Laetrile (B17) – The History of the Quack Cancer Cure That Will Give You Cyanide Poisoning

The story of Laetrile is not one about the suppression of a known cancer cure by multinational pharmaceutical companies, scared that their profits will be affected if the general population finds out, as many Laetrile/apricot kernel proponents preach. It’s the story of how two con men with a history of selling bogus cure-alls to critically ill people patented a compound that is known to release hydrogen cyanide in the body so that they could make money off people dying from cancer!

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My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

1 Comment on Laetrile (B17) – The History of the Quack Cancer Cure That Will Give You Cyanide Poisoning

  1. https://www.change.org/p/medicines-and-support-amanda-mary-jewell-the-mhra-trading-standards-must-drop-charges-against-her

    Myles Power Check this out Amanda Mary Jewell has just written a manifesto on Change.org over B17. Yes this is the Same Amanda Mary Jewell in the Jeff Holiday Videos where Amanda Mary’s henchmen are under investigation for abusing terminally ill cancer patients.

    From the Manifesto

    Amanda Mary Jewell is under fire from the MHRA for allegedly selling vitamin B17 in the form of apple seeds or apricot kernels. She is being charged with several offences and the MHRA is trying to make an example of her holistic methods and knowledge. *** Let it be known that there is NO payment options on the website so there are technically NO products for sale. She is being assaulted for claiming that B17 fights cancer. It does, and she is merely stating a fact. They (The MHRA) have to understand that the truth about an important vitamin must become public knowledge and the charges against her are unfounded and only in place in order to make an example of her to other holistic practitioners. A court proceeding will take place in the United Kingdom, and Mary will be unable to attend as she is not in the country. A judge will make a decision and we have predicted that the proverbial book will be thrown at her. The MHRA needs to back off and they need to back off now. If they do not, they are admitting to backing up an evil empire of conglomerate medicine and supporting an industry KILLING MILLIONS IN PLAIN SIGHT. They are supporting the wrong people. PERIOD.

    Please pass this on and share with everyone. ESPECIALLY OTHERS IN THE HOLISTIC COMMUNITY. WE ALL NEED TO STAND TOGETHER AND UNITE. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO LIVE IN FEAR. WE NEED TO TEACH THE WORLD.
    Below is a text copy from her Facebook Entry. I will also provide links to videos so you can make your own decision.

    Important information (Copied from facebook!) regarding Amanda Mary Jewell, BELOW!
    Please read while you can, Please share this everywhere and SUBSCRIBE! FEEL FREE TO MIRROR!!! (link back appreciated)
    MRHA, FDA Make more threats on Amanda Mary (Mary) Holistic health adviser and senior Cancer researcher at The flower of health restoration center (La Flor Dela Sulud):
    After receiving an email from the MRHA (FDA) now making threats for me to return to the UK within 14 days for promoting apple seeds and apricot kernels. Please see below:
    Dear Mrs Jewell,
    Request for PACE interview regarding the promotion of:
    B17 herbs – apple seeds/apricot seeds.
    East Sussex Trading Standards has obtained evidence of alleged offenses under various legislation.
    The supplements and their associated advertising of their healing properties and numerous health and nutrition claims made.
    The Fraud Act 2006
    The Cancer Act 1939
    The Nutrition and Health claims (England) Regulations 2007
    The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading regulations 2008
    The Human Medicines Regulations 2012
    The Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003
    Organic Products Regulation 2009
    I am therefore writing to seek a formal interview with you within the next 14 days. It is the policy of this Authority that such formal interviews shall be recorded in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
    I would be grateful if you would contact me on 01323 463431, within the next seven days, in order to arrange a mutually convenient time for this interview. If you wish to consult a solicitor over this matter it would be advisable to do so at this stage. The solicitor may be present at the interview.
    Kind regards,
    Wendy Scott
    Trading Standards Officer
    Communities, Economy and Transport
    East Sussex County Council
    t: 01323 463431
    f: 01323 463422
    e: wendy.scott@eastsussex.gov.uk
    MY REPLY:
    Dear Wendy,
    I was so pleased to hear from you about your regulations and laws of the land! I would like to draw your attention to those actually doing harm! You work for the harmaceuticals that kill people daily, your organization stops anyone getting well. I guess you believe that you talking to me about an apricot kernel or apple seed known as B17 will change the world. Columbia is a long way to fly for a chat, your coffee sucks and is not worth the flight. I am not in your jurisdiction of murdering people by Chemo or Radiation. Feel free to send me a post card from dull and controlled England.
    Please note that there are no payment options on the website! Therefore they are not for sale!

    PS I will be sharing this information across the world via my large networking data base!!! I will ensure this is now sent to over 1.5 million and will continue to share your interest in apple and apricot seeds, really, you are a jobs worth, great work satisfaction, you must feel so proud. Karma Wendy, Karma.
    NO MORE DEATHS OF DR”S ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!
    love and light always your BFF

    Contact Mary: mary@mothernatureandyou.com

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