Budwig Diet , Flaxseed oil + Cottage Cheese

Budwig Diet , Flaxseed oil + Cottage Cheese

This is a superb treatment, however, it is critical to follow ALL of the advice of Johanna Budwig. When done properly, almost every cancer treatment known to mankind would be helped by adding this treatment to it. It is easy to follow and inexpensive.

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THE ROLE OF POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS IN OVERCOMING CANCER AND IMMUNOLOGICAL FACTORS IN GENERAL

Experts do not agree about the effects of the fat content of food on peoples' health. For years there have been contradictory opinions of the role that polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet and in the prophylaxy of heart and blood circulation diseases. J. Bre&aumnl;er[ 1] noted that in the medical sense it is not justified to recommend dietetic foodstuffs rich in unsaturated fatty acids. According to FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius, which gives the tolerable daily dose DJA (dose journaliére acceptable) mg/kg per body weight, the modem toxicological view is that max. 10 g of unsaturated fatty acids of the type C18: 2- cis can be eaten for all one's life without any considerable harm. This corresponds to 8% of the daily food.

Dr. Johanna Budwig again has noted that her quark-linseed oil mixture, which contains 40g linseed oil, cures cancer and other diseases,[ 2] and taking oil 10-20 years has not brought about any harm, and the former patients in general have reported that they are in good health (more than 1000 cases). Indications that can be considered particularly successful are the following: heart insufficiency, cancer, degenerative muscle diseases, pneumony, anaemia, stomach ulcer, kidney diseases, lecithin deficiency, various dermatoses.

One problem in interpreting the test results is that the studies often concern single, purified fats, and applying this sort of information to practical diet is difficult. It seems to be a question of quantity: industrially produced polyunsaturated fatty acids taken in large quantities have been associated with the increase of cancer cases.[ 3] It is possible that the changes of industrially treated fatty acids into the so-called trans-form have this effect, but also the fact that purified polyunsaturated fatty acids easily form so-called peroxides in the organism can be one of the causes of the increase of cancer cases.

Unpurified fats, that is those one gets by eating plants, seeds, nuts etc. contain more substances that prevent oxidation of fats. According to some studies, among the known plant oils at least peanut oil has caused atherosclerosis in test animals more obviously than butter.[ 4]

Cholesterol has not got its bad reputation without reason, but again it seems that the content of the food on the whole is of greater importance than cholesterol alone. This is because there are many factors that prevent the accumulation of cholesterol on the walls of cells and blood vessels. Peas and beans have this effect, also garlic has been found to reduce the cholesterol in blood, thus diminishing coagulation.

Other factors in the food which seem to have a similar effect are the fiber substances of grains. In a recent Dutch study wheat bran was found to reduce the total cholesterol level of blood 10% and triglyceride level 24%.[ 5] The effect of oat bran was in one research even stronger: 100g daily dosage reduced the cholesterol level of blood in test persons 13%.[ 6]

From this it can be concluded that the effects of industrially transformed, purified fats are not known definitely, but many results suggest that the large quantities of these fats are associated with the increase of cancer and atherosclerosis cases. The simplest way to escape unpleasant surprises is to cut down the use of fats on the whole.
When heated, it is advisable to use saturated animal fats (butter) rather than industrially saturated or hydrated vegetable fats (margarines). Otherwise vegetable fats that have been treated as little as possible (such as cold pressed oils) are recommended in moderate amounts.

The polyunsaturated linole acid and possibly also linolene acid are vital compounds and thus attention should be given to having food containing these fatty acids.

"Neither humane idealism nor seeking after fame is sufficient to carry out such a hard task as finding a new cure for cancer" (I Berenblum).[ 7] "But research is an attempt to intrude into the unknown. Nobody can tell in advance which direction to follow. We know enough of cancer to see that this wide and difficult problem is the most challenging task that the biologic science - or to be more accurate, biologic sciences - have ever met.... It is unlikely that the final solution be like a bolt from the blue sky. It is more probable that science gradually conquers the cancer fortress by persistent siege. We shall perhaps never be able to tell the day or year of victory, so gradual, step by step, is the progress" (Charles S. Cameron).[ 8]

Now I have the honor to announce that a cure for cancer has at last been found. The years of victory are 1951-52 and the name of the victor is Dr. Johanna Budwig. The cure was first discovered by her in 1951, published in 1952.[ 9]
O. Wahrburg,[ 10] starting from the observation that a number of tumors possessed a high rate of glycolysis, meaning an unusual ability to produce lactic acid from glucose, even in presence of oxygen (low Pasteur effect), concluded that unaerobic and aerobic fermentation provided the main source of energy in form of ATP etc. for malignant tissues (F. Bergel).[ 11]

Wahrburg examined thoroughly the effect of butyric acid on respiration and cell growth. But the excitement of respiration that was expected did not take place, and Wahrburg goes on in his Study: "Diesen Tatsachen irgend et was hinzuzufügen, was eine Erklärung bedeuten wurde, ist heute nicht möglich."

Scientists thought that this is not to be solved on the basis of the present chemical knowledge. The biologic role of the so-called sulfhydryl group in this system was noted by T. Thunberg as early as 1911.[ 12] The presence and recognition of the counterpart was admitted to be of great importance, but nothing was known about it. Various names were used for it: "laccatase," "philotion," "a system excited by oxygen," "the yellow ferment," "cytochrom oxydace," "the great unknown" etc. Prof. Thunberg contends that when this "great unknown" be discovered, the whole biologic world will be overjoyed.
In 1952 Dr. Johanna Budwig published a new paper chromatographic method[ 9] by which she managed to detect the existence of cancer in a human body. In the same connection she made the discovery that cell respiration and cell division require the presence of high unsaturated fats, such as linoleic acid which is rare in them. This acid is found in a very active form in combination with linolenic acid in linseed oil.

She further found that the red blood cells in cancer patients, contrary to those of healthy people, do not contain any fat layer, but a fat layer was formed when cancer patients were given food containing unsaturated fats, which can be found in linseed oil.

Respiration is burning. For burning, two factors are necessary: oxygen and the acceptor of oxygen, which turns into the yielder of energy. An organism performs this process in a redox-system, as a combined process between protein and fat metabolism, between the sulfhydryl group (reacting -SH and -S-S-groups) and the easily oxidized linoleic acid. Budwig also used the combination of linoleic and linolenic acids in linseed oil.

Secretion in cancer patients is depressed. Natural, unsaturated fats guarantee real help. An addition of these vital fats and proteins in nutrition, results in stimulated secretion of mucus in a few days', often a few hours' time. This can be noticed in all upper and lower cavities, the intestinal functions included.

Electrically negatively-charged unsaturated fats take an essential part of the cell membrane, of its outermost layer. This is necessary for daughter cells to be formed. Characteristic of a tumor is not excessive cell growth, but rather immature cell growth.

Cancer patients with advanced cancer can in very many cases be helped by Dr. Budwig's purely biologic cure. This cure is protein/linseed oil cure. The tumors can be made to disappear merely by eating regularly this protein/linseed oil.
Johanna Budwig Proposed for Nobel Laureate in Medicine
Helsinki, 13.8.1979

To The Karolinska Medico-Kirurgiska Institutet Stockholm
Messieurs,

I have the honour hereby to propose that Dr. Johanna Budwig (Hegelstrasse 3, 7280 Freudenstadt 1, Tel. 07441-7667) be accorded the Nobel Prize.

In 1952 Dr. Budwig published a new paper cromatrographic method by which she managed to detect the existence of cancer in a human body. In the same connection she made the discovery that cell respiration and cell division require the presence of high unsaturated fats, such as linoleic acid which is rare in them. This acid is found in a very active form in combination with linolenic acid in linseed oil.

She further found that the red blood cells in cancer patients, contrary to those of healthy people, do not contain any fat layer, but a fat layer was formed when cancer patients were given food containing unsaturated fats, which can be found in e.g. linseed oil.

Respiration is burning. For burning two factors are necessary: oxygen and the acceptor of oxygen, which turns into the yielder of energy. An organism performs this process in a redox-system, as a combined process between protein and fat metabolism, between the sulfhydryl group (reacting -SH and -S-S- groups) and the easily oxidized linoleic acid. This was first discovered by Dr. Budwig in 1951, published 1952. She also used the combination of linoleic and linolenic acids in linseed oil.

Secretion in cancer patients is depressed. Natural, unsaturated fats guarantee real help. An addition of these vital fats and proteins in nutrition, results in stimulated secretion of mucus in a few days, often a few hours' time. This can be noticed in all upper and lower cavities, the intestinal functions included.

Electrically negatively charged unsaturated fats take an essential part of the cell membrane, of its outermost layer. This is necessary for daughter cells to be formed. Characteristic of a tumour is not excessive cell growth, but rather immature cell growth.

Cancer patients with advanced cancer can in very many cases be helped by Dr. Budwig's purely biologic cure. This cure is protein linseed oil cure. The tumours can be made to disappear merely by eating regularly this protein linseed oil.
Some people have already lived for more than 20 years after their illness and have even been in very good health. This gives evidence of how the linolene acid in linseed oil can as such, without technical applications, raise the present low recovery percentage (37%) in cancer treatment up to 90%, even higher. Dr. Budwig already has more than 1000 patients' evidence of it.

Abschrift

Dr. med. Werner Ch. Nawrocki Arzt

Landvogtstr. 411.9.1979
6000 Frankfurt am Main 1

Telefon (0611) 55 8989

Teaching Physician at the Institute of General Medicine of the University of Frankfurt
Carolinska Medico-Chirurgiska Institut

Nobel-Prize-Committee
Stockholm
Sweden
Dear Sirs,

Herewith I would like to recommend Dr. Johanna Budwig, Hegelstrasse 3, 7290 Freudenstadt-Dietersweiler, telephone: 07441-7667 as a candidate for the Nobel-prize.

Already in 1952 Dr. Budwig published that cancerous manifestations in the blood can be remedied by adding linoleic resp. linolenic acid.

There have been several scientific papers by her published in the meantime also on an international level.
Her whole life was dedicated to the task of supporting this fact first found by her theoretically and scientifically and of proving it in practice in the daily therapy.

In particular because Dr. Budwig as a courageous protagonist of the truth has pursued her goal until today despite many attacks and was able to help many people suffering from cancer. I would like to ask you to award her the Nobel -prize.
Knowledge is based on experience. If I had not seen the success with cancer patients who had been already given up, I would not have made this nomination.

As a young practitioner who is convinced that the truth will be victorious over all opposition I herewith nominate Dr. Budwig for the Nobel prize.

Yours very truthfully

gez. Dr. med. Werner Ch. Nawrocki

Some people have already lived for more than 20 years after their illness and have been in very good health. This gives evidence of how the linolene acid in linseed oil can as such, without technical applications, raise the present low recovery percentage (37%) in cancer treatment up to 90%, even higher. Dr. Budwig already has more than 1000 patients' evidence of it.

While Dr. Budwig's greatest achievement in cancer research is protein/linseed oil cure, my greatest achievement is finding zinc to be the main cause of cancer. When the two results are put together, almost 100% results in cancer treatment will be reached. Globally, this means that about 5 million cancer patients can be cured, if these methods are made to work together.

Dr. Budwig has been a candidate for the Nobel Prize since 1979. Considering that it takes about 3-4 years candidacy to get the Nobel Prize, it can be expected that Dr. Budwig will be given the Prize in the near future.

Correspondence:

Erkki Halme, Professor
Ulvilantie 27 e B 10
Helsinki 35
Finland

References

1. Brauer, J.: Einfluss sogenanter Diätfette mit hohem Anteil an Polyensäuren auf Blutbild, Cholesterinspiegel und Organsysteme. - Munch. med. Wschr. 122 (1980) Suppl. 3, S. 86-120.

2. Budwig, J.: Der Ted des Tumors. Bd. II: Die Dokumentation. -Druckerei Christian KG Herb a.N., S. 1-324.
3. Lancet, March 1971: 464-467.

4. Arterioscker. 30: 303-321, 1974.

5. Am J. Clin. Nutr. 32: 794-798, 1979.
6. Am J. Clin. Nutr. 33: 915, 1980.

7. Berenblum, I.: Taistelusyöpää vastaan. - Werner Söderström Osakyhtiö, Porvoo-Helsinki, 1954, s. 201.
8. Cameron, C.S.: Totuus syöväsö. - Kustannusosakeyhtïö Otava, Helsinki-Keuruu, 1959, s. 237.
9. Budwig, J.: Zur Biologie der Fette: Die Papierchromatographie der Blutlipoide, Geschwulst problem und Fettforschung - Fette und Seifen 54, 1952, S. 156-165.
10. Wahrburg, O.: The Metabolism of Tumors, transl. by Dickens, F. - London, Costable, 1930.
11. Bergel, F.: Chemistry of Enzymes in Cancer - Published by Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, USA, 1961, p. 122.
12. Thunberg, T.: Die biologische Bedeutung der Sulfhydrylgruppe. - Erg. Physiol. Asher und Spiro, XI. 327 (1911).
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By Erkki Halme

Preventing the West's Deadliest Disease

Deadliest disease

Obesity being a risk factor not only for heart disease but for cancer as well, its prevention, most would agree, is of first magnitude importance. In a remarkable book of 154 pages, Das Fettsyndrom, Dr. Johanna Budwig shows how over-eating can be prevented and does this in such an offhand fashion that the reader almost wonders if Budwig fully realizes what she has done. The fat syndrome occurs when "unbiologic" (saturated) fats become deposited in any bodily organ, she points out. Having no unsaturated bonds and being incapable of forming soluble lipo-proteins, these saturated fats have the propensity to deposit themselves not only in walls of arteries, but also in the wall of the stomach where the resulting mischief can likewise be immense. The stomach, she reminds us, performs considerable digesting itself- it is not just a "hopper" to passively hold food. But with too much (on a percentage basis) insoluble animal fat present in the diet, this absorbed material cannot be broken down properly within the stomach wall, stasis occurs and this organ becomes visibly thickened. The best response of the body in this situation is to pass some of this fat out unabsorbed by the GI tract. This explains the mystery as to why Europeans have such a high percentage of fat excretion in their stools compared to the 1% figure for Orientals.

Such is a sure sign of a stomach wall full of what she terms "ballast fat," and this converts the stomach into the consistency of a hot water bottle versus its ideal state where it appears more like a balloon: full of water in its stretched state but capable of collapsing into a small volume when empty. Like any other tissue when stretched, the stomach feels uncomfortable, let us remember. But this is not the sensation experienced when one has lost this pressure-volume sensitive organ and has instead an unyielding thick gastric wall, the site of a stalled digestive process. No, we experience the familiar "stuffed" feeling and often a certain tiredness. (There is also a slight leukocytosis.) "The person is starving with a full stomach" Budwig asserts.

Now, a person starving with a full (thickened) stomach cannot experience a sensation that is absolutely vital to good health: Satiety. This requires two things to happen: (1) nutrients are absorbed reasonably soon into the blood and reach the brain and (2) the pressure-responsive stomach signals "full." These are just what a leathery stasis stomach cannot do. Look at some fatso sitting in a restaurant shoveling it down and ask yourself if he isn't behaving like someone who feels starved.

Suppose a person has used the popular protein powders to lose 30 or 40 pounds and is no longer obese. Neither is his stomach wall in the midst of the fat syndrome any longer. It has regained its pliable yet muscular structure. What weight reduction program succeeds in the long run? It's the one where the wise counselor slowly re-introduces normal foods in the new smaller amounts and educates the reducer in perceiving that his stomach has "shrunk." Let us hope that because of the current perception that 'all fat is bad," the person is not advised to "avoid fat as much as possible." This is a sure fire prescription to regain weight as we shall see.

It is very important that we understand that the signal "full" is closely related to another imperative "breathe!" Both commands exhort us to stop courting asphyxia. Notice how often fatso has bulging veins in his forehead and somewhat bluish lips. Recall also how the emphysema patient stops eating when he reaches the point where he cannot oxidatively support his usual weight any longer. It's a late sign. The cardiac does the same thing. To observe this vital mechanism at work in Nature, I have only to look at my cat who will desist eating almost in mid-bite. Oh yes, when she "catches things outside" she is slimmer and more energetic.

How to become like a cat is not all that difficult. In the past, whenever I "let myself go," I would climb to the region of 240-245 pounds. I am a little over 6 feet tall. At this point, I now realize I had reached my "ugh" or "stuffed" point. This had nothing to do with satiety - at that time I didn't even know this feeling. Then three years ago, via the protein sparing modified fast (powders) I reduced to 210 and when I reintroduced normal foods, the "full" signal emerged clearly for the first time I can remember. But I still had to hop on the scales daily (to see if I had gotten away with eating something, to be quite frank) and the signal got blurred and I would have to savage myself with powders now and then. So powders weren't the complete answer. Then I found the Omegaflo[Trademark] process oil.

Enter into my life Flax Oil! I was intrigued with it. I'd make a custard out of it (cf. TLfD, July 1990, page 482) or, adding water, a 'shake' using 250 ml. of oil (8.5 ounces thus 2250 calories), a pound of 1% cottage cheese (roughly 500 calories) plus 4 tablespoons of honey. This I had for a meal several times a week. I liked the stuff on bread, muesli and other dishes. I was a glutton. But nothing happened! No weight gain occurred! I would "let myself go" as of old, but things had changed. If I engaged in "recreational eating" one meal, I would automatically cut back at the next. This was totally logical, and although we don't expect logic from our stomach, have we all not wondered why this doesn't naturally happen to some extent? The answer is that a fat syndrome stomach cannot "fine tune" down to a smaller meal. Mine never did before. I believe a person who never has had an over-weight problem may experience this scaling down of the next meal as a matter of course not even worthy of comment. So now I am undisciplined about how much I eat. My stomach does it all. I stop because I feel uncomfortable. My weight has varied from 210 to as high as 217 and I jump on the scales just to marvel now.

Suddenly, the moralizing ectomorph is exposed! He's been making a virtue out of necessity. He almost can't eat more. Yet, rarely, one of these skinny guys does get fat late in life. Sometimes it's a beta blocker or tranquilizer that makes him over-run this stop sign and then he's lost it. Alcohol, as we know, does this too.

Flax oil seems almost to not be a factor calorically. Try it on a person who is reducing on protein powders. This makes good sense if there is a family history of gallstones. Flax oil ingestion promotes a thin bile formation. At two tablespoons daily, I doubt you will see any less rapid weight loss. But, if you insist, "oil is oil," then I invite you to make the above custard or 'shake' using olive oil or melted butter and partake twice weekly as I did using flax oil. Pretty soon, I believe you'll be starving with a full stomach - and a big one at that. Budwig's "sun electron" (aka, the biotron) just won't be flowing and resonating without the polyenoics of flax oil. You won't burn off your ballast fat and you will gain weight. This may be why no one seems to gain weight on the biotron. One sweats less and thus it is less thermogenic (caloric).
Let's look at Burkitt's now classical explanation for hiatus hernia/esophagitis and its treatment with a high fiber diet. Why doesn't oat bran, etc. relieve the symptoms? Is it because of irreversible anatomic changes? I don't think so. I've seen relief using flax oil. Did it ever make you wonder how stomach acid defies gravity in H. sapiens erectus, and shoots some 4-6 inches up into the esophagus? Here's how. When H.s.e. has a hot water bottle stomach and grunts, talks, or even clears his throat, he runs the risk of propelling a geyser of gastric juice up into his esophagus. For one reason, his cardia is stuck in the "open" position. With a stomach that has no "give" anymore, he gets "old faithful" frequently. This is exactly like the systolic hypertension in the elderly, only here the esophagus and stomach are rigid, not the aorta. A pliable stomach would not transmit the shock wave, it would absorb it. Little wonder adding fiber does nothing for esophagitis. It often makes it wors e! Burkitt's African natives had their fats in polyunsaturated oils in ample degree, I'll wager, and mostly thin gastric walls. Their high fiber and reduced nutrient density was almost incidental, in my opinion. I'll further hazard that satiety, if they had it, was not from fiber - the non-nutrient nutrient!

The pyloric valve gets stuck open, too. The fat syndrome is impartial in this respect. If this is so, we can write off the stomach's keeping acid where it belongs, and solve much of the problem of duodenal ulcers. If Campylobacter is the cause of this, we can be sure the fat syndrome stomach facilitates its growth. To top it off, those double bonds of the unsaturated fatty "acids" cause them to act as bases. These linkages are "protophilic" and will react with protons (H+) and are neutralizers of acidity. I quizzed an elderly female patient only the other day who was on flax oil for sticky platelets, as to how her hiatus hernia was getting along. She thought for a moment before breaking slowly into a smile as she gave her answer. The time required for her improvement was several months, possibly less.

In Germany, Budwig reports, a "Meistermetzger" or master butcher can recognize fatty small intestines in an animal. He knows this condition makes this animal part useless for sausage making. So where did we acquire the notion (except from Burkitt) that a high fiber diet produces a moist bulky stool that demands immediate explusion? That doesn't happen if he has a fat syndrome colon! Many people report that flax oil works immediate wonders for constipation. Some of this may well be due to direct stimulation of the mucosa (that's how fiber works supposedly) but these people will have less colon cancer as well as less cancer elsewhere in the body. For sure, they'll get rid of a "stiff colon" too.

To read Das Fettsyndrom is to discover a textbook of therapeutics without peer. A few chapter titles almost at random: lymph, kidney, respiration, muscle performance, immunity, neurosis, semi-narcosis (drugs) - all are subject to the fat syndrome. Our entire population is woefully deficient in essential fatty acids (EFA) - even those swallowing a handful of fish oil capsules daily - not nearly enough. This, in my opinion, is our most serious deficiency disease. These oils could have been classified as vitamins. Budwig tirelessly reiterates that it is the kind of fat, not the total amount, that is important. Did you ever place yourself on a low fat diet and stay on it? I doubt it. It produces no satiety. But that is what the American people have been told to eat for several decades. They don't do this of course. They don't like to be hungry so they do eat fats and so they are overweight. They never know the healthy "full" feeling. They don't eat the correct fats (oils) present in certa in seed oils in their safe cis forms.

Now, there is one more point about fats and it is totally subjective: fats of any kind are needed at every meal to confer a special kind of satiety, best summarized by the phrase "That meal really sticks to your ribs." Such a statement is inherently retrospective as the person cannot know this until some 3 to 4 hours have passed. But there is something else inside us that "knows" while we are still seated, that we have just ingested enough fat/oil at a given meal. If you eat a meal of pure sweets you have an especially strong feeling that although stuffed, something is missing. A meal of pure protein might feel the same way. A fatty meal feels different. Realize finally, that the "satiety from fat" feeling due to delayed gastric emptying time has absolutely no chance in the fat syndrome stomach - the pylorus is stuck in the "open" position.

If we had to select our fats (animal) and oils (seed) in a very cerebral and sophisticated fashion, it would be an almost impossible task to get them in the right proportions. Fortunately, Nature does this for us if we take flax or other oils with the diene and triene (linoleic and alpha-linolenic) acids at their Minimum Daily Requirements. Yes, they behave exactly like vitamins - get the MDR and you lose the fat syndrome in all its ugly manifestations. I believe virtually every fat person was severely EFA deficient when he or she lost their battle of the bulge, or was forced to overeat as a child, or later engaged in gourmand/zing or recreational eating with a vengeance. To repeat, the EFA's are vital for life and are as surely vitamins as their oily cousins, A, E, and K. Sequitur: all the diseases listed in this article, may someday be regarded as vitamin deficiency diseases. And may all of us who presume to tell our fellow man what to eat and what not to eat, rid ourselves of the n otion that animal fat is bad. It's "bad" only if we are not getting enough of the above unsaturates. The "badness" arises from the deficiency but manifests as an excess - obesity. We are not used to considering the obese person deficient in anything but "willpower." How absurd!

I hope I have made it clear these two fatty acids in flax oil are remarkable governors. But even governors must be taken in their MDR - I would put this at 2 tablespoons or more. We label as our two major "degenerative diseases" (and biggest killers), atherosclerosis and cancer - but this label is wrong. They are actually deficiency diseases, both of them.[*] Scurvy looks extremely "degenerative" at autopsy! So, recovery is the mechanism telling us when to stop eating. Become like a foraging cat! Nature is wise. Whether daily ingesting 30 to 60 ml of flax oil for a time will produce in itself a thin walled stomach with resulting weight loss, remains to be seen. In some people this just might occur.
Dan C. Roehm, M.D., FACP

P.O. Box 7436 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33338
305-523-2825

[*]Cancer's specific deficiency may someday be generally accepted to be cytochrome c oxidase as Budwig claims. Her second claim is that this is linoleic acid pure and simple. If so, it is no coincidence this EFA prevents both cancer and obesity.
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By Dan Roehm