Dear Ministry Partner,
At this present time in America,
about 1 out of every 3 people has cancer in their lifetime. Present
statistics are that 1 out of every 3 men will have prostate
cancer affects 1 in 8 women and is the leading cause of death
in women ages 35-54. British researcher Phillip
Day reports that around the year 1900 in America, less than
1 out of every 200 people developed a cancer of any kind. It is
reported in the media that at the present rates of increase, every
American will have some form of cancer by the year 2025. I have
no reason to question these statistics as my mother died of uterine
cancer, my father had leukemia
(a form of cancer), other relatives have had cancer, and my wife
had a cancerous
mole removed from her arm.
However, the amazing thing is that
there are cultures around the world where cancer is almost unheard
of. Tribes in the Karakonims
of Pakistan [the
Hunzas], the aboriginal Eskimo,
of the Philippines, tribes of South Africa and South America living
on native foods, Australian
aborigines, the North American Navajo-Hopi
Indian in their native state, and others like them almost never
have cancer. In fact, the Pentecostal
Evangel reported that "When a medical team led by
Dr. Robert McGarrison studied the Hunzas in the 1940's, the physicians
did not find a single case of cancer...the Hunzas had an average
life span of 90 years, and often more than 120 years."
(Furthermore, natives of these tribes, who move into urban "civilized"
areas and change their diets accordingly, always begin to experience
cancer at the regular western incidence rate.) And Seventh
Day Adventist church members in America have a 50% lower rate
of cancer than other Americans. The primary factor in these lower
cancer rates? The answer is food choices. Genesis
1:29 says, "I give
you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and
every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours
And it is a specific group of foods
which prevent and heal cancer. Research has been leading to conclusive
evidence that it is foods which contain vitamin
B17, also referred to as amygdalin,
nitriloside, and laetrile (short for lavomandelanitril). Native
or so-called primitive people rely upon a diet containing as much
as 250 to 3,000 mg of B17 in their daily foods. Civilized, westernized
man, on the other hand, relies on a diet that probably provides
an average of less than 2 mg B17 a day according to researcher
and biochemist Dr.
Ernst Krebs. The cancer-free secret of the Hunzas lies primarily
in their consumption of apricot seeds (a tremendous source of
In a land without money, a Hunza's wealth was measured by how
many apricot trees he owned, and it was common to eat 30 to 50
apricot seeds as an after-lunch snack. This alone would provide
over 150 mg of Vitamin B17.
Understanding what cancer is and
why it happens is the first key to ending it in the lives of believers.
Around 1900, an embryologist named Professor John
Beard at Edinburgh University of was studying the process
of pregnancy. He found that the hormone estrogen stimulates stem
cells to begin rapidly multiplying into a cell mass called a trophoblast.
The purpose of this process is to etch away part of the uterus
wall so the embryo can attach itself and then begin growing in
the womb. Around day 56, the embryo's pancreas usually begin functioning
and release the pancreatic enzymes trypsin and chymotrypsin which
chemically eat the protein coating of trophoblast growth, ending
it. Professor Beard found that in the rare event the embryo's
pancreas failed to develop and release these two "dissolving"
enzymes, the growth of the trophoblast would continue and the
mother and embryo would die of the resulting ongoing tumor —
referred to as cancer.
Whenever a human being experiences
any damage to his or her cells, this same stem cell growth process
occurs trying to "re-grow" or heal the tissue that was
damaged — whether injured by external physical accident
or internal toxins and man-made chemicals (including tobacco smoke,
food additives, and even chlorine in city water — a known
cancer-causing agent). If the growing tissue does not have the
necessary ingredients to stop the cell growth (sufficient pancreatic
enzymes and vitamin B17/laetrile
), the resulting unstopped tissue turns into what medical science
calls cancerous tumor.
Dr. Ernst Krebs and his father in
Nevada picked up on this research in the 1950's and continued
discovering the chemical processes which stop cancer cells. They
discovered that cancer "trophoblast" cells have an intense
coating of beta-glucosidase which normal cells do not have. The
interacts with this cell coating in a complex way resulting in
the poisoning of the cancer cells (but it is harmless to normal
cells). God has built into 1,200 edible plants on the earth the
very means to kill cancer — this is a laboratory-proven
There are several factors that contribute
to developing cancer.
(1) A high animal
protein diet (including milk, cheese, and eggs) uses up the available
pancreatic enzymes to digest protein tissue. Proverbs
23:20 says, "Do not join those who...gorge
themselves on meat." (Note — nutritionists
agree that small amounts of meat are healthy and needed by the
body, but not regular large amounts of domestic animals.)
(2) A diet that
is low in plant foods which contain vitamin B17/laetrile
is deficient at stopping the uncontrolled growth of this tissue
we call cancer.
(3) Most Americans
have a high rate of internal cell damage spurring cell re-growth
which is commonly caused by western intake of manmade toxic chemicals
and radiation. These three factors set the stage for many people
to experience unchecked internal growth of tissue that we call
lung cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, colon cancer, prostate
In the 1970's, President
Nixon had his health advisor appoint renowned cancer researcher
Kanematsu Sugiura to do a 5-year series of tests to see if
worked as claimed. In a largely positive study published in 1978
in the Journal of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Susugora proved that
worked when used in combination with the pancreatic enzymes and
would stop the spread of cancer.
However, major pharmaceutical companies
were not interested in vitamin B17/laetrile
(and were even hostile) because they were not able to patent a
simple vitamin found in 1,200 edible plants around the world.
You might be asking yourself why don't doctors tell cancer patients
about nutritional alternatives? First, some do — including
Treatment Center in Tulsa which had the famous nutritionist
Quillin. But each profession has its own areas that it studies.
Medical doctors have spent years studying surgical techniques
rather than nutrition. Second, consider this: when you take your
crashed car to an auto body shop, you don't expect questions from
the mechanic about how fast you drive and a lecture on how you
should change your driving habits. Similarly, it is usually not
a doctor's responsibility to prevent your health problems, just
fix them with whatever the American
Medical Society has approved for treatments. If the doctor
recommends treatment that is not AMA approved (and nutritional
treatment is usually not), then he could risk losing his medical
license. Last, Steven
Ransom reports that 119 million dollars a day are spent on
the traditional cancer treatments, so it takes a very unselfish
medical professional to send business to the "competition".
Plus, it took 200 years for society to fully embrace that vitamin
C would prevent and cure scurvy, and it has been a similar uphill
road to embrace that B17/laetrile
may help prevent and cure cancer.
Another factor in this "American"
loss of a diet rich in vitamin B17/laetrile
is our shift to a wheat based food system. Wheat is a valuable
food which has protein and other nutrients, but it is devoid of
Other grains are rich in B17/laetrile
such as barley, millet, and lentils, which is likely why God directed
His people to make bread out of multiple grains. Ezekiel
4:9 says, "Take for yourself wheat, barley,
beans, lentils, millet, and spelt; put them into one vessel, and
make bread of them for yourself." This flour
would be rich in B17/laetrile,
but American wheat flour is not. Dr. Rex Russell points out that
the baking industry also removes more than 20 vitamins from wheat
flour in an attempt to lengthen the shelf life of white bread.
He said, "Because the wheat germ layer in the wheat grain
has been removed, bacteria and molds that would spoil the bread
can't live on it — and neither can we. Those lost nutrients
and enzymes are the God-given balance to the kernel; they allow
us to thrive."
In his 1974 book World
Without Cancer, Edward Griffin points out that most foods
high in B17/laetrile
generally have been deleted from the menus of modern civilization.
God says in Revelation
22:2, "The leaves of the tree are for the
healing of the nations." Use our Response Form
this month and we will send you a free packet with a variety of
valuable information including a list of common foods high in
[As a necessary disclaimer, I am not a medical doctor and this
is not medical advice. Each person is encouraged to see an appropriate
doctor for any life-threatening condition.] At the same time,
the packet of information I will send you could possibly save
your life or someone you love.
Helping Christians Stay Alive,
Dale & Judi Leander