Budwig Diet

Colon cancer gone

After surgery long-term remission with Budwig diet

Another testimonial owed to Budwig expert and book author Michael Bierschenk's German website on the oil-protein diet www.oel-eiweiss-kost.de. Translation by Healing Cancer Naturally © 2022. Copyright Notice

Hello Mr Bierschenk,

all I can say to your website is "keep up the good work". My husband and I aren't looking for public attention but we also believe that a site like yours will not work if we all just take rather than give something back. So I have plucked up the courage to share the experiences we've had with the oil-protein diet with you. I do ask to omit our names since we'd like to go on living as "healthy folks" rather than "folks who are considered ill".

After a colon cancer diagnosis my husband had surgery in February 2003. I believe it was T3 with lymph node involvement. We refused chemotherapy. I had bought the first book by Dr Budwig "Cancer — The Problem and The Solution" long before since I wanted to know what I can do if worst should come to worst.

At that time I'd never expected that to happen so quickly. I started giving my husband the flax oil / cottage cheese while he was still laid up in hospital. He returned to work at the end of March. Since his surgery our diet has been meat-, egg- and sugar-free. We strictly stick to the rules of the Budwig diet — bar none. We did expand it a wee bit.

After getting up, we'ill have two glasses of structured water plus sea salt (according to "Obesity Cancer & Depression: Their Common Cause & Natural Cure" by Dr F.Batmanghelidj, I think this book also gives helpful food for thought, especially for cancer patients). We then have a glass of sauerkraut juice, and a bit later five tablespoons of Flor-Essence tea and one cup of green tea. My husband takes his freshly prepared food to work. At 8.30 in the morning he has his cottage cheese with fruit and later about 370 ml [13 oz] of juice (usually carrots, apple, grapefruit, beets [beetroot], sour cherry etc.).

He also has lunch according to Budwig. Most of the time I try to prepare the vegetables as raw as possible. Before lunch he has raw vegetables such as kohlrabi, cucumber, tomato etc.

In the afternoon (teatime) he has another 370 ml of freshly pressed juice. After work (around 5 pm) he takes 100 g [3.5 oz] of cottage cheese with flax oil according to Budwig with fresh fruit and a cup of green tea.

I am afraid we have our dinner rather latish. We will have 2 small slices of home-baked bread with 20-30 g of cheese, flax oil/cottage cheese and raw vegetables or salad, cucumber etc. We also have some nuts and finish the meal with 5 tablespoons of Flor-Essence tea. At the weekend, we have 1 or 2 glasses of red wine in the evening.

Distributed throughout the day we take about 2 liters [a bit more than 2 quarts] of structured water with some salt. Additionally my husband takes 10 bitter almonds during the day and gets an Eldi oil massage every other day.

Except for the dentist, my husband hasn't seen a doctor since his surgery. We haven't done any aftercare or check-up. What matters to us is that he is strong and feels great. In the fall of 2004 we took up jogging. One reason for that was that I had caught Lyme disease and running is supposed to be very good for that. So now we jog about 6 miles at a stretch once or twice a week. I am 55 years old and my husband is 57. I had never thought I would ever take up jogging considering that since my schooldays I had avoided running whenever I could. We also go on a lot of hiking trips and have noticed since starting on the oil-protein diet that we no longer mind going uphill. We do breathe heavily but we no longer notice an increased heart rate or palpitations.

Since February 2003 we haven't had any sugar, cake, or anything sweet except for the teaspoon of honey in our cottage cheese, nor have we eaten any meat or eggs. I used to be sweet-toothed and adored cakes and anything sweet. Thanks to the nutritious diet I now feel zero longing for sweets or chocolate. When I tell people about this I do get funny looks — most don't believe me but it's nothing but the truth. I'm simply no longer interested in anything sweet.

We continue to enjoy the oil-protein diet. As Dr Budwig has written, if you cook with love you will think of ever new combinations in keeping with the spirit of the oil-protein diet. Oleolux is fantastic, it tastes exactly like gravy when you add onions, paprika, soy sauce and pepper. On holidays, we take along our foodstuffs, juicer etc.

Of course you do get funny looks from others with this lifestyle. My husband's colleagues have gotten used to his eating habits by now and have stopped asking questions. They know nothing about his former illness. As I've said, he wants to be considered healthy and not examined to see "how are we doing today".

Friends of mine too have gotten used to my saying "I don't eat this kind of thing" and just having a glass of water. As I've said, 4.5 years later we are still enjoying the oil-protein diet and will continue to follow it.

Do keep up the good work with your website. In 2003 I was desperately looking for the Budwig diet and success stories on the internet. You are helping so many who have decided upon this path. For ourselves I hope that my husband will continue to be well for many years to come and that we'll be able to live happily together for a long time yet.

B. S., 20 August 2007

PS. As per the latest update 6.5 years later, B's husband continues to be cancer-free.

Michael Bierschenk (interview with Michael here) is the author of "Dr Budwig's Oil-Protein Diet — How To Get It Right — The Ultimate Guide". Written to "fill in all the gaps" and rectify the many misleading errors spread by self-appointed Budwig "experts", this important book was published in 2023 on Amazon as a Kindle and a paperback. It is also available as a downloadable PDF at a special introductory price.

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