- Written by Sarah C. Corriher Sarah C. Corriher
- Published: October 03, 2009 October 03, 2009
"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
Cancer Industry Lies
First and foremost, cancer is not merely an outbreak of tumors. Although, the orthodox establishment apparently considers them to be the same. Endorsing perpetual treatments to create life-long customers is the overall agenda of policy makers, instead of curing. A dead patient is not profitable, nor is a healthy patient. The big money is made somewhere in the middle; in patients who are alive, but barely. The reason why they will never find a cure is because they are not actually looking for one. Curing would destroy the most profitable segment of the industry. Just the cancer segment of medicine alone is the 5th leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. Any clinical researcher who announced a cure would quickly find himself looking for another career, or needing an undertaker. All of them know it. Cancer is the most profitable condition in medical history, and the establishment intends to keep it that way.
Cancer is essentially a modern, man-made epidemic from the food and chemical industries, which tend to be one in-the-same. There is some evidence that cancer existed in ancient history, but cancer was extremely rare in ancient times, except in cities with cases of mass heavy metal poisoning (again, man-made).
According to some statistics, cancer is expected to strike one person out of every three born, and this rate is rising rapidly. It is painfully obvious that there is something very corrupt about the industry, when cancer is treated by the three things that most reliably cause it: radiation, poison, and malnutrition. In fact, properly prescribed medicine is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States according to the Mortality Census (not even counting the mistakes) and treatments are responsible for most deaths which are attributed to "cancer", which is the 2nd leading cause of death. Doctors never discuss the real statistics, because in 96% of cases, the treatments will greatly reduce a person's life, and most patients do not live longer than five years. This data, which doctors keep private, is why surveys show that most oncologists would refuse some of their own therapies if they had cancer themselves. While well-meaning people continue to walk for the cure, the industry that they are supporting is still murdering their friends for profit.
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 Lies
Most of the information that is found elsewhere about the Budwig Protocol is untrue. Dr. Budwig earned such a stellar reputation with her alternative therapy that a litany of con artists have sought to hijack her name to promote their bogus therapies. Her name is used throughout the Internet to promote ridiculous frauds that she never advocated. Some of the scoundrels have even manufactured quotes and attributed them to Johanna Budwig. The main reason for why we wrote this report was because it is so challenging to find truthful information about Dr. Budwig's work.
There is even a book that is falsely marketed to have been authored by Johanna. The book, The Budwig Cancer & Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Diet, was written by Dr. Budwig's opportunistic nephew, the dishonorable Armin Grunewald. Supposedly, Dr. Budwig wrote this book years after her death, which could be considered to be her most impressive accomplishment, if taken seriously. The dietary recommendations of this book do not even stay true to those of the Budwig Protocol, causing them to be of questionable safety to cancer patients.
We are citing another offender by name because the title of the clinic will deceive people into believing that the clinic is the handiwork of Dr. Budwig. In addition to that, The Budwig Center (budwigcenter.com) espouses a protocol that deviates from Dr. Budwig's, while pretending that it is the official protocol. The director of the Budwig Center (Lloyd Jenkins) has sent us threats, and filed an illegitimate D.M.C.A. take-down notice to suppress our reporting of his clinic. To be fair to the Budwig Center's director, he is no longer issuing threats, and he does appear to be slowly implementing changes to address the many concerns that we have had about his unique therapy.
As a general rule, we recommend that readers get information about the Budwig Protocol from Johanna Budwig's real books (listed herein), this article, or Lothar Hirneise, and that they assume that everything else is false. For some readers, it will mean the difference between life and death. We are always available to freely answer questions.
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.
Flax Seed Muesli
- Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of freshly ground flax seeds to a bowl. Make certain to only use flax seeds that have been freshly ground.
- Next, add a mixture of fresh organic fruits (any fruits that are in season, such as apples, berries, peaches, grapes etc.) Never use bananas, because Dr. Budwig felt that bananas quickly push the blood sugar level high in cancer patients.
- Take 3 tablespoons of flax seed oil and mix it with 100 grams (about 7 tablespoons) of quark. Add about 3 tablespoons of unhomogenized ("creamline") milk to create a smooth mixture. It is best to blend it, in order to get it mixed most thoroughly. More flax seed oil may be used, depending upon personal taste, but if the quark does not fully absorb the oil, then more has been used than is needed. Add the resultant mixture to the bowl.
- You may optionally improve the flavor by adding vanilla or cinnamon. The latter will help to regulate blood sugar.
- Add some organic nuts on top. All organic nuts are fine, but peanuts are the least helpful.
- little garlic
- little cayenne pepper
- champagne (for the worst cases -- always given in the first couple of days)
In addition to this, Dr. Budwig incorporated flax seed oil or freshly ground flax seeds into her patients' diets every three hours. She often gave them Linomel. This is only available in Germany, but it is simply a combination of ground flax seeds and honey. She recommended 2 tablespoons of Linomel every three hours during the day, in addition to the muesli once or twice daily. Those who are seeking to grind flax seeds may use a coffee grinder to do so.
Those who do not have cancer, and are merely concerned with routine health maintenance, can simply combine 3 to 4 grams of flax seed oil with roughly 3 fluid ounces of sulfur proteins (e.g. quark, goat cheese, etc.), and consume this daily.
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 should never be cooked, and it should not be stored after it has been ground, because its otherwise beneficial oils become rancid easily. This means that the flax found in retail foods is virtually always harmful, and it worsens cancers. The companies that are selling it as a healthy ingredient must know this.
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.
- Most patients will need to use an alternative to quark cheese, because it is unattainable in most areas. Non-homogenized yogurt is an acceptable option, and it is available in health food stores. Goat milk cheese is a better alternative. Most yogurt, cottage cheese, and other soft cheese products are less desirable alternatives, for they are made from homogenized milk. Such products should be assumed to be homogenized unless labels clearly state otherwise. They should only be used if goat cheese and non-homogenized yogurt are not available, or if they are unaffordable. It is important to supplement with vitamin C and folate if homogenized dairy products are used, in order to protect against inflammation and potentially irreversible arterial damage. The supplements do not provide complete protection against homogenized products, but they are quite helpful.
- The flax seed (linseed) oil used in the protocol should be protected from air, heat, and light to prevent it from becoming harmfully rancid. It should always be cold pressed and preferably organic. Keep it refrigerated and sealed. Do not purchase flax seed oil in bottles unless each bottle will be used within 1 day after being opened. Discard opened bottles after 24 hours. If the oil develops any sort of rancid (fishy) smell before then, it should also be discarded. Unopened flax seed oil should be stored in a cold, dark place to prevent toxic breakdown. Those using the Budwig Protocol for routine health maintenance will use smaller amounts. They should instead purchase dark, light-resistant capsules of flax seed oil, puncture the capsules with a needle just before use, and squeeze out the oil. Avoid flax that is present in pre-made foods, such as flax cereals, flax flour, or flax-containing granola, because such flax is a rancid carcinogen from heat and processing. These precautions are necessary because of how reactive flax seed oil is with oxygen. There is breakdown of flax seed oil within 15 minutes of it being exposed to heat, air, and light.
- Avoid non-flax sources of omega-3, except for baked fish and eggs. Avoid fried fish.
- Dr. Budwig never endorsed or used low-fat products, as many websites are now falsely claiming. Man-made and man-altered fats are the problem, and beneficial fats are part of the Budwig solution.
- We suggest either spring water or water filtered through a Berkey water filter that includes the optional fluoride filters. Avoid tap water.
- Green tea with honey and lemon juice. A pinch of cayenne may be helpful too.
- No microwaving food.
- Avoid hydrogenated oils.
- Attempt to wean off of all pharmaceuticals.
- Supplement with chlorophyll.
- Drink the Green Drink regularly to ensure proper nutrition.
- Eat an alkalizing diet.
- Take a large dose of vitamin C daily. Do not take more than 5 grams per day, because massive doses will cause kidney stress. More than two grams could be problematic for patients with kidney or liver cancers.
- Avoid sunscreens, cosmetics, and the toxic lotions that are found at regular retailers.
- At least once a day, we suggest a lemon and pineapple drink, because of its ability to improve body pH rapidly.
- Avoid white bread, white rice, white sugar, white flour, and anything else that is a simple starch, overprocessed, or bleached with chlorine compounds.
- Avoid table salt and use a high quality sea salt from a health food store.
- Delay detoxifying whenever a person is severely ill or unstable.
- Delay detoxifying if it is liver or kidney cancer.
- Get a water filter for shower water with the priority of getting all chlorine removed.
- Do not use tap water in a vaporizer, because it will release chlorine gas.
- Find safer alternatives to common soaps, bleaches, and detergents.
- Eliminate candida, which should already happen with the Budwig Protocol.
- Avoid all vaccines.
- Avoid your doctor. Seriously. This could be the most important rule if you want to live.
- Avoid soy products and canola oil.
- Use iodine transdermally, but beware of povidone iodine. If a pill form is necessary, then supplement only with red marine algae capsules. Do not use any other type of oral supplementation for iodine.
- For deathly ill patients, see a specialist, such as a naturopathic doctor (N.D.) who can provide IV's, including safe hydrogen peroxide if necessary.
- Use vitamin B-17 for bad cases, but avoid for people with impaired livers.
Books by Johanna Budwig
Only three of Johanna's books have been translated into English. Six books are only available in German. The English books are listed below.
- The Oil-Protein Cookbook (l-Eiwei-Kost) Sensei Verlag (2000)
- Cancer - The Problem and the Solution (Krebs. Das Problem und die Lsung) Sensei Verlag (1999)
- Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases (Fette als wahre Hilfe gegen Arteriosklerose, Herzinfarkt, Krebs) 1972
Some of the information in this report was obtained from Lothar Hirneise, who was Johanna's student, even though he is too humble to call himself her apprentice. He is also the English translator of her books. We wish to express our gratitude to Lothar for preserving Dr. Johanna Budwig's memory, her honor, and her important work.