The History of the Budwig Diet and Dr. Budwig
Johanna Budwig was born on September 30, 1908, and passed away May 19, 2003, at age 95 due to a fall. She was a German biochemist and author. Budwig was a pharmacist and held doctorate degrees in physics and chemistry. Based on her research on fatty acids she developed a diet or meal options that could change the molecular structure and absorption of fats.
The Budwig Diet or Budwig Protocol is not a “diet,” but rather a particular mixture used in many alternative treatments; from type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, and cancer to brain diseases such as depression, Alzheimer’s, ALS and TBI’s.
The Budwig Diet and Cells
Its purpose is to energize the cells by restoring the natural electrical balance or resting energy potential in the cell. Many human diseases are caused by “sick cells” which have lost their normal electrical balance; generally because of lower ATP energy in the cell’s mitochondria.
One thing to understand, and this is critical, is that the purpose of the Budwig Diet is to convert oil-soluble omega-3 fatty acids into water-soluble omega-3 fatty acids.
Such a mixture is so beneficial for the brain on any day, but especially after suffering a TBI or concussion. Many neurons and cells are left depolarized needing repolarization. Also, during the initial phase of glucose metabolism upset, such healthy fats help stabilize blood glucose levels and insulin levels, provide necessary fats for the body to transfer into usable energy, recharges damaged cell, aids in inflammation, and supports cognitive function.
This is why it is so important to add things to the mixture in the right order. If you mix them in the wrong order, you may lose a lot of the opportunity to convert the oil-soluble omega-3s into water soluble-omega-3s.
“I have the answer to cancer, but American doctors won’t listen. They come here and observe my methods and are impressed. Then they want to make a special deal so they can take it home and make a lot of money. I won’t do it, so I’m blackballed in every country.”
— Dr. Johanna Budwig
Dr. Johanna Budwig left us in 2003, at the age of 95, after being nominated six times for the Nobel Prize in medicine. She cured cancers in “terminally ill” patients in her homeland of Germany; even patients that the establishment had surrendered to fate, and claimed were “untreatable”. She did not just cure specific or rare cancers. She cured all types of cancer, and she did it relatively quickly, cheaply, easily, and permanently; using only non-toxic ingredients, which had no adverse effects. Her medicine actually made her patients stronger. Her cure rate was over 90%, including the worst terminal cases. Dr. Budwig’s success greatly contrasts the fact that the life-long cure rate of standard procedures averages less than 4%, and that the standard therapies are known to fuel future cancers and other diseases.
Dr. Budwig’s weapons against cancer were quark cheese and flax seed oil. She quickly became an enemy to the pharmaceutical and nuclear industries. They have been so effective at suppressing her work, that for many of our readers, this will be their first instance of learning of the Budwig Protocol. Her bombshell findings were first published in the early 1950’s. Yet they are still being institutionally ignored today.
“As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.”
— Alan Nixon, Ph.D., Past President of The American Chemical Society
The Unholy Trinity of Cancer
Toxins, radiation, and acidosis (from pharmaceuticals and malnutrition) are the unholy trinity of cancer. Acidosis is the first stage of this misunderstood condition. An astute reader will have noticed that these things are caused by the medical establishment itself, even in its supposedly valiant fight against cancer. When a person’s body chemistry becomes acidic from the aforementioned factors or modern medicine, then his blood’s ability to retain and carry oxygen is severely diminished. Healthy individuals have a blood oxygen level between 98 and 100 as measured by a pulse oximeter, but cancer patients routinely show only 60. Oxygen is replaced in a cancer patient’s blood by wastes such as carbon dioxide. The oxygen starvation caused by acidosis leads to the formation of tumors as groups of cells which mutate to derive their energy from a fermentation process. Normal cells obtain their energy from cellular respiration, but oxygen-starved cells must mutate for survival, in order to utilize a type of direct sugar fermentation, which is the body’s self-defense. This is not as biochemically clean as oxygen-based energy, and the waste products of fermentation build in the tissues causing even higher toxicities. This leads to even more acidosis and cellular oxygen starvation. Eventually, the entire immune system is debilitated by the process of cleaning the waste products, so that it can no longer cope with the removal of unhealthy cells. This allows the cancer cells to multiply even faster and to spread unchecked, creating the symptom of tumors, which happens in the latter stages of the cancer process.
All of the above was proven by Dr. Otto Warburg, and he won the Nobel Prize for it in 1931. His findings were suppressed, and so most readers will not have heard of this great doctor, despite him having won the Nobel Prize for medicine in an era when the Nobel Prize meant something incredible.
The secret to beating cancer is that life-giving breath of God: oxygen. Technically, it is not so simple, but it is almost that simple. The real trick is getting oxygen into the deep tissue cells, and getting the cells to use it again. Dr. Budwig’s regimen is just one of many for stimulating this. Most cancer cures (not treatments) involve adjusting the body’s pH beyond neutral, and into an alkaline state. In the alkaline state, human blood is especially rich in oxygen, and this same oxygen is poisonous to mutated cancer cells. Oxygen is, of course, harmless to people who are eating a healthy diet that is full of anti-oxidants. Whilst mocked by the cancer industry, the alternative alkalizing protocols have superior degrees of effectiveness and merit further inspection.
Dr. Budwig found ways to oxygenate patients better and faster than other therapies. Her results catapulted past those of other alternative therapies by utilizing a solution made from common flax seed oil and quark cheese. She discovered that the low-fat diets were a huge part of the problem. Her regimen eliminated damaging fats and foods from the diet that cause cellular oxygen starvation, and replaced them with healing foods, such as life-saving essential fatty acids. Along with her special diet, she emphasized the benefits of sunlight, the natural source of the anti-cancer vitamin D-3, and the elimination of pervasive emotional issues.
“Without these fatty acids, the respiratory enzymes cannot function and the person suffocates, even when he is given oxygen-rich air. A deficiency in these highly unsaturated fatty-acids impairs many vital functions. First of all, it decreases the person’s supply of available oxygen. We cannot survive without air and food; nor can we survive without these fatty acids. That has been proven long ago.”
— Dr. Johanna Budwig
The Budwig Protocol
There are two parts of the Budwig Protocol that are used concurrently. One of them is a natural medicine, which is a blend of something containing high amounts of sulfur proteins, and flax seed oil to provide safe omega-3 oils in the appropriate levels. Fish oil is avoided because there is a high risk of impurities, it is always rancid from heavy industrial processing, and it can dangerously upset the balance of the omega oils further. Dr. Budwig discovered that the body will synthesize omega-3 from flax seed oil in the exact quantity that it needs, and in the proper ratio with other omega oils. This medicine is normally taken orally, but in the most terminal cases, Dr. Budwig was also known to have given large doses of pure flax seed oil in enema form. The other phase of the Budwig Protocol is a special diet. Dramatic results are usually seen within 90 days, and sometimes within a week. Patients should continue the regimen for a minimum of 6 months, regardless of a disappearance of symptoms.
“…I investigated the high temperature treatment for fish oils, for the purpose of making them keep longer, and killing their fishy taste. I came to the conclusion that these oils do great harm to the entire internal glandular system, as well as to the liver and other organs and are therefore not suitable for human consumption.”
— Dr. Johanna Budwig, Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases
Dr. Johanna Budwig recommended the following meal, once a week for people of good health, as a cancer preventative. It was required for cancer patients as part of her protocol, wherein it was consumed at least once a day, although twice was preferred. This nutritional therapy is called the “Flax Seed Muesli”, and it can be blended into a smoothie. Since genuine quark cheese is not available in most countries, see our later recommendations for alternatives to quark cheese.
A cancer patient should not be concerned about getting too much flax. Dr. Budwig regularly created foods using flax seeds, but readers should beware of the flax that is used in modern foods. Flax oil should never be cooked. The Budwig Flax Blend
The Official Budwig Diet
- SUGAR IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN. Grape juice may be added to sweeten any other freshly-squeezed juices.
- Avoid pure animal fats, such as lard, fatback, dripping, etc.
- No commercial salad dressings or toppings.
- No commercial mayonnaise (bastardized, radioactive, genetically engineered, corn, canola and soy oils).
- No meats unless organic and preferably range fed.
- No butter, and especially no margarine or other artificial butters.
- Freshly squeezed vegetable juices are encouraged, especially carrot, celery, apple, and red beet. All-natural juice drinks are fine, with special preference to completely organic drinks.
- Three times daily a warm tea is essential. Good choices are peppermint, rose hips, or grape tea. Sweeten it only with honey. One cup of black tea before noon is fine.
- Avoid all artificial sweeteners (including high-fructose corn syrup).
- Entirely chemical-free diet.
- Avoid all processed foods.
- Avoid all soft drinks.
- Avoid tap water and bottled water, and use products free of fluoride.
- Eat all foods freshly prepared — no reheating and no leftovers.
- Never use fish oil.
- Coconut oil is a source of omega-3 that is beneficial, and it was recommended by Dr. Budwig.