NOTE: This article was written specifically about cancer, but the Binzel Diet can also be used as part of a protocol to cure the following diseases:
  • Diabetes
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Immune suppression
  • Leprosy
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Binzel believed that cancer is a disease that’s caused by nutritional deficiencies. All of the nutritional deficiencies must be corrected in order for the cancer to go into remission. Then, patients must stay on the diet to avoid getting the cancer back. One of the most important nutrients that Dr. Binzel focused on was vitamin B17, also known as laetrile or amygdalin. Research has shown that vitamin B17 deficiency plays an important, if not primary role in the development of cancer. Correcting the deficiency through diet combined with intravenous vitamin B17 treatments has caused many patients to go into remission. The Binzel Diet has a success rate of 83.3-87.3% for primary, non-metastastic cancers. For metastatic cancers, it has a success rate of 62.1-70.4%.

Detailed Introduction

The Binzel Diet focuses on nutrition and the use of laetrile (also known as vitamin B17) to cure cancer. Dr. Binzel believed that cancer could never be fully cured, but that patients could lead a normal, healthy life after being diagnosed with it as long as they treated themselves properly [1]. Despite the simplicity of Dr. Binzel’s views and the compelling research and amazing success that he has to back up his claims, the Binzel Diet and specifically the use of laetrile/vitamin B17 is one of the most controversial cancer cures available. The controversy has nothing to do with the science and everything to do with politics and economics.


What follows is the preface to the book Alive and Well: One Doctor’s Experience With Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer Patients by Dr. Philip Binzel. Dr. Binzel mentions G. Edward Griffin, author of World Without Cancer as the person who encouraged him to write the book [2][3]. The preface, without offering specific details, suggests a familiar tale about how this successful cancer treatment has been vilified by the U.S. government for capitalistic reasons:


“First of all, please understand that all that follows is absolutely and completely the fault of Mr. G. Edward Griffin.


“Those of us who have fought for so long to preserve the God-given rights guaranteed us by our Constitution have, for the most part, fought a losing battle. Big Government, with its hordes of bureaucrats, has beaten the “little man” into submission. He must comply with all of its regulations of his business and his life, or else! Usually, if he fights Big Government, he loses.”


“In my attempts to use nutritional therapy, which includes the use of Laetrile, in the treatment of cancer, I have often been confronted by the Food and Drug Administration and by the State Medical Board. I have fought and, through the grace of God, I have won. For several years Ed Griffin has been after me to write a book. As he put it, “We have won some victories and the people should know about them.” So, this book is being written to tell about these victories (and to get Ed off of my back). If you don’t like the book or any parts of the book, don’t blame me. Blame Ed Griffin. He made me do it!”


“The facts in this book are true. The names are real (except where I say they are not). The dates may not be completely accurate, but they are as close as I can remember.”


Safety and Effectiveness

The Binzel Diet has a success rate of 83.3-87.3% for primary, non-metastastic cancer. For metastatic cancer it has a success rate of 62.1-70.4% [2].


How the Binzel Diet Is Administered

This “diet” is actually a cancer protocol that involves diet, supplements with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes along with intravenous vitamin B17 injections.

Binzel Diet Basics

Dr. Binzel, along with a variety of other experts (Drs. Krebs, Burk, Nieper, Contreras, Navarro, and Sakai) all believed that in order to cure cancer, the patient’s nutritional deficiencies must all be corrected. Unless all of the nutritional deficiencies are corrected, it is difficult to help the patient. And while the Binzel Diet is described below in basic terms, each patient is different and the diet may need to be modified, ideally by a practitioner who is knowledgeable about effective cancer diets in order for it to be maximally effective [2].


The Binzel Diet aims to:

  1. Replenish what’s lacking from the patient’s diet.
  2. Remove what’s harmful from the patient’s diet [2].


The three essential parts of the program include:

  • Vitamins, Minerals, and Enzymes
  • Nitrilosides (e.g. amygdalin/laetrile/vitamin B17)
  • Diet [2]


Vitamins, Minerals, and Enzymes Taken by Mouth

The following vitamin supplements should be taken with meals or right after meals (except for the vitamin B17 supplements). Do not take them on an empty stomach:


  1. Multiple vitamin – 1 twice daily
  2. Vitamin C, 1,000 mg – 1 twice daily (after starting laetrile treatment, increase by 1,000 mg every 3rd day up to 6,000 mg)
  3. Vitamin E– 400 units – 1 twice daily
  4. Megazyme Forte (trypsin, chymotrypsin, bromelain, and zinc) – 1 two to three times daily
  5. Vitamin B15/Pangamic Acid – 100 mg – 1 three times daily
  6. Pro-A-Mulsion-25,000 I.U. Vitamin A per drop – 5 drops per day (except on days when the patient is given intravenous laetrile
  7. Vitamin B17 –two 500 mg tablets taken on the day when intravenous laetrile is NOT administered. The tablets should be taken on an empty stomach with water [2].

Dr. Binzel always started patients on the above vitamin/mineral/enzyme therapy first before starting intravenous laetrile therapy.

Intravenous Nitrilosides – Vitamin B17

In addition to oral administration of vitamin B17, Dr. Binzel also administered laetrile intravenously at 10cc-3gms. three times weekly with at least one day between injections. The laetrile is not diluted and can be given by straight I.V. push over a period of 1 to 2 minutes depending on the amount given.

I.V. Laetrile Dosage:


1st Dose – 1 vial (10cc-3gms.)

2nd Dose – 2 vials (20cc-6gms.)

3rd Dose – 2 vials (20cc-6gms.)

4th – 9th Dose – 3 vials (30cc-9gms.)


After these first three weeks of I.V. injections, the patient receives an injection of 1 vial (10cc-3gms.) once a week for 3 months. If the patient notices a negative change in how he feels after the injections are reduced to one per week, the injections are increased to two to three times  a week for three weeks. Then, the dosage is again reduced to once a week. This process is repeated until the patient feels no significant difference with the maintenance (once weekly) dose [2].



Dr. Binzel’s diet can be summarized as follows in terms of animal products:


“If it’s animal or if it comes from animal, don’t eat it. If it is not animal and it does not come from animal, you can have it, but you can’t cook it.”


These dietary rules are similar (though not identical) to those developed by Dr. Campbell following the completion of The China Study, the most comprehensive nutritional study ever performed. However, while The China Study arrived at the conclusion that animal protein contributes to the development of cancer by doing population studies and studies on rodents, Dr. Binzel cites the logic that cancer has a protein covering that protects it from the immune system as a compelling reason to avoid animal products (which are high in protein) [4]. This protein lining that covers cancerous tumors has a negative electrostatic charge. White blood cells also have a negative electrostatic charge. So the protein lining is able to repel white blood cells and the body’s immune defense. Enzymes secreted by the pancreas (trypsin and chymotrypsin) can dissolve this protein lining, but unfortunately, large quantities of trypsin and chymotrypsin are required to digest animal proteins. So when a person eats large quantities of animal proteins (dairy products, meats, eggs, etc.), this leaves very little or no pancreatic enzymes that can be used in the rest of the body to combat things like cancer [2]. According to research conducted for The China Study, a diet that contains 5% or less animal products can literally “turn cancer off” while a diet of more than 5% of animal products can “turn cancer on” [4]. Patients who choose to stop eating animal products need to supplement their diet with vitamin B12 to avoid developing neurological disorders and other health issues. 


Fresh fruits and vegetables contain some of the enzymes necessary to kill cancer. But unfortunately, any temperature over 130 degrees will destroy the enzymes. That’s why fruits and vegetables need to be eaten raw and fresh (not frozen) or only lightly “cooked”. The Binzel Diet encourages the consumption of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, with limitations only on citrus fruits and tomatoes. Citrus and tomatoes should make up less than 10% of the fruit intake. And patients should eat the seeds of every fruit they consume except citrus fruits. The diet should include about 60% vegetables and 40% fruits [2].


Dr. Binzel also prohibits refined sugars and requires his patients to use sea salt instead of refined salt. Instead of white, refined sugar, patients can eat:


  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses [2].


Protein in the Binzel Diet comes from the following:


  • Whole grains
  • Corn
  • Buckwheat
  • Nuts (except for roasted peanuts because of an acid formed when they’re roasted)
  • Dried fruits
  • Beans


No caffeine is permitted.


The patient must follow Dr. Binzel’s raw food diet for a minimum of four months [2].


Other Important Information

Vitamin B17 Sources – Apricot Kernels

Though companies that offer apricot kernels cannot make any medical claims on their web sites, it is possible to order apricot kernels for at-home consumption. Apricot kernels should be organic and raw. Below is an apricot kernel vendor:




Facilities That Offer Intravenous Vitamin B17 Treatments:


Hope4Cancer – Tijuana, Mexico

Avenue del Pacifico 650

Tijuana, Baja California 22504




Harold Manner Memorial Hospital



1-800-433-4962 / 1-800-248-8431


An Oasis of Healing – Mesa, AZ

210 North Center St.

Suite 102

Mesa, AZ 85201

(480) 834-5414



An Oasis of Hope – Tijuana, Mexico

Apricot Seed Extract Therapy

1-888-500-4673 | +1 (619) – 690 – 8450


Kelowna Naturopathic Clinic – Kelowna, BC

Dr. Garrett Swetlikoff, ND





Nasri Chelation Clinic – Ontario Canada

Dr. Durenfeld and Dr. Nasri

(705)735-2354 | 905-266-0959



Hyperthermia Center – Hannover, Germany

Dr. Peter Wolf and Dr. Mohamed Ali Zayen

Oskar Winter Str. 9

30161 Hannover, Germay

+49 (0) 511-66-30-28

Our therapies



Infusio – Frankfurt, Germany

Zum Laurenburger Hof 76, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany

+1 (888) 605 6579 (from USA)

+49 69 207 34 940 (from Germany)


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[1] CureZone (1999-2018). A Diet Plan Using Laetrile by Dr. Philip E. Binzel Jr., MD. Retrieved April 24, 2018 from https://www.curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=333839


[2] Binzel, P. E. Jr. (1994). Alive and Well: One Doctor’s Experience With Nutrition in the Treatment of Cancer Patients. American Media.


[3] Griffin, G. E. (1974). World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17, 3rd Ed. American Media.


[4] Campbell, T. C. & Campbell, T. M. II (2016). The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health. BenBella Books.