Budwig claims that the diet is both a preventative and a curative. She says the absence of linol-acids [in the average western diet] is responsible for the production of oxydase, which induces cancer growth and is the cause of many other chronic disorders.
The beneficial oxydase ferments are destroyed by heating or boiling oils in foods, and by nitrates used for preserving meat, etc.
The theory is: the use of oxygen in the organism can be stimulated by protein compounds of sulphuric content, which make oils water-soluble and which is present in cheese, nuts, onion and leek vegetables such as leek, chive, onion and garlic, but especially cottage cheese.
Ferments of cell respiration closely connected with the highly unsaturated fatty acids, are also needed for proper oxydation. It is essential to use only unrefined, cold-pressed oils with high linolic acid content, such as linseed, sunflower, soya, poppyseed, walnut, and corn oils. Such oil should be consumed together with foods containing the right proteins otherwise the oils will have the OPPOSITE EFFECT, causing more harm than good.
The best combination is cottage cheese and linseed oil. The linseed should be freshly ground. Carbohydrates containing natural sugar, such as dates, figs, pears, apples and grapes, are also included in the diet. Honey is also beneficial. Most of the synthetic vitamin A preparations are bad because they contain oxidation products, but much carotine as provitamin A (from carrot) is consumed. Vitamin B from buttermilk, yoghurt, and natural yeast is beneficial.
A person requires daily about 4 oz. of cottage cheese mixed well with 1.5 oz. of linseed oil and 1 oz. of milk. A blender or egg beater works fine. The mixture an be sweeten with honey or otherwise flavoured naturally. Fresh fruits can be added. Every morning 2 spoonfuls of freshly ground linseed oil should be taken in luke warm buttermilk or yoghurt.
The diet is indicated for all kinds of chronic diseases, especially heart ailments (corony thrombosis), gall disorders, diabetes, arthritis, and malignancies. It improves failing hearing and sight. It is the ideal nutrient for children and infants. It is suggested that this diet be supplemented with lactic acid ferments (4).
“What she (Dr. Johanna Budwig) has demonstrated to my initial disbelief but lately, to my complete satisfaction in my practice is: CANCER IS EASILY CURABLE, the treatment is dietary/lifestyle, the response is immediate; the cancer cell is weak and vulnerable; the precise biochemical breakdown point was identified by her in 1951 and is specifically correctable, in vitro (test-tube) as well as in vivo (real)… ” (Roehm, “Townsend Letter for Doctors”, July 1990)
The patient has no nourishment on day #1 other than 250 ml (8.5 oz) of Flax Oil with honey plus freshly squeezed fruit juices (no sugar added!). In the case of a very ill person, champagne may be added on the first day in place of juice and is taken with the Flax Oil and honey. Champagne is easily absorbable and has a serious purpose here.
1) SUGAR IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN. Grape juice may be added to sweeten any other freshly squeezed juices.
2) Other ‘forbiddens’ are:
– All animal fats.
– All Salad Oils (this included commercial mayonnaise)
– All Meats (chemicals & hormones)
– Preserved Meats (the preservatives block metabolism even of Flax Oil)
3) Freshly squeezed vegetable juices are fine – carrot, celery, apple, and red beet.
4) Three times daily a warm tea is essential – peppermint, rose hips or grape tea – all sweetened as desired with honey. One cup of black tea before noon is fine.
Before breakfast – a glass of Acidophilus milk or Sauerkraut juice is taken.
Breakfast – Muesli (regular cereal) is overlaid with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of Flax Oil and honey and fresh fruit according to season – berries, cherries, apricots, peaches, grated apple. Vary the flavour from day to day. Use any nuts except peanuts! Herbal teas as desired or black tea. A 4 oz (120 g) serving of THE SPREAD (directions below). This is fine to eat ‘straight’ like a custard, or add it to other foods taken in the day as you will see.
Morning tea (10am) – A glass of fresh carrot juice, apple, celery, or beet-apple juice is taken.
Lunch – Raw salad with yoghurt-Flax Oil Mayonnaise (directions below). In addition to ‘greens’ salads, use grated turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, radishes, sauerkraut or cauliflower. A fine powder of horseradish, chives or parsley may be added for flavour.
Cooked Meal Course – Steamed vegetables, potatoes, or such grains as rice, buck-wheat or millet may be served. To these add either THE SPREAD or THE MAYO – for flavour and to up your intake of Flax Oil. Also mix THE SPREAD with potatoes for an especially hearty meal. Add caraway, chives, parsley or other herbs.
Dessert – Mix fresh fruit other than those used for breakfast with THE SPREAD, this time (instead of honey), flavoured using cream of lemon, vanilla or berries.
Afternoon Tea (4pm) – A small glass of natural wine (no preservatives) or champagne or fresh fruit juice with 1-2 tablespoons of honey-coated Fax Seeds.
Supper – Have this early, at 6pm. Make a hot meal using buckwheat, oat or soy cakes. grits from buckwheat are the very best and can be placed in a vegetable soup, or in a more solid form of cakes with herbal sauce. Sweet sauces & soups can always be given far more healing energy by adding THE SPREAD. Only honey or grape juice can be used for sweeteners. NO white sugar (or brown!) Only freshly squeezed juices and NOT reconstituted juices (preservative danger) may be used. These must be completely natural.
How to prepare ‘THE SPREAD’
Place 250 ml (8.5 oz) Flax Oil into a mixer bowl and add one pound (450 g) of 1% Cottage Cheese (ie low fat eg Quark) and add 4 tablespoons (60 ml) of Honey. Turn on the mixer and add just enough low fat milk or water to get the contents of the bowl to blend in together. In 5 minutes, a preparation of custard consistency results that has NO taste of the oil (and no oily ‘ring’ should be seen when you rinse out the bowl).
Alternatively, you can use Yoghurt instead of Cottage Cheese in proportions of 1 oz (30 g) of Yoghurt to 1 tablespoon (15 ml) each of Flax Oil and of honey and blend as above.
NOTE: When Flax Oil is blended like this, it does not cause diarrhoea even when given in large amounts. It reacts chemically with the (sulphur) proteins of the cottage cheese, yoghurt, etc.
How to prepare ‘THE MAYO’ (Mayonnaise):
Mix together 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Flax Oil, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk, and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Yoghurt.
Then add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of Lemon juice (or Apple Cider Vinegar) and add 1 teaspoon (2.5g) Mustard plus some herbs such as marjoram or dill.
Next add 2 or 3 slices of health food store pickles (no preservatives! – read label!) and a pinch of herbal salts.
(The above mayonnaise plus lots of mustard and a few bananas is very tasty!)
Concluding remarks by Dr. Roehm – “I only wish that all my patients had a PhD in Biochemistry and Quantum Physics to enable them to see how with such consummate skill this diet was put together. It is a wonder. The champagne vehicle IS easier to assimilate and get someone almost on their death-bed going again. A retention enema of 250 ml (8.5 oz) of oil is another route to get this precious life-furthering, ELECTRON-RICH oil into the body. It can also be applied to the skin for transdermal absorption. I’ll answer your questions and give you “special orders” for you particular case.
You will have to remain on this diet for a good 5 years, at which time your tumour may have disappeared. Persons who break the rules of this diet, Dr Budwig reports, (ie eating preserved meats, candy, etc) will sometimes grow rapidly worse and cannot be saved after they come back from their spree (bon-bons mean bye-bye).
In 1967, Dr Budwig broadcast the following sentence during an interview over the South German Radio Network, describing her incoming patients with failed operations and x-ray therapy”:
“Even in these cases it is possible to restore health in a few months at most, I would truly say 90% of the time”.
“This has never been contradicted, but this knowledge has been a long time reaching this side of the ocean, hasn’t it? Cancer treatment can be very simple and very successful once you know how. The cancer interests dont want you to know this.
May those of you who have suffered from this disease (and I include your family and friends in this) forgive the miscreants who have kept this simple information from reaching you for so long”.
(signed) Dan C. Roehm, M.D. FACP
“The best, purest, most carefully prepared Flax Oil in America is, in my opinion”, said Roehm, “is Omegaflo. Arrowhead mills label is most often seen in Florida (USA). Look for the Omegaflo”.
“FLAX (LINSEED) OIL is readily denatured by oxygen, heat, and light. That’s why it is used in paint. Rancid oil is bad for health, so oil MUST be carefully produced, packed under nitrogen in light-proof containers, refrigerated until used, used as fresh as possible, and stabilised with protein (THE SPREAD, etc) promptly once the container is opened…”
Flax Seeds may also be used. Seeds need only be cracked in a food blender, or they may be ground in a coffee grinder. One needs three times the amount of seed to get the oil equivalent. Seeds are high in calories, so one may gain weight. The seeds are also high in soluble fibre, so blending with liquid tends to produce ever-hardening “jellies”. Fresh-cracked seed sprinkled on muesli & eaten promptly
Ed McCabe (p85, “Oxygen Therapies”) discusses his point of view on essential fatty acids:
“The red blood cells in the lungs give up carbon dioxide and take on oxygen. They are then transported to the cell site via the blood vessels, where, they release their oxygen into the plasma. This released oxygen is “attracted” to the cells by the “resonance” of the pi-electron” oxidation-enhancing fatty acids. Otherwise, oxygen cannot work its way into the cell. “Electron rich fatty acids” play the decisive role in “respiratory enzymes, which are the basis of cell oxidation…”.
“Dont eat anything hydrogenated like (like margarine, or fried foods) as it defeats oxygenation. Avoid products that say “hydrogenated”.
“We should eat essential polyunsaturated fatty acids to enhance oxygenation. They can be found naturally in Carotene, Saffron, and Flaxseed oil.”
1. “Promotion and Prevention of Tumour Growth Effects of Endotoxin, Inflamation, and Dietary Lipids”, by Raymond Kearney, Ph.D, Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W. 2006 Australia. International Clinical Nutrition Review, October, 1987 Vol. 7, No. 4.
2. Roehm, “Townsend Letter for Doctors”, July 1990
3. Ed McCabe, “Oxygen Therapies”
4. “The natural way to better health and longer life”, Bullivant.
5. Arlin J. Brown, “March of Truth On Cancer”, (seventh edition). Summary of 79 nontoxic cancer treatments. Available from the Arlin J. Brown Information Centre Inc., P.O. Box 251, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 22060. Ph: 1-703-752-9511.