I have been hearing a few things about Vitamin B-17 also known as Laetrile. This is a vitamin that I’ve never heard of before, so I was intrigued. When I looked up information regarding this “vitamin” I found that it’s not actually a vitamin at all, but a substance found in raw nuts, the pips of many fruits (apricot for one), lima beans, clover and sorghum, called Amygdalin.http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative/therapies/laetrile
This website was full of information regarding the use of Laetrile as an alternative cancer treatment. They say that when laetrile breaks done in the system, it becomes arsenic and can poison the person ingesting it. Also, they point to two studies where there was no discernible positive result for people who did use laetrile as a cancer treatment.
However, the above website has a lot of information regarding the Sloane-Kettering trials on the use of laetrile as a cancer fighter. The takeaway from this research is pointing at a direct correlation between drug company profit vs. actual curing and preventing cancer. Am I surprised? No, I’m not. When people are suffering from high blood pressure, heart attacks and other diseases, oftentimes the only “cure” that is suggested by a doctor is a pill. No diet or exercise routine is even discussed. Why, because frankly, there is no money to be made by suggesting a lifestyle change. What do you think of cancer research? Do you think it just might be a business designed to make as much money as possible for the pharmaceutical companies? Let me know in the comments below.