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In performing this historic function, the Committee has developed what is arguably the broadest (non-tax-oriented) jurisdiction of any Congressional committee. Today, it maintains principal responsibility for legislative oversight relating to telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health, air quality and environmental health, the supply and delivery of energy, and interstate and foreign commerce in general. This jurisdiction extends over five Cabinet-level departments and seven independent agencies--from the Energy Department, Health and Human Services, the Transportation Department to the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and Federal Communications Commission—and sundry quasi-governmental organizations.
On January 3, 2005, the same day he left Congress, Tauzin began work as the head of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, a powerful trade group for pharmaceutical companies. It was reported that they had offered more than a million dollars per year for his services, outbidding the MPAA (L.A. Times, 9 Feb. 2004). This created a dramatic perception of impropriety, for only two months earlier Tauzin had played a key role in shepherding the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill through Congress; the Bill was beneficial to PhRMA's members.
Each molecule of Laetrile contains one unit of cyanide, one unit of benzaldehyde and two of glucose bound together tightly in a chemical bond. An enzyme called beta-glucosidase will break down the bonds holding these chemical units together, thus releasing the toxic chemicals hydrogen cyanide and benzaldehyde. This enzyme is present all over the body in small quantities but in larger quantities (upto 100 times more) at cancerous tumour sites.
Originally posted by godservant\
I know there are many posts from folks who claim they have found a cure, from onions to magnets, but I think I have found something to note - B-17.
I originally started looking at places around the globe and found a few interesting facts. I forget where (sorry), but I read of a village (and saw the same one on the Discovery channel) where there were no reported cases of cancer. Their main food - apricots.
They used the whole fruit too - including grinding the seed/pit into a flour which they consumed as well. It was discovered that the pit was high in B-17.
I've read of some clinics in Mexico having some success in preventing and curing some early forms of cancer with B-17.
I wondered why there were no B-17 suppliments at the drug stores.
There are many claims that enough B-17 digested will prevent most forms of cancer.
"What it means is that ~ If any hospital uses laetrile the law says that they jeopardize any grants from the government as well as any money from Medicaid and other hospital insurance originating from the government. Since nearly all of hospital revenues come from patient insurance, not one hospital in the U.S. will take the chance and use any banned substance including, Amygdalin ( also called Vitamin B17 and Laetrile )."
Why was B-17 banned by the FDA?
Why was the bitter almond tree banned from the US?
Why can't you get raw apricot seeds anymore?
I am not saying that I have found a cure for cancer, but I would like to bring this up for an intelligent debate. Out of all the things I have researched in cancers it seems B-17 has the most potential.
Originally posted by godservant
Thank you very much for your input. You may be right and I may be wrong. However, most know how cancer has largely increased in recent decades. There MUST be a reason. Something changed, and I still believe it was mostly our diet that brought more cancer in.
Also Byrd, it is very difficult to do any real research these days as you've got BS artist, lies, profitable claims, truth and even things that seems true, but fools even the writer at times.
I know B-17 is not a vitiamin, but it has become its name.
I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, but I am trying to find the difference between today and 100 years ago. The difference between our cancers and area's where cancers are MUCH less found. What I consistently find is diet.
You've posted a couple of links where folks died from Laetrile in an attempt to cure their cancer. Yes, it happens - you CAN overdose from it. However, there are a LOT more people (who aren't selling anything) claiming that Laetrile cured them.
Okay, let me pose some honest questions: how do you know that the cases are real? And how do you know they had a cancer diagnosis that a doctor confirmed (some people believe they have cancer when they don't have it?) I could tell you that infusions of catnip cured my cataracts... and how would you know that this is true? (It didn't, and I don't have them.)