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Science behind the "O3 Fix"

Dr. Johanna Budwig realized that the cells of sick people were not receiving enough oxygen

Dr. Johanna Budwig had doctoral degrees in both chemistry and physics, was the most senior pharmacologist in the German civil service, and was considered one of the world’s leading authority on fats and oils during the mid-late1900’s.

She observed blood analyses of seriously ill cancer patients, noticing a greenish-yellow substance in the place of the normally red, oxygen-carrying hemoglobin. After 3 months of using her protocol, which allows hemoglobin to carry more oxygen, Dr Budwig found that cancer patient’s blood returned to bright red, tumors began disappearing, physical energy was restored, and symptoms of cancer, liver dysfunction, and diabetes were substantially alleviated. According to Dr. Budwig, and those who studied and reported on her work in Germany over a 50 year period, Dr. Budwig’s protocol has successfully been used to cure cancer (lung, colon, breast, ovarian, brain, others – usually in late-stage) with a 90% success rate, arthritis, heart disease, arrhythmia, psoriasis, eczema (other skin diseases), MS and other Auto Immune Diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions, stomach ulcers, liver dysfunction, IBS and more.

 Also linked to dysregulation of fatty acid metabolism are epilepsy, migraines, kidney stones, gallstones, acne, rheumatism, depression and dementia. Dr. Budwig’s book – “Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases”, translated from German to English is a must read for anyone trying to heal themselves from a terminal or chronic disease.

Undamaged dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids are used in the body's cells to increase cellular energy production by attracting oxygen.

1. Components of the phospholipids forming cell membranes, undamaged O6 linoleic and O3 linolenic fatty acids (found in flaxseed oil) have abundant clouds of high-energy electrons used to charge the cell membrane “battery”

According to Einstein’s quantum theory and wave-particle duality, light is both wave and particles. Electrons (particles) delivered via sunlight’s photons (mini-energy-packets of electromagnetic radiation) form charged electron clouds floating above the double carbon bonds in polyunsaturated fatty acids. These electrons vibrate at the natural energy frequencies received from the sun while they were growing, and thus enable the cell membrane “antennae” to “tune into” (resonate with) incoming solar electromagnetic waves and so receive and store additional solar photon energy when you go out in the sun. This is used as needed by our bodies for increasing cellular “battery” voltage (by increasing the potential difference between the negatively charged outer cell membrane and positively charged inner membrane). 

Renowned Nobel Prize physicist, Niels Bohr enlightened the world that:

No matter can change its condition without absorption of electromagnetic waves (photons) corresponding to the wavelength of its own radiation frequency.

 Beneficial Energy “Charges” the Cell “Battery”

2. Oxygen is strongly drawn towards electrons.

Oxygen is the second “hungriest” (electronegative) element for electrons in the periodic table. Cell membranes containing electron-rich fats thus promote the transfer of large amounts of oxygen into cells. Budwig emphasized that the combination of double unsaturated linoleic acid with triple unsaturated linolenic conjugated fatty acids (both 18-chain length fats found in flaxseed) are particularly energetic and effective for oxygen absorption, even more than the longer 20-chain arachidonic acid.

3. Charged cell “battery” + oxygen + glucose = Cellular Energy Production

A highly charged cell “battery” and a good supply of oxygen enable efficient cellular energy production in the cell’s “power-plants” (mitochondria). As Budwig wrote in her last book Cancer-the Problem & the Solution, electron-rich fats connected to the sun control all life functions!

” – the brain and nerve functions, the organs of the senses, the secretion of mucous, the functioning of the stomach and intestinal tract, liver, gall bladder and kidneys, the lymph and blood vessels, the skin, respiration, the immunity system, the fertilization processes and sexuality — experiments have proved conclusively that all of these systems and processes of the human being are very much connected with electron-rich highly unsaturated fats as receivers, amplifiers and transmitters of electromagnetic waves, and as overseer of the vital functions.” – Dr. Budwig

The Cell “Battery”

In contrast, commercial steam-processing of oils removes electrons

A healthy cell “battery” level is about -60 to -90 mV (negative because convention has defined it as the difference between the inside to outside membrane voltages i.e. inside is negatively charged relative to outside). When a “cell battery” voltage falls well below its ideal levels, the sodium / potassium pumps will malfunction, cellular energy production will slow/stop, and the cell will either struggle to heal itself or die. In the case of a cancerous cell, the survival mechanism “kicks in” – it is forced to use inefficient glycolysis to produce energy using glucose /not oxygen, and can multiply, but no longer perform its assigned task. This was observed by biochemist Otto Warburg, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1931 for his research on cellular respiration 

Prevents the cell from “breathing”.

Lack of oxygen-attracting electrons leave cell with insufficient oxygen for oxidation processes essential for cell function; we asphyxiate, even when supplied oxygen from an oxygen tank.

Destroys the ability of essential fats to associate with protein and become water-soluble in body fluids.

Fat electrons cannot flow through the fine capillary networks. This is when circulation problems arise.

Affects production of new cells. 

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. These damaged fatty acids don’t have the necessary electrons, which results in bringing healthy growth processes to a standstill. Dr. Budwig considered this inactivity to be involved in tumor formation.

Excessive antioxidants prevent utilisation of oxygen in the body

Dr. Budwig emphasized that EXCESSIVE amounts of antioxidants counteract the vital oxidation/ cellular oxygen uptake process of the flax oil fats in her protocol. In her book “Der Tod des Tumors” (The Death of the Tumor) and she writes that antioxidants added to oils are respiratory poisons. -especially of the brain and nerves. enzymes cannot function (cytochrome oxidase)

"Traveling partners" - Flax fats and sulfur-rich amino acids

Dr. Budwig’s protocol blends flaxseed oil with protein foods containing sulfur-rich amino acids to make the unsaturated fatty acids water soluble and immediately and widely available to the body. The chemical reaction between them produces lipoproteins that bypass processing by the liver, often impaired in ill-health, and allow easy transport through the blood and other body fluids, even into the smallest capillaries to wherever they are needed. Sulfur-rich amino acids are present in low fat cottage cheese, yogurt, whey protein concentrate, kefir, ricotta cheese, and milk;

Details matter - Additional requirements for oil-protein protocol

The body is treated as a whole system and the details matter:

  • A Specific Diet.   One that does not interfere with and “undo” the protocol. Includes eliminating preservatives, growth-inhibiting drugs, barbiturates and analgesics.
  • Daily sunbathing.  The highly active flax fatty acids sitting in cell membranes have set up the body’s cells to resonate with and receive the sun’s electrons, which attract oxygen to increase cellular energy production
  • Flax oil details.  Oil must be fresh (recent pressing date) and kept refrigerated (not frozen) in a dark bottle
  • Relaxation / Emotional-well being / Nature walks

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