In my research, Dr. Johanna Budwig’s name has been referred to on numerous occasions. The articles mentioned that Dr. Budwig was using organic flaxseed oil combined with organic low fat cottage cheese in preventing and curing Cancer and Chronic Diseases. I would just shake my head in disbelief and, without giving it a second thought, move on to other research. I was not willing to take the time to investigate this protocol. It did not make any sense to me how this could possibly work. That was a big mistake on my part.
5 Facts about the Budwig Diet
1. It has been said that Dr. Budwig was a seven-time Nobel Prize nominee. (all nominations are sealed and not released for 50 years, so, we won't know for sure until the 50 years are up)
2. In Dr. Budwig’s protocol, there is much more than just flax oil and cottage cheese.
3. The mixing of the oil and cottage cheese allows for a chemical reaction to take place between the sulfur protein in the cottage cheese and the oil, which makes the oil water soluble for easy absorption into your cells.
4. There are options for people who are lactose intolerant.
5. Just as flax oil and cottage cheese are used in the Budwig Protocol, some foods should NOT be used while using the protocol.
If you are researching this website for a loved one, family member, or a friend who is suffering from a terminal or chronic disease this is one of the most important pieces of information I have come across during thousands of hours of research. Please take the time to read this carefully as this can be a life-saving protocol.
If you are already familiar with the science on how the Budwig Diet works you may scroll directly down to The Budwig Protocol section. There it will guide you in what to purchase and how to mix the organic flax oil and organic low fat cottage cheese as well as some explanation to the diet.
To understand the full diet, Dr. Budwig's book will have to be purchased (links to her books are below). In Dr. Budwig’s protocol, there is much more than just flax oil and cottage cheese. If you are just now hearing about this protocol for the first time you need to read this paper in its entirety to understand how this protocol works in healing your body. This is a very, very powerful protocol when done properly and has healed thousands of people with chronic and terminal diseases.
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One afternoon I decided to take the time to start researching Dr. Budwig. I wanted to know who she was and learn more about her protocol. I had no idea that two months later, after reading three of her books translated from German to English and combing the internet, I would still be looking at Dr. Budwig’s work. I was trying my best to understand this protocol so I could pass it along to others. I believe I now understand why it appears to work so well. The following is what my research revealed.
Dr. Budwig was born in Germany in 1908. She passed away in 2003 at the age of 95. She has been referred to as a top European cancer research scientist, biochemist, blood specialist, German pharmacologist, and physicist. It is rumored that Dr. Budwig was a seven-time Nobel Prize nominee.
In Germany in 1952, she was the central government’s senior expert for fats and pharmaceutical drugs. She’s considered one of the world's leading authorities on fats and oils. Her research has shown the tremendous effects that commercially processed fats and oils have in destroying cell membranes and lowering the voltage in the cells of our bodies, which then result in chronic and terminal disease. What we have forgotten is that we are body electric.
The cells of our body fire electrically. They have a nucleus in the center of the cell which is positively charged, and the cell membrane, which is the outer lining of the cell, is negatively charged. We are all aware of how fats clog up our veins and arteries and are the leading cause of heart attacks, but we never looked beyond the end of our noses to see how these very dangerous fats and oils are affecting the overall health of our minds and bodies at the cellular level.
Dr. Budwig discovered that when unsaturated fats have been chemically treated, their unsaturated qualities are destroyed and the field of electrons removed. This commercial processing of fats destroys the field of electrons that the cell membranes (60-75 trillion cells) in our bodies must have to fire properly (i.e. function properly).
The fats' ability to associate with protein and thereby to achieve water solubility in the fluids of the living body is destroyed. As Dr. Budwig put it, “the battery is dead because the electrons in these fats and oils recharge it.” When the electrons are destroyed the fats are no longer active and cannot flow into the capillaries and through the fine capillary networks. This is when circulation problems arise.
Without the proper metabolism of fats in our bodies, every vital function and every organ is affected. This includes the generation of new life and new cells. Our bodies produce over 500 million new cells daily. Dr. Budwig points out that in growing new cells, there is a polarity between the electrically positive nucleus and the electrically negative cell membrane with its high unsaturated fatty acids. During cell division, the cell, and new daughter cell must contain enough electron-rich fatty acids in the cell's surface area to divide off completely from the old cell. When this process is interrupted the body begins to die. In essence, these commercially processed fats and oils are shutting down the electrical field of the cells allowing chronic and terminal diseases to take hold of our bodies.
A very good example would be tumors. Dr. Budwig noted that “The formation of tumors usually happens as follows. In those body areas which normally host many growth processes, such as in the skin and membranes, the glandular organs, for example, the liver and pancreas or the glands in the stomach and intestinal tract—it is here that the growth processes are brought to a stand still. Because the polarity is missing, due to the lack of electron rich highly unsaturated fat, the course of growth is disturbed—the surface-active fats are not present; the substance becomes inactive before the maturing and shedding process of the cells ever takes place, which results in the formation of tumors.”
She pointed out that this can be reversed by providing the simple foods, cottage cheese, and flax seed oil, which revises the stagnated growth processes. This naturally causes the tumor or tumors present to dissolve and the whole range of symptoms which indicate a “dead battery are cured.” Dr. Budwig did not believe in the use of growth-inhibiting treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. She was quoted as saying “I flat declare that the usual hospital treatments today, in a case of tumorous growth, most certainly leads to worsening of the disease or a speedier death, and in healthy people, quickly causes cancer.”
Dr. Budwig discovered that when she combined flaxseed oil, with its powerful healing nature of essential electron rich unsaturated fats, and cottage cheese, which is rich in sulfur protein, the chemical reaction produced makes the oil water soluble and easily absorbed into the cell membrane.
I found testimonials of people from around the world who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer (all types of cancer), sent home to die and were now living healthy, normal lives. Not only had Dr. Budwig been using her protocol for treating cancer in Europe, but she also treated other chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart infarction, irregular heart beat, psoriasis, eczema (other skin diseases), immune deficiency syndromes (Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases), diabetes, lungs (respiratory conditions), stomach ulcers, liver, prostate, strokes, brain tumors, brain (strengthens activity), arteriosclerosis and other chronic diseases. Dr. Budwig’s protocol proved successful where orthodox traditional medicine was failing.
Since Dr. Budwig mentioned the strengthening of the brain, I believe not only Multiple Sclerosis, but also ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease could also be significantly impacted with her protocol. I also believe that this protocol could have the greatest impact early into the disease, and could very possibly reverse these diseases entirely. Dr. Budwig states, “A Swede has proved that (no brain function) can take place at all without three-fold unsaturated fats. Without any doubt, every function of the brain—and this has been scientifically proven–needs the very easy activation effect of three-fold unsaturated fats.
“The same applies to nerve functions and for regeneration within the muscle after strenuous muscle activity, in the so-called oxidative recovery phase during sleep. This process requires the highly unsaturated, particularly electron-rich fatty acids in flax seed oil. So, when I wish to help a very sick patient, I must first give the most optimal oil I have. My opinion is flax seed oil.”
– Dr. Budwig
Dr. Budwig pointed out in her book that she often took very sick cancer patients from the hospital and had very good results with her protocol, much of the time. I would assume some patients she worked with were too badly damaged by the chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She pointed out that in some of these patients she would start their therapy with an enema of 500 CCs of an oil mixture and “that their subjective awareness of well-being increased immediately.”
She pointed out that many patients could not urinate, produce bowel movements, or when coughing were unable to bring up the mucous, but once the protocol was initiated this started reactivation of the vital functions and the patients immediately began feeling better. The Budwig diet appears to allow cancer cells to start breathing again.
Here are a couple of testimonials I found quite interesting and thought I would share with you. These testimonials were found in Cliff Beckwith’s website:
Cliff’s story and his recovery from Stage IV Prostate Cancer using Budwig’s Protocol are also there along with other cancer testimonials including lung, colon, breast, ovarian, brain cancer and much more.
1. In a Christmas letter, Dec. 1993, we heard that a friend of ours in Wooster, Ohio, was having a bout with ovarian cancer. The blood test for that condition is GAC 125 and the normal is 35 or below. Her count was 75. Later I learned she'd visited my sister in September and was very apprehensive. She'd had about four rounds of chemo (i.e. many chemotherapy sessions) and couldn't take that. We sent information about Flaxseed oil in our Christmas letter.
Joanie is an RN and she and her husband had been missionaries in Sri Lanka. They bought the books and started using Flax oil. In February she was feeling fine. On May 12, 1994, she had a checkup and the count was two and she was praising the Lord. In October 1994 she had another physical and now the count was one. Since then there's been no further indication of cancer.
2. We were asked by a friend to send a tape to his son whose wife was badly off with cancer. We have just learned that the daughter-in-law had cancer through her lymphatic system and her brain. She used 4 Tbsp. of oil a day and today the tests for cancer are normal. The doctors can't figure out what's happened and she is not saying anything. However, her husband, mother, father, and sisters are all using Flax oil for prevention.
Here’s a testimonial for man’s best friend, and I’ve read where it works on cats too.
3. Several weeks ago a man called us from South Bend, Indiana. He said, “You'll enjoy this. I have a 13-year-old dog. He has cancer. His eyes were dull and he was so weak he couldn't lift his leg. I should have put him to sleep, but I didn't want to. I put 1 Tbsp. of Flax oil and a half cup of cottage cheese in his bowl and he wolfed it down. I did that three times a day for ten weeks. Today he's running all over the place, his eyes are bright, his coat is shiny and he's gaining weight.” That was the second dog I'd heard of in three days that showed improvement from using Flax oil. The other is owned by my cousin's daughter.
This second set of testimonials was taken from a FlaxSeedOil2 Chat group. The purpose of this group is for information and discussion of Dr. Johanna Budwig's Oil-Protein Diet and Protocol. FlaxSeedOil2 appears to be one of the best sources of reliable information on the Budwig Protocol in the English-speaking world. The following link for additional testimonies is (scroll down to FSO2 Folder 6 – Anecdotes & Testimonials. Click and read away at all the testimonials):
(Note: This link requires that you have a Yahoo email account and join the group)
1. From: “Bill and Nancy Parsons” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Oct 2, 2003, 10:31 p.m.
Subject: Re: [FlaxSeedOil2] mom dx with nsclc 8/03
I feel real good about my case and will very soon have tests done that should give a definitive answer to how I am doing. I was diagnosed on Oct. 8, 2002, with a large breast cancer — “lobular infiltrating carcinoma”. I began that same day on FO/CC. My cancer was very painful at first – in fact, that is when I discovered it, was when the pain awakened me at 5:00 a.m. I started that same day eating FO/CC (Flax Oil/ low fat cottage cheese). By the middle of November, my pain was all gone and I have remained pain-free. The tumor has shrunk dramatically, and my doctor was even amazed. On October 14, I will have a C.A.T. scan. I have already had a P.E.T. scan. The results of both of these scans will tell me the whole story.
With the P.E.T. scan, they injected into my veins sugar and radio-active-isotopes. The sugar goes to all spots in my body where there is any cancer, and will even show how large it is. It can be tracked by the radioactive isotopes. I can still feel a small ridge and I have wondered if that is scar tissue (since it has been so long since I have felt any pain). Well, now when I get these results, I will know if it is still cancer or just scar tissue. I will post to this group whatever my results are.
I had no doubts about beginning on the FL/CC regimen, as my husband had a very large and metastasized pancreatic cancer, in 1994.
He took many things in the alternative field, but NOTHING IN the medical field, (unless you want to consider his 3 weeks of IV treatments of Laetrile).
He also took FO/CC 3 times a day.
To his surgeon's astonishment, he was well in 5 months. After the surgery the surgeon had told us that he would die and that he might live 3 to 6 months – 3 being most likely.
He had gotten ill at the end of December 1993 and was in and out of the hospital until May 25, he had exploratory surgery and got the grim reports I reported above. But after we got home and got him on the juicing, he just began getting better. I was making fresh vegetable juice and giving him 12 ounces about every 2 hours. And we followed the diet scrupulously – no meat, absolutely no pork, no sugar, no processed foods of any kind, etc. etc. and he just kept getting better.
Finally, in November 1994, I wrote to the surgeon and ask him if he would schedule a CT scan for when we had an appointment on December 5, 1994.
He did that and when he came to give us the report, he was just shaking his head. He said “I don't know what to tell you folks, but there is no cancer in there. I even had the radiologist come back and study that with me and we can see nothing abnormal in there of any kind.” So with that kind of encouragement, I felt confident to do basically the same thing. Except that in the meantime, I have learned a lot more about FO/CC and so I am going mostly all the way with that. I guess you could say I have put all my eggs in that one basket. I know this is a long message and I am sorry. I hope it helps your mother. My husband was 54 the year he got sick. He is still well and still with me today.
Hope this helps, Nan
2. There is a melanoma case in Dr. Budwig's book “Der Tod des Tumors” (The Death of the Tumor) p.85.
I will give a partial and loose translation of it and paraphrase the first paragraph:
A Mrs. Harriett had a malignant melanoma cut out of her thigh. About one and a half years later she had lymph node metastasis at her left temple, which was treated with radiation. Four months after that she had lymph node metastasis at her left neck which was also brought under control with radiation. Two months after that she had several skin metastases over her body. That is when she came to Dr. Budwig, evidently on her own. What follows are excerpts of a letter from the woman's doctor to Dr. Budwig:
“A patient of mine, Mrs. Harriett, has recently been treated by you…” A detailed history with dates follows as outlined above without dates. “…After your treatment, all lymph nodes and skin metastasis were in remission. Also, all blood test indicators were normalized. I have never seen this happening with metastasized malignant melanoma. I would be extremely thankful if you could tell me which therapy you used. Since I have another patient with the same illness, I would be glad to send her to you so as to extend her life. On the other hand, I would naturally also gladly treat this patient here if you would instruct me of the method you used.”
The above information I found intriguing, but I still questioned why combining flaxseed oil and cottage cheese together was the impact on the body so intensive? I believe I have found the reason and it’s mentioned below in several different excerpts from her book.
The following excerpt is from Dr. Budwig’s book Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases which was translated from German into English. This book is a must read for anyone trying to heal themselves from a terminal or chronic disease.
Dr. Budwig states “What we need in Europe today, in Germany as well as in Switzerland, America, and France, what we really need are electron rich highly unsaturated fats. The moment two unsaturated double links occur together in a fatty acid chain, the effects are multiplied and in the highly unsaturated fats, the so-called “linoleic” acids, there is generated a field of electrons, a veritable electrical charge which can be quickly conducted off into the body, thus causing a recharging of the living substance — especially of the brain and nerves. It is exactly those highly unsaturated fatty acids which play a decisive role in the respiratory functioning of the body. Without these fatty acids, the enzymes in the breath can not function and we asphyxiate, even when given extra oxygen, as for examples in hospitals. The lack of these highly unsaturated fatty acids paralyzes many vital functions. Primarily, it cuts off the air we breath. We can not survive without air and food and we cannot survive without these fatty acids — that was proven long ago.”
Dr. Budwig, in her book, brought up other areas of interest and how electron-rich fats affect other vital functions of the body. I will mention them, but will not go into any detail, as one may purchase her books to learn much more than presented in this paper. The lack of electron rich unsaturated fats affect; respiratory enzyme function — It is basically proven that highly unsaturated fatty acids are the undiscovered decisive factor in achieving the desired effect of cellular respiratory stimulation:
- All glands of the body
- Brain Function- Including mental and spiritual
- Scholastic performance of children
- Function of the Heart — Proper firing of the heart
- Marital infertility
- Moral and behavior problems
- Human sexual relationships
- Cell division
- Formation of tumors
- Ingestion of wrong fats — Humans will eat six times their normal amount of food
Dr. Budwig, in her book, also brought up the relationship between the Fats Syndrome, Electrons, Photons, and Solar Energy provided by the Sun.
She pointed out that the sun is an inexhaustible source of energy and an element of life that affects the vital functions of the body. This, in part, is due to the photons in sunlight which are the purest form of energy, the purest wave, and in continual movement. Dr. Budwig states, “electrons are already a constituent of matter, even though they are also in continual movement and that electrons love photons, attracting each other due to their magnetic fields. There is nothing else on earth with a higher concentration of photons of the sun’s energy than man. This concentration of the sun’s energy — very much an iso-energetic point for humans, with their eminently suitable wavelengths — is improved when we eat food which has electrons which in turn attract the electromagnetic waves of sunbeams, of photons.
“A high amount of these electrons which are on the wavelength of the sun’s energy, are to be found, for example, in seed oils. Scientifically, these oils are even known as electron–rich essential highly unsaturated fats. But, when people began to treat fats to make them keep longer, no-one stopped to consider the consequences of this, for the existence and higher development of the human race. These vitally important amounts of electrons, with their continual movement and the wonderful reaction of light, were destroyed.”
Dr. Budwig found when she treated patients and had them lie in the sun she noticed they started feeling much better and became rejuvenated. She referred to the sun as having a stimulating effect on the secretions of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, bladder and salivary glands. Dr. Budwig also stated “Matter always has its own vibration, and so, of course, does the living body. The absorption of energy must correspond to one’s own wavelength.” It appears apparently that sunlight is absolutely essential for the stimulation effect of the vital functions of the mind and body, contributing to the factors which allow the body to heal itself.
Dr. Budwig mentioned that doctors tell patients and cancer patients to avoid the sun as they can’t tolerate it and that is correct. She says once these patients start on her oil-protein nutritional advice for two or three days which means they have been getting sufficient amounts of essential fats, they can then tolerate the sun very well. She said the patients then tell her how much better they feel as their vitality and vigor is re-stimulated.
The last of the points mentioned by Dr. Budwig, and maybe the most important, is the electrons in our food serve as the resonance system for the sun’s energy and are truly the element of life. Man acts as an antenna for the sun. The interplay between the photons in the sunbeams and the electrons in the seed oils and our foods governs all the vital functions of the body.
This has to be one of the greatest discoveries ever made as this combination promotes healing in the body of chronic and terminal diseases. In her book, Dr. Budwig states “Various highly trained and educated individuals are dismayed and irritated by the fact that serious medical conditions can be cured by cottage cheese and flaxseed oil.”
The mixing of the oil and cottage cheese allows for the chemical reaction to take place between the sulfur protein in the cottage cheese and the oil, which makes the oil water soluble for easy absorption into your cells.
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The mixing ratio is two tablespoons of cottage cheese to one tablespoon of oil. Mix only the amount you are consuming at one time so it is mixed fresh each and every time. One example would be to mix (4) tablespoons of cottage cheese to (2) tablespoons of flax oil, consumed twice daily or more depending on the severity of the health condition one is attempting to address. One should probably start slowly with the oil, maybe just once a day and work their way up letting the body adjust to the protocol. The oil and the cottage cheese must be thoroughly mixed at a low speed, using an Immersion Blender, blending until a creamy texture with no standing oil is achieved.
5 Tips for making the Budwig Mixture
1. Follow directions! It is important to add things to the mixture in the right order. If you mix them in the wrong order you may lose a lot of the opportunity to convert the oil-soluble omega-3s into water soluble-omega-3s.
2. Keep the flax seed oil refrigerated and shake well before adding it to the bowl.
3. Immersion blenders are the bomb!
4. The mixture can be flavored differently every day by adding nuts, preferably organic such as pecans, almonds or walnuts (not peanuts), banana, organic cocoa, shredded coconut, pineapple (fresh) blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, vanilla or (freshly) squeezed fruit juice. It’s usually best to place the fresh fruit on top of the completed mixture and enjoy as its own meal.
5. Consume immediately for best results!
One thing to understand, and this is critical, is that the purpose of the Budwig Diet is to convert oil-soluble omega-3 fatty acids into water-soluble omega-3 fatty acids.
This is why it is so important to add things to the mixture in the right order. If you mix them in the wrong order you may lose a lot of the opportunity to convert the oil-soluble omega-3s into water soluble-omega-3s.
Since someone may “hit” this article directly from the Internet, here are a few resources on the theory behind the Budwig Diet and the use of the Budwig Diet.
Here is another article on the Budwig Diet which was written by another Budwig expert:
Healing Cancer Naturally
Here is a DVD which details an entire day on the Budwig Protocol:
Entire Day on the Budwig
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Here are the ingredients to make the Budwig Diet and how to mix them together.
Item #1: Refrigerated, Liquid Flaxseed Oil
This is generally purchased at a health food store. For people who do not live near a health food store, they can order it over the Internet. Even if it takes a few days of travel to arrive at your house, leaving it unrefrigerated for this period should not affect the product. But after it arrives refrigerate it.
The most popular brand is Barlean's Flax Oil, but there are other brands. The key is that it is liquid and has far more omega 3s than omega 6s. For example, my bottle (Barlean's) has 6,200 mg of omega 3s to 1,810 mg of omega 6s. The reason for this ratio is that a normal diet will have far more omega 6 than omega 3, thus the supplement must have far more omega 3 than omega 6.
One main issue is “lignans.” Lignans are particles which contain fiber. Some people claim you should buy non-lignan versions of flax oil and some people suggest you buy high lignan varieties.
The answer really depends on what you are using it for. For example, if you are using it for stomach cancer, and are on the Cellect-Budwig protocol or Bill Henderson protocol, then you definitely need the “high lignan” version. This is because the stomach needs the fiber.
What you use is up to you and your research.
Shake the flaxseed oil well before putting it in the bowl.
Item #2: Cottage Cheese (U.S. Variety) or Yogurt
Here are the basic instructions on how to make the Budwig Mixture.
Grind with a small coffee grinder (1) Tbsp of Flax Seed and put in a small bowl. Do not buy pre-ground flax seed as the flax seed goes rancid 15 minutes after grinding. Brown or Golden whole Flaxseed is available and either will work. Grind fresh each time.
We have always recommended using the immersion [stick or wand like] mixer for the Flax Seed Oil and Cottage Cheese. Here is a link to immersion mixers:
Immersion Mixer Vendor
Mix (4) Tbs of organic 2% low fat Cottage Cheese with (2) Tbs organic cold pressed Flax Seed Oil commonly referred to as (Flax Oil). It is best (not) to use Flavored, Lignum or Highest Lignum Flax Oil. Two good flax oils are Barlean’s or Spectrum’s cold pressed organic flax oil. This can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery or health food store. Never off the shelf. Never capsule or flakes. Watch the expiration date. Blend the flax oil and cottage cheese together with the immersion blender until reaching a creamy quality and the oil has been absorbed. There should be no standing oil.
Then add to this mixture if needed, 1-3 Tbs of low-fat milk for a creamier mixture and (stir with a spoon) no blender. This mixture should then be poured over the freshly ground flax seed and mixed together by spoon; again no blender. The ratio may be adjusted for smaller or larger proportions. A rule of thumb to keep in mind is one tablespoon of oil to two tablespoons of cottage cheese. The amount of milk can be adjusted as needed for consistency and easier blending. Once the mixture is completed it must be eaten immediately for best results. Make fresh each time. Here's the link to the (YouTube) page showing how to combine the Flax Oil and Cottage Cheese in a video.
The above mixture can be flavored differently every day by adding nuts, preferably organic such as pecans, almonds or walnuts (not peanuts), banana, organic cocoa, shredded coconut, pineapple (fresh) blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, vanilla or (freshly) squeezed fruit juice. It’s usually best to place the fresh fruit on top of the completed mixture and enjoy as its own meal. Try your best to obtain organic fruit when possible. Many times this can be found frozen when not in season.
The above protocol should not be consumed with any other supplements, foods or oils at the same time. This should be a stand alone meal.
Dr. Budwig pointed out that people who are suffering from chronic or terminal disease should work themselves up to consuming 4-8 Tbsp of the oil daily. Usually the higher limits 6-8 Tbsp were for people with cancer. She stated, people with Liver or Pancreatic Cancer etc, may have to work up very slowly with the oil and possibly only start with 1 teaspoon at a time giving their body time to adjust. Dr. Budwig pointed out that cancer patients once starting the protocol and getting it under control must continue with a maintenance dose to prevent recurrence.
A maintenance dose is considered (1) Tbs of the oil per one hundred pounds of body weight. The Budwig Diet takes time to work and in the event of cancer may take three to six months. Many other health issues can be much faster in responding.
Item #3: Cinnamon
Each brand of cinnamon has an oil content. For diabetic patients it is critical to go to a health food store and buy the highest percentage of oil as possible. Cinnamon mimics insulin, thus by adding cinnamon you may need less insulin immediately. See the article on how to cure type 2 diabetes for more information because other things also mimic insulin:
Diabetes Type II article
For everyone else, the main purpose of the cinnamon is to kill the taste of the flaxseed oil and cod liver oil, so the oil content is not that important.
Item #4: Mandarin Oranges or Some Other Fruit
The sole purpose of this item is for taste, thus add whatever fruits you wish.
Final Important Comments
You must consume the Budwig mixture within 20 minutes of making it. Do not make more than you need and do not refrigerate the leftovers.
Also, don't forget to put the cottage cheese into the bowl first, then the flaxseed oil. Then mix the two together before putting anything else in the bowl.
See the individual treatment articles for more information on how to use the Budwig Diet for that particular health condition.
One may want to consider sprinkling a tablespoon or two of freshly ground flaxseed over the top of the freshly mixed flax oil and cottage cheese mixture. Mix this in by hand. This supercharges the protocol. Do not buy pre-ground flax seed as the flax seed goes rancid 15 minutes after grinding. Brown or golden whole flaxseed is available at the health food stores and either will work. You may grind up the fresh flax seed with a small coffee grinder. Store the seeds in the refrigerator and grind fresh each time.
You may also stir in with a spoon 2-3 tablespoons of organic low-fat milk for a creamier mixture. This can be mixed in by hand after the initial blending. The mixture can be flavored differently every day by adding nuts, preferably organic such as pecans, almonds or walnuts (not peanuts), banana, organic cocoa, organic shredded coconut, pineapple (fresh), blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, or (freshly) squeezed fruit juice. It’s usually best to place the fresh fruit on top of the completed mixture and enjoy as its own meal. Try your best to obtain organic fruit when possible. Many times this can be found frozen when not in season.
Dr. Budwig pointed out that people who are suffering from chronic or terminal disease should work themselves up to consuming 4 – 8 Tbs of the oil daily. Usually, the higher limits 6-8 Tbsp were for people with cancer. She stated people with liver or pancreatic cancer etc, may have to work up very slowly with the oil and possibly only start with 1 teaspoon at a time giving their body time to adjust. Dr. Budwig pointed out that cancer patients once starting the protocol and getting it under control must continue with a maintenance dose to prevent reoccurrence. A maintenance dose is considered (1) Tbsp of the oil per 100 pounds of body weight. The Budwig Diet takes time to work and in the event of cancer, tumors, etc may take 3-6 months to see results. Many other health issues may respond much faster.
Also here is a very good YouTube video which actually shows how to make the flax oil and cottage cheese mixture correctly. When starting the protocol you would not want to make such a large amount at first, as shown in the video.
If you are lactose intolerant you may want to try the following. Since commercial milk is pasteurized, beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the milk and dairy products are destroyed. This has led to a number of people having difficulty in tolerating quark or cottage cheese.
Dairy is an important component in Dr. Budwig's Oil-Protein Diet. Because good substitutes are hard to find, it is worthwhile for those who are lactose intolerant to try different ways of tolerating dairy.
Some possibilities (in no particular order):
- Use raw milk and raw milk products if you can get them.
- Use goat's milk instead of cow's milk products.
- Take the enzyme Lactase with quark or cottage cheese.
Try Nancy's Cottage Cheese which is made with lactic cultures. For more details, including a store locator, go to this website:
- Make yogurt quark (recipe under “Foods” in the files)
- Make kefir quark (straining kefir to get a cream cheese consistency)
- Get kefir grains, make kefir, remove grains, and strain through fine muslin cloth.
To learn more, do a Google search for “kefir”.
FSO2 member Cheryl du Toit says this about kefir in message #29710: “Kefir cottage cheese (or quark) is most certainly our solution for lactose intolerant people. It works like a charm.”
If one does not wish to make kefir, it can be purchased from the health food store in the refrigerated section. Organic Kefir comes in a liquid and the oil may be stirred into the kefir and consumed. It tastes very good. Make sure the oil is totally dissolved into the kefir before consuming. You may want to check with the health food store and see if they have a kefir cheese similar to cottage cheese which should work, as long as the flax oil blends in and does not float back to the top.
In the case of a person with a feeding tube, one could mix flax oil into the organic kefir by hand as mentioned above. Then pour into the feeding tube. Again, this can be done using ¼ cup kefir to 1 tablespoon of the flax oil and given throughout the day at different times. You may be able to use even a little more oil with the ¼ cup kefir. One may have to play with the mixture to get the desired results. Make sure there is no oil floating on top of the kefir before pouring into the feeding tube.
Dr. Budwig noted prior to administering her protocol she had observed blood analysis of seriously ill cancer patients which showed a strange greenish-yellow substance in the place of the healthy red oxygen carrying hemoglobin. She found their blood, without exception, was deficient in substances called phosphatides and lipoproteins. It has also been found that most people have blood that is 80 percent deficient in Omega 3. Dr. Budwig found that cancer patient’s blood, after three months of using her protocol, returned to bright red and the tumors began disappearing. Weakness and anemia disappeared and the life energy was restored. Symptoms of cancer, liver dysfunction, and diabetes were completely alleviated.
It has been mentioned in several articles that once a chronic or terminal disease has been brought under control or into remission the amount of flax oil may be reduced to 1 tablespoon per 100 pounds of body weight for maintenance. To prevent reoccurrence of the cancer one should stay on the maintenance dose.
If yogurt is used in place of the cottage cheese it will require three times more yogurt to be consumed than cottage cheese as it lacks the protein density of cottage cheese. Even then, this may not be as effective. There is some question, as Dr. Budwig never addressed this issue. The yogurt will have to be (live cultures, not the kind in the supermarket). An example of using the yogurt would be a ¾ cup of yogurt to 1 tablespoon of flax oil.
The following items listed below should be avoided on this diet.
(The reason one needs to exclude these items from his / her diet is that they interfere with the diet by lowering the voltage field in the cells.)
- All animal fats
- All meats
- Salad dressing oils- exception extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar or lemon
- Foods high in Preservatives
Vendors of Flaxseed Oil
Dr. Budwig Diet Plan
The following is an example of the protocol given in Dr. Budwig's book.
Most people begin gradually adding healthy foods & liquids and eliminating damaging ones. The diet seems simple, but foods are powerful and can damage or heal a person. This protocol has over a 90 percent success rate, with all kinds of cancer patients, according to Dr. Budwig, and those who studied and reported on her work in Germany over a 50-year period. Many research studies done in the last 10 years support the cancer-fighting value of the foods, juices, sun exposure, and relaxation which Dr. Budwig recommended. There are many testimonials in the files of the FSO2 group written by members who have regained their health by following this protocol after being diagnosed with cancer — many terminal.
To see the files, click here: To See Files
For diet details see: Diet Details
The following are some excerpts from the above message link.
To start the diet, it helps to have three appliances. One is a coffee bean grinder to grind the whole brown flaxseeds sold in health food stores or online. In Dr. Budwig’s protocol, she used 2-3 tablespoons daily of the ground up flax seed. The flax seeds should be ground and used immediately. They must be consumed within 15 minutes of grinding or considered rancid. They can be used in cereals, oatmeal, shakes etc.
The 2nd appliance is an immersion hand-held mixer, a somewhat stick-shaped mixer, to blend the flaxseed oil [FO] and the cottage cheese [CC] together so that they become one food, making the oil water-soluble and more absorbable to the cells of the body.
Patients with liver, gallbladder or pancreatic cancer, may need to start with a lesser amount of the oil and build up slowly to Dr. Budwig’s recommended dosage. A transitional diet can be found in the FSO2 files or in Dr. Budwig’s book.
SUNSHINE — Sun on the skin is very healthful for vitamin D and other benefits but avoid burning. If you feel up to having some exercise, INDIVIDUALIZE IT ACCORDING TO YOUR STRENGTH NEVER OVERDO IT. Dr. Budwig did not push the idea of exercise, she felt that one needs rest to heal. So, take caution. [For those who can exercise, besides walking, a rebounder (a small, round trampoline) is beneficial for the lymph system, heart and circulation. RELAXATION IN THE SUN IF POSSIBLE to relieve stress is healing – nature, music, chat, laughter. [On days when you cannot be in the sun, high-quality, cold-pressed cod liver oil offers vitamin D and other benefits]
DR BUDWIG STRESSED THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO AVOID UNHEALTHY FOODS and SUBSTANCES such as hydrogenated fats, animal fats, sugar, white flour, preservatives, chemicals and processed foods. Avoid leftovers – food should be prepared fresh and eaten soon after preparation to get the health-giving electrons and enzymes – within 15-20 minutes. At least three times a day drink a warm liquid, such as green or herbal teas, sweeten only with raw honey. Keep a food diary. Avoid stress and anxiety; take time to relax and enjoy each day. Listen to beautiful music, laugh, do deep breathing, connect with nature, and spend time with people you like. Dr Budwig spoke about the damaging effects of stress.
Also, she did not include supplements or drugs in her protocol. Some supplements, especially high amounts of antioxidants, can interfere with how well the diet works, as can some drugs.
Dr. Budwig in her protocol also used Eldi R Oils and Oil packs to help in the healing process of chronic and terminal diseases. Dr. Budwig created the Eldi Oils (Electron Differentiation oils) through exact spectroscopic measurements via the absorption of light in different oils. The Eldi Oils have a favorable ‘retuning' effect on the metabolism for people who are ill. The ‘retuning' effect relates to the creation of oxygen and energy within the system. The sun’s energy resonates with the electronic energy created by the flax oil and cottage cheese combination, and the Eldi oils do exactly the same when applied topically to the skin or as a rectal enema. When applying in a rectal enema it appeared she used ½ cup to 1 cup of the oils daily. It appears a person would hold the oil for about 15-20 minutes before release. I guess common sense will have to prevail. If Eldi oils are not available one can use flax oil.
The following protocol on how Dr. Budwig used Eldi Oil R was sent to me from Germany by Wolfgang Bloching. The Eldi Oil R is essential in this healing protocol. Wolfgang also advised that Dr. Budwig when necessary used the Eldi Oil R in (Rectal Enemas).
Dr. J. Budwig Eldi Oel R (Eldi Oil R): Application
Two times a day, i.e. morning and evening, rub Eldi Oil R into the skin over the whole body, a bit more intensively on the shoulders (armpits), breast and groin (where the lymphatic vessels are) and also on the problem areas, like for instance the breast, stomach, liver, etc. Leave the oil on the skin for about 15-20 minutes. Then take a warm shower without soap. Then follow up with another shower, this time using a mild soap. Then rest for 15-20 minutes. The purpose of the shower, after the body has been oiled and the Eldi Oil has penetrated the skin, is that the warm water opens the pores so that the oil can penetrate a bit deeper into the skin. The second shower, this time with soap, is for skin surface cleaning so that clothes and linen will not become soiled too much.
Always use the Eldi Oil R in connection with the Oil-Protein Diet (Budwig Diet) and do this consistently, even if it seems difficult at times. The Oil-Protein Diet together with Eldi Oil is a helpful method to improve problems and illnesses long term. The Eldi Oils in small bottles with 95 ml content are all perfumed and contain, like Eldi Oil R, only highly unsaturated fatty acids, but they are too expensive to be used for the whole body. They are meant to be used this way for example:
Eldi Oel photo activ (photo active) only for the face.
Eldi Oel Rose for a woman’s body (rose oil).
Eldi Oel herb neu (tart new) for a man’s body (tart scent).
Eldi Oel H-activ (H-active) only for the breast region (heart) etc.
Eldi Oel balsamicum Salbei (balsamic sage) is only for oil packs.
Take pure cotton 100 percent or a cotton cloth. Cut these to size for the body part, for example, the knee. Soak the cotton, place on the knee, cover the cotton with a plastic sheet and wrap it all with an elastic bandage. Leave it on for the night. Remove it in the morning and wash the knee. Repeat it in the evening and do this for weeks. You can also use Eldi Oil R for these local applications. The oil pack is only suited for local problems (no metastases).
Only three of Dr. Budwig’s books have been translated from German into English at this time. For more information on where to purchase Dr. Budwig’s books check out the websites below. It was very difficult to find the newly released third book.
Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases – Can be purchased from Amazon.com
Cancer – The Problem and The Solution – Can be purchased from: