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 “Various highly trained and educated individuals are dismayed and irritated by the fact that serious medical conditions can be cured by cottage cheese and flaxseed oil.” Dr Johanna Budwig

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Background history: Dr. Johanna Budwig was born in 1908. She was one of the world’s leading authorities on fats and oils and although controversial for her day, she developed a cure for cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and other chronic diseases that worked – over and over again. Patients who were terminally ill took her mixture of cottage cheese and flaxseed oil and recovered. Mainstream medicine banished her from the hospital where she worked. She set up the Budwig Protocol from her new home based headquarters and continued to “illegally” cure patients and educate the public. She died in 2003 leaving her gift to you and me. Her simple cottage cheese and flaxseed oil recipe.

Her theory was that we get sick when our cell membranes do not receive water-soluble electron rich photon-activated unsaturated fats. (What a mouthful!) In other words, linoleic acid, phosphatides and lipoproteins create opposing electrical fields around the cell nucleus and membrane of the cells to keep them alive and able to charge us full of energy. On the membrane we need this combination to enable cell membranes to form perfectly and divide without mutations to prevent cancer, for instance.

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So what went wrong with fats? According to Dr Budwig the commercial processing of fats (hydrogenation) destroys the field of electrons that the cell membranes to function properly. We have 60-75 trillion cells to charge up so that amounts to a lot of load shedding when there is a break in the fuel supply. As a result people get arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, heart problems, cancer and all sorts of chronic diseases – all because they lack cellular energy. That sounds farfetched until you are dying of cancer or cardiovascular disease and make a full recovery by using the Budwig protocol.

Dr Budwig’s protocol proved successful where orthodox traditional medicine had failed. Her protocol has been used for treating cancer, Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Irregular Heart Beat, Psoriasis, Eczema (other skin diseases), Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Multiple Sclerosis and other Auto Immune Diseases), Diabetes, Lungs (respiratory conditions), Stomach Ulcers, Liver, Prostate, Strokes, Brain Tumors, Arteriosclerosis and other chronic diseases. Since Dr Budwig mentioned strengthening the brain ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease could also be treated.

This unique yet humble genius of a woman somehow managed to leave us with something so cheap and easy enough to make that it sounds too good to be true. The cottage cheese provides a sulphur-based protein that sets off a chemical reaction. It makes the flaxseed oil become water-soluble so it is easily absorbed into the cells.

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“Matter always has its own vibration, and so, of course, does the living body. The absorption of energy must correspond to one’s own wave length.” It appears apparently that sunlight is essential for the stimulation effect of the vital functions of the mind and body, contributing to the factors which allow the body to heal itself.” Dr Budwig said that cancer patients who usually don’t tolerate sunshine very well began to thrive after a daily sun bathing session. This happened as soon as their essential fatty acid balance was restored by using the Budwig protocol. The added benefits of the vitamin D would have added to the overall healing effect.

A high amount of these electrons which are on the wave length of the sun’s energy, are to be found, such as, in seed oils. Scientifically, these oils are even known as electron–rich essential highly unsaturated fats. But with modern food processing these vital aspects are destroyed.

This has to be one of the greatest discoveries ever made as this combination promotes healing in the body of chronic and terminal diseases.

Keep the fats free of contamination. Make sure you use organic cold pressed flaxseed oil for the best results. The cottage cheese should ideally come from cows fed on fresh green pastures. Dr Budwig discovered that when unsaturated fats have been chemically treated their unsaturated qualities are destroyed and the field of electrons is deactivated. This switches off cells and shuts down the flow of fatty acid-based signalling into the capillaries and through the fine capillary networks. This is when circulation problems arise. Oxygen other life-giving nutrients cannot reach our cells, organs and tissues efficiently anymore. But when the flow of energy is restored the recovery is instantaneous. We recover, no matter the disease because it is like turning the power on again – or using a generator.

The Budwig Protocol

Let us try out a few of these delicious recipes before making any judgement against the fats they contain. These days we are too hung up about who’s who in the fatty zoo to stop and think why we need low-fat cottage cheese for it to work. Understand that Joanna made a scientific discovery in terms of restoring life-giving energy to our cells. The mixing of the oil and cottage cheese allows for the chemical reaction to take place between the sulphur protein in the cottage cheese and the oil, which makes the oily mixture water-soluble for easy absorption into your cells.

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Dear Friends,

Here is the Budwig Protocol to assist your home treatment. If you are willing to help manage the daily supplementation or find somebody to prepare the recipes I provide then we have a way forward. I have adapted the Budwig protocol so a week’s supply can be made and frozen into ice cubes. Then they can be added to smoothies or defrosted and stirred into other foods.

The Budwig Basic:

How to make your Budwig basic mixture for yummy smoothies, dips, ice cream and other treats

It is basically a mixture of low-fat or fat free) cottage cheese and flaxseed oil you blend with a stick blender.

Yield: 4 – 5 day’s supply. But there is no upper limit to the dosage – the more the better!

1 part flaxseed oil (say ½ cup) to 2 parts fat-free cottage cheese (say 1 cup or tub)

1 – 2 cups water or low-fat milk if you don’t like a sticky texture

Use this as a basic for a bulk supply to freeze as ice cubes. They are so handy then, to add to meals and smoothies.

The Budwig Buzz

Place 2 – 4 frozen cubes of the Budwig basic mixture in a blender jug or stick blender cup.

Add 1 - 2 cups of Amasi or Kefir (fermented milk – low fat organic if possible).

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

Flavour it with 2 teaspoons of sweet molasses or honey.

Add a banana or some other soft fruit like strawberries, apricots, papaya, pears, mango or avocado. The banana must be ripe – black marks on skin.

Other things you can add.

You need to make sure the patient has a lot of vitamin C every day. 1 teaspoon of ascorbic acid can be added but it is sour – like lemon juice. If they are not keen to take multivitamins or supplements separately then empty out capsules or crush tablets into the smoothie. Get creative with calcium, magnesium powder, L-Lysine and co-Enzyme Q10, pantothenic acid, zinc and other minerals.

Probiotics, especially products with at least 10 – 15 strains of bacteria and high (therapeutic) doses of vitamin D will add extra bounce.

NB: Never add unpleasant tasting supplements to these blends. Also no Fish oil capsules. Don’t take them with a hot beverage – they cause fishy burps.

Ice Buddies

Pour smoothie mixtures into ice lolly moulds. Top up the mould with more fruit pulp for a two-tone effect.

Make a delicious soft serve ice cream. Process a few frozen basic Budwig cubes with fresh strawberries or papaya or banana. For a more solid sorbet add the frozen chunks of fruit to the Budwig ice cubes. Frozen banana and avocado make it creamier. The processed mixture can be returned to the freezer for half an hour or until it needs to be served. But whisk it up with a fork from time to time to remove any icicles.

Budwig dips and salad dressings

Use some of your basic mixture to add to mashed avocado pear, salmon pâté or savoury ingredients of your choice. Season it to taste with herb salt, spices and pepper. Or blend up a fresh tub of cottage cheese with half a cup of flaxseed oil. Its therapeutic effect depends on giving the mixture a good workout with your blender. It may need to be thinned down so add some liquid or lemon juice. Then divide it into a few tubs for launching a delicious range of party dips and salad dressings.

Grind up fresh flax seeds / linseed to add even more health benefits. Add sunflower and pumpkin seeds if you have them. Sprinkle them on salads and snacks. A tasty sandwich or cracker mix is the basic dip, plus an equal amount of the seed mixture plus Marmite or miso paste.


Even if you are too overwhelmed to investigate the fine science – read these wonderful testimonials. On this site you can download the free Budwig guide.

Read More 

Dr Budwig’s book Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases which was translated from German to English. This book is a must read for anyone trying to heal themselves from a terminal or chronic disease.