Bieler’s Broth Recipe

For restoring alkaline reserves and improving liver function

Dr. Henry G. Bieler was a prominent “American physician to the Hollywood stars.” He was widely recognized as a pioneer in alternative medicine who used non-pharmaceutical, diet-based therapies to cure or control various diseases including asthma, diabetes, and cancer.[1][2] One of his well known remedies was Bieler’s Broth a very effective detoxifying and cleansing vegetable broth.

Bieler’s Broth is a great recipe for alkalizing the body, supporting the liver, and providing beneficial nutrients. IFNH highly recommends it as a meal replacement for detoxification and nourishment. Patients sometimes will notice flulike symptoms for the first 8 to 12 hours using the broth for detoxification, but after that they usually feel energized. In the 40s and 50s it wasn’t unusual for people to use this recipe for 2 to 5 day fast.


  • zucchini squash
  • green beans
  • celery
  • parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil -or- unsalted organic butter
  • Clean, chemical-free water

How to:

  • Cut up equal amounts of zucchini squash, green beans (frozen or fresh) and celery. (Chop the celery 1/2 inch or less to eliminate stringiness.)
  • Steam until soft using clean water (distilled – or – reverse-osmosis and carbon filtered) in a porcelain or stainless steel pot. Do not use aluminum or copper cookware.
  • Fill blender 1/2 full with the vegetables and the water used for steaming. Add a small handful of chopped raw parsley. Blend to a consistency of pea soup (or, as desired).
  • Add small amount of unsalted organic raw butter or preferably extra virgin olive oil.
  • For variety and to suit your own taste, try adding garlic, onions, cayenne pepper, ginger, herbs, like Turmeric or Cumin.