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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Apple Publishing Co.; Later Edition Used edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0969527225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969527220
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,243 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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The recipes are easy to follow and surprisingly simple.
Elaine Nothum
I would highly recommend this book to those who desire to improve their health by incorporating flax seeds and flax oil into the diet.
Rebecca Watson
I am a health nut and highly recommend Dr Budwig's book on Arthritis, Cancer, etc before obtaining this cookbook.
Praise the Lord Sherrie

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283 of 285 people found the following review helpful By Phil R on August 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is the companion to her first book. While the first book is really a compilation of her various lectures to peers over a long span of years, this book actually explains in more detail how her diet works and also suggests diets that are nutritious to the point of being adequate for athletes in training. If I had to choose "one" this would be IT. As a cancer victim myself you can read my review of the other book about how well her diet works. Buying this book and following her diet will be the best investment in your own health you will ever make. Buy and read both her books, but especially this one.
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113 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Michele Mathers on March 14, 2007
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For those who are genuinely interested in the quality of their health and are skeptical of the manufactured/processed interference into our diet, this is the book for you.The diet is SIMPLE and DOES WORK. I am proof of that. This book ideally should be read in conjunction with Dr Budwig's book 'Flax oil as a True Aid against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer and Other Diseases' as it explains the research behind this diet. Dr Budwig's recipes are tasty, easy (in the most part) to prepare and above all GOOD FOR YOU. It has taken nearly 50 years for the mainstream medical/scientific world to 'discover' what Dr Budwig had already perfected and had the documented evidence proving it. Most of the recipes have a 'European flavour' but are easily adaptable to everyone's tastes. Substitutions are usually included ie: low-fat cottage cheese or yoghurt for Quark, but there are a few items that are more difficult to obtain here in Oz, such as Kaki fruit or sea buckthorn. Even if you don't follow the diet religiously for health reasons, the recipes in this book will add a healthy, tasty variety to your eating.
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102 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Watson on September 9, 2005
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I would highly recommend this book to those who desire to improve their health by incorporating flax seeds and flax oil into the diet. The cookbook gives many ways to include flax oil at every meal and even for dessert. The ice cream recipes using flax oil are absolutely delicious.
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104 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Meijer Goldstein on November 3, 2006
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I took Cottage and ground flax mixed together for 2 weeks and have noticed a very marked improvement in short term memory. Before, I couldnt remember things for more than a couple of seconds and I was always at a loss for words. BOOM, after the diet, I now have NO PROBLEM recalling things and words in conversation. Going to try adding Cinammon, Almond splinters, Honey and prunes to the mix.

This is a miracle mix !!!!!
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Praise the Lord Sherrie on January 12, 2007
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I am a health nut and highly recommend Dr Budwig's book on Arthritis, Cancer, etc before obtaining this cookbook. This cookbook is wonderful and I have been following the cottage cheese and flaxseed oil with many other vegetables and fruits. I cut up all my vegetables and keep in a

vacuum seal container ahead of time. This enables me to throw meals, lunches together in no time at all. I am looking forward to trying out her ice cream recipe with the cottage cheese.

I truly believe that the Flax Seed oil is a Fountain of Youth. I am 57 years old and have been using for just a month. My crow's feet between my brows is almost invisible as well as around the corners of my mouth.

I highly recommend the cookbook for anyone wanting to change their diet.
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Max Likely on May 19, 2008
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If you are determined to follow this "flax-oil and cottage-cheese (or quark-cheese)" diet, say you found out about it somewhere else, e.g., [...], you'll welcome Dr. Budwig's own little book of over 500 recipes. I took heart when I saw that I could still have plenty of interesting deserts, even "ice creams" made with the recipe(s) in the book. But there are lots of other dishes and courses to keep life interesting. Although cooking and sautéing with butter, lard, margarine and almost any vegetable oil is a "no-no" - because the heat breaks them down into toxic components, it is still possible to cook, carefully, with pure cocoanut oil - a solid at room temperature. If you are a creative cook, after mastering preparing the basic ingredients and principles, you should have no trouble coming up with your own delicious recipes. The book mentions that fresh fish (non-farmed) and game (free-run poultry?) are permissible sources of protein. I cook these by baking or poaching rather than pan-frying.
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Anjil on December 14, 2007
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It's a giant secret here but everyone is dying from lack of Omega 3's. We're talking cancer, heart disease,
plus all those maladies that just make your life barely livable such as painful arthritis. The author of this
book was nominated for the Nobel Prize no less than seven times. It was never awarded to her thanks to
drug companies and research labs. Why fix something when you can keep it broken and profit ?!! This book
is a goldmine for those of us who want to keep feeling good instead of slowly deteriorating into useless beings
who cannot care for themselves or anything else...
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By E.M.Cinelli on April 29, 2011
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Dr. Joanna Budwig was Germany's foremost expert on fats and oils. Not only did she hold a Ph.D in Biochemistry, but also she held one in Pharmacolgy, and another one in Natural Science, as well as having done studies in nutrition and medicine. Dr. Budwig set up her own clinic in the Black Forest area of Germany and treated many patients who had been given up by their physicians. She used her protocol/combination of low fat quark(a type of cottage cheese) and Flaxseed oil to bring sick people back to health. The third part of this protocol, in terms of nutrition, is the use of one or two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseed to be eaten withing 15 minutes of grinding for full benefit. Only organic flaxseed oil and organic flaxseeds should be used because many flaxseed products are now genetically modified organisms (GMO), potentially harmful to our DNA. This book contains some very helpful instructions on making home made mayonnaise, Oleo-Lox Fat, and other very important items, like dressings, so needed for good health, but missing in our "food processed world." Included also is a substitute way to make an approximation of her Linomel recipe.

The Oil-Protein Cookbook is written for people in various stages of health, mainly the very ill, the not so ill and for those who want to maintain good health via nutrition. There is a variety of over 500 combination recipes but one can mix what is available locally and what is to one's liking. Of course, if some one is ill, it would be better to follow her recipes to the letter.It is truly a way back to good health.

Omega 3 is not made by our body so it must be imported through the food chain. Dr Budwig was a vegetarian and used Flax oil for the Omega 3 source.
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