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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States This year over 12 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and about 560000 will die from it The rates have doubled in less than forty years In my opinion cancer is totally preventable This may be a drastic statement but I believe the facts will prove it is true In 1952 Dr Ernest Krebs proposed a theory that cancer was a deficiency disease similar to scurvy His theory was that the cause of the disease was the lack of an essential vitamin in a persons diet He identified it as vitamin B17 a part of the nitriloside family which is found in over 1200 edible plants It is found in the seeds of apricot cherry nectarine peach apples and others To prove a theory it must be tested scientifically The best way for Dr Krebs to prove his theory would be for thousands of people to eat a diet very high in vitamin B17 and then check the results This would have been very expensive but fortunately the experiment wasnt necessary because it had already been done naturally Between West Pakistan India and China is the remote valley of Hunza The people of Hunza have 200 times more B17 in their diet than the average American In fact in a place where there is no money wealth is measured by how many apricot trees a man has Medical teams who have traveled to Hunza discovered that there has never been a case of cancer The average age of the Hunza people is about 85 but many live to be 100 years or older Eskimos are another group of cancer-free people that have been observed for several decades The traditional Eskimo diet is very rich in nitrilosides or B17 that come from the meat of caribou and other grazing animals and also from salmonberries There are many other groups of people throughout
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