Flaxseed Oil Used to Treat Cancer

The Budwig protocol is the food treatment and cure for cancer and other major debilitating diseases created by Dr. Johanna Budwig. It was designed for use with extremely ill and wasted cancer patients who had been sent home by their doctors to die. These were patients so ill that many were unable to take any food at all in the beginning, and had to be initially treated with enemas. The protocol is so simple that it can be tailored to fit whatever situation is encountered, from use with someone at death’s door to use as a preventative and part of a healthy lifestyle.

There are only two essential foods in the protocol, flax oil and cottage cheese or some other sulphurated protein such as yogurt or kefir. The oil provides electron-rich fats, and the cottage cheese provides the sulphurated protein to bind with the oil and render it water soluble. In this state, the oil is able to carry immense amounts of oxygen straight into the cells. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygen rich environment.

From Natural News. Yeah, the explanation (“electron-rich fats”) is absurd, but the general empirical idea (the use of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese to cure cancer) is of course very important. It isn’t complicated why flaxseed oil might be highly beneficial: Our diets used to provide much more omega-3 than they now do; flaxseed oil, high in omega-3, reduces the deficiency. The idea that cottage cheese makes flaxseed oil more digestible is also very interesting.

Thanks to Peter Spero.

10 Replies to “Flaxseed Oil Used to Treat Cancer”

  1. The tone of that site sounds nutty BUT I will say that after I started consuming more flax oil (mostly using it to make a salad dressing) for the omega-3s, I happened to eat some yogurt with a spicy Indian meal. I’d been avoiding yogurt since I’d had trouble with dairy in the past, but this was a good quality plain “Bulgarian yogurt with live acidophilus” so there was a good chance it wouldn’t give me any problems. After having the yogurt, I found myself craving the yogurt and now eat a jar a week at least. In addition, I seem more tolerant of dairy in general.

    I don’t know if there’s any connection between any of that, but I thought I’d throw that in.

  2. Also sounds like a low carb diet. Lots of fat, a nice amount of protein, very low in carbohydrates. The Budwig Diet itself, not so much.

  3. The linked article describes a “proven cure and preventative for cancer” but doesn’t substantiate those claims at all, it simply asserts a theory and protocol. This article is bad science and bad journalism. A disingenuous title misleading readers about the article’s content (low journalistic integrity) and failing to support its claims to even the most basic scientific standard. I wonder if people who follow this link will feel that it has been approved by Seth Roberts, professor and author, and attempt to cure themselves of cancer this way? Reading it, you get the sense the author believes chemotherapy is more dangerous than cancer itself, and seems to discourage chemotherapy as a treatment. So I guess we are getting a natural experiment. People being encouraged to refuse treatments offered by the “cancer industry” and to use flax oil and cottage cheese instead. Would be interested to learn which group has better outcomes, but I don’t imagine the data will be collected.

  4. MT, yes, the linked-to article is a mess. As I pointed out and as you point out. Whether it is worthless or even harmful, as you seem to say, is a very different question. I assumed that Budwig did in fact publish papers with supporting data but I wasn’t able to find links to them. Someone who wants to know more about this could track them down and decide for themselves. I do endorse trying to find out more about this — especially if you have cancer.

  5. I’ve been eating 1/2 cup of no fat cottage cheese with 1 tbls. of flax 2 or 3 times a day with my nose clip for a few weeks now. Regardless of whether it prevents/cures cancer, it is a good appetite suppressor because of the fat and protein.

  6. dr.budwig noticed the interaction between flaxseed oil and cottage cheese in the 1950’s, being a noted german chemist and all. there are hundreds of testimonials to support what she claimed, and even if you only believe half of what her patients have said, maybe there’s some credibility to it. she did live into her 90’s, so maybe it works for some. seems like a cheap insurance policy if it does some good. we need those omegas in our diet anyway.

  7. My cousin, before developing anoher condition, tried flax oil and cottage cheese to treat her cancer, and it took her pain away. I think that, had they tried it sooner, it might have helped to keep her alive.

Comments are closed.