Thirty years ago, I knew an oncologist (cancer doctor) who was researching cancer cures. We were walking on the beach on the first warm day in spring – hundreds of others were also doing the same – and I asked him to tell me about his project. What he told me reminded me of books I’d read: “Laetrile, Nature’s Answer to Cancer” and “World without Cancer”. Laetrile is also known as Vitamin B17 (bee.seventeen).
“That’s wonderful!” I said, “you are going to find it!”
“How do you know?” he asked.
“Because that’s Laetrile,” I responded.
He stopped dead and stood like a stone statue while people walked by us. He stared silently into space. He seemed to be in a trance. I could not get his attention. Finally, he spoke in a very quiet voice. “They’ll destroy me…” he said.
I asked “Who? Who will destroy you?” It took him several minutes to answer.
“The AMA… The AMA will destroy me,” … and he repeated that several times. For those who do not know, the AMA is the American Medical Association. The AMA is the “labor union” that rules doctors and medical practices in the USA. It guarantees doctors the highest of wages – as long as they follow strict orders. Apparently, finding a cure for cancer is forbidden – especially when it involves confirming German doctors’ findings.
To top it off, on the walk back to my apartment, Mr.Doctor told me that he had been on the committee at the National Institutes of Health, responsible for testing Laetrile. The test? Only this:
The head of the committee had walked in the door all those years ago, while the doctor-scientists on the task force sat around a big table. He licked his finger and put it into a small bowl of Laetrile powder in the middle of the table, tasted it and spat it out.
“That’s CYANIDE!” he yelled.
That was it! No research. No tests were performed. No clinical trials. Laetrile was simply outlawed. No questions allowed.
My friend knew the vicious politics of medicine and science. His own research stopped dead in its tracks. He changed specialties. Ironically, my friend had been unknowingly reinventing the wheel. When he found out, he was concerned for himself and his career – not for the millions of people who died of cancer each year.
If he had felt safe to announce his findings to the world, there would no longer be a cancer epidemic. If the pharmaceutical and medical industries sincerely valued life over profits and wanted to prevent and cure cancer, they could. My mother would still be alive.
Did anyone you know die of cancer in those intervening approximately 40 years?
The pharmaceutical industry would like you to avoid seeds, nuts and beans, dark green leafy greens, etc, because if you don’t get a little bit of “nature’s answer to cancer”, you will be a great source of revenue for them.
The cancer epidemic still rages in the US because we eat sweet, salty, sour, but avoid the bitter flavor. And when we do eat something bitter – chocolate or coffee, for instance – we smother its goodness with sugar and dairy – the two foods consumed most highly in countries that are highest in breast cancer.
I learned from those two books to eat my apple seeds, lemon seeds, grapefruit seeds. And it appears that once I’ve had enough, I simply no longer eat them. Haven’t overdosed yet. The body is wise..
Read those books.
When you eat an apple, eat the seeds. It might be the seeds in the apple that keep the doctor away.