In recent years, a significant reassessment of the nature and causes of cancer has taken place. Cancer was formerly believed to be a localized disease, characterized by a lesion, usually in the form of a growth, which appeared at some specific part of the body. This localized lesion was thought to be the result of an activity produced by an invading virus, carcinogenic agent, or some form of trauma such as a blow.
Today, there is a growing conviction among researchers and physicians that cancer is a complex disease that is the end result of a disturbed metabolism (body chemistry). It is an insidious disease that involves the entire body; the nervous system, digestive track, pancreas, lungs, excretory organs, endocrine system and the entire defense mechanism. The frequent reoccurrence of a malignancy after treatment with the conventional methods of surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy, results because the basic underlying metabolic cause of the cancer is rarely considered and consequently remains uncorrected.
What is metabolic therapy?
Metabolic therapy is based on the idea that many factors contribute to the occurrence of cancer; a multi-faceted healing approach is used to help eliminate the disorder. These therapies use detoxification, such as colon cleansing, to flush out toxins; anticancer diets based on whole foods; and vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which further cleanse the body, repair damaged tissues and stimulate the immune system.
Metabolic Therapy, put simply, is the use of natural food products and vitamins to prevent and treat cancer by building a strong immune system. The key to stopping cancer growth doesn’t lie in traditional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation or surgery, but with an approach that works with the body not against it.
Once the body is detoxified, vitamins are administered to build the immune system, enzymes are given to begin breaking down the protein shell that surrounds the cancer growth and protects it from the body’s immune system. Raw glandular products are also used to augment the body’s natural glands. Vitamin B17 (laetrile) and Vitamin A are then given to the patient to work with the enzymes and the immune system to destroy the cancer cell.
Initially, laetrile was looked upon as useless, which it is when in isolation. However, in Metabolic Therapy it works with enzymes, vitamins and the immune system to destroy the already weakened cancer.
Metabolic Therapy defined: A nutritional and dietary treatment approach without chemically manufactured supplements. In other words, it is a treatment with the utilization of natural food products and vitamins to treat and prevent cancer by building a strong immune system.
Metabolic Therapy for cancer was brought to the forefront of all natural therapy for cancer by Dr. Ernst & Francisco Contreras, Oasis of Hope Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico. Since the late 1970s the Contrerases have treated over 100,000 patients with some form of cancer. Their success rate is fantastic as they continue to treat cancer to this day.
The whole idea of the metabolic approach is to cleanse the body of unnatural substances, otherwise known as detoxification. Then the goal is to build the immune system with natural food and fresh squeezed juice, enzymes, vitamins, including B17, other natural vitamin supplements and pure oxygenated water.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above and following information have been extracted from treatments carried out by cancer Doctors and clinics worldwide. As alternative cancer treatments, these are considered to be most effective in the human and animal treatment of cancer. The author makes no claims, nor does she imply any success with the use of the following information. The reader must use his/her discretion and a qualified medical professional (one who believes in natural approaches to disease) to determine if this method of treatment is right for you. You, the reader, have to make the decision as to if the treatment protocol contained herein is right for you.
Mode of Action
Amygdalin (often called Laetrile or B17 ) is a relatively simple compound found in much of our food supply. It is most abundant in the seeds of non-citrus fruits. Most commercially prepared amygdalin is extracted from the seeds of the apricot.
Amygdalin is composed of two molecules of glucose (a sugar), one molecule of hydrocyanic acid (an anti-neoplastic compound), and one molecule of benzaldehyde (an analgesic).
In metabolic therapy, the amygdalin is broken down into its component parts as a result of the action of the betaglucidase. This enzyme is found in abundance in cancer cells, and is relatively deficient in normal cells.
Consequently, the cyanide is released only where there is an active cancer lesion. This liberation of cyanide under controlled and safe conditions insures that an adequate dosage can be administered without the threat of toxic side effects. This absence of cyanide toxicity is further insured by the action of the thodanese, another enzyme. This enzyme is present in large quantities in normal cells but is very small amounts in cancer cells.
Detoxification of cyanide occurs, therefore, in normal mammalian tissue through the action of this rhodanese which, in the presence of sulfer-bearing compounds, converts free cyanide to thiocyanate, a perfectly nontoxic compound. The thiocynate is excreted in the urine.
Administration of Amygdalin
Slow drip infusion. The most efficacious mode of administration is through the slow-drip infusion technique which was developed in Tijuana, Mexico. It became apparent that the breakdown of amygdalin and its subsequent detoxification was very rapid. If it were to be administered over a longer period of time, this could be overcome. In addition, the amygdalin must pass through many biological membranes in order to reach its site of action. This can be accomplished by combining the amygdalin with Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO-labratory grade). Finally, as vitamin C is known to slow the growth of tumors, it is added to allow the amygdalin and the rest of the metabolic therapy more time to work.
The amygdalin should be added just prior to injection to insure maximum potency. This complete infusion is administered intravenously over a two to three hour period.
More rapid administration can result in a localized burning sensation due to the large amounts of vitamin C. This infusion is administered daily over the first 21 days of metabolic therapy.
Intravenous Injection. In some instance where the slow drip infusion is not practical, intravenous administration of amygdalin can be used. This method provides the same high concentration in the blood as the slow drip infusion. Three vials (3 grams each) are administered daily in a slow intravenous push, usually in the brachial vein just proximate to the elbow. Preferably this administration should be between meals. The intravenous administration should be daily for 21 days.
Oral Ingestion. This is the most convenient and most frequently used method of amygdalin administration. The patients leaving the clinic are placed on oral amygdalin. Also, because of the difficulty for some patients in going to the physicians daily, many doctors prefer this method.
For treatment: The tablet side is 500 milligrams (mg). Two of these tablets should be given 3 times a day. If patients have difficulty swallowing, the tablets may be broken up and added to the soft food. The patient should take 1 tablet six times a day.
As a preventive: The tablet size is 100mg. One or two tablets should be taken daily.