Many times following an strict diet can lead to certain nutritional imbalances and the Budwig diet when done this way can do that too. That’s pretty obvious because we can suffer from a lack of certain vitamins, aminoacids and enzymes. In same cases there is a contraindications or side effects since eating a lot of flaxseeds, crushed or in a form of oil can lead to bloating and/or constipation. For certain conditions is not recommendable medically to follow the Budwig diet, those cases are, nursing or pregnant women, people with hypoglucemia or diabetes (when sugar levels are too low) and other hormone related conditions.
Other non-nutritional aspects of the diet can be detrimental for some conditions, for instance, for those that have skin cancer, being exposure to the sun is not a good idea. For those with colorectal cancer, coffee enemas is not recommendable apart from leading to infections or electrolyte imbalances.
This diet cannot be followed without medical supervisión following the indications of the specialist in nutrition who must know the possible interactions with the particular case. This diet must be accompanied by food rich in vitamins B, C, E and other nutrients and antioxidants essential for our body.
Those clinics that recommend the use of coffee enemas must make sure that this treatment is compatible with the particular case so it’s not a risk for the patient’s health.