This article tells the tale of Dr Joanna Budwig and her anti-cancer diet. The Budwig Protocol uses flax oil and cottage cheese to revitalise the blood and change the terrain so that the cancer cannot thrive in the body.
Lipoproteins and Phosphatides
Dr. Johanna Budwig was born in Germany in 1908 and died 95 years later in 2003. She was a biochemist, a physicist and a cancer expert.
She was a leading expert on fat and oil metabolism and despised hydrogenated and trans fats, even expressing concerns about polyunsaturated fats. In her research, she found that all of these could lead to fatty deposits in the heart and arteries blocking circulation, damaging heart action, inhibiting cell renewal and disrupting the normal flow of blood and lymph fluids.
Her research in this area led her to study and research (including conducting Clinical Trials) the effects of the loss of essential lipoproteins and phosphatides in the Western modern diet, and the link to increased levels of cancer.
Her thesis, proved and reproved in her own research, was that the consumption of flaxseed oil could not only correct the deficiencies of a modern diet, it could help prevent, and even cure a cancer.
Through her research studies Dr Budwig showed that the blood of cancer patients especially those in the later stages of the disease was a greenish, yellow rather than a red, due to the lack of iron-carrying oxygen haemoglobin. Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg in 1931 won his prize for showing the importance of oxygen in preventing cancer. He showed that not only was oxygen the enemy of the cancer cell, it could actually kill it.
Dr Budwig showed that after treating the patients with flaxseed oil daily for several months, the oxygen carrying capacity increased due to the increased presence of lipoproteins and phosphatides. Furthermore, in clinical trials she actually showed that tumour size decreased.
One of her greatest discoveries was that the essential, good elements of fats needed to pass ultimately through cell membranes and they could only do this by binding to protein. Her idea was to make them water soluble by binding them with sulphur and to provide this she chose cottage cheese! The electrons of the fat elements then bind to the sulphurated protein of the cottage cheese and pass through the cell membranes.
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As with many Alternative cancer practitioners, she tended to receive patients who had tried and failed with orthodox therapies and were in the later stages of their cancers. Almost all were terminally ill, some with only days to live.
She treated her patients with a simple diet based on a combination of flax oil and quark, the European version of cottage cheese.
She recorded all her cases and her published research is full of thousands of testimonials from people around the world that were diagnosed with terminal cancer and were completely cured by the Budwig diet.
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Johanna also understood vibrational energy, and believed that everybody had their own particular frequency; their own wavelength. Thus foods could boost that vibration if they were fresh, organic and energetic, as could external factors such as simple sunshine. However, bad foods especially hydrogenated, electronically tampered fats could damage the electronic rhythms of the body.
Joanna believed natural whole and organic foods, natural water and sunshine were all factors our bodies had evolved with and so supported our health. Synthetic, fabricated and refined foods merely damaged us, even lowering the voltage of our cells a fact now proven in research.
There are many studies that we have covered in icon linking certain natural foods, or fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fibres with lowered levels of cancers. Equally we have also documented research linking higher illness levels with higher consumption of prepared, processed or junk foods.
New research studies show significant benefits of flaxseed
Flaxseed and lignin consumption shows up in the urine. And women with the highest levels in their urine have the lowest levels of breast cancer, a finding shown in studies from America to Japan. Secoisolariciresinol (SDG) is the natural lignin found in flaxseed. Research shows SDG has a direct effect on human oestrogen metabolism and also on its receptor sites. Oestrogen fuels the fire of many cancers. Research also shows SDG stops the action of oestrogen in stimulating cancer cells.
SDG also increases the production of Sex hormone binding globulin. This binds oestrogen, reduces the free oestrogen in the body, and reduces the stimulatory effect of oestrogen on cell division. In research where animals were given a high fat diet and cancer cells, flaxseed reduced the levels of cancer found when it was also added to the mix. Animals with a highly potent metastatic cancer line had their tumours reduce in size and metastasis almost stop when given high levels of flaxseed.
Two studies with animals given a cancer-inducing chemical for 13 weeks, showed less cancers and smaller tumours, if the animals also took SDG one study reported 46 per cent less cancers if pure SDG was used.
Post-menopausal women given flaxseed supplementation for seven weeks showed increased levels of properly metabolised oestrogen in their urine. Another test on women newly diagnosed with breast cancer showed that factors associated with tumour growth fell 33 per cent in the group taking flaxseed.
The Budwig Protocol
Put 2-5 Tablespoons of flaxseed oil, plus 1 cup of organic, low fat cottage cheese (or quark) into a blender. You may add fruit juice to make it more palatable.
You may find one by going to the shop for the Natural Selection ´Product of Choice´ (click here). Alternatively, you can buy Flaxseed in a product called Linusit Gold, and Holland & Barratt do an own label version.
It is also important to maintain good levels of beneficial bacteria, which thrive on the lignans and aid the binding or chelation process for oestrogens (both human and synthetic) to be better eliminated from the body. The Natural Selection web site has a multi-strain probiotic available click here.
Please Note: At CANCERactive we simply try to lay out all the information so that you can make better personal decisions. We are not claiming in any way that we believe the Budwig Protocol will ´cure´ cancer. Our job is to stop you having to trawl through the internet and be misled by the many inaccurate reports and frequent overclaims made on it.
For the record, Johanna was nominated for seven Nobel Prizes, but failed to win any. She was frequently dubbed a quack and vilified and harassed by more orthodox practitioners.
Lignans, flaxseed and flaxseed oil pass through the body in about 48 hours so daily consumption is essential. You can buy and take flaxseed oil, or you could make your own breakfast muesli from whole grains, nuts and organic seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin, and sprinkle this with Linseeds (For example, in the brand Linusit Gold). High lignin flaxseed supplements exist; for example, Brevail and Spectrum in America.