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Feb 14, 2010 09:42PM
Feb 14, 2010 11:04PM
Merilee, in a nutshell, the Budwig protocol is very similar to what many of us are doing anyway... fresh, whole, organic vegetables and fruit, eliminating non-organic animal products from the diet, getting exercise and fresh air and sunshine every day... that kind of thing. The flax oil/cottage cheese blend is important not just for the omega 3, but for the ability for those omega 3's to be absorbed quickly and efficiently by the body. The basics are at this link and here is info on why the strange-sounding combination of flax oil and cottage cheese or quark.
Beatis, you're correct that there is not currently a Cancer Industry approved study of the Budwig protocol in a current peer-reviewed journal, and I doubt there ever will be, for reasons I've posted below (quoted from the site linked above). Does that mean it doesn't cure cancer? Absolutely not! Based on the science behind the diet and the scientific studies that do exist around various other elements of the program, I am staking my life on the Budwig protocol (with a few very minor additions/modifications).
I'm personally not big on anecdotal evidence, but there is indeed overwhelming anecdotal evidence that supports Budwig... both during her decades of working with patients, and on the Budwig/flax oil forum where daily I read posts by people who now have no evidence of disease after following this protocol. There are certainly many more thousands of patients that BP has "cured" (NED) than are typically examined in a controlled scientific study.
Keep in mind, the Budwig protocol is an entire diet/lifestyle change, not just eating a flax oil mixture. The current medical industry isn't very good at assessing an entire host of variables. But, as I said, science does support the individual components of the Budwig protocol having direct or indirect cancer-fighting effects. So why on earth do you think it so outlandish that, together as a whole, the Budwig protocol would be anything but an aggressive program to fight off cancer naturally?
When scientific evidence (to the extent it exists) and theoretical science and overwhelming anecdotal evidence and logic/common sense all line up and point to the same conclusion, that's a good indication that it works.
Dr Willner, M.D., Ph.D. writes in The Cancer Solution: "Numerous, independent clinical studies published in major medical journals world-wide confirm Dr. Budwig's findings....Over 40 years ago Dr Budwig presented clear and convincing evidence, which has been confirmed by hundreds of other related scientific research papers since, that the essential fatty acids were at the core of the answer to the cancer problem...You will come to your own conclusions as to why this simple effective prevention and therapy has not only been ignored-it has been suppressed!"
Cliff Beckwith, a 13 year prostate cancer survivor "thanks to flax oil and cottage cheese", writes: "For the most part one cannot expect the doctors to place any real credibility to the use of flax oil/cottage cheese. It seems incredible that anything could be successful other than what they are taught in Med school. Imagine the blow to one's ego if it became official that something with which he or she is not familiar would be found to be much better than the things that were studied 10 years to learn. ... Dr. Budwig to my knowledge had over 1000 documented successes. However, her work was not popular with the Oncology Industry in Europe. Her ideas would have meant a lot of losses in the Food Industry [too]; especially in the fats industry. My cousin, Richard Beckwith, called her probably eleven years ago and talked to her about forty five minutes. She told him that American doctors had come to Germany and been impressed with her work. Then they wanted to try to work out some way to have exclusive rights to her methods in the United States and make a lot of money and she wouldn't do that. She believed her work was very important and was anxious to see it carried on but no one seemed interested unless they could make a lot of money.
I had Advanced cancer and I could not wait for scientific confirmation and began to use these ideas immediately. One thing led to another, none of it planned, and we have seen many folks recover from cancer or have lives greatly extended. A lot of that information is at www.beckwithfamily.com. That is all based on anecdotal evidence. Other than the evidence in Dr. Budwig's records that is all there is. No one is doing any scientific testing. That is done to prove the value of drugs for profit and one cannot patent Flaxseed Oil. ...In my view there should be enough on those lists [the evidence reported on Budwig discussion lists] and what we have seen to at least cause someone really interested in human welfare to be curious."
Julia ~ Dear friends, do what you can to help your body fight/prevent cancer. 1. Supplement with iodine and vitamin D. 2. STOP taking hormonal birth control/HRT. 3. Eat organic real food, not chemical or fake food.
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