Updated: Nov 25, 2019
FOCC (Flax Oil Cottage Cheese) is the main component of the Budwig Protocol and is fairly easy to make and quite tasty. Aside from that, it is extremely healthy. The Budwig Protocol was developed as a treatment for illness including cancer. It is a great addition to any health regimen.
2 tablespoons Cottage cheese (organic, non-pasteurized)
1 tablespoon of cold pressed, refrigerated Flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon of freshly ground Golden Flax seed (grind it)
1 teaspoon of honey (local is better)
Organic fruit (optional) such as bananas, frozen fruits fresh fruit
1. Mix the flax oil with cottage cheese. Shake the oil well before use. The process of this is called emulsification. Using a blender, or hand-held (immersion type) blender, thoroughly blend your cottage cheese. Add the honey and flax oil to this as well to mix it all together. Even when it looks like it is mixed together enough, check to see if it is sticking to the sides of the container (it needs to blend more). If the process is complete, then the mixture will not be sticking to the sides of the container.
2. Use a coffee grinder (dedicated to flax seed grinding). Grind the flax seeds to a very fine consistency (about 10 seconds). Use the flax within 20 minutes. The seeds contain high levels of fiber and many vitamins and minerals.
3. Put your choice of organic fruit into a bowl and add the cottage cheese blend to it. Sprinkle the ground flax onto the mixture.
4. Mix it all together or eat it, as is.
5. Enhance the health benefits of eating FOCC. Avoid sugar, meat, and fats such as butter, margarine and most vegetable oils. Restrict sodium intake, and use unbleached sea salt.
6. Talk to your doctor if you are under the care of one and thinking of trying the Budwig diet. They may advise that you don't have flaxseed if you have certain conditions including:
- Bowel problems, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
This recipe is for a single serving.
Double or triple it as needed; keep it proportional.
Be sure the flax seeds are freshly ground. They lose many of their nutrients within 20 minutes of being ground.
Pressing flax seeds produces "linseed oil" to use in cooking or as a food supplement.
Keep blood potassium levels normal. Too much potassium is hard to get and is deadly, but so is too little (either can lead to heart arrhythmia and cardiac arrest/death).
This is also a healthful supplement to your pet's diet. Their health and coat can improve greatly.
The Budwig Diet includes FOCC developed by Dr Johanna Budwig who said that she had evidence in her lab that this combination could stop cancers growing. Johanna Budwig (30 September 1908 – 19 May 2003) was a German biochemist and author. Dr Budwig was a pharmacist and held doctorate degrees in physics and chemistry.
Based on her research on fatty acids she developed a diet that she believed was useful in the treatment of cancer, not proven by double blind studies/testing; randomized, controlled trials to scientifically find out if, or how well, flaxseed really works.
Possible side effects of taking high doses of flaxseed include:
- Nausea/Feeling sick
- Bowel blockage (without enough water).Interaction with some medicines if taken at the - same time as flaxseed (interfere with proper absorption).
Things you'll need
Blender container (one you would use for a stick blender)
Stick blender (immersion blender)
Appliance for grinding seeds (a coffee grinder works great)
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