The doctor was led by the belief that cancer is a metabolic response to improper diet, and he initiated a study based on the living essence of the Hunzas who thrived far across oceans and mountains, near Northern Pakistan.
The Hunzas and Apricot kernelsMajor Sir Robert McCarrison was also intrigued by the Hunzas, and his desire to learn more about them inspired him to write about their lifestyle back in the 1930s. At that point the major had a post with the Indian Medical Service.
As he described, the Hunzas were perfectly healthy, regarding both physical and mental aspect. The oldest members were counting 135 years or more. They knew nothing about obesity, diabetes, or heart attack. Cancer was unknown to these incredibly strong people.
What was their secret? It had to be something about their food and lifestyle habits. But, their diet was not versatile or abundant in different foods. According to Major McCarrison, Hunzas ate raw milk, meat and bone broth, fresh grains and vegetables. They did not eat much sugar, and considering the fact they were nomads and herders, these people were extremely active.
One of the most interesting revealing that later triggered a number of studies was the fact that they ate lots of apricot seed kernels. This finding convinced Dr Krebs that he has discovered the secret weapon for tumor destruction – amygdalin.
What is amygdalin?Mygdalin is a compound that is naturally present in over 12 edible plants. Being aware of the content of the Standard American Diet, you should not be surprised by the fact that it lacks this compound. As shown by researchers, amygdalin marks highest concentrations in apricot seed kernels, and in this composition, amygalin comes packed with the most powerful accompanying enzymes.
Dr Krebs created laetrile, a concentrated form of amygdalin that was obtained through a direct extraction of apricot kernels. Amygdalin is a classified nitriloside, and its structure resembles B vitamins, which is why the doctor named it B17.
What gives apricot kernels their power to kill cancer cells?Amygdalin in apricot seed kernels and laetrile consist of four mighty substances, including benzaldehyde and cyanide. Yes, you have got that one right. Cyanide is one of the four pillars that gives apricot kernels the power to destroy cancer.
This may come as a surprise to you, but common healthy foods like bitter almonds, millet, sprouts, lima beans, spinach and bamboo shoots, contain cyanide, and they are still safe for consumption. Wonder how is this possible? Cyanide is ‘sealed’ within the substance, meaning it is harmless during its reaction with various molecular formations. Moreover, rhodanase, an enzyme, has the role to ‘hunt’ free cyanide molecules that have possibly escaped.
Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells are abnormal and they contain beta-glycosidase, an enzyme that ‘unlocks’ cyanide and benzaldehyde in amygdalin molecules. Once the beta-glycosidase in cancer cells unlocks amygdalin molecules, it triggers sort of a toxic synergy that aims cancer cells. Rhodanase and other similar enzymes with a protective role protect healthy cells from any potential damage.
Laetrile: A potential cure for cancerLaetrile was available prior to 1971, but it was banned from use in the US. Guess who? It was FDA. However, there are still some ways to obtain laetrile, and apricot kernels are probably the easiest. You can find these in healthy food stores or buy them online. Apricot kernels are pretty inexpensive, at least for now.
B17 or laetrile therapies are common in several clinics outside the US. Laetrile is usually applied in combination with other therapies, such as sodium bicarbonate.
If you believe that B17 therapies can do you good, do a thorough research regarding proper dosing and side effects. Consult your doctor, explaining the very last detail of your health condition.
Although it is still a mystery what gives the Hunzas their power and vitality, it is clear that their lifestyle has a great impact on their health and wellness. You can achieve the same as well. Implement simple working habits, interaction and physical activity. The Hunzas were not burdened with stress, so you may want to take that into consideration.
Set your body and soul free of toxins, and we bet that you will gain the same strength as the Hunzas did.