Dr. Johanna Budwig’s Diet & Protocol (7)

Dr. Budwig & Conventional Medicine

Welcome! This page ponders the relationship of allopathic doctors to the Budwig approach to healing cancer naturally and the role money and financial interests may play in this relationship.

Is it “all about money”?

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We have very good house friends. The man (I’ll call him John) is a GP. He used to be our GP. Because of my involvement with cancer patients in particular and some other serious diseases, I have had many discussions with John regarding the Budwig protocol and the healing wonder of the 'miracle mix' (flaxoil/cottage cheese) as I call it. John used to give me a grin and often became very disinterested whenever I started talking about all the healing I have seen taking place over the past 20 months since I got involved.

Five months ago, his wife (I’ll call her Jane) became ill with a very rare connective tissue disease which affected her organs and joints. The only option she was given was chemotherapy to suppress the immune system. When John was faced with this choice to go ahead with the chemotherapy Jane reminded him (after having some lengthy discussions with me first), about the miracle mix I was always babbling about, and they came to see me, and only then did he really start to pay attention and listen to what I had to say. After all, prior to this, he was the doctor and I never had any formal medical training, so why should he listen to me? He read all the info I gave him regarding the Budwig protocol. Jane never went for chemotherapy but instead she is doing the Budwig protocol. Interesting, isn't it, and what does this tell you? John has to this day never answered my question why he didn't want Jane to do the chemotherapy. Maybe he knows that it will do her more harm than good and that it might not even make a difference. One thing is for sure - he didn't want her to have chemo. She is doing GREAT on the Budwig protocol.
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I asked John to join a Budwig support forum and to write a testimonial to which he replied: "I don't have the time to join forums and discussions and I could lose my job you know, and after all, Jane is not completely cured yet."

Needless to say, I am now looking for another GP. We are still friends, but I won't trust him with my own or my husband or my children's health again. He read about the health benefits of the miracle mix regarding heart problems[1], cholesterol problems[2], cancer etc. but he is not referring people to me, instead he is still writing prescriptions for statin drugs and sending his cancer patients to oncologists. This is soooooooo sad and totally disappointing which goes to show - it's all about money, isn't it?

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Dr. Budwig & the world of (conventional) medicine

While more than half of the cancer patients that came to consult with Dr. Budwig were actually physicians or their relatives, the relationship between mainstream medicine and Dr. Budwig remained strained throughout her lifetime, with only a few physicians publicly finding value in her work (compare the pertinent quotes appearing under Dr. Johanna Budwig's protocol for cancer: comments & memorable quotes on her work).

To learn more about Dr. Budwig’s encounters with other scientific researchers, see On the development and course of Dr Budwig’s scientific thinking, work and career.


1 Please note that not all heart issues are necessarily avoided or solved by adopting Dr. Budwig’s oil-protein diet & protocol, see A former prostate cancer patient reports on his consultation with Dr. Budwig.

2 Elevated cholesterol actually can have anti-cancer benefits, see On the link between cholesterol and cancer incidence: high cholesterol levels associated with lowered cancer risk.

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