I Have A Flaxseed Allergy – Can I Follow the Budwig Protocol Without Flax?

Flaxseed oil and Flaxseeds have tremendous benefits. However, what if you discover you have an allergy to flaxseeds or flaxseed oil? You may be concerned since this is a key ingredient in the Budwig Mix. Is it still possible to follow the Budwig Protocol without flaxseeds?

We at the Budwig Center dedicate our time to making the process of getting healthy as easy as possible. To that end, we are always looking to personalize the Budwig Protocol, especially for all those with specific needs. If you encounter you can’t take the flax in the Budwig Mix, a good alternative is Chia seeds.

Watch the following video and then keep reading:

Chia Seeds: An Alternative to Flaxseed

Out of all the seed family, chia and flax seeds are very comparable.

Both seeds are:

  • nutrient-dense
  • excellent sources of Omega 3 fats
  • contain quality amounts of fiber and protein

Making an online nutritional comparison will give you a good idea of the benefits that both seeds have to offer. Both seeds contain cancer-fighting antioxidants. However, when comparing the two seeds, studies have found that flax seeds have significantly superior levels of lignans, a specific type of cancer-fighting antioxidant. Therefore, we encourage our patients to stick to the original recipe for the Budwig Mix unless an allergy or intolerance prevents it.

Tips and Reminders

Always keep in mind that all seeds must be ground up for increased bioavailability. If you don’t grind the seeds, especially flax seeds, they pass right through the body with little nutritional benefits. So, remember to put them through a coffee grinder. Another great option is to soak the Chia seeds the night before and then grind them up with an upright stick blender and add them to the mixture. You can use chia seed oil as well, which would also be a suitable replacement for the flaxseed oil.

The Budwig Protocol and Your Health

As Emerson so aptly put it, “The first wealth is health.” Today, many are taking a proactive view of being and staying healthy. Following the Budwig Protocol is a crucial step towards that goal, whether a person is battling cancer or just working to prevent chronic illness. So, for more information about the Budwig Diet and Protocol, we invite you to download the free Budwig Guide.

Also, we encourage you to check out our YouTube channel. We have many helpful videos that will guide you through the Budwig protocol. You’ll discover how simple it can be to treat cancer and other illnesses using natural methods.

2 thoughts on “I Have A Flaxseed Allergy – Can I Follow the Budwig Protocol Without Flax?”

    1. Dear Rosemarie,
      If you are allergic to milk, you may not take this mixture right away. You can try the following:

      then use 6 tablespoons of “Presoaked flaxseed” approach and instead of adding them to cottage cheese add the presoaked seeds that you grind up with the upright stick blender to 6 level tablespoons of cold filtered whey powder instead of the cottage cheese along with a level tablespoon of raw honey.
      Consume this twice a day so you will need 12 tablespoons of presoaked seeds and 12 level tablespoons of whey. Plain Whey is the best choice. SOLGAR and Dr. Mercola sell a cold filtered whey which is the one to use.
      You can also try the regular flaxseed oil and cottage cheese or quark along with LACTASE, which a product that helps supplement the enzyme that is often missing in people with lactose intolerance
      If neither of these suggestions work for you, then simply consume up to 5 tablespoons of presoaked and/or freshly ground flaxseeds per day throughout the day. Add the presoaked seeds to your smoothies, juices and freshly dry ground seeds to your cereals and sprinkle over your salads

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