The Budwig Diet and Protocol
Part of the Budwig Protocol
Part of the Budwig Protocol
The full Budwig protocol lays out a plan for balanced macrobiotic and microbiotic nutrition plus the microbiome health, lifestyle, spiritual and emotional side of health. In America it is often called the “FOCC” diet, as in Flax Oil (linseed oil) combined with Cottage Cheese, which is the basic mixture that is incorporated into Budwig muesli and makes the cornerstone of the whole Budwig protocol. It is simply cold-pressed linseed oil and cottage cheese blended thoroughly and mixed with ground linseed, fruit, honey, berries and nuts with spices and other natural foods to flavour it to taste.
Dr Johanna Budwig (1908-2003) was the leading biochemist for dietary fats and oils in Germany. She is remembered mostly for her incredible discoveries into the diet and health that led to the Budwig diet. “The Budwig Diet” was created to help combat the illnesses caused by rancid fats and trans-fats, inflammatory foods and lack of healing foods,
Johanna Budwig held a doctorate in physics, a PhD in Natural Science, and was a qualified pharmacologist and chemist. She also held the position of chief consultant for drugs and fats at the Federal Institute for Fats research which enabled her to make important discoveries about ‘good fats’ and ‘bad fats’, paving the way for the development of the Budwig diet.
The Budwig muesli is delicious as well as healthy. It is a bit like Eton mess pudding, less sweet and with much more flavour. It can be used as a dessert too, your friends and family will love it and it will be doing them good. You can vary the ingredients to suit the season and what you fancy; you can add no-sugar cocoa powder, spices, kirsch, rum or other spirits and fresh juices for added flavour. The basic Budwig linseed oil-cottage cheese mix can also be used savoury as a dip or healthy mayonnaise.
Combine oil and cottage cheese with a hand blender until thoroughly emulsified, adding a little skimmed milk if necessary, stir in honey. Place fruit into a cereal bowl, add freshly ground linseed and the linseed oil-cottage cheese mix, top with berries and chopped nuts. For variations and more recipes suitable for the Budwig Diet have a look at our recipes.
Johanna Budwig wrote books about her discoveries into the effect linseed oil and diet can have improving health. Her books including ‘The Oil Protein Diet Cookbook’ and ‘Cancer – the Problem and the Solution’ which have been translated into Englishand are available on Amazon.
The core of the Budwig diet is a combination of linseed (flaxseed) oil and cottage cheese. We all know that linseed oil is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. In the 1930’s scientist Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered that in the absence of oxygen cells can use sugars in a harmful way for respiration. Dr Johanna Budwig discovered that linseed oil, made soluble by blending with the sulphur proteins of cottage cheese, carries oxygen in the bloodstream to counteract this effect.
It is also a restorative diet for those convalescing from illness, surgery and other medical intervention.
The Budwig diet is full of healing foods.
This is combined with Dr Budwig’s recommendations for other areas of caring for the patient which includes addressing the emotional and spiritual areas of life, enemas, rest, sleep. exercise, fresh air and plenty sunshine.
Lots of information, all the recipes and support for the Budwig Diet on a comprehensive website for fllowing the protocol in the UK. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the link to the site.
Budwig Diet Website for the UK