Author’s Note

 LAETRILE VS CANCER – An Australian Story © October 2010


Rev. Dr Shè D'Montford Laetrile Vs Cancer An Australian Story

Rev. Dr Shè D’Montford

First published in
Nexus Magazine
Feb-Mar 2011
Pp 29-31 

Reprinted with Permission

Rev. Dr She D’Montford



Author’s Note: This article is not intended to give medical advice. I am not a medical doctor. The intention is to raise questions as to the vested interests of research results and testing methods. It is also a retelling of a personal account that should raise ethical concerns which demand answers. This article only reports and retells facts, research and statements from others who have been involved in cancer research. The purpose of this article is not to claim a cure for cancer; rather, it is an act of responsible freedom of speech that should raise questions that need addressing about the study of treatments for cancer. – SD’M


Laetrile Vs Cancer: An Australian Story

My father and his business partner were the first people to introduce Laetrile into Australia, 35 years ago.

After my father did this, people suffering from various forms of cancer chose to use it and successfully treated themselves.

However, testing was refused despite its apparent amazing results in thousands of cases, with many willing to give written accounts of their personal experiences.

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What is Laetrile?

Laetrile is a name for vitamin B17, also known as amygdaline. Vitamin B17 occurs naturally in many foods including strawberries, cashews, cassava, apple seeds, and peach and apricot kernels, and can be consumed harmlessly from these sources.

Many alternative practitioners claim that regular consumption of B17 can keep cancer at bay and is an effective treatment for many organ and skin cancers.

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Hydrogen Cyanide and Enzymes

The studies of American biochemist Ernst T. Krebs, Jr, DSc, from the late 1940s, and many others through to the present who have duplicated his findings, show that vitamin B17 is in the cyanide family, but it is good cyanide.

It is two parts glucose, one part hydrogen cyanide and one part benzaldehyde (an analgesic).

Hydrogen cyanide is non-toxic when taken as a food or in controlled doses as a refined pharmaceutical. Commonly consumed substances such as salt and sugar can be up to 20 times more toxic.

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False Testing and Vested Interests

In 1972, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioned its top doctor to conduct a study to provide evidence that Laetrile did not have an effect on cancer.

The results proved the opposite.

The study found that Laetrile inhibited the growth of tumours, stopped the spreading (metastasising) of cancer in mice relieved pain, acted as a cancer, preventative and improved general health.

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Follow the Money Trail

To make sense of something that seems bureaucratic and nonsensical, follow the money.

The money says this: when a person is diagnosed as having cancer, as many as seven people are directly employed in their treatment.

With hundreds of thousands of people being diagnosed with cancer each year, this ensures that seven times as many jobs are secured.

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A Family History

This story begins some 35 years ago when my father Geoffrey was the first person to import Laetrile into Australia.

Dad was a partner in a new health foods company, and they were also the first in the world to sell flavoured mineral water.

The market was wide open and my father had positioned himself well.

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Legal Recognition of Laetrile

There has been some progress in Australia since the mid-1970s ban, yet information about Laetrile’s benefits has not been getting through to the general public, let alone to most medical practitioners who treat cancer.

If you wish to obtain a legal permit to obtain and use Laetrile in Australia, you must proceed with caution as the regulations and permits contain ambiguous language used to protect the departments involved.

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About the Author, Contact and Articles

Reverend Dr Shè D’Montford is a teacher, healer, author, promoter and activist as well as a former Queensland business woman of the year.

She is a member of the Australian Association of accredited Alternative & Natural Therapists (AAANT) and runs the Australian Shambhallah Awareness Centre in Helensvale, Queensland.

Dr D’Montford can be contacted:

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