While both cottage cheese and flaxseed are both very nutritional on their own, the combination of the two are believed by some to contain extremely powerful healing properties. Some specialists, like the German bio-chemist Johanna Budwig, believe it can even cure cancer. Now to be clear, the data that stems from this claim is straight out of the 1950’s, as is the Budwig diet itself. Today, the Budwig diet is not recommended as a treatment for cancer. However, the combination of cottage cheese and flaxseed may still prove worthy for cancer patients as well as all of us.
The flaxseed extract has been shown to produce positive results in combination with the conventional chemo-drug doxorubicin in a number of breast cancer cell lines.
This finding was reported by Italian researchers in the study, Combining doxorubicin with a phenolic extract from flaxseed oil: Evaluation of the effect on two breast cancer cell lines.
The researchers also noted that Doxorubicin was known for its many side effects and the best way around this problem is to combine it with a safe and natural compound.
Natural Solutions, 15 March 2016
Phytoestrogens are compounds which are derived from plants, and they are found in many different foods. There is a lot of controversy over phytoestrogens, as while there are many studies showing their health benefits, there are also potential risks involved.