While trolling around cancer online support groups, I have been amazed by the results people report from the "budwig diet." It was popularized and written about by a German doctor, Johanna Budwig. The crux of it is mixing cottage cheese with flax seed oil - in a ratio of 2-1 - in a blender so that it is totally creamy and then topping it with freshly-ground flaxseeds and a little fresh fruit.
I've never tried it but here's what I read: people recovering from stage-4 breast cancer, from pancreatic cancer, from multiple myelomas - however, it doesn't seem to work as well with lung cancer.
According to these happy cancer survivors, one of the crucial things is that one follows the protocol to the letter - with no "cheating" or variations. Though of late, it seems that they are eliminating wheat as well.
If you are pondering complementary or alternative "cures,"I suggest you try it for 8 weeks and see how you feel. Obviously, there are no clinical trials. I am not a doctor so I can't prescribe medicines or treatment, but it's worth looking into.
the information below includes references to her books that, if you decide to follow it, are easy to buy on amazon.com and elsewhere.
INTRODUCTION to the BUDWIG PROTOCOL with DIET DETAILS
This plan has stopped cancer & other diseases for over 50 years
This can help you to follow Dr. Budwig's protocol. It is based on her book, "Cancer - The Problem and the Solution" , her
cookbook, "The Oil-Protein Diet" 
people begin gradually, adding healthy foods & liquids and
eliminating damaging ones. The diet seems simple, but foods are powerful
and can damage or heal a person. The Budwig plan has healed people of
many kinds of cancer and other diseases and conditions.
pancreatic, stomach and gall bladder disease it's best to begin with a
"Transition Diet" - After the transition, begin the diet below with
small amounts of the oil & cheese as well as the other foods.
had over a 90% success rate with this protocol with all kinds of cancer
patients over a 50 year period. Many research studies done in the last
ten years support the cancer-fighting value
of foods, juices, sun exposure and relaxation Dr.Budwig recommended.
To start the diet, it helps to have 3 appliances:
1- A coffee bean grinder to grind the whole brown flaxseeds sold in health food stores or online.
An immersion hand-held mixer (a stick-shaped mixer), to blend flaxseed
oil [FO] and cottage cheese [CC] together so that they become one food,
making the oil water-soluble and more absorbable.
3- A vegetable
juicer. A masticating or extractor type may give a more healthful juice
than a centrifugal type. Many members like Green Star.
FLAXSEED OIL and COTTAGE CHEESE (FOCC) or quark:
each tablespoon of Flaxseed Oil (FO) is mixed with 2 or more
tablespoons of low-fat organic Cottage Cheese (CC)or quark.
That is a
FOCC ratio of approximately 1:2. Cold-pressed refrigerated liquid FO is
used, for example, Barlean's & Spectrum. It's better
to buy regular FO instead of High Lignan FO. Healthier lignans are obtained at a lower cost by using freshly ground flaxseeds.
[used instead of Linomel].
START THE DAY - About an hour before breakfast, have a glass of raw
sauerkraut juice. It has cancer-fighting benefits. Home-made is best in
order to get the digestive enzymes.
Anything pasteurized has lost its enzymes.
you can get healthy lactic acid from Biotta brand juice, ordered
online. Lactic acid in the juice helps the digestive tract work better
Start with a cup of green tea or herbal
tea. It provides warm liquid required for the ground flaxseeds to swell
properly. That is important. Then eat your Muesli [Muesli in the
Budwig diet refers to the recipe below. Cottage cheese, quark, homemade
yogurt cheese or kefir cheese are OK to use.
Budwig Muesli [FOCC] recipe: [Prepare only enough for one meal - avoid storing. Eat it as soon as possible, do not let it sit.
Blend 3 tbs flaxseed oil with 6 tbs organic low-fat CC and 2 tblsp milk
(no water or watery liquids at this point) with a hand-held
electric blender. The mixture should be like rich whipped cream with no
separated oil within about a minute. VERY IMPORTANT!!
 Grind 2 tblsp whole flaxseeds and add. [This replaces Linomel]
 Add fresh [frozen if necessary] berries which contain cancer-fighting ellagic acid. [Use organic fruits, if possible]
 Add other fresh fruit if you like, totaling 1/2 to 1 cup of fruit.
Add some fruit juice [e.g. dark grape, blueberry] or milk if mixture is
too thick. Fruits & their juices are proven cancer fighters.
Add organic raw nuts such as walnuts or Brazil nuts [no peanuts] and,
if you wish, a bit of vanilla. Try various fresh [or frozen
if necessary] organic fruits and flavorings for variety. Limit honey to
1 or 2 teaspoons a day.
vegetable juice from carrot and/or radish, stinging nettle, beet,
celery, lemon, apple [carrot and beet juices are
especially helpful to the liver and are excellent cancer fighters.]
OUTSIDE FOR SUNLIGHT - Sunlight on the skin is very healthful for vit.D
and other benefits [even in winter]. Dr. Budwig stressed the value of
sunlight. Avoid burning & avoid sunscreen & sunglasses.
you feel up to having some exercise, individualize it according to your
strength - DON'T OVERDO IT. Some quotes by Dr. Budwig regarding
exercise: "Often yoga or sport is very important, but sometimes the
patient should not do this" and "I would never allow a cancer patient
with metastases to jog, ride a bicycle, or to practice yoga. His body
must relax." She added, "There is no one treatment that applies for
everyone. The patient must also feel for himself what is good for him."
and "The whole subject of sport must be treated on a very individual basis."
form of exercise that is beneficial for most people is using a
rebounder [a mini-trampoline] because it helps clear the lymph system
and promotes better drainage.
BEFORE LUNCH -
A cup of
warm green or herbal tea. Use honey if desired (no sugar). Also
suggested, one tblsp whole flaxseeds, freshly ground and added to a glass of Champagne, known to help digestion & absorption. [1999 book]
vegetable salad with various homemade salad dressings which may
include 1 or more tblsp FO blended with 1 or 2 tblsp organic low-fat CC
plus 1 tblsp organic apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and spices.
Or, for sweeter dressing, try FO & red grape juice or another fruit
juice. You can vary the salad dressings based on the recipes in the
Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook. Several recipes do not include cottage cheese
at all. The body can utilize 2 or 3 tblsp oil without cottage cheese.
Avoid commercial salad dressings. Experiment with spices, honey or
garlic for variety.
If still hungry, make baked or steamed veggies. [See dinner]
DESSERT: Repeat breakfast recipe with varied fresh raw fruits (organic
if possible). This is the second FO/CC serving of the day:
tblsp flax oil & 6 tblsp CC with fresh fruit but NO flaxseeds.
Smaller amounts of food are digested better. Work up to six tblsp FO
day, if possible, mixed with twice as much CC, depending on digestive
ability and size. Chew very well to optimize digestion. Predigestion
in the mouth by mixing saliva with the foods. Try to have your meals in
a peaceful atmosphere. Stress reduction is important.
tblsp whole flaxseeds, freshly ground, stirred into a glass of
sparkling wine or Champagne OR one teaspoons flaxseeds, ground and
stirred into a glass of fruit juice: grape, cherry or pineapple. Chew the ground flaxseeds for better digestion.
RELAX, IN THE SUN IF POSSIBLE, to relieve stress. It's healing. Seek out nature, music, chat, laughter, or what pleases you.
LATE AFTERNOON -
tblsp whole flaxseeds, ground & added to blueberry or papaya juice.
Both papaya & pineapple [above] have digestive enzymes if they are
fresh. Most bottled juices have lost their enzymes but still have
valuable nutrients. If making the juice, drink it immediately after
before the enzymes are lost by air and light. You want to get as many
natural enzymes as possible [as well as electrons from flax seeds
& oils]. [Note: Instead of the fruit juices, some members heal using
homemade vegetable juices as described at 10 a.m.]
soup or a variety of veggies and starch-containing foods, well spiced.
Add Oleolux and nutritional yeast flakes after cooking. Choices of
cooked starchy foods - buckwheat (JB's top choice-digests well), millet,
brown rice, lentils, beans, peas, yams & potatoes. Add lightly
cooked vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, beets,carrots, chard,
cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, onions,artichokes, asparagus,
peppers, kale, green beans, etc. Also, addspices such as cayenne pepper, paprika & others. AFTER COOKING,
Oleolux 'to taste,' made with coconut oil, flaxseed oil, garlic and
onion [recipe in Files under 'Foods']. Also use it as a spread on bread
[sprouted grain, homemade or Ezekiel].
A glass of organic red wine if desired.
above diet can be varied by the many recipes in Dr. Budwig's book "The
Oil-Protein Diet Cookbook," sold on Amazon and Barlean's websites for about $10.
THE FOLLOWING IS VERY IMPORTANT:
Budwig stressed that we must AVOID UNHEALTHY FOODS and SUBSTANCES such
as hydrogenated fats, trans-fats, most animal fats, butter, sugar, white
flour, preservatives and processed foods as well as pesticides and
chemicals, even those in household products & cosmetics. Also, drink
chemical-free pure water if possible.
++ Avoid leftovers - food
should be prepared fresh and eaten soon after preparation to maximize
intake of health-giving electrons &
++ At least 3x a day drink warm green or herbal teas, unsweetened or sweetened only with honey.
Stress is very damaging. Avoid stress and anxiety; take time to relax
& enjoy each day. Listen to beautiful music, laugh, do deep breathing,
connect with nature, spend time with people you like. Eliminate anger
and sadness through EFT, counseling, support group or some method of
letting go of it.
++ ELDI oils are oils for external application. Dr.Budwig had her patients use them extensively.
Dr.Budwig did not include supplements in her protocol. Also, as far as
we can tell, she did not use drugs with her protocol and generally
discontinued those that were taken.
Some supplements, especially
high amounts of man-made antioxidants, can seriously interfere with how
well the diet works, as can/will some drugs and treatments
(particularly cytostatic [chemo and radiation] treatments, cortisones,
hormones and many pain killers). She also warned against the dangers of
ozone and oxygen therapy
for the cancer patient. Ozone resulted in death for some members.
The foods in the Budwig Protocol give your body what it needs daily to
stop cancer. Dr. Budwig warned that you should follow the diet strictly
for three years before relaxing a little, but you can never stop these
foods for more than a day or so, and you cannot regularly include
damaging foods or supplements. Doing so
may allow the cancer to return. This has happened to some people.
book "Flax Oil as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction,
Cancer and other Diseases" offers an understanding of the scientific
principles behind this protocol. Her cookbook "The Oil-Protein Diet"
gives practical diet information and recipes. Both of these books can be
ordered from www.Amazon.com or from
www.Barleans.com for about $10.
Her newest (and last) book, "Cancer-The Problem and The Solution," written in 1999, is available from http://www.nexus-book.com