The Budwig Diet: How two simple ingredients may help heal cancer

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budwig-diet(NaturalHealth365) The Budwig Diet is an amazing protocol that has proven to help heal cancer and it consists of two basic ingredients: flax seeds and cottage cheese.

Did you hear that right?

You bet! And, this diet has proven to work for more than half a century.

The origins of the Budwig Diet date back to the 1950’s

The Budwig Diet was created by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist, blood specialist, physicist and top cancer researcher. She was also a 7-time Nobel prize nominee and an expert on nutrition and pharmaceuticals for the German government in the 1950’s.

During that decade, Dr. Budwig studied the health consequences of what we now call “trans” and hydrogenated fats and was one of the first to discover how these kinds of commercially-processed fats destroy electrons in the membranes of healthy cells. Since the trillions of cells in our body rely on a delicate push-pull between positive and negative charges, losing electrons can lower the total energy that each cell contains.

Dr. Budwig realized that this action upon cells slowly lowers their “charge” and can eventually lead to serious disease. This was when she began to develop an “oil protein” of her own, that would reverse the disease-causing effects of trans fats and processed foods. Her premise relied on a few factors.

First of all, she knew that consuming processed foods made with hydrogenated fats created an environment in the body that was ideal for cancer growth. On the other hand, she also knew that special enzymes that could only be found in natural fats would help oxygenate healthy cells, in effect “bringing them back to life.”

After years of study and research, Dr. Budwig finally found her winning combination in, of all things, a mixture of flax seed and cottage cheese.

Why is it so important to use flax seeds and cottage cheese?

Something truly remarkable happens when these two ingredients are combined together. Cottage cheese is rich in protein and, as mentioned above, flax seed is a super-healthy source of unsaturated fat. When they come together, the fatty acids from the flax bond with the proteins from the cottage cheese. The flax seed then becomes water-soluble and is able to be absorbed directly into cell membranes when consumed.

Flax seed itself, of course, has long been considered a healing powerhouse, especially for those concerned with balancing hormones and preventing breast cancer. Apart from all the health benefits of healthy natural fats, a 2004 study conducted by the University of Toronto discovered that lignans in flax seeds helped to metabolize estrogen more than any other nutrient.

Other studies have shown that it can lower the risk of both pre- and postmenopausal breast cancers as well as ovarian cancers that are often difficult to treat with conventional medicine.

The result of consuming Budwig Muesli (which is what Dr. Budwig called her flax and cottage cheese mixture) is that cells can quickly return to their healthy, natural “aerobic” state. According to Budwig experts, possible healing can happen quickly, since essential nutrients, and especially healing enzymes, can flood the body at the same time that oxygen does.

The Budwig legacy continues to this day

Dr. Joanna Budwig died at the age of 95 in 2003. She dedicated her life to helping people with cancer through her “Budwig Protocol” and the “Budwig Muesli” (the details of the protocol can be found on the Budwig Institute website).

The Protocol’s effectiveness at helping to heal cancer has been proven over the last fifty plus years. Anecdotal evidence has also shown that the Budwig Diet may be helpful for other conditions such as eczema, autoimmune conditions, lung issues, stomach ulcers and more.

Webster Kehr is the founder of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation and the popular website Cancer Tutor. He was skeptical of the protocol at first but then, after extensive research, discovered that it was the “real deal” and highly effective in helping with cancers and other conditions that conventional treatments are often ineffective on.

“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 actually cured and living healthy, normal lives,” says Kehr on his website.

If you are on a healthy breast journey, I suggest you consider adding the Budwig Protocol to your healing journey. It is simple, easy to do, side effect free, cost effective and every cells in your body will thank you!

About the author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers (“Dr. V”) is a best-selling author and specialist in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy and Digital Thermography. After 30 years in active practice, she decided to “retire” and devote her time to sharing her personal, non-toxic Breast Cancer healing journey with others. Her years of experience and research have culminated in “The 7 Essentials™ “, a step-by-step coaching program that unravels the mystery of healing the body. Her website and personal healing journey have touched the lives of thousands of women around the globe. To get your F.R.E.E. 7-day mini e-course and to receive her weekly inspiring articles on the power of natural medicine – visit:

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  • Hailey Barker

    I have tried it and liked how it tasted. I used sliced bananas in it. For me it is a healthy breakfast and probable a way to stay healthy.

    • cis

      For someone with cancer, the banana would have to be omitted (sugar feeds cancer). If you are healthy… who knows?

    • Iryna Boehland

      That’s great! My friend does it too. Use berries, they are low in sugar

  • Ruby Taylor

    One of my neighbors had tried it for awhile. She didn’t like using any oil and I thought that was foolish. At the same time the diet she had wasn’t ideal. It lacked some of the good fats. Her doctor put her on a low to no fat diet. Being overweight and diabetic was the reason she was told to eat a no fat diet. This told me don’t leave your health to the medical profession. You will be listening to someone with no idea of what it takes to be healthy.

  • Karl Feldman

    The Budwig diet was originally developed for a purpose. So in my mind it should used as a tool to heal with. The protocol is more reliable and without the side effects of standard treatments. Will this eventually be used and tested by standard methods? I doubt it-so without it being either expensive, laborious, dangerous or having untold side effects it is a sensible add on to natural healing routine.

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  • sharonhansen209

    Unfortunately for me, cottage cheese and flax seeds both cause inflammation in me. I was tested. I would love to have both of them!

  • senior3citizen

    Unfortunately for me – IT DID NOT WORK. I was diagnosed with a Grade 1 malignant tumor 2.3 inches in the uterus by pathology and pelvic ultrasound.
    I started eating DAILY the cottage cheese-flaxseed oil mix and added either/or strawberries/blueberries/raspberries/bananas and apricot seeds. I did this for 2 1/2 months – Now my whole uterus is fully packed to capacity – 10.8 inches – with a malignant mixed mullerian tumor (MMMT) documented by pathology, pelvic ultrasound and cat scan. I fed it well?!?!

  • William Rasmussen

    First it was raw cottage cheese or Quark that Budwig recommended. it is high in the amino acid cysteine which is needed to make Glutathione the master detoxifier. Raw whey protein concentrates are even higher in cysteine.. Secondly she used a wedge press to make freshly pressed flax oil. FOODS ALIVE is the only company that uses a slow RPM press to guarantee raw flax oil that has not been heated to more than 108 degrees F, see Youtube video. Thirdly in Budwig’s day it was primarily people who were not making enough ATP energy who came down with cancer because they did not excrete all the toixins that they were exposed to. They were either rich burn (Anaerobic) metabolic imbalance and/or slow sugar oxidizers. The rich burn imbalance needed unsaturated fats and omega-3 oils to increase the flow of oxygen through the mitochondria’s membranes. Flax oil helped to achieve this . But the dairy fats in the cottage cheese are rich in sterols (cholesterol) that have the opposite effects. A fat free whey protein concentrate would supply the cysteine but without the saturated dairy fats that a whole milk cottage cheese contains so whey concentrates would be better. Unfortunately cancer is now occurring in people of all metabolic imbalances due to everyone being toxic. The Budwig protocol is not effective for all metabolic imbalances because it does not address why some people are not making enough ATP energy.

  • suzn123

    How much should you eat a day?

  • Mantle Mickey

    The budwig diet I have read, is no good for the prostate. The flaxseed can do harm to the prostate. Would like to know the facts on this

  • Mitch22

    Great article, too bad more people don’t USE a search engine these days!

    Nothing is better than the realization that I know more about health
    than the typical Allopathic MD. My ongoing education costs me the price
    of internet, while their “education” cost up to $200,000 a year.

    of the docs get real pissy about me mentioning natural remedies because
    the only way they are paying off those student loans is getting as many
    people to take their drugs.

  • Mantle Mickey

    I joined the comments 2 hours ago. Still no comment shows that i posted. It shows now.

  • Mantle Mickey

    My comment was, men, I read that flaxseed is not good for the prostate. Do your research. Care to comment Jonathan?

  • Rex Kittle

    Both should be Organic. I make it once a month with Organic garlic and Y.S. Bee Farm Organic Honey. Not too much of the honey or garlic, just enough.

  • cis

    Sometimes things are just hard to fully figure out…

    I had read about the Budwig protocol before but I am still puzzled by this…

    1) Quite a few people link dairy (specifically casein) to breast cancer (think “The China Study”, Suzanne Somers, Professor Jane Plant, more women working on television ) … so how can this work?
    If it is just the protein in cottage cheese that is needed, could another protein be used instead? Personally, I don’t seem to tolerate dairy well.

    2) Flaxseed has been shown to cause intestinal inflammation (various articles on pubmed) and I can certainly testify to that. I don’t mind eating it (I soak it overnight and blend in the morning), but my body does mind if I do.

    * The China Study: https://amzn. to/2voZalA
    * Suzanne Somers: https://amzn. to/2wKPlOC
    * Prof Jane Plant: https://www. dailymail. co. uk/ health/article-2646043/Give-dairy-beat-cancer-Leading-scientist-given-just-months-live-changes-diet-alive-nearly-20-years-later.html
    * Flaxseed articles:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm. nih. gov/ pubmed/24763556
    and more I cannot locate right now
    (some say flax seems to help IBS but they do not specify, in the abstract, in what way… perhaps they just helped with constipation by creating inflammation and therefore promoting looser stool)