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Friday, 19 May 2017

Cancer is not a disease? Griffin, Vitamin B17, and a Lesson from Hippocrates

We have often heard of conspiracy theories, but there is no smoke without fire as they say. Very often too we hear medical experts say they do not know exactly what causes cancer except that cancer is any malignant growth or tumour caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream. And so there is no particular virus or bacteria, etc. that is known to be responsible for cancer! Is there a (natural) cure for cancer hiding somewhere; is it really a disease?

Nature holds the key to cancer menace

Doctors will do more by counselling their patients even on lifestyle behaviours that could help in disease prevention or treatment. And so the debate and suspicions go on regarding the cancer scourge. Then, what exactly causes cancer? G. Edward Griffin thinks it is just a business.

In the early seventies the controversy was on. And the question among experts was – ‘Is Cancer a disease?’ To a tiny vanguard of health practitioners, the term Cancer is not a disease but simply a deficiency of something that your body seriously requires. They say the term cancer is merely a deficiency of the very natural but not very popular Vitamin B17.
There is a big debate out there, including a strong argument that cancer is just a money making business for the ‘big pharmaceutical organisations and agents of colonialism’. Anyone would be interested in this when you discover that the vital food element known as Vitamin B17 was also tainted to be a poison by the same powerful organisations. But proponents of the use of B17 for the purpose of treating cancer were of the opinion that it is just a food nutrient that is extractable from plants!

G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many titles to his credit. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, and is well known for his unique talent for researching difficult topics. He sees himself as being in a lone crusade to save the world from what he perceives as one big hoax. In his acclaimed book ‘World without Cancer - the Story of Vitamin B17’, Griffin says “With billions of dollars spent each year on research, with other billions taken in on the sale of cancer-related drugs, and with fund-raising at an all-time high, there are now more people making a living from cancer than dying from it. If the solution should be found in a simple vitamin, this gigantic industry could be wiped out overnight.”

In that cancer is not caused by a bacterium, virus or mysterious toxin, Griffin says then it is evident enough that it must be as a result of a nutritional-deficiency!  He lets us understand that there is big politics played around cancer therapy that is more complicated than the science of it. “Cancer is caused by the absence of a substance that modern man has removed from his diet.” By that token he opines that “then the cure and prevention of cancer is simple. All that’s needed to be done is to restore that easily obtained and inexpensive food factor to our daily meals,” he says.

We can have a cancer-free world - living natural

He says of course, that also would mean that the million-or-so professionals now gainfully employed in the cancer-research, cancer-therapy, and fund-raising industries in America for instance, would rapidly be out of work. And of course, how embarrassing that would be – if a cure for cancer is found in the seeds of fruits, not in research laboratories, and discovered by people without government grants or prestigious degrees hanging on their walls!

Many years ago when the debate and research on this controversy began, some who risked being labeled went out of their way to intensify work on these thoughts and came out with a ‘solution’ – a natural remedy called Laetrile. But hardcore orthodox practitioners would not take all of this ‘shit’. And so organised medicine spoke out – Laetrile is quackery, it says, and is derided as an "unproven" cancer treatment. But Griffin and his ilk are not too bothered about ‘proof’. And surely the world and the patient could only care about ‘evidence’, and if that is convincing enough then there is proof.

But now let’s take a closer look at what the powers that be are doing about this controversy and the research that gave birth to this eye opener, and then try to figure out what real proof is all about.

Early in 1974, the California medical board brought formal charges against a medical doctor, Stewart M. Jones for using Laetrile in the treatment of cancer patients. It was learned later, however, that Dr. Julius Levine – also a cancer patient and one of the members of that board, himself had been using Laetrile to treat himself. And when Dr. Jones’s case came up for review, the political pressures were so great that Dr. Levine felt compelled to resign from his post rather than come out openly in support of Dr. Jones and his patients.

Instead the American FDA developed a list of therapies which they have since recommended as proven cancer therapies while totally distancing themselves from the theories and strong evidences pointing to the efficacy of what Dr. Jones et al have been using. And so griffin is opening our eyes further: “If cancer patients undergoing these FDA-proven therapies were to read the actual laboratory reports, they would recoil in horror. They show neither safety nor effectiveness and, in fact, they are not intended to do so.

“Their purpose is to establish the lethal dose - the point at which the therapy will kill 50% of the patients - and also to establish the ratio between those who are benefited and those who are not. That ratio often is in the range of only eight or nine people out of a hundred. Furthermore, "benefited" can mean any slight improvement such as a temporary reduction in tumour size.”

Thus the question arises: has the world been sold a lie and a poisonous pill all this while? Have we all been conned by some big guns through the ages? Perhaps Griffin is trying to wake us all up to reality. At the same time there are a few who have dared these forces, and are risking themselves to push through the iron curtain as it were. Some of them are the Griffins of this world as well as nutritional experts and even a few allopathic practitioners who have summoned courage to move out of the confines of head knowledge.

When Hippocrates, known to be the father of modern medicine (C 460-377 BC) said ‘let your food be your medicine, and your medicine your food’, it meant to take care of the intrinsic facts which take care of the whole gamut of this entire debate. In the light of this, other studies have gone out and it comes down to the same thing. In a publication by the Sunridge Medical Centre, it stated that “It is widely understood that regular or increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is linked to having anti-cancer benefits.” It went on to describe conventional cancer therapy as “…, the horrifically toxic treatments of chemotherapy and radiation.”

The import of this is that similar studies are revealing that food and herbal extracts are proving to be better alternatives to checking the deadly ‘disease’ we call cancer over and above the usual chemotherapy or radiation therapies the big colonisers have sold to the world.

In a research by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, USA, the lead author, Dr. Raghu Kalluri, said “It turns out that cancer drugs are not only severely ineffective at permanently shrinking tumours, but they actually make tumours larger and cause death more quickly. More specifically, the cancer has been found to metastasize, meaning tumours come back in other areas of the body. The metastasizing was found to be more aggressive than the original cancer.

The truth according to research findings is that in actual fact the very expensive drugs used in the treatment of cancer patients are just a little more than death sentences for many patients. At the end of the day it is the cancer drugs that end up killing the patients! “Whatever manipulations we’re doing to tumours can inadvertently do something to increase the tumour numbers to become more metastatic, which is what kills patients at the end of the day,” Kalluri said.

Stones and seeds of certain plant foods hold the secret to cancer cure

We have a role to play
And so where do we go from here? I would say listen again to Hippocrates. Everything we need or lack is found in nature. If we are to be more specific it becomes incumbent on you to be mindful of your diet and general lifestyle. You must do away as much as possible with processed or denatured foods and drinks, and consciously take in a good measure of Vitamin B17 (Laetrile) in your foods.

Ensure to consume foods that are rich in Vitamin B17. Experts say most of the time this vital food nutrient is found in fruit stones or seeds, nuts and more. But majorly foods rich in Vitamin B17 include variety of seeds (kernels) of fruits; grains and nuts and sprouts and tubers as well as leaves and beans. Examples are such as in the followings.

Seeds of apricot, peaches and plums as well as the seeds in cherries, prunes and nectarines are rich in Vitamin B17. The tiny seeds in apples, grapes and those in berries, such as, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, elderberries and wild crabapples are high in this food nutrient.

Grains & Nuts - Grains like millet, buckwheat and barley and flax are good sources. Also, nuts like bitter almonds, cashew nuts and macadamia nuts are excellent sources of Vitamin B17.

Sprouts and Tubers - Bamboo sprout contains a high amount of Vitamin B17 while alfalfa, fava and garbanzo and mung sprouts have medium range amounts. Tubers like yams, sweet potatoes and cassava are foods with a good supply of Vitamin B17.

Leaves and Beans - Leaves that are rich sources of Vitamin B17 include alfalfa, beet greens and spinach, watercress and eucalyptus. Beans that are good sources include black-eyed peas, black beans and green peas and lima beans, kidney beans as well as lentils. These leaves and beans may be prepared as healthy side dishes or used for making soups.


And very importantly, step into the sun awhile; Vitamin D (sunshine vitamin) also plays an important role in cancer prevention, studies have shown.

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