Karen Kirkpatrick is happy to talk to anyone about vitamin B17 on 01483 423235 (UK) 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. This is a private telephone number and she may not always be able to answer, but keep trying.


No information from may be construed as medical advice or instructions. Readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and wellbeing.

QUOTES - Did you know?

"Cancer is predicted to become the number one cause of death within 20 years when the risk of developing cancer in your life will be greater than 50%"

"Already one in eight women in the UK develop breast cancer"

"Within 20 years one in four men are predicted to develop prostate cancer"

[Patrick Holford of the Institute of Optimum Nutrition, Say No To Cancer (Piatkus, London 1999 pages ix, xi, xii)]

"All the billions of dollars of research we've thrown at cancer hasn't influenced survival one little bit. More people than ever are dying from the solid tumours that make up 90% of all cancers. You'd never know any of this if you talked to the average oncologist."

[Lynne McTaggart The Cancer Handbook (What Doctors Don't Tell You, London 2000)]

"The fact is, for most of today's most common cancers, the ones that kill 90% of cancer patients every year, chemotherapy has never been proved to do any good at all and in fact may do harm."

[ed. Lynne McTaggart The Medical Desk Reference (What Doctors Don't Tell You, London, 2000) p50]

"... many medical oncologists recommend chemotherapy for virtually any tumour, with a hopefulness undiscouraged by almost invariable failure."

[Oncologist Dr Albert Braverman (Lancet, April 13, 1991)]

"It should arouse concern that, according to opinion polls, many oncologists would decline to accept cytotoxic therapy in their own case."

Dr Ulrich Abel of Heidelberg in Biomedicine and Pharmocotherapy 1992, quoted by Michael Gearin-Tosh, Living Proof: A Medical Mutiny (Scribner, London 2002)

"In my 25 years experience in this field, almost all of the long-term survivors I've known have used some alternative approaches, with or without conventional treatment."

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

"Cancer is a chronic metabolic disease and in the past such diseases (e.g. scurvy, beriberi, pellagra) have only ever been cured by a change in diet". ("A chronic disease is one which usually does not pass away of its own accord. A metabolic disease is one which occurs within the body and is not transmittable to another person.")

[G. Edward Griffin World Without Cancer (American Media, California, 1974 and 1997) p56-57]

What we eat has a great effect on the immune system, which is the first line of defence against cancer. A healthy diet including vegetables and fruit, with vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, and exercise can all boost the immune system. However when the body is under stress, of whatever kind, sometimes this is not enough.

There is a second line of defence to prevent cancer - vitamin B17, which is found in nitrilosides in hundreds of edible plants, plants which have generally been eliminated from a Western diet. Vitamin B17 contains a substance which directly targets cancer cells in the body.

"After more than twenty years of specialised work, I have found the non-toxic nitrilosides - that is, laetrile (concentrated vitamin B17) - far superior to any other known cancer treatment or preventative. In my opinion it is the only existing possibility for the ultimate control of cancer."

Dr Hans Nieper, former Director of Medicine at Silbersee Hospital in Hanover, and Director of the German Society for Medical Tumour Treatment, told news reporters on his visit to the USA in 1972.

"The ultimate question is, 'Does nutritional therapy work?' That depends on how you define 'work'. If you are tumour oriented and are looking for something to make the tumour magically disappear, no, it doesn't. If you are looking for something that will prevent the disease from spreading and save the life of the patient, yes, it does."

Dr Philip E Binzel Alive and Well (American Media, California 1994), General Practitioner in the USA, where he used vitamin B17 and nutritional therapy with phenomenal results for 18 years until he retired in 1991.

"Laetrile is goddamned quackery!"

Helene Brown, president of the American Cancer Society of California. [Today's Health, Nov. 1973 p28, quoted in World Without Cancer, G. Edward Griffin (American Media, California 1974 and 1997)]

"Those with cancer can do much to help themselves. "Other treatments (than chemotherapy) - the ones the American Cancer Society considers unproven - have better success rates. Once we all admit that, we can go forward."

[Lynne McTaggart The Cancer Handbook (What Doctors Don't Tell You, London 2000) p9]

These notes concentrate on one of those 'other treatments' - vitamin B17, but also refer to other natural treatments which will work alongside it. In a war it is not usual to rely on one type of weapon. Similarly, it may be wise to combine vitamin B17 and nutritional therapy with other therapies to increase their effectiveness.

"Since so few cancers can actually be completely cured by the official medical establishment despite billions of dollars being spent on drug development, the crucial issue is not to contract it in the first place."

Chris Woollams M.A. (Oxon) Everything you need to know to help you beat cancer (Health Issues, Buckingham 2002)

Most people reading these notes will be doing so because they, or people they know, have cancer - and they will find much information that relates to them. Nevertheless we believe the special role of VITAMIN B17 is in cancer prevention. It is easy to include in a normal, every day diet, and if everyone would recognise the necessity of doing this to prevent cancer and realise how easy it is to do, then cancer could be confined to the history books. However, since Dr Krebs did his pioneering work in the 1950s the chemicalisation of our world has continued unabated - "As the American Chemical Society catalogues the ten millionth man-made chemical ... there are 3500 chemical food additives ... [Patrick Holford (Say No to Cancer (Piatkus, London 1999 p24)]. And our food continues to contain fewer and fewer nutrients (e.g. between 1940 and 1991 magnesium in food has declined 25%, calcium by 47%, iron by 36% and copper by 62% [Dr Paul Clayton Health Defence (Accelerated Learning Systems, Aylesbury, 2002)]. So supplementation as well as changing our diet has become a necessity, as well as removing as many toxins from our lifestyle as possible. See Summary of Apricot Kernels and Vitamin B17 Therapy and the sections on supplements, diet and lifestyle

TOP of PAGE PRINT this page