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apricot seeds?

1Teresa
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is anyone feeding apricot seeds to their loved one with cancer? is this a myth about the vitamin b-17?

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HeartofSoul
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if you read some of the claims out there on the internet, 7 apricot seeds daily is all one needs to cure cancer, such outragious statemnets as

Cure for cancer prevent cancer with Amygdalin laetrile vitamin b17 ...
Apricot Seeds Kill Cancer Cells without Side Effects
Cancer cure cancer prevention Amygdalin laetrile Chemo apricot seeds

so lets see, B17 and aprocoit seeds cure cancer, prevent cancer and kills cancer cells

Do brush fires get put out by mist?

1Teresa
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but when a person is desparate.....

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Pennymac02
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One of my well meaning, wackadoodle-all-natural-and-on-every-other-nutritional-bandwagon-conspiricy-theorist-girlfriends came over after Mike got his diagnosis. She had a ziplock back full of ground apricot seeds because laetrile was the "new miracle cure". I explained to her very carefully that herbal supplementation could really interfere with the medicines and treatments he was getting from the doctors, and even though I was gentle, she got her feelings hurt. (How to get someone who vomits at the smell of food cooking to eat what appeared to be ground playsand, I'll never know)

FYI--nothing new about laetrile. I remember a 60 minutes segment on it that ran in the 70's as the false "new" miracle cure. I'm all for alternative medicine, but I despise snake oil salesmen that influence the desperate with false hopes.
Penny

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HeartofSoul
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Teresa here are two members who know a lot about of alternative medicine, specifally TCM and Herbs, there memeber names are John23 who is on Colon board and Scambuster who is on Head and Neck board. You may want to contact them for suggestions

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