Leisure, Lifestyle & Wellness
A Cancer-free World

Urgent research is needed to get to know more foods containing Laetril (vitamin B17), to help control and cure cancer

Edward Griffin, in his celebrated book World without Cancer, gives us a bird’s eye view of the cancer drama in our conventional medical worldview. I am happy that many of my long-held views in this area have been reaffirmed. Of course, the consensus view in our conventional medical world might not agree at all. Let us, for a minute, think that if they were to agree, the whole cancer world will collapse and, with that, the trillions of dollars’ worth of business! 
One sentence in an earlier book, Science of Medicine and the Quiet Art, by David Weatherall, a great cancer researcher and a Regius Professor of Medicine in Oxford who was my beacon in this area for a long time, to which Griffins has added sumptuously indeed! David writes something like this. (These are not his exact words). ‘Our present cancer therapy reminds me of our ancestors treating every single disease with red-hot iron. Today, we burn our patients with radiation; poison them with chemicals; and mutilate them with surgery. I am sure, our future generation will never forgive us for this inhuman torture.’  
The history of cancer is a history of the greed of the healthcare business. An independent survey, recently, showed that conventional treatment results are: cure rate in advanced cancer is just 0.1/10%; milder disease 18% and, in very early and not-so-aggressive cancers, 20%. Griffin shows methods of treatment and prevention which can give us 100% results.
I was listening to an agricultural scientist of great repute in the US, Dr Khader, who has transformed himself into a healer through food-as-medicine, near Mysore. He has shown that millets can cure almost every conceivable disease including cancer. Moreover, they could prevent cancers. Coming back to Griffin’s book, it says that Laetrile (vitamin B17) prevents cancer 100% and treats the same in large doses even after cancer manifests in those who have not prevented it. Millets contain lots of Laetrile; many other fruits and nuts also contain it. 
Dr Khader might have hit the jackpot accidentally. We should take this work seriously and go forward to confirm its claims, for the good of mankind. History is replete with stories of men, who brought in new ideas into medicine, being persecuted during their lifetime by the conventional medical bigwigs of their time. Their work got recognition and mankind benefited long after they were hounded 
Beriberi was treated as an infection and treated with arsenic for hundreds of years, even though reports of Beriberi being a nutritional deficiency were long known. Scurvy killed thousands of British soldiers on the seas in the years when even the native Americans knew that it was due to fresh fruit deficiency! SMON (sub-acute myelo-optico-neuropathy) killed so many when it was thought by the establishment to be due to a slow virus like Kuru. In fact, it was due to an adverse drug reaction to Quinolones used to control tropical diarrhoea. Even though great researchers have found no connection between HIV virus and AIDS syndrome, millions are getting the wrong treatment even today. 
Now, slowly, people are realising that there is no disease called ‘high cholesterol’; but we have damaged millions with dangerous cholesterol-lowering agents. When we know that the human mind is not in the human brain, we still use powerful brain-altering drugs to treat mental illnesses like depression. The story is there for all of us to know. Cancer is no exception.
Urgent research is needed to get to know more foods containing Laetril to help mankind and also to convince our colleagues in the conventional medical world to see the logic and come to their help. If everyone puts his/her head together to help cancer patients and shed our biases, mankind will be grateful and our future generations will appreciate our good work.



Nafisa Nafisa

2 months ago

Respected Dr Hegde,this is really a great initiative by you to make people aware of this dreaded disease.Only if there were more people like you and Respected Dr Khader that this world has the possibility of becoming a safe place.I have been hearing your and Dr Khader's lectures on youtube and have listened to the one's in Kannada also ,even though I donot know the language.I sincerely wish if someone could translate them to hindi and english languages so that many many people could benifit from the precious knowledge that you impart.Wish you both many many many happy and strengthful years ahead.God be with you always.We are blessed that our nation has such great souls!

Venkatesh Yeddula

1 year ago

Dr B M Hegde,It is indeed a nice write up.Is cancer really preventable.I think you know how a normal cell transforms into cancer.Age itself is the biggest risk factor,because with increasing age,the constant impact of the insults suffered by our body and its cells,with waning of the immune system,and also the DNA repair mechanisms becoming slow or inefficient,cancer is one of the nature's mechanisms of annihilating an individual to death.
Fresh fruits,vegetables,good exercise,good sleep, calm mind all bring about the well being of the individual.However,in spite of all these we all still die.By following good diet,exercise etc we may live healthy till old age,but there is some mechanism to die.
Now,u must know that post mortem studies of aborted foetuses and dead infants ,during the 70s had shown that there are fatty streaks over which atheromatous plaques develop in later life,and ultimately the blood vessels to the heart or brain get blocked when we are old enough to die,and this is the cause of natural death in over 90 percent of the dying population.Smoking,alcohol,sedentary lifestyle,genes,diabetes mellitus,hypertension,type A personality all add up to kill a person early by accelerating the natural process of atheromatous blockade of blood vessels,esp to brain and heart,resulting in MI and strokes.
Now regarding vitB17 Or Laetril has inhibitory properties on the cell transformation through various yet to be elucidated mechanisms,we have vit A,vit C,antioxidants, which have been proven to be effective in preventing cancers for a fairly long periods of our lives.Smoked salmon causing cancer,is one of the early carcinogens to have been identified.Similarly we have red meat diets causing colon cancers,and mango and papaya preventing the colon cancer for fairly long periods of our lives.

Regards to cholesterol lobby,coronary stunting lobby etc,I think u agree that these were started by the medical fraternity with the noble idea of healing patients,not knowing long term outcomes,at the outset.Science will accept defeat and these will be abandoned once newer ( or older) better methods are made available to treat these diseases.
If Dr Khader is treating patients with millets,it's great.But should we not take up a good study ,a randomised controlled study to prove or disprove its efficacy and claims ,by the millet lobby.
I don't agree with your cholesterol tirade completely.There is a volume of research to show that HDL :LDL ratio is having a fairly good correlation to causation of acceleration of atherosclerosis(as I told u atherosclerosis is a natural aging process).Nobody had an express idea of making money over cholesterol reducing drugs.
Though later it was found that homocysteine too is a culprit in accelerating atherosclerosis,and B complex vitamins can reduce this speed of progression of atherosclerosis.


Narayan Panje

In Reply to Venkatesh Yeddula 1 year ago

Where does Dr BM Hegde said in his article one will not die ! Everybody knows death is certain, the thing is ' How to remain healthy till death?'. Dr BM Hegde's article is educative.

Ramesh Poapt

1 year ago

Excellent! Dr.Hegde,pl. extend on Vit.B17/millets for cancer!

R Balakrishnan decodes annual reports


The Moneylife columnist shared his four decades of experience in financial markets


Decoding annual reports and getting behind the numbers of a company is not an easy task. R Balakrishnan, who has four decades of experience in financial markets and having been among the founding team of CRISIL (Credit Rating and Information Services), the head of research at DSP Merrill Lynch and CEO of Sahara Mutual Fund, delved into the nitty-gritties of an annual report.


Annual reports are generally studied from an accountant's perspective, but investors need to focus on specific areas to take their decisions. This necessitates studying annual reports from a different perspective. R Balakrishnan delineated different aspects of the annual report from an investor's perspective, highlighting the fact that though every number tells a story, every story need not be relevant. Simplifying financial statements, he explained the interrelationship between different financial statements. He deconstructed different aspects right from Director's Report, Management Discussions to different quantitative aspects.

An investor's job is incomplete unless he analyses financials of the company. Delving into the most important ratios, which need to be monitored by investors, Mr Balakrishnan pointed out that how much the shareholders do learn from the ratios can be the most critical factor. While short-listing companies, he remarked that the two most important ratios, the investors should look at are return on capital employed (RoCE) and return on equity (RoE). Highlighting the importance of RoE, he said, ''Stock prices follow RoE in the long-run. In the short run, stock prices follow anything.''

A session on annual reports is not complete without real-life examples. The second part of the seminar consisted of delving into the financials of Inox Wind and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL). The Moneylife columnist took the audience through ratio calculations in a step-by-step manner.


Kotak Securities, one of the co-sponsors of the event, conducted a lucky draw. Three lucky attendees won vouchers for PVR.


R Balakrishnan was graceful enough to answer questions from an inquisitive audience, in the midst of the session. The seminar ended with Mr Balakrishnan giving his deep insights into the questions posed by the audience. He answered questions relating to issues like corporate governance, pledging of shares, and also issues relating to different sectors and red flags. Towards the end, replying to a question on debt, he remarked lightly, ''Many businessmen in India treat loans as a revenue.”




4 months ago

One of best session to understand nuances of financial statements. R Bala sir made it look like so simple. Thanks for uploading the video.


1 year ago

I missed the event. Do you have video uploaded?


Nipun Singhvi

In Reply to Balaji 6 months ago


ch prakash

1 year ago

If U donot mind, Why don't the CDs to be given for subscribers for certain consideration.

Raveendra R

1 year ago

Wish I am in Mumbai to attend excellent session by Balakrishnan



In Reply to Raveendra R 1 year ago

Sir's two other similar videos are available on internet. . . Thoda-sa search karlo

ch prakash

In Reply to Nilesh KAMERKAR 1 year ago

Pl. post the links if possible

Telecom ministry assessment doubtful about 'Freedom251'

Taking the world by surprise, the firm on Wednesday launched 'Freedom 251' smartphone that, it said, has been developed 'with immense support' from the government


The telecom ministry has done an internal assessment on viability of the handset 'Freedom251', being touted as the world's cheapest smartphone at Rs.251 (less than $4), and found such a device cannot be offered for not less than Rs.2,300-2,400, say informed sources.
"An internal assessment was done by the telecom ministry from the day the phone was launched. Officials have found that such a handset cannot be offered for less than Rs.2,300-2,400," an official source told IANS.
Noida-based startup, Ringing Bells, which is promising the world's cheapest "Make in India" smartphone, on Friday claimed to have received nearly five crore registrations in just two days of opening up for online pre-orders.
Ringing Bells president Ashok Chadha told IANS that since the company will hand over 25 lakh "Freedom 251" phones to the people who have registered for it online, the firm is now considering whether to stop the registration process which was supposed to go on till 8 p.m. on February 21.
Taking the world by surprise, the firm on Wednesday launched "Freedom 251" smartphone that, it said, has been developed "with immense support" from the government.
There are, however, some apprehensions about its final appearance and performance. It looks similar to an Apple iPhone. All the icons of the built-in app are a pixel-to-pixel copy of Apple's iOS icons.
"Freedom 251" has a Android 5.1 operating system, a 4-inch qHD IPS display, a 3.2-megapixel primary and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.
The smartphone comes with pre-installed apps like Swachh Bharat, Women Safety, WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, among others.
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.



We are listening!

Solve the equation and enter in the Captcha field.

To continue

Sign Up or Sign In


To continue

Sign Up or Sign In



The Scam
24 Year Of The Scam: The Perennial Bestseller, reads like a Thriller!
Moneylife Magazine
Fiercely independent and pro-consumer information on personal finance
Stockletters in 3 Flavours
Outstanding research that beats mutual funds year after year
MAS: Complete Online Financial Advisory
(Includes Moneylife Magazine and Lion Stockletter)