Flax Seed Oil and Cottage Cheese as a Solution to Cancer?

Your body is electric and, in fact, your cells generate energy and move nutrients into themselves and waste out because of electric charges. The inner cell nucleus is mainly protein and carries a positive charge. The outer cell membrane is primarily essential fats and carries a negative charge because these essential fats have electron “clouds” that make the cell permeable. (These fats are called essential because your body cannot make them. They have to be consumed in your food on a regular basis for normal function to occur. Thus they are an essential part of your diet.) However, they tend to go rancid quickly.

Modern food manufacturers solved the rancidity problem by altering them to have longer shelf life. The process is called hydrogenation and its products are called partially hydrogenated oils or trans fats. This in essence meant removing the electron clouds. As you might guess, food that can sit on a store shelf for years without going rancid doesn’t have the same vital properties as unadulterated food.

Enter Johanna Budwig, Ph.D., a qualified pharmacologist, chemist and physicist with a doctorate in physics who worked as the chief expert-consultant for drugs and fats at the former German Federal Institute for Fats Research.

She found that cancer patients typically had an odd greenish-yellow substance in their blood, instead of the normal amounts of hemoglobin. She realized this discovery explained why cancer patients are so often weak and suffering from anemia. Dr. Budwig also discovered that blood from a healthy person contained far greater levels of Omega 3 essential fatty acids than blood taken from someone who is ill.

In addition, there have been numerous studies showing Omega 3 essential fatty acids improving happiness and reducing violence in students and even prison convicts! (“Omega-3, junk food and the link between violence and what we eat,” Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian, 16 October 2006, http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/oct/17/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime.)

She spoke of hydrogenated fats that are sold as cooking oils in grocery stores today. Most extract the oil from corn, sunflowers and other plants using extreme heat and chemicals. They are no longer alive but dead oils that cause death to the user. Because they have no electron clouds left, they kill the electrical charge of the cell and form cell membranes that are no longer as permeable. Thus nutrients and oxygen have trouble getting into the cells and waste has trouble getting out of the cells. In addition, the cells can’t generate as much energy as when they had proper charges.

She had people from all over the world come to her, some in a very weakened state and nursed them back to health by giving them the combination of flaxseed oil and a cottage cheese-type cheese, plus organic foods, exercise, fresh air and the healing powers of the sun to cure these “hopeless” cases who sometimes started to show improvement within days.

She taught and gave papers at numerous conferences for 50 years. At one point the German Central Committee for Cancer Research was so unhappy with her statements, they took court action against her. In court, the judge, after having reviewed the evidence from both sides, pulled the cancer research people aside and told them not to take on this woman. The court records quoted the presiding judge: “Doctor Budwig’s documents and papers are conclusive. There would be a scandal in the scientific world [if you continue to press this case] because the public would certainly support Doctor Budwig.” (http://www.budwigcenter.com/johanna-budwig-biography.php)

Her complete diet for heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases can be found in her book The Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook which was translated into English. Her recipes are very tasty because she believed you had to encourage the taste buds of her sick patients to get them to eat enough to make a rapid recovery.

If you want to have more energy and be happier, here’s her breakfast recipe. She has other recipes which are also delicious for the rest of the day. She even includes wine, champagne or juice each day!

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Sigrney February 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I’m surprised TMC would support this method. Anyone who’s seen Forks Over Knives or ever heard of The Gerson Institute knows that fat and protein from animal products, especially dairy, are the very last thing any cancer patient should be taking in. I definitely agree with the healthy plant based fats from flax seeds or chia seeds, but I would use a plant based protein such as a nut butter or high protein greens, or even a vegan protein powder. No matter how much we want to think our bodies are well suited, and even require, animal products…that’s just not true. We are natural born plant eaters. If you want to be cancer free, get your nutrients from plants. The truth of the protein matter is that most people are getting too much, forcing our bodies to deplete calcium from our bones to neutralize the protein. Think about it, if we need to eat animals to make protein, then where do all the animals we eat get theirs? The vast majority of them are herbivores. :) )


Peter Glickman February 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I understand your position, Sigrney, because that’s what I thought for years.

It is true that people don’t need animal protein because there is plenty of available protein in plants. It is also true that most people in developed countries eat far too much animal protein, which has been shown to lead to cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The China Study and Eat to Live are two excellent books that make that point.

I also admire the Gerson Institute in San Diego and, in fact, recommended a close friend go to the Gerson Hospital in Mexico for alternative cancer treatment. Interestingly, Gerson had trouble finding a fat that his cancer patients could tolerate and in his book forbids all fats for cancer patients. I know because I went on the Gerson Diet with my friend for several months.

However, about a year ago I saw an interview of the Health Ranger with Charlotte Gerson. In it, Charlotte said that after the book was published, Max Gerson saw the research from Johanna Budwig and began to put his patients on flax seed oil and found it worked quite well. As far as I know, he didn’t also add the cottage cheese mixture.

However, the most interesting thing about the flax oil/cottage cheese mixture is that it chemically changes the cheese to a water-soluble protein that can be absorbed and is rich in the electron cloud essential fatty acids.

Many years ago I was a 100% raw food vegan for 6 months. Since then I’ve eaten predominantly raw vegetarian food. However, I am now doing the Budwig cottage cheese flax oil mixture in the morning and personally finding myself healthier, with more energy and sleeping less with a better attitude.

I hope this helps,


Sarah at Flaxseed Oil Benefits March 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

Interesting article. It certainly seems that the approach to treat and prevent serious diseases such as cancer, is to vastly reduce meat products and unhealthy fats/oils from our diet.

It’s true what Sigrney says, that we can get all our protein needs from plant based foods. Gorilas, elephants and rhinos are a good example of this. They don’t suffer from a lack of protein in their vegetarian diets!



Jordan March 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm

While it is true that we can get the protein we need from plants, that is clearly not the only place. I’m confused as to why people feel the need to disparage food lifestyles that WORK. If Dr. Budwig didn’t get results, then there could be a reason to discount her findings. But she repeatedly got enormous, amazing results.

I believe in eating in a way that works. We still only know a tiny fraction of the information available about nutrition. And biases are rampant in EVERY scientist. We can’t help it; we build on what we know.

I just saw Forks over Knives, and I was shocked to see a “bonus feature” on organic milk. The expert (I forget which one) discounted organic milk simply because it still has protein! He quoted zero facts and zero studies to back up his opinion. But as someone who’s whole career has been about understanding that we work as a whole – and not single compounds – he should know more than anyone that protein does not work in a vacuum. There are so many aspects to dairy. raw vs. pasteurized, “conventional” vs organic vs grass fed, skim vs whole (and not just the fat %, but the way the different %’s affect hormones), and as Peter mentioned above, solubility and how it changes in different forms, and many many more…

I’m not advocating dairy per se. I’m just advocating NOT discounting nutritional information just because you don’t know all the details. All assumptions lead to bad science and agendas- no matter which agenda it is or how noble.


Anne June 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

My readings of Johanna Budwig resulted in this: the cottage cheese becomes non-dairy when whipped with the flaxseed, so there are to be no worries over it being a “dairy” product. I have been enjoying this mixture off and on for 3 years and am still in remission from stage IV breast cancer. This was among my frontline foods and cancer-fighting strategies, in addition to my treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Clinic. I noticed that my skin began to glow and be moist, as if the oil was lubricating from the insides out, among other things.


Peter Glickman June 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thanks for your contribution, Anne.


Stephanie June 27, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I had colon cancer May 2013 but it was removed and March 2014 I had a small polyp and the Doctor removed it and May 2015 I was cancer free and polyp free thank God but I’m trying to find how to eat better and healthy if someone can give me some tips here my email address stephanieaddison47@yahoo.com Thanks


Peter Glickman July 12, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Combining flax oil and cottage cheese (or whey protein as in Dr. John Young’s Foundational Health shake) is a great way to get your essential fatty acids and protein and protect against degenerative disease.


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