original B17 protocol was to have 21 days of B17 IV (Day 1 – 3g, Day 2 – 6g, Day 3 onwards – 9g) and transit to B17 oral tablets. But because she was on her 24 days vegetable juice fast when we reached Day 21, the doctors extended her B17 IV to 29 days before switching her to oral tablets to not tax her digestive system. They also tested her blood periodically for Thiocyanate level to ensure the B17 level was sufficient but not toxic. B17 is not a magic bullet on its own, but it has worked alongside my mum’s other treatment to bring her cancer markers down to normal range in 9 weeks. I don’t know about you but I am going to introduce some apricot kernels and bitter almonds into my family’s diet for cancer prevention! The other complementary treatments (I will slowly write about each one as mum recovers!):
- Raw Diet, Vegan Diet and Juice Fast
- Electro Lymphatic Therapy (ELT)
- Colon Hydrotherapy (Colonics)
- Nefful Negative Ion Clothings from Japan
- Saline Flush, Coffee Enema, Wheatgrass Implant, Probiotic Implant
- Vitamin C High Dose IV
- Vitamin B17
- Ozone Therapy
- Insulin Potentiated Therapy (IPT)
- Exercise with Oxygen Therapy (EWOT)
- Breathing and Pilates Classes