Nature's Cancer Prevention
Vitamin B17

Have you ever heard of vitamin B17, otherwise referred to as Laetrile?

Vitamin B17 is a natural cyanide-containing compound that fires off its cyanide component like a bomb in the presence of a particular enzyme called beta glucosidase or glucuronidase. Interestingly, beta glucosidase is found almost exclusively in cancer cells. Cancer cells cannot withstand the effects of the of the cyanide compound found in B17, and are naturally and effectively destroyed in the presence of B17.  Miraculously B-7’s cyanide component is not harmful in the presence of other cells, as other cells that contain glucosidase, also contain an enzyme called rhodanese, which has the ability to disable the cyanide within B17 and convert it into completely harmless substances. Cancer tissues do not have rhodanese to protect them and therefore are disintegrated in the presence of Vitamin B17. HOW COOL IS THAT!!!

Vitamin B17 is found naturally in many foods. Eating these foods can easily and deliciously decrease the development of cancer cell production. Consider vitamin B17 nature’s cancer prevention.

San Francisco’s Ernst T. Krebs, Sr., M.D. discovered the healing qualities of vitamin B17 in 1923. His sons, Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., PhD., and Byron Krebs, M.D. continued their father’s research in 1952, refining Laetrile’s (B17) nutritional qualities.

From their research, the Krebs believed cancer was not caused by an outside invading force but rather by malfunctions of the normal mechanics within the body itself (which is the traditional eastern medicine approach to all disease). They identified many cancers as a “deficiency disease.” The body’s malfunctions, according to their research, were the result of a deficiency of certain chemicals found in food, a deficiency of chemicals they specifically identified as vitamin B17, as well as a deficiency of enzymes known as trypsins produced in the pancreas.

The Krebs had discovered a natural, drugless method to help prevent cancer. But their discovery wasn’t original. Years prior to any of the Drs. Krebs’ works, Drs. George B. Wood and Franklin Bache, M.D. published a reference volume in 1833 in which they described amygdalin, derived from B17, as a common treatment for a wide range of diseases and disorders.

Vitamin B17 is also referred to as a nitriloside, which is the foundation for Laetrile, amygdalin, and prunasin. Together with the pancreatic enzyme trypsin, these can form a natural barrier against cancer growth. If foods containing any of the nitrilosides are eaten regularly, the body’s own immune mechanisms can naturally battle cancer-forming cells. But if foods containing these critical vitamins are not regularly consumed, the immune system will not be able to prevent the development of cancer and a number of other degenerative diseases.

In the late 1970’s, Dr. Harold W. Manner, PhD., Chairman of the Biology Department at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, studied the overall value of Laetrile (B17). His work was well respected and considered among the first unbiased studies since the Krebs’ in the 1920s. When Dr. Manner used Laetrile in his medical research, along with vitamin A and digestive enzymes, he discovered the production of antibodies was stimulated against spontaneous breast tumors in his laboratory mice. He studied the results of complete regression in 76 percent of the treated mice with mammary gland cancers. Dr. Manner believed Laetrile received its best results when used in conjunction with digestive enzymes, a traditional balanced diet, and with vitamin A.

No physician has had more clinical experience with Laetrile than Ernesto Contreras, Sr., M.D. of the Contreras Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, formerly The Oasis Of Hope Hospital. Dr. Contreras has clinically used Laetrile for more than forty years on thousands of terminally diagnosed patients, and has received impressive results.

One of Dr. Contreras’ patients was a man suffering from severe colon cancer. Using Laetrile treatments in conjunction with detoxification protocols and proper vitamin supplementation, Contreras was able to arrest the progression of his patient’s cancer. The man lived more than fifteen years beyond his predicted death.

How wonderful that the foods that contain B17 also happen to be delicious!!!!

The following is a list of foods rich in vitamin B17:

– Watercress

– Spinach

– Bamboo sprouts

– Alfalfa sprouts

– Lentil sprouts

– Whole nuts

– Mung bean sprouts

– Ground nuts

– Garbanzo sprouts

– Apple seeds

– Apricot seeds


Enjoy the taste of health!

My favorite sprouted mung bean recipe will be coming out next week – stay tuned 😉