This 1974 documentary by G. Edward Griffin explains the hypothesis that cancer is a ”deficiency disease” that is brought about by the absence of Nitrilocides from Vitamin B-17 in people’s diets, and it shows evidence that a related medical treatment known as Laetrile is able to often cure cancers that have already started. Various issues are discussed including an explanation of the theory, evidence of the treatment being effective including case histories, and an explanation of ulterior motives causing the medical establishment to inappropriately be opposed to such treatment.
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This year (1974), as many as 350,000 people will die of cancer in the United States, and one out of four Americans will develop cancer in their lifetime. This documentary will explore the theory that cancer is a ”deficiency disease” like Scurvy or Pellagra which are brought about by the absence of a necessary food compound in modern man’s diet, and that it’s ultimate control is simply in restoring this substance to our daily intake.
This information does not carry the approval of organized medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the American Medical Association (AMA) denounce the theories of cancer treatment presented in this documentary as ”fraud” and ”quackery,” but despite this, an increasing number of doctors around the world are testing and proving in their clinics that the ”vitamin” concept of cancer treatment is true. Due to the billions of dollars spent on cancer research and billions of dollars spend on drugs and cancer therapies, more people are making a living from cancer than actually dying from it, which is responsible for the agendas of the political establishment and medical industry to suppress the treatments described in this documentary.
The ”science” of cancer therapy isn’t nearly as complicated as the ”politics” of cancer therapy. In the past, the FDA and other government agencies have used every means at their disposal to prevent this story from being told— even arresting citizens for holding public meetings to tell others about their convictions on this subject, confiscating films and books, and they are even now prosecuting doctors who apply these theories to save the lives of their own patients.
Science is a History of Struggle Against ”Entrenched Error”
The history of science is the history of struggle against ”entrenched error,” with many of the world’s greatest discoveries being initially rejected by the scientific community. Many individuals were attacked as being charlatans throughout history such as Christopher Columbus for his belief that the earth was round.
Between the years 1600 and 1800, the casualty list of the British Navy from the disease Scurvy was over one million sailors, and medical experts at the time thought it was a result of a strange virus or toxin present in the ships, however the cure was already known by some people for hundreds of years before it was widely accepted. In 1535, when the French explorer Jacques Cartier found his ships frozen in the ice off the St. Lawrence River with scurvy setting in with the sailors, a local Native American showed them the remedy of a drink made from tree bark and needles from a White Pine tree which were both rich in Vitamin C. When Cartier returned to France he reported the incident to the medical authorities, and he was ridiculed by them for suggesting such a ”witch doctor” cure by ”ignorant savages,” and they did nothing to follow it up. Finally in 1747, John Lynne, a young surgeon’s mate in the British Navy discovered that oranges and lemons produce relief from Scurvy and recommended that the ships of the Navy take along stores of such fruits, but it still took 48 more years for the practice to actually be adopted.
In 1914, Doctor Joseph Goldberger showed that the disease Pellagra which decimated large portions of the American southeast was related to diet rather than being a virus as was thought at the time, and he showed that it could be prevented by eating liver or yeast, but it was not until the 1940’s that his findings were widely acknowledged of the sickness being due to a Vitamin B deficiency.
The Theory of Cancer Being a ”Deficiency Disease”
By 1952 a San Francisco Biochemist named Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, jr., had advanced the theory that cancer, like Scurvy or Pellagra, is a ”deficiency disease” created by the lack of an essential food compound in modern man’s diet. He identified this compound as a part of the ”Nitriloside” family which occurs abundantly in nature in over 12,000 edible plants which are found in all parts of the world. It is particularly prevalent in the seeds of fruits but is also contained in grasses, maize, sorghum, millet, gesava, linseed, bitter almonds, and many other foods that are generally not consumed in large quantities by modern civilization.
A ”chronic” disease is one that does not pass away on it’s own accord, and a ”metabolic” disease is one which arises within the body and is not transmittable to others. Cancer is defined as a ”chronic metabolic” disease. Dr. Krebs has pointed out that in the entire history of medical science, there hasn’t ever been a chronic metabolic disease that was ever cured and prevented by drugs or mechanical manipulation of the body— but rather in every case the ultimate solution was found only in factors relating to adequate nutrition, and he thinks that this is an important clue as to where to concentrate study in the search for understanding of cancer.
Many Animals Instinctively Eat Nitrilocides
Many animals instinctively eat nitrilocides. Domesticated pets often instinctively seek out grasses to eat that are high in nitrilosides. Primates are known to seek out the nitriloside-rich center of apricot seeds when eating it by cracking open the hard pit. Also wild bears are great consumers of nitrilosides in their natural diet through eating certain types of berries, and also when eating prey they initially pass over the muscle portions but first consume the parts of the animal which are filled with nitriloside grasses.
The food which bears are given at the San Diego Zoo is nutritious in many respects but is lacking in nitrilosides. In one grotto alone, five bears died of cancer over six year period, with the cause being speculated by the experts at the zoo as being caused by a virus.
It is significant that cancer is never found in animals which are killed in the hunt. These creatures contract the disease only when they are domesticated by man and forced to eat the foods that he provides.
Trends of the American Diet
In the past 50 years, the foods which have been providing the American people with ample amounts of Vitamin B-17 have been pushed aside by foods devoid of this vitamin. Dr. George M. Briggs, professor of nutrition at the University of California has said, ”The typical American diet is a national disaster. If I fed it to pigs or cows without adding vitamins or other supplements, I could wipe out the livestock industry.” Grocery stores now sell many high carbohydrate foods that have been synthesized, refined, artificially flavored, and loaded with chemical preservatives. Millet was once the nation’s staple grain and it is high in nitriloside content, but now it has been replaced by wheat, which has practically none at all. Sorghum cane has been replaced by sugar cane, with the same result. Even our cattle are fed increasingly on quick-growing low-nitriloside grasses so there is less Vitamin B-17 residue in the meat we eat. In some places livestock are being fed a diet containing 15% paper to fatten them quicker for market.
During the past 50 years, the cancer rate has moved steadily upward to the point where today one out of every four people in the United States is destined to contract this disease.
Examinations of Regional Populations With Diets High in Nitrilosides
The ultimate scientific test of the vitamin theory of cancer is to examine a large number of people numbering in the thousands who over a period of many years ate a diet rich in nitrilosides, and then check the results. This has already been done.
In the remote regions of the Himalayan mountains between West Pakistan, India, and China, there is a tiny kingdom called Hunza, whose people are known the world over for their amazing longevity and good health. It is not uncommon for Hunzakuts to live to be more 100 years old. Visiting teams from the outside world report that there never has been a case of cancer in Hunzakuts. Although presently accepted science cannot account for the reason these people are free from cancer, it is interesting to note that the average Hunza diet contains over 200 times more nitrilosides than the average American diet. There a man’s wealth is measured by the amount of apricot trees he owns, and the most prized of all foods is considered to be the apricot seed. It is also interesting that when the Hunzakuts leave their secluded land and adopt the food and lifestyle of other countries, they soon succumb to the same diseases as the populations as the rest of mankind, including cancer.
Traditional eskimos are another people that have been observed by medical teams for many decades and found to be totally free from cancer. The traditional Eskimo diet is extremely rich in nitrilosides that come from the residue in the meat of Caribou and other grazing animals, as well as from the salmon berry which grows abundantly in the arctic areas. When the Eskimo abandons his traditional way of life and eats Western foods, he becomes more cancer prone than even the average American.
Other peoples of the world showing the same characteristics include the Abkhasians near the Black Sea, the Hopi and Navajo Indians of North America, and certain native populations in South America and South Africa. What these people all have in common is the fact that the degree that they are free from cancer is directly in proportion to the amount of nitrilosides in their native diets.
Some skeptics try to claim that these primitive groups are not exposed to the same cancer producing elements that modern man is, such as air pollution, smoking cigarettes, chemicals added to food and drinking water, and using the same soaps and deodorants. This is a valid point, but even that question now has been resolved by experience. For over two decades, there has been a steadily growing group of people who have accepted the vitamin theory of cancer and have altered their diets accordingly, representing all walks of life and all ages, and they make up a well defined group that is both vocal and conspicuous; and none of these vocal people has even been known to contract cancer.
The Trofoblastic Theory of Cancer
In 1902, John Beard, Professor of Embryology at the University of Edinburough in Scotland reported that there were no discernible differences between highly malignant cancer cells and certain pre-embryonic cells called ”trofoblasts” that are normal in the early stages of pregnancy. His research led to the conclusion that cancer and trofoblasts are one in the same. His theory is known as the ”trofoblastic thesis of cancer.”
The trofoblast in the early cells of pregnancy does resemble all the characteristics of a cancer cell. It spreads and multiplies rapidly as it eats it’s way into the uterus wall preparing a place where the embryo can attach itself for maternal protection and nourishment. Such a cell which is known as the ”total life cell” contains within it all of the separate characteristics of the complete organism and has the total capacity to evolve into any organ or tissue including the complete embryo itself. The ”total life cell” is triggered into producing trofoblasts when it comes into contact with estrogen— in the case of pregnancy from a fertilized egg resulting in the development of a placenta, umbilical cord and embryo, but when it occurs non-sexually as a part of the general healing process, the result is cancer.
When cancer begins to form, the body reacts by attempting to seal it off with cells that are similar to those in the location it occurs, usually resulting in a bump or a lump. Under microscopic examination, most of these tumors are shown to resemble a mixture or ”hybrid” of both trofoblast and surrounding cells, which has led many researchers to a premature conclusion that there are many types of cancers; but the degree to which various tumors appear to be different is the same degree to which they are benign— meaning to the degree that there are non-cancerous cells within in. The greater the malignancy, the more these tumors begin to resemble each other and the more clearly they begin to take on the classic characteristics of pregnancy trofoblasts. The most malignant cancers are almost indistinguishable from trofoblast cells, being ”one in the same” as Dr. Beard pointed out over 70 years ago.
All animals contain billions of white blood cells whose primary function is to attack and destroy whatever is foreign and harmful to our bodies; and it would seem logical that the white blood cells would attack cancer cells also, but since cancer is ”trofoblast” and since trofoblast is not formed to the body and is a part of the vital life cycle, nature has provided it with a very effective means of avoiding the white blood cells. This protection is created by the trofoblast being coated by a thin protein coating that carries a negative electrostatic charge, and the white cells also have a negative charge which results in the white cells and trofoblasts repelling each other due to having similar polarities.
Part of the solution to this problem is found in the pancreas, which secrets an enzyme called ”Trypsin” that digests the protective protein coat of the trofoblast when it comes in contact with it in sufficient quantity. This then exposes the cancer to the attack of the white cells and it dies. Applying this to the embryo, we find that the trofoblast cells there continue to grow and spread up until the eight week, and then suddenly stop growing and are destroyed when the baby’s pancreas begins to function.
It is significant to note that the upper intestines up at the point where the pancreas empties into it is the one place in the human body where cancer is almost never found, and also diabetics who suffer a pancreas malfunction are three times more likely to contract cancer than non-diabetics. These facts can be explained with the trofoblastic thesis of cancer.
If the pancreas is weak, or if the rate of cancer growth is so high that the enzyme Trypsin can’t keep up with it, then nature has provided a second line of defense involving a unique chemical compound that poisons the malignant cells while nourishing all the rest. This is where the ”vitamin” concept of cancer finally comes back into the picture, with the Vitamin B-17 which is found in natural foods containing nitrilosides. It is known also as Amygdalin, and as such it has been used and studied extensively for over a hundred years, but in its concentrated and purified form specifically for cancer therapy, it is also known as ”Laetrile.” For the sake of clarity in this presentation it will be referred to as ”Vitamin B-17.”
The B-17 molecule contains two units of sugar, one unit of Benzaldehyde, and one of cyanide all tightly locked together within it. Everyone knows that cyanide can be highly toxic and even fatal if taken in sufficient quantity, however, locked as it is in this natural state, it is completely inert chemically, and it has absolutely no effect on living tissue. The only substance that can unlock this molecule and release the cyanide is an enzyme called ”Beta-glucosidase,” which we shall call the ”unlocking enzyme.” When B-17 comes into contact with this enzyme, not only is the cyanide released, but also the Benzaldehyde which is highly toxic by itself, and in fact these two working together are 100 times more poisonous than either of them working separately. The unlocking enzyme is not found to any dangerous degree anywhere in the body, except in cancer cells where it always is present in great quantities. The result is Vitamin B-17 being unlocked at the cancer cell, which becomes poisonous to the cancer cell, and only to the cancer cell.
Another important enzyme called Rhodanese is the ”protecting” enzyme because it neutralizes cyanide by converting it instantly to byproducts which actually are beneficial and essential for health. This enzyme is found in great quantities in every part of the body except the cancer cells which consequently are not protected. Here then is a biochemical process that destroys cancer cells while at the same time nourishes and sustains non-cancer cells. It is an intricate and perfect mechanism of nature that simply couldn’t have been accidental.
There is much speculation today about carcinogens— the things that supposedly cause cancer. We are told that researchers now have proven that smoking, excessive exposure to the sun, chemical additives to our food, or even certain viruses can all cause cancer, but the real cause is an enzyme and vitamin deficiency. The other things are merely the specific triggers that start the process. Anything that produces prolonged stress or damage to the body can trigger the production of estrogen as a part of the healing process. If this goes unchecked because the body lacks the necessary ingredients to fight back, then the result is cancer. Specific carcinogens, therefore, do not cause cancer, they merely determine where it is going to occur.
Of course nature’s defenses against cancer include more than just the pancreatic enzymes and Vitamin B-17. Research has shown that an important role may be played by other enzymes, other vitamins, oxygenation of the blood, PH levels, and even body temperature. Vitamin B-17 seems to be the most vital and direct acting of all these factors, but none of them can be ignored because they are an interlocking part of the total natural mechanism.
This mechanism works in practice simply by someone eating foods rich in all the vitamins and minerals and minimizing damage or stress to the body.
The reality of the Vitamin B-17 concept of cancer has been proven in the laboratory beyond any doubt, for example, Dr. Dean Burk, head of the Cytochemistry section of the National Cancer Institute has reported that in a series of tests on animal tissue, the B-17 had no effect, but released so much cyanide and Benzaldehyde when it came in contact with cancer cells that not one of them could survive. He said, ”When we add Laetrile to a cancer culture under the microscope, we see the cancer cells dying off like flies.”
The Safety of Vitamin B-17 and Laetrile
Vitamin B-17 is as ”harmless as any substance can be” to non-cancerous cells. For example, even life essential water or oxygen can be fatal if taken in unnaturally large doses, and this is true also of Vitamin B-17. For example, a man in California is claimed to have died from eating almost a cup of appleseeds (although the case has never been authenticated), but if he had eaten the apples also, he would have obtained enough extra Rhodanese from the whole fruit to offset the effect of that many seeds in his stomach, but that would have required that he eat several cases of apples which of course would have been impossible in the first place. Nature can do only so much and it cannot anticipate excess of this kind, therefore it is wise to follow the simple rule that one should not eat at one time more seeds than he likely would consume if he was eating a reasonable quantity of the whole fruit. This is a commonsense rule with a large safety margin that can be followed with complete confidence.
When it comes to the laboratory forms of Vitamin B-17 known as Amygdalin or Laetrile, there is even less cause for concern. For over one hundred years, standard pharmacology reference books have described this substance as ”non-toxic.” After a century of use in all parts of the world, there never has been single reported case of related death or even serious illness. In one series of tests, white rats were fed seventy times the normal human dose of Laetrile, and the only side effects produced were greater appetite, weight gain, and superior health, just what one would expect from taking a vitamin. Aspirin tablets are twenty time more toxic than the equivalent amount of Laetrile, and in fact Dr. Burk of the National Cancer Institute has demonstrated that Laetrile is even less toxic than sugar.
Issues With The 1953 Cancer Commission Report Which Inaccurately Claims Laetrile To Be Ineffective
Does Laetrile or Vitamin B-17 actually control cancer in human beings? And if it does, is there statistical evidence to back up these claims? Spokesmen for organized medicine say ”no,” however almost all opposition to Laetrile is based upon a hightly flawed 1953 report by the Cancer Commission of the California Medical Association. The report said, ”No satisfactory evidence has been produced to indicate any significant cytotoxic effect of Laetrile on the cancer cell.”
Using this report as a primary reference, government agencies soon declared that it was illegal to prescribe, transport, or even recommend Laetrile. The report was written by the Committee Chairman Dr. Ian MacDonald, and the Committee Secretary Dr. Henry Garland. There were seven other prominent physicians appointed to the committee, but none of them— not even the men who wrote the report, had any personal experience with Laetrile. They had based their conclusions entirely on the written records of others.
It is shown that the scientific judgement of these men had been compromised, as MacDonald and Garland had made headlines claiming there was no connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. In fact, MacDonald had claimed that ”24 cigarettes a day was a harmless pastime,” and then he said ”a pack a day keeps lung cancer away.” But even more important than their scientific ineptitude is the fact that both men actually have falsified their summary of the Laetrile experiments. For example, their report claimed that microscopic examinations of tumors taken from patients treated with Laetrile showed no evidence of beneficial chemical effect, yet ten years later it was learned that one of the pathologists conducting the examinations in fact did report several instances of tumor destruction, which he stated at the time could well have been caused by the action of Laetrile. MacDonald and Garland had not told the truth.
The report also stated that laboratory technicians had tried unsuccessfully to release cyanide from Laetrile, and this was offered as powerful evidence that the entire theory was a fraud, and yet, just two months prior to that, the American Medical Association chemical lab had reported that it had been successful in releasing cyanide from Laetrile; also other labs have done this also, including the California Food and Drug Lab and the Cytochemistry lab of the National Cancer Institute. Once again MacDonald and Garland had obscured the truth.
Another important aspect of this report is that the patients have received extremely small doses of Laetrile, much too small to prove anything. Today it is not uncommon to administer two or three grams of the material in a single injection, and generally, thirty or forty grams are required before the patient can report tangible signs of improvement; but in the California experiment, the maximum total dosage was only about two grams, and even that was divided among twelve injections. Five patients have received only two injections, and five had received only one, so its not surprising that these experiments had failed to obtain convincing evidence that Laetrile worked. This and other discredited reports continue to be cited by the American Cancer Society as proof of Laetrile being a hoax.
Proof of Effectiveness of Laetrile
As previously explained, the health records of many groups of people around the world are statistically conclusive that Vitamin B-17 does control cancer in human beings with effectiveness approaching 100%.
Laetrile can restore a person to health after he had contracted cancer if it is caught in time, and if the patient isn’t too badly damaged by prior X-ray treatment or toxic drugs. Unfortunately, most cancer victims start taking Laetrile only after their disease had so far advanced that they have been given up as ”hopeless” by routine medical channels. Usually they’ve been told that they have only a few more months or weeks to live, and it’s in this tragic state of near-death that they turn to vitamin therapy as a last resort. If they die, and many do, they are counted as statistical failures for Laetrile, but in reality it is a victory for Laetrile that any of them were saved at this stage, because once a deficiency disease has progressed so far the damage it does cannot be reversed. This is similar to a person dying from a gunshot wound even after the bullet has been removed. Likewise, a person can have his cancer destroyed with Laetrile, but still die from the irreversible damage already done to his vital organs.
So in view of these facts, the number of terminal patients who have been restored to health has been impressive. In fact, there are literally thousands of such case histories in the medical record, but the American Cancer Society is trying to create the impression that the only ones who claim to have been saved by Laetrile are those who merely were ”hypochondriacs” and who never really had cancer in the first place.
Case Histories of Laetrile Successes
Mr David Edmonds, of Pinole, CA, was operated on in June of 1971 for cancer of the colon, which also had spread to his bladder. When the surgeon opened him up, he found that the malignant tissue was so widespread that it was almost impossible to remove it all. The blockage of the intestines was relieved by severing the colon and bringing the open end to the outside of his abdomen, which is a procedure known as a Colonoscopy. Five months later, the cancer had returned, and Mr. Edmonds was told that he only had a few more months to live. After this prognosis he decided to try Laetrile treatments, and six months later he was well enough to resume an almost normal routine. An exploratory Cystoscopy of his bladder revealed that the cancer there had completely disappeared. At his own insistence, he was re-admitted to the hospital to see if his colon could be put back together again, and in surgery they found nothing even resembling cancer tissue, so they reconnected the colon, and it was the first time the hospital ever performed such an operation. Mr. Edmonds is now living a near normal life of health and vigor.
In 1967, Mrs. Joanne Wilkinson had a tumor removed from her lower left leg just below the thigh. Four months later the cancer reoccurred, requiring additional surgery and the removal of muscle and bone. A year later, a lump in her groin appeared and a biopsy revealed that her cancer had returned and was spreading. Her doctor told her that surgery would be necessary again, but this time they would have to amputate the leg, the hip, and probably the bladder and one of the kidneys as well. The plan was to open up her lungs first to see if cancer had located there. If it had, then they would not amputate, because there wouldn’t be any chance of saving her anyway.
At the urging of her sister and a mutual friend, Mrs. Wilkinson decided not to undergo surgery but to try Laetrile instead. Her doctor was upset by this and told her that if she didn’t have the surgery, she couldn’t possibly live longer than twelve weeks. Five weeks after starting Laetrile, the lump in her groin disappeared. Today, years later, she is living a healthy and productive life.
In 1972, Dr. Dale Danner, a podiatrist from Santa Paula, California, developed a pain in his right leg and a severe cough. X-rays revealed a carcinoma of both lungs and what appeared to be massive secondary tumors in the leg. The cancer was inoperable and resistant to radio therapy. The prognosis was that his condition was incurable and fatal.
At the insistence of his mother, Dr. Danner agreed to try Laetrile, although he had no faith in its effectiveness. Primarily, just to please her, he obtained a large supply in Mexico. But he was convinced from what he had read in medical journals that it was nothing but quackery and a fraud. ”Perhaps it was even dangerous,” he thought, for he noticed from the literature that it contained large amounts of cyanide.
Within a few weeks the pain and the coughing had progressed to the point where no amount of medication could hold it back. Forced to crawl on his hands and knees, and unable to sleep for three days and nights, he became despondent and desperate. Groggy from the lack of sleep, from the drugs, and from the pain, finally he turned to his supply of Laetrile. Giving himself one more massive dose of medication, hopefully to bring on sleep, he then proceeded to administer the Laetrile directly into an artery. Before losing consciousness from the medication, Dr. Danner had succeeded in taking at least an entire ten-day supply— and possibly as high as a twenty day supply— all at once.
When he awoke thirty six hours later, much to his amazement, not only was he still alive, but also the cough and pain were greatly reduced. His appetite had returned, and he was feeling better than he had in months. Reluctantly he had to admit that Laetrile was working. So he obtained an additional supply and began routine treatment with smaller doses. Three months later he was back to work.
Thousands of Similar Documented Successes
Since Laetrile was developed in 1952, there have been literally thousands of similar case histories reported and documented, and when all these are viewed as a group, they begin to take on the form of numerical statistics, which are more meaningful than individual cases. There have been at least twenty six medical papers published by well-known physicians who have used Laetrile experimentally in the treatment of their own patients, and who have concluded that Laetrile is both safe and effective in the treatment of cancer.
Well Known Physicians Who Support Laetrile
The American Cancer Society and other spokesman for the medical establishment would have us believe that only crackpots would endorse Laetrile, but many prestigious doctors support the treatments. Following are a few of those names:
In West Germany there is Dr. Hans Nifper, director of the department of medicine at the Silversea Hospital in Hanover. He is a pioneer in the medical use of cobalt and is credited with developing the anti-cancer drug Cyclophosphamide. He is one of the world’s most famous and respected cancer specialists.
In Canada, there is Dr. N.R. Bouziane, director of research laboratories at Saint-Jean-de-Dieu Hospital in Montreal. He is a member of the Hospital’s tumor board in charge of chemotherapy, and he is Dean of the American Association of Bioanalysts.
In the Philippines, there is Dr. Manuel Navarro, professor of medicine and surgery at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He is distinguished internationally as a cancer researcher, and has over 100 major scientific papers to his credit, some of which have been read before the International Cancer Congress.
In Mexico, there is Dr. Ernesto Contreras, who for over a decade has operated the famous ”good samaritan” cancer clinic in Tijuana, and he is one of Mexico’s most distinguished medical figures. He received post-graduate training at Harvard’s Children Hospital in Boston. He has served as professor of histology and pathology at the Mexican Army Medical School, and as the chief pathologist at the Army Hospital in Mexico City.
In Belgium, there is Dr. Maisin of the University of Louvain, In Italy, there is Dr. Guidetti of the University of Turin, in Japan there is Dr. Sakai, a prominent physician in Tokyo, and in the United States, there are such respected names as Dr. Burk of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Morrone of the Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Krebs who developed Laetrile, Dr. Richardson of San Francisco, and many more from over twenty countries with equally impeccable credentials.
In the United States, if a doctor is to avoid being called a ”quack,” he must practice what is called ”consensus medicine.” In other words, he must use only those treatments that are generally also used by his colleagues. At the present time in the field of cancer, those are limited to surgery, X-ray, and drugs. Following is a description of the results of those treatments:
Surgery is the least harmful of the three treatments, and in some cases it can be a lifesaving stopgap measure. Surgery also has the phycological advantage of visibly removing the tumor; however, the degree that surgery is useful is proportionate to the degree that the tumor is not malignant, and the most highly malignant tumors of all generally are considered inoperable. The statistical rate of long-term survival after surgery is at best only 10-15%, and once the cancer has metastasized to a secondary location, surgery has almost no survival value whatsoever because it removes only the tumor but not the cause.
The rationale behind X-ray therapy is essentially the same as with surgery. The medical objective is to remove the tumor, but to do so by burning it away rather than cutting it out. With this process it is primarily the non-cancer cells that are destroyed, and the more malignant the tumor, the more resistant it is to radio therapy. In fact, this procedure has all the limitations and drawbacks of surgery plus it actually increases the likelihood that cancer will increase in other parts of the body due to it involving exposing the body to excessive radioactivity. Also, once the cancer has metastasized to a second location, there is practically no chance that the patient will survive.
X-rays induce cancer because of at least two factors, first they do physical damage to the body, which triggers the production of trofoblast cells as part of the healing process, and second they weaken or destroy the production of white blood cells which constitute the immunological defense mechanism which is the body’s front line defense against cancer.
The record of so-called anti-cancer drugs is even worse. Most of them currently in use are highly poisonous, not just to cancer cells but to the rest of the body as well, and in fact generally they are more deadly to the healthy tissue than they are to the malignant cells. Most of these drugs are described as “Radiomimetic,” which means that they “mimic,” or produce the same effects as radiation, and consequently they also suppress the immunological defense mechanism and thus help to spread the cancer to other areas of the body. These chemicals do their damage to every cell in the entire body rather than being more focused as X-rays are.
Toxic Drugs Tested on Humans
The use of exotic highly toxic drugs being tested every year makes cancer patients human ginuea pigs. The tragic results are depicted in just a few of the statements taken from official chemotherapy reports of the National Cancer Institute:
”An effort was made to choose patients who were well enough to withstand the anticipated toxicity… Early death of two of the first five patients treated caused a reduction to 8.0 mg/kr/day, No significant antitumor benefit of any duration was observed.”
”In this study, six of the eight [children] died… No therapeutic effect was observed. Toxic clinical manifestations consisted of vomiting, hypertension, changes in oral mucous membranes, and diarrhea… Renal damage and cerebral adema were observed at postmortem examinations in each of the six patients who died while receiving this drug.”
”The death of two patients was unequivocally caused by drug toxicity… Eight of the fourteen patients who survived their initial courses of therapy showed rapid and general deterioration and died within ten weeks after therapy began.”
Such deadly experiments which are fully approved by organized medicine can only be described as being ”human vivisection.”
A Statistical Comparison of Results From ”Vitamin” Therapy and ”Orthodox” Therapies
The statistics that follow are taken from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and from the clinical records of those physicians who have used Laetrile in the treatment of their own patients. The figures shown are averages for all kinds of cancer and all groups of people together.
Of cases of advanced metastasized cancer, who have been told by their physician that there is no hope, only 15% will be saved when they turn to vitamin therapy, but only 1/10th of a percent of them will survive five years with orthodox treatments.
Of early diagnosed cancer, at least 80% will be saved by vitamin therapy, with only 15% being saved by orthodox treatments.
And for those who presently are healthy with no clinical cancer to begin with, close to 100% can expect to be free from cancer, as long as they routinely obtain adequate amounts of Vitamin B-17, but those who subsist on the typical American diet and rely only on the therapies of organized medicine, are doomed to a survival rate of just 84%. Note that this figure includes all ages, and it is much less for those above 30.
Persecution of Doctors Who Practice Vitamin Therapy
No matter how harmful orthodox treatments may be, consensus medicine demands that they be used by every physician. Regardless of how many patients are lost to orthodox doctors, their professional standing is upheld because those who pass judgement through peer review are using the same treatments and getting the same tragic results. On the other hand, if a physician dares to apply nutrition as the basis of his treatment, even if he attains a high degree of success, he is condemned as a ”quack” and may loose his hospital privileges and is even subject to arrest.
The ”Politics” of Cancer Therapy is More Complicated Than the ”Science” of Cancer Therapy
Vested interests play an important role in opposition to vitamin therapy. The ”science” of cancer therapy isn’t nearly as complicated as the ”politics” of cancer therapy. The history of how these vested interests have succeeded in influencing the medical profession, government agencies, and public opinion is not fully covered in this documentary. For the full story of both the science and the politics, read G. Edward Griffin’s books ”World Without Cancer,” (part I and also part II), which contain all the information presented in this film plus much more. It includes extensive extracts from primary research documents, and it is footnoted.
Once Vitamin B-17 is as widely understood and available as other vitamins, cancer will be as rare as scurvy or Pellagra today. When Nitrilocides are used perhaps as a routine seasoning to our food such as iodized table salt, then the battle finally will be won. ”This is our goal, and it’s an objective that can be reached right now by anyone who will act upon this knowledge. You and your family now may become secure from cancer. But that’s only because someone else has helped to bring these facts to your attention. Can you do less for others? Join with us in this noble task, together we can create a world without cancer.”