As I work my way through G. Edward Griffin’s book “World Without Cancer” I am taking notes that might help me in my evaluation of Laetrile. I am also taking notes on how it is used to fight cancer. So, I’ve decide to post my personal notes – World Without Cancer for you to review and comment on.
These notes are for me but, I am making them public for your reference. If you find it useful please feel free to use anything you see here….if not feel free to discard it. It’s your choice and I am not a medical professional in any way. (see my disclaimer for more information) So, feel free to look and comment and let me know your opinions. As I update the post you will see the date change in the title of the post so keep watching for that.
I am going to try and color code all of my notes to make it easier to browse as the notes get longer. I will tag the note with a color and will also tag my remarks with the same color. The actual reference will be simple black.
The color code is as follows:
References Cited – Orange
Medical Notes – Deep Red
Reference – P.31: This book is mentioned as a reference in chapter one and is a book that I would like to read. – The Immoral Banning of B17 by Stewart M. Jones M.S., M.D Palo Alto, Calif, Jan 1974
Medical Notes – P.33: Since this came out of chapter one, I am assuming that this information may change but, at least I know recommended dosage so far. Generally, it takes an accumulation of fifty to seventy thousand milligrams over a period of about a week or ten days before the patient can report tangible indications of improvement.
Medical Notes – P.39: B17, or Laetrile, is definitely an alternative medicine by current standards but, in chapter 2, G. Edward Griffin discusses what I believe to be a paradigm shift in how cancer is treated, viewed and ultimately beaten. I am not sure that I agree with this view point yet but, I am including this in my notes because it may be true. If you have more information please contribute. – How does one evaluate the success of a cancer treatment? Is it the length of Life? The quality of life? The feeling of well-being and absence of pain? They are not concerned with the size of a tumor because, as stated previously, they know most tumors are a mixture of malignant and benign cells and that most have only a small percentage of cancer cells. If Laetrile removes 100% of a patient’s cancer, his tumor may only decrease by 10% or 15%. But who cares? The patient is back among the living again. The tumor is not the disease; it is merely the symptom of the disease.
Orthodox medicine, on the other hand, is totally focused on the tumor. To most oncologists, the tumor is the cancer. If they remove it surgically or burn it away, they happily announce to the patient: “Good news. We got it all!” They may have all of the tumor, but did they get what caused the tumor? And, in the process, did they dislodge some of those malignant cells, causing them to migrate throughout he circulatory system only to find new homes elsewhere in the body? Is that the reason so may cancer patients die of metastasized cancer to multiple locations only a few months after hearing those ludicrous words: “We go it all”?
Medical Notes – P.43: I have been using Laetrile as and, to date, it has not seemed to work. Unfortunately, I have been doing it on my own because of lack of funds. I am hoping this will change soon. I mention this because I have been completely unaware of proteolytic enzymes until now. I will be looking into this. Maybe I can get this. Also, I have only been using the tablets. – As it turned out, several others had already duplicated Sugiura’s experiments and had obtained essentially the same positive results. One was Dr. Elizabeth Stockert and another was when they did the work. Both were biochemists at Sloan-Kettering when they did the work. Schloen had gone so far as to add proteolytic enzymes to the injections – as is commonly done by Laetrile doctors – and reported a 100% cure rate among his Swiss albino mice!
Medical Notes – P.77: In chapter 5, G. Edward Griffin discusses something called the trophoblast thesis of cancer. What this idea says is that cancer is basically caused and behaves in the same way a pre-embryonic cell behaves and that it is caused and promoted by the hormone estrogen. As I noted in my review of chapter 5, I am starting to think that my cancer has been caused by plastics leaking estrogen mimicking chemicals like BPA and others. Espceially when you consider the fact that estrogen is part of the endocrine system. So, I am looking into a detox that focuses on my endocrine system if there is one. Here’s the quote: Whenever a trophoblast cell appears in the body outside of pregnancy, the natural forces that control it in a normal pregnancy may be absent and, in this case, it begins uncontrolled proliferation, invasion extension and metastasis. When this happens, it is initiated by an organizer substance, usually estrogen, the presence of which further promotes the trophoblst activity. This is the beginning of cancer.
Medical Notes – P.80-81: Cancer is also similar to the embryonic cells in the sense that they are not attacked by the body’s immune system. Because they come from within the body the immune system ignores them just like an embryo. Regardless of the fact that they are actually NOT part of the body. This is because of a coating these cells have that repel the white blood cells. Mr. Griffin points out that research has shown that pancreatic enzymes dissolve this coating and expose the cancer cells to attack from the immune system. One of the characteristics of the trophoblast is that it is surrounded by a thin protein coating that carries a negative electrostatic charge. In technical teerms this is called the pericellular sialomucin coat. The white blood cells also carry a negative charge and. And, since like polarities repel each other the trophoblast is well protected. The blocking factor is nothing more than a cellular electrostatic field
Continuing further down on page 81:
Part of nature’s solution to this problem, as pointed out by Professor Beard in 1905 is found in the ten or more pancreatic enzymes, of which trypsin and chymotrypsin are especially important in trophoblast destruction. These enzymes exist in their inactive form (as zymogens) in the pancreas gland. Only after they reach the small intestine are they converted to their active form. When these are absorbed into the blood stream and reach the trophoblast, they digest the negatively-charged protein coat. The cancer then is exposed to the attack of the white cells and it dies.
Medical Notes – P.82: Because certain foods “use up” the pancreatic enzymes for digestion a special diet is recommended that consumes less of these enzymes and frees them to dissolve this layer around the cancer cell.
He discusses a similar diet as those using B17 to fight cancer but does not give the actual diet you should follow in this chapter. I am hoping to find more on that in subsequent chapters. That diet used is from a medical study that used a weakened strain of a tuberculosis virus to weaken the cancer cells and allow the immune system to ramp up and attack the cancer. Here’s the diet which is says is similar to the diet recommended for those using B17 to fight cancer. This is a diet that uses less pancreatic enzymes according to Mr. Griffin. It consists of:
- Low Cholesterol
- No Refined Sugar
- No Poultry
- No Eggs
- Raw Vegetables and fish