The Budwig diet for prostate cancer has a certain cult following, despite a lack of study of it. Studies on flax oil do not look good in terms of cancer or hardening of the arteries. Flax oil removes many of the anti-cancer components of flax seeds, which do continually show benefits in studies. Because cow milk (and thus cottage cheese) is fairly rich in choline, I do not recommend it in large amounts for prostate cancer patients (see separate blog entry on the problems with choline in prostate cancer). Flax seed meal is fine. Overall, the Budwig diet is not a cure for prostate cancer and may be a problem for it, but is certainly more healthful than the standard American diet.

For more information, read Dr. Weil’s comments on the Budwig Diet.

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