Question 71: Which vegetables & fruit are allowed on the Budwig diet? How do sprouts, sprouting and juice made of sprouts for instance coincide with Budwig's protocol?
The following are short excerpts translated by me from Dr. Budwig's Der Tod des Tumors, Bd. 2 (The Death of The Tumor, vol. 2), p. 145, chapter heading "The practical implementation of my oil-protein diet"): "Creating a balance between good fats and protein is essential, as is harmony between carbohydrates on the one hand and fat/protein on the other. ... Any kind of fresh fruit and vegetables is permitted, the majority of which is to be taken raw. At noon one may include a steamed vegetable with potatoes in their jacket. ... No Sugar whatsoever... The day starts with a glass of [Eden*] sauerkraut juice."
As can be seen from the above quote, any kind of fresh fruit and vegetable is recommended, and I may add here an important qualification: as long as it is organically grown, i.e. free of pesticides, fungicides, Antibiotics and other toxic residual pollutants while containing a balanced spectrum of minerals and trace elements. Many things were not known and used in Germany (and other countries) when Dr. Budwig compiled her cookbook, and this includes sprouts. So I would certainly take advantage of such “powerhouse” foods as sprouts grown from organic seeds. They are both natural (i.e. minimally processed etc.), super-fresh and particularly nutrient-rich (compare glyconutrients) and likely to enhance the speed of one’s healing in an increasingly toxic world.
In fact, a former stage 4 colon cancer patient (after receiving a terminal sentence from his doctors) who healed himself in record time based upon determination and the Budwig protocol, has included sprouts and sprout juice in his diet. See Terminal colon cancer healing testimonials including the "Explanatory notes re kefir and sprouting”. (credits: Healing Cancer Naturally)
* Eden refers to the company Eden-Waren D-36088 Hünfeld, Germany, http://www.eden.de,
not to any other company based outside of Germany which may bear a similar name. Dr. Budwig recommended it since it used to be the only brand made for sale in the Reformhaus (which until the 1970s was the only type of health-food store in existence in Germany).