Dr. Johanna Budwig (1908 – 2003), a German biochemist, pharmacologist and physicist was well-known for her extensive research on fats and oils. She showed that commercially processed fats and oils play a significant role in destroying cell membranes, resulting in chronic and terminal disease.
Science Behind the Budwig Diet
Dr. Budwig proposed a diet mix rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids from flaxseed oil combined with sulphurated protein in the cottage cheese. The chemical reaction makes the oil “water-soluble” and thus easily absorbs into cell membranes. This protocol was initially used therapeutically in Europe in 1952 for the relief and cure of a large number of diseases:
- Arteriosclerosis, strokes, cardiac infarction, arthritis, eczema
- Cancers (prevention and cure): prostate cancer, lung cancer, etc.
Today, thousands of people are still being helped by this protocol. Testimonials can be found in the literature for almost every type of cancer and tumors, even at late stage. Dr. Budwig wrote several books on the subject and she was nominated for a Nobel Prize on a number of occasions.
Dr. Budwig Diet Program
The 3 week diet program is a health supplement that is best incorporated in a general diet plan. Flaxseed oil should be purchased from the refrigerated section of a health food store, never in capsule form and never from the shelves. The reason is that omega 3 is not stable and oxidizes at ambient temperatures. Since this degradation begins as soon as the container is opened, the oil should be kept refrigerated and used within the recommended time of eight weeks.The preferred mixing ratio of the blend should be:
- One tablespoon oil to two tablespoons cottage cheese.
People suffering from chronic disease should work up to using 4-6 tablespoons of oil in mix. Initially starting with lesser amounts to give the body time to adjust. A maintenance dose is one tablespoon oil per hundred pound of body weight.
It is very important that the oil and cottage cheese be thoroughly mixed at a low speed, using an immersion blender, mixing until a creamy texture is achieved with no standing oil visible. The mixture can be enhanced and flavored by adding:
- Nuts: pecans, almonds, walnuts
- Fruit: banana, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
- Other: flax meal, fruit juice, cocoa, shredded coconut, cinnamon
Where possible, one should use fresh and organic ingredients. A good video is available showing how to correctly make this mixture. Once the mixture is ready, it should be immediately consumed.
Foods to be Avoided
According to Dr. Budwig, there is a physical explanation why one needs to exclude some foods from the diet – because they interfere with the diet by “lowering the voltage field in the cells”. These foods are:
- All meats and animal fats
- Margarine, butter
- Salad dressing oils- exception: extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon
- Foods high in preservatives
If one adopts the Budwig diet, excluding the above list of foods, the expected recovery time is two weeks for most diseases but up to 10-13 weeks for cancer.
Budwig Support Group
There is a very active cancer support group FlaxSeedOil2 that specifically adheres to the Budwig diet. Membership is free and the benefits are:
- A forum to pose any questions to other members
- Encouragement that the protocol works
- An archive of files with many testimonials
- Detailed information on the protocol and diet
- Other information, such as links and articles
The group’s own testimonials indicate that members have had great success with the Budwig diet.
Dr. Johanna Budwig’s flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mix has been used therapeutically by people to relieve and cure a large range of diseases. The protocol has successfully cured people with all types of cancer. There is a large number of testimonials in the literature. A support group is available for more information and encouragement for anyone interested.