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Laetrile will relieve you of your money, not your cancer

In this post, I will be discussing the misguided notion that laetrile (aka amygdalin or, misleadingly, “vitamin B17”) acts as an effective therapy against cancer, with particular attention to the website “World Without Cancer“. This is not because it’s been in the news recently, but because of this site’s “Google positioning”, so to speak: googling “nontoxic.org.uk” brings up the World Without Cancer website as one of the top results. Hence, I see it as something of a duty to use this position wisely, and to demonstrate why some of the wild (yet at first glance convincing) claims made on the site are unjustified. It is also the first post on this blog in which I attempt to address the thorny issue of religion, where I feel my opinions are very different to a large proportion of the pseudoscience-debunking blogging community.

First of all, however, the World Without Cancer site.

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Just checkin’ out the neighbourhood

So I was just googling “nontoxic.org.uk” to see what else was around. This blog hasn’t appeared yet. This, however, is one of the top results. Some material for tomorrow’s entry, methinks.

On the one hand it’s initially rather scary. Simply through the domain name, I’ve plunged myself right among the type of pseudo-science […]

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