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vitamin B17 and apricots

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Ardbeg, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm currently looking into B17 and apricots as an anti cancer/cancer prevention measure.

    Is there anything negative about either the use of B17 or apricots to someone with type 2 diabetes?
     
  2. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    There is much information here in this link about Vitamin B17 and Cancer from Cancer Research UK.

    http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/about-canc ... s/laetrile

    There are a multitude of websites/blogs etc which propose it's use as an alternative therapy. I can't post them here so if you Google Vit B17 and Cancer you will find them all.

    This from Cancer UK :
    This rather damning one from the US where it's use is banned because of it's cyanide content apparently.......

    http://www.ihealthdirectory.com/vitamin-b17/

    Make your own mind up after reviewing ALL the evidence available. Personally, I wouldn't touch it with the proverbial........Diabetic or not.

    If your names on the bullet......... :(
     
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    frenchkittie · Well-Known Member

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    If it's dried apricots you're after, watch out for sulphur dioxide.

    Any really nice looking, bright orange dried apricots owe their lovely colour to sulphur dioxide used in the drying process, so go for the browner, less appetising looking ones.

    I'm not saying that there is any proof that sulphur dioxide, at the level used, is harmful, just that you might want to research that side of it yourself.
     
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  4. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ken.

    I'm very happy with the results of taking Benfotiamine, which is essentially a B vitamin complex. Sadly it doesn't contain B17, which, according to my research this morning, was removed from sale from high street retailer in the 1980's for no good reason. Like Benfotamaine, it can be bought online.

    Having had testicular cancer in my twenties and losing my father to prostate cancer at only 57 years of age, I'll take my chances with both B17 and apricot seeds.

    Then again, I'm also researching the end of the world theories and predictions for 2012, so we might all be dead by next December anyway. :shock: :wink: :cry:
     
  5. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    B17 isn't actually a vitamin so it's not likely to be contained in B Vit concoctions.

    If you have been researching all sides, have you seen this one about Apricot Seeds......?

    http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/apricot-seed/3

     
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    cugila · Master

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    This too.........

     
  7. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems strange it's called B17 if it ain't one of the B vitamins then isn't it? :?
     
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    cugila · Master

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    It was called that by those who wish to use it.......makes it sound healthy ! If you read the links I posted earlier it states what it actually is.......I ain't making this up ! :|

    See here :

    Information about Glycosides here : Scroll down to Cyanogenic Glycosides........

    http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/ent ... glycosides

    This from Wiki........plus a quote from that source :

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

    As a Cancer sufferer myself IMHO I can't see why anybody would even consider B17 ........

    Hope that helps.
     
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  9. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just to cheer everyone up, I'm watching a video which is available free online right now which states that people with diabetes are 3 times more likely than non diabetics to get cancer.

    The video is in 6 parts and can be watched here:

    (Promotional link removed. Forum Policy.)
     
  10. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Nice try Jim. :)

    Sorry, but as you well know Advertising and Promotion is not allowed on the Forum. Especially one that is promoting what we have just been discussing........ :wink:
     
  11. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ken,

    I have nothing to gain by the link I posted. It was merely a direct link to the 6 videos stating the case for the positive effects of B17 and apricot seeds.

    This is part of my ongoing research until such time as I feel I have seen and read enough evidence to allow me to make an informed decision. I did exactly the same process with benfotamaine, Acai Berry, etc, etc.

    if anyone wants me to share my research with them, just pm me.

    I don't want to go off at a tangent or a rant here, but what really makes my blood boil is the cr*p the Food Standards Agency allow the food industry to put in our foodstuff. It is, without question, all the carbohydrates, refined sugars, artificial flavourings, etc, etc that is responsible for obesity and most of the diseases in our bodies. :evil:
     
  12. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    We are happy for Members to discuss the product as before, although it seems it was just you and me for now ! :|

    Whether you make any gain from this is not the issue, despite the Video's actually being on the sales site. The simple fact is Forum rules do not allow the promotion and advertising of products on the Forum, unless under certain circumstances, which would have to be agreed beforehand. There are a few products which are allowed which we are fully aware of.

    The discussion is not stifled........just the promotion etc. Members can read and make their own minds up about what they see. We hope that clarifies things for you. :|
     
  13. Ardbeg

    Ardbeg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just as an update; after doing some research last weekend I decided the best thing for me to do was buy bitter apricot kernals rather than take a pill for B17.

    I ordered a 1kg bag off Ebay, which I am told should last me at least 6 months. Will start taking 4 to 6 of these per day as of today.
     
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    janice171 Family member · Newbie

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    Sorry to bring back an old thread.....

    Hi Ardbeg,
    I'd be interested to know how you got on with this little experiment?
     
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    Daki22 · Newbie

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    I recomend you some other prevention measures. is not so good for your body. It is anti cancer program and there is no information how it can ben used for diabetes.
    I have same problem and i am using liver detox program with epsom salt, curcumin, dandelion root.
     
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