The Budwig Diet- Flaxseed Oil & Cottage Cheese
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
onto 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.
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
If you are already familiar with the science on how the Budwig Diet works you may scroll directly down to (The
Budwig Protocol and Diet Plan). 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 her book will have
to be purchased. 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 it’s 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.
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. 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 worlds 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 a 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. Dr Budwig discovered that when unsaturated fats have been
chemically treated that 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. The fats ability to associate with protein and thereby to achieve water solubility in the fluids of the
living body---all this 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 dipolarity between the electrically positive
nucleus and the electrically negative cell membrane with it’s high unsaturated fatty acids. During cell
division the cell and new daughter cell must contain enough electron rich fatty acids in the cells 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 dipolarity 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 that
had been diagnosed with terminal cancer (all types of cancer), sent home to die and were now actually cured and
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 Auto Immune 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 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 proved---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 pointed out in her book that she often took very sick cancer patients from the hospital with only hours or a
few days left to live and had very good results with her protocol, most 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 500CCs of an oil mixture and “that their subjective
awareness of well being increased immediately.” She pointed out that many 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 web site http://www.whale.to/a/beckwith.html. Cliff’s story and
his recovery from Stage IV Prostate Cancer using Budwig’s Protocol is also there along with other cancer
testimonials including lung, colon, breast, ovarian, brain cancer and many 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 4 rounds of chemo 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 2 and she
was praising the Lord. In October 1994 she had another physical and now the count was 1. 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 2nd dog I'd heard of in 3 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 http://health.groups.yahoo.
com/group/FlaxSeedOil2/files/. Then scroll down to FSO2 Folder 6 – Anecdotes & Testimonials. Click and
read away at all the testimonials.
1. From: "Bill and Nancy Parsons" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Oct 2, 2003 10:31 pm
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 radio active 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 scruprously - no meat, absolutely no pork, no sugar, no processed foods of any kind, etc. etc. and he just kept
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 lose 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 were also brought under control with radiation. Two months after that she had several skin
metastasis 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 flax seed 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 to 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. With out 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 paralyses 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
Moral and behavior problems
Human sexual relationships
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 wave lengths---is improved when we eat food which has electrons which in turn attract the electro-magnetic
waves of sun beams, of photons. A high amount of these electrons which are on the wave length 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 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 wave
length.” 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 absorbsion into your cells.
The Budwig Protocol
Only use Flax Oil from the refrigerated section of your health food store. Never use capsules, flakes or flax oil from
the shelves. It must be refrigerated and check the expiration date to make sure it has not expired. I would not use
High Lignum Flax Oil because the taste is not clean and you can not tell if it is rancid. They have left the husk from
the processing of the seeds in the bottom of the bottle, leaving less product. You want good clean tasting oil and
no flavoring added as some oils are doing.
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. The mixture should then be immediately consumed.
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 photos of an immersion mixer
http//tinyurl.com/2wwte7. One may want to consider sprinkling a tablespoon or two of freshly ground flax seed over
top of the freshly mixed flax oil and cottage cheese mixture. Mix this in by hand. This super charges 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 lowfat milk for a creamer 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 Tbs 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) Tbs of the oil per one hundred 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
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.
Here's the link to the YouTube page.
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" it will get you many hits.
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
through out 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 that 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% 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
hundred lbs. 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 3 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 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
Salad dressing oils- exception extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar or lemon
Foods high in Preservatives
Dr Budwig Diet Plan
Dr Budwig has a diet plan that is available in her cook book, The Oil Protein Diet Cook Book- It can be purchased
from www.amazon.com for around $10.00. 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% 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 ten 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.
For diet details see: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FlaxSeedOil2/message/33782 The following are some
excerpts from the above message link. To start the diet, it helps to have 3 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 to 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.
The 3rd appliance needed is a vegetable juicer. A masticating-type may give a more healthful juice than a centrifugal
type. Purchasing a vegetable juicer is absolutely essential.
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 & other benefits but avoid burning. If you feel up to having
EXERCISE; INDIVIDUALIZE IT ACCORDING TO YOUR STRENGTH NEVER OVER DO 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 is beneficial for the lymph system, heart & 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 & other benefits]
DR BUDWIG STRESSED THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO AVOID UNHEALTHY FOODS & 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 & enzymes-within
15-20 minutes. At least 3x 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 & 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). This was used for the very sick. The oils can be purchased from Wolfgang by
contacting him at the following e-mail address.
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% 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 to 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
Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases
Can be purchased from www.amazon.com
The Oil Protein Diet Cook Book- Can be purchased from www.amazon.com
Cancer- The Problem and The Solution- Can be purchased from www.nexus-book.com/html/how_to_order.html
I hope the information provided will help you or a loved one. For further information I would highly recommend
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/FlaxSeedOil2/files/. They have accumulated some of the best information in the
world on Dr Budwig’s Protocol and may be able to answer most any question you may have.
Disclaimer: The above protocol is for informational purposes only. The entire content of my website is based on my opinion and research, unless otherwise
noted. In the event you choose this or a similar protocol you may want to talk to your doctor or qualified health care professional first. The information I have
provided in my website is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information and is not intended, as medical advice. I would encourage you to make your
own health care decisions based upon your own research along with your doctor or health care professional. Products (or their distributors) mentioned on this
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