This could be one of the most important articles on cancer you
can read. Just recently I
sat and interviewed a genius who has continued and expanded on Johanna Budwig’s
work. I returned to my office to do some homework (research, reading, etc.) and
finally, I fully understand what's going on, and I'm passing it on to you.
First there was Otto Warburg who was awarded the 1931
Nobel Prize for medicine for
his describing the metabolism of a cancer cell. He stated that the cell suddenly
became anaerobic (without oxygen) and required massive amounts of glucose
(sugar) to metabolize in a form that could only be described as fermentation:
"The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the normal oxygen
respiration of body cells by an anaerobic cell respiration." ― Otto
That is only the beginning.
The cell takes in glucose (sugar;
and gives off lactic acid which creates an acidic environment. Again, this is
something that has been known for years.
Now here is a statement that must be looked
at objectively: "Cancer needs an acidic environment to
flourish, and conversely, cannot
survive in a balanced alkaline environment."
Cancer creates an acidic environment,
but many websites claim that an acidic environment creates cancer.
If we're going to truly be scientific
about this, then everyone must know that the human body regulates
its alkalinity and this number fluctuates very little. Normal blood
between 7.35 and 7.45. We cannot really control our pH as much
as some would like us to believe we can. However, an alkaline diet
of fruits, veggies, nuts, and mineral will keep down inflammation
and inflammation is one of the root causes of cancer. Also, this
type of diet feeds our good bacteria and all sorts of issues stem
from imbalances in our "biome."
Please note that any number 7 is
alkaline in pH. 7.35 is alkaline. Were you able to raise pH
significantly, then yes, cancer could not survive in that
environment. However, neither could you.
So, let us consider real science here
but keep in mind that healthy eating that promotes your good
bacteria and fights inflammation is what we want, but as for curing
cancer, you're not really going to approach any of the results
Gerson got when he used diet because his diets were very complex and
designed for the individual.
is also an electrical connection to cancer too.
Chinese medicine for centuries (some 4 to 6 thousand years ago) has described
the life force as energy. They mapped the meridian system that was re-mapped in
1994 by conventional medicine (using high-tech instruments that measured the
tiniest amount of electricity). Along these meridians travels our life force:
Chi (Qi) according to the Chinese, though we can call it energy.
As an aside, in 1968 it was discovered that living cells produce light. The
amount of light determines the health of the cell. The brighter the light, the
healthier the cell. Interesting stuff, eh?
In the fifties, Johanna Budwig added her two cents to the cancer equation.
She said that in normal, healthy cells "we find a dipolarity between the
electrically positive nucleus and the electrically negative cell membrane with
its highly unsaturated fatty acid."
She goes on to state that, "Electrons have a great affinity for oxygen—they
love it. They attract oxygen and stimulate our breathing…." By
"breathing" she’s referring to the breath of life in each living
Now we have the picture of the healthy cell, a cell that will grow, thrive,
and replicate in a normal manner. Budwig then goes on to describe the formation
of cancer by first describing the changes to the cell membrane.
The cell membrane consists of lipids, or fats. The highly unsaturated fatty
acid she refers to are called omega-3 fatty acids. These are related to the
"fish oils" that even conventional medicine has finally picked up on. You won’t
find a drug store in America that doesn’t have a row of fish oils on sale.
These oils are also found in other foods (as we will show you below), but mostly
in flax. Most fish oils on the market are
suspect. I've consistently read warnings of mercury content in them.
Another lipid in a cell membrane is cholesterol. And you thought it was a
terrible thing. The cholesterol in each one of your cells forms a
"hydrophobic" bond within the cell membrane. Hydrophobic means "fear
of water." It’s a cute way to describe this function of our cells, but in
our lives it simply describes the reason we don’t melt in a rainstorm or fall
apart when we take a shower or bath. Our cells resist water. Without this
resistance, we would be water-soluble and we'd all dissolve in a rainstorm.
Our diets in this country (and in Budwig’s country at the time) lack these
highly unsaturated fatty acids and contain an excess of man made oils known as
trans fats (or partially hydrogenated oils). These oils are very much like
cholesterol and our bodies just can't seem to tell the difference. These oils get into our
cell membranes (where cholesterol should be) and destroy the electrical charge. Without the charge, our cells
start to suffocate. Without the oxygen, the only way the cell can replicate is anaerobically. They also are very tough oils
in that they have a 20-year shelf life. They impede the process of cellular
exchange, or letting nutrition in and letting wastes out. Trans fats are also
partially responsible for Type II diabetes, since insulin is a very large molecule it has
a difficult time passing through a cell membrane created with man made fats and
Do you see what’s happening?
Let’s take a minute to look at our diets. I once went to the store with a
naturopath who took along an instrument that measured very small amounts of
electricity. It was so sensitive that before we went he measured the charges
along my meridians and acupuncture points.
In the store, he measured the energy inside various foods. Yes, everything
has energy and the better the food, the more the energy. He showed me that
organic vegetables contained more energy than conventionally grown foods. When
we got outside, he opened a few cans of vegetables we’d picked up. The beans
and tomatoes (both canned) had more energy than the asparagus and canned fruits
(which were nearly dead). He said that tomatoes and beans are the only
vegetables to buy canned. However, I've since learned that canned asparagus is
very alkalizing and contains cancer fighting chemicals.
Asparagus is good in any
Life is electrical. To the Oriental physician, disease begins with a blockage
or disruption in energy flow. In this country, disease begins with symptoms. The
blockage or disruption in energy flow is about 7 or 8 steps before symptoms. So,
as you can guess, real preventative medicine is practiced in the Orient, and not here
in our western, conventional medicine.
Back to our little cancer cell and Dr Budwig: she states there are many
reasons for a cell to lose its charge, but peanut butter is a very common one.
Can you believe it? Something as simple as peanut butter causing your cancer?
Most peanut butters are hydrogenated. Why? To keep from separating, increase
shelf life, and make them more flavorful. Go look at
your natural peanut butters. Many are kept in the refrigerator section because
that is how they keep them from separating.
By the way, she also went on to describe some of the collateral damage from
chemotherapy: she said that chemotherapy causes this loss of energy in healthy
cells too; that chemotherapy and radiation destroyed the normal energy flow in
healthy cells making them ripe for cancer. She attacked the cancer industry for
killing the cancer when they should focus on healing the healthier cells so they
could over grow the cancer cells. In other words, take care of the healthy cells
and the cancer will take care of itself.
A little aside here: as a writer, I must be responsible for all I write. If I
make a claim that the National Cancer Institute buried
killing off the cancer patients in a study, then I’d better be able to back
this up. We have laws in this country. We are not free to lie about a business
and in doing so cause them monetary damage. If you pass on a chain letter that
libels a specific company, you are guilty of libel and can be prosecuted (there’s
a case already on record). So, anything I say at my web site or here in these
newsletters had better be backed up with facts or I can be sued. This
is what happened to Dr Budwig when she attacked the cancer industry.
She was sued.
She attacked them thusly: "It is not correct to regard the problem of
tumors simply as a problem of too much growth and thereby to instigate all
manners and means of growth inhibiting treatments…."
The Central Committee for Cancer Research that was studying and creating
these chemotoxic drugs didn’t like this woman running around making these
statements that surely injured their industry and so they sued her in court for
libel: for telling lies and hurting the wonderful people making these wonderful
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 quote the presiding judge: "Doctor Budwig’s documents
and papers are conclusive. There would be a scandal in the scientific worlds,
because the public would certainly support Doctor Budwig."
Do you understand the import of this? This woman had a documented method for
healing cancer and the medical community did not. They could kill cancer cells,
but they couldn’t cure it. Budwig could help heal cancer by diet and
Now the real sad part is, science has known the cancer/fat connection for
years. Years prior to Budwig’s research they knew there was something in the
fat. Years after her initial work we know that a high fat diet can lead to
cancer. We also know that the Mediterranean diet is 60% fat, but they have a
very low incidence of cancer. What does this tell us? That not all fats are the same. The
Mediterranean diet is high in olive oil. One problem with our modern medical
science is that our physicians have little or no training in nutrition, and they
label all fats as bad when, in fact, there are good fats and bad fats. (Pssst...and
there is no such thing as "bad" cholesterol; see
And now, you know about highly unsaturated fatty acids, commonly referred to
as omega-3 fatty acids. They are also called Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
are called essential
not because they are optional. They are not optional. They are essential to
health and the body cannot make them.
And though they have been essential to health since the beginning of time, it
is only recently (late last century) that a group of international experts gathered at The National
Institute of Health in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of Omega 3
fatty acids to human health. They came up with a recommendation for AI (Adequate
Intake) of 2.2 grams of LNA (Alpha Linolenic Acid, the EFA found in flax, fish,
olive, and other oils). AI is different from the RDA (Required Daily Allowance)
which is determined by our government. Many nutritionists feel that the RDAs, as
established, are just enough to keep us all on the verge of illness.
How can we get this requirement into our diet?
Many people take flax oil pills or
brave a spoonful of the oil itself.
Apparently, this is not the best or most effective way to take flax oil. Taking
flax oil creates an acidic environment. Next, flax oil alone is missing all the
co-factors to potentiate its benefits: magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, etc.
Co-factors are those things that help something to work. To modern
nutritionists, vitamin C is not
ascorbic acid alone; vitamin C is ascorbic acid with the co-factors bioflavanoids,
copper, and calcium, and sometimes even a few amino acids.
And finally, taking flax oil capsules is not the best way to take it because
the oils are not "body-compatible": water-soluble and bio-available.
They will not be stored in the body as well as if they were water-soluble. The
health benefits that are potentially received via fatty acid metabolism will be
limited or absent without the conversion to water-solubility.
Johanna Budwig solved this problem with her simple recipe that made the oils
water-soluble: three tablespoons of flax oil to a third of a cup of cottage
cheese. It tastes terrible, but I’ve experimented with this recipe and added
all sorts of good stuff to make it even better. (I had a reader write to me that
this did not taste bad at all. I tried to explain that she was the exception,
but sometimes there's no telling anyone anything. To the average American
pallet, this concoction simply does not taste very good. To help our readers get
past the taste, we've developed a few recipes here that can use flax, Udo's DHA
Blend, or even Chia Oil in our recipe section;
Budwig's Recipe in a Salad
Dressing, and a
Second Version, and finally some chia recipes we call,
Better Than Budwig.)
In this form, mixed with the sulfured protein, the oil becomes water-soluble.
Now the oils will be absorbed from the digestive tract and not have to be
processed by the liver, and not get passed out of your body unused as some of
the fats we take in do. They will bring the
healthy charge back into each
cell. Healthy cells will flourish and unhealthy cells will starve. The
oxygenated healthy non-acidic environment will, as Budwig points out in her
lectures, knock out the cancer cells.
Can we get these oils from our foods? Yes, but to get 2.2 grams of LNA, you
would have to eat….
2.5 cups of Wheat Germ
40 cups of Alfalfa Sprouts
9 cups of Mixed Nuts and Peanuts
157 slices of Whole Wheat Bread
1/3 cup English Walnuts
56 Big Apples
3.5 cups Tuna Salad
51 Eggs (6 Free-Range Eggs!)
7.75 quarts Milk 2%
56 Granola Bars
72 Canned Sardines
81 cups Frosted Mini Wheats
So, as you can see, it's going to be difficult to get your daily requirements
from your diet alone, but I have a very special surprise for you.
I interviewed the man who has continued on with Johanna Budwig's work, here in
Minnesota. Omega-3 fatty acids (EFAs) have a long history here in Minnesota.
They were first discovered at the University of Minnesota in the late twenties,
and some 20 years later were named "Omega"-3 fatty acids, again, here
His name is Stan Mann, and he has not only discovered a
stabilizing milled flax seed (it normally starts to go bad in just fifteen minutes at
he's created a product that adds rice bran, many other
nutritional co-factors to aid in fatty acid metabolism such as magnesium B6,
B12, Vit C, Vit E, zinc, and others. Even greater amounts
of antioxidant spectrums are added to help control the living fire that is
created when your cells are suddenly hit with this "super" oxidative
nutrition (Additionally, when cells find super nutrition, they dump their toxins
immediately and without antioxidants to help clean up, you could get sick and
feel terribly rotten from this process).
Working with the University of Minnesota Scientists, Stan has also helped to create a
blood test that measures how your body is storing these essential fats in
a ratio with omega-6s (which, in the average American, are way out of
proportion causing an unhealthy condition). They've even trademarked one blood
test whose results produce an Inflammation Index, which actually measures the
body’s potential to produce inflammation.
Incidentally, the surgeon who fixed my hernia at
the VA hospital was the chief investigator for Stan's testing done
at the Uof Minnesota.
Inflammation should interest all of us since the medical news lately, as
well as television commercials, are hot with Cox2 inhibiting anti-inflammatory
drugs like Celebrex or Vioxx. Next time you see their ad on TV, pay attention to
the side effects. Science cannot inhibit the Cox2 without side effects. Your
NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin or Motrin) all have
terrible side effects and if you use them over a period of time you WILL feel
the effects, because they are not just "side" effects, they ARE the
effects of these drugs.
You see, when you inhibit the Cox2 enzyme using NSAIDS this same process
inhibits Cox1 production and hence all prostaglandin production, even those
prostaglandins that are protecting the stomach lining and kidney function, hence the
This was supposed to be fixed with the new Cox2 inhibitors
that do not inhibit Cox1 production, but sadly, just take a short shrift of all
the side effects (you can find them online) and you'll easily depress yourself.
Let's go back a bit here to Johanna Budwig. There is a book available by her
called: Flax Oil As a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer,
and Other Diseases. I used this book to help write this article. Now I want
you to note that she aims at three disorders: heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Yes, there are the other diseases (like behavioral disorders: ADD, ADHD, and a
host of others), but note the arthritis. This is just one more connection
between her work and Stan Mann's work. With continued intake of water-soluble
omega-3 fatty acids, your Inflammation Index drops and you need
less and less NSAIDS or Cox2 inhibitors;
the EFAs increase the effectiveness of NSAIDs and Cox2 inhibitors, but reduce their damaging side effects. This was proven by the good Dr Budwig,
and by Stan; with his new product, Omegasentials™;
he's taken it all one step further creating a product that is easily taken daily
(you can put it on your cereal, in your yogurt, or in your morning breakfast
juice). We've even created a few recipes ourselves here using Omegasentials™:
Let me tell you right now, in all my years of researching cancer,
Omegasentials™ is the single most exciting product I have found to date.
Johanna Budwig, in her life time, according to Stan Mann's
research, had a better success rate against cancer than any therapy to date.
We know she helped cancer patients more than her chemotherapy counterparts at the time. The
German judicial system helped to demonstrate that.
This new product,
Omegasentials™, takes Budwig's
work a step further. The
co-factors are designed to turn this product water soluble in your digestive
tract; co-factors that potentiate (make work better) the action of
omega-3 fatty acids, and they add the antioxidants needed to help control the
healing oxidative energy created by bringing healthy oils into the body (not to mention
cleaning up dead cancer cells).
As an added bonus, they included fish oils in the formula. Stan Mann happens to
be a vegan. Vegans do not eat fish products. However, he felt so strongly about
how our bodies need the DHA (docosahexaenoic acid; important for maintaining the
fluidity and function of cell membranes, particularly in the retina and the
brain; needed for proper brain function and brain development) and EPH from fish oils, that he felt he had to include it in this product. Why?
Because the average American either drinks too much caffeine, alcohol, or smokes
too much and uses up their stores of DHA. Even those of us who don't smoke take
in enough second hand smoke that depletes our DHA.
You should note that the fish powder added to Omegasentials has
been cleansed of all heavy (mercury) metals.
DHA, when stored in your body, fights depression. It is theorized that
Postpartum Depression is caused by the developing fetus, who needs DHA for brain
development, during the last stages of pregnancy, pulls all the DHA from the
mother (there usually isn't all that much to begin with since our diets are so
poor) leaving her bereft of DHA, hence the massive depression after giving
birth. Increase the stores of DHA and you help prevent that depression and
possibly get off your Prozac or whatever other drug that's helping you with one
hand and killing you with the other. [Editor's Note: I created a muffin using Omegasentials for a
young lady who was pregnant and refused to take her fish oil pills. The baby was
a happy baby and mom never suffered a day of postpartum depression.]
It should be noted that the human body can convert the fatty acids in flax to
DHA, however you need one of two things: 1. a healthy functioning liver and the
proper nutrients, or 2. plenty of good bacteria (probiotics)
in your gut.
Omegasentials is simply the best form of omega-3s on this
planet, bar none.
With all the brouhaha (because they're "supposedly" non toxic) about anti-angiogenesis
drugs (the drugs that stop the growth of new blood vessels to a tumor) lately,
perhaps you should know this: your polyunsaturated oils (corn oils sold in
supermarkets everywhere) promote the growth of small blood vessels (by promoting
the production of "bad" prostaglandins).
Just Say No To Drugs
Omega-3 oils, the oils found in Budwig's recipe and in Omegasentials™
inhibit angiogenesis by inhibiting the prostaglandins that promote it.
So, there you have it. Omegasentials is the best product I've yet to find to
prevent and help fight existing cancers, reverse heart disease, prevent and treat
arthritis, prevent and treat depression and a variety of mental disorders, and
it has one more added benefit to you athletes out there.
Here is one letter we received from a happy
consumer of Omegasentials:
I had breast cancer 6 years ago and used your
product after I was diagnosed/before my surgery. The area of cancer
was not found when they did my surgery- made me left to wonder why I
had the mastectomy, but it was found on 2 separate biopsies before.
Remember back where Johanna Budwig talked about how electrons loves oxygen?
Well, the company making Omegasentials™, Integrity Direct, Inc., is receiving
letters from their users. And these letters are confirming what Stan Mann
theorized all along.
If you've ever worked out, you've probably felt that "burn" you get
from a good work out whether you're lifting weights, playing tennis, or running
long distances. It's caused by using up your oxygen stores. The muscles then
produce lactic acid by burning glycogen without oxygen, and this lactic acid
is what causes the burn.
The letters from users tell a different story. No matter how much they work
out, lift, or run, they feel less and less of the burn; not during, or even
after their workout. Recovery is much, much quicker too:
From Mike and Kati who successfully participated in the World Duathelon
Championships held in October 2000 in France: "I was third overall and Mike
was first in his age group too, and the amazing thing is we weren’t hurting
afterward! Mike said, ‘My gosh, my legs just don’t hurt,’ and we both were
expecting them to the next day, and they didn’t! So, it’s going exactly the
way you said it was, and we can’t thank you enough…."
Editor's Note Feb 2008:
wrote me complaining that I was just too over the top in my praise
for Omegasentials; that I was not being objective. However, it's
hard not to be over the top when the product saved your (my) life.
However, I see now that I might have led a few to believe that
Omegasentials can take the place of the Budwig Protocol. It cannot.
The Budwig Protocol is so expansive and detailed that it would take
a book's worth of writing to present it. That is why we only mention
it and let the others write about it. And if you are ill, the
regular recommended daily amount of two tablespoons is far too
little to be of therapeutic value. Though I've
received email from woman who beat their breast cancer adding
Omegasentials to their diet, you have to consider that these women
also did everything they possibly could and "included"
So we come back to the basics: "Let your food be your medicine."
When your body gets the nutrition it needs you stay healthy. If you are sick,
you get better. This is the best food product I've yet to discover and you will
not ever find my home without it. When I'm on the road I even take it with me.
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References and Further
Flax Oil as a True Aid against Arthritis Heart Infarction Cancer and Other Diseases