The Big "C" Word

We all know someone who’s had to hear that big “C” word from their doctor. Cancer is a venomous disease that takes thousands of lives and affects millions of people. Everyone is looking and praying for a way to stop cancer. But what if one was discovered hundreds of years ago?

Laetrile, aka vitamin B-17, or amygdalin is a chemical compound commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Laetrile was found in numerous studies to have beneficial effects on lung, prostate, and cervical cancer.

Commonly found in peach and apricot pits, apple seeds, and other berries as well as some nuts and vegetables, Laetrile is the most purified and concentrated form of amygdalin. Historically, Laetrile has been used to prevent and stop cancer since the 1800s. However, a political cover-up and subsequent faulty clinical trials have kept it from being approved by the FDA. [1]

The famous study that was “covered up” was performed by Dr. Kenematsu Sugiura at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in 1974. Dr. Sugiura found that cancerous mice that were treated with amygdalin had a “definite deduction in the development of mammary tumors – 70% in controls against 48% in amygdalin-treated mice. It also shows amygdalin had a strong inhibitory effect on the development of lung metastases in mice – 75 percent inhibition against 22 percent in controls.” [2] Dr. Sugiura concluded that “Amygdalin (Laetrile) should be legal and available” as Laetrile has the ability to “attack only cancer tissue. It is ‘poisonous’ only to cancer.” Dr. Sugiura is not the only doctor to find that Laetrile can almost miraculously stop cancer from growing.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men. Researchers at the Kyung Hee University Medical Center in South Korea found in 2006 that “amygdalin induces apoptotic cell death in human DU145 and LNCaP prostate cancer cells by caspase-3 activation through down-regulation of Bcl-2 and up-regulation of Bax. The present study reveals that amygdalin may offer a valuable option for the treatment of prostate cancers.”[3] Even cervical cancer can be inhibited by Laetrile. Researchers in the Bethune College of Medicine in China during a 2013 study concluded that Laetrile is “a new therapeutic option for patients with cervical cancer.”[4]

Laetrile has been found to specifically target cancerous cells time and time again, and yet the FDA still refuses to credit these studies or create more clinical trials. Perhaps the cure for cancer has been sitting right underneath our noses.


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