Dr. Johanna Budwig
  "The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the normal oxygen respiration of body cells by an anaerobic cell respiration." - Otto Warburg (twice Nobel Laureate)
Dr. Johanna Budwig was born in Germany and she devoted her life to cancer research and was often referred to as the top cancer research scientist in Europe. She was also a biochemist and physicist who was a leading authority on fats, oils and nutrition. For her research and practice, Johanna was nominated for seven Nobel Prizes, but was kept from receiving any of them by the German pharmaceutical and medical industries that subjected her to endless vilification and harassment and blocked the publication of her writings and clinical studies.
Flaxseed Oil and Tumours:
After original and exhaustive research which included years of clinical trials, Dr. Budwig proved beyond doubt that unheated and unprocessed flaxseed oil could provide the body with the essential fatty acids that would replenish the loss of critically needed phosphatides and lipoproteins missing from the diets of many people of her time and are missing to an even greater degree in the diets of people today.
Through blood analysis of many cancer patients, Johanna determined that cancer patients were always grossly deficient in these critical nutrients. Blood samples from all patients with later stage cancer revealed a greenish yellow substance in place of normal, healthy red oxygen carrying hemoglobin indicating an inability of the blood to transport oxygen to the cells. After she treated them for a few months with daily doses of flaxseed oil, their cancer tumours gradually receded and the unhealthy blood color was replaced by healthy red blood cells. This change in blood color signaled the rise of phosphatide and lipoprotein levels.
Water Soluble Fats:
Dr. Budwig's discovery of how to make the fats water soluble was her crowning moment. She realised that fats become water soluble and able to pass through the cell membrane only when they are bound to a protein such as that in cottage cheese to form a lipoprotein.
Damaging Fats:
She was adamantly against the use of hydrogenated, partially hydrogenated, and polyunsaturated fats. She saw the chemical processing of these fats as damaging to every organ in the body. The heart rejects these fats and they end up as inorganic fatty deposits on the heart muscle, blocking circulation, damaging heart action, inhibiting cell renewal and disrupting the normal flow of blood and lymph fluids.
Budwig Diet Success:
Johanna's patients were those so terminally ill that traditional medical practitioners had given up on them, with many having been given only days or hours to live. She treated these patients with a simple diet based on a combination of flax oil and quark, the European version of cottage cheese. Her published research is full of testimonials from people around the world who were diagnosed with terminal cancer and were completely cured by the Budwig diet. The benefits of Johanna's research extend to the healing of anyone with any of the major debilitating diseases. There are thousands of documented cases of recovery from cancer using the `Budwig Protocol`.
The Budwig Protocol:
Space does not permit me to give much detail here, so I refer you to the following website:
The following is from my experience:
1)Flaxseed oil must be mixed with a sulphurated protein so that a water soluble lipoprotein is formed. The mixture should be made and consumed without too much delay e.g. within 1/2 hour. The mixing ratio is two tablespoons of cottage cheese to one tablespoon of oil.
2)Flaxseed oil is relatively expensive. It is also unstable and oxidises (becomes rancid) in the presence of air (oxygen). It is best kept in the dark at a low temperature.
3)Although flaxseed oil/cottage cheese is probably more effective, a cheaper method for health maintenance now follows.
MY METHOD: A practical way to obtain the oil is to grind the seeds-this also gives the added benifit of the health giving lignen fibre.
!)Put 2 tablespoons of flaxseed in a seed blender and blend.
2)Put the ground flaxseed into a bowl and add 3 to 4 tablespoons of low fat yoghurt, with enough hot water to give the desired consistency when mixed.
3)Mix thoroughly.
Note: 1)Cottage cheese can be used for a savoury mix -it has double the protein, so only half the volume is needed. However, cottage
              cheese is lumpy and a stick blender should be used.
          2)More yoghurt or cottage cheese can be used if desired. Johanna Budwig uses quark, which is smoother, but it is more
Although we are told to avoid the sun, Johanna Budwig makes it clear that that sunshine is needed as part of the healing process. My understanding is that if we have sufficient omega 3 in our body, an electrical dipole of sufficient voltage exists between the nucleus of a cell (containing the sulphurated protein) and it's cell membrane (containing the omega 3); Johanna refers to these as the `little batteries`. Apparently a resonance occurs between the incoming sunlight (including the UV rays) and the skin cells, so the electron become energised, rather than cell damage occuring. Furthermore, vitamin D is created in the skin, this vitamin being lacking in most people.
A suggested procedure to maintain health is this (at your discretion): Provided that you have been consuming flaxseed oil for some time, periodically expose part of your body to the sun for short periods (perhaps 10 minutes e.g. front then back for this time), avoiding, say, 1.5 hours before and after noon (~ 12:20 for N.Z. longitude; + 1hr during daylight saving).
"And what do I actually do? I give cancer patients simple, natural foods. That is all. I take sick people out of the hospital, when it is said there that they do not have more than an hour or two left to live, that the scientifically attested diagnosis is at hand and that the patient is completely moribund. In most cases I can help even these patients quickly and conclusively."
"The food we eat is not mankind's only determining factor. The body, soul, mind and spirit all have their functions and roles to play, in their areas of influence. But the harm done by eating the wrong kind of food fats has repercussions in all realms of life, including healthy mental and spiritual functioning. In our world, however, the choice of healthy food is one of the elementary aspects of our lives which we should organise as such. It is far more important than many people in the Western world are willing to admit. It is not those who acknowledge this fact who are materialistic in their way of thinking, but those who are not willing to forego something, in order to achieve a far greater goal."
Dr. Johanna Budwig in `Flax Oil as a True Aid ...`
"What she (Dr. Johanna Budwig) has demonstrated to my initial disbelief, but lately to my complete satisfaction in my practice is: CANCER IS EASILY CURABLE, the treatment is dietary / lifestyle, the response is immediate; the cancer cell is weak and vulnerable; the precise biochemical breakdown point was identified by her in 1951 and is specifically correctable, in vitro (test-tube) as well as in vivo (real)..."
Dr. Dan C. Roehm M.D. FACP, oncologist & former cardiologist, in "Townsend Letter for Doctors", July 1990
"Of all the nutritional theories that I have investigated, Dr. Johanna Budwig's is definitely number one ... Nowhere in the world have I found not even remotely such fantastic cases as with Dr. Budwig. It's phenomenal."
Lothar Hirneise, eminent German cancer researcher and author of `Chemotherapy Heals Cancer and The Earth Is Flat`
"Over 50% of Dr. Budwig's patients were doctors or relatives of doctors who knew why in such a serious disease they would rely on the experiences of this brilliant physicist, chemist and pharmacologist rather than follow the prevailing opinion which says that tumors must be destroyed through chemotherapy and radiation."
Johanna Budwig 1908-2003
Johanna Budwig's Books In English:
Three of her works `FlaxOil As A True Aid Against Arthritis`, Heart Infarction, Cancer, And Other Diseases`, `The Oil Protein Diet Cookbook` and  `Cancer - The Problem and The Solution` have been translated into English. The former, though a slender volume of only about 60 pages, is 'packed with the most clear thinking on the genesis of serious diseases and health recovery' including healing cancer. The fact that so far solely three of Dr. Budwig's works are accessible to the English-speaking world makes it hard, however, to appreciate the true scope and breadth of her protocol and cancer treatment approach.
Flaxseed or Linseed
Proper Cellular Respiration Requires the EFA Omega 3
From the back cover of Dr. Budwig's last book: `Cancer - The Problem and The Solution`
Johanna Budwig 1908 - 2003
Flaxseed and Linseed