At the Budwig Center, an alternative cancer treatment clinic in Spain, we treat every type of cancer. People often contact me and ask if we treat a particular type of cancer and the answer is always “yes”. Dr. Budwig explains that although cancer develops in different areas of the body, basically, “cancer is cancer”. They all have fundamentally the same cause.
The conventional approach is to “cut” out the tumor or use harsh chemical drugs, however, this does not “remove” the root cause of cancer. Therefore, very often, it simply comes back a few months later. Our approach is to remove the four causes of cancer and we change the body’s environment, so cancer is no longer welcome there. This is the holistic, natural alternative approach that has proven to be very successful against all types of cancer.
In the early 1900s, few people talked about cancer because only 1 out of 30 developed cancer and often, they were in their 70s or 80s. However, that has drastically changed to 1 in 3 people now getting cancer and in some countries, 1 out of 2 are developing cancer!
The main change over the past 80 years is that we are now literally living in a “toxic soup”. In North America alone, more than 77,000 chemicals are being produced, with more than 3,000 chemicals being added to our food and more than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives being used in food processing, packaging, wrapping, and storage.
Our environment exposes us to dangerous xenoestrogens (‘Xeno’ means ‘foreign’) from the chemical estrogens all around us: herbicides, pesticides, antiperspirants and certain types of plastics, such as the very thin cling wrap used to keep food fresh, dental amalgam fillings that contain mercury, even though they are often referred to as silver fillings.
Toxic emotions also play a direct role in the development of diseases. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that 85 percent of all diseases appear to have an emotional element. Long-term stress and emotional traumas can produce toxins in our body.
Many chronic diseases are connected to negative emotional experiences of the past or the present. Our immune system can be weakened by severe emotional shocks, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, family issues, financial setbacks, over-working, a negative state of mind, which can also be a trigger for depression and anxiety-related disorders, lack of sleep and poor nutrition. Unknown to most, these situations can severely undermine our immune system and be contributing factors to a major illness.
Parasites, viruses, fungus and harmful bacteria are almost always involved in diseases and sickness. In fact, 85 percent of Americans have a parasitic infection and probably do not even know it until they get tested with equipment that can detect these parasites. At the Budwig Center, we use different types of clay and herbal formulas as well as colonic irrigation sessions to rid the body of these harmful pathogens.
Prolonged stress, pushing oneself even when tired and in need of rest, deep sadness that lasts for weeks, months or even years, improper diet (especially excessive consumption of white refined sugar) and lack of regular exercise contribute to a weak and compromised immune system.
It’s imperative to strengthen the immune system. However, first, one needs to remove the protective protein coating that surrounds cancer cells, so the immune system can effectively attack and destroy these rogue cells.
The French have a clever saying: “We dig our own graves with our teeth.”. Yes, the expression ‘You are what you eat’ clearly has a ring of truth to it. Current investigations and countless testimonies indicate that poor nutrition is a key factor in the development of many diseases. Degenerative illnesses and tumors are also linked to nutritional deficiency, which disrupts intercellular communication and leads to hormonal imbalance and structural alterations in amino acids. All of these affect the entire cell reproduction mechanism and DNA instructions.
We live in a fast-paced, fast-food society where ready-made meals and canned food are commonplace. Regular consumption of potato chips (crisps), cakes, as well as fried food, lead to serious health risks. Similarly, it is important to avoid ready-made meals, processed meats (hot dogs, sausages, bacon and ham), fast-food and food additives, etc. On the Budwig food program, our patients avoid, like the plague the white refined sugar which is found in many ready-to-eat meals, pastries, chocolate bars, and ice cream. Refined sugar is “like fertilizer” to cancer.