In our forum, on October 28, 2018, Re: Prostate Cancer, David F. wrote:
Firstly, I must thank this group for saving my prostate that was diagnosed as having a Gleason 3+3 by a knife wielding, eager, urologist. Three days before the scheduled operation I realized that it would not be reversible and that the chances of loosing my manhood and wearing a diaper for the rest of my life was a real possibility. “Remove it while you are still young,” he said.
I canceled the operation and then started researching this thing called ‘Cancer’, that I had never bothered even considering would be in my life before. My conclusion is that cancer is the result of an inefficient immune system. How do I fix that, considering that I had abused myself for many years.
The result was this group and the great work that Sandra has done to promote the findings of Dr. Budwig.
I started my FOCC regimen and also searched for a decent way to test the condition of my prostate. The doctors kept encouraging me to perform more indignant biopsies especially since my PSA was elevated. It’s the gold test they said. The urologists and oncologists will want you to believe that you are about to die but the truth is that almost all men will die from something else, even though they are tested positive for prostate cancer. Those that do die from prostate cancer are a small percentage and have an aggressive cancer that probably could not be stopped once detected. My heart bleeds for them.After about 2 years I managed to find a 3T MRI machine, 2 hours away, that had prostate analysis software. The message I received from the MRI result was: “Based on these results, we cannot recommend you having a biopsy” which is legal speak for we won’t be able to claim for a biopsy from the medical insurance based on these results. I was smiling, it was 2 years that I had that sword hanging over my head.
Two years later (6 month ago), with more 3T MRI machines becoming available, I repeated the test at a local hospital and the result was essentially the same. “MRI shows your prostate to be small and without any blemishes”. Seems that even the biopsy stab wounds had healed.
About the PSA tests: I found that it will naturally be elevated after ejaculation and best to abstain at least a week before performing the test. Avoid getting caught in the PSA test – biopsy – procedure cycle. The PSA test is the entry test into a medical machine that is finely tuned to extract maximum finances from unsuspecting men. It is widely argued to be a useless test to detect prostate cancer.I continue to be aware of avoiding a deficient immune system and still maintain my daily FOCC regimen. I preach to other men, many who are uncomfortable with the subject, about what they can expect when they are referred to a urologist because of an elevated PSA test.
On August 17, 2018, at 1:18pm, re: Terminal Prostate Cancer, Steven C. wrote:
Hello fantastic group! I am 70 and have been on Budwig for years thwarting off a stage 4 terminal prostate cancer (grade 8) diagnosis that said I’d be gone 5-7 years ago.
My last physical, a year ago, the doctor told me was the best results I’ve ever had on my records. I’ve been trying to stay more strict on the BD over the years but still enjoy my salmon and broccoli dinners out occasionally.It’s working for me! Steven
On May 21, 2017, Re: Prostate Cancer, Ray M. wrote:I have/had Prostate Cancer that spread to the bone before it was diagnosed.I say have/had as Health is not a destination but rather a journey that needsdiligent work all the way !It was on my left femur from 2008, exactly where I kept my mobile/cell in my lefttrouser pocket for the prior 15 years !Ok, we know all about that now – never wear a microwave device on the body !After a short course of docs’ drugs, I stopped that therapy before it killed me !Literally, or so it felt. By that time I had completed several years research into Ca causes/cures,although ‘cure’ is not the right word – heal would be better.… for past 4-5 yrs I have been on this BP. Despite ups downs all seems to be going OK.BP is probably the best single protocol to follow.I have not had a scan or test for 3 yrs, but the last MRI Bone Scan showedzero issues on the skeleton it had all retreated back into the prostate.All Good News.Actually I only had those tests so as to clock in with NHS UK, as I had retiredto Australia some 20 yrs ago. Otherwise I would expect to be independent ofdoctors. My med history is given to encourage you others to stay on BP.Blessings for a Full RecoveryRay
On May 24, 2017, Re: Prostate Cancer, Julian B. wrote:I am a 7-year survivor of Gleason 7 stage 3 or 4 (nuclear medicine confirmed metastases to hip and kidney 5 years ago, not visible 4 years ago) with highest PSA of 138 5 years ago. After a complete bladder shut down I was catheterised for 6 months and then had a TURP operation to get back to some normality. This involves removing around 20% of the prostate which was found to be 70% tumour material.
I had been on the Budwig diet since just before the shutdown and have been on it ever since, great improvement in general health but it does not keep my PSA down, I have been on Androgen Deprivation Therapy since the catheterization to do this, the PSA goes down to single digits, usually 1.9 or so, if I don’t have the 3 monthly injection by 6 months it will be in the mid-thirties.
After reading about a trial of 40 patients of similar age and condition (hormone sensitive Pc ) who were put on 15 grams of dried white button mushrooms daily for 3 months and all reduced PSA by nearly half and two to zero I started on the same thing 3 months ago, when my next ADT injection was due.
To-day I received the PSA results, point 7 (0.7), the lowest it has ever been! I have also been able to go up to six hours without a toilet break, and but for hot flashes which wake me up every three hours or so at night (side effect of ADT), I could possibly sleep through.
The mushrooms are from supermarkets, I slice them and dry them in a dehydrator or put the trays in the sun if there is enough, then when they break cleanly they are ground in the coffee grinder, dose works out to a 1/3 cup, 80ml daily which I split for the 2 Fo/Cc mixes where it is undetectable, just bulks it out a fraction.
I will keep on with the regimen for the next three months and report the results, the trial, by the way, was listed at ( greenmedinfo.com) under “white button mushrooms” in their research section under ‘substances’. Hoping this helps some of you with rising PSA and without access to the expensive ADT therapy and all its side effects !!
Love and hugs to you all, Julian
On Feb 23, 2017, Re: Prostate Cancer, Carole wrote:I put my husband on the Budwig diet when he was diagnosed and he has been on it the whole time.My husband is doing very well, with more energy than he has had for years and (fingers crossed) no trace of cancer in the 4 areas it had spread to and very low PSA (so assuming none in the prostate either).
July 15, 2010, Re: Advanced Prostate Cancer, Ian wrote:
I have been on BP for two years. My PSA started out at 265, rose to 440 and dropped back to a low 14 all in 5 months. I, too, am on the injection. I started with stage 4 prostate cancer and my doctor was only giving me this as palliative care. My doctor does not know what to make of me now. I am still working as a gardner and small scale landscaper.
I had a 30mm tumor when first tested and mets on my spine with pain. After one year on BP my tumor has shrunk to 7mm and my back is pain free. Everyone thinks I look better than ever. The main thing is not to stress out about the numbers and stay calm about everything.
I was told from symptoms, a dr and blood work that I had a 35% chance of having cancer. The doc wanted to do a biopsy, I opted not to, got on the Budwig protocol, did a navarro test and went from there. Its over a year later did navarro testing and it has gone down since, feel great. I was afraid of seeding, etc so put my faith in this and am moving forward.
When I found out about the Budwig Protocol, at that instant it felt like a load had been lifted from my shoulders, and my mind, so I just knew it was the right thing for me, and so far…it has been. There is much more to it however, in my life I had stress, so its not just nutrition for everyone, you have to take inventory of your life as it is and assess what you need to do to become healthy again, its different for each person. Just my two cents.
I’m still fighting prostate cancer with bone mets… Been on the BP diet a little more than 2 months and just had my 3 month checkup. My PSA dropped from 1.4 to .5 and I couldn’t be more pleased.
I was first diagnosed in April 2004, PSA was 1.9. I had a prostatectomy in May 2004 and 4 rounds of Chemo. PSA after surgery and chemo .001 or as they say unreadable. All my tests were good until June of 2005 when a bone scan found a spot on my pelvis.I then was put on hormone blockade and that worked until September 2006 when PSA rose to .7, December 2006 PSA climbed to 11, January 2007 PSA was 23 and February 44.I entered into a clinical trial in March 2007 and had 6 more rounds of chemo, the real good stuff that makes you very ill. I finished the last chemo in May 2007. My PSA dropped gradually to 1.4 during the treatments. I found the Budwig Diet on the Internet when I felt well enough to use the computer. I decided to to complete all the chemo, buy all the Budwig books and all the equipment I needed to do the BP.
I started BP the First week of June 2007 [PSA 1.4] and PSA is .5 as of August 16, 2007. It’s only been about 2 months but I feel very well except for my feet, they are numb from the chemo, my Dr. says it should gradually go away. Fighting on in Apollo, PA.
In 2001 my doctor presented me a PSA value >10 and urged me to get the prostate out, otherwise I would die very soon and with great pain. He didn’t even bother to scare my wife. After the first panic I started to read (never read this much before,-) and with trial and error found Larry Clapp and Budwig. Meanwhile I learned that the inventor of the PSA test, Dr Stamey doesn’t believe in it anymore but I had severe symptoms like fatigue, 100% ED and night sweat. Now, at 67, I feel better than at 40…since we installed the Budwig regimen. Budwig is a whole synergistic system built of nutrition, moderate sunshine and exercise, avoiding stress. After about 6 months the symptoms vanished. I also lost 6 kg.
I had biopsy and diagnosed as “Aggressive” for prostate cancer in 7/03 with Gleason Score of 8/10, PSA was 13.2. One of 4 specialists angrily stated I would be dead in 5 years after refusal of his type surgery.
I used Budwig, later adding Small-Flowered Willow Herb Tea to relieve congestion. Also continued use of full range of vitamins and minerals. Used Saw Palmetto Tincture (tinctures works better than pills, including ones from “New Chapter”, most tincture was self-made). Sun-Dried Tomatoes yield highest amount of lycopene. Also juiced using VitaMix. After 2 MRI’s, a Bone Scan and a CAT Scan, l2/03 thru 8/04, none showed presence of PC. Still using Budwig 4/5 times week (and telling all who will listen), Willow tea, saw palmetto tincture, juices, organic coconut and sesame oils, organic veggies, nuts and seeds.
The Small-Flowered Willow, extremely high in betasitosterol, caused increase in immune system that could be felt as “twinges” in femur. Also, I would like to express gratitude to Wilhelm, Sandra, Ulla, and others, who daily maintain this life-saving website.
I would like to report a success milestone. My test results are back and they are both NORMAL. I am/was dealing with prostate cancer. My psa is now 3.6 with 17% free, and the AMAS test stands at 33 (normal is anything below 99).
A brief history of how I got to this point:
– This spring I experienced a sudden increase in urinary problems and went for a checkup. In February of this year my psa was 7.4. My urologist made some basic mistakes, but I will shorten a long story. I started doing some of the things recommended by Larry Clapp, and went to a different doctor. In April I was retested, my psa was 6.0 with 17% free, which indicates a 28% risk of cancer.
– I decided to have a biopsy. End of April this showed some cancer in one of 12 probes, with a Gleason score of 6.0. My urologist recommended radioactive seeds, but also said that I had plenty of time to decide or experiment, since this was a slow growing cancer.
– I spent about a month researching various alternatives, and settled on the Budwig protocol about end of May.
– End of June (one month into Budwig) I took a set of base tests to monitor my future progress. My psa was already down to 4.9, with the percent free psa at 17%, which indicates a lower cancer risk (only 20%). At this time I also took the AMAS test, which came in at 141, meaning elevated cancer risk – no surprise there.
– End of September (four months into Budwig) I took these tests again, but it took until now to get the AMAS results, since it was done incorrectly first time. My psa is down to 3.6 (normal) with the % free still at 17%. My AMAS result has dropped to 33, which is well into the NORMAL zone. I would have liked the % free psa to be higher, but the 17% means 20% chance of cancer and 80% chance of no cancer. With the AMAS being so low, I will assume that I am in the 80% category.
Thank you Dr. Budwig, and in particular thanks to the current “angels” Sandra, Ulla and Wilhelm.
Billy’s PSA was 27.6 when he was diagnosed with cancer in October. He went on a strict veggie diet and the Flaxseed oil and Cottage cheese. He was tested again and the PSA is down to 0.5. This is truly a miracle. The urologist wants him to take another Eligard shot which he did take 6 months ago so the cathetar could be removed. He does not want to do another chemo/eligard shot but is continuing on the FO/CC along with a careful eating plan. He has not had any pain or side effects. God has led him to do the FO/CC. Of course, the doctor is concerned. The cancer was a Stage 4 aggressive type. We’ll keep praying and believing that the cancer will not win.
In June of 2000 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer via biopsy–2 of 6 snips were found to malignant with a Gleason rating of 6 to 7. The urologist was ready to operate (aren’t most?) and when I asked naively if there weren’t any alternatives he said he could not comment on that(!) which made me
determined to find one.
I came across Dr. Gerson’s, A Cancer Cure, and read whatever else I could find on the subject. … I got a juicer and followed the Gerson protocol – The diet was easy, having been 90% vegetarian for 40+ years and don’t smoke or drink and I took care of myself with what seemed the appropriate vitamins and supplements.
A friend (now passed) with the same affliction mentioned Cliff Beckwith which is how I found the flaxseedoil2 group, and for the past 3 years have seldom missed a day of fo/cc, ordering from Barlean’s who never let me down. I presently weigh 170+ and just completed 79 trips around the sun, as K. Gibran
might have said. The happy ending (or beginning) is that last month an MRI done in Guadalajara showed no signs of cancer in the prostate or elsewhere. However, needless to say, I intend to continue to have my daily fo/cc. And now must consider what I was saved for, not from. Best wishes to all.
In 2001 my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had metastasis to his back bone also. My husband had been sent home to put his affairs in order as the Doctor said. I put my husband on the Budwig flaxseed oil and cottage cheese recipe right away and he still takes it to this day. 6 months after the diagnosis we went back to the doctor, he was surprised to see my husband at all, and then when he examined him he said he could not find anything wrong, they then put him through all the tests and they all came back negative. That is three years ago and we are still cancer free. No we do not like cottage cheese, but have come to tolerate it well. But the flax oil and cottage cheese saved my husband’s life along with the other dietary changes Dr. Budwig recommends. I marvel at the people that come wanting help then pick the procedure apart and want to change it. You don’t change what aint broke. Do it exactly and get well. Now that makes sense to me.
On Jan. 15, 2004, Re: Prostate Cancer, Cheryl d.T. wrote:
One of the men (age 70) in the group of people I am helping with the Budwig protocol has prostate cancer. His oncologist sent him home in June last year advising him to get his affairs in order as he might only have another 6-12 months left. After 3 months (Started August 2003) on the protocol he went for a checkup and PSA-test. The oncologist declared that he has had a remarkable recovery. Prostate shrunk considerably and is soft. PSA down to 0.2 The excruciating pain he experienced also is something of the past now. He now walks 5km a day in the warm African sun.
I am an 84 year old expat who has been resident in Thailand for the past 19 years. In August 2009 I was diagnosed with very aggressive prostate cancer with a PSA test figure of 25 (4 usually denotes the presence of cancer). Two weeks later it had risen to 42. The oncologist was so surprised at the rapid rise that he had a further sample of my blood sent to an independent lab for confirmation.
I believe that massive quantities of chemotherapy killed my son at the age of 39 who was suffering from Hodgkins Disease, (cancer of the lymph glands) which has a cure rate of nearly 50% using conventional medication. Understandably, I had no wish to undergo this treatment and was guided to a site on the Internet which advocated the Budwig Diet as a cancer cure, with little, if any, side effects. At this time my weight dropped dramatically by 22% and I was embarrassed to be seen in public. When I put on my jacket, I looked like a clown, and I had to buy a new set of clothes. This downward spiral of weight loss is called cachexia and is associated with the cancer condition. A thorough search of the Net indicated that there is no cure. No amount of food eaten increased my weight. The information I received stated that only way to deal with cachexia is to cure the cancer, which I did using the Budwig Diet.
After my diagnosis I cancelled a biopsy, as the advice I received regarded this as an unnecessary procedure and could spread the cancer cells, and I went straight on to the Budwig diet. I consumed 4 tbsp Cottage Cheese and two tbsp flax oil twice a day and added half a pineapple and two tbsp ground flaxseed for a potent mixture. Quantities of veg and fruit were also eaten and I included papaya. Dr Budwig mentioned that both pineapple and papaya are good fruits as they are strong in enzymes which assist in the digestion of food and are regarded as cancer fighters. I am fortunate that these fruits are readily available here all the year round and are cheap, but they can be purchased frozen in cooler climates. Incidentally, juiced carrots have been found to be very beneficial and I eat a lot of them. I was very fortunate to witness a good friend who had been suffering from skin cancer for ten years without a cure. His Thai wife put him on a diet of this juice, combined with coffee enemas, and within a matter of weeks new pink skin started to grow over his unsightly lesions. We were all very impressed.
After about seven months when a test showed that my cancer had halted and was retreating, I began to regain my lost weight and I have returned to the weight that I enjoyed when I was 65, which is 66 kilos. Many of my friends tell me that I look twenty years younger and my body shape bears this out. The arthritis in my hands has also disappeared, another claimed benefit of this diet. The benchmark five year survival rate for prostate cancer patients undergoing chemo is 0.08%. I survived using only Johanna Budwig’s method. Since my diagnosis, I have not returned to the hospital. I have not seen a doctor nor taken any medication. I cured myself at home and prepare all the food myself. I make the cottage cheese at home using an inexpensive electric yogurt maker to make the yogurt from dairy milk bought from the local store which is then drained through a very fine sieve in the fridge (some folks use a cloth). The cheese practically makes itself with very little input required.
After five years on the diet it is generally agreed that a cure has occurred. However, some advocate eight years. I still follow the diet, but I don’t consume quite as much of the flax oil/cottage cheese mixture. The important thing is to stick it out for the duration. Strong support from your loved ones is a help. Of course, it goes against common medical practice, so you have to believe that stage 4 cancer can be cured by food alone. It is not a miracle. It is just good science. I wish you the best of luck.
I have been on the Budwig protocol for eight years…The protocol stopped my prostate cancer dead in its tracks. I still do it but not so rigorously, to prevent any chance of its return.
On Jan. 8, 2016, Re: Advanced Prostate Cancer, Ian wrote:
Yes, one month is not long on BP I have been on it for two years. My PSA started out at 265, rose to 440 and dropped back to a low 14 all in 5 months. I too am on the injection. I started with stage 4 prostate cancer and my doctor was only giving me this as palliative care. My doctor does not know what to make of me now. I am still working as a gardener and small scale landscaper. I had a 30mm tumor when first tested and mets on my spine with pain. After one year on BP my tumor has shrunk to 7mm and my back is pain free. Everyone thinks I look better than ever. The main thing is not to stress out about the numbers and stay calm about everything.
On Nov. 6, 2013, Re: Prostate Cancer, Steve wrote:
Back in 2007 I went in for my annual physical, my PSA came back at 5.5. I freaked out & googled ‘natural cures for prostate cancer’. The Budwig Protocol popped up, I started using it. I did not know then what I know now so I had a biopsy. The results were negative, but I was & still am worried. After 3 mos of the Budwig diet [I ate a little meat] my PSA dropped to 2.5. I did not eat processed food, most was organic or natural.
On Dec. 12, 2013, Re: Prostate Cancer, Ken’s friend wrote:
My friend was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer that had metastasized to the bones. He was told they could delay the progression with hormone treatments. After 3 months on the Budwig protocol his CT scan showed him cancer free.
It is nearly 13 years since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and I was absolutely horrified by the treatments proposed for me. I chose to go down the alternative therapy route – meditation, regular exercise, diet, quality sleep and sunshine! And they do work, Dr Budwig proved that in the vast majority of cases. But only four people out of 100 benefit from conventional therapies.
The Budwig protocol helps adults, children, and pets (animals) overcome all types of cancers. I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer with Mets to the bones over 2 years ago and started the Budwig protocol right away. Now the stage 4 cancer is gone! I recently had a full body scan with the result of ‘no new growth’!