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Curing Cancer with the Budwig Diet - Is it possible?
What is the Budwig Diet?
The Budwig diet was developed by a German chemist named Dr. Johanna Budwig. The mainstay of this program consists of consuming a mixture of cottage cheese and flax oil.
This is a very strict protocol. During the treatment phase, only a limited number of other foods are allowed, such as organic fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Although it would seem as if organic cottage cheese and flax, two items you can find in a grocery store, couldn't be very effective against a disease as serious as cancer, many survivors claim otherwise.
Dr. Budwig died in 2003, after reaching her 95th birthday. Her work continues, as people around the world have tried her diet. There is also a medical group called the Budwig Center, located in Spain, which provides support for the diet, as well as various other complimentary alternative therapies.
Can Cottage Cheese Help Cancer?
How the Budwig Diet Kills Cancer
Flax oil and cottage cheese appear to be a deadly mix, at least to malignant tumors. This combination penetrates the cancer cells and increases their oxygen content, leading to their demise.
Under a microscope, Dr. Budwig observed the blood cells of sick patients. They differed from red blood cells found in healthy people, because they contained a greenish film. However, this disappeared in patients who followed the diet.
When Dr. Budwig was alive, she reportedly cured more than 90 percent of the people she treated, even though some of them had been given just days, and, in some cases, only a few hours to live.
The diet is very specific and rigid. For the sake of space, I won't provide detailed instructions here. Several books have been written about this diet, which contain information on how to get started, such as what type of cottage cheese to buy and why it's crucial to use only the freshest flax oil available. There are also long lists of foods to avoid, as well as information on which foods are allowed.
It is very important the instructions are followed exactly, or else the protocol will probably not yield the desired results.
Testimonials of People Who've Recovered on the Budwig Diet
There are countless stories from people who say they're alive today because of theBudwig Diet.
There are a number of forums, and independent websites, in which people tell their stories of recovery. But the following accounts are taken from the Budwig Center site. Some of the most compelling cases are from those diagnosed with brain tumors.
One was from a mother of five children (presumably young) whose husband left her when she was fighting brain cancer. After starting on the Budwig diet (as well as herbs, given by the center) she has received a clean bill of health. Evidence of this was seen on scans that showed no sign of cancer anywhere.
Another patient had a brain tumor that disrupted his visual perception. Several weeks after starting the diet, his sight improved. A few months later, he reported feeling well again. Doctors later told him his tumor had disappeared.
The diet seems to work for every type of cancer, even breast cancer. Some researchers believe women with breast cancer shouldn't drink milk. However, the cottage cheese in the Budwig program seems to be an exception. (Butter and cow's milk are not allowed on the diet.)
The Budwig Center and its Protocol
The Budwig Center is located in Malaga, Spain. As its name suggests, the diet developed by the late Dr. Budwig forms the core of its cancer treatment.
But the center, which has an MD as well as a naturopath on the staff of its BioMedic Clinic, offers a number of other adjunct therapies. A biofeedback machine known as a VEGA device can pinpoint the cause of the illness, and offer corrective suggestions, according to the center website.
Treatment may include essential oils, which contain anti-cancer compounds, homeopathy, herbal medicine, electro-magnetic therapy, lymphatic drainage and hyperthermia, in which an artificial fever is created under controlled conditions. The heat of the fever kills the cancer cells.
Dr. Budwig also found that sunshine is highly therapeutic for healing from cancer. Patients at the center, located in the south of Spain, along the Mediterranean, are also encouraged to go outside and soak up the rays.
A Medical Discussion of the Budwig Diet
Why it's Important to Use Multiple Types of Treatments
A number of alternative practitioners report that cancer has become more difficult to treat in recent years. No one knows exactly why, but the prevailing theory is that it might have something to do with increased environmental pollutants and the sea of non-ionizing radiation we're exposed to from microwaves, cell phones and cell phone towers.
That is why a combination of several treatments are now used at the Budwig center. (Most alternative and integrative practitioners also attack the disease from several angles.) Although the diet, at one time, might have worked well as a stand-alone therapy, it now makes sense to combine it with other health-building approaches. The Budwig Center reports a cure rate that ranges from 80 to 93 percent.
The downside of going to the Budwig Center, of course, would be the expense involved if insurance doesn't cover the cost.
However, it's not necessary to travel to Spain in order to benefit from this program. A number of other medical practitioners around the world also incorporate this diet into their anti-cancer treatment programs. There are also online support groups for people who choose to make Dr. Budwig's diet a part of their lives. (See video at the end of this article.)
Frankincense, One of the Gifts Given to Baby Jesus, is a Potent Cancer Fighter
The Budwig Center and Frankincense
One of the other treatments employed by the center is frankincense, a resin taken from the Boswellia tree found in the Middle Eastern Country of Oman. It has the unique ability to hunt down and kill cancer cells, while bypassing healthy cells. It is non-toxic and has long been used as a cancer treatment by traditional Chinese medical practitioners.
Lately, there has been renewed interest in frankincense as a potential cancer treatment. A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma are studying whether this could someday be applied in a clinical setting.
Doctors at the Budwig Center are already using frankincensetreat patients, according to information available on the website.
For Additional Reading
- Can Frankincense Help Cancer?
Did you know that frankincense is being studied for its ability to find and destroy cancerous cells? This site also contains a video testimony of a man who is healing from lymphoma with frankincense oil
Video from a Moderator on a Yahoo Forum Devoted to the Budwig Diet. The Forum has Thousands of Members.
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