Metabolic Therapy Using Laetrile (Amygdalin) For Cancer Treatment
There is no more controversial cancer treatment than using Vitamin B-17 (Laetrile / Amygdalin). And there appears more correct and incorrect information on the internet about Laetrile than any other alternative cancer treatment or cure.
It is a shame medical professionals let their personal prejudices take over when someone mentions B-17, Laetrile or Amygdalin.
Tens of thousands have taken Laetrile to address personal cancer challenges and strengthen their immune system to prevent cancer’s return. Yet it is impossible to get reliable information from medical professionals about Laetrile’s efficacy. Ignorant to a fault, they are unable to admit they just do not know. Instead they pass on false rumors, innuendo and pharmaceutical industry propaganda.
There is a mountain of evidence supporting that Laetrile (Vitamin B-17) works and an equally formidable collection of information stating it is worthless and a sham. That is the landscape I faced when searching for a safe cure for life threatening Ocular fNHL.
As a long term IV Stage fNHL survivor I had already used my so called “Silver Bullet” (CHOP Chemotherapy) 18 years earlier. I also had prior experience previously turning back a serious relapse using a complex alternative regimen of diet, exercise, vitamins and supplements.
This Ocular fNHL challenge was different in it appeared directly attributable to mercury poisoning. Returning to my previous alternative regimen was not causing nodule regression. I needed a protocol that would work and I needed it now. Any regimen chosen had to be strong enough to tackle one nasty cancers and gentle enough it could be taken in conjunction with long-term mercury detoxification.
The more testimonials I read the more I was forced to consider Laetrile in conjunction with a metabolic diet. Known as “Vitamin B-17 (Laetrile) Metabolic Therapy”, the protocol was clearly successful in many follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases. Laetrile metabolic therapy is used by a number of main stream hospitals outside the U.S. And, patients continued the treatment at home following initial hospital administered therapy.
The B-17 protocol I choose has an initial 21 day period of intense treatment during which you verify whether the Vitamin B-17 Metabolic Therapy is going to work on your specific cancer. This was a huge bonus for if the treatment did not work I could immediately consider other options.
During the initial 21 day period if your cancer reacts positively and regresses you then proceed with 3 months to a year of continued treatment. The protocol is gentle enough one continues with their employment and other obligations while undergoing the treatment.
Before proceeding I want to address some of the false information given out by mainstream medical science including the FDA. The first thing most doctors tell you is “you will poison yourself with cyanide if you take Laetrile”.
Certainly you can consume too much of anything. Too many apricot kernels or too much refined Laetrile can produce unpleasant side effects. That said this therapy is based on natural foods. If the guidelines in the B-17 Metabolic Therapy reference are followed you will not suffer any serious side effects.
If you are considering Vitamin B-17 Metabolic Therapy common sense requires taking an initial 1 to 2 weeks working up to therapeutic Laetrile dose levels. This is to assure yourself your research and the therapy reference guide are correct and you are not doing something detrimental to yourself.
I myself had been partially brainwashed by the mainstream medical types myself and approached the therapy rather gingerly.
Starting at 14 apricot kernels I took two full weeks to work up to 35 kernels daily. (For the 21 day proving test I consumed 3 grams of production Laetrile and 35 apricot kernels daily. 1 gram (two 500 mg tablets) production Laetrile at breakfast, lunch and dinner and 7 apricot kernels five times daily before, between and after meals)
At the end of the 21 days two associates, who examined me prior to the start, confirmed there was significant reduction in the size of fNHL nodules in a around the eye socket. Enough reduction my vision was again 20/20 in the affected eye. I also had an active swollen lymph node in my neck that reduced in size by 40% during the proving period.
Most of the technical information in this blog post is from “The Ultimate Guide To VITAMIN B-17 METABOLIC THERAPY” available here in PDF format. If you are contemplating using Laetrile to address a cancer challenge I suggest you print it, staple it and read it carefully several times. My own copy has important sections underlined and highlighted for easy reference.
From DR Francisco Contreras “Amygdalin’s Mode of Action” in the Guide:
…”This cyanide radical is what once made the vitamin controversial, but over the years, it has been proven that amygdalin is completely safe and non-toxic. The normal cells in our organism contain an enzyme called Rhodanese which “Neutralizes” 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 Rhodanese, the amygdalin is activated liberating the cyanide radical inside the malignant cell causing its destruction.”
In my opinion it would be an error to take Laetrile and nothing else to address a cancer challenge. Just like chemotherapy regimens are made up of several agents the “Vitamin B-17 Metabolic Therapy” includes a complete protocol. No cancer protocol works for everyone. You greatly increase your chances for success by incorporating numerous related elements, each of which plays an important part in the therapy.
The Metabolic Therapy in the Guide was derived from Dr. Contreras and the Oasis of Hope Hospital. The protocol suggested has been successfully used for more than 40 years.
Should you desire to start the treatment in a hospital setting B-17 Metabolic Therapy is available through the Oasis of Hope as well as other hospitals in Mexico. Laetrile therapy is also available in the Philippines.
For financial and other reasons I accomplished the therapy at home using oral production Laetrile and apricot pits as a physician or nurse is required for the intravenous form of Laetrile. I have included the Laetrile source I used at the posts conclusion. I have no affiliation or financial interest.
I followed the Metabolic Guide for diet, supplements and vitamins closely with the exception of adding a couple of my personal favorites. (4.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone, Shark Liver Oil instead of Shark Cartilage, 3 grams of Curcumin daily, a daily mixture of flax oil with cottage cheese or kefir and some regular vitamins not on the already extensive Metabolic Therapy list of supplements.)
I also included a couple of additional actions specific to Ocular fNHL/NHL which I will address in a future post specific to Ocular fNHL.
Following the successful 21 day proving period I continued on the Vitamin B-17 Metabolic Therapy for an additional three months. The Ocular fNHL was resolved before the three month period was up but I thought it wise to complete the entire regimen.
A Facebook Friend pointed me to this wonderful interview of 3 medical Doctors discussing the use of Metabolic Laetrile Therapy in actual clinical practice. The playlist will start off in Norwegian but be patient for about 30 seconds. The interview is actually in English and quite enlightening. A rather nice find on YouTube. - Pdazzler
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