Cancer prevention, would it be Beneficial to take Flaxseed Oil or linseed oil on Its Own?

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Cancer prevention, would it be Beneficial to take Flaxseed Oil or linseed oil on Its Own?

Cancer prevention, Flaxseed Oil, linseed oil

Dr. Budwig knew that cancer patients, in general, needed more energy. She found that fresh and pressed flaxseed oil provided her patients with the energy they needed.  According to her research, this is the only food that contains the carbon chain with three (3) double bonds.  However, she discovered that you could not get the full benefits of flaxseeds and linseed oil just by taking it on its own.  Dr. Budwig applied her background in chemistry and fats to the problem and finally discovered that she could deliver the energizing benefits of this flaxseed oil very quickly into the blood stream by blending it with Quark (German Cottage cheese) with 1 ½ tablespoons of milk.  She gave this mixture, which she called ‘muesli’, to her patients twice a day, once at breakfast and then again at noon.

Linseed oil for cancer prevention and as natural treatment

Therefore, the best way to consume linseed or flaxseed oil is mixed with 6 tablespoons of cottage cheese (Quark) 2% low-fat or less and 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil. Also, you could replace the quark with 6 tablespoons of Whey if you have some intolerance to the ‘casein’ in the cottage cheese.

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By | 2018-01-29T15:41:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|budwig diet, Cancer information, Cancer prevention, Cancer tips|51 Comments

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  1. CherylAnne April 13, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve been using the flax cottage cheese recipe for almost a week now and have seen an improvement in my energy level. I would like to know if after you have the cottage cheese and flax oil mixed can you add things like yogurt and cacao for flavor or will adding other ingredients change the chemical makeup of the protocol?
    Have you had anyone share a testimony about Lyme’s Disease?
    Thank you CherylAnne

  2. Margaret Haines April 14, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Breast Cancer posters do not state the type of breast cancer.. Flaxseed oil is not recommended for estrogen positive patients, as it may exhibit estrogen enhancing properties. Please clarify. Thank you.

  3. Kathy Jenkins April 18, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Flaxseeds help balance the estrogen and progesterone naturally. I think one of the best explanations was given by Pam Stephan who I am now including here:

    A Humble but Powerful Cancer-Fighting Grain
    Anticancer Benefits from Flax Seeds
    By Pam Stephan
    Updated May 30, 2012

    Flaxseed, or linseed, is an ancient grain that may have originated in Egypt. The seeds, oil and seed meal can be used in many ways. Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens, which may reduce your risk of breast cancer and possibly prevent a recurrence. The fibers from the flax plant have been used in linen fabric, yarns and bandages.

    Anticancer Action of Flaxseeds
    Several studies have been done to determine how the phytoestrogens in flaxseeds may help cancer. The weak plant-based estrogens block the estrogen receptors on cells within breast tissue, starving them of full-strength female estrogen, possibly stopping tumor growth and preventing cell damage. This effect may be most effective for younger, premenopausal women with estrogen-receptor negative cancers. A clinical trial combining flaxseeds with a macrobiotic diet has been done by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Among other goals, the study hopes to find out whether a macrobiotic diet that includes flaxseed will be beneficial during and after breast cancer therapy.

    Dietary Benefits from Flaxseeds
    Flaxseeds have two anticancer components: lignans and an omega-3 fat called “alphalinolenic acid” (ALA). You may be familiar with flaxseeds as they are used as a natural laxative, a good source of dietary fiber and in preparations that help lower your cholesterol. Flaxseeds may also be helpful in reducing your risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, breast and endometrial cancers. Flaxseed oil has been used for the relief of hot flashes, breast pain, arthritis pain, and pain related to constipation.

    It is important to mention that although women with breast cancer may benefit from freshly ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, if they mix it with cottage cheese they may have an issue with the dairy. Cow dairy products contain ‘casein’ which can cause inflammation in breast, lymphatic, prostate and brain cancer and therefore the mixture of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese is not advised. The BUDWIG CENTER would recommend other alternatives

  4. Kathy Jenkins April 18, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Dear Cheryl,

    Yes, as an additional separate step you can add any ingredients that are natural once the cottage cheese and flaxseed oil mixture is homogenous. You can find more information in our Free Guide about this. We have had only 2 Lyme’s disease patients and the feedback we have had from them show that they not only change their diet but also address the issue of pathogens, especially Borelia.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

  5. jelena April 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Whaz do you recommend for breast cancer triple posotove, hormone positive ER and PR and HER2. I am reading above that we should not use cottage cheese, nor cow milk products. Is there enything else we can mix to worls as well as original DR Budwig reciepe?
    Thank you very much for answer. Best wishes.

  6. Kathy Jenkins April 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Jelena,

    Thank you for contacting us with your question. Dr. Johanna Budwig was concerned about consuming too much animal products in general and Dairy products are not encourage in the Budwig Diet, especially if you have cancer or any chronic illness. For a healthy person consuming the occasional amount of dairy, goat or sheep dairy would be the best option.
    As for the best ingredient to be used to mix with the flaxseed oil, the cottage cheese, quark or requesón are the only types of cheese that have the sulfurated protein (not found in yoghurt, kefir or other dairy products) Remember to use a cottage cheese or quark with NO added sugar and no more than 2% fat. Once the mixture has become homogenous, some do add a little goat or sheep kefir or yoghurt to the mixture for texture and this would be OK. This type of dairy product, when mixed with the flaxseed oil becomes beneficial and actually regulates the hormones.
    Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil has its nutritional benefits but if a cancer patient doesn’t have an intolerance to dairy, taking these ingredients with cottage cheese is recommended. Please download the free guide to learn how to prepare the Budwig mix.
    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

  7. Lin April 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    What is the difference between Quark and American cottage cheese that is organic without any additives?

  8. Michael Storey April 24, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I have been diagnosed with rectal cancer can i take the flaxseed and cottage cheese.

  9. Elvis April 25, 2017 at 4:14 am


    Would this be recommendable for a patient with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) with reincidence and hyperleucos?

    Thanks for your help.

  10. Kathy Jenkins April 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Dear Lin,
    Thank you for contacting us with your question. Both quark and cottage cheese are acceptable to prepare the Budwig mix with flaxseed oil as long as they have no added sugar and have no more than 2% fat. If you can find one of these without additives, and organic, that would be the best option to use when preparing this recipe

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

  11. Kathy Jenkins April 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Dear Michael,

    Thank you for contacting us with your question. You can certainly take the mixture of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese but you would not add the seeds, not even ground. These could be too irritating for you colon and rectal tract. You can add 1 extra tablespoon of the oil. There are also many other suggestions we would give you to treat your cancer. Have you been able to download the Free guide we offer you online?

    If you are interested in any of our therapies or treatments please let me know how we can help.
    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

  12. Kathy Jenkins April 25, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Dear Elvis,

    Thank you for contacting us with your question. I hope you have downloaded our Free Guide that explains how to prepare the Budwig mix, any warnings and many other suggestions for cancer patients. Many think that Dr. Budwig only gave her patients the cottage cheese and flaxseed oil but she did much more and so do we. You can start with the diet and this mixture. Only if there is any type of hemorrahging do we warn aboutnot taking this recipe. So if that is not your case you can certainly eat it.

    If you are at all interested in other treatments we offer please let us know how we can help you.
    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

  13. Barbara April 28, 2017 at 3:02 am


    Where do the sulfurated proteins come from in the quark or cottage cheese?

  14. Kathy Jenkins April 28, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Dear Barbara,

    Thank you for contacting us with your question. Both quark and cottage cheese are dairy products and have sulfurated proteins. Most of the countried in Europe have quark but the rest of the world following this protocol is using cottage cheese.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  15. George A. Hall April 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm


    For those with a dairy intolerance, can goat milk cottage cheese be used as a substitute providing it has 2% or less fat?

    Thank you,
    George A. Hall

  16. Nia April 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    What about women who suffer from heavy periods because of fibroids in the uterine wall? Will the flaxseed oil/cottage cheese mixture cause heavier bleeding?

  17. jdbritton April 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Been eating museli for ~35 years. Its delicious and healthy in my opinion.
    Here is our formula: for two people, blend the cottage cheese, ~15-20cc (one tablespoon) of cold pressed flax seed oil, with a banana or two, a lemon, dash of honey and top of walnuts, fresh or dried fruit, berries, etc.
    My parents in law were personally evaluated by dr Budwig prob in the 1970’s. Their successes with the “Budwig Plan” was proof enough for me.
    Dr Budwig was way ahead of her time.
    People wake up & pay attention!

  18. Kristina April 29, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Hello Kathy,
    I have a question about content of nickel in flax seed oil. I have nothing nickel allergy and I was told that I can’t take seeds and nuts since they are too high in nickel. Would it be the same with flax seed or not? Thank you very much.

  19. Kristina April 29, 2017 at 12:44 am

    I meant to ask if the oil will be high in nickel as well?

  20. Jane Norris April 29, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Question about the flax seed and quark?? Is it appropriate to take with brain cancer? I have stage 4 glm.

  21. Bernard Mylonas April 30, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I am 69 years old. I was diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma stage 4 in march 2016. I went through the typical American treatment, 6 rounds of Chemo and 28 days of radiation. Without telling my Oncologist I took daily Dr. Budwig Protocol. I had my last PET Scan 2 months ago and to the surprise of the US Oncologist, I am officially in full remission.

    I do not want the cancer to come back. I would like to continue Dr. Budwig protocol on a daily basis for the rest of my life. Is it safe?

    Thank you for your help in this matter.

  22. Randal Saylor April 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    What can I take to rid my body of prostrate cancer

  23. Kim Smith May 2, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Hi Kathy,

    I have breast cancer. I am interested in Budwig mix. But, in one of your post, you mentioned:” It is important to mention that although women with breast cancer may benefit from freshly ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, if they mix it with cottage cheese they may have an issue with the dairy. Cow dairy products contain ‘casein’ which can cause inflammation in breast, lymphatic, prostate and brain cancer and therefore the mixture of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese is not advised. The BUDWIG CENTER would recommend other alternatives”.

    So, since the mixture of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese is not advised, what’s the other alternatives that the BUDWIG CENTER would recommend?

    Please reply back to me as soon as you can. I really need your help.

    Thank you very much!

  24. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Yes, that is an excellent option. It is still cottage cheese and being from goat it is likely easier to digest.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  25. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Nia,

    This mixture should not be taken by a person 7 days before surgery or that has any type of internal bleeding as it thins the blood. The weeks that a person is not on their period, they would certainly benefit from the mixture as well as the whole diet and protocol.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  26. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you so much for this valuable contribution!!

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  27. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Dear Kristina,

    Thank you for asking this question. Flaxseed oil comes from the seed and you wouldn’t be the first person we have found allergic to flax seed. We personalize our treatment at the clinic and we have to accept that this recipe isn’t going to be beneficial for 100% of the population. The rest of the suggestions in the Budwig diet will certainly be good for you.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  28. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Dear Jane,

    It certainly is. Another recipe you can take with brain cancer is the following one: During 6 months take 125ml of French champagne or Spanish Cava. The Label should say: Brut Nature and should have no added sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds. Take this once a day 10 minutes before eating.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  29. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Dear Bernard,

    That is great news!! Congratulations!! The Budwig diet is excellent for anyone striving for optimum health as well as a person diagnosed with a chronic illness that needs to keep a strict eye on his nutrition and limit toxin intake. Doing your best to stick to the principles of this diet will certainly help you stay healthy.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  30. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Dear Randal,

    We are sending you private information to understand the way natural remedies and natural medicine work on a person’s body. We can’t say that there is 1 specific food or remedy to help you with this cancer. There are many aspects to address and this is what we will help you with. Please check you junk email folder or get in touch with us in case you don’t see our email:

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  31. Kathy Jenkins May 4, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Dear Kim,

    Thank you for contacting us to clarify this point as it is an important one. The Budwig mixture does wonders to people that don’t have an issue with dairy or inflammation caused by dairy. In our experience, patients with cancer in the lymph, brain, ovaries, prostate or breast are more likely to have issues with inflammation and IF this is your personal case and you are having this reaction, then we would not recommend you continue taking the Budwig mixture. First you can try it and see if you notice more inflammation or a bloated feeling in your gut.

    We can’t say that this food will be good for 100% of cancer patients so if one cannot take it, they would rely on the rest of the diet, protocol and other natural remedies we would find suitable for them. Have you downloaded the Free Guide we offer? Here is describes the diet as well as the whole approach as Dr. Budwig did more than give this recipe to her cancer patients.

    As for your other questions, grind the seeds yourself and consume the seeds and oil on their own in your salads and shakes. Let me know if I can help you further.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L.J.

  32. Eva May 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I’d like to know if there is a particular herb suplement or aspect of this diet that is particularly relevant in the prevention of oral carcinoma. I was diagnosed with carcinoma of the tongue two and a half years ago and I’ve already had two rellapses (one of them on the neck) and undergone several surgery procedures (not radiotherapy for the moment). The problem is that after removing the carcinoma, a benign lesion reappears on the same área and over time becomes malign. According to my oncologist this is an autoimmune problem with a high level of recurrence. Hence my question, as I’ve been following the Budwig diet on and off (but always following its main recommendations) since first diagnosed and never drank or smoked.
    Thanks in advance for your help

  33. Diana May 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Dear Kathy,
    Would the Budwig mixture be suitable for someone with multiple myeloma and no known dairy intolerance?
    Has your clinic ever treated anyone with multiple myeloma and if so were your protocols effective?

  34. Jake May 18, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    Is it possible that the cottage cheese and Flaxseed recipe could cause piles or hemorroides? I have noticed that the thickness of the recipe is making stool a little harder to pass.

  35. Kathy Jenkins May 22, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Dear Eva,

    Thank you for sending us your question. It is likely that you would benefit from essential oils since these can be taken orally. At the clinic we personalize the remedies a patient received by performing a test to see which remedies will be the most efficient at that time for their body. Usually a cancer patient doesn’t need the same remedies for years and years but rather only for a month or two. (except for homeopathic protocols). So we use the Vega testing device and you can read more about it here: Test Vega and GSR scan
    Feel free to contact us at
    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  36. Kathy Jenkins May 22, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Hello Diana,

    Thank you for contacting us. Yes it would be a good idea to take the Budwig muesli once or twice a day as well as following the protocol for any patient with cancer or wanting to improve their health. I hope you have successfully downloaded the free guide we offer online. We have treated a few patients with multiple myeloma at the clinic with the help of the research from Dr. Johanna Budwig we can address the root cause of any type of cancer.

    We will send you more information privately.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  37. Kathy Jenkins May 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Jake,

    Thank you Jake for that excellent question. Normally when people follow the entire Budwig program as we outline here at the Budwig Center they do not have any of the problems you mentioned. For example we encourage all our patients to drink at least 2 liters of spring water daily and first thing in the morning to eat several servings of fresh fruit. Also our program includes daily mini trampoline exercise. When all these recommendations are followed rarely would someone have any constipation issues. If you need more help to understand the full Budwig protocol please contact us directly.

    King Regards
    Lloyd Jenkins

  38. Deb May 24, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    Your guide states to mix the flax oil and cottage cheese in a blender or with a hand-held mixer on low speed. Would I also be able to use a small blender that is for making smoothies? The mixture is very thick using this method.

  39. Kathy Jenkins May 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Dear Deb,

    Thank you for sending us this question. The hand blender is ideal and if after getting a homogenous texture you decide to add some water, oat milk, almond milk or any other beneficial ingredient, that can be done as well. If you really prefer to use a different type of blender and are able to get a completely homogenous texture then that is fine.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L.J.

  40. Katy July 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Hello Kathy,
    There appears to be a problem with your free guide. I can’t download it on any of my computers; it’s not loading. I asked a friend to try and she can’t either.

  41. Kathy Jenkins July 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Dear Katy,

    Here is the direct link to download it.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy L. Jenkins
    Director of Budwig Center

  42. David E Morris July 26, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Hello…I saw where you are sending private information to someone that has Prostate cancer…I would love this information as well. Diagnosed in June 2017.

  43. Mitch Simon July 26, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Hi I’m a bladder cancer patient. Comments on how budwig can help BC? Thanks Mitch

  44. Kathy Jenkins July 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you for your request David,

    We will subscribe you to our newsletters from now on. Any concerns or help you are looking for we are available : You can request a 15 min free consultation at this link:

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L. Jenkins

    Director of Budwig Center
    Certified Naturopath

  45. Kathy Jenkins July 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Mitch,

    Thank you for contacting us with this question. We can certainly help you with detoxing, personalized diet suggestions, evaluating contributing factors to immune system deficiencies like virus, bacteria, fungus and parasites as well as other more personal issues that might require rebalancing. We have emailed you privately so please check your inbox as well as your spam folder. We always strive to provide a one-on-one treatment with our multi-faceted programs.

    Kind regards,

    Kathy L. Jenkins

    Director of Budwig Center
    Certified Naturopath

  46. Jennifer Liu August 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    I was diagnosed with Stage III Follicular Lymphoma and on April 18, you posted:

    [Cow dairy products contain ‘casein’ which can cause inflammation in breast, lymphatic, prostate and brain cancer and therefore the mixture of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese is not advised. The BUDWIG CENTER would recommend other alternatives]

    What other alternatives would you recommend? I ate the Budwig Quark for about a year, and after awhile, I started to feel “clogged up”, and listening to my body, I stopped eating it.

  47. Kathy Jenkins August 31, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for sharing your personal experience Jennifer. We would analyze healthy food items you can take and also do a Vega test and GSR scan to find natural food based remedies specifically for your body. You can read more about how this works at this link:

    If you have further questions please contact us:

  48. Christine Gergich January 8, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Kathy,
    Happy New Year!!! I found Budwig website, a few years ago. I have M.S. since 1992, I am 52years old. Have you heard any patients taking the diet of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese?? Thank you ever sooo much!!!!
    Christine in N.J.

  49. paulo carraca January 9, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I have a friend who had breast cancer and, after traditional treatments, tried flaxseed as it is well documented to be breast cancer protective. However, in her case, her cancer markers increased, she stopped the flaxseed and the markers went down. So I think Margaret Haines has a point and as the fat is the main ingredient maybe for those persons we could use chia instead of flax. But this must be studied.
    Thank you for your work.

  50. Kathy Jenkins January 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you for your feedback Paolo.

    In general flaxseeds and its oil have helped balance woman’s hormones and the reason for this person’s cancer markers increasing and decreasing can be related to many things, not only the oil in take. Also, cancer markers in blood are not the most reliable data to know one’s actual cancer activity. Having said that, we do acknowledge that some patients are allergic to flaxseed and its oil. There are very few that don’t benefit from taking this mixture but basically, Dr. Budwig’s protocol is about eliminating toxins, bad sugars and fats and replacing these with acceptable ones for our health and nutrition. Thank you for sharing, and yes, we acknowledge that personalizing the treatment is always necessary.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy Jenkins

  51. Kathy Jenkins January 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Christine, thank you for writing us. Dr. Budwig’s findings were about so much more than just adding the mixture of flaxseed oil and cottage cheese to the diet. I hope you have been able to download the free guide we offer on our home page to understand more about it.

    The diet indications are beneficial to prevent illness and optimum health as well as to balance the body when it is unbalanced, like in the case of a sickness/diagnosis and this is why it is recommended for cancer patients and all illnesses really. We have heard of all kinds of patients benefitting from it and although we mainly take care of cancer patients at our clinic, we would strongly recommend you take on the information about how to balance your life with the Budwig protocol. We are sure it will make a difference in your health.

    Kind Regards
    Kathy Jenkins

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