Why Cancer Cannot Survive The Budwig Diet

Cancer is of concern to many. We all have someone in our lives who is or has battled against this terrible disease. Our ears perk up when we hear reports of new discoveries in Cancer prevention and cure.

To gain a better understanding of Cancer it’s important to make a comparison between Cancer cells and normal healthy cells. What is the main difference between the two?

Over the past century Scientists and Doctors have progressively come to appreciate that Cancer cells and healthy cells use and interact with oxygen in very different ways.

Dr. Otto Warburg

70 years ago a German doctor named Otto Warburg (1931 winner of the Nobel Prize) made a significant number of discoveries which shed more light on the connection between oxygen and the cells. He showed that cancer cells are not able to interact well with this essential element resulting in what’s called an anaerobic (which means without oxygen) metabolism.

This was a tremendous breakthrough in understanding cancer and realigned the thinking of many researchers on how to treat this disease. Some years later another German doctor, Dr. Johanna Budwig, took this research to another level when she discovered specific foods that actually flood the body with natural oxygen creating an environment within our systems that make it difficult for Cancer cells to thrive.

What was her discovery? Dr. Budwig would regularly analyze the blood of her patients to determine their condition and progress. During the blood analysis, it was common to see a greenish color which is an indicator of a lack of oxygen. After administering a mixture of flaxseed oil and quark (German cottage cheese), later results showed that the blood of her patients had started to display a bright red color, which is a very positive indicator of increased oxygen within the system.

Dr. Willner and Dr. Roehm

Several clinics and doctors, for example, Drs. Willner and Roehm endorsed and praised Dr. Budwig’s work and discoveries and incorporated her findings into their own research.

Dr. Bernd Belles and Dr. Gerd Belles

Dr. Bernd Belles MD and Dr. Gerd Belles MD who both specialized in cancer treatment and are strong proponents of Dr. Budwig’s healing approach made the following comments:

“We are general practitioners specializing (among other areas) in Holistic Cancer Treatment. For our holistic approach, we use Tumor Therapy….The one element which clearly stands out as having the greatest importance and forming the basis of all holistic tumor therapy is the oil-protein diet according to Dr. Johanna Budwig. If this nutritional regimen is implemented without deviation, there is a chance of recovery at every stage of tumor development (which we have personally witnessed in our practice!). We now try to make all our tumor patients arrange their regimen in accordance with Dr. Johanna Budwig’s suggestions. It is crucial to stick to her dietary schedule exactly as stated, however. Any deviations will be severely punished by the renewed formation of tumors”. [1]

Some have mistakenly assumed that Dr. Budwig successfully helped her cancer patients by simply feeding them flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. However, Dr. Budwig understood clearly that much more was involved in overcoming cancer as her further writings and discoveries indicated.

The Budwig Cancer Center was authorized by Dr. Johanna Budwig on August 14, 2000, to use her program. We treat all our patients with the original Budwig approach.

To find out more about other therapies that are compatible with the original Dr. Budwig protocol Click in the button belleow.

But what If am currently in good health and don’t suffer from Cancer?

As you know, in our modern western world cancer has become a plague and has even taken over heart disease as the number one killer disease in the West. Current figures worldwide show that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will have to battle with cancer sometime in their life.

To add to this, studies indicate that after a certain age most of us will begin to develop cancer cells in our body. In fact, some even suggest that it may take up to 10 years of cancer growth before signs start showing up on tests.

We often don’t think of how food can benefit us on a cellular level. By consuming such foods as the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mixture on a regular basis we supply the cells with the oxygen needed that makes it difficult for cancer and other diseases to survive.

So when planning the right diet for yourself and your family don’t just think about great taste and convenience, start thinking of the benefits derived on a cellular level. Add foods like the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mixture to your diet and make other positive health and lifestyle choices and you will be much to prevent and overcome cancer.

[1]Courtesy of German original: www.oel-eiweiss-kost.de and German-language homepage: www.belles.de

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  1. Ellie

    What if I can’t stand cottage cheese and have issues with dairy? Is there anything else comparable?

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Hello Ellie,
      Thank you for sending us your question. We cannot affirm that 100% of cancer patients or the population will benefit from the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese muesli but the rest of investigation Dr. Budwig did about correct diet, getting enough sun, detoxing and taking sodium bicarbonate baths can be applied to most everyone. Please see more information in the free guide we offer on our home page.

      Kind regards,

      Kathy L.J.

  2. Naanakram S Sodhani


    my mom has been recently reported to have lung cancer 4th stage with infections in her throat and liver.
    kindly guide me what will be appropriate diet for her. Her age is 81 years and wish to pass away healthy and in walking
    kindly help

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Thank you for getting in touch with Budwig Center Naanakram. We are sorry to hear about your mother’s condition and have contacted you by email. Maybe you didn’t see the email if it went into your spam folder. Please check or send us your phone nº to admin@budwigcenter.com and we can contact you by phone.

      Kind regards,
      Kathy L. Jenkins

      Director of Budwig Center
      Certified Naturopath

  3. LaRuth


    My sister has been diagnosed wtih stage 3 lung cancer. She has started eating an Organic diet, vegetable juicing and smoothies. We were encouraged when we read about the Budwig Protocol. She has recently started ingesting the FSOCC mixture 2x day. Is there a time interval she should wait before and after ingesting the FSOCC, if she is take Essiac tea, Beta Glucan, Amygdalin /Apricot seeds. We are not able to come to Spain to your clinic so maybe the Distance Program might be an option. Thank you for your help.

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear LaRuth,
      Thank you for contacting us through this comment as well as for booking an appointment for a phone consultation. I hope you have been able to download the Free Report on the home page of our website which we talked about. Also, the link to see how we test and recommend natural remedies can be found here:

      If this is something your sister is interested in doing, she can contact Manuel for instructions and information: info@budwigcenter.eu

      Kind regards,
      Kathy Jenkins

  4. ryan

    Hello, my question is, is it true that you can cure cancer by using the water that is inside your poop, the steps told me to put the poop in a cloth type bad and drain the water from it, then heat, add honey to taste and drink all at once, have you heard of this method

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear Ryan, never heard of this method, nope. There are many things to try out there. Nature is full of nutrition and wonderful food. I would pretty much try ANYTHING else natural before trying what you have just described. Logic tells me that what comes out in one’s poop is the body intelligently getting rid of toxins so it does not make sense to take it back into the body.

  5. Santosh

    I have undergone surgery for metastatic colon cancer, however there is a patch left in liver. I also have intestinal tuberculosis. Should I continue with tuberculosis medicine along with budwig diet

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Dear Santosh, the budwig diet is compatible with taking medicine as long as the medicine does not thin the blood. The diet is a good support for your system while treating an illness. If you are interested in getting personalized help with what you are doing regarding the diet, please get in touch with us by email: admin@budwigcenter.com


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