With the popularity of bone broth and its fantastic health benefits recently, I began to review other broths and their therapeutic effects. “Physician Henry Bieler recommended the Bieler Broth for fasting, energy, and for overall health. He noted the combination of vegetables was ideal for restoring acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance to the organs and glands of the body, especially the adrenal glands which love sodium. This is why the Bieler Broth is recommended for those suffering from chronic stress, adrenal fatigue, back pain, and ligament problems.” (Nourishing Traditions 2001)
- 4 medium zucchinis, chopped
- 1 pound string beans, ends removed
- 2 sticks celery, chopped
- 2 bunches parsley, stems removed
- 1 quart filtered water
- ghee or whey (optional)
Place water, zucchini, string beans, and celery in a pot. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are softened but not overcooked. Remove herbs. Vegetables may be eaten whole with cooking water or blended into a think soup with a handheld blender. One tablespoon of ghee or whey may be added for additional health benefits.
I’ve experienced good results using the Bieler Broth during and following sickness where my body needs easy to digest nutrients and electrolytes. I’ve also used this broth as an electrolyte drink to replenish minerals lost while sweating on long hikes. Please consult your physician before fasting. The information here is not medical advice and any changes to your diet should be supervised by your doctor.