Metabolism is the total function of our body. In order for our body to function properly, all its attributes (physical, mental, and spiritual) must work in harmony. Total care is the goal of the Metabolic Therapy, has several elements that are utilized in order to provide our human organism the best environment to combat the disease and regain health. The Metabolic Therapy, our primary nontoxic cancer treatment, is based on the use of laetrile, digestive enzymes, immuno-stimulants, mega-doses of vitamins and minerals, spiritual, nutritional, and psychological support. The metabolic Therapy is not complete without its chief anti-tumor agent.
Laetrile (B-17) is a natural chemotherapeutic agent found in over 1,200 plants, particularly in the seeds of common fruits such as apricots, peaches, plums, and apples.
It is a diglucocide with a cyanide radical that is highly "bio-accessible". This means that it penetrates through the cellular membrane reaching high intracellular concentrations easily. The cyanide radical is what preoccupies most scientists, but it has been proved that Laetrile (B-17) is completely nontoxic. Our own experience with hundreds of patients give us complete confidence that there is no danger. The normal cells in our organism contain an enzyme called Rodhenase which "neutralizes" the laetrile.
This enzyme does not allow the laetrile to release the cyanide. In this way, laetrile only serves as a glucose to healthy cells providing energy. Malignant cells do not contain this enzyme. In the absence of Rodhenase, the laetrile is activated liberating the cyanide radical inside the malignant cell causing its destruction. This is the way God creates things: only cancerous cells are destroyed but normal ones are not affected.
As the laetrile attacks unhealthy cells, it transforms into silicate which is much like aspirin. It contributes greatly to pain control. Though it has limitations in certain cancers, it is extremely effective in the most common tumors such as Carcinoma of the Lung, Breast, Prostate, Colon, and Lymphomas .
A highly publicized clinical trial conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1981, tried unsuccessfully to prove that Laetrile was ineffective and toxic. Today, Laetrile occupies a position on the "front lines" of Alternative Cancer Therapies. We have found Laetrile to be effective on people that have active cancer; but that is not its only function. For prevention of cancer and the maintenance of remission there is nothing as effective as Laetrile. Its non-toxicity permits its use indefinitely in the prevention of relapses and the prevention of metastases. Surgery, Radiation, and Chemotherapy can only be administered for a limited time, afterwards patient are left without any protection.
There is no doubt that the struggle against cancer is the greatest challenge that medical science has ever faced. There is no other disease to which more money is devoted, or to which scientists dedicate more hours of study. The magnitude of the cancer problem may be demonstrated by a few statistics. One of three Americans will develop Cancer during their lifetime, and one out of four will die from it. This year, over 989,200 people will die from cancer in the USA .
Cancer is increasing in all age categories. Lifestyle, nutrition, food additives, pesticides, ultraviolet radiation and a variety of other environmental factors are directly implicated. With certain exceptions, cancer appears to be a man-made disease and is therefore a preventable disease. It is now apparent that cancer may be caused by an almost limitless variety of physical, chemical and biological agents. Although it is true that surgery an radiotherapy are capable of curing some patients with localized tumors and that chemotherapy has achieved cures in some malignant tumors, the general mortality rate from cancer is increasing. Many patients cannot be exposed to chemotherapy, surgery or radiotherapy because of the undesirable effects over their poor physical condition resulting from cancer.
All this justifies, and even makes imperative, the search for new substances with anti-tumoral effects and ideally with little or no toxicity in therapeutic dosages. In the last 15 years, several herbs and hormonal substances have been discovered with such characteristics. Therefore, many patients who formerly could not be benefited or alleviated medicinally may not be exposed to useful anti-neoplastic treatments. Nature provides an arsenal to destroy tumors or at least to neutralize their growth.
The leading natural therapy is Amygdalin, better known as Laetrile, a product made with the purest amygdalin, obtained from bitter apricot kernels (bitter almonds), through an exclusive extraction process.