Budwig, Flax Oil, & Protein
Dr. Budwig systematically analyzed blood samples from healthy and sick people and tabulated the findings. According to her, blood samples from people with cancer, diabetes, and some kinds of liver disease (a frequent forerunner of cancer) consistently lacked linoleic acid (LA or omega-6 fatty acids). They lacked LA-containing phospholipids necessary to develop and maintain integrity of cell membranes. They lacked a blood lipoprotein now known as fatty acid-carrying albumin.
This information and her conclusions (which follow) are not yet widely documented by other researchers or papers. Lack of phospholipids provided her with a way to explain the fact that cancer cells often have multiple sets of chromosomes. The genetic material divides, but the cell membranes (made of phospholipids containing LA or omega-6 fatty acids) can’t be made due to a lack of the material (LA or omega-6 fatty acids) from which they are made. Cell division remains incomplete.
Lipoproteins, which contain linoleic acid combined with sulfur-rich protein, are missing from the blood. She found instead a yellow-green protein substance which, when LA and sulfur-rich protein are added, makes the yellow-green color disappear, and the red blood pigment hemoglobin appear. This explains anemia, lack of oxygen, and lack of energy in cancer patients. The blood’s oxygen carrier (hemoglobin) is low; the blood can’t carry enough oxygen; the process, which produces energy for life functions, is stifled. Oxygen is lacking due to lack of hemoglobin. Lack of LA prevents hemoglobin from being made.
It appeared to her, she says, that cancer, diabetes, and some liver diseases involve deficiency of essential fatty acids (EFAs). These must be provided in the diet. The human body cannot make them. Their absence from our body results from a diet deficient in EFAs.
Dr. Budwig claims that people with other diseases did not show this severe deficiency and that healthy people’s blood always contained EFAs. If cancer is a deficiency disease brought on by lack of EFAs, she reasoned a diet high in EFAs should alleviate at least some of the cancer patient’s problems.
It is not clear from her account of her work why flax oil, which is a rich source of LNA but a relatively poor source of LA, helps cancer patients, when her research showed that LA was the missing EFA. Whatever the reason for this discrepancy in her story, flax oil and LNA do in practice inhibit tumor growth and are useful in the natural treatment of cancer.
Combining Oil and Protein
Based on older information about oil and protein working together, Budwig fed terminal cancer patients a mixture of skim milk protein (a sulfur-containing protein) and flaxseed oil and monitored their blood changes.
She claims that the yellow-green pigment slowly disappeared; red blood pigment reappeared; phospholipids returned; lipoproteins reappeared; tumors receded and disappeared; anemia was alleviated; energy increased and vitality returned; some patients recovered. Concurrently, other symptoms of cancer also disappeared. To get healthy required three to five years of whole foods, carrot juice, some herbs, lots of flax, flaxseed oil, flaxseed oil compresses, and even flaxseed oil enemas. Disappearance of tumors is not the end of the toxicity present throughout the body, which must be reversed.
Further Findings and Claims
Budwig claims that she demonstrated (among other things not re-printed here) that:
Conflict of Interests
Dr. Budwig found herself in the midst of conflict. The head of the institute where she worked (who was reverentially nicknamed the ‘Pope of fats and oils’ by his contemporaries) held patents for hydrogenation processes that produce the toxic polymers she claims to have found in tumors, and had financial interests in margarine. One can only speculate that he feared that Budwig would destroy margarine sales, his profits, and his reputation. She claims that he tried to bribe her with an offer of money and ownership of a drug store if she promised not to further publicize her findings. Refusing his bribe, she says he threatened her, then denied her access to laboratory facilities. When she tried to find another institute in which to continue her research, she says she found her way blocked by an industry-wide conspiracy against her, and she could neither continue her research nor publish her discoveries in research journals. After being excommunicated by the ‘Pope of fats and oils’ she copyrighted her work and published it in the form of a book.
It is difficult to judge from 40 years ago how much of this story is true. She insists that she should have been awarded a Nobel Prize for her work, but was deprived of the recognition due her by the margarine politics that she claims dominates the Nobel Committee. She says the margarine industry tried to destroy her legally and financially.
[Source: Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus, Alive Books, 7436 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC, Canada V5J 5B9, Phone (604) 435-1919, Fax (604) 435-4888.]
Question to Dr. Allen E. Banik in 1971 (See Distilled Water — The Choice Is Clear on page 15): "Why didn’t so many of the early practitioners write down what they had to say rather than pass on their observations to you verbally?"
Answer: "Thirty-five years ago a writing that contradicted ‘official science’ was a one-way ticket to prison. Victor Irons went to prison for what he wrote in Green Life. Wilhelm Reich died in prison for his findings on energy outside the electromagnetic spectrum. The late Dr. Carey Reams spent his life and fortune defending his biological theory of ionization and spent time in prison just the same. Only recently has this judicial tyranny been lifted somewhat. We owe citations to many people, even though they didn’t write."
My heroes are the "practitioners" who did write: Max Gerson, M.D. (cut off by his peers, denied hospital and laboratory privileges and the assistance of trained professional help — doctors or nurses — killed in 1959 by a hit and run driver outside of his home in Philadelphia — no one was ever prosecuted), Royal Raymond Rife (cut off by his peers, his microscope and laboratory destroyed, spent time in prison, died a broken man), William Donald Kelley, D.D.S. (hounded by the AMA, IRS, and FBI, lost his dental license, poisoned, spent time in prison, a restraining order prohibited him from distributing his book, One Answer To Cancer, he appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower court decision was upheld, still helping people today), Gaston Naessens (brought to trial in Canada for curing cancer, won, still treating cancer in Canada), Hulda R. Clark, Ph.D., N.D. (spied on, arrested, spent time in jail, had one case dismissed, won another case, still fighting lawsuits, still helping people at her clinic in Mexico as well as continuing her cancer research), Ed McCabe (author of Oxygen Therapies, held in prison without charges for years), Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D. (14 years of raids, records confiscated, cases dismissed).
(See Resurrection! The Cause of Cancer Re-Discovered by Donald Wilson, B.Sc., page 21.)
Getting back to Flaxseed Oil . . .
There are two names for the oil of the flaxseed. The most common name is "linseed oil." Linseed oil is used as an ingredient in fine oil paints, varnishes and stains. Linseed oil-based preservatives extend and enhance the life of concrete. A coating prevents destructive water and salts from penetrating concrete. It stabilizes the smooth concrete surfaces in parking structures, bridges and concrete buildings, and prevents the breakdown of reinforced steel. Linseed oil is extracted from flaxseed with high heat.
The health food industry named its version of the oil of the flaxseed "flaxseed oil" when it began to scientifically extract the oil from the flaxseed at low temperatures, in an anaerobic environment — no oxygen — and in darkness to prevent rancidity.
From 1982 to 1986 I supplemented my diet with flaxseed oil. In 1986 I began having indigestion when I took the flaxseed oil and any other oils (mayonnaise/salad oils) so I discontinued using them.
In 1993 I read Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus where he states that he experimented by taking only flaxseed oil for two years and found that it can bring on a deficiency of omega-6 fatty acids because it is so rich in omega-3 fatty acids. His symptoms included dry, thin skin. He switched to taking hempseed oil and found that his skin condition cleared up and he could take hempseed oil indefinitely with no unpleasant side effects.
At that time I tried taking hempseed oil, but when I took it I felt miserable (belching and tasting the oil) so after a few days I stopped. Now I can take the hempseed oil with no indigestion at all. This is because I’ve been taking the WaterOz liquid minerals. So, I’m supplementing my diet with the essential fatty acids by taking hempseed oil, which is Nature’s best nutritionally balanced oil — 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.
To make Budwig’s life-giving Oil-Protein Mixture (for people without dairy allergies) mix 4 oz. skim milk yogurt (this contains about 6% protein) with 1 Tbs. fresh flax or hemp oil. Mix ingredients together until oil is no longer visible. That’s all there is to it.
Budwig’s oil-protein mixture can be used both by people with degenerative conditions and by people who are healthy, if allergies to the protein used are not an issue. If allergies exist, sulfur-rich foods that do not produce allergies must be selected. (I take WaterOz liquid sulfur in place of the yogurt, 4 Tbs. sulfur mixed in 8 oz. of distilled water. This gives me my sulfur, and I swallow 14 hempseed oil capsules with it, which gives me 1 Tbs. oil).
(Note: Flax and hemp oil is listed on our Order Form under "Dr. Johanna Budwig’s Oils.")
The information on the next 6 pages compliments the WaterOz information that hundreds of our subscribers have requested to be mailed to them. (If you haven’t already done so, order your free WaterOz information today!) Nearly everyone who ordered the WaterOz Protocol booklet and EPN information has ordered the minerals and EPN and reported miraculous results. The WaterOz minerals supplement the body with the organic, angstrom size mineral particles previously only obtainable from organic, raw fruit and vegetable juices. To aid the WaterOz minerals in eliminating stored inorganic minerals in our bodies, I suggest that we combine them with distilled water — as much as 3 quarts per day.