Johanna Budwig’s Breakfast Recipe

First put 6 tablespoons of flax seeds in an electric coffee grinder and grind them, but not to a fine powder. Then add one tablespoon of honey and mix very well. The flax seeds are a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids. The honey helps preserve the flax seeds so they don’t go rancid.

Put 2 tablespoons of the honey-flax seeds in a big dish.

Add some fresh fruits in season. I use apple or blueberry, but you can use what you like.

I like to add walnuts as well. They’re optional. Set this dish aside.

Put 4 generous tablespoons of organic cottage cheese in a container that will permit you to use a drink (immersion) blender on this mixture. (If you are making enough for 2 or more people, you can use a regular blender.)

Add 3 tablespoons of fresh flax seed oil. (Barleans is a good brand for this and you can find it in most health food stores.)

Add 2 tablespoons of organic milk (I use whole milk. You can use what you want.)

Add 1 teaspoon of honey.

Blend these together and let sit for a few minutes so the oil and cottage cheese can chemically combine.

Add one banana if you like banana pudding and blend again.

Pour this mixture over the fruit and honey-flax seeds in the big bowl.

Try this for breakfast for 3 or 4 days and see how you feel.

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Geraldine August 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I have just started using this for 2 dyas now , can it help prevent Cancer ?


Peter Glickman September 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

As long ago as 1982, the National Research Council published a report called Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer,1 showing the mountain of evidence already available linking specific dietary factors to cancer of the breast and other organs. But brochures with watered-down recommendations have sat collecting dust at cancer research centers. There was never an organized effort to give women the information they need to make decisions about cancer prevention.

The dietary factors emerged in comparisons of different countries. In Japan, for example, breast cancer is rare. But Japanese women who move to the United States soon have the same risk of cancer as American women—at least 400 percent higher than in Japan. The differences in cancer risk between the U.S. and Japan are not due to genetics. Nor is it something in the air or water. The critical factor is the amount of fat, particularly animal fat, in the diet.2,3 In Japan, only about 15 percent of the calories in the diet come from fat. In the U.S., the fat content of the diet has been more than two times higher, around 35 percent. The more fat women consume, the greater their cancer risk. Similar findings have been made within other countries.

When the link between fat and cancer was found, researchers did not have to look far for an explanation. Several possibilities presented themselves. First of all, it is known that many breast tumors are “fueled” by estrogens, the female sex hormones for both women and men. But the more estrogen there is, the greater the driving force behind some kinds of breast cancer. The principal estrogen is estradiol, and the amount of estradiol produced by the body is linked to the amount of fat in the diet. On high-fat diets, estradiol production increases. On low-fat diets, it decreases.4-6 When women first adopt low-fat diets, their estradiol levels drop noticeably in a very short time. Vegans (people who consume no animal products) have significantly lower estrogen levels than non-vegetarians, perhaps because of the lower fat content of the vegan diet.

This is an excerpt from The Cancer Project. They promote cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer.


Lehuakea September 7, 2012 at 1:42 am

What can one use as an alternative to cottage cheese? I am unable to eat dairy due to an allergy to casein, which is found in all dairy products. I would very much like to follow this protocol if I can substitute the cottage cheese for another sulphur-rich protein.


bren September 2, 2015 at 1:32 am

Dear peter
I have done 3 days of the MC and will likely do all 10. I feel great. I need to know more about how to end the MC. I bought your book but find very little is said about what are good foods to eat on day 1, day 2 and day 3 of the days AFTER the MC. Also, how much of those foods to eat to get good nutrition. Am I missing this info somewhere?


Peter Glickman September 13, 2015 at 4:11 pm

See the section on breaking the fast.


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