Alkaline Soup

This is a strong soup which is heavily laden with plenty of minerals and is especially good to start a basic diet with. It will also correct a poor diet or can be the liquid to drink in a crash diet.

Ones body will become more alkaline, and the raw egg yolk yields fat of a high quality, which the body needs for hormone synthesis, e.g. adrenaline synthesis, which is very important during a time of exhaustion and recovery.

This explains why there is an extraordinarily stimulating effect from having a coup of soup in the morning. It eliminates acid and will help to improve day and night rhythms, which are often very much disturbed in cases of adrenaline exhaustion.



  • Celery
  • Green Beans (Fresh or quick frozen)
  • Zucchini
  • Eventually potatoes (especially in wintertime)

Take equal amounts of all vegetables and cut them in small pieces.

Cook the vegetables for about 15 to 20 minutes. Take them (the vegetables, toss out or compost) out of the water and add some vegetarian broth to it. Never use meat broth or salt.

Add a raw egg yolk to it, after the liquid has cooled down to 85 - 105 degrees so the valuable egg yolk components will not become denatured (half an egg yolk per person or big cup of soup).

The soup should be consumed the same day or at latest the following day.

Try this. You will be surprised by the stimulating effect.


This recipe was given to Sandy while at the Foxhollow Clinic in Kentucky in 2002 to help alkalize her.

Credit on the page was given to Dr. Thomas Rau, Switzerland

Painful Arm Heals In One Week

If you have pain that isn't going away as quickly as you would like please listen to David Getoff’s audio message below.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy, Presented by David Getoff, CCN, CTN, FAAIM

A discussion of systemic enzymes and their benefits:

What are Enzymes?

(5:44 minutes)
Enzyme Functions
(11:31 minutes)
Enzyme Supplementation
11:27 minutes)
(10:48 minutes)
Choosing the Right Enzyme
(4:07 minutes)
(1:56 minutes)

Press here to download David Getoff's audio message to play on your audio player

After I listened to David and followed his instructions about which kind of systemic enzymes to take (Vitalzym: Enteric Coated Extra Strength Liquid Gel Capsules), how many, and when to take them, a pain I felt in my right upper arm when lifting my arm above my head, due to straining it while making 35 quarts of vegetable broth a few months ago, went away in one week.

David cautions to go slow when adding these new enteric coated liquid gel enzyme capsules to your diet (they are the size of a Tic-Tac breath mint -- but I learned to swallow them -- with water -- one at a time because they will clump together if you try to swallow two or more together).

I sped up David's recommended dosing method (one-a-day for a week, one-twice-a-day for the next week, etc., slowly working up to the amount that takes away your pain) by increasing the amount of enzymes I took to one-twice-a-day the first day, two-twice-a-day the second day, three-twice-a-day the third day, four-twice-a-day the fourth day, five-twice-a-day the fifth day, six-twice-a-day the sixth day, and seven-twice-a-day the seventh day. On the sixth day the pain in my right arm, that had been gradually disappearing from the first day, was completely gone.

I will keep taking seven capsules twice-a-day (the minimum David recommends for a complete healing is three capsules twice-a-day for as many months that you are decades old) for seven months (this is because I'm 77 -- if you are in your thirties you would take them for three months), which will allow my body to heal any other areas that have failed to completely heal (some I may notice, some I may not).

I learned, from several lectures I attended at the Gerson Cancer Clinic, that we are often unaware that we have areas in our body that have not completely healed, and the older we are the more of these areas we have. I will keep posting my experiences as I continue to take these new enzymes.

I've already decided to continue taking two of them twice-a-day (after I've finished taking them for seven months at seven twice-a-day) for the rest of my life.

Vitalzym enteric coated gel capsules are also helping me with my diet. On the five days that I eat whatever I want I have noticed that it is much easier to keep my portions small and after eating, I do not want something sweet. Maybe I'll get my weight down further after all.

Note: As I posted previously, in 2012 I had a pain I felt in my left shoulder whenever I tried to raise my left arm, which is called a “frozen shoulder,” so didn’t try to raise my left arm for six months. Ricky Gervais told David Letterman (on September 10, 2013) he had been dealing with a "frozen shoulder" or the "50 year-old-shoulder," which is due to inflammation and can take up to two years to heal: Watch Ricky Gervais' Letterman segment here:

The pain in my left shoulder finally disappeared after I was on The Fast Diet for two months. (Fast Diet (2012), created by doctor and journalist Michael Mosley − Video:,) However, this year, the pain in my upper right arm did not go away even though I have stayed on the diet. This could be because I am right handed, and, as I have for many years, I continued to use my right hand to ladle, out of my five large stainless steel pots, 35 quarts of vegetable broth every three weeks. Only recently have I asked my daughter, Sandy, to help with the end of the process where the juice must be pressed out of the vegetables (my arm really hurt when I tried to do that).

My Fast Diet weight-loss-and-frozen-shoulder story was in the Contra Costa Times newspaper Sunday, May 25, 2014. Click below to view.
Bonnie In the Newspaper

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Fast Diet Update (with Before and After Pictures)

Before 2001, I weighed approximately 145 pounds. In 2001, I began taking care of my daughter who has a chronic illness. By January 2013 I weighed 200 pounds.

In March 2013, I started following The Fast Diet, which consists of eating 500 (600 for men) calories on two non-consecutive days per week (mine are Thursdays and Sundays) and eating normally the other five.

When I start my fast, I don’t eat anything for 12 hours, then I eat 250 calories. After another 12 hours, I eat another 250 calories, and after another 12 hours, I eat normally.

I chose The Fast Diet (2012), created by doctor and journalistMichael Mosley − Video:,because I knew I could easily fast for 12 hours (I had done it for blood tests). I had also read research showing this diet lowers levels of chronic inflammation, which reduces the risk of numerous diseases, including heart disease, cancer, stroke and Alzheimer’s.

Eating this way is similar to the answer a celebrity cooking show host gave when she appeared as a guest on "The View" and was asked how she keeps her slim figure: “I eat high caloric food on my daily weekday cooking show and I cut way down on calories the two days I’m off.”

I’m staying on The Fast Diet,even though I’ve only lost 25 pounds. I feel very satisfied on this eating plan. On fast days my body is accustomed to eating less and I’m having no problem keeping my weight steady. Also, I have no aches, pains or health problems.

For six months before going on The Fast Diet,I had been suffering with what Ricky Gervais told David Letterman (on September 10, 2013) he had been dealing with: “frozen shoulder” or the “50-year-old shoulder,” which is due to inflammation and can take up to two years to heal:

My left shoulder’s condition was exactly as Ricky described his: I couldn’t raise my arm because when I tried I experienced excruciating pain in my shoulder. Within two months on The Fast Diet,I regained complete, pain-free movement of my left arm and shoulder. Also, within two months, my lifelong springtime allergies did not reappear and my cravings for potato chips and ice cream vanished.

Bonnie O’Sullivan
Age: 77
Walnut Creek, CA

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Energy Up and Stomach Fat Disappearing

On December 4, 2013 I received my first shipment of Arctic Ruby Oil and began taking two capsules a day. That day I felt more energy than I had in a very long time. I’ve been taking two capsules everyday since and I have had the same wonderful energy every day.

Over the past (almost) four weeks I’ve also lost five pounds and an inch from around my waist and an inch from around my belly (2 inches below my waist). This is after being on my Fast Diet since March 5th and not losing any more weight since June.

The story of Arctic Ruby Oil begins at the end of 2007 in the frigid waters off the coast of Norway, which is the home of a tiny sea creature called Calanus finmarchicus. This shrimp-like creature is the main food of wild salmon and also the sole food of the arctic auk, a small bird that can fly tremendous distances.

Biology professor Kurt S. Tande, who also owns a fishery, had begun to extract oil from the shrimp-like creature and asked a colleague, biologist Dr. Jan Raa, to analyze and test the oil. Tande was curious about the ruby colored oil because he and some colleagues had begun using the oil instead of fish oil supplements and had experienced an unexpected increase in energy and loss of belly fat.

A recent study (June 2013) that appeared in the British Journal of Nutrition reported on the use of the oil in obese mice. One group of mice were fed a high-fat diet, which caused these animals to gain weight and abdominal fat and have impaired glucose tolerance when compared with mice who were fed a normal diet. Then, when the obese mice were given Arctic Ruby Oil, they showed a reduction in body weight gain and abdominal fat as well as an improvement in glucose tolerance.

Although the authors were not able to identify which components of the oil were responsible for these benefits, they believe they are related to EPA, DHA, and/or the antioxidants in the oil. In another study (2012), the supplementation of Arctic Ruby Oil reduced the formation of atherosclerotic lesions in mice, which led the authors to conclude that the oil “may be an effective and safe dietary intervention to reduce the development of atherosclerosis” (hardening of the arteries).

Dr. Raa discovered that ruby oil has a structure that is different from that of both fish oil and krill oil. The essential fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) in fish oil, for example, are bound to triglycerides, while those found in krill oil are attached to phospholipids. This distinction between fish oil and krill oil seems to make a difference in how the oils work in the body.

In Arctic Ruby Oil, the essential fatty acids (EFAs) are bound to monoesters. According to Dr. Raa, monoesters burn at a much slower rate than do phospholipids and triglycerides. That means they are used by the body further along in the digestive process; that is, in the posterior portion of the intestinal tract where receptors associated with glucose tolerance, oxygen use, and fat distribution are located.

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Tomato Warning

On December 7, 2013 I realized I may have been causing myself to have a painful, swollen right knee joint by drinking a daily cup or more of Hippocrates soup. After not drinking it (and not eating anything else made with tomatoes) for just one day my knee felt better and by the end of the week my knee was back to normal.

Tomatoes are in a group of vegetables called night shades. They include tomatoes, potatoes and peppers (but not black pepper). I have experimented by eating potatoes (they are also in Hippocrates soup) and have had no return of the knee pain, however, I ate an enchilada on December 19th and the pain returned immediately. By the next day my knee was feeling better and the next day it felt normal again. Even though I love tomatoes, I will not eat them again.

Here's a good write-up about night shade vegetables:

Hippocrates Soup Causes Knee Pain

My knee began to hurt on November 11th. But it wasn't because of anything physical that I did. It turns out I was hurting it by drinking Hippocrates soup!

This is how I figured out it was due to drinking Hippocrates soup:

On August 4th my friend, Elizabeth, started buying from me my homemade green soup and Hippocrates soup, which I have been making and drinking since I began the Fast Diet in March.

Then, on August 25th, Elizabeth told me she just wanted the green soup because she is allergic or something to night shade vegetables and the Hippocrates soup is mostly night shades (tomatoes and potatoes).

As November went by with no improvement in my knee I was wracking my brain about what on earth could be causing my knee pain. I could hardly bend my right knee without excruciating pain and had to go up and down steps one step at a time. I was limping when I walked and getting down on the bathroom floor for my daily coffee enema was a real challenge.

Then, last Saturday, December 7th, I was visiting with Elizabeth and, just to make conversation, I asked her what her sensitivity to night shade vegetables was exactly. She said it gave her joint pain.

I thought, My God, I've been drinking 8 ounces of night shade vegetable soup (Hippocrates soup) daily for nine months! Could that be why my knee is so sore?

I thanked her for telling me and said I was going to stop drinking it to see if helped my knee.

Elizabeth was certain it would and she was right! As soon as I stopped drinking it (I had already had my 8 ounces that Saturday) my knee gradually got better and today, Sunday December 15, 2013, my knee is back to normal.

There's a good write-up about night shade vegetables at:

Needless to say, I will no longer be making or drinking Hippocrates soup.

Wanted: Weight-Loss Stories

Our local newspaper asked for weight-loss stories in the September 15, 2013 issue:

“Have you lost a significant amount of weight, or did you finally lose those stubborn last 10 pounds? If so, we’d like to hear your story. Tell us in 400 words or less about your weight-loss journey. Why did you decide to lose weight? What were your biggest challenges? What was your diet? Did you go it alone, or did you join a weight-loss group? Are the results what you expected, and have they changed how you feel about yourself? Send your stories to with the subject line ‘How I lost it.’ Include your name, age and city and a contact phone number. Also, send before and after pictures in jpg format, if available.”

Since I have been on The Fast Diet for six months and am very happy with the results I decided to send in my story (please go to to read Bonnie’s “How I lost it” Story).

If you have a weight-loss story I’d love to read it. Please email it to me at with the subject line “How I lost it” and I will publish it on my blog, or send it to the newspaper or, better yet, send it to both!



Bonnie’s “How I lost it” Story

I decided to lose weight because I’ve gained 60 pounds over the past 12 years.
I used to be able to maintain my weight by cutting out carbohydrates a week whenever I gained a few pounds, but for the past 12 years I couldn’t do it for a day (my daughter thinks it was because she has been ill for 12 years and I’ve been caring for her and worrying about her).
There are two reasons why I chose The Fast Diet (2012) by Michael Mosley −
 Video: to lose weight: (1) On several very traumatic days I have gone without eating all day with no ill effects and (2) The Fast Diet is recommended for lowering levels of chronic inflammation, which, in turn, reduces the risk of numerous diseases including heart disease, cancer, stroke and Alzheimer’s.
The diet consists of fasting on 500 (women) to 600 (men) calories on two non-consecutive days per week and eating normally the other five.
I started the diet March 5, 2013 by myself. I fast for 24 hours Thursdays and Sundays. When I start my fast I don’t eat anything for 12 hours, then I eat 250 calories twice during the next 12 hours.
The first three months I lost 17 pounds without exercising. The next three months I only lost one pound a month, so I started walking on a tread-mill (I walk 20 minutes daily and plan to work up to one hour).
For six months prior to going on the diet I had suffered with what Ricky Gervais has, which can take up to two years to heal. He calls it a “Frozen Shoulder” or the “50-year-old Shoulder” (I’m 76). I couldn’t raise my left arm because whenever I tried I experienced excruciating pain in my left shoulder. If I didn’t try I had no pain, so I stopped trying. My doctor urgently recommended exercises for my arm so my muscles wouldn’t atrophy but I simply couldn’t do them. The Fast Diet Results: Within two months I regained complete pain-free movement of my left arm. Within two months my lifelong springtime allergies did not reappear and my cravings for potato chips and ice cream vanished. Within three months my cholesterol was reduced by 40 points, triglycerides 75 points, and glucose 5 points − and I love being 20 pounds lighter.

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