It seems that the most important discoveries during the human history have occurred indirectly. This was the case with Ernest Krebs as well. This biochemist in the early 1950s tried to find out what makes cancer cells work. This made him find out something even more important: a potential key to overcoming cancer!
Krebs alleged that cancer is eventually a metabolic reaction to a poor diet, so he started examining the lifestyle habits of the Hunzas whose remote country is hidden near Northern Pakistan.
Namely, Major Sir Robert McCarrison worked with the Indian Medical Service in the 1930s, and wrote about the Hunzas. He reports that they were living in an almost perfect harmony of their body and mind, enjoying remarkable health, both, physically and mentally.
Moreover, he even stated that some of these people lived over 135 years. He came against no sign of a serious disease such as obesity, diabetes, heart attacks or cancer.
This splendid health they enjoyed came as a result of their lifestyle as nomads and herders, which provided plenty of vigorous exercises, as well as their diet, which was very simple.
McCarrison wrote that their diet contained raw milk, occasional meat and bone broth, fresh grains and vegetables. Also, they ate almost no sugar.
Another peculiarity of their unique lifestyle was the fact that they consumed large quantities of apricot seed kernels. Krebs became interested in this characteristic, and started researching. Eventually, the discovered a compound, amygdalin, which he believed was responsible for tumor elimination.
Amygdalin can be found in over 1200 edible plants in nature, but in apricot seed kernels, it is present in the highest concentrations and with the most effective accompanying enzymes.
Dr. Krebs produced a substance called laetrile, which was a form of amygdalin, obtained by extracting it from apricot kernels. Amygdalin is a nitriloside and its structure most looks like the one of a B complex vitamin, so Krebs named it B17.
Moreover, amygdalin in apricot kernels and laetrile has four powerful substances: two of which are benzaldehyde and cyanide. Indeed, cyanide makes apricot kernels even more powerful in the case cancer, such as breast cancer.
Also, cyanide can be found in numerous healthy foods, including bitter almonds, millet, sprouts, lima beans, spinach and bamboo shoots. Nevertheless, as you know, these are safe to eat, only because cyanide remains “locked” within the substance and is therefore harmless when bound within other molecular formations.
Furthermore, there is an enzyme in our body, called rhodanese, whose task is to identify any free cyanide molecules that may have escaped and make them harmless.
Another unlocking enzyme” for the cyanide and benzaldehyde in amygdalin molecules is beta-glucosidase, which can be found in cancer cells, and not in healthy ones.
However, when this enzyme in a cancer cell unlocks an amygdalin molecule, it causes a creation of a toxic synergy which aims at cancer cells. What’s more, the healthy cells are not endangered in this process, due to the existence of rhodanese and other protective enzymes.
Laetrile may be a powerful cancer cure!
Laetrile was readily available before it was banned by the FDA in the US in 1971. Therefore, it is impossible to get this substance, but apricot kernels offer a unique opportunity to ingest amygdalin. They are cheap and easily obtainable at health food stores or online.
Yet, there are still clinics outside of the US which administer B17 or laetrile therapy, and laetrile is commonly combined with other therapies, like sodium bicarbonate.
Nevertheless, if you would like to try the B17 therapy, it is extremely important that you get all the needed info concerning dosage and possible side- effects. Moreover, it is advisable to consult your integrated medical practitioner about the chosen treatment.
All in all, what we can say for sure is that the lifestyle of the Hunzas was the main reason they led a healthy life and happy life. By being physically active all the time, consuming raw and simple food and avoiding stress, they succeeded to maintain their wellbeing.
Their way of life may serve as a role model, since we can learn a lot from them and improve our lives in a natural way.
Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulnier