(NaturalNews) The Budwig protocol is the food treatment and cure for cancer and other major debilitating diseases created by Dr. Johanna Budwig. It was designed for use with extremely ill and wasted cancer patients who had been sent home by their doctors to die. These were patients so ill that many were unable to take any food at all in the beginning, and had to be initially treated with enemas. The protocol is so simple that it can be tailored to fit whatever situation is encountered, from use with someone at death's door to use as a preventative and part of a healthy lifestyle.
There are only two essential foods in the protocol, flax oil and cottage cheese or some other sulphurated protein such as yogurt or kefir. The oil provides electron-rich fats, and the cottage cheese provides the sulphurated protein to bind with the oil and render it water soluble. In this state, the oil is able to carry immense amounts of oxygen straight into the cells. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygen rich environment.
Creating the mixture
The quality of these ingredients should be the best you can find. The flax oil should be organic and from the refrigerated section of a health food store. Flax oil that has lignans has added benefits. Do not buy flax oil capsules or non-refrigerated oil in bottles because it will almost undoubtedly be rancid and compromise what you are trying to do. The cottage cheese should be organic and low fat. Organic Valley is a very good brand if you can find it. There are others. Try to avoid Horizon Organic because its integrity has been compromised since its ownership by Walmart.
You may want to use a mixer to break up the curds and make sure the cottage cheese mixes completely with the oil. Or you can whip it in a cup and mash up the large curds with a spoon. Whip it until there are no pools of oil standing in the cup. Then you will know that the mixture is now water soluble and able to enter into your cells. You can mix up a batch of this at one time. Although flax oil is highly volatile and can easily become rancid, once it is bonded with the cottage cheese it becomes stable.
The ratio is one tablespoon of oil with two tablespoons of cottage cheese. This translates to two tablespoons of oil with four tablespoons of cottage cheese and so on. If you are using yogurt or kefir you will need to double or triple the amount of it you use. If you want a creamier mixture you can add a bit of milk.
The mixture has a very pleasant taste. If you want to you can add some fruit or freshly squeezed juice, honey or herbs. Turmeric, cumin, dill or garlic along with some cayenne adds a flavor punch and added health benefits. If you are administering the mixture to someone who is very ill, it's best not to embellish it except with honey or fruit juice.
People who are suffering from chronic or terminal disease should work themselves up to consuming 6 to 8 tablespoons of the oil daily. Johanna noted that people with pancreatic or liver cancer need to work up very slowly and may need to start with only a teaspoon at first to allow for their bodies to adjust.
Many people who want to prevent cancer including many who have had cancer and want to prevent its returning add the mixture to their healthy, unprocessed, whole food diets, usually consuming it once a day for prevention and to prevent recurrence, and significantly more if their cancers are active. Since this is not medicine but food, the amount taken is not strictly prescribed. Rather, it becomes an issue of assessing your health status as you go along. Others choose to use the guidelines of the Budwig diet described below while also continuing to use the mixture.
Treating the extremely ill
Patients too ill to consume the mixture at first were treated with a retention enema using ½ to 1 cup of oil daily. The patient would try to hold the oil for as long as possible, aiming for 15-20 minutes. When the patient retained enough strength to be fed by mouth, he was switched to the mixture. Johanna also used body rubs of oil on the very ill. She rubbed oil into the skin over the entire body, particularly on the armpits, breasts and groin where the lymphatic vessels were, and also on the affected organs or areas. The oil was left on the skin for about 15-20 minutes and then the body was sponged with warm water. The patient then rested for a short period while the warm water drove the last of the oil deeper into the opened pores of the body. This was followed by a soap and water sponge to clean up the oil.
When the patient regained the strength to eat, he was gradually given the mixture until he was able to consume about 8 ounces of it per day. No other nourishment was given during this period, with the exception of honey or freshly squeezed fruit juices which were given with the mixture. If this was too much for the patient, Johanna gave champagne, which is even more easily assimilated by the body than honey or juice.
As Johanna's patients improved and were able to tolerate more of the mixture, they entered a period of intense therapy lasting for an average of about 3 months. This period was then followed by a period of slowly declining amounts of the mixture as good health was regained.
As soon as her patients had achieved fortification with oil by mouth, they were told to sit in the sun for short periods.
Once the overt manifestations of the disease had vanished, Johanna insisted that her patients be kept on a maintenance dose to prevent recurrence. This would be the dose needed by a healthy person who wishes to prevent catastrophic disease, or a person whose cancer symptoms have disappeared. The maintenance does prescribed by Johanna was one tablespoon of oil per one hundred pounds of body weight.
The Budwig Diet
Johanna also designed an eating plan that she recommended to all of her patients. The diet stressed fresh, whole foods. She advocated the avoidance of sugar, animal fats and meats, margarine, foods containing preservatives, and salad oils except for extra virgin olive oil. These foods lower the voltage field in the cells.
The diet emphasizes freshly squeezed vegetable juices such as carrot, celery and red beet. Johanna also insisted that her patients drink three cups of warm tea each day, preferably peppermint or rose hips. One of these cups could be black tea.
Here is the outline of her daily plan:
Before breakfast – a glass of cultured milk or sauerkraut juice is taken
Breakfast – Muesli (a cereal) is overlaid with 2 tablespoons of flax oil along with honey and fresh fruit in season. Nuts may be added.
Mid morning – glass of fresh carrot juice, apple celery, or beet juice.
Lunch – Green salad or other raw vegetables which can be dressed with some of the mixture. Ground horseradish, chives or parsley may be added. Steamed vegetables, potatoes, or grains such as brown rice, buck-wheat or millet may also be served. Add the mixture to baked potatoes for an exceptionally filling meal. Fresh fruit for dessert.
Afternoon tea – a small glass of natural wine (no preservative) or champagne or fresh fruit juice with 1-2 tablespoons of honey coated flax seeds.
Dinner – Have a hot meal using oat cakes, or grits from buckwheat. Grits can be added to vegetable soup, or done in the form of cakes with herbal sauce. Sauces and soups can be sweetened only with honey or grape juice.
The mixture may be taken throughout the day, added to the meals or in between them. Flax seeds may also be eaten at any time. They can be cracked in a food processor or ground in a coffee grinder.
Johanna also had a recipe for a mayonnaise that could be used with food in place of the mixture. Here it is:
Mix together 2 tablespoons flax oil, 2 tablespoons milk, and 2 tablespoons yogurt. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon mustard. Add herbs such as marjoram or dill as you choose. Then add 2 or 3 slices of pickles chopped up (use only pickles from a health food store with no preservative). Herbal salts may be added.
For optimal health after you have recovered from cancer or to prevent it, this diet or variations based on plant based eating and avoidance of processed foods should continue for the rest of your life.
Johanna's research and clinical findings
Johanna published a wealth of research and clinical findings. Only three of her books have so far been translated into English. They are available at Amazon.com and other online retailers. For more information about her diet plan, see the book The Oil Protein Diet Cook Book.
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Barbara is a school psychologist, a published author in the area of personal finance, a breast cancer survivor using "alternative" treatments, a born existentialist, and a student of nature and all things natural.