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Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases, 3rd Edition Paperback – December 1, 1994

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WHO IS Dr. Johanna BUDWIG?

Dr. Johanna BUDWIG, born in 1906, made her mark in the male-dominated world of science as one of the first researchers to conclusively link the role of essential fats to disease prevention and cure.

Studies in pharmacy, chemistry and medicine earned her a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in physics -and during the 1940's and 50's, she furthered research to detect, isolate and identify fatty substances in human blood.

Dr. Budwig compared the blood analysis of thousands of healthy individuals to those with degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes and liver disease. The results were revolutionary.

Dr. Budwig's test results conclusively showed that the diseased patients were deficient in specific nutritional factors, particularly the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid. These patients were also lacking adequate levels of phosphatide and lipoprotein necessary for good health.

She concluded that sulfur-based proteins, essential fatty acids and phosphatide are absolutely critical to building and maintaining healthy cells.

Dr. Budwig promoted the regular use of a combination of high quality, unrefined flax seed oil and sulfur-based proteins found in milk and quark (a milk product similar to cottage cheese).

Her prescribed diet also included organically grown fruit, vegetables, juices, nuts and seeds, buck-wheat and fresh fish. She emphatically spoke out against the hydrogenation process of oils being used to make margarine, which she believed to be a cause of cancer.

Dr. Budwig lived well into her ninety's and her tireless dedication and research in the field of nutrition precipitated her nomination for the Nobel Prize seven times over the course of her long and illustrious scientific career.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 59 pages
  • Publisher: Apple Publishing; 3rd edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0969527217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969527213
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Johanna Budwig developed and promoted from 1952 the Budwig Protocol/Budwig Diet, as an anti-cancer diet. The diet is rich in flaxseed oil, mixed with cottage cheese and milk, and meals high in fruits, vegetables, and fiber. The diet also avoided sugar, animal fats, commercial salad oils, meats, butter, and especially margarine, which is rich is hydrogenated fats. Dr. Budwig reported that within 3 months, some patients on this diet had smaller tumors, some had no tumors left, and all felt better.

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I am not a writer or a reviewer, but I am a cancer victim. This book is a series of lectures delivered to her peers over a long career. It's ironic that while most of them are busy peddling other expensive treatments to their patients, they themselves were taking their family members to see Dr. Budwig and follow her advice. 2 of my brothers also have cancer. They are using conventional treatments and taking prescribed medications. They are both overweight and not so agile anymore as we are all retired. They both rejected my offers to let them read my books. I on the other hand while being the 2nd oldest at 70 am agile, my weight is same as when I graduated from high school and cancer is shrinking and leaving my body. I excercise daily and can nearly lift my own body weight. My high blood pressure has gone from nearly 240/115 down to in the 145/85 range in about 6 weeks since reading this book and starting the diet, while giving up all other medications. Basically I have gone from a meat eater to a vegetarian and avoid sugar entirely. I eat her spread in the morning and with 2 other meals daily and now feel superb.
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After reaching late middle-age, I began to see a deterioration in the general health of myself and my friends. Knowing our forebearers reached old age in reasonably good health, I started reading everything from medical reports to junk mail in an attempt to understand what is different in this day from the past. One of the most revealing, and believable, reports I read is a book that is not really a book. It is "Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases" by Dr. Johanna Budwig. The book was not written as a book, but is the actual report she gave as a Nobel Prize winning researcher to her fellows in the medical field. The facts she presented made complete sense, but did not list how the reader could utilize the information. Hence, I ordered her book, "The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook". In it, she explains how the reader can put her theories of introducing flax oil to the diet in very interesting ways. She has included over 500 simple recipes with which one can incorporate the beneficial flax oil into one's lifestyle. The most helpful part is the recipes for a basic cream to replace the vegetable fat usually spread on our breads and melted over our veggies, and a very simple granola-type cereal one can use in many ways. With these two items, the diet we are used to can easily be replaced with one that may be able to "fix" what is broken in our bodies. She claims the faithful can completely cure such things as cancer, heart problems, and even diabetes. In talking to folks older even than me, some fondly remember having their mothers make them ingest flax seeds in one form or another. Dr. Budwig claims flax seed products cannot possibly hurt, even if taken in large amounts. I am listening to her and have begun to change my ways to hers. She must know something, as she is well into her 90's and still active!
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I'm not a doctor nor a scientist, but I've been studying optimal health and wellness for over 5 years now. Most people seem to have this notion that only medical doctors know what's best for our bodies, but from my research, I beg to differ.

I've always been a strong proponent for good nutrition, and Dr Budwig's book seems to be right on point. As she says don't let the simplicity fool you.

I'm not going to get into the argument that some reviewers are getting into about the scientific explaination for static electricity, and electrons and all of that, because unless you have an advanced degree in electrical engineering, I think most people are talking waaaay over their respective heads. Lets just keep it simple. From my studies I do know a couple of things: We alll need the basic food groups to survive and they are, fats (or lipids) proteins, and carbohydrates. So, in keeping with Dr. Budwig's observations, if we can get the most absorbable and usable form of those three, it makes complete sense to me that it should improve one's health.

It appears that Flax oil contains a highly absorbable amount of Omega 3's, (essential fatty acids) which are sorely missing from our American diets. It also appears that cottage cheese, (or yogurt) contains some of the most absorbable forms of protein. But, according to Dr Budwig, it's when the two are combined that really makes a difference, because the protein makes the fats in the oil water soluble, which means that they are broken down into a form that is absorbable by the body.

I don't think you have to be a rocket scientist to comprehend that.

I thought this book was a wonderful quick read that makes perfect scientific sense.
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This book is well written in laymen terms to inform the person who has a threat of cancer of the simple treatment which has a sure cure. It is sad that the medical society has withheld this type natural healing process from the populace. Ms. Budwig very clearly explains the cause and the cure for cancer. It makes so much sense that even though I do not have cancer, I have begun taking the preventive measures which include the use of Flax oil and cottage cheese. I am certaily glad that I read this book. I will buy several for my friends who may suffer from cancer. This is a must reading for everyone. The diet change recommended in this book may have a broad range of benefits for us and our children. Every home library needs to have a copy of this book.
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