A dear friend introduced me to this powerfully gentle broth when I told him about my chronic digestive issues. It quickly became a staple in our home.
My teenage daughter and 7-year-old son both love it when I cook up a batch of this magical broth. And I consider it part of my practice of self-love.
Dr. Henry Bieler was a visionary American physician and author of Food Is Your Best Medicine, in which he advocated the treatment of disease through diet. He believed that the body has a natural ability to heal and that the primary cause of disease is not germs, but imbalances in the body caused by lifestyle, including poor diet.
His famous broth is rich in potassium and sodium, alkalizes the body, and supports the liver and the adrenal glands. It also helps the pancreas control blood sugar.
Adding ghee to the broth brings a host of additional health benefits. Ghee is clarified butter (but with all the toxins removed). In the practice of Ayurveda, ghee is used to heal a wide variety of ailments. It reduces inflammation, lubricates connective tissues, bolsters the immune system, and is believed to promote memory and intelligence.
Bieler’s Broth provides a gentle way to detox, either as the sole food intake, or to supplement a juice fast, but it also works beautifully as an addition to your regular diet. I often start my day with a cup or add a bowl of it to my lunch.