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Jan 8, 2014

The Real Story on The Hunza Diet & Apricots Kernels

Keith Scott-Mumby

The Real Story of the Hunzas (Hunzakut) & Why I don’t Believe in the Apricot Kernels Nonsense In November, 1921, a great English physician, Sir Robert McCarrison (after whom the McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health is named), visited the USA at the invitation of the University of Pittsburgh, to deliver the annual sixth Mellon […]

Jan 8, 2014

The Real Story on The Hunza Diet & Apricots Kernels

Keith Scott-Mumby

The Real Story of the Hunzas (Hunzakut) & Why I don’t Believe in the Apricot Kernels Nonsense In November, 1921, a great English physician, Sir Robert McCarrison (after whom the McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health is named), visited the USA at the invitation of the University of Pittsburgh, to deliver the annual sixth Mellon […] The post The Real Story on The Hunza Diet & Apricots Kernels appeared first on Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby.

May 26, 2013

The Laetrile Scam

Keith Scott-Mumby

Testimonials Are Not Science Just writing about Sir Robert McCarrison and The Hunzas he so famously studied has prompted me to enter a word about the apricot kernels and amygdalin/laetrile scam (read that piece here) Several promoters are making fortunes by promoting amygdalin, laetrile and so-called “B17” as a cancer treatment. It’s fake; don’t fall […]

May 26, 2013

The Laetrile Scam

Keith Scott-Mumby

Testimonials Are Not Science Just writing about Sir Robert McCarrison and The Hunzas he so famously studied has prompted me to enter a word about the apricot kernels and amygdalin/laetrile scam (read that piece here) Several promoters are making fortunes by promoting amygdalin, laetrile and so-called “B17” as a cancer treatment. It’s fake; don’t fall […] The post The Laetrile Scam appeared first on Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby.

Feb 4, 2012

Apricots, Laetrile and Cancer AGAIN!

Keith Scott-Mumby

If you didn’t get the first part of the discussion on this topic, you can read about it here: Cancer is not an apricot deficiency This article by me provoked a lot of response. It’s amazing how many people want to defend this Laetrile (amygdalin) hokum. One colleague even quoted research by Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, the scientist who performed the requested tests at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He claimed that laetrile inhibited secondary tumors in mice, though it did not destroy the primary tumors. He repeated the experiment several times with the same results (he says). However, three other researchers were unable to confirm Sugiura’s results. While these uncontrolled and inconclusive results were considered too preliminary to publish, they were leaked to laetrile advocates, resulting in significant public uproar that here was an amazing new cancer “cure” being suppressed. From that day forward, I don’t anybody in alternative medicine (except me!) followed along. It was a proven deal, that laetrile worked. Well, it wasn’t. What’s more the basic requirements of science were not met. There has to be reproducibility. If others can’t copy what you did, chances are, you are WRONG.

Feb 4, 2012

Apricots, Laetrile and Cancer AGAIN!

Keith Scott-Mumby

If you didn’t get the first part of the discussion on this topic, you can read about it here: Cancer is not an apricot deficiency This article by me provoked a lot of response. It’s amazing how many people want to defend this Laetrile (amygdalin) hokum. One colleague even quoted research by Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, the scientist who performed the requested tests at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He claimed that laetrile inhibited secondary tumors in mice, though it did not destroy the primary tumors. He repeated the experiment several times with the same results (he says). However, three other researchers were unable to confirm Sugiura’s results. While these uncontrolled and inconclusive results were considered too preliminary to publish, they were leaked to laetrile advocates, resulting in significant public uproar that here was an amazing new cancer “cure” being suppressed. From that day forward, I don’t anybody in alternative medicine (except me!) followed along. It was a proven deal, that laetrile worked. Well, it wasn’t. What’s more the basic requirements of science were not met. There has to be reproducibility. If others can’t copy what you did, chances are, you are WRONG.
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