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How many raw apricot kernels will my aunt take per day if she active progressing ovarian cancer?

Question by Ricky: How many raw apricot kernels will my aunt take per day if she active progressing ovarian cancer?

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Answer by thinkingtime
It doesn’t matter as they have no therapeutic value. They do however contain a very small amount of cyanide. There is a reason that the clinic is in Mexico, apricot kernels for cancer is a scam.

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  1. Why would she take any?

    Apricot kernels is one of the few ‘alternative cancer cures’ that has been properly tested and trialled – and it’s been found to be completely ineffective against cancer.

    Not only that but apricot kernels are dangerous as they contain cyanide. And in the quantities suggested by those who claim them as a cancer treatment, this cyanide can be – and has been – fatal.

    So – completely useless and potentially fatal. If your aunt has any sense, she’ll avoid them

  2. No studies have demonstrated that Laetrile, found in kernels of apricots, is effective in treating cancer.

    Laetrile contains a substance that converts to cyanide, which is toxic in excess.

  3. Asking the internet to prescribe any medicine dose is unbelievably stupid.

    Not that apricot kernels are medicine – they aren’t.

    Do NOT go alternative for cancer treatment.

  4. Eating raw apricot kernels will unfortunately not be helpful. Those who wrongfully claim it works, often explains that the effect is due to the content of “Vitamin B17” (sometimes called laetrile or amygdalin).

    But it is not a vitamin. Amygdalin/laetrile was claimed to be a vitamin by chemist Ernst T. Krebs in the hope that if classified as a nutritional supplement it would escape the federal legislation regarding the marketing of drugs. He could also capitalize on the public fad for vitamins at that time. Since the early 1950s, a modified form of amygdalin has been promoted under the names laetrile and “Vitamin B17″ as a cancer cure.

    It has been tested to see if it really is effective as a cancer treatment. And the results were disappointing. Here is a review from 2007 based on 36 clinical studies on the effect of laetrile on cancer in patients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17106659?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ordinalpos=2

    None of these studies proved the effectiveness of laetrile.

    Laetrile contains cyanide, which is a type of poison. So the side effects of laetrile are the same as those of cyanide. These include

    * Sickness
    * Headache
    * Dizziness
    * Liver damage
    * A lack of oxygen to the body tissues
    * A drop in blood pressure
    * Drooping eyelids
    * Fever
    * Nerve damage, causing loss of balance and difficulty walking
    * Confusion, coma and eventually death

    It is estimated that eating approximately 50 to 60 apricot kernels, or 50g of laetrile, can cause death.

    The lack of evidence and the risk of serious side effects are more than good reasons to ban its use as cancer treatment.

    Here is more on the Laetrile myth: http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/about-cancer/treatment/complementary-alternative/therapies/laetrile

  5. Apricot kernels have not, in fact, ever been clinically trialed as a therapeutic agent against cancer. That they have is a misconception. People equate ‘Laetrile’ with apricot kernels. Laetrile is a semi-synthetic drug that shares similarities to amygdalin, which is generally extracted from bitter apricot kernels.

    The quantity of apricot kernels used therapeutically is entirely dependent upon the variety. There is no one dosage suitable for all cultivars or all individuals. The varieties available for sale have vastly different concentrations of amygdalin (“vitamin B17”). Unfortunately, a very large percentage of those available are virtually ineffective.

    Find the most bitter kernels available to you. A gradual trial and error is the only real way to establish suitable dosage. By increasing quantities very gradually (one kernel per session at a time), we can approach our natural capacities to process amygdalin safely and avoid anything beyond the most mild of side-effects, such as a slight dizziness that is not entirely unpleasant or dissimilar to a generous glass of wine.

    Though you’ll read no shortage of theoretical warnings citing the potential for fatal toxicity, not a single fatality has ever been medically or verifiably recorded resulting from the consumption of apricot kernels. This is a fact that should surprise anyone vaguely familiar with the controversy. Acute toxicity has certainly taken place, but a fatal dose is highly unlikely. The antidote for an acute situation has proven 100% effective in all cases. To put the danger into perspective, this accounts for literally hundreds of thousands of users over the course of many decades. The same can’t be said for the 79,000 people who die in the United States each year from alcohol poisoning. Imagine the global figure.

    Don’t believe everything you read and do check your facts.

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