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.

    • Sara Guentz

      It has been formally tested in numerous Clinical Trials. Dr Budwig in the 50s. And currently at the University of Toronto, Dietary Dept. It will not be tested in this country, as any MD or organization associated with it would be ostracized.

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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?!?!

    • Sara Guentz

      It is the LIGNANS in the coating of freshly GROUND flaxseeds that is the effective ingrediant. The oil is NOT. Much recent publishing about the oil, which Budwig in her research, eventually ruled out. Published info on oil is meant to distract. So sorry for your experience!

  • 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)

  • Sara Guentz

    Unfortunately this article is misleading. Dr Budwig”s original Cancer research was directed toward Prostate Cancer using the cottage cheese and flaxseed diet. Eventuall y she determined it was the lignons in freshly ground flaxseed (freshly ground is essential as the lignons rapidly loose potency) that was the essential ingredient, rather than the cottage cheese. Her research was successful using freshly ground flaxseed added to cereals, baked in muffins, in smoothies, etc. She then turned to Breast Cancer and found it just as successful. The Food Industry in Europe had begun making bottled Flaxseed (or Linseed) oil and marketing it as a cancer cure, among other things. When Budwig failed to endorse the oil (lignans were the ingredient needed) the Food Industry ruined her reputation. This all happened in the 1950s. Fast forward to the 1990s and the Dietary Dept at the University of Toronto. Budwig’s research was duplicated with the same success. How: Women with newly diagnosed Breast Cancer had tumor measured at the time of diagnosis. These women were given diets with ground flaxseeds, as described above, while they awaited surgical removal of their tumor, usually about 6 to 12 weeks. Final measuring of tumor before surgical removal demonstrated shrinkage of the tumor. , some more than others, but all tumors responded. These results were presented at the annual Breast Cancer Oncology Meeting in San Antonio in 2000 or 2001 or 2. My Oncologist attended that meeting and when I inquired about it upon his return, he “had no knowledge” of such a thing. When I showed him it was presented at the meeting he just attended, his response was “It must have been one of those sessions I missed.” I guess so! .Since then, the U of Toronto has named their research facility after Dr Budwig, has duplicated her results, and is now working on ground flaxseed effectiveness on Lymphomas. Please note: Ground Flaxseed does NOT cause intestinal problems any more that any other high fiber diet would. Just start out slow! No one should try and digest 2 tablespoons of whole flaxseeds from one meal. Harvard Heart Letter recently published side effects of some natural remedies. For Flaxseeds it was “Intestinal Blockage.” I guess if you took enough and were extremely dehydrated. I discontinued my subscription immediately. Lots of effort to keep expensive Chemo relevant as opposed to inexpensive, effective methods. Just remember – LIGNONS from freshly ground seeds is what you are after. Oils are NOT what is relevant. This is meant to misguide.
    . .

  • senior3citizen

    I did the Budwig Diet according to the protocol stated by Dr. Budwig from the German Clinic – Lothar Hirneise’s 3E Center near Stuttgart. It stated using plain refrigerated FLAX OIL (not Lignans) and adding 1.5-2.0 tbsp. milk to the mixture. ‘”The Budwig Protocol is an anti-cancer eating plan, and the mixture of flax oil, cottage cheese, and milk.” You can add fruits, etc after mixing the basics. No where does it say from the grinding of flaxseeds. This protocol has been stated for use by a number of holistic clinics in the US and a number of articles printed these instructions. Sara Guentz statement is the 1st one I have seen to state using ground flax seeds.
    To date I have not found a clinic in the US familiar with my rare, (1-2% known in world per a number of scientific articles I have found on the internet) diagnosis (MMMT) nor how to treat it. German Clinics seem to have the better SUCCESSFULL treatment programs and not restricted by government/politics. Nancy Reagan got President Reagan to Germany for his colon cancer cure without the folks in the US knowing about it! There have been a number of high profile folks who went to Germany for treatment to dodge the politics here in the US. The Truth About Cancer series was very enlightening. There are alternative programs to combat cancer without using the cut, poison, burn technique the FDA/Big Pharma pushes – what a money maker!!!