Part 2: Cancer Treatment and Prevention
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enzyme known as rhodanese is important in this
process. Normal healthy cells contain rhodanese which
protects them from the activated cyanide. Most cancer cells
are deficient in this enzyme, leaving them vulnerable to the
poison. Tumor destruction begins once the cyanide is
released within the malignancies, meaning laetrile therapy
is selectively toxic to cancer cells while remaining
non-toxic to normal cells.
Benzaldehyde –- a
known painkiller –- is also released during the breakdown of
laetrile, and may account for the analgesic benefits
reported from its use. Some scientists believe that this
substance is also an anticancer agent (1).
case studies, as well as this author's own use for nearly
two years, have shown laetrile to be non-toxic and effective
in controlling cancer; however, proponents of the substance
do not consider it to be a stand-alone treatment. Laetrile
is but one component of a comprehensive holistic protocol
that includes enzymes, nutritional therapy with little or no
animal protein, and cleansing of bodily toxins.
doses used in research were tentative and cautious, often as
low as fifty to one hundred milligrams per dosage. By 1974
however, daily intravenous doses of six to nine grams became
the standard treatment. Improvement was generally seen with
an accumulation of fifty to seventy grams over a seven to
ten day period.
Patients seeking treatments have had
to travel to Mexico or Germany since the FDA banned the sale
and use of laetrile in 1971, for reasons that will become
clear in the second part of this report. This author
traveled to the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico
for alternative cancer treatments that included nine grams
of intravenous laetrile for eighteen straight days.
Follow-up home treatment included daily oral doses of two
grams and an intramuscular injection of three grams,
administered three times per week. Sustaining this protocol
required multiple trips to Mexico at six-month intervals
since the U.S. will only allow an individual to bring a
six-month supply of treatments with a written prescription.
This regimen became increasingly disruptive and ultimately
cost-prohibitive; however, it was an important component of
my holistic protocol for more than eighteen months, during
which time the cancer gradually receded. I continue to
derive the benefits of laetrile from raw whole food sources,
including an abundance of fruits, seeds, and sprouted
grains. It's important to note that cooking does not destroy
Sources of Laetrile
In addition to whole foods, laetrile can be
obtained through oral supplements found from many online
sources. These supplements include dosage recommendations.
Apricot kernels are available at most health food stores,
although it's difficult to ingest these bitter seeds. To
make them palatable they may be ground and added to other
foods as a seasoning.
Part two of this report will
cover the opposition, oppression and medical deception
surrounding the use of laetrile in the treatment of cancer.
Source: Moss, Ph.D., Ralph W.: The Cancer
Industry. State College, PA: Equinox Press, 1999, pg.
132; pp. 140-1