Wednesday, August 17, 2016



Trish and Vitamin B17


By Laura Yeager


I’ve had cancer twice, once in 2011 and again this year (2016).  During my first bout of cancer (breast cancer), my friend, Trish, kept her mouth shut and sat by while I was treated in a “mainstream” fashion; I received chemotherapy, radiation treatments and had a mastectomy.

I was cancer-free for four years, and then, a second cancer, an angiosarcoma, appeared on my breast which was treated with radiation.  It was determined that the angiosarcoma was a result of the radiation.  As you can guess, that was a huge blow.

Treatment for this cancer was another operation to cut out the bright-red blotch on my breast.

At this point, my friend could keep her mouth shut no longer.  You see, she is a big believer in alternative cancer treatments.  Specifically, she believes that people with cancer should consume B17, also known as amygdalin or laetrile.  B17 occurs naturally in the seeds of apricots, peaches and almonds. The only problem with this is that B17 is banned in the US and contains cyanide.

Believers in B17 also believe in a conspiracy theory that the United States is keeping the substance from the American public so that its wide-spread use won’t bring down the trillion dollar cancer industry.

So every day, I had to listen to Trish lecture me about how I should be taking B17 and somehow buying it on the black market.

This was extremely upsetting to me.  I didn’t believe that the “poison” would help me.  In fact, I thought it might kill me.

Trish went with me to my oncologist appointment, where she asked my doctor about the controversial substance.

“The efficacy of B17 was disproved in the 70s,” Dr. Bennet said.

“Well, you should watch some of these You Tube videos,” Trish argued.

“I don’t get my cancer knowledge from television,” Dr. Bennett sneered.

Trish didn’t let up.

At least watch this movie with me,” she said, referring to A World Without Cancer,” written and directed by G. Edward Griffin.  This movie told the B17 story.

Trish got it on You Tube, and we watched a bit of it.  It discussed how animals who ate foods with B17 in them did not get cancer.  It was making a good point, and I conceded that it was well-written, but I grew tired of it.  I guess I was just a mainstream girl.  I had never bought into alternative medicine.  I told her to turn the movie off.

“Well,” Trish said, “There are foods that contain trace amounts of B17, and I guess trace amounts would be better than nothing.  And these foods are legal.”

“Like what?”

“Like millet.”

“What’s millet?”

“It’s an ancient, gluten-free grain.  You can buy millet bread in health food stores.”

Tired of Trish badgering me about B17, I said, “OK, babe.  Go buy me some millet bread.”

To my surprise, Trish immediately got in her car and drove to the health food store, where she purchased me a loaf of millet bread, retailing at $5.99.

Needless to say, I’ve been consuming a slice of millet bread almost every day.  It’s delicious with butter.  Trish bought me the millet/zucchini version.

I’m not sure if this “wonder food” is keeping the cancer away, but I am sure that it’s keeping Trish out of my hair.





2 comments:

  1. Just who is this Trish person anyway?

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  2. The past 4 years of my life has been years of torment right from when i was diagnosed with breast cancer (triple negative) stage IV. It was hard for me because i never in my life imagined i would have anything related to cancer. The first two years my oncologist gave me so much hope that i had to undergo chemo and radiation therapy twice and the lymph nodes were still there. It kept reoccurring and i was about to lose it all. I lost weight and i had high blood pressure due to steady thinking. I got the contact of Dr. Roland whom i was told treats cancer naturally with herbal medicine, i never believed but i was dying and to satisfy my curiosity i had to invite him over and he came with his medicine and began to treat me for a month. In three months time i didn't feel any symptoms and i decided to confirm and i went to my oncologist for a test and i tested negative to cancer. I never believed in herbal methods or treatments but now i do because it saved me. You too can contact him for more info on any form of cancer and also about his medicine and treatment process on (dr.rolandoscar@gmail.com) do not die in ignorance and never give up hope.

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