Honey – Is It Recommended For Cancer Patients?

Honey - Is It Recommended For Cancer Patients?

One of the first things we teach our patients at the Budwig Center is how cancer cells function. They differ from healthy cells. Cancer cells have ten times more insulin receptors on their cellular surface than healthy cells. Thus, they will greedily feed on glucose (sugar) and quickly thrive and spread. Due to this knowledge, the Budwig Diet excludes all harmful refined sugars. But what about honey?

Honey vs. Cancer

Many people ask us if honey will feed cancer since it is sweet and is a form of sugar. The answer is that raw honey, although sweet, does not act the same way sugar does in the body. Unlike refined white sugar, unpasteurized honey contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  Studies have shown that raw honey has various cancer-fighting benefits. Many of the antioxidants found in it are classified as flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties. It also has antibacterial properties and is full of enzymes that aid your body with digestion.

Raw And Pure

Honey losses its health properties and acts like sugar only when it is processed by being heated and boiled at high temperatures (to maintain its liquid texture indefinitely on the shelf). We must warn against this type of honey sold that is possibly not 100% and pure! Some brands are diluted with rice sugar and other unwanted ingredients that lower the cost.

Check out this engaging video where Robin Jenkins explains how honey is procured – the right way!

So please make sure that what you are buying is pure and raw. At the Budwig Center, we perform a food scan on our patients to determine if honey will help their digestive system or irritate it. The test also tells our patients if they should be adding it to the Budwig muesli or not, in their particular case.

To learn more about the fantastic benefits of raw honey, please check out this informative video:

Join The Community

Have you already discovered the benefits of honey? How has it helped to improve your health? We invite you to head to our Instagram page and share your experiences. We have a great online community of followers. They regularly share how the Budwig Protocol has helped them on their road to recovery.

Don’t forget to Download our FREE Budwig Guide to learn more about the incredible benefits of the Budwig Diet. If you want to learn more about the benefits of honey, go ahead and read these articles!


Note: This post was originally published in October 2019 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and clarity.

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  1. Ron frankel

    Very good video and information. I am recovering from throat (back tongue cancer). Your center
    information has been very valuable to me. I have also read some of Budwigs notes and she
    recommends a tea spoon of honey with the cottage cheese and and flaxseed oil and meal which by
    the way I eat for breakfast 6 days a week. I know your center is blessed. keep up the good work
    of saving lives and making cancer cures a reality.

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Thank you Ron, glad it is proving helpful. All the best in taking care of your health!

  2. Rudy

    Como puedo saber si en mi caso, que vivo en Brasil, puedo usar miel en el musli?

    • Kathy Jenkins

      Hola Rudy, si puede encontrar miel cruda, sin pasteurizar, pruebe poner 1 cucharadita solo en el muesli. Luego, si conoce a alguien que hace kinesiología o algún tipo de test para decirle si le viene bien, puede ser mejor. Nosotros usamos el test con el aparato GSR de Zyto. Si tiene la ocasión de venir a España se lo enseñamos.


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