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Laetrile (B17)
Also Known As:
Amygdalin , B17

Often given intravenously as part of a programme of Metabolic Therapy, Laetrile is a non-toxic extract of apricot kernels. The claimed mechanism of action that is broken down by enzymes found in cancer cells. Hydrogen cyanide, one of the products of this reaction then has a local toxic effect on the cells.


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There have been significant developments regarding the evidence base of this therapy in recent years and so our Directory entry is currently being updated to reflect this.

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Dr Gilberto Alvarez
Tijuana, Mexico
Dr. Gilberto Alvarez has been the Medical Director at The Stella Maris Clinic since 1993. The Clinic offers help for cancer patients and those with other degenerative diseases using a metabolic approach in four different fields. ...
Dr Hartmut Baltin
Aschau, Germany
Dr. Hartmut Baltin uses naturopathic and holistic healing methods to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, autoimmune and other chronic diseases. ...
Dr Jose Henriquez
Tijuana, Mexico
Integrative Whole Health Clinic (IWHC) is under the direction of Jose A. Henriquez MD. The clinic combines traditional protocol with complementary treatments ...
Martin Milner
Portland, United States
Martin Milner N.D, is the medical advisor for the Health Sciences Institute’s advisory panel who are looking for alternatives to mainstream medicine. ...
Dr Garrett Swetlikoff
Kelowna, Canada
Dr. Garrett Swetlikoff, a naturopathic physician, is a 1988 graduate of Bastyr University, where he obtained a degree in Naturopathic Medicine. ...
Arcadia Praxis Klinik
Bad Emstal, Germany
Arcadia Praxisklinik is specialised in the treatment of cancer where a customised concept for patient’s treatment is developed. They also provide a ...
CHIPSA-Centre For integrated Medicine
Tijuana, Mexico
CHIPSA offers enhanced Gerson Therapy protocol, as well as immunotherapies including checkpoint inhibitors, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, and other innate immune stimulating cancer treatments ...
Gerson Treatment Clinic
Global (ie: web based)
Founded by Dr. Patrick Vickers, Gerson Treatment clinic (formerly known as Northern Baja Gerson Clinic) mainly provides Gerson Therapy. ...
Infusio Center for New Medicine
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Infusio Center for New Medicine is a clinic with a holistic approach, offering complementary therapies to support the immune system. ...
Integrative Whole Health Clinic (IWHC)
Tijuana, Mexico
Integrative Whole Health Clinic is under the direction of Jose A. Henriquez MD. The clinic combines traditional protocols with complementary treatments ...
International Biocare Hospital (The) (IBC)
Fraccionamiento Del Prado, Mexico
BioCare offers a wide array of non-invasive, highly effective, non-toxic treatments via a personalised programme of successive treatments tailoured to restoring the body’s ability to detect and destroy the disease ...
Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic
Kelowna, Canada
Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic Inc is a complementary, naturopathic medical centre located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The clinic’s medical director is Dr. Garrett G. Swetlikoff, ND. ...
Medical Center Cologne
Cologne, Germany
Medical Center Cologne was founded by Robert W.D. Gorter MD PhD and has been under his direction since 2000. The center is dedicated to the treatment of cancer using an immune-supportive, non-toxic cancer therapies ...
Oasis of Hope (Contreras Clinic)
Playas de Tijuana, Mexico
As an institution for the treatment of cancer with Integrative and Alternative therapies, Oasis of Hope strives to facilitate healing through research, review and analysis ...
San Diego Clinic
Tijuana, Mexico
San Diego Clinic is an outpatient facility located just 500 yards over the Mexico border in Tijuana, under the direction of Dr Filiberto Munoz. ...
Stella Maris Clinic
Tijuana, Mexico
Stella Maris Clinic helps cancer patients and those with other degenerative diseases using natural methods, metabolic therapy and nutritional support ...
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Cancer Decisions
Lemont, United States
A Moss Report assists with educating a cancer patient about any promising alternative treatments for their particular condition. Please see the website for costs of downloading or ordering a printed copy of each Moss report. ...
Cancer Information and Support Society (CISS)
St Leonards, Global (ie: web based)
CISS promotes non-toxic holistic medicine. The educational organisation promotes prevention, self-help and freedom of choice in therapies for cancer...
Cancer Options Ltd
Nottingham, Global (ie: web based)
Led by Patricia Peat, an experienced oncology nurse, Cancer Options offers support and information on orthodox treatments, clinical trials and developments worldwide. ...
Canhelp Inc
Livingstone, United States
CANHELP serves patients and/or family members who wish to take an active part in the healing process and are willing to think outside the conventional medical box. ...
Yes to Life
London, UK - England (South East)
Yes to Life is a charity that offers support to people with cancer in the UK who want to take a proactive role in their treatment ...
Cyto Pharma de Mexico
Tijuana B.C, Global (ie: web based)
Cyto Pharma was the first company to receive a license in 1971 to produce Amigdalina (Amygdalin) which is the laboratory name for Vitamin B17 or Laetrile ...