In no way is this post a debating "reply" to booboocruise, or a comment on his post. But it is deadly serious.
If anyone is tempted to try apricot seeds, or to try them with others, please be aware of the dangers which are very real. One hundred milligrams (mg) of moist, crushed apricot seeds can produce 217 milligrams of cyanide.
Apricot seed poisoning is a serious issue in Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, where apricots grow wild and are cultured.
You can check some information at these sites:
THE NEW YORK HOSPITAL-CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER, MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER: CURRENT CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES IN NUTRITION A Nutrition Information Service for the Medical Profession Vol. 6 No. 2 July 1987 http://www.getty.net/texts/herbs.txt
Genesis Health System http://www.genesishealth.com/micromedex/detaileddisease/00061190.aspx
I repeat that this is in no way inteded as a "debating" post, but I regard it as important information for anyone who might be tempted.
[This message has been edited by Mister Pamboli, 04-30-2003]
Just as a matter of interest (sorry admins), if you feed your pet rats too many nuts/seeds they overload on protein and it can have quite severe negative health effects. You will often notice a reddy-brown discharge from the nostrils and in some cases eyes of a poorly rat ... this is a non-specific response to stress and can be induced by too high a protein content in the food.
So, why is cancer so much more common today than it was just a few centuries ago
Primarily because medical science now prevents measles, tuberculosis, cholera, diptheria, abcessed teeth, polio, and the like from killing so many of us young. We now live long enough for cancer to get a shot at us. The same applies to heart disease.
I am only replying to questions raised: Yeah, as for my reference to the chicken enzymes and human enzymes being more similar than between humans and apes, I got that from Dr. Comninellis (he’s a medical research doctor). His book is entitled “Creative Defense.” I don’t exactly know what year or publisher it’s by because I lent it to an atheist friend of mine.
As for the apricot seeds; yes, they DO contain cyanide, but the cyanide won’t harm you if you keep your apricot-seed intake no more than 14 - 16 per day. Want to know why? Because the same apricot pit also contains rhodanese- -a protective enzyme that neutralizes the cyanide by converting it to a by-product that is actually beneficial to one’s health. Also, with the billions of dollars spent on chemotherapy and radiation, more people are making a profit off of cancer than are getting it, so that is why the FDA is suppressing the use of B-17 (because they would lose money for conventional cancer research). Jesus said, “for the love of money is the root of all evil…” That is the same reason why medical students in today’s universities are being taught that B-17 doesn’t work, when in fact it DOES.
I tell the truth: B-17 IS a cancer suppressant, and works with approximately 98-99% accuracy with both treating and preventing cancer. Booboo
quote: Dr. Comninellis (he’s a medical research doctor).
It seems to me to be highly unlikely that a "medical research doctor" would get this so utterly wrong. Have you checked out to see if the "Dr." is a lie? You do understand that someone is lying to you don't you?
You're now making various medical claims. These aren't particularly on topic. They are also not supported by any posted references to reliable evidence. As noted earlier the apricot seed bit was debunked more than a decade ago. Are you being lied to here too?
Do you think these things have some relevance to the debate? If so could you clarify that?
No offense, but I wouldn't trust your "science" at all. First of all, where exactly did you get that Dr. Comninellis is lying? I've read his biography and have a list of his colleagues: his 'Dr.' is legitimate. Also, I'd like to see where you seem to have all the answers from (because your arguments are much more bias than even some of the other evolutionists).
Also, like I said, the FDA's claim that apricot seeds are dangerous is just a coverup to get people to believe that they need to pay thousands of dollars for cancer treatment.
We haven't yet determined if Dr. Comninellis is lying or not.
First we have to determine if he's wrong or not. Exactly what proteins are you talking about? I think the claim was they were more similar in chikens and humans than chimps and humans, is that correct?
Is this for all analogous proteins? One out of 1,000's? A few? Which ones exactly. Where are your references - that need to specifiy the exact sequences for the compared proteins so we can see how different they are.
Now this part should be easy, shouldn't it? We are just looking at the basic facts here. Let's get that out of the way.
Editted to add:
See the next post, it's making it easy for you.
[This message has been edited by NosyNed, 05-01-2003]
Boobootroll, before you go any further with your red herring about apricot seeds which you threw in at message #87, how about responding substantively and logically to my message #76? You know, give the creationist scientist's explanation for the observed pattern of GLO pseudogenes in mammals. Try continuing in the Booboocruises Dissolvable Best Evidence thread.