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Have any of you ever taken apricot seeds? I am curious to hear your comments. I know of one young man at our church who had brain cancer stage III seven years or so ago and he said the seeds attributed to his health now.

Then another lady I know just was told her dad was done with treatments so she is going to start him on that and other supplements.

Any input from any of you teal warriors?

Love you all,
Libby ♥

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LOL

Guess no one has tried this or knows of someone who has.

So I don't think I will either. Just stay on the supplements recommended by my onc/gyn.

Have a great day today and love the weather that is coming in Ohio the next few days. Yipee!!!

Libby

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I googled "apricot seeds+cancer" and there were some readings. I did see that large doses was poison so dropped my interest. I always read what I can on the internet. I can not tell you how many people come up to me in church and others places with a sure cure for my cancer that almost always is expensive, a natural product, and part of a sales pitch. They mean well and I listen and go to the computer. Most of the medications for anything is "natural" . That does not mean they are not harmful in the wrong dose. It only means that most of our medications come from plants or animals. That is one of the first courses I had in pharmacy school. Saundra

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Apricot seeds - no, but I just received a whole email regarding taking asparagus and pureeing it and then eating 4 tsp in the morning and 4 at night. You can take it cold, hot, dilute it, etc -

We've been debating this at work, wondering why you can't just eat asparagus. What is the significance of pureeing it.

And Libby - you will LOVE the weather coming your way. A couple of weeks ago we were having snow in South Dakota and today it was 85 degrees. Tomorrow it's supposed to only be in the 50's - but today, it was awesome!

If somebody has tried the asparagus route - let me know will you? Thanks!

Kris

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My sister sent me info once about flaxseed oil and cottage cheese blended together. Can you imagine. She even started eating it herself, hoping to prevent ovarian cancer but gave it up. Now I do like flaxseeds (oil, ground up or whole) and I also am very fond of cottage cheese, but I don't know about together, blended up. However, I did keep the recipe in case anyone is interested. I never tried it myself.

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I read your post and instantly thought of my mother. She loves cottage cheese with flaxseed oil and salsa. She can make a whole meal of it. Anita

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Kris....hello! I got that same email last week, as someone sent it to my sister. I didn't get the pureed part either. And...since I'm not a big fan of asparagus, I'm hesitant to even try to get it to my lips!! But if someone can show me some merit it from it, I would definitely 'swallow' it!! LOL...I wish we had some of that 50* weather here in South Florida...the heat index today here was 105...I've only been here just under 3 yrs from central upstate NY, and I could use some of those cooling winds right now! Pass on any info u may get on the asparagus...Thanks much!

Beth

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Thanks Ladies,

I really think that if apricot seeds cures cancer, everyone would be on it and then everyone would be well!

Just eating better would be a good step!

Yes, the weather did hit today. 80 degrees today and climbing tomorrow. Soon some will complain that it is too hot already. =) Now me, I like it hot!!

Take care girlfriends,
libby

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That's the problem, there are so many alternative treatments and urban legends out there. What's true, what isn't, who the heck knows. And what works for some, might not work for others. Alternative treatments are unproven, that's the problem, The profits aren't there so there's no incentive for anyone to raise funding for research. The "experts" say you can't treat cancer nutritionally. Hippocrates said,"Let food be our medicine , and our medicine be food" You don't have to eat Apricot seeds or pits to get laterile. There are a lot of other foods that are good sources. I believe strawberries, blackberries, and spinach to name a few. Google it. Also, if anyone likes liquers, I recently found out that Amaretto (an Italian liquer) is made from Apricots..I remember my grandma used to keep a bottle in her pantry and she'd add to coffee sometimes. I have never had it.
Take care ladies!

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My sister has started them she has a reoccuring peritoneal cancer/ovarian and she said it can help, but she also swears by i think its wheat germ shots or barley and invested in a juicer - like the boost juice bars wheb they offer u shots in your juice.Also gluten free diet helps.

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Hi Libby, There are so many magic cures out there and I have friends bring me stuff to try over and over again. I think some people are just cured and happen to have tried them(now this is just my opinion). I have friend really pushing Reliv right now, she even said won't you at least try it for me your friend because I care. It makes it hard to know what is real and not. I would ask your team of health care professionals. Hugs bonnie

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If you Google the above, there is quite a bit of information. The information is mixed as to whether there is a benefit or not. There are people who have used either the apricot seeds or laetrile (vitamin B-17) and claim it cured or diminished their cancer. The medical community claims, with what little scientific evaluation has been done, there is no benefit. There is also some contention that the seeds may actually be toxic, as mentioned above, due to the possibility of cyanide poisoning. Even the sites that advocate their use recommend pancreatic support supplements for use along with the seeds. I'm not sure this is something that would be effective as a self-prescribed treatment.

If you type "apricot" into the search box at the top of the CSN page there are several threads that discuss the use of apricot seeds.

My opinion is that I would not choose any type of alternative medicine over traditional chemo but in the case where those therapies failed, I would definitely be looking into any available alternatives that might help.

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I wouldn't try anything toxic (besides chemo) but it would be interesting to see what's out there as far as what would help someone with ovarian cancer. As long as it isn't expensive, a total waste of time, it wouldn't do any harm to have that sort of information.

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HI , I'm new here, I'd like to suggest you get the book , The One Minute Cure, I suggested to another here that if I had cancer , which I had ,Melonoma, it was removed and after the scan no evidence of cancer, I would never take chemo but rather I would seek a Naturopath that used H202 intraveniously and take the h202 drops also. But you need to get the book, a best seller for "C", google the one minute cure. I take HD202 and it is not toxic. Excersize!! I put about10 drops of HD in my water when I'm out on my bike or walking, alternatly, I juice also, use flax seed oil and cottage cheese, I can bike for two hours or more, weather permitting, walk four miles in one hour and never get tired or exhausted, and I am 80 years old. james in Tulsa

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Since there is a similarity between Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma and ovarian cancer, I came over here to read of any new research. On the Uterine cancer discussion board here, there is a great deal of interest in foods and how they effect cancer. You are more than welcome to come over and have a read or twenty.

California artist

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One of the topics covered in the Survivor's Course that I went to a couple of weeks ago was nutrition and self-doctoring. The doctor who spoke on this subject started by saying that when she first started interning, she went to a place that an accepted practice for cancer treatment was to stick charcoal up one's butt. Her second assignment was to an Amish community, where laetrile (derived from apricot seed) was in use.

My guess is her residency was in the 70's, when laetrile was all the rage as a cure. That was more than 30 years ago, and if there was anything more than an accidental "cure" quality to it, surely it would have been developed by now.

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Even if it turns out there are no natural cures for ovarian cancer, there may be things one could do to slow down the growth of tumors to prolong a person's life, particularly someone who would prefer not to have any more chemo treatments. Trying to keep one's body alkaline, eating very little starchy and sugary foods, eating 2-3 raw almonds per day to prevent growth of tumors, using flaxseed oil, taking in good, natural fiber to keep regular, exercise such as walking or biking outdoors, perhaps practicing yoga and meditation, making oneself useful to help others, laughing, drinking an occasional glass of red wine, eating good, lean sources of protein, avoiding high fruitose corn syrup, artificial sweetners, hydrogenated oil, eating more grapes, figs, dates, pomegranates, olives, avocados, walnuts, olive oil....hey, I'm on a roll. Any other suggestions I haven't thought of, anyone?

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I don't know if there is more, but what you have just said sounds great! Are you doing all of that? I am going right now on the bike trail to walk 3 miles. Use to jog but have not for awhile. Do feel so much better after a good walk.

Have a great day and thanks,
Libby

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Hi, I've been doing a lot like Dreamdove has written but for the past month have been I’ve also been juicing my own veggies and low sugar fruits.(pineapple, watermelon, papaya, and kiwi) I also try and keep an alkaline body; they say cancer can't grow if your body is alkaline. I also take supplements. I think a new topic should been started on this subject. It would be interesting on what everyone’s views are.
Hugs and Prayers, Terry

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If you want to learn about the healing properties of flax seed, google Johaanna Budwig, she won 7 Nobel peace prizes for her studies of flax seed oil and cottage cheese. I just had lunch that I have every day, I/4 cup low fat cottage cheese, tbsp of Barleans flax oil, dice a little of onions , tomatoe, avacodo maybe, whatever vegeables you like and tspn of aplle cider vinegar, I also add 100% organic milled flax seed by Barleans, two tbsp. Budwig was research physicist, lived to the age of 95, died a few years ago but not from cancer or heart disease. It has been metioned starting a new topic, lets start with Hydrogen Peroxide, 25 % food grade . I recently had a Melonoma removed from my shoulder and a scan, I was relieved to know that it had not spread. I had been on HP drops and mineral water for some time. If I had cancer I would go to a Naturopathic DR and get HP intravanisly befor e I would ever take chemo. A good read is the One Minute Cure all about HP cure for cancer. Remember the cancerous tumor does not cause cancer, it is merely the sympton,my cause for the Melonoma was the sunshine that I dearly love so flax and HP treat the cause but also the syptom. james

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I t is cold here in Tulsa Ok today, which is rare this time of the year, so what do you do? Post!! I have just run onto this and it is intersting, tooo cold to bike, I put a 1/4 tspn of baking soda in my HD202 or drinking water not to excede 2 tspn's daily and it will keep a body alkaline

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You are doing every thing that is healthy and good for your imune system. YOu have done your D&D. Do yourself a good deed and research the h202 and ozone therapys. You can do those treatments along with Chemo if you like. Now I am going to have lunch, flax see oil with onions, tomatoes, avacodos, cucumber and apple cider vinegar, and a cracker, try it and you will love it , best healthy salad and add some grownd flax seed. Google Johanna Budwig about the healings of Flax oil and low fat cottage cheese and apple cider vinegar, or you can use yogurt(but not the vinegar ugh)James in Tulsa

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Sounds a lot like the Mediterranean way of life.

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Thank you for bringing up the word "alkaline" as it plays such an important role in the growth of cancer. My best friend was diagnosed with cervical cancer over a year ago, she is 34 and has SIX kids!! She was staged at IIB and she made the decision to do all natural alternative treatment and refuses to have chemo and radiation. I know that there are a lot of so called natural cures out there so many that it has deterred people away from even considering. My best friend through a lot of research through her and I both decided to go with an alkaline lifestyle for treatment. It is scientific fact that cancer cells can only survive in am acidic environment. Now i will tell you that choosing this type of lifestyle is extremely difficult to follow and takes ALOT of self discipline. Even my best friend has a difficult time sticking to it and "cheats " from time to time. I can tell you this though that after a year and a half the tumor has not grown at all and she is still staged at IIb. She also eats apricot seeds , takes B6 and B12, as well as vitamin c injections. This lifestyle is a testament to being able to control tumor growth and possibly rid ourselves of the disease . 

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Again, sadly this too is bogus..  Your friend did not do much research or she would of found the truth about it. There is no method of changing your blood PH by food.  You can change your Urine PH but not your blood PH, the body regulates PH within a very small range.  If you could change your blood PH, you may kill the Cancer, but it would kill you as well.  Yes, in a petrie dish either the change in PH will kill Cancer cells, but it will kill normal cells as well, there is no method top discriminate the difference between the two types of cells. This is why the body keeps the PH within a very narrow range, any excess of the norm, is excreted out, which is what the proponents tell you to check your Urine with a Litmus strip.  

The major proponents of all these diets are making money by selling their book or are head of some shell company that pays them a big salary.   Non-business oriented people often think Not for Profit companies are philanthropic in nature, which is often not true.  The people on the board of directors can give themself a huge salary.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonprofit_organization

Also keep in mind that a there have been studies done on this one, but because the studies are done by recognized scientific methods the proponets shun these studies. check Quack Watch, etc.  

And in the one Clinical Trial, 50% of the patients died, yes a small few died outside the treatment.. so the proponents shun the results saying that the patients were terminal before,  No kidding..?  All of us with active Cancer are considered terminal.. I don't like it, you don't like it, but by definition we are defined this way.  And a trial where even a small number or related deaths would end that trial immediately, let alone such a huge number.  But then, dead people tell no tales..  

And in case you do not know , Apricot Seeds contain small amounts of Cyanide.  There are many "natural" plants that are poisinous, not good, not good at all, but yes they can kill Cancer.

Also keep in mind that the name Cancer is applied to about 300 different diseases, each one has different characteristics.  The biggest red flag is when someone says they can cure them all..  And then go on to say, almost all or some.  If you readin depth what these people write you will find contradictions and "escape" words used.  

Many people are easily swayed by a good snake oil sales pitch.. don't be one of them..

http://www.skepdic.com/alkalinediet.html

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/coral2.html

http://www.webmd.com/diet/alkaline-diets

http://chriskresser.com/the-acid-alkaline-myth-part-2

And here is a link from Canada about several Cancer myths..  http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/be-aware/cancer-myths-and-controversies/?region=on

And lastly.. the result of a person with a known treatable form of Cancer going the other direction..  

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049019/Steve-Jobs-dead-Apple-CEO-shunned-conventional-cancer-medicine.html

 

Ron

 

 

 

 

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You can NOT call this Bogus because obviously she is doing something right And it is absolutely wrong for you to completely dismiss that fact . There are strong opinions as to natural vs traditional treatment for cancer. I'm not going to sit here and go into a long detailed rebuttle on my research vs yours. It's up to each individual to do their own and there is plenty of research to support those who choose to go holistic completely or in addition to treatment. God Bless all those who suffer from this terrible disease , ultimately He is Healer

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Thanks for the voice of reason and links to back it up!  Of course we all want a cure, but hareing off after every possibility can be exausting...and expensive!  I've changed my diet a little since I am your typical 50's kid,too much of everything bad, t.v.-aholic, not much exercise except running after 5 kids!  Even the Eastern medicine dr. I saw was,like,"well. if you had done all this since birth you MIGHT not have gotten cancer, but you didn't so let's fix what we can"  Makes sence to me!  Thanks for the info Ron!  Debra 

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It has been a while since I stopped by to see what was up with everyone. Here in Iowa, life is grand,the sun is shining, ornamental trees are in bloom and the lilacs just popped out. How great can get.? So now to my topic. I know everyone is not into the natural way, it can be a big step particularly because you cross a line from the medicine world. After I found I had cancer back after two years I started on a journey to find out why. I went through the chemo again and again I was given a clean slate only to be told 6 months later that.. you who...MR C was BACK again, but this time I have not gotten the Doxil, which I presume is what you get the 3rd time around.I was already juicing all organic fruits and veggies and eating all organic foods, and taking Graviola and some other supplements,so I figured there has to be something wrong. Instead I have gotten the Elisa/ACT blood test. It will give you a blue print of your cells and what food or substances are causing your immune system to not function properly and attack the cancer cells. For me, it was all cow dairy, sweet potatoes, coffee, not caffiene, but the bean, all industrial chemicals that are in food and make up. cleaning supplies, shampoo, body lotions, detergents, gold, yeast molds. and a few other substances. I also had my hormones tested and found I was very estrogen positive, so now I take a natural progestrone trouche twice a day from a Natural Compound RX.
Like some of the ladies have mentioned you need to keep your body in an alkaline state and you need to check the first urine in the morning. It can be surprising, I have spent a whole day eating and drinking high alkaline mixed with low acid to balance out and PH tested at 5.
You can go online and get the list of foods. I also tested my iodine level, very low so I am working on that, and I do an Ascorbic flush on the a weekend morning to see how low my Vit. C Level is.
It is like having a bad headache, you can take aspirin all you want, it goes away, but until you find the root of the problem, it will come back every time. You may also want to get your teeth checked out by a Biological Dentist. All of the mercury and silver fillings, all root canals( 8.8 toxicity was mine and that is high) and metal caps give off toxins that go into your organs. All of mine are in the right side of my mouth, and you guessed it, all of my problems and cancers have been on the right of my body. I have had the root canal tooth extracted.
Now that I have probably bored some of you, and some I have given food for thought, my racap is, I am living off the fruits of the earth, have total faith in God that HE is guiding me in the right direction, and I am loving life. I switched my make up and toiletries to organic and love them. It takes up some time in the day to do the juicing but there are 24 hours. I do miss my glass of fine red wine in the evening, and the smell of my husband's coffee is so aromic,I would die for a hot dog on bun slathered in mustard and I can hardly wait to wear my wedding rings, but it is all for a good cause, MY HEALTH. I will be retested in 6 months and if this 60 year old body recoups and the immune system resets itself, which it should, I can ease all that back into my daily life.

I bid you all good health and remember to LET THE SUN SHINE IN.
Stay well, Lifting you up in prayer, RASUNSHINE

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I don't know if I could ever be extreme but a person can follow some guidelines, not be too rigid, have a hotdog once in a once. I don't know if I would be able to stay alkaline all the time but I only had one cold this whole winter (a bad one, however.) I don't test myself but that would be a good idea. I've seen the tester strips in mailorder health catalogs. I haven't started Yoga, but if I were to study some simple positions, I might try it. Otherwise, I have done most of the things I listed above, especially the almonds. But I'm 2 years in remission right now. If it comes back, I probably will be stricter with myself. At least if you try some natural methods you feel you have some control of your health. It's not a guarantee. Very likely I've made it to 2 years because it's not my time to go yet. I have my teenage daughter to take care of. That keeps me going.

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Hi, I'm new here and have a lot to say, you are in remission and will stay that way I think if you stay eating healthy aas you do. All cancers have a cause and you are treating your cause by eating healthy, exercising and you probably don't smoke and as I can see you are not obese. YOu can keep body alkaline by adding a 1/4 tspn baking soda with your water. When I am out on my bike I add baking powder and 10 h202 drops to my water I carry. I had a melonoma and don't know how I got on this page as I am a guy. My cause was the good old sun(maybe too much)which caused my melonoma but I get a lot of vitamin D :)

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DON'T YOU use no baking powder! I ment baking soda and not to exceed 2 tspn daily

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I have take Apricot Seed for around two years.
Normally i take that in the weekend or in the morning.
The quantity i take is TWO TABLESPOONS ie at least 50 kernels
Yes, u read that right: TWO TABLESPOONS.

And i am still safe n sound up to now.

In fact, there are abundant info about that.
Try google with "B17 Cancer".

Here's some info for ur interest:

Worldwithoutcancer.org.uk
http://worldwithoutcancer.org.uk/

One Doctor's Experience with Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer Patients By Philip E. Binzel, Jr., M.D
http://www.alternative-doctor.com/cancer/binzel.html

G. Edward Griffin - A World Without Cancer - The Story Of Vitamin B17
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4312930190281243507

G. Edward Griffin - The Science and Politics of Cancer (2005)
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8257934856995183554&hl=en

Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cancer-Were-Still-Dying-Truth/dp/0953501248

Cancer cure that works.Cantron
http://vodpod.com/watch/1872366-cancer-cure-that-works-cantron

NOTES ON VITAMIN B17
http://www.rejoiceinlife.com/recipes/vitaminB17.php

B17 Is Helping Brain Cancer
http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/message/all,21519,0.htm

Groups Discussing vitamin b17 cancer | Yahoo! Groups
http://hk.groups.yahoo.com/phrase/vitamin-b17-cancer

And of cos, u should also read the critique:
A Special Message for Cancer Patients Seeking "Alternative" Treatments
http://www.quackwatch.com/00AboutQuackwatch/altseek.html

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I know a young man who had bone cancer in his leg 11 years ago. He took about 40 apricot seeds per day.

He is now 24 and the cancer is back in his leg.

Who really knows?

He of course is back on chemo, will have knee operation and then chemo again.

Libby

msfanciful
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Hi Libby,

Apricot seeds?

This is a first for me but I'm sure it'll make interesting read as I research.

Hope all is well with you and have a great weekend.

Sharon

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I did not go the Apricot seed route anyways. But I am looking into The Encyclopedia of Pragmatic Medicine. Sounds intelligent doesn't it?

And I will be getting a second opinion sometime next month.

Thanks! You have a great weekend too!

Libby

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I thought it was apricot pits. Is that the same as apricot seeds? Those are pretty big. At any rate, the theory has been around a long time. It was one of the many holistic cures Steve McQueen tried.

I have mixed feelings about organic/dietary treatments for cancer, especially once it is well established. I think it's great when people share what they are doing to manage their illness, but I have zero respect for the people who sell stuff as a "cure" to cancer patients, who then cease traditional treatment. I not only think that's a bad idea, but I think it's also a horrible thing for one human being to do to another.

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That's the way I feel too...Saundra

glendajmason
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what sort of cancer did you have and when were you diagnosed.
do you take 50 seeds per week or per day?

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Nothing is more dangerous than when someone does one of these crazy alternnative therapies and ALSO gets extremely LUCKY and their cancer never returns, against all odds. If they publicize their success, suddenly every desperate person thinks "That's the answer". No one wants to do chemo initially, and so it's easy to see how you could get pulled into doing something crazy like this instead. Scary. (and in the back of my mind I think,...but what if it WORKS!! Who knows??)

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you are taking 2 tablespoons of kernels ground I assume, you are really taking 16.5 kernels not 50 kernels. If you took 50 kernels at one time, you would be in the ER, for cyanide poisioning. 20 kernels at one time is the most anyone should take, AT ONE TIME, then wait at least 1 1/2 hours to take another 20 kernels.

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go to -hecklerspray.com in there search type apricot seed. then click keep reading. from google.

kikiz
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My son wanted to know on the Charcoal cure if it is the kind with or without lighter fluid already on it.

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When my mom first found out she had cancer I was on the computer day and night. The one thing i read about was apricot seeds. They don't necessarily cure it, but they say it makes you stay cancer free longer and maybe keep the cancer u do have at bay. Alot of people I know have heard of it. They have it online where u can order it, but they say you really have to be careful you are getting the real thing. Alot of scams out there.

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An interesting article....The Rise and Fall of Laetrile

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/laetrile.html

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It's been a long time since you posted this question.  When my wife got breast cancer and survived via traditional methods, and watching her in pain and suffering, I thought there might be a better way.  Of course, searches of the internet turn up lots of ideas.  I thought I would share something I ran across when I was out selling a bathroom remodel in the home of a black pastor in Modesto CA.  We got to talking about cancer, and he said that his mother-in-law (living in with his family) got terminal lung cancer.  She had the traditional treatments of chemo etc and was given up for a loss, to die in 3 months.  What the heck, he tried apricot kernels.  He said the recommended dosage of fresh kernels was 15 per day.  She took 30.  Three months later she went in and was completely cured. 

Well, needless to say, the pastor was thinking how wonderful God was, and how there was a mighty miracle abouts.  To make a long story short, two more of his parishoners were diagnosed with cancer, of different sorts, and they tried the apricot kernels, and they were both cured.  3 for 3. 

Now, I didn't do it myself, but I keep pretty good notes of who I have seen in the past.  This was about a year and a half ago.  I'm sure if you went to see him, he would be more than happy to deliver the information to you in person.

Don't forget, big pharma has a lot of money.  There is a fortune at risk if cancer becomes easily cured. 

Since then, I have seen how cancer got a grip on my wife.  She taking her vitamins, but her vitamin D tested low.  So low, that the doctor prescribed a megadose to her to bring it up.  Now we see that people low in vitamin D are more susceptible to get cancer.  Who knew?  Now, she and I take that, at the least.  We also eat asparagus at least once a week, and we have a bag of apricot kernels in the refrigerator to use.  Neither of us have had any toxic side-effects from apricot kernels.  Go figure.

From the way I understand it, the apricot kernels have a safe cyanide because it is organically bonded in a way to other chemical(s) to render it harmless to us.  However, it is deadly to the cancer cells.

In my reading, I found that the apricot kernels were discovered to cure cancer because they were part of a regular diet of a small culture near the Himalayas that did not get cancer. 

I think one of the mistakes made by folks that discount apricot kernels is that they assume it is the B17 (aka laetrile) that does it.  I don't suggest you separate the two.  I don't think that will work.  The way I see it, God put it in the apricot kernel as a combination.  Leave well enough alone, if you ask me.

Just my 2 cents.  C 4 yourself.  Good luck and God bless you.

LittleDove
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 I live in Modesto and would like to know more about this pastors story. My husband was diagnosed with GBM4 Brain Cancer.  Tonight he had his first does of apricot seeds.  Praying for the best.  Thanks.

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GSRon
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Sadly all these magic / natural "cures" don't work...  Everyone means well, but..  Yes the researchers test some of these, they can not duplicate the results on the ones tested.  

Also there are terms that get misused, Alternative means instead of, complimentary means along with.  So a good diet is considered complimentary, same with some suppliments and vitamins.

Keep in mind that a small group of patients go in to remission not due to any treatment.. No one knows why, it just happens.  Some patients have gone to an NED status post surgery, that happens as well.

Now eating healthy is good, as it builds strength and of course is good for our immune system.  Keep in mind that there are many natural plants out there.. some are pure poison to us..   

As Cancer patients, we are targets.. easy targets... we long for the quick easy solution... it just does not exist.  And then there are those that go with conspiracty theory..  that is usually based on a lack of knowledge. Cancer does not discriminate, it can get to anyone at any time anywhere in the world.  If you do some research you would easily find that even some small third world countries have extensive Cancer research.  Many major Universities work hard on trying to come up with possible new drugs and treatments.  Several of the doctors and nurses I have come to know, do what they do because someone they love has Cancer or died from it.. or they themself have Cancer.  You better believe they have an extra incentive to try and find a cure..!

Actually, curing Cancer is easy... curing Cancer and not killing the patient is what we are after..  One study in Europe found that some wild (poison) mushrooms cures Kidney Cancer.. it also kills the Kidney(s).  

And as we are all different, our diet needs are likely different as well.  Just taking lots of supplients many not be helpful and in some case harmful.  If you get regular blood tests, you should be able to figure out what you may be lacking or have too much of.  I am high in Iron, and Iron is one element that the body does not jusst get rid of.  So foods like spinach is off my food list. I am also on the high side on Potassium.. so I only eat a maximum of one banana per week.  My point is, check what your body needs or does not need..  I get offered consultations with a Cancer knowledgable Dietician, almost any time I want.  She goes over all my blood tests, my current Cancer drugs and gives me lists of foods to eat and another list to avoid. 

However there are a whole group of new drugs being tested.. some are showing great promise of longer term remissions.  A step in the right direction.  Look up some of the new Imunology drugs and clinical trials out there...  I think one or more are going to try for FDA approval before the end of this year..  e do have a lot of hope..!

Good Luck..!!

Ron

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