Apple Seeds a Cure For Cancer or Not?

@NailTech (6890)
United States
April 13, 2012 6:40pm CST
I have been hearing so many conflicting stories on this subject as of late and really would like to know the truth. Did you ever eat the seeds along with the apple or do you believe they are poisonous and avoid at all costs to injest them? I would like to try eating the whole apple including the seeds one day just to be on the safe side of not ever getting cancer or even reducing the mass I have on my right ovary right now. I have to have an operation After May 10 to remove the mass and if I could just reduce the mass it would work out so much better. i just don't know what to think though. I you were desparate enough would you try anything before the surgery if you didn't have insurance?
9 responses
@peavey (16876)
• United States
13 Apr 12
I've never heard of apple seeds as an antidote to cancer, but they have a small amount of a form of cyanide, which doesn't sound like anything good to me. It's too small an amount to pose any danger, though. I think you'd be best to eat another apple. Antioxidants are critical to our immune systems and right now, you need to be coaxing it into working overtime. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit and exercise and your immune system will work better.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
14 Apr 12
I eat the most fruit and veggies in my family and still have the immune system problem. I fact they told me I have a thyroid problem now as well and there is an autio-immune problem. I wonder if it has something to do with my allergies all year around too.
@peavey (16876)
• United States
14 Apr 12
Do you get enough Vitamin D? I was just in another conversation where that came up but I had researched it before. They are now saying that Vitamin D deficiency can be a cause of cancer and it's definitely linked to the immune system. Do some research on it and see what you think. I have allergies, too, so I sympathize with you there, too!
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
14 Apr 12
I'm not sure, but I was taking a supplement for awhile to get extra on it, and just ran out a few months ago. Still taking the other supplement with just an average amount of it. Maybe I'll go back to the other vitamin again, it was more helpful in getting my immune system back in check.
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
14 Apr 12
I have always been eating apples with the seeds, and I didn't get poisoned. I even ate two to three pounds of apples a day with seeds without any problem. If you eat them with the apples I doubt that you could ever eat a dangerous amount of it. The cyanide it contains, just like in apricot seeds, is a very small amount, so unless you eat a bunch of them it shouldn't cause any harm.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I sort of beleive you too as I have seen people juicing on TV with fruits and veggies and they throw the entire apple in the juicer every time. Thanks for the well wishes, it is not even determined to be cancer as yet but it is just a tiny possibility and with my luck it will probably be cancer. I have the slight backaches and the little bump on my tummy, that is what I have had though for over 30 years! No matter how much weight I loose or how think I am I have always had that "pouch", since at least 17 yrs old.
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
17 Apr 12
Oh please don't think like that - I mean I know it's very hard until you know what it is for sure... but assuming the worst won't make it better. There are many women with just cysts who have a bumpy looking tummy. You are prepared for everything, so the best is to do whatever you can for your health. Easy to say I know... take care.
@laken02 (3067)
• United States
14 Apr 12
i dont think myself apple seeds are made to be eaten, i know how you feel that you want a cure and are willing to do what it takes.. but please dont not have the surgery becasue they may only get worse.. and i dont want that. id like to keep you aronund for a long time and will be praying until i hear your better be brave ..it will be ok.. just pray before surgery .. ok
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
14 Apr 12
I'm not sure if the surgery will make it worse, why do you say that? I have almost made up my mind to take everything out if possible. Bu if you have some facts on how it gets worse please tell me, I'm all ears. I'm not fond of getting worse. I'd like to be around for a long time too, my time is just not up yet. I will pray thanks.
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@laken02 (3067)
• United States
14 Apr 12
im sorry, i just reread my post and and what i meant to say was please have the surgery as if you dont it may get worse, lol i must have been asleep when i wrote that comment im sorry.. i pray you get beter soon and i dont know anything about eatinng apple seeds either.. im going to the gyno soon and may have to have a hysterectomy , i have bad periods and hate it.. so i would never tell you not to have any surgery done , i just got a shot today b-12 and i did n ot want to at all but my dr said it would be good for me.. and it has helped, and i may have to get them onace a week if i dont get better.. so listen to what your dr's say.. and go from there.. once again im sorry..for above post..
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Apr 12
Oh, I thought that was what you meant. I just wasn't sure. You never know, someone might have their reasons for not wanting to get it too. No need to apologize. I hope the shot works, do you have a B vitamin deficiency? I might get the hysterectomy too if I get ever medical assistance in any form, which I haven't my whole life, so I wouldn't be amazed if I still didn't get it after applying in May.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr 12
I have eaten apple seeds before. I don't believe for a minute that they are poisonous. Doctors want us to eat them daily. I would be more apt to eat the mushrooms that they have used for many years for cancerous growths. I would eat apples to be healthy, I doubt I would eat the seeds on purpose unless I knew they would good for what ailed me.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
17 Apr 12
Which types of mushrooms are they Celtic? I love mushrooms, but I do know some are cancerous too. I have often seed people who do juicing throw the entire apple in the juicer, seeds and all and that is what makes me wonder sometimes!
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Apr 12
THere are five of them. Shitake(Lentinus edodes), Maitake(Grifola frondosa), Golden Needle(Flammulina velutipes), Agaricus Blazei(Agaricus blazei murrill), and Reishi Mushroom(Ganoderma lucidum). I have researched each. You can buy them in extract, dired and whole forms. All help with the immune system and have different amounts of help with cancer.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
14 Apr 12
I really wouldn't recommend eating apple seeds, I can't remember for sure but they are used for a source of poison. I wish I was back in my biology class so that I could tell you for sure. I should amend the statement to if you're going to eat the seeds, don't eat a lot of them at any one time. One interesting contributor to reduction of cancer has been "fun" and "Laughter". More than one person diagnosed with terminal cancer have turned to watching funny movies and doing things that would make them laugh and wonder of wonders the cancer started going away and soon the person was cancer free. It makes you wonder about those people who take life too seriously, could they be healthier if they stopped being so uptight and let their hair down and had a good laugh and learned to have tons of fun? I know that I always feel so much better when I am having fun and having a good laugh. (Laughing is so much easier in this house because of my daffy cat, Khuay! I have never had such a fun and entertaining cat. If I could bottle him and sell him I would make a fortune!!!) I even can find a way to have fun in the most serious moments. Like when the law suit over that stupid sewing machine was done, I looked at the woman and stated aloud in court "You realize how stupid this has been? Your hemorrhoids must really be killing you for you to be that NASTY to both Bill and me. The judge heard it and had a horrible time keeping a straight face! When we were finally allowed to leave the courtroom the judge shot a sly smile and a wink at me! I have made a habit of watching fun programs on TV. One of my favorites is Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel. There are days where it is very hard to find fun programs. I refuse to resort to watching the news. I can't handle all the killings, wars, bigotry, bullying, the list continues. The news focuses on the bad news and ignores the good news of people doing for others, lending a helping hand to a neighbor in need, and anything happy that might happen. Let's face it, you get depressed and that depression leads to any passing illness to creep into your body. I know that you're worried about the upcoming surgery, but allow yourself to have fun and relax and laugh. Look for funny discussions on the Lot, tune into funny programs, keep bad news and sadness at bay. If you're feeling down and need a laugh, PM me. I have enough funny stories that can keep you laughing for weeks.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
14 Apr 12
Hi Loverbear and thanks for the info and input. I'm sure those terms and condition apply to some of the cancer patients alot. I will try to do more fun things and stop worrying. It's just hard to do that in my situation when you have family who aren't that much into making alot of fun things happen, etc. either. There so much stress and stuff in my family like you wouldn't believe most of the time. They only watch TV for fun and they hog most of it here. So even if I wanted to watch a funny movie, when would I do that? They have a TV on here more than it's off and sometimes complain if I wanna watch some of my shows sometimes instead of theirs. Even if they are out for alot of the day together for a dr appointment, they come home and say well "what did you watch (on TV)?" As if I have to do it on the sly or something. LOL, I would love to hear some funny stories from you sometime. I have a lot of good laughs when i actually talk to some funny people. I am very prone to depression and I'm sure that has been one of my downfalls. A few family members seem to enjoy making it their point to make me depressed, as they are quite jealous (over silly things) and have to have their own way alot of the time. I didn't know they used the cyanide in gas chambers, I just thought gas chambers were just gas chambers. Interesting.
@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
14 Apr 12
I am not actually an expert when it comes to apples also with cancer. Based on science lessons, apple seeds are poisonous like what you said, so better not eat it. I know apples are rich in antioxidants that can prevent cancer. Better have the mass remove so as to identify if it is malignant or benign. Read more about your health condition and avoid self-medication.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
14 Apr 12
OK, I'm getting the picture now. They are not a cure for cancer. A girl can dream can she? I don't even know if what I have is cancer but I'm still worried due to a few signs. My luck is always usually so bad and that is why I don't have as much hope in believing it's not.
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
14 Apr 12
I do not think the seeds of an apple is poisonous. But I don't eat them when I eat apple. I do not eat the seeds and the center part of the apple because its hard to chew. But I do eat the skin of the apple, they say skin of fruits are also nutritious. Every person who are sick and desperate will try anything to be cured. People here even go to some faith healers who claims to miraculously heals sickness like cancer. Some even go to places where they can drink miraculous water. Some testify that they were healed because of this. Its just about faith in God for me.
@TrvlArrngr (4057)
• United States
13 Apr 12
I have never heard about eating apple seeds. I have heard that stem cells can help with many diseases though hard to get that kind of treatment in the United States. I hope you find something that works to reduce your mass soon.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
14 Apr 12
Yes, I have ready about that stem cel research as well, and I know I'll never get that. Thanks for the response and comments. I hope it shrinks before it gets operated on.
• India
26 Jul 12
My answer to your last question is: I will definitely try anything before surgery. But then, you should also consider the fact that you should still make sure that what your doing will not make things worst or create another problem. Eating too much apple seeds can be deadly according to an article I’ve read, you may check it out in the link I’ve provided. http://listverse.com/2009/01/06/top-10-poisonous-foods-we-love-to-eat/