In August 2000, I had the wonderful privilege of personally meeting with Dr. Johanna Budwig at her clinic in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Johanna Budwig was born on September 30, 1908. She sadly passed away on May 19, 2003, after an accidental fall in her bathroom. She was 95 years of age.
At the time of my visit she was in her early nineties, she was very alert and coherent which resulted in a highly interesting and enriching discussion.
The death of Dr. Budwig was a great loss, not only for Germany but for the whole world. She continued her research and studies up to the time of her death leaving some incomplete. She conducted over 200 lectures worldwide and was very popular in the United States.
Dr. Budwig was considered an expert in several fields such as pharmacology, physics, and chemistry; specifically, the chemistry of fats, contributing to the Federal Research Institute of Fats and oils. Today, her discoveries are still held in high regard.
Thanks to Dr. Johanna Budwig I learned firsthand the importance of adding essential fatty acids to our diet. Her research clearly showed how these oils benefit the organism in its recovery and regeneration, thus effectively treating some 50 common diseases, including cancer and tumor growths.