Now more than ever women are getting the recognition they deserve, but as you know, we still have a very long way to go. It is, however, reassuring to know that our mothers, sisters, wives, and friends are slowly receiving acknowledgment for their accomplishments and their contribution to our societies. It is gradually becoming the norm to see women in positions of authority and power.
This female revolution makes us look back in time at the mark women have made on our history. Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Jocelyn Bell, Lise Meitner, to mention a few, have pioneered amazing breakthroughs in the fields of physics, astrophysics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, genetics and other areas.
Dr. Johanna Budwig is also one of those women. Her tenacity, passion, and diligence aided her to make profound discoveries which are still saving lives to this day.
Her findings on nutrition led to the detection of some of the underlying causes of chronic illnesses. She came to realize that bad eating habits, such as consuming refined, processed fats, quite literally suffocates our cells leaving them vulnerable.
She said: “Our eating habits, often lack the highly unsaturated fatty acids and contain an excess of known artificial oils and trans fats (or partially hydrogenated oils).”
Such unhealthy oils, when introduced into our cell membranes destroy their electrical charge. Without this charge, our cells start to suffocate due to a lack of oxygen. Such trans fats are also a precipitating factor in Type II diabetes. Since insulin is a large molecule, these fats impede these molecules from crossing the cell membrane.
Dr. Budwig discovered that eating a mixture of pure flaxseed oil with low-fat cottage cheese (or German Quark) enriched the body with oxygen and nutrition. She was able to treat many forms of cancer with great success.
At the Budwig Center, we view it our privilege and responsibility to continue Dr. Budwig’s legacy and to share her protocol and methods with as many people as possible.