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I see there is worldwide support for the Budwig protocol through various forums. This website shares information that makes it easier to follow the Budwig Diet in the UK and keep it as close as possible to Johanna Budwig’s original diet. Linseed oil and ground linseed has certainly helped me, to take more control of my own health and seeing my health improve by doing so. This is why I feel this protocol needs to be more widely known. This Budwig diet is too good not to share. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. I highly recommend Flax Farm for all of the products I use for my recipes.

Dr Patrick Kingsley asking Why and Building Health.

I watched this video this morning and wanted to share it. The lovely man, a medical doctor who has learnt to see health and disease in a different way recommends natural, remedies to support other treatment and build the body back to health.

He is a scientist but gentle and reassuring.

The YouTube video is a revaluation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vwDcIgCfa0

Dr Patrick Kingsley's holistic approach to treating cancer intelligently
Dr Patrick Kingsley’s holistic approach to treating disease intelligently

New Study, Saturated Fats Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk

Saturated Fats link to diabetes and heart disease

This article highlights some of the reasons, including diabetes and heart disease risk why Dr Johanna Budwig  steered people away from meat and saturated fats and recommended the use of like to use  Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flax Seed) Oil instead of saturated fats whenever we can. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/…/ear…/2018/05/24/dc18-0071

Continue reading New Study, Saturated Fats Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk

Live Culture Kefir Quark

Live Kefir

I found this new live culture kefir quark in Waitrose yesterday.  Johanna Budwig promoted live fermented foods for the Budwig Diet.  Kefir is milk fermented with a special broad spectrum culture.  The bugs in this culture  are good bacteria which promote a healthier gut biome so are believed to benefit the digestion, immune system and the health of the whole body.

Live kefir quark cottage cheese
Live kefir quark cottage cheese

High protein, low fat

This has a lovely fresh flavour, a super texture, very low fat (virtually fat-free) and 12% protein which makes it ideal for the Budwig Diet. The downside is it is only in little tubs with a plastic spoon and is quite pricey but if you want a live cultured quark and don’t want to make it yourself this is a good option.  Hopefully in the future it will become available in larger tubs.

Live kefir quark cottage cheese
Live kefir quark cottage cheese

FOCC muesli

The Budwig diet is often called the Flax Oil Cottage Cheese FOCC diet because the cornerstone of the diet is thoroughly blended flax seed (linseed) oil and cottage cheese which is turned into a muesli with fruit, ground flax, nuts and honey added.

Budwig muesli a rich source of soluble prebiotic fibre
This delicious bowl of Budwig muesli was made with with live kefir quark, it’s  also  a rich source of soluble prebiotic fibre which makes it a very very digestion-friendly breakfast,

In her recipe for this muesli Johanna Budwig gave the recipe for  quark to be used. It is a simple European cottage cheese, made in the home; it is  much smoother and nicer for the Budwig muesli than British cottage cheese.  In many parts of Europe traditional home made quark used to have live cultures which makes it a healthier option.   This Kefir quark made a lovely Budwig Muesli blended with Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil.  I made the Budwig muesli just the same way as normal.

Budwig Muesli Recipe

I blended  the tub of  kefir quark thoroughly  with 45 ml cold-pressed linseed (flax seed) oil, added a few drops vanilla extract, sweetened with stevia extract and added 2 heaped dessert spoons freshly ground linseed, a small tangerine , half a banana , a teaspoon of raw honey  and topped with strawberries and walnuts; yum! See more Budwig recipes 

 

 

Flax farm organic cold-pressed flax linseed oil

Flax farm organic cold-pressed flax (linseed) oil

Western Diet, Inflammation and Gut Biome

Dr Johanna Budwig ahead of her time

Johanna Budwig was recommending not eating meat and saturated fats but a diet rich in prebiotic linseed, fermented foods, yoghurt and sauerkraut seventy years ago.  Modern scientists are increasingly gaining  understanding of the anti-inflammatory benefit Continue reading Western Diet, Inflammation and Gut Biome

Linseed (flax): one of the World’s 100 healthiest foods

World’s Healthiest Foods

George Mateljan’s  site,  World’s 100 Healthiest Foods makes interesting reading about real food. Linseed or flax is in included in his top 100., it explains the reasons why linseed is such a powerful food for fighting cancer and other diseases. Continue reading Linseed (flax): one of the World’s 100 healthiest foods

How store cold pressed linseed oil

People often worry about linseed oil being out of the fridge.  There is a lot of mythology about this and  even though the fridge is the best place to store it really it isn’t something you need to be too worried about.   This new Flax Farm article on Facebook explains the technicalities of storing linseed oil for your health and to keep the flavour. 

Flax farm organic cold pressed linseed oil
Flax farm organic cold pressed linseed oil

Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas for Budwig Protocol and Gerson Therapy

Coffee along with linseed (flax seed) oil (Eldi oils which was linseed oil with wheat germ oil)) enemas are recommended on the Budwig Protocol.  In the Gerson  therapy  coffee enemas are given up to five times a day.   There is good overview information on enemas on the Alternative Daily website.

Normally organic arabica , Coffea arabica, coffee is used, freshly brewed and administered when cooled to a suitable temperature.

Coffee plant
Coffee plant and beans

 

Oleolux Recipe & Ideas

A DELICIOUS ADDITION TO BUDWIG DIET MEALS

Oleolux flax oil and coconut oil
Oleolux on veg

Oleolux is a savoury butter or topping for food created by Dr Johanna Budwig. It is a rich golden-yellow blend of cold-pressed linseed (flax) oil and raw coconut oil delicately enhanced with onion and garlic.  Cholesterol-free, rich in Omega-3 and other beneficial fats, it makes a healthy alternative to butter, cream or olive oil in everyday meals for anyone looking for tasty food and a healthier lifestyle. The garlic and onion are healthy additions and probably help the absorption of  the omega-3.

 Ingredients for Oleolux:

  • Oleolux ingredients for Budwig diet
    Oleolux ingredients

    125g Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flax) Oil

  • 250g Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 10 cloves garlic mashed

 

Method:

Weigh the Linseed Oil into a suitable container, preferably glass that has a lid, or can be covered, it needs to be large enough to take the coconut oil as well.  Place it in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Melt coconut oil in a large pan from which it is going to be easy to pour the oil.
Slice the onion and cook at a very gentle heat so that it is lightly straw coloured after 15 minutes.
Add the crushed garlic cloves and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, allow to cool a little and strain through a sieve into the chilled linseed oil and put in the fridge to cool.  When it has set it is ready to use.

Store in the fridge.

Best used within a month.

How to Use Oleolux

  • Melt into cooked veg, potatoes and buckwheat.
  • Use instead of butter on bread.
  • Use to fry with; though if using oleolux for frying do not heat for more than 1-3 mins and then only at a gentle heat.
  • Stir into risotto, lentils and soup.

Buckwheat with Oleolux

Melt 50g oleolux in a warm pan. Add 150g raw whole buckwheat groats (grains) and stir gently over a gentle heat for  3 minutes, then add 250ml boiling water and simmer very gently for 15-30 mins or until soft.

This can be made into a risotto style dish by using low salt veggie stock instead of water, adding sliced veg. such as onions, celery. carrots, mushrooms, at the very start or for softer veg such as spinach 3-10 mins from the end of cooking and sprinkle with chopped herbs, black pepper, cayenne, yeast flakes, etc.

OLEOLUX RECIPE was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by John Straw