What is the Budwig Diet and how does it work?
It is very simple. It consists of mixing low fat cottage cheese, with 2 T flax seed oil. The amount of cottage cheese is not important. Mix it well so you can’t see the oil anymore. You can add this mixture to fruit, herbs with salt. It can be sweet or add the mixture to a salad. I prefer it with mixed with organic pineapple. My grandmother use to eat cottage cheese and pineapple when I was a kid, so it brings me back to my childhood.
The scientific basis behind it is the same as Nobel Prize winner, Dr Otto Warburg who discovered that cancer cells can’t live in an oxygenated environment. They need hypoxic to grow. The basis of Budwig’s diet is to provide oxygen to the tissues and organs of the body. Flaxseed oil brings oxygen there quicker.
Why we put the flaxseed oil in the cottage cheese is because flaxseed oil, and polyunsaturated fat in general, is not easily absorbed in the intestinal tract. It is difficult to absorb. The intestinal lining and flaxseed oil has a negative charge to it. So a negative and a negative together, repel each other and are not absorbed. Her discovery as a biochemist was that if you mix the flaxseed oil with a positive charged protein, like cottage cheese, then it’s readily absorbed. In a few minutes, it is in your bloodstream and it gets into your cells, oxygenates them, and makes life difficult for cancer cells.
Dr Budwig also has other recommendations and a list of guidelines for using her protocol.
~ Drink only purified water.
~ Receive adequate amounts of sunshine to stimulate healing in the mind & body.
~ Eliminate all processed food from your diet.
~ Do not consume sugar, meat, or animal fat.
~ Prepare only fresh and organic fruits and vegetables.
~ Prepare and eat foods immediately, never use leftovers.
~ Avoid all drugs and supplements.
~ Always grind flaxseeds fresh and consume within 15 minutes of grinding.
~ Mix cottage cheese and flaxseed oil in a 2:1 radio and blend until no visible oil remains floating.
~ Do not mix in added ingredients until final cheese mixture results.
“The Truth About Cancer, A Global Quest” Episode 7, with Ty Bollinger & Dr Raymond Hilu