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The True Budwig Protocol

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"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

Doctor Johanna BudwigDr. 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

Chemistry PhotoFirst 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.

Otto WarburgAll 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 ( 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

The Medicine

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. You may optionally improve the flavor by adding vanilla or cinnamon. The latter will help to regulate blood sugar.
  5. 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.

Our Suggestions

  • 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.


Related Links

H.W. Audio Show: Truth in a Time of Universal Deceit (Episode 36)

Video: 'The Cancer Report' documentary

A Warning about The Budwig Center

The American Cancer Society Admits That Cancers Go Away Naturally

The Relationship Between Body pH and Disease (and other facts you're not supposed to know)

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What They Are Hiding About Daniel Hauser's Forced Chemotherapy To Malign Alternative Medicine

Video: The History Of The Illegal Hoxsey Cancer Cure

Beware of Deodorants, Especially The "Safe" and "All Natural" Ones

Shielding Yourself From Radiation and Dangerous Radioactive Exposure From Cancer Patient Emissions

A Precautionary Notice About Consuming Foods Containing Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils; Even The Most Righteous Of Them All: Flax Seeds

Soy is Unfit for Human Consumption

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Comments (114)
  • philip  - Excellent Article

    The information provided here is both true and well explained. The Budwig protocol is the single most effective treatment for cancer patients, as well as those suffering from a wide range of other diseases. In fact, healthy people will notice an immediate benefit from simply combining high quality (preferably organic) refrigerated flax seed oil with cottage cheese in a high speed blender and consuming it daily.

    It's interesting to learn why this combination is effective. What's happening is actually a chemical change in the oil, which is why a high speed blender is required for this protocol to be effective. When combined with the sulfated protein, the oil actually becomes water soluble. This is incredibly important because it allows the electron and lignan rich omega-3 fatty acids to penetrate the lung tissues, where they exponentially increase the ability of the lungs to deliver oxygen to the blood stream. For a more in-depth analysis of the process please refer to Budwig's own writings, readily available on the internet.

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    Thanks Philip. We wish that we had more comments that were as informative as your's was. We noticed that you are a chiropractor. We see one ourselves. I have a somewhat unique misalignment, and Thomas is not as young and resilient as he used to be. Tom's wife Andrea visits on rare occasions too. Anyway, for years we have been seeking a chiropractor who would either write for us, or be willing to be interviewed for our research. We would love to make you our resident expert. We will be standing by, in case you are open to the idea.

    By the way (and this is embarrassing) we actually neglected to include the part about blending the flax oil and cottage cheese together. We will immediately correct that inside the story, because some people will not read these comments.

  • Philip Hurd


    I'd be happy to help, and to share any information and experience that I can.

  • mike stilinovich


    I'm curious to know if Philip Hurd is now your resident expert. If so I have a few questions for him.

    Thank you and keep up the wonderful and informative work.

    Michael A. Stilinovich

  • Philip Hurd

    There are many variations of the Budwig protocol that work well. In my experience, the absolute best method, while more expensive and labor intensive than others, is made to be as fresh as possible when consumed.

    I start with raw milk, which may or may not be available in your area. It's hard to find in atlanta, but it is available. (

    I use the fresh raw milk to make yogurt, using a yogurt maker (about $40) and yogurt starter. This makes fresh, raw, whole milk yogurt.

    Next, I use flax seed oil capsules from Standard Process Inc., marketed as Linium B6 ( Public/Lit/TabSheets/linumb65340.pdf) It's been mentioned that flax seed oil is incredibly fragile and must be protected from light, heat, and oxygen. Standard Process uses a low-temperature extraction process and packages their flax seed oil in pearls, which keeps the oil as fresh as possible until the moment you break the pearl.

    Then, blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender (i use the magic bullet, since i'm only making one serving at a time) until the mixture reaches uniform consistency.

    This is truly an elixir of life!

  • Shelley Santos

    Never have I witnessed such an immediate conversion of an acidic state of the body to an alkaline state so quickly. The Budwig flax oil and cottage cheese mixture will do that as soon as you start it. Cancer cannot survive in such an alkaline environment. Try this test. Get some ph strips or liquid drops and test your urine daily to get a base line, then start the mixture, half a cup a day. My favorite recipe is: 8 oz. low-fat cottage cheese, 8 oz. fat free plain yogurt, 8 oz. flax oil, and 1-2 tbls of honey. Mix in a blender until oil disappears. Store balance in fridge. This makes enough for 6 days. Then test your urine. It is truly phenomenal.

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    Thanks for your input, Shelley. I'm glad that you have been able to alkalize yourself using this protocol. However, I would generally not recommend your approach for a cancer patient. The fats that are available in normal cottage cheese and yogurt are vitally important, and were used by Johanna Budwig to allow oxygen to penetrate the cells. Without them, the cancer protocol would be very ineffective.

    In addition, it is important that you consume this medicine whilst it is still fresh. In the case of yogurt, it is known to go bad very quickly, and you will not be able to observe this if it is mixed with other ingredients. Flax seed oil goes rancid even more quickly (within hours) when exposed to heat, air and light, so it should be made immediately before consumption. You may be interested in this article, which talks about it.

    Overall, we like your recipe, and may consider doing it ourselves at some point. However, we would recommend only consuming it when it is fresh, because rancid flax seed oil is a carcinogen, with no benefits.

  • Shelley Santos

    The recipe on the website calls for low-fat cottage cheese. If you can find any original Budwig literature that specifically addresses the necessity of high fat content of the cheese, I would love to hear about it.

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    When Johanna began her protocol, there was no such thing as "low fat" cottage cheese. In fact, she used quark, which is similar to cottage cheese, and has about the same fat content as full-fat yogurt. Quark is naturally lower in fat than most cheeses, whilst commercial low fat products are made with low fat milk, which is actually unhealthy.

    It was the fats that are inside quark (and cottage cheese), which contain sulfur proteins that are essential for the benefits of the Budwig Diet.

  • paul

    six days it too long for the flax oil mixture.. generally one should mix enough for use , max one day, but best to mix and use it all..

  • Susan Rowland

    I wish I had this info before my son PASSED away..I think this would have helped him alot :cheer:

  • John

    My 78yr mother was just diagnosed (6/11/10) with Glioblastoma #4.. she is recovering excellent from the brain resection surgery that removed the tumor.. She has excellent strength, eye and hand coordination etc.. Now the Doctors are starting to discuss the typical medical protocol in which I not looking forward nor open to .. I need is some guidance from anyone in this site on the idea's and consideration to use in treating my my mothers condition. She has access to to getting Vitamin C, Gultathiome and Hydrogen Peroxide drips.. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


  • C. Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)

    Do everything that you can. Otherwise, it is going to spread like wildfire, because they cut it. Knowing their help to harm ratio (kill to cure): I would make sure that there are no "follow-up treatments", if all all possible, and I would work with the body, instead of against it. I hope that you are a man of faith, who will consult the greatest physician of all. I probably don't need to tell you what their continued sorcery ("experimental" medicine) will do, for you are probably seeing it clearly for yourself.

    We'd recommend against glutathione. You don't want a cancer patient shielded from oxygen. The very basis of most effective anti-cancer protocols is getting oxygen to penetrate deeply into tissues, where there is oxygen starvation. The use of glutathione shows a fundamental misunderstanding of what cancer is, and it will impede progress. Since regular vitamins do the same thing (to a lesser degree) we consider glutathione to be an alternative medicine health fraud. Don't go there. Really. It's another one of those "miracle cures" that does everything -- if you know what I mean.

  • Heather Allen  - Can I add raw honey?

    Thank you so much for the article, very informative! I'm wondering if it would change the effectiveness of the cottage cheese flax oil mixture if I added raw honey for taste?

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    I see no reason why honey would inhibit the effectiveness. Honey is one of the few sweeteners that are okay for cancer patients to use. Honey is actually anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, which would slow down the fermentation process which cancer thrives on, which means that the cancer would also slow down.

  • Jackie Neil

    This is all so very helpful and I plan to put it into practise. I have a question...have you heard of the raw honey and cinnamon tea for alkalinizing and restoring healthy environment inside body? If so, what do you think?

  • C. Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)

    I have not heard or researched that claim, but I know this combination will keep blood sugar perfect, and is excellent for diabetics. There is much more involved with maintaining body pH than just blood sugar.

  • Tabitha Neil

    Can agave syrup be used instead of honey in the cottage cheese/flax oil combination?

  • C. Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)

    Sweeteners are not needed, and they are a very bad idea for cancer patients. Cancer cells thrive on a fermentation process similar to yeasts. Some people are now claiming that it is exactly the same thing, in fact. We are reserving judgment on this until there is more information. In any case, all sweeteners, even the 'healthy' sweeteners with very low glycemic indexes should be avoided. On the other hand, if you happen to be a healthy (non cancerous) person, who is merely augmenting your nutrition with some 'Budwig Supplementation', then it does not really matter if you add a little sweetener. Feel free to use whatever you want in this latter case. We have found that nothing has a better benefit-to-harm ratio than honey. It really is a gift from God.

    You may wish to reference the article we wrote about diabetes to see just how many (sometimes intentional) misconceptions there are about sweeteners and blood sugar.

  • bill

    I am alittle confused. Can you use low fat yogurt or is the full fat better. I buy the Mountain High brand which is made from hormone free cows. thanks

  • C. Thomas Corriher (Managing Editor)

    The Budwig protocol depends upon fats. Fats are the source of the necessary sulfur proteins, and likely other things we don't even know about yet.

    It is often those "fat free" diets that lead to cancers in the first place.

    We really need to write about this topic. I am reminded of a part of the Bible that we cited in our "God's Nutrition" article, where supposedly God commanded that the Christ should only eat "the good", which meant a diet emphasizing honey and butter. Would you believe that honey is one of the things that is useful in curing diabetes, or that butter can help to cure heart disease? It's just the opposite of what we've been told by our "experts", but the research confirms these things over and over. It's incredible, and sometime I feel like we're living 'The X-Files'.

  • Azri  - i am STUNNED!

    my grandmother died a slow horribly painful death from colon cancer when i was 8. to now know she need not have died in such agony simply makes me want to kill someone!! i won't, but oh man the urge is there!!

    my doctors are pretty insane from me. i am obese, but my blood pressure is fairly normal, not diabetic even though my father was before i was even born. i try to eat healthy, i use either olive oil or coconut oil, i have never liked canola oil nor hydrogenated anything. please do NOT get me started on NutraSweet/sucralose/ace k/xylitol CRAP!!

    i am going to try to make my system more alkaline, and try to get rid of the heavy metals in my body to. if one more person gives me crap about being fat i may smack them. seems to me we are being put in this position to BE overweight & then be put down for it. either by commission or omission of facts. GRR!!

    i found this website purely by accident you've got info on here i have never SEEN before... needless to say i have a few days in the near future where i will be short on sleep from the reading!! :D
    i had been in college for my RN degree but found it hard to dance to the curriculum (powers that be) tune knowing full well a lot of it is pure bunk & will long/short term HURT people!! what happened to the "FIRST ,DO NO HARM"???!

    have y'all ever heard of a gentlemen named Doug Kaufmann *SP?* he states cancer is caused by a virus and that it is curable, that cancer acts like fungi do in the body. his info really very nicely coincides with Dr.Budwig's info. low carb diet really helps put the breaks on the fungi/cancer. he says that diabetes is also caused by a virus. and his info/proof/logic track is pretty provocative.

    on the oxygen drink could honey be added? i saw above in the comments that you said it might be OK for a non cancerous person in the DR.Budwig cancer cure portion.

    i think I've tossed enough wood on the fire! :D please keep up the good work!!

  • Natellie  - Not just cancer

    Get a copy of Dr. Budwig's book "Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis Heart Infarction Cancer and Other Diseases (3rd Edition)". Her protocol addressed degenerative diseases as well.

    Please don't lump xylitol with other artificial sweetener. Xylitol is 5-carbon so bacterial can't use it for energy and makes acids that damage your teeth.

  • bud

    in the oxygen drink can you use just ordinary peroxide u get from the store

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    You can use peroxide from regular grocery stores, but they often contain chemical stabilizers. On the 'active ingredients' section of the label, you will see "(stabilized)" next to the mention of hydrogen peroxide.

    It is best to purchase food grade peroxide from a health food store to avoid this. This is especially important if you are using it for something as serious as cancer.

  • sandra henry  - budwig diet

    I have stage 2 breast cancer. I had surgery recently and will be getting chemo and radiation soon but started the budwig diet about 3 months ago while waiting for test results and surgery.

    I am AMAZED at how great I feel on this diet!!!, better than I have ever felt before! Although the caloric intake is as high or higher than what I was eating before, I have lost a little weight and have tons of energy. I even started running again and plan to keep on this diet through treatment and afterwards. The cottage cheese/flax oil muck (as my son calls it) is quite delicious with a bit of honey. Who knew beetroot juice was so YUMMY, I love this diet and how it is changing my health.

  • kat  - breast cancer

    hi just touching base i too have breast cancer , how are you doing ??? If you respond i would like to keep in touch and explain my cancer as well thanks Kat

  • Edrienne  - Lung cancer stage 4

    My father who is 78 years old was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The cancer cells have metastasize to several parts of his body. They found tumors in his colon, ribcage, scalp and 2 tumors in his liver.

    Due to his age and his emphysema, we are very reluctant to have him go through chemotherapy. If the inevitable is going to happen, at least we want my father not to suffer anymore... He is not bed-ridden but easily gets tired to due emphysema.

    I'm very much interested for him to go for Budwig's diet but I'm afraid that the flaxseed oil might harm his liver which is already inflicted with cancer cells from the lungs. I don't know what dosage to give him. does anyone know a safe dosage for someone with his condition? I would appreciate it if someone could give me links to other reliable articles on Budwig Diet.

    The whole family is devastated with the news.... I will greatly appreciate any help...

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    Hey Edrienne;

    You would have to have a really high dose of flax for it to have any weakening effect on the liver. The standard dosing would still apply (1 cup cottage cheese with 2-5 TB flax seed oil). Use this once a day at bare minimum.

    Also, the green drink will be of great use in making your father feel better, by providing the nutrition that he needs.

    As far as other articles go, the reason that we wrote this one is that we couldn't find any that did a satisfactory job elsewhere.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Edrienne

    Thanks, Sarah :)

  • Shane Marshall

    I watched all the video's and read this article, BUT in the video it said that she used quark cheese specifically as the turbo-charged diet. Can you explain the change from that to cottage cheese.
    Thanks Shane~

  • Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)

    The original formula did use quark cheese, however, cottage cheese is much more readily available in the U.S., and has a similar make-up. Johanna's writings explained that quark was used because of its sulfur proteins, which is something that cottage cheese also contains.

    You are welcome to use quark cheese, of course. Cottage cheese is chosen only because of its increased availability.

  • Prayerfulwife

    My husband recently started chemotherapy. Can he follow the Budwig protocol while on chemo or is it best to be chemical free?

  • stephanie campbell

    firstly thank you for your wonderful information and insights!I would also like to add, that whilst having this alkalising diet,and the phenomenal Budvig protocol is second to none in terms of benefiting and ridding the body of dis-ease. I would highly recommend some sort of colon cleansing, to open up the pathways of elimination and to help rid the body of accumulative toxins.

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