The Budwig Flax Oil Dlet
The Flaxseed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils, in 1951 and recently re-examined by Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP (Oncologist and former cardiologist) in 1990. Dr. Roehm claims: “this diet is far and away the most successful anti-cancer diet in the world”.
Budwig claims that the diet is both a preventative and a curative. She says the absence of linol-acids [in the average western diet] is responsible for the production of oxydase, which induces cancer growth and is the cause of many other chronic disorders.
The beneficial oxydase ferments are destroyed by heating or boiling oils in foods, and by nitrates used for preserving meat, etc.
The theory is: the use of oxygen in the organism can be stimulated by protein compounds of sulphuric content, which make oils water-soluble and which is present in cheese, nuts, onion and leek vegetables such as leek, chive, onion and garlic, but especially cottage cheese.
Ferments of cell respiration closely connected with the highly unsaturated fatty acids, are also needed for proper oxidation. It is essential to use only unrefined, cold-pressed oils with high linolic acid content, such as linseed, sunflower, soya, poppyseed, walnut, and corn oils. Such oil should be consumed together with foods containing the right proteins otherwise the oils will have the OPPOSITE EFFECT, causing more harm than good.
The best combination is cottage cheese and linseed oil. The linseed should be freshly ground. Carbohydrates containing natural sugar, such as dates, figs, pears, apples and grapes, are also included in the diet. Honey is also beneficial. Most of the synthetic vitamin A preparations are bad because they contain oxidation products, but much carotine as provitamin A (from carrot) is consumed. Vitamin B from buttermilk, yoghurt, and natural yeast is beneficial.
A person requires daily about 4 oz. of cottage cheese mixed well with 1.5 oz. of linseed oil and 1 oz. of milk. A blender or egg beater works fine. The mixture an be sweeten with honey or otherwise flavored naturally. Fresh fruits can be added. Every morning 2 spoonfuls of freshly ground linseed oil should be taken in luke warm buttermilk or yoghurt.
Dr. Johanna Budwig Mix:
Mix until creamy with your electric hand mixer (blenders may whip too much air into the mix and oxidize the flax oil):
1 cup Organic 2% cottage cheese and 2-5 Tbsp. of flaxseed oil. Make sure that you completely mix the cottage cheese and flax seed oil before adding anything else. There is a synergetic effect that is important. When this is creamy, you may add a little distilled or spring water to thin the mix. Then add:
1-3 Tbsp. of freshly ground up “Golden” flaxseeds (coffee grinder ($15) works fine) and a little cayenne.
Important: Flax oil must be fresh, kept in a dark bottle, and refrigerated. After initially opening the bottle of flax oil to remove the seal, you should not keep opening the bottle and allow air in. One of the best flax oils and bottles are those sold by Barlean’s. You should always get the flax oil with lignans. Once you have initially opened the bottle to remove the seal, never remove the cap again. To dispense the oil, just turn the bottle upside down, flip open the cap, and squeeze. This way, very little air will get in the bottle.
The diet is indicated for all kinds of chronic diseases, especially heart ailments (corony thrombosis), gall disorders, diabetes, arthritis, and malignancies. It improves failing hearing and sight. It is the ideal nutrient for children and infants. It is suggested that this diet be supplemented with lactic acid ferments.
“What she (Dr. Johanna Budwig) has demonstrated to my initial disbelief but lately, to my complete satisfaction in my practice is: CANCER IS EASILY CURABLE, the treatment is dietary/lifestyle, the response is immediate; the cancer cell is weak and vulnerable; the precise biochemical breakdown point was identified by her in 1951 and is specifically correctable, in vitro (test-tube) as well as in vivo (real)… ” (Roehm, “Townsend Letter for Doctors”, July 1990) GENERAL RULES
The patient has no nourishment on day #1 other than 250 ml (8.5 oz) of Flax Oil with honey plus freshly squeezed fruit juices (no sugar added!). In the case of a very ill person, champagne may be added on the first day in place of juice and is taken with the Flax Oil and honey. Champagne is easily absorbable and has a serious purpose here.
SUGAR IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN. Grape juice may be added to sweeten any other freshly squeezed juices.
Other ‘forbiddens’ are: All animal fats. – All Salad Oils (this included commercial mayonnaise) – All Meats (chemicals & hormones) – Butter – Margarine – Preserved Meats (the preservatives block metabolism even of Flax Oil)
Freshly squeezed vegetable juices are fine – carrot, celery, apple, and red beet.
Three times daily a warm tea is essential – peppermint, rose hips or grape tea – all sweetened as desired with honey. One cup of black tea before noon is fine.
Before breakfast – a glass of Acidophilus milk or Sauerkraut juice is taken.
Breakfast – Muesli (regular cereal) is overlaid with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of Flax Oil and honey and fresh fruit according to season – berries, cherries, apricots, peaches, grated apple. Vary the flavor from day to day. Use any nuts except peanuts! Herbal teas as desired or black tea. A 4 oz (120 g) serving of THE SPREAD (directions below). This is fine to eat ‘straight’ like a custard, or add it to other foods taken in the day as you will see.
Morning tea (10am) – A glass of fresh carrot juice, apple, celery, or beet-apple juice is taken.
Lunch – Raw salad with yoghurt-Flax Oil Mayonnaise (directions below). In addition to ‘greens’ salads, use grated turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, radishes, sauerkraut or cauliflower. A fine powder of horseradish, chives or parsley may be added for flavor.
Cooked Meal Course – Steamed vegetables, potatoes, or such grains as rice, buck-wheat or millet may be served. to these add either THE SPREAD or THE MAYO – for flavor and to up your intake of Flax Oil. Also mix THE SPREAD with potatoes for an especially hearty meal. Add caraway, chives, parsley or other herbs.
Dessert – Mix fresh fruit other than those used for breakfast with THE SPREAD, this time (instead of honey), flavored using cream of lemon, vanilla or berries.
Afternoon Tea (4pm) – A small glass of natural wine (no preservatives) or champagne or fresh fruit juice with 1-2 tablespoons of honey-coated Fax Seeds.
Supper – Have this early, at 6pm. Make a hot meal using buckwheat, oat or soy cakes. grits from buckwheat are the very best and can be placed in a vegetable soup, or in a more solid form of cakes with herbal sauce. Sweet sauces & soups can always be given far more healing energy by adding THE SPREAD. Only honey or grape juice can be used for sweeteners. NO white sugar (or brown!) Only freshly squeezed juices and NOT reconstituted juices (preservative danger) may be used. These must be completely natural.
How to prepare ‘THE SPREAD’
Place 250 ml (8.5 oz) Flax Oil into a mixer bowl and add one pound (450 g) of 1% Cottage Cheese (ie low fat eg Quark) and add 4 tablespoons (60 ml) of Honey. Turn on the mixer and add just enough low fat milk or water to get the contents of the bowl to blend in together. In 5 minutes, a preparation of custard consistency results that has NO taste of the oil (and no oily ‘ring’ should be seen when you rinse out the bowl).
Alternatively, you can use Yoghurt instead of Cottage Cheese in proportions of 1 oz (30 g) of Yoghurt to 1 tablespoon (15 ml) each of Flax Oil and of honey and blend as above.
NOTE: When Flax Oil is blended like this, it does not cause diarrhea even when given in large amounts. It reacts chemically with the (sulphur) proteins of the cottage cheese, yoghurt, etc.
How to prepare ‘THE MAYO’ (Mayonnaise):
Mix together 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Flax Oil, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk, and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Yoghurt.
Then add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of Lemon juice (or Apple Cider Vinegar) and add 1 teaspoon (2.5g) Mustard plus some herbs such as marjoram or dill.
Next add 2 or 3 slices of health food store pickles (no preservatives! – read label!) and a pinch of herbal salts.
(The above mayonnaise plus lots of mustard and a few bananas is very tasty!)
Concluding remarks by Dr. Roehm – “I only wish that all my patients had a PhD in Biochemistry and Quantum Physics to enable them to see how with such consummate skill this diet was put together. It is a wonder. The champagne vehicle IS easier to assimilate and get someone almost on their death-bed going again. A retention enema of 250 ml (8.5 oz) of oil is another route to get this precious life-furthering, ELECTRON-RICH oil into the body. It can also be applied to the skin for transdermal absorption. I’ll answer your questions and give you “special orders” for you particular case.
You will have to remain on this diet for a good 5 years, at which time your tumour may have disappeared. Persons who break the rules of this diet, Dr Budwig reports, (ie eating preserved meats, candy, etc) will sometimes grow rapidly worse and cannot be saved after they come back from their spree (bon-bons mean bye-bye).
In 1967, Dr Budwig broadcast the following sentence during an interview over the South German Radio Network, describing her incoming patients with failed operations and x-ray therapy”:
“Even in these cases it is possible to restore health in a few months at most, I would truly say 90% of the time”.
“This has never been contradicted, but this knowledge has been a long time reaching this side of the ocean, hasn’t it? Cancer treatment can be very simple and very successful once you know how. The cancer interests don’t want you to know this.
May those of you who have suffered from this disease (and I include your family and friends in this) forgive the miscreants who have kept this simple information from reaching you for so long”.
(signed) Dan C. Roehm, M.D. FACP
Today, fresh expeller pressed flaxseed oil is available in most countries in the world, including USA and Europe. One of the best sources of Flax Oil is Barlean’s.
Books to read:
“Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis Heart Infarction Cancer and Other Diseases” by Johanna Dr. Budwig Amazon Price: $5.56 Read more about this title… “The Breuss Cancer Cure” : Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases by Rudolf Breuss Amazon Price : $11.00
“A Cancer Therapy” : Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy : A Summary of 30 Years of Clinical Experimentation by M. Max Gerson Amazon Price: $24.95 Read more about this title… Flax Oil by Dr Budwig http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0969527217/9789-9510244-200272
Flax Oil and Cancer -A Tape Transcription by Clifford Beckwith http://www.public.usit.net/spinner/Flax1.html
Links to Other Flaxseed Oil & Health Sites http://www.public.usit.net/spinner/Flaxlink.html
Dr. Budwig and The Healing Power of Flaxseed (Commercial site) http://www.barleans.com/budwig.html
Essential Fatty Acids for Kids Superimmunity http://www.healthychild.com/efa.htm
Flaxseed and the Immune System @ http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/flaxnut16.htm
The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Adults and Children http://www.flaxcouncil.ca/flaxnut11.htm
Essential Fatty Acids: Are You Deficient In These Key Nutrients? http://www.barleans.com/deficient.html