Budwig Shake for Mesothelioma Patients, Recipe Video

Flax seed oil is being poured over cottage cheese in a bowl, with flax seeds and blueberries in the background

In today’s video, Health & Wellness blogger Faith Franz shares a shake recipe from the Budwig Diet.

After we posted James Broomer’s story on our Wall of Hope, we got an overwhelming response asking for recipes from the Budwig Diet as it was proving to be successful for him in his fight against mesothelioma. Take a look, give it a try, and let us know what you think!


“Hi guys, it’s Faith and I’m here with another health and wellness video from the Mesothelioma Center.

A few weeks ago, our news author Tim shared an article about the mesothelioma survivor James Brumer. After he was diagnosed with the disease he turned to the Budwig diet as a natural alternative. And since then, he’s regained about 95% of his lung function. Now a lot of our readers have e-mailed us asking for several Budwig recipes and today I’m going to share a recipe that his wife submitted for the traditional Budwig shake.

Now the two primary ingredients in this recipe are organic cottage cheese and organic cold-pressed flax seed oil. Now, according to the Budwig Center, the unsaturated fats in these two products combine and create a catalyst for healing.

But, it’s important for that healing to occur, that you blend the ingredients together. Marilyn’s recipe calls for 2/3 of a cup of 1% milk-fat cottage cheese, small curd or large curd is fine, whatever your choice is, and 1/3 a cup of organic cold pressed flax seed oil.

Now Marilyn suggests adding a little bit of fruit like apples or berries to help improve the flavor. Today we’re just using about a half a cup of hopped up red apples but you can use whatever you have on hand. It’s important though that you add those after you’ve blended the cottage cheese and the flaxseed oil. Just throw those in, stick the blender back on and give it another whirl. Now, when used in conjunction with the rest of the Budwig diet which emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables and excludes red meat, this shake can help improve your body’s natural cancer fighting abilities.

Of course it’s always important to talk to a nutritionist before you make any changes to your diet or try a specific cancer diet like the Budwig diet.”

If you try the Budwig Shake or another recipe from the Budwig Diet, please let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.

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