As there are hundreds of diet fads that come and go for the general public, there are perhaps even more (and extreme) diets that come in and out of favor for people struggling with chronic Lyme disease.
The basic Lyme diet comes from the Burrascano Guidelines which encourages a diet high in protein, low in fat, with no sugar, simple carbs or alcohol.This is a bare minimum for anyone fighting Lyme disease.
There are also many advocates for Dr. D’Adamo’s blood type diet as explained in his best seller “Eat Right for Your Blood Type”.This was the diet that I was put on by my first LLMD ten years ago.
Later the “Paleo Diet” became the most popular Lyme diet which certainly coincided its general popularity. The Paleo diet promotes eating foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
If you do a general search on Google you will find many proponents of gluten-free diets, vegetarian, vegan, Atkins and most recently (and very reasonably I might add) the “Anti-Inflammatory Diet”.
Whatever diet you choose, do not pass over the very unique “Budwig Diet” also known as the “Budwig Protocol” which has been used successfully to combat cancer over the last fifty years. The following is taken from The Cancer Tutor:
Dr Budwig was born in Germany in 1908. She passed away in 2003 at the age of 95. She has been referred to as a top European Cancer Research Scientist, Biochemist, Blood Specialist, German Pharmacologist, and Physicist. Dr Budwig was a seven-time Nobel Prize nominee.
In Germany in 1952 she was the Central Government’s Senior Expert for fats and pharmaceutical drugs. She’s considered one of the worlds leading authorities on fats and oils. Her research has shown the tremendous effects that commercially processed fats and oils have in destroying cell membranes and lowering the voltage in the cells of our bodies, which then result in chronic and terminal disease. What we have forgotten is that we are body electric.
The cells of our body fire electrically. They have a nucleus in the center of the cell which is positively charged, and the cell membrane, which is the outer lining of the cell, is negatively charged. We are all aware of how fats clog up our veins and arteries, and are the leading cause of heart attacks, but we never looked beyond the end of our noses to see how these very dangerous fats and oils are affecting the overall health of our minds and bodies at the cellular level.
Dr Budwig discovered that when unsaturated fats have been chemically treated, their unsaturated qualities are destroyed and the field of electrons removed. This Commercial Processing of fats destroys the field of electrons that the cell membranes (60-75 trillion cells) in our bodies must have to fire properly (i.e. function properly).
The fats ability to associate with protein and thereby to achieve water solubility in the fluids of the living body—all this is destroyed. As Dr Budwig put it, “the battery is dead because the electrons in these fats and oils recharge it.” When the electrons are destroyed the fats are no longer active and cannot flow into the capillaries and through the fine capillary networks. This is when circulation problems arise.
Without the proper metabolism of fats in our bodies every vital function and every organ is affected. This includes the generation of new life and new cells. Our bodies produce over 500 million new cells daily. Dr Budwig points out that in growing new cells, there is a di-polarity between the electrically positive nucleus and the electrically negative cell membrane with it’s high unsaturated fatty acids. During cell division the cell and new daughter cell must contain enough electron rich fatty acids in the cells surface area to divide off completely from the old cell. When this process is interrupted the body begins to die. In essence, these commercially processed fats and oils are shutting down the electrical field of the cells allowing chronic and terminal diseases to take hold of our bodies.
A very good example would be tumors. Dr Budwig noted that “The formation of tumors usually happens as follows. In those body areas which normally host many growth processes, such as in the skin and membranes, the glandular organs, for example, the liver and pancreas or the glands in the stomach and intestinal tract—it is here that the growth processes are brought to a stand still. Because the di-polarity is missing, due to the lack of electron rich highly unsaturated fat, the course of growth is disturbed—the surface-active fats are not present; the substance becomes inactive before the maturing and shedding process of the cells ever takes place, which results in the formation of tumors.”
She pointed out that this can be reversed by providing the simple foods, cottage cheese and flax seed oil, which revises the stagnated growth processes. This naturally causes the tumor or tumors present to dissolve and the whole range of symptoms which indicate a “dead battery are cured.”
There are testimonials of people from around the world who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer (all types of cancer), sent home to die and were now actually cured and living healthy, normal lives. Not only had Dr Budwig been using her protocol for treating cancer in Europe, but she also treated other chronic diseases such as Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Irregular Heart Beat, Psoriasis, Eczema (other skin diseases), Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Multiple Sclerosis and other Auto Immune Diseases), Diabetes, Lungs (respiratory conditions), Stomach Ulcers, Liver, Prostate, Strokes, Brain Tumors, Brain (strengthens activity), Arteriosclerosis and other chronic diseases. Dr Budwig’s protocol proved successful where orthodox traditional medicine was failing.
- 2 Tbsp cottage cheese (most prefer low-fat)
- 1 Tbsp Flax Seed Oil
The oil and the cottage cheese must be thoroughly mixed using an Immersion Blender, blending until a creamy texture with no standing oil is achieved.
The mixture should then be immediately consumed!!
NOTES: Do not add anything to the mixture (such as fruit) until AFTER it is mixed. Also, although using fresh-ground flax seed as an alternative to the oil is OK, do not buy pre-ground flax seed as the flax seed goes rancid 15 minutes after grinding. Try organic golden flax seed or organic cold-milled or even chia seeds. Store the seeds in the refrigerator and grind fresh each time.