The blood of a healthy person always contains sufficient quality protein and the essential fatty acids. Progressing from this point of fact, Dr. Budwig reasoned that the victims of the diseases of fatty degeneration could be restored to health by a diet high in essential fatty acids and sulfur-based proteins.
To test her theory, she determined to begin with the highest quality oil available in all nature. With its rich content of linoleic and linolenic acids (both the essential fatty acids), the liquid gold of crude linseed oil fit that description perfectly. For the sulfur-based proteins, Dr. Budwig selected skim milk. (Note: The latest Budwig formula uses low-fat cottage cheese in place of skim milk.) She fed seriously ill cancer patients a combination of 100 grams of skim-milk proteins with 40 grams of fresh linseed oil. To make the mixture easier to blend (and swallow), she added 25 grams of milk. During the period of these early experiments, she drew blood and analyzed the samples constantly, looking closely for the most minute changes.
What she found was gratifying indeed, Over a period of approximately three months, tumors gradually receded. The strange greenish elements in the blood were replaced with healthy red blood cells as the phosphatides and lipoproteins almost miraculously reappeared. The anemia disappeared, and energy was restored. Symptoms of cancer, liver dysfunction, and diabetes were completely alleviated. Today, after 10 years of solid clinical application., Dr. Budwig's cottage-cheese and linseed-oil formula has been proven successful where many orthodox remedies have failed.
Because of the influence of the powerful oil-processing industry in Germany (which continues to attempt to discredit her findings)., she was denied publication in medical journals. Dr. Budwig has published her research on the properties and benefits of linseed oil under various titles, including Cancer- a Fat Problem, The Death of the Tumour; arid True Health Against Arteriosclerosis, Heart Infarction, and Cancer. (Note: These books are available as German-language editions only)
How To Fight Cancer And Win by William L. Fischer