When Johanna Budwig offered her core protocol against cancer it faced with many disapprovals. Many natural health experts claimed it as unreal and unstable for reversing cancer.
But despite all the criticisms this diet has resolved 90 percent of cancers in Germany among 4,500 patients suffering from various forms of cancers.
Budwig’s diet consists of only two ingredients – cottage cheese and flaxseed oil. In the original version of this diet quark was used instead of cottage cheese since it is widely used in German-speaking countries and in many Eastern Euroopean countries, but because quark isn’t available in the US, it was replaced with cottage cheese. Lots of sunlight and managing stress are the other key ingredients to this diet.
While working as a physicist and biochemist who worked as a senior scientist at the German Federal Health Office in the 1950s, Johanna Budwig came across a data from a pharmaceutical company for one of the sulfhydryl group, a group of proteins or amino acids containing sulfur, which could be applied as effective cancer medication.
Back in 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize based on the concept where he explained that cancer cells cannot survive in environments rich in oxygen. He also discovered connections between fats and the increase or inhibition of cellular oxygen absorption. Unfortunately, fats had not yet been classified according to biochemical structures and functions, but then years after; Budwig finds a method for classifying various properties of fatty acids.
Thanks to this discovery she raised money to fund her research on fatty acids. She studied the molecular properties of different fats and then classified them into unsaturated and saturated, lauric and linoleic acid, and also came to the conclusion if they increased or inhibited cellular oxygen absorption.
In her work she explained the great importance of fatty acids: respiratory enzymes cannot work without fatty acids and the person will suffocate, even if oxygen rich air is provided. If there is deficiency of unsaturated fatty acids, several vital functions can get impaired. For a start, it will reduce the supply of available oxygen. She said that just like we cannot live without food and air, similarly we cannot live without fatty acids.
Now, since cold pressed organic flaxseed oil contained the best kind of fat for combining with the kind of protein-sulfur found in quark/cottage cheese (easy to consume protein) this appeared to be a winning combination for creating oxygen inside cancer cells to restore normalcy.
Budwig’s extensive research proved that this diet is not just a mere culinary quirk, but a successful anti-cancer combination.