5 Things: September 26

Give thanks to Johnny Appleseed for planting his delicious apples today.

  1. Today is the day that we commemorate the great Johnny Appleseed and the work he did planting apples along the East Coast. So today wear a pot for a hat and rejoice in a juicy apple, it is Johnny Appleseed Day.
  2. “As American as apple pie” Bobby Flay’s fried apple pie will give you a twist on the traditional favorite.
  3. Fiona Apple was a popular singer songwriter in the late 90s. While you probably know about "Criminal," few know her truly great song "Sleep to Dream."
  4. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It is true with this article, which details the Nutrients of Apples
  5. One apple recipe is never enough. Here is an apple gorgonzola tart if you are tired of apple pie. This classic French treat has some American roots. 
Toni Kistner September 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Another note: Apple seeds contain amygdalen, which has been proven to destroy cancer cells! Amygdalen is used world-wide to fight cancer, with the exception of the US, Australia and England.
Scott Johnson September 26, 2011 at 02:52 PM
Amygadlin is another term for Laetrile. http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/laetrile.html There is a reason the FDA doesn't approve of that. The efficacy and safety of Amygadlin/Laetrile has been called into question many times.
Toni Kistner September 26, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Only if you trust what the FDA approves. What country has the HIGHEST cancer rate?
Scott Johnson September 26, 2011 at 03:45 PM
I'm not saying that the FDA is perfect but it does move towards the proper direction with evidence. (Laetrile, has none) As for your question, I believe Denmark has the highest cancer rate. But I figure places like India probably have larger rates but don't report them or people don't get treatment or diagnosed.
Toni Kistner September 26, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Well you certainly are entitled to your beliefs Scott. I had a very dear friend who was diagnosed with cancer and it set me on a mission to find out why so many young people are getting cancer. What I found out after months and years of research is shocking. Here's a website for anyone interested. www.worldwithoutcancer.org.uk
Scott Johnson September 26, 2011 at 07:17 PM
As are you, but as the rest of that famous quote goes, "You may be entitled to your beliefs, but you are not entitled to the facts". The facts show that Laetrile does not work and can be in fact dangerous in high dosages (because it is not an official product and not regulated, it it hard to tell what actual dose you are getting if you take it in pill form). What I can't understand is why you would trust a random website and completely throw out the many studies on this subject that found no affect. The man referred to in that website you provided "Dr:" Kreb, was not even a real doctor, he had an honorary degree from a defunct college of that time. There are alternate treatments and such out there that are successful but they become that way through successful study. If it can not be replicated it probably is not true. Sorry if I feel preachy on this subject, it's an area that I have studied for a long time, it's just that too many people fall for snake oil salesman. These hucksters prey on others when they are at their most vulnerable and that horrible. I hope your dear friend is well, I have lost many family members (just recently my wive's father) and had more then a couple of friends deal with cancer. Hopefully we can find new treatments. (Hey we just potentially found one for HIV)
Toni Kistner September 27, 2011 at 12:49 AM
I can see that we are miles apart on this subject. As I mentioned already, I have researched this over many years. The 'snake oil salesmen' are the pharmaceutical companies that own the American colleges and universities and medical publications and textbooks. Their graduates cling to outmoded medical practices despite the horrible results because they are taught to, and they fear lawsuits . The insurance companies run our country, hand in hand with Big Pharma. On a brighter note - Jefferson University now has an integrative care cancer care wing, Myrna Brin. The wheels of progress are slow, but at least they are turning.


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