That’s right you read it! Apricot seeds, according to written records, have been used since 502 A.D. to cure cancer and to help lessen tumors.

History: A substance called Amygdalin was first extracted from almond seeds in 1830 by two French chemists. The same substance was also found in apricot seeds. In the late 1890s, German scientists tested the substances to find a cure for cancer. Laetrile is a form of Amygdalin that was first promoted as a cure for cancer by scientist Ernst Krebs in 1903. He claimed that enzymes released when the substance was broken down by the body killed cancer cells. Though there was little factual basis to back up his theory, he continued to promote Laetrile and eventually passed on his findings to his son, Ernst Krebs, Jr. Thanks to the tireless promotion of Krebs Jr. and some reported success with Laetrile in Canada, it attracted wide attention in the 1960s and 1970s. Because Laetrile never gained approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, doctors set up practices in border cities such as Tijuana, Mexico, and Montreal, Canada, where they administered Laetrile to cancer patients looking for a cure. The actor Steve McQueen, in a late stage of cancer, ventured to Mexico in 1980 to receive Laetrile to treat his cancer.

On September 1, 1971, the FDA announced that the AD Hoc Committee of Consultants for Review and Evaluation of Laetrile had found “no acceptable evidence of therapeutic effect to justify clinical trials.” THEY DIDN’T EVEN TRY! And then it announced that, because of their findings, Laetrile or B-17 could no longer be promoted, sold, or even tested in the USA. Why would the FDA ban the promoting, selling, or EVEN testing of something, if there is no evidence? Or is it they don’t want the world population to discover the benefits and by having tests done, this would then prove once and for all there really is almost a fool proof prevention and treatment protocol for all forms of cancer! The trouble with this answer is that obtaining FDA approval takes many years and can cost tens of millions of dollars for clinical trials. The simple fact is that there is NO money to spend to do these trials on treatments that are often un-patentable and therefore unprofitable for pharmaceutical companies. As far as publishing is concerned, it is against the policy of all mainstream medical journals to publish any research coming from other than allopathic (mainstream) sources.

What it means is: If any hospital uses laetrile, the law says, that they jeopardize any grants from the government. As well, as any money from Medicaid and other hospital insurance originating from the government. Since not all of hospital revenues come from patient insurance, not one hospital in the U.S. will take the chance and use any banned substance including, Amygdalin (also called vitamin B17, Laetrile, or apricot seeds.) Any Doctor that wants to use the substance from apricot seeds must have their patient fill out a form and then the doctor must submit the form to the FDA. Again, doctors don’t want to get involved in this and would rather keep their names off of the FDA watch lists.

Additionally, the doctor’s malpractice insurance will not be valid if they prescribe laetrile (B17, amygdalin, or apricot seeds) to a patient. The American Medical Association (AMA) treats any Doctor that prescribes laetrile to be a renegade (traitorous) and that he has violated the AMA’s membership policies and will be subject to membership termination. Therefore any Doctor that prescribes laetrile may destroy his career as a Doctor. They are NOT going to do that for ANY patient EVER!

Any individual that sells laetrile must not claim that it does anything in his place of business. Many health food stores in the past were raided and had to give up their supplies of B17. Because the B17 was near books that claimed that the B17 was the answer to cancer. In other words the books were near the B17 in the stores and was therefore considered “labeling” which is a term used by the FDA. Labeling according to the FDA is against the law and can be prosecuted. However on the Internet, it is different. Internet law is tricky and not the same as U.S. commercial law. In one case, Ken Kholas took the FDA to court and won his B17 back. That court case proved it wasn’t wrong for him to have or to sell it. Bottom line TO YOU is that you can purchase, use, and have B17 or Apricot Seeds.

Why is B17 / Laetrile banned in the United States by the FDA?
Pharmaceutical companies CAN’T PATENT IT, and if they can’t patent something, then they can’t make tens of billions of dollars a year from it. If they can’t make money off of something, then they certainly don’t want to at the least LOSE tens of billions a YEAR. Because 99.9 % of people, if they knew about these Mother Nature produced products would no longer take the expensive drugs, chemotherapy, radiation, and have the cancer related surgeries! “It is estimated that if people had a CHOICE, lack of demand would shrink Doctors and Drugs to less than 10% of its current size, with the remainder almost entirely related to trauma related medicine. That would be a $900,000,000,000.00 (Nine Hundred BILLION Dollars!) loss to them. They are NOT going to take this loss without a good fight,” stated by Dr. Richard Shulze, N.D.

Why aren’t more doctors in the USA using B17 as part of there cancer treatment process?
Doctors are taught and mislead from the beginning that Laetrile (B17) is not effective. On their own they are not allowed to use it, and can only refer to their book which holds the two false studies on Laetrile. If a doctor does use vitamin B17, he risks losing his medical license and even in some rare cases imprisonment.

In 1980 a study was done by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to show the effects of Laetrile on cancer. The NCI claimed that none of the 171 patients were cured by using Laetrile. Odd that those studies done before by many researchers from different countries claim the opposite. Many believe that even if NCI did actual studies and discovered that Laetrile / B-17 cured cancer cells, they would never publicly broadcast it.

The National Cancer Institute receives a budget for Fiscal Year 2009 was $4.97 billion, excluding the additional $1.26 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds received by the Institute for spending in Fiscal Year 2009 and Fiscal Year 2010. Overall, the NCI budget has been relatively flat in recent years. During the period from 2004 through 2009, NCI’s budget averaged $4.81 billion per year. In Fiscal Year 2008, it was $4.83 billion; in Fiscal Year 2007, it was $4.79 billion.

This budget is just for the National Cancer Institute. We still haven’t looked into how much the American Cancer Society receives, not to mention countless clinics and private organizations that depend on donations in the name of cancer research. Obviously Cancer Research is a multi-billion dollars business employing thousands of Americans from researchers to Oncologists.

If we as a country were to announce that cancer can be prevented by taking daily doses of Laetrile / B-17 the outcome would be horrific for Cancer Centers, but wonderful in saving human lives. Thousands of people would be jobless and the unemployment rate would rise. This is not what any U.S. President or Economists wants on his or her resume.

We, as individual thinkers must take responsibility for ourselves. Do your own research, and share your findings.

Felo, Miami, FL

Information above was researched & used from these listings below:
Doug Desjardins, eHow Contributing Writer
Dr. Richard Shulze, N.D.

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  1. Sondra Braun says:

    Iused apricot seeds as part of my own regimine to treat my ILC breast cancer.Along with 35%food grade hydrogen peroxide and the baking soda/maple syrup recipe I successfully cured my cancer in 5 mos. The tumor shrank to 1/4 of it’s original size and died. The natural cures do work!!!

  2. Johanna Salazar says:

    Felo – Great article! Super insightful.

    Sondra – I’m very interested in your recipe. Is there any way you can share the details for other women (like me) that have breast lumps, calcifications, tumors, etc… I want to try this in case it will get rid of my breast issues. Thank you for your feedback.

    In Service,






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