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Cyanide Poisoning a Worry?

Posted by P (C) on 02/15/2007

Ted, I found it interesting, about the B-17, from one of Earth Clinic's readers, but when I went to different sites that sold it, it said not to eat too many or you could get Cyanide poisioning. Is this true, or is there more to the story?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear P: The Hunzas eat about 3-4 apricot pits a day. It is not a cyanide, it is more like a thiocyanate, and it is also found in Casavas. Some fruits have that, and so do apple seeds and peaches in lesser amounts. Millet was a diet that most American ate before Wheat was replaced. At the time of the millet diets, cancer were almost nonexistent.

The issue therefore is not how many apricots you eat. You can even eat one a day would be enough, BUT you should also take flaxseed oil, cottage cheese, a drop or two of clove oil, zinc acetate, sodium ascorbate vitamin C and even drink 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of ACV two times a day in 1/2 glass of water.

In my opinion, they should all be taken together but not too much of anything INDIVIDUALLY, even if it is NOT dangerous for you to take more than one apricot seeds. Moderation and variety seems to work generally well for alternative treatments.

'They all have antiviral (and hence anti-cancer properties) by different actions. Taking them in synergy with different supplements usually works a lot better than taking too much of any one supplements.

For example, if you take too much thiocyanate, it can lead you to iodine deficiency. So it therefore necessitates that if you take too many apricot pits, then you should do some iodine foot painting.

Taking the 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2 tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar, or one whole lime plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day takes at least 2 weeks to see any effects or improvement for simpler conditions, while it takes an average of 3 weeks for a more difficult condition. For most people, you can use the lime and baking soda to strengthen your immune system (by alkalization) even if you don't BELIEVE in alternative medicine but wished to do a scheduled chemotherapy, well, at least 3-4 weeks before the scheduled treatment anyway.

In some ways alternative can be used alone, or even in conjunction with other conventional medicine for those who don't believe that alternative medicines work. Lime and baking soda is simply food for the body, at least the vitamin C, but it is less sour tasting!

Replied by Bret
Phoenix, Arizona

Response to Laetril: I really looked hard at Laetril in 2001-02. I found that it was selectively toxic to cancer cells and our cells could process certain levels of the cytoxic "hydrogen cyanide," therefor it somehow became named as a vitamin. What I found out for sure about laetril is this: It is selectively toxic to most cancer cells. It increases the permiability of cancer cell membranes. At higher doses it does become toxic to our cells. That, like other chemo therapy drugs, prefers high metabolic cells. In low doses is a decent preventative. With stage IV cancers has no better track record on its own than chemo. Should not be only therapy used against cancer. Should be used as part of diverse and comprehensive protocols.