An apricot and its cross section (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The best way to prove or disapprove the Vitamin B 17 deficiency theory of cancer would be to take a large group of people numbering in the thousands and, over a period of many years, expose them to a consistent diet of rich Nitriloside foods, and then check the results. This, surely would be the ultimate test.
Fortunately, it already has been done. In the remote recesses of the Himalaya Mountains, between west Pakistan, India, and China, there is a tiny kingdom called Hunza. These people are known the world over for their longevity and good health. The elders of the Hunza claim that they often live beyond 100 years, although some observers believe they exaggerate because old-age is a symbol of wisdom. Regardless of their true chronological age, visiting medical teams from the outside world reported that there is no cancer in Hunza.
Although presently accepted science is unable to explain why these people should have been free of cancer, it is interesting to note that the traditional Hunza diet contains over 200 times more nitriloside than the average American diet. In fact, in that land where there was no such thing as money, a man’s wealth was measured by the number of apricot trees he owned. And the most prized of all foods was considered to be the apricot seeds.
One of the first medical teams to gain access to the remote kingdom of Hunza was the world renowned British surgeon and physician Dr Robert McCarrison. Writing in the January 7, 1922 issue of the Journal of American medical Association, Dr. McCarrison reported:
“The Hunza has no known incidence of cancer. They have an abundant crop of apricots. These they dry in the sun and use very largely in their food.”
It is not uncommon for them to eat 30 to 50 apricot seeds as an after lunch snack. The women of Hunza are renowned for their strikingly smooth skin even into advanced age. Generally, their faces appear 15 to 20 years younger than their counterparts in other areas of the world. Some Hunzakuts believe there long lives are due in part to the apricot. Eaten fresh in the summer, dried in the sun for the long winter, the apricot is a staple in Hunza, much like rice is in other parts of the world. Apricot seeds are ground fine and squeezed for their rich oil, used for both frying and lighting.
And so, The Hunzakuts use the apricot, it’s seed, and the oil from the seed for practically everything. They share with most western scientists an ignorance of the chemistry and physiology of the Nitriloside content of this fruit, But they have learned empirically that’s their life is enhanced by it’s generous use. It is not surprising, therefore, to learn that westernized man is victimized by the chronic metabolic disease of cancer while his counterpart in Hunza is not,
It is sad to note that, in recent years, a narrow road was finally carved through the mountains, and food supplies from the “modern world” have arrived at last in Hunza. So have the first few cases of cancer.
From this summary of the use of vitamin B-17 (Nitriloside) by this Himalayan people, we can reasonably interpret that the reason for their freedom from cancer is the apricot kernel/seed.