Budwig Diet - a popular alternative cancer therapy
The popular anti-cancer dietary alternative therapy, the ‘Budwig diet’, was formulated and widely practiced by the erstwhile German Scientist cum physician, Johana Budwig. According to her theory, the dietary source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in Flaxseed oil and sulphur- protein containing cottage cheese play a major role in anti-cancer actions in the body. Both these components, by enriching the healthy cell membrane, help to supply required oxygen
to the cells. Reduction of these components in the cell membrane leads to low oxygen supply resulting in hypoxia condition at cellular level. This hypoxia condition is a main cause for cancer cells’ origin and proliferation. This could be reversed by enriching the cell membranes’ composition with dietary PUFA and sulphur-proteins and thereby formation and proliferation of cancer could be controlled. The science supporting this theory was limited at that point
of time. However, recent scientific findings on this subject strongly support her theory.
Keywords: Budwig diet, anti-cancer alternative therapy, unsaturated fatty acids, sulphur- proteins, cell membrane, hypoxia, cancer.
Citation: *, ( 2017), Budwig Diet - a popular alternative cancer therapy. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 10(3): 151-156
Received: 05/04/2016; Accepted: 03/01/2017;