Too many in the natural health field, especially writers, scoff at the Budwig Diet’s core protocol as unreal and unsuited for reversing cancer. There are other dietary requirements that are part of her protocol. Lots of sunshine and stress management are also part of Johanna Budwig’s approach to healing the whole person.
That core protocol is flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. Originally it was flaxseed oil and quark, a crumbly textured white cheese resembling ricotta that is common among German speaking nations, Scandinavian countries, and much of the Eastern European region. But quark is not available in America. So here it’s cottage cheese instead of quark.
Even Dr. Andrew Weil was quoted as criticizing the Budwig Diet with “curing cancer with cottage cheese is wishful thinking”. Yet over a 50 year period, Johanna Budwig had a 90% plus cancer cure rate in Germany among 4500 patients afflicted with all types of cancers. Some cancer victims that she cured with her protocol were considered terminal. (more…)
Cancer therapy is a controversial subject, both for traditional medicine and alternative therapists, particularly because no universal treatment, one that works equally well for everyone, has yet been found. However, an array of alternative and experimental cancer recovery strategies exist, many of which have helped real people beat cancer, strategies like medical cannabis, acupuncture, and medicinal mushrooms. The obscure Budwig diet was named after German biochemist Johanna Budwig, who sought to overcome cancer naturally, through a holistic eating protocol. In 1951, Dr. Budwig claimed she found a way, and that the secret lied in flaxseed oil and cottage cheese.
Cancer is probably the topic which generates the most interest amongst our readership. We wrote extensively about the fraudulent cancer industry in issue 1 of Naturally Good Magazine, in the article titled, The Link Between Body pH and Disease. It is highly recommended as something to read before beginning your own research. We ended the article with reference pointers to information which people may use to conduct their own research about how to help themselves. We know, as should you, that if people are not willing to proactively help themselves, then all of our writing is in vain. If people blindly obey their doctors, as if their doctors were high priests (modern doctors are very close to being exactly that), then there is nothing that we can really do to help. Therefore, we do not even try to be a complete and definitive source of information. In other words, we’re here to teach you how to fish; not provide you with fish. Until recently, we figured that what we had written in the magazine was enough. We believed that it was quite comprehensive, and that we did not need to touch the topic again for a very long time. Judging from reader input, perhaps we were wrong. Perhaps it was not enough. We apologize.
“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 (more…)