Instructions: Don’t peel any of the vegetables as many of the minerals and nutrients are stored directly beneath the skin. Scrub vegetables carefully, cut into small pieces, place them into a stainless steel pot, add enough distilled water to cover the vegetables, cover, bring to a boil and quickly turn down heat and cook SLOWLY, covered, at low heat for 3 hours, then mash and eat.
Every week I make a double batch of soup in a 8 quart (or larger) pot and Dale (or Sandy) helps me grind it in our VitaMix (it takes several VitaMix cups to get it all ground and, after each cup is ground (we grind each cup for 90 seconds) we mix it all together in another stainless steel pot). After it's thoroughly mixed I ladle it into quart mason jars, put the lids on, allow the jars to cool, and freeze six jars and put two jars in the refrigerator.
Everyone at our house eats a bowl of this soup or the green soup at least once a day.
Note from Another Hippocrates Soup Lover: "It’s hard for anyone to say why this soup holds such particular power. I have attempted to creatively alter the recipe and not received the same results. Is it the placebo effect? I’m not sure. But even Dr. Gerson remarked that this soup was very special and highly effective in his (cancer recovery) regimen even if he wasn’t absolutely sure of the dynamics."
I began my new way of eating on March 5, 2013 and in two months I lost 10 pounds.
My new regime consists of fasting (or semi-fasting by eating 500 calories a day) for two non-consecutive days (24 hours every Sunday and Thursday) every week and eating a normal American diet for the remaining five days every week (this can be a vegan, vegetarian or meat-eating diet).
I read (in late February 2013) about “The Fast Diet” in People magazine’s March 25, 2013 issue. The article was called “The Fast Diet, Inside The New Weight-Loss Craze” written by Suzanne Zuckerman with Catherine Kast.
After searching the Internet for more information I found the PBS TV presentation of Eat, Fast and Live Longer by Michael Mosley on YouTube (see “Eat, Fast and Live Longer - Horizon” below).
When I couldn’t get my Kaiser doctor or order the IGF-1 blood test I went on the Internet and found Walk-In Lab, LLC and paid $68 for an appointment to have the test done by a private lab in Walnut Creek, CA on March 24, 2013. The results were 109 with the normal range being 35-168. I will have another IGF-1 blood test taken after I’ve been on my new regime for six months. The goal is to lower my IGF-1 results (IGF-1 is a marker for biological aging -- the higher it is the older your marker is).
I can attest to the truth that this diet regime works to reduce inflammation and promote healing because I had injured the rotator cuff in my left shoulder somehow in September 2012 and it did not begin to get better until I started fasting two days a week in March 2013.
In December I attended a class at Kaiser about healing shoulder pain and learned that I would lose muscle in my left arm if I did not begin to exercise my arm several times a day, which I could not do because of the pain it caused. Not moving my arm worked to prevent the pain, but the doctor explained that the muscles in my arm would atrophy if I didn’t exercise it. So, I did what I could, but I could not grasp my hands behind my back to do the side-to-side exercise or raise my hand above my head to do the stretching exercise.
By the middle of March I was able to raise my hand above my head and by the end of March I was able to grasp my hands behind my back without pain and by the end of April I could reach up my back to the hooks of my bra to unhook them without pain.
This was a welcome achievement as, since September, to unhook my bra (when Dale or Sandy were not available to do it for me) I had to take the shoulder straps down, take my arms out of the straps and turn the bra around so the hooks were in the front so I could reach and unhook them.
I find fasting to be very easy. However, if I eat 500 calories of anything I get hungry so I’ve opted to drink soup and broth instead of eating on my fasting days. I found a very satisfying soup recipe in The Reader’s Digest’s January 2013 issue; “The Soup that Changed My Life -- Nourishing greens are surprisingly delicious in a beloved, magical soup” by Anna Thomas (From Eating Well). To read the article go to: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/easy_recipes/anna_thomas_green_soup_how_green_soup_became_a_way_of_life
Click on the picture below to view the PBS TV presentation of Eat, Fast and Live Longer by Michael Mosley.
Makes 8 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each
Total Time: about 1 hour
1. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add onions and 1/4 tsp. salt; cook, stirring, until onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add 2 tbs. water, and cover. Cook stirring frequently, until onions are greatly reduced and have a caramel color, 25 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine 3 cups water, remaining 3/4 tsp. salt, and rice in soup pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover, and cook 15 minutes. Trim ribs and tough stems from the greens and spinach; discard. Coarsely chop greens and spinach.
3. When rice has cooked 15 minutes, stir in greens. Return to a simmer; cover and cook 10 minutes. When onions are caramelized, stir a little greens' simmering liquid into them; immediately add them to rice along with spinach, broth, and cayenne. Return to a simmer, cover and cook until spinach is tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes more.
4. Puree soup in pot with immersion blender until perfectly smooth, or in regular blender in batches. Stir in lemon juice and garnish with olive oil.
I modified the recipe to be vegan as Dale is strictly vegan (no oil) and I found like it best made that way (I skip the part where you caramelize the onion and just put it into the pot with the other vegetables). For the garlic I use the contents of one of The Cayenne Company's Heart Food Caps capsules (contains 100,000 hu Cayenne Fruit, Garlic, Hawthorn Berry, Onion and Ginger Root). To save time I make a double (or triple) recipe and, while it’s hot, I pour it into quart Mason jars (8 quarts) and, after it cools, I freeze six of them and take one or two out of the freezer daily or as we need them. All three of us eat the soup at least once a day and I eat it two times a day on my fast days.[slideshow_deploy id='176']
In a large (8 quart) stainless steel pot combine:
(Note: All vegetables should be organic when possible, unpeeled, and chopped into small pieces either by hand or with a Kitchen Aid mixer with an attachment that cuts up vegetables.)
6 quarts of distilled water
2 large sweet potatoes (Jewel sweet potatoes are recommended when available)
6 small or 8 large zucchini squash
1⁄2 large head of red cabbage
2 large stalks of celery (celery makes the cabbage not smell bad)
1 large bunch of parsley (after cutting parsley up with scissors put it into a large baggie and pour distilled water into the baggie and shake well, drain into a colander, and repeat until all sand is removed)
1 pound carrots
1 pound green beans
3 large leeks
2 bunches green onions
3 large red beets (tops may be added, but rinse them the same way as you rinse the parsley as they are very sandy also)
Some enjoy added cilantro and/or spices
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook on low three hours with lid on.
Ladle hot broth into (preheated) mason jars, place lid on each jar as you fill it, allow to cool and store broth in refrigerator or freezer.
Discard the vegetables.
This recipe makes about 6 quarts of a great tasting, mineral-rich, alkalizing broth.
I am on the second day of a two-day 500-calories-per-day fast. Tomorrow I will go back to my regular diet for five days. After that I will repeat this weekly diet regime until I either find it doesn’t work for me or, if it works, I will continue on it permanently.
According to the book, "The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer" by Michael Mosley and a PBS TV presentation called "Eat, Fast and Live Longer" by Mr. Mosley, eating in this way will reduce my bad cholesterol, protect me against developing cancer, heart disease (including lowering high blood pressure) and Alzheimer’s disease and help me to live longer and healthier.
Click on the picture below to view the PBS TV presentation of Eat, Fast and Live Longer by Michael Mosley.
Yesterday, March 5, 2013, I had my blood drawn at Kaiser for cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose level, tish/thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin D level and, I had hoped, the IGF-1 test that Mr. Mosley recommends as a way to measure the success of the diet, but my doctor at Kaiser refused to order it when I requested it.
As long as I had fasted for 12 hours for the blood test I decided to begin the Eat, Fast and Live Longer Diet Regime at the same time.
I am 76 years old, 5 foot 7 inches, 202 pounds and would like to weigh 145 pounds. I do not drink alcohol, take prescription, over-the-counter or any other drugs. I do take vitamins and supplements and have for 52 years (I began right after I read "Lets Eat Right to Keep Fit" (1954) by Adelle Davis in March 1961 a few days after Sandy was born). Before that I took prenatal vitamins and minerals for almost four years starting before I gave birth to my son in December 1957 and my first daughter in March 1959.
I followed another diet using drops of Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) sublingually (under the tongue) five years ago and lost 22 pounds in two months, but was horrified at the way it aged my face and I went off the diet and gained the weight back (also in two months). Since the Eat, Fast and Live Longer diet regime is a slower weight loss method (people are reporting a weight loss of about 1 1/2 pounds per week), I am looking forward to losing weight without looking ill.
This diet regime seems to be perfect for me. Dale is on a vegan diet and is doing very well on it. I’m a meat eater and have tried to be a vegetarian in the past, but gained weight and felt miserable while not eating meat. I have fasted on liquids many times for three days at a time and always felt well while fasting.
For these first two days of my new eating regime I am eating tamales that are hand made and sold at Whole Foods. Each tamale contains 280 calories. I am eating one and 1/2 per day (in three equal portions 4 to 5 hours apart beginning 4 hours after waking -- I drink a quart of my homemade broth upon waking). I am also taking oil capsules, vitamins and drinking a lot of distilled water each day.
I will update my progress at least once a week on my blog and post my blood test results as soon as I receive them.
If you would like to share your experiences with this type of diet please send me your story and I will add it to my blog.
To have more energy take capsules of special essential fatty acids that contain the correct ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids, at the right time each day, and do not take fish oil capsules. Having more energy is as simple as that.
By junk food I mean anything that contains fully or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or vegetable oil that has been heated or processed with chemicals or any food that has been commercially processed and/or contains large amounts of sugar and/or salt, or chicken, beef, pork or fish that has been grilled at a high temperature.
After a day or two of taking the special essential fatty acid capsules you will be amazed at how much more energy you have and how uninterested you are in eating junk food. You may even eat small amounts of junk food on occasion without fear of overeating it or feeling any loss of energy, just be sure you take a few of the capsules 20 minutes before you indulge.
The amount of capsules you need to take depends on your weight (or the weight of your dog or cat as they will thrive on these special essential fatty acid capsules, too). Two to four capsules twice a day are suggested for a person who weighs 150 pounds.
Drink and cook with distilled water only (any other beverage contains toxins ? even the minerals found in “Natural Spring Water” are toxic to the body. Toxins cause our cells to be replaced with less accuracy ? for instance, imagine a copy of a picture and copy of the copy, and a copy the second copy, and a copy of the third copy, etc. — eventually, toxins cause us to look like blurred versions of ourselves).
Please do not take our word for it - do research satisfy yourself one way or the other.
Here is a link to a special report we put together that we thinks proves the case for distilled water. Please read it and post your comment below.
When Dr. Clark wrote about Lugol’s Iodine in her first book, The Cure For All Cancers, my daughter, Sandra, learned to use it to heal her mouth after oral surgery and to help her mouth heal between surgeries (after every meal she rinsed her mouth with a solution of Lugol's Iodine and distilled water by holding the solution in her mouth for a minute and then spitting it out). Sandy had all of her teeth removed in 2001 and 25 additional oral surgeries between then and September 2009 to remove dead bone from the holes in her jawbone where her teeth were (called cavitations) and has now fully recovered from osteonecrosis of the jawbone (caused by her being prescribed and taking tetraclyine at the age of three).
Sandy believes she would never have recovered her health if she had not used Lugol’s Iodine (or found, through Bonnie writing about Sandra in her her newsletter and a reader calling to tell us about, Dr. Villafana, DDS, who finally succeeded in removing all the infection, dead bone, dead bovine bone grafts, and abnormal nerve endings that grew out of several of the successful bone grafts) So, thanks to Dr. Clark and Sandy taking her advice so seriously, we know how powerful Lugol’s Iodine is when used to guard against infection, but it took us awhile to realize that Lugol’s is not just a remedy for preventing infection, but is a nutrient that is crucial for all aspects of health.
In Sandy’s case it was what she needed to stop a terrible depression that she developed after having her last and final oral surgery in September 2009 (a few months after that surgery is when she stopped taking Lugol’s). Just a few drops of Lugol’s in half a glass of distilled water before meals turned her life around to where now she wakes up feeling happy and positive instead of dreading facing another day on this earth (her words) -- and it happened in one day!
If you have any doubts or, if you have read about Lugol’s Iodine before but the importance of it hasn’t stuck with you, I recommend that you read an amazing e-book, Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry (354 pages) (Updated Eleventh Edition) by Elaine Hollingsworth, Director of The Hippocrates Health Centre of Australia. I would love to give you this e-book at no charge, but Elaine has asked that everyone please purchase their own copy. In my estimation it is worth a thousand dollars or more, so I am asking you to pay her a small fee to download her e-book.
Let me leave you with a small sample of Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry:
(In 1980) they ruined our bread. It was done quietly and quickly (before 1980 in some countries, later in others, and not at all in a lucky few) and it was, seemingly, innocuous. This is what happened, in four little words: hello bromine, goodbye iodine.
In the good old days, when iodine was used as a dough conditioner, there were generous quantities in our bread, and in all bakery products. This amount of iodine was sufficient to protect thyroid glands from radioactive iodine, and to prevent thyroid illnesses of all persuasions. Iodine was also in our milk, for a really good reason: it kills bacteria. It was used on the teats of cows before milking to ensure cleanliness, and it was used to sterilize the equipment used in the milking process.
As my friend and colleague, Pip Rose, told me: We used iodine in our dairy for years, as it was the perfect antiseptic, and it was dirt cheap. Then, one day, someone from the Milk Board arrived on our doorstep and threatened to de-register us if we did not replace the iodine with a chemical. I don’t remember its name, but it smelled toxic, and it was heaps more expensive than the iodine. We were forced to use this chemical for milk sold to the public, but we certainly didn’t use it for our family: we didn’t want to poison our daughters. Multiply this story by millions of dairies worldwide, and it sure smells like a conspiracy!
Doctor Donald Miller, my American telephone and email colleague, says: I’ve used iodine on a daily basis for the last 35 years in heart surgery, to prepare patients’ skin. It is the best antiseptic for preventing wound infections after surgery, because it kills 90% of bacteria on skin within 90 seconds. Dr Miller, who is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Washington in the US, has permitted us to post an article he wrote on iodine on our website. You will learn a great deal by reading it.
Iodine, as mentioned earlier, is essential, as it helps to eliminate toxic metals from our bodies, especially bromine. So, when iodine was replaced by bromine, there was no longer a way to eliminate the bromine. Overnight, a huge segment of the population was being affected by bromine. This was infinitely more serious than the damage done by Bromo-Seltzer, which only struck a tiny proportion of society. And, of course, the brominated vegetable oil in soft drinks only strikes people who are stupid enough to guzzle them. But bread — The Staff of Life — strikes us all!
As respected iodine researcher James Howenstine, MD, succinctly puts it: This substitution of bromine for iodine has resulted in nearly universal deficiency of iodine in the American populace. Iodine therapy helps the body eliminate fluoride, bromine, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum and mercury. Could this substitution of bromine for iodine have been carried out to increase diseases and thus create more need for pharmaceutical drugs?
PS Sandy and Dale can take Lugol's Iodine with no problem, but when she tried taking it in 1999 after eating lunch with Dr. Clark (we were in Canada for a three day seminar) and watching her take six drops of Lugol's Iodine 30 minutes before she ate her lunch and listening to her tell her story of feeling much more energetic when she takes six drops before every meal, Bonnie tried taking it but had a bad reaction (after taking one drop in water three times a day 30 minutes before meals for two days she developed a red rash on her chest and, after the second dose that day, immediately after she swallowed it, she had a rapid heart beat for several minutes) so Dr. Clark advised her to stop taking it as it looked like she was allergic to it. However, in May 2010, Bonnie found that Nascent Iodine drops (six drops in water twice a day 30 minutes before eating) does not cause her any problems and definitely gives her more energy, so we have all been taking Nascent Iodine drops since then.
Protect your heart and circulatory system with the anti-inflammatory agent Serrapeptase, the proteolytic enzyme. “Proteolytic” literally means protein dissolving.
The medical use of enzymes as anti-inflammatory agents goes back many years. In the early 1950s it was discovered that intravenous trypsin could unexpectedly relieve the symptoms of many different inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and atypical viral pneumonia. Subsequently, intramuscular enzyme injections were found to be beneficial in counteracting post-surgical swelling (edema), treating thrombophlebitis and lower back strain, and rapidly healing bruises caused by sports injuries.
At that time the mechanism of the anti-inflammatory effect remained obscure. Today it is believed to involve degradation of inflammatory mediators, suppression of edema, activation of fibrinolysis, reduction of immune complexes (antibody-antigen conglomerates), and proteolytic modification of cell-surface adhesion molecules which guide inflammatory cells to their targets. (Such adhesion molecules are known to play an important role in the development of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.)
To read more about Serrapeptase please go to:
Make homemade vegetable soup with distilled water daily and drink at least one cup of the broth daily (this is “Alkaline Broth” and you can drink as much of it as you desire). Our body desperately needs minerals to do all the replacing of cells that it does daily and it can only use minerals that vegetables have taken from the ground and, with the help of the sun (photosynthesis) changed into organic minerals for our bodies to use. http://www.road-to-health.com/go/soup
If you are unwilling or unable to make soup you can supplement angstrom size liquid minerals.