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It is hard to believe, but eating French fries or any deep fried food at your home or in restaurants may be a hazard for your personal health and the ones around you. Is this just a provocative statement or is there more behind it? Well, Sunflower oil, Corn oil, Soy oil which are probably the most popular (and cheapest!) fats which we use in our cooking are oils belonging to the group of Omega (unsaturated) fatty acids – and these oils should never be heated.
Yes, the same Omegas that are known to be so great for our health… It turns out that scientific research shows that all so called unsaturated fatty acids get deeply transformed by heating and allow toxins to penetrate through the cell membranes of our body. Sunflower oil, i.e. heated up to over 200 degrees Celsius to become Margarine, is just another example of an incredible “industrial error” leading to unhealthy, even dangerous dietary habits.
What is behind this?
Starting in the 1950‘s, a German doctor, developed an anti-cancer diet on the basis of organic Linseed (Flax) oil in combination with organic cottage cheese. This diet has until today an incredible success in the treatment of diverse types of cancer and has brought to light the enormous importance of threefold unsaturated oils based on their hidden connection with the photonic power of the Sun.
Dr. Johanna Budwig, with degrees in medicine, physics, pharmacy, and biochemistry, was the Germany Central Government’s Senior Expert for fats and pharmaceutical drugs and pioneered research on the connection between quantum mechanical processes and behavior of cell-systems – especially when exposed to electron-rich (Omega-3) oils like Linseed oil. According to her findings electron-rich foods act as solar-resonant fields in the body to attract, store, and conduct the sun’s photonic energy in our bodies. The sun’s power of cosmic light, one can say, is not only food for the soul, but a vital element of nourishment for the body as a whole. Humans are living naturally on “Sun diet” all the time; that is the reason why we in the Northern hemisphere are “sun-hungry” after the long winter months and cannot wait to see the days becoming longer again in spring to let our cells feed again on the most “satiating” element on Earth: Sun light.
But Dr. Budwig’s findings have also clearly shown the devastating effects of commercially processed (heated) fats and oils. In attacking the bio-chemistry of our cell membranes and thereby lowering the electro-magnetic energy charge in our body, these fats have become one of the major causes of chronic and terminal diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular problems etc. But how many are really aware of this? Dr Budwig discovered that when unsaturated fats have been chemically treated, heated, refined etc. their nourishing qualities are destroyed and they become toxic because the field of electrons of the cell mem-branes is removed – meaning: 60-75 trillion cells in our bodies stop to “fire” properly.
We are “bodies electric”
What we have forgotten is that we are “body electric“ (American poet Walt Whitman) or, as Robert E. Becker says about our modern life style in his famous book The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life:
“Our bioelectric selves” are more and more exposed to numerous “physiological hazards of various electro-magnetic pollutions”. Our wrong dietary habits to heat and cook with unsaturated oils such as Sun-flower oil, Soy oil and the like belong to these hazards.
Mike Vrentas from the Independent Cancer Research Foundation explains: “The cells of our body fire electrically…..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….The fats ability to associate with protein and thereby to achieve water solubility in the fluids of the living body—all this is destroyed,” or, as Dr. Budwig puts it:
“The battery is dead because the electrons in these (healthy) fats and oils normally recharge it.”
Mike Vrentas added : “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.” (Source)
Dr. Budwig’s protocol
With regards to cancer therapies, Dr Budwig did not believe in the use of tumor growth-inhibiting treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation , as for example expressed here : “I flat declare that the usual hospital treatments today, in a case of tumorous growth, most certainly leads to worsening of the disease or a speedier death, and in healthy people, quickly causes cancer.” (Source)
Dr. Budwig: “I found 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), Arterio-sclerosis and other chronic diseases.
Dr Budwig’s protocol proved successful where orthodox traditional medicine was failing. Since Dr Budwig also mentioned the positive effects of her diet on the brain, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease her protocol could have the greatest impact early into the disease, and could very possibly reverse these diseases entirely.
Dr Budwig states: “No brain function can take place at all without threefold unsaturated fats. Without any doubt, every function of the brain – and this has been scientifically proved – needs the very easy activation effect of three fold unsaturated fats.”
“The same applies to nerve functions and for regeneration within the muscle after strenuous muscle activity, in the so called oxidative recovery phase during sleep. This process requires the highly unsaturated, particularly electron-rich fatty acids as in Flax seed oil. So, when I wish to help a very sick patient, I must first give the most optimal oil I have. My opinion is Flax seed oil.” (Source)
Fortunate we are today
Today, 60 years after Dr Budwig’s research, we are in a much better position than the patients of her time. The availability of numerous poly-unsaturated Omega-3 oils has largely increased since then. Oils such as Chia oil, Camelina oil, Sacha Inchi oil, Perillaseed oil, Rosa mosqueta oil etc. offer interesting alternatives to the unfortunately very unstable Linseed oil. They have high amounts of alpha-linolenic fatty acids (Omega-3) in a similar balanced ratio with alpha-linoleic acids (Omega-6) and other fatty acids. My personal experience shows that there is hardly any organic food store today which can offer a pure Linseed oil which has not undergone oxidization and therefore has become inefficient if not harmful to the body. The bitter taste of the oil appears within maximum 2 months after cold-pressing at the oil mills – too little time to pass unharmed through the vendors’ chains of whole-sale to retail markets and to the final end-customer.
So let’s hope that after all this amazing research on the omega-oils during the last decades and the growing awareness of the public for a more balanced lifestyle and healthy food the omega-3 rich oils – used in a correct way – will be more and more understood in their enormous value for our health. The “topic of fatty degeneration“ as Udo Erasmus calls it in his famous book (Fats that heal, fats that kill) is a most pressing one. Two third of the population in affluent countries are dying of degenerative diseases today largely due to obtaining “too little of many essential substances leading to sub-optimal deteriorating health which in turn leads to degeneration due to malnutrition” (U. Erasmus). It is high time to change. The paradox in this is that a “reversal of degenerative conditions is possible in most cases.” (U. Erasmus). We just have to continue to identify the missing elements for a healthy life – and this notwithstanding the challenges of our modern societies which are so much driven by a highly demanding, often hectic and stressful lifestyle.
Is this not enough of a reason to become more intelligent in our obervations, more “clever” in our choices, and more adamant in our pursuit for real happiness, so that we may live and prepare the way for a life worth living, healthy until old age, without the threatening “Damocles sword” of life-killing diseases hanging over our destinies? I think that the answers of many of our most vital questions are already there. If we look around carefully and keep listening we can feel the sap of life running through us inside. And in its vibrating murmur we hear it whispering: “where danger appears, the rescue is growing too” (Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos Hymn).
Dr. Malte Hozzel
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