Video by BupaHealth on How Cancer Developes. People are mentioning the Budwig Diet to see what, if anything, it will do for us.


This video on how cancer developed in the colon and then spread to the liver demonstrates exactly what is happening to my husband as I type this post. Allan is just back from the hospital after having about 10 inches of his colon removed due to adenocarcinoma. The surgeon, Dr. Andrew, performed a 5 hour laparoscopic anterior resection on November 16th 2011.  Allan is in very good physical condition except for the cancer so he was able to come home 5 days earlier than most patients.

The tumor was large and we still do not have the results of whether the lymph nodes are affected. The surgeon has stated that the MRI showed some spots on Allan’s liver that looked very suspicious for secondary cancer. We will get the news on Nov 30th when we get the pathology reports for his lymph nodes microscope examinations.

The pain control for this surgery and the recovery days after surgery was absolutely brilliant. Allan did not have any pain. The nurses kept asking him to define his pain on a scale of  0 to 10 and he kept saying  zero. The anesthesiologist placed an epidural needle in his spine which stayed there for 2 days after the surgery and pain control was total. We were both very thankful for that. It is hard to be the one suffering but it is equally difficult to watch helplessly while your loved ones suffer. Thank God we were spared that pain.

The Budwig Diet

What I have learned so far is that Dr. Johanna Budwig from Germany developed the diet around 1950. As a biochemist and physicist she believed that unlike healthy cells cancer cells lacked adequate oxygen levels. She advocated the consumption of a diet that has two unsaturated fatty acids of flaxseed oil.

Dr Johanna Budwig recommends people who are suffering from Cancer should work themselves up to consuming 6 – 8 tablespoons of the flaxseed oil daily.  Here is a recommended daily protocol to work up to:

1. Mix 3-4 tablespoons of cold-pressed flaxseed oil with 6-8 tablespoons of low fat cottage cheese (using hand-blender).
2. Optional - Add nuts (pecans, pine nuts, almonds or walnuts – not peanuts), banana, organic cocoa, shredded coconut, fresh pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, or cinnamon.
3. Optional - Mix 2 tablespoons freshly ground organic flaxseeds.
4. First week: Prepare this mixture & consume once daily.
5. After first week: Prepare this mixture twice daily and consume immediately or cover & refrigerate until required.

Very important point: The Johanna Budwig Diet takes time to work. Often 3 to 6 months are needed before the cancer tumors begin to shrink.

Allan and I will continue to research and learn about all alternative cancer therapies we can find. I would really like to hear from someone who has had success with this diet in controlling colon cancer that may have metastasized to the liver, or any type of cancer for that matter. It would help us keep our spirits high in this health challenge we face.


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