The Richardson Cancer Diet

"Instead of patients spending their final days or years butchered in surgical theaters or microwaved in chemotherapy and radiation rooms," wrote Dr. John Richardson in 1977, "I have witnessed my patients experiencing an improved quality of life and enjoyment in their remaining time."

I discovered Dr. Richardson's dietary plan in the early 1990s when I was recovering from a diagnosis of Grave's Disease. Researching nutritional recommendations to restore my own health, I continuously ran across Dr. John Richardson's name in various alternative medical journals I read. I rediscovered
a piece of health history after I began exploring this unique medical doctor's work.

In the 1960's, Dr. Richardson was convinced that the cyanide containing vitamin B17 arrested, contained, and even prevented cancer, and that a lack of nutritional enzymes was at the root of cancer. I was unaware at the time that nutritional doctors around the world have presumed this for centuries. But Dr. John Richardson, M.D. was arrested for his beliefs and lost his medical license to practice because of his certainty that properly administered vitamin B17 aids in the battle against cancer. This natural approach to cancer therapy has been suppressed in America over the past fifty years, and the use of vitamin B17 is unlawful to use in cancer treatment in the United States. Dr. Richardson's case histories proved that his nutritional program did work for many cancer patients when properly administered.

The Richardson Cancer Diet is based on specific vitamins and minerals plus digestive enzymes to aid in the prevention of cancer and assist the body's immune system during cancer recovery - specific vitamins such as B15, B17, and digestive enzymes.

Dr. Richardson never stopped believing that it is not the cancer that kills, but the breakdown of the body's own defense mechanism that brings death. If the body's pancreatic enzymes, and the body's vitamin and mineral levels are adequate, according to Dr. Richardson, the immune system can actually keep cancerous cells in check. The dietary program is even safe for your pets.

Since Dr. Richardson's 'silencing' in 1977, limited research has been conducted on vitamin B17. In the late 1970's, Dr. Harold W. Manner, PhD., Chairman of the Biology Department at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, studied the overall value of Laetrile. His work was well respected and he reported B17 as being virtually non-toxic. When Dr. Manner used B17 along with vitamin A and digestive enzymes, the production of antibodies were stimulated against spontaneous breast tumors in his laboratory mice. He studied the results of complete regression in 76% of the mice treated with mammary gland cancers.

So what is vitamin B17? Vitamin B17 is a natural cyanide-containing compound that gives up its cyanide content only in the presence of a particular enzyme group called beta glucosidase. Miraculously, this enzyme group is found almost exclusively in cancer tissue, which results in the cancer's failure to survive the cyanide. There are no known harmful side effects of B17, and the cyanide in B17 does not affect non-cancerous cells.

Fruits are exceptionally high in B17, with some higher than others. Wild varieties are higher in nutrients than crossbred varieties. For example, wild choke cherries, cranberries, and crabapples are much higher in B17 than their hybrid counterparts. Have you heard the expression, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Well, here's why: apple seeds contain B17. Every animal on the planet (except the human) eats the entire apple - core, seeds, and all. Instinctively, animals know what to eat for "disease" prevention - certain natural grasses, seeded berries, and nuts that contain B17. Many vitamins and minerals found in natural foods are 'cancer tools' provided by nature to assist the body's immune system, to stimulate the detoxification of toxins at the root of cancer, and to help eliminate cancer's own toxins and wastes. Cyanide in minute quantities and in its natural state has been shown to be an essential component of normal body chemistry and can assist the body when fighting disease such as cancer.

In the past, diseases were directly traced to the lack of one or more nutrients in the diet. Dr. Richardson identified at least nine vitamins as crucial to human nutrition, and illustrated exactly how they work in the body. If your diet provides merely the vitamins A, B, (especially B1), C, and G (riboflavin), chances are the other vitamins will be found in adequate amounts in the same food sources - natural foods, that is. All vitamins contribute to health and general well being, each vitamin functioning in a highly specialized way to secure human health. Dr. Richardson brought the importance of nutrients back into cancer recovery and prevention. His story is remarkable.

To read more about The Alternative Cancer Diet visit the link belows:

* The Richardson Cancer Diet by Dr. Janet Starr Hull
* Daily Alternative Cancer News and Articles from Dr, Janet Starr Hull

Related:

* What Is The Cancer Diet?
* Cancer Diet Chapter Overview

Posted October 2004 | Permanent Link

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