Heal Your Nervous System With Oils

I’ve written before about the uses of fats in a Lyme recovery.  This weekend I had the pleasure to read a book by Dr. Johanna Budwig about the uses of plant fats in the diet.

Flax Oil BookMany people who have Lyme disease often recall nervous system health as being one of their top concerns, so I would like to highlight the points of Budwig’s research and theories, as they fall along with my own.

Lipids are fats. When something is called “lipolytic” it causes fat to dissolve. When living tissue rejects some fats (and it rejects quite a few), the body isolates them and then deposits them where they are not normally found.

The entire basis of the book is about how the body perceives fats and what it does with them. Some fats, Budwig states, “can dissolve tumors,” while others put a terrible strain on the body.

Highly unsaturated fats are the blue ribbon winners, according to Budwig.  They are linoleic acids and they generate electrons which can recharge living tissue, especially the BRAIN and the NERVES.

Fatty acids, like unsaturated plant based oils are well known for rejuvenating the respiratory system.  AloeMend is something I’ve used with clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary issues for quite some time. The reason why fatty acids are so important is that they are water soluble while other oils cannot flow into the capillaries.  A doctor will say the blood needs thinning, but what this means is that solid fats that are NOT water soluble are not capable of flowing and circulating into the very fine capillary networks!  “Without these fatty acids, the enzymes in the breath cannot function and we asphyxiate,” writes Budwig.

Good Fats Processed, Go ALL Wrong

Unsaturated fats are often bought have been chemically treated and their field of electrons removed.  That is one of the big problems with oils on the market. And fish oils are usually rendered oxygen-inert by means of solidification.  How these companies get the “stink” out of the fish oil, is one of the biggest reasons WHY it’s not as effective as it should be.

The metabolism of fats affect each and every organ.  Most people with liver and gallbladder problems are probably fully aware of how fat makes them feel.  Part of the problem here is the fats that have accumulated are not the healthy ones, the body is just trying to isolate them and store them.

Budwig is apparently a big proponent of eating flax oil with cottage cheese, saying the cheese easily dissolves the flax oil.  She says it can cure all kinds of medical conditions.  It’s too bad I have a food allergy to cottage cheese…but if you don’t, you may want to add this into your recovery program.

While the book was short, Budwig touches on diabetes being an impairment of fat metabolism, mucous glands drying due to the lack of unsaturated fats in the diet, andheart infarction patients starving their hearts due to  highly saturated fats or solidified fats getting pumped into the lymph system from the digestive system.  This is an interesting one for me because the heart actually rejects the kind of fat that most people eat.  When it says NO, these fats build up in the coronary vessels.  Each time the heart beats there is an exchange and if there is a lack of electrical impulses during the recharging of this fat, the fat just gets deposited.  The heart eventually starves and cannot regenerate.

Budwig mentioned tests on animals where ones lacking unsaturated fats and have been given solidified fats, mature physically MUCH earlier and their mating cycle gets disturbed writing, “they mate intensively”  and have unfortunate outcomes.  The fat used for this test?  Peanut butter and bacon.


The right oils can recharge your batteries…just like a true electrolyte solution in many ways.  Both are fundamentals, yet we often get this part wrong in our recoveries.

I’m an 0+ blood type and I do believe in the validity of eating for your blood type. I just wouldn’t of survived my training being a vegan. I do realize that now that I’m not in training or competition, that naturally I have started moving away from a meat (3 times a week diet) and find myself eating more plant based.  Now that I eat more oils that are unsaturated, plant ones, I do not “crave” meat. Budwig writes, “Man’s hunger for meat is only proof that he  has lost his instinct for the right kind of nutrition.”  I do not know if I totally agree with that statement, but I do completely understand where she is coming from, now from experience.

If meat (and certain types of meat), can do so much damage, then up your plant oils and if humane treatment is an issue, don’t eat meat until after 6pm. Most people eat lunch out, so if you adhere to eating meat at dinner, then you are in control of what you actually buy and consume. You can support the right type of farmers and businesses.

Plant Oils To Consume

Plant Oils For Lyme disease

Some of the oils to consider are poppy seed oils, sesame, flaxseed and sunflower.  All are very high linoleic acids.  Strive for cold-pressed.  The more expensive oils, the better the product (is a safe bet to make).  As for fish oils, you would have to contact the company to ask them about how the preserve the oils and not kill electron activity.  I’m sure there is a huge disparity in this category ALONE! Aloe oil of excellent quality is also something to really consider. Aloe oil is jammed packed with fatty acids of various sorts.

Lastly, cut your oils!  Many who are using the Lyme essential oils on the website are really loving the oils. There are many ways to take these and add these to your current plan.  My favorite ways are taking them on an empty stomach with Fermented Plant Enzymes or to “cut” them with a plant oil like sesame oil.  Those with more neurological issue, who want to repair their nervous system a little better, should consider “cutting” the oils.  If these highly unsaturated oils can getting into the finest capillary, then they can take your Lyme oils with them!

In closing, Budwig writes about using the sun to activate the electron potential of the oils. It’s probably another newsletter worth of writing on that topic and I would barely skim the surface.  It really has to do with electrical potential of the human body and oils acting as conductors in the presence of the sun’s energy.  Hope I didn’t lose you there.



  1. OK, to ask a stupid question, is Peanut Butter on its own bad for you? Its natural and unprocessed.

    • I think peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein, but with all foods there are good choices and not so good choices. I would try to pick a peanut butter that is all natural and many stores offer freshly ground peanut butter. The alternative to this is grinding up your peanut butter. The rats in the experiment were probably given Peter Pan! So the point really is you can eat peanut butter (as long as you don’t have candida of course), but make sure to get your unsaturated plant oils in also- in high amounts. Pick good choices for your nut butters.

  2. Perry – great article! I am an O+ ,too,and lately been adhering to a plant based diet, but whenever I have some grass fed steak, or even atlantic lobster, I feel Really good – I don’t get that feeling with anything else I eat – so strange. Regarding the Flax oil you mention in post – how many tablespoons does one use with the cottage cheese? Or how much on a daily basis? I have been on fish oil caps for SO long, but do not feel any better ( am dog tired and recently found that Lyme is in my thyroid now).

  3. Of course you do! Red meat makes me feel like a champ also. You should NOT go vegan, if you’re 0+, but just be mindful of the meat you do eat. Grass fed steak is high in CLA and I believe the better the treatment of the animals, the better cut of meat you ultimately get.

    Flax really makes my stomach turn, so I have to cut it with honey to actually eat it. I would rather squeeze the oil out of a fish and eat it, then eat flax. However, I’m eating a lot more linoelic acids these days, so there are several options out there.

    For the cottage cheese and flax, you’d have to look into Budwig’s suggestion on that. It was not mentioned in the book in detail.

    Get the MBI thyroid and Ultra Thyroid and Nascent Iodine on this website if you have a thyroid issue- of any kind. It works great.

    Best to you!