Budwig Diet Review

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The Budwig Diet is the brainchild of Johanna Budwig, a biochemist. Other diseases supported by the diet include diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and eczema. There are multiple phases and suggestions on the diet, but the main ingredient is a mixture of cottage cheese and flaxseed oil. We find it interesting that Budwig wanted dieters to eat things provided by nature in the form nature provided them, but flaxseed oil and cottage cheese are manmade.

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  • Diet of cottage cheese and flaxseed oil that promotes healing.

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From the start of the Budwig Diet, the dieter is expected to purchase three appliances – an immersion blender, spice grinder and masticating juice machine. These three appliances will cost a minimum of $150, if you can find a good juicer on sale. From there, the dieter is expected to consume a mixture of cottage cheese and flaxseed oil and sunbathe to increase energy. Flax seeds can be ground and mixed with the cottage cheese, but they must be consumed within minutes of grinding because they turn rancid quickly.

Dieters are also expected to remove tons of foods from their diet, including animal fats, seafood, white pasta, ice cream, most dairy products, soy and processed foods. You can’t cook in the microwave or on Teflon pans. If you’re currently receiving B17 injections, taking Laetrile or taking vitamin C infusions these could interfere with the diet.

There are no supportive statements from cancer physicians or clinical studies on the effects of the Budwig Diet on cancer and other diseases. Everything we found was written like a narrative with the same information published over and over again on multiple websites. The diet almost feels like an urban Internet legend like the Cabbage Soup Diet.

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  • Information on the Budwig Diet is abundant.


  • The diet was formulated by a biochemist, not a cancer specialist or nutritionist.
  • There are more foods you CAN’T eat than ones you can eat.
  • The upfront cost is extraordinary.
  • There are no diet changes that can cure cancer.


We found no mention of weight loss on any website we read about the Budwig Diet. The diet is used at the Budwig Center, but the center concentrates on wellness, not weight loss. The diet was developed in 1952 and while the medical community may have supported the diet more than 60 years ago, things have changed quite a bit since then. Some of the dietary restrictions are good advice for dieters, but we don’t expect any substantial weight loss if the dieter follows the Budwig Diet.

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