Dr. Budwig systematically analyzed blood samples from healthy and sick people and tabulated the findings. According to her, blood samples from people with cancer, diabetes and some kinds of liver disease (a frequent forerunner of cancer) consistently lacked Linoleic Acid (LA or Omega 6 fatty acids. They lacked LA-containing phospholipids necessary to develop and maintain integrity of cell membranes. They lacked a blood lipoprotein now known as fatty acid-carrying albumin.
This information and her conclusions (which follow) are not yet widely documented by other researchers or papers. Lack of phospholipids provided her with a way to explain the fact that cancer cells often have multiple sets of chromosomes. The genetic material divides, but the cell membranes (made of phospholipids containing LA or Omega 6 fatty acids) can’t be made due to a lack of the material (LA or Omega 6 fatty acids) from which they are made. Cell division remains incomplete.
Lipoproteins, which contain Linoleic Acid combined with sulphur-rich protein, are missing from the blood. She found instead a yellow-green protein substance which, when LA and sulphur-rich protein are added, makes the yellow-green colour disappear and the red blood pigment haemoglobin appear. This explains anaemia, lack of oxygen and lack of energy in cancer patients. The blood’s oxygen carrier (haemoglobin) is low; the blood can’t carry enough oxygen – the process, which produces energy for life functions, is stifled. Oxygen is lacking due to lack of haemoglobin. Lack of LA prevents haemoglobin from being made.
It appeared to her, she says, that cancer, diabetes and some liver diseases involve deficiency of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). These must be provided in the diet. The human body cannot make them. Their absence from our body results from a diet deficient in EFAs.
Dr. Budwig claims that people with other diseases did not show this severe deficiency and that healthy people’s blood always contained EFAs. If cancer is a deficiency disease brought on by lack of EFAs, she reasoned a diet high in EFAs should alleviate at least some of the cancer patient’s problems.
Combining Oil and Protein
Based on older information about oil and protein working together, Dr. Budwig fed terminal cancer patients a mixture of skim milk protein (a sulphur-containing protein) and Flaxseed Oil and monitored their blood changes.
She claims that the yellow-green pigment slowly disappeared; red blood pigment reappeared; phospholipids returned; lipoproteins reappeared; tumours receded and disappeared; anaemia was alleviated; energy increased and vitality returned; some patients recovered. Concurrently, other symptoms of cancer also disappeared. To get healthy required three to five years of whole foods, carrot juice, some herbs, lots of flax seed, hemp seed, Hemp Seed Oil taken internally and even Hemp Seed oil enemas. Disappearance of tumours is not the end of the toxicity present throughout the body, which must be reversed.
Further Findings and Claims
Dr. Budwig claims that she demonstrated (among other things not re-printed here) that:
- Hard carcinoma tumours can be dissolved by cysteine or insulin (both of which contain sulphur groups) and LA (Omega 6)and
- Substances isolated from soft tumours contain polymerized fats of marine origin. Such substances are formed when highly unsaturated fish and whale oils, used to make margarines, are subjected to high temperatures.
Getting back to Flaxseed Oil . . .
There are two names for the oil of the flaxseed. The most common name is “linseed oil.” Linseed oil is used as an ingredient in fine oil paints, varnishes and stains. Linseed oil-based preservatives extend and enhance the life of concrete. A coating prevents destructive water and salts from penetrating concrete. It stabilizes the smooth concrete surfaces in parking structures, bridges and concrete buildings and prevents the breakdown of reinforced steel. Linseed oil is extracted from flaxseed at high heat.
The health food industry named its version of the oil of the flaxseed “flaxseed oil” when it began to scientifically extract the oil from the flaxseed at low temperatures, in an anaerobic environment — no oxygen — and in darkness to prevent rancidity.
From 1982 to 1986 I supplemented my diet with flaxseed oil. In 1986 I began having indigestion when I took the flaxseed oil and any other oils (mayonnaise/salad oils) so I discontinued using them.
In 1993 I read Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill by Udo Erasmus where he states that he experimented by taking only flaxseed oil for two years and found that it can bring on a deficiency of Omega 6 fatty acids because it is so rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. His symptoms included dry, thin skin. He switched to taking Hemp Seed Oil and found that his skin condition cleared up and he could take Hemp Seed Oil indefinitely with no unpleasant side effects. This oil is considered nature’s best nutritionally balanced oil with a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3.
To make a life-giving Oil/Protein Mixture (for people without dairy allergies) mix 4 oz. skim milk yogurt (this contains about 6% protein) with 1 Tbs. fresh Hemp Seed Oil. Mix ingredients together until oil is no longer visible. That’s all there is to it.
This oil/protein mixture can be used both by people with degenerative conditions and by people who are healthy, if allergies to the protein used are not an issue. If allergies exist, sulphur-rich foods that do not produce allergies must be selected.