You may be too scared to try apple or apricot seeds, bitter almonds or cherry pits. It’s the cyanide content that freaks you out, right? But, the latest research will change your mind for good. Well, “latest” may not be the right word, because this theory has been here since the 1950s.
Cyanide is deadly, but not in the way it’s used in the treatment of cancer. Convincing others that cyanide will only kill you is a simple act of ignorance. It would take too many seeds before the cyanide contained in them kills you.
As they say, “ignorance is your worst enemy.” This fear has kept people away from the secret for too long. Apple/apricot seeds or bitter almonds won’t kill you. Have you ever heard of amygdalin?
Amygdalin has two glucose molecules, and one molecule of cyanide and benzaldehyde each. If this sounds too scary for you, maybe you’ll be relieved to know that cyanide and benzaldehyde only target cancer cells. It’s part of their metabolic activities. Otherwise, the compounds remains whole and passes through the gastrointestinal tract. Cancer cells feed on sugar.
So, cancer cells focus on amygdalin for its glucose. You already guess what happens next. Once cancer cells try to metabolize amygdalin, they “bite into” cyanide and benzaldehyde. The sugar molecules are the bait.
Beta-glucosidase, an enzyme in cancer cells, unlocks the amygdalin compound, and release the deadly molecules. Normal cells can’t metabolize amygdalin.
They contain rhodanese, an enzyme that binds to free cyanide molecules and creates cyanates. These are eliminated through the urine.
Next time someone tells you that apricot kernel seeds are toxic, teach them a science lesson.
Why is everyone so mysterious and “scared” about the use of amygdalin in the treatment of cancer? Laetrile, or B17, is a concentrated extract from apricot kernels, and it kills cancer. That’s what everyone is trying to hide.
Dr. Ernst Krebb developed laetrile in 1952. He liquefied and purified amygdalin from apricot seeds with the main goal to inject it into cancer patients.
He received his laetrile shot, too. Dr. John Richardson confirmed the efficacy of laetrile, and he cured several cancer patients using laetrile.
Laetrile was banned from use in 1971.
- Edward Griffin, an investigative journalist, wrote the book A World Without Cancer which explains the real power of amygdalin and laetrile.
Of course, a few apricot kernels won’t cure cancer. The entire treatment lasts for a few months, and cancer patients should eat a dozen of these seeds.