“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
– Buddha –
B I E L E R B R O T H. Whenever I feel stressed, fatigued, or under the weather, I make myself a batch of healing Bieler Broth. This whole-foods detoxifying broth is gentle and revitalizing. It aids in liver cleansing, supports the adrenals, reduces back and ligament problems, and increases the body’s overall energy.
Sally Fallon of Nourishing Traditions states:
“Maverick physician Henry Bieler recommended this broth for fasting, energy and for overall health. He felt that this combination of vegetables was ideal for restoring acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance to organs and glands, especially the sodium-loving adrenal glands.”
Bieler Broth is simple to make, easy to digest, and the benefits of the vitamin and mineral rich ingredients are plentiful. Taking care of ourselves with such a nourishing broth is a wonderful way to recharge our overworked bodies. I personally think it is best accompanied with soothing music, a comfy chair, and a good book. Enjoy!
(Use organic if possible)
4 medium squash
2 stalks of celery
1 pound of green beans
1-2 bunches of chopped parsley
1 clove of garlic*
sea salt to taste
1 quart filtered water
fresh herbs, such as thyme or tarragon, tied together with a string. (optional)
- Place water, vegetables, and optional herbs in a big pot. Bring to a boil, skim, lower heat and simmer, covered for about 1/2 hour. Remove herbs. Eat as is or blend.
- *If you like garlic, a clove or two may be added as you blend to help stimulate the immune system.
- Add sea salt to desired taste
- Serve and enjoy!
Fallon S, Enig MG. Nourishing Traditions. 2001.