She has been referred to as a top European Cancer Research Scientist, Biochemist, Blood Specialist, German Pharmacologist, and Physicist. She is known and highly respected around the world as Germany’s premier biochemist. Her name, is Dr. Johanna Budwig.
In the 1950’s seven-time Nobel Prize nominee and biochemist, Dr. Johanna Budwig developed her “Oil-Protein” Diet to combat cancer. In following the work of Dr. Otto Warburg (himself a Nobel Prize winner) she studied how cancer cells are anaerobic- this means they cannot live in an oxygen rich environment. Instead, they rely on GLUCOSE (sugar) to survive (this is the reason that people with cancer should avoid sugar as much as absolutely possible – because sugar FEEDS cancer). Even though Dr. Warburg understood this, he passed away before he was able to find a way to restore the anaerobic cancer cell to its original aerobic, healthy state. This is where Dr. Budwig came in.
Picking up where Dr. Warburg left off, Dr. Budwig discovered the reason why our healthy cells become anaerobic in the first place. According to her, it is quite simple: Basically, in order for our bodies’ cells to process oxygen as fuel, they need certain enzymes to be present in the fat content of the foods we eat. However, because so much of the Standard American Diet (SAD diet) consists of chemically-treated, processed, sugar-laden, denatured foods, the necessary enzymes our bodies require for cellular respiration have been destroyed and in some cases even replaced bymanufactured fats (i.e. trans fats) which are completely useless to the body. Over time, this sets up a whole host of problems from heart disease, to skin and lung problems, to brain and liver problems, to diabetes and immune deficiency syndromes, to cancer and more! Simply put, to remain HEALTHY, our cells NEED to be able to process oxygen, and the Budwig diet provides this! …but HOW?
[The paraphrased science continues!] Dr. Budwig discovered that when she combined sulfur-rich proteins like cottage cheese with highly unsaturated fatty acids (rich in omega-3′s) like those found in flaxseed oil, the unsaturated fatty acids bondedmolecularly with the sulphuric proteins. This bond made the flaxseed oil water-soluble, enabling it to be absorbed instantly and effortlessly through the cellular membrane. In turn, the instant flood of vital nutrients and essential enzymes to the cells (remember, the enzymes were what was missing in the first place) acted as a spark that re-ignited their ability to burn oxygen, thus restoring ALL cells to a healthy aerobic state – INCLUDING cancer cells! In other words, Dr. Budwig discovered that this simple mixture, in effect, allowed cancer cells to ‘breathe’ again, returning them to their healthy, normal state, and thereby ridding the body of cancer!
Skeptical of this, in 1990, Dr. Budwig’s findings were re-examined by Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP (Oncologist and former cardiologist). After his own testing, Dr. Roehm concluded:
“This diet is far and away the most successful anti-cancer diet in the world. 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)…” _Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP, oncologist & former cardiologist, in “Townsend Letter for Doctors”, July 1990
Dr. Roehm added: “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.”
As Dr. Roehm mentions, it is important to note that even though CCFO is the cornerstone of the Budwig’s diet, it is NOT the entirety of her lifestyle protocol. Dr. Budwig also emphasized the importance of raw foods, a vegetarian diet, low stress levels, and healthy amounts of sun exposure. More detailed information on the science behind CCFO as well as how to implement Dr. Budwig’s full protocol can be found in her 2 books: Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases, and The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook. I challenge everyone reading this to try fitting in “CCFO” (Cottage Cheese/ Flaxseed Oil) into your diets at least twice a week.
Dr. Budwig and very ill patients: http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/budwig-treatment-advice-very-ill-patients.html
Dr. Budwig DVD: http://budwigdvds.com/who-was-dr-budwig.htm
Dr Budwig interview: http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/lothar-hirneise-johanna-budwig.html
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