More Of Eileen Poole’s Remedies & Recipes – Dr. Bieler’s Yeast Restorative & Skin Masque

Over the years I was a client of Eileen’s she mentioned Dr. Bieler’s active yeast restorative many times which can also be made into a facial masque.

My husband & many of my client’s have benefited from the yeast drink when they have “run out of gas” from too much stress, work, celebrating.

For many clients with skin issues, this remedy has been a godsend…used both internally & externally.

This yeast used in this remedy needs to be ACTIVE DRY yeast used for baking NOT brewer’s yeast available in natural foods stores. Active yeast is much more alkaline and easily digested than the brewer’s yeast and will not cause digestive upset’s if taken properly.

Active yeast is chock full of B vitamins and is one of the most valuable remedies for toxic bile and acid. According to Dr. Bieler, because of it’s mild alkalinity, active yeast soothes inflamed surfaces (skin, digestive & elimination tract) & absorbs /neutralizes acids.

Acid, toxic bile from improper food combinations, in- appropriate food choices or food amounts can irritate the small intestine enough to cause spasms interrupting the normal peristalysis creating constipation & gas.

Yeast taken internally and applied externally in a masque has beneficial effect on the skin, most notably for acne & breakouts.


When I first heard of this remedy from Eileen in the early 80’s, Red Star Active Yeast cakes were still available. For the last decade, the only available active dry yeast is the Red Star Active Dry Yeast individual foil packets, unless you can buy some cake form from a bakery in your area. Most supermarkets and some natural foods stores carry the Red Star Active Dry Yeast packets.

Eileen said that Dr. Bieler recommended mixing 1 packet in warm water or warm raw milk and drinking first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. WAIT 1 HOUR TO EAT ANYTHING. Best taken again at night before bed at least 2 hours AFTER any food.

For those who are severly run down,the Yeast Restorative can also be ingested in the middle of the night .

VIP….. NEVER HAVE this active dry yeast drink with fruit juice or tomato juice..or followed by coffee, tea or your vitamins!! Always wait 1 hour before ingesting anything else.

If you experience some gas , it literally will pass in a few days after the liver has balanced/de-toxed.


Mix 1 packet of Red Star Active Dry Yeast with enough rosewater to make a thick paste. Apply to face & neck avoiding the eye area and leave on for 15-20 minutes.

Wash off thoroughly with warm water , followed by some rosewater applied on a cotton pad as a toner, then moisturize.

I apply this masque once to twice a week.

A Votre Sante…


More Of Eileen Poole’s Remedies & Recipes – EILEEN’S PINK LEMONADE REFRESHER

With the warmer temps of summer upon us, I dug through some of the recipes Eileen shared with me to find this easy to make, refreshing summer time treat.


Combine unsweetened apple juice with the juice from enough lemon’s enough to make a 50/50 blend. Amounts depend on what size batch you are making.

Add stevia to taste stirring in enough fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries to impart a pink hue to the mix.and break up the fruit.

This blend can also be frozen as is into popsicle molds, ice cube trays or simply enjoyed as is.

Eileen & Dr. Bieler always recommended if having this as a juice to dilute with bottled water. She also mentioned the “refresher” frozen into ice cubes is wonderful in decaf iced green tea as a special festive drink to serve at parties.

I like to enjoy my “refresher” diluted with unsweetened lemon or lime sparkling water mid-afternoon on a hot summer’s day.

A Votre Sante,


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Here’s the recipe for the soup created by Dr. Henry Bieler for his clients and given to me by Eileen Poole at my first visit in 1979. It has been a daily diet mainstay since I saw Eileen nearly 33 years ago. I have a cup in the morning with my steamed veggies, cooked grain & protein meal, a cup with lunch and a diluted cup by my bedside so I can sip it if I wake up. Eileen always recommended a short Bieler’s fast if I overindulged during the holidays, at celebrations or felt a bit under the weather…which always pulled me through or nipped the overload in the bud.

Years back, there was a fire in the apartment building where I lived resulting in a smoke inhalation project for me. When I called Eileen to tell her what happened sharing I had a sore throat, severe headache and very achy chest with spasmodic, dry coughing she suggested doing a 3 day Bieler’s Soup fast with a large squeeze of lemon added to every cup to clear the ill effects I was experiencing. By the third day all my symptoms were gone and I felt back to normal. I have used this remedy several times when I inhaled something that irritated my lungs or bronchial pathways with good results.

• Bieler’s Soup

*This soup is referred to as the “Miracle Soup” by many of my clients. They feel and look better with just 1-2 cups a day.


4-6 Zucchini sliced (medium size)

1 lb Bag Fresh Frozen or Whole Green Beans

1 Handful of Parsley Tops (No Stems)

2 Stalks of Celery sliced with strings removed (Optional)

Fill a large pot with 1/3 water and add all the ingredients. Cover and cook in rapidly boiling water for 15-18 minutes until the vegetables are fork tender. Then place all ingredients in blender and puree in batches until smooth. Season with any of your favorite herbs, i.e., paprika, oregano, garlic, lemon, lime or basil. Serve hot or cold.

Do not add salt. You can add a pat of unsalted butter for extra body.



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When I came to Eileen for some suggestions on something I could take out on my 2 hour trail rides with my horses or on long hikes, she suggested the following fortified smoothie recipe to keep my energy up without weighing me down or spiking my blood sugar.

This recipe is still my “go to” trail/hiking snack for hiking/long trail rides..or even if I’m on the go.


2 heaping tbls. Mt. Capra Goat Whey
8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk, oat milk, or rice milk
1 tbls freshly ground flax seed
1/2 cup fresh fruit of choice
stevia to taste

Put all the above into a blender and puree until smooth. If this recipe is to be carried with you to be used later in the day, Eileen suggested partially freezing the smoothie so it would remain cold .

My favorite combos for fruit are: Peaches & strawberries, mango & papaya, papaya & blueberries, kiwi & papaya or raspberries & peaches.

If you don’t have time to freeze the whole mixture, the quick version is to use frozen unsweetened fruit instead of fresh.

A Votre Sante,


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By Kaaren On MARCH 1, 2012

One of the basics Eileen shared with me that was true for all clients is to work on eliminating concentrated sweetners in any form reserving them for celebrations and special occasions only. Concentrated sweeteners create an acidic environment in the body exacerbating all inflammatory conditions.

The avoid list is as follows:

White sugar, brown sugar, turbinado sugar, Succanat, molasses, corn syrup, fructose, honey, agave, date sugar, palm sugar, barley-malt, rice syrup, & rice bran syrup. Xylitol, maltilol, erythritol, and dextrose are all highly refined sugar alcohols that are best avoided.

Eileen told me many times that stevia & fruit juices were the preferred sweeteners for daily use, of course in moderation. Stevia is an herb that does not raise blood sugar, so for diabetics is safer than using fruit juices.

The balancing agents for a past or current overage in the concentrated sweetener category are the low starch vegetables category..with Bieler’s Soup being the foundation.

The basic rule of thumb is to shoot for at least 50% of your daily food intake in the low starch veggie category, including 1 or more cups of Bieler’s Soup.

An in depth list of recommended low starch vegetables and the recipe for Bieler’s Soup can be found in my two books, “Eat Your Way To Health” and “Ageless Beauty From The Inside Out”.

A Votre Sante,


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During the first year or so with my new way of eating, I was experiencing some energy drops and sweet cravings in between meals. Eileen suggest that I make a green drink consisting of 1 tbls. spirulina powder & 1 tbls. high quality Brewer’s Yeast mixed into a warm or cold cup of Bieler’s Soup. I was to drink this “potion” mid-morning and mid-afternoon to give me the nutrients my body needed to quell the sugar cravings, smooth out my energy drops, and stabilize my blood sugar. Not only was this “remedy” satisfying, but within weeks did the trick for what ailed me. Over the years, whenever I veered back into sweets over the holidays, this was my “go to” remedy.

To this day, after nearly 26 years in practice as a holistic health care practitioner, I still recommend this remedy to clients who need it with great success. It’s an especially effective remedy to “get back on track” after a prolonged period of holiday celbrations/ “falling off the wagon”. Of course, those with Candida/yeast issues would omit the Brewer’s Yeast.



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Over the years when I called Eileen for help with a cold or flu, she recommended either Source Naturals Wellness Formula, Zinc Lozenges, Oscilloccinimum homeopathic, or the Chinese Herbal formulas Gan Mao Ling or Yin Chaio as an extra support in addition to a short specific fast.

For colds or flu when I experienced chills & body aches /higher fever she recommended I take 1-2 capsules of the Wellness Formula twice daily the minute I felt anything setting in, then cutting back to 1 capsule twice daily until I felt better… or Gan Mao Ling if I had it on hand.

For colds with scratchy throat & low/no fever she recommended the Yin Chaio or Zinc Lozenges if I caught it before the cold set in.

For general prevention she suggested a vial of Oscilloccocinum once weekly during the cold & flu season.

Food Remedies:

If I had a flu expressing as a high fever with body aches, she would recommend papaya juice diluted 50/50 with distilled water until the fever broke alternating with homemade beef broth (NO SALT) made with the cooking water of zucchini. I then could add in mashed zucchini or diluted zuchini puree with sauteed extra lean ground beef every few hours alternating with diluted papaya juice at least 1 hour later until I felt better.

With most colds she recommended diluted papaya or apple juice alternating with Bieler’s Soup..sans celery for 2-3 days. Zinc Lozenges at the onset was a mainstay she recommended to me to shorten the duration of the cold.

With any cough or sore throat she always recommended staying away from eggs, the cabbage family veggies and turkey.

A Votre Sante,


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In the early 80’s, I was working 2 jobs to save for acupuncture school and got pretty run down. Eileen first suggested Henry Bieler’s classic “pick me up” of raw liver juice..which is basically raw liver pureed with water and strained before drinking. I could not handle even the thought of this remedy let alone try it, so Eileen suggested an alternative. Her idea was to saute a piece of organic beef liver lightly so it is still rare and cut into slices. Eat 2-3 slices in between meals once daily for a few weeks. She recommended I have this with a large cup of Bieler’s Soup adding a couple of small slices of cooked yam for additional minerals if needed. At this time my digestion & elimination was very strong, so the combination of small amounts of starchy veggie with small amounts of beef liver worked well.


One of Dr. Bieler’s remedies for adding additional calcium to the diet was ground eggshells. I also like the idea of using “the whole food” whenever we can. Here is the recipe Eileen gave me when I needed additional calcium, but could not tolerate any of the calcium formulas available at the time.

VIP……Make sure to only use organically fed, free range, preferabley fertile eggs for your “eggshell calcium”.

1) Wash leftover eggshells in warm water until the eggwhite is removed, taking care to leave the membrane which has nutrients to support joint health. Lay the washed eggshells on paper towels until fully dry. There is some controversy on air drying vs baking the eggshells in the oven to reduce any chance of bacterial residue, so use your own judgement on this point. I personally have been preparing my eggshel calcium via the air dry methods for years with no ill effects.

2) Powder the dried eggshells either in a small coffee grinder or place in two plastic bags and crush to a powder with a rolling pin.

3) Store eggshell powder in a glass jar with lid in a dry place like your pantry or kitchen cupboard.

According to my reseach sources, each 1/2 tsp. of eggshell powder yields 400-500mg of elemental calcium. Current thought is that in order to absorb the calcium you need to take it with vitamin D, magnesium (preferably citrate), and a small amount of vitamin C. …and absorb about 500 mg at one time. If you need more than 500 mg of calcium per day, it may be advisable to take one dose in the morning and one before bedtime.

When Eileen first recommended this to me, there was not the array of choices we have today in supplements. She suggested I take vitamin D and a little vitamin C with with the eggshell powder so I could absorb it better. Later as more formulas became available, I brought in “Pure Essence” Ionic Fizz Calcium Plus & Magnesuim Plus for her to check out. She told me it was a great formula for me and would agree with many people. Eileen also told me I could just take “Natural Calm” plus a small amount of “Alacer”, Emergen C Lite and vitamin D as an alternative.

The Ionic Fizz formulas are economical and well thought out providing a balanced co-factor profile for optimum utilization by the body. It also makes a tasty, refreshing drink!

Some folks take the eggshell powder dissolved in lemon juice that has dissolved at room temp for a few hours. You need to stir the concoction several times during the “mellowing” process, which is just too time consuming for me. I just place the eggshell powder in an empty gel cap and swallow it with my Ionic Fizz morning drink.

In the past few months I have read several abstracts that cite in double blind studies, that eggshell calcium powder combined with the additional vites/minerals mentioned above work as well if not better than other forms of calcium. Natural eggshell calcium also contains strontium and other nutrients that boost bone health. So once again, we see that Nature knows best giving us balanced nutrients in one whole package.

* Note: Dr. Bieler recommended taking 1/2 of a dime sized piece of eggshell and Eileen recommended a little larger than dime sized piece for me. Everyone is different in terms of their mineral needs, so start low and slowly increase the amount until you feel you are getting what is best for you.

A Votre Sante,


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Here are some of the natural remedies Eileen shared with me for insect bites and a non-toxic household ant repellant.


Take 3 drops of echinacea tincture mixed with 3 drops of goldenseal tincture in distilled water twice daily for 5-7 days.


Mix aloe vera gel with equal amounts of lemon juice and apply to the bite to reduce swelling and itching.

Of course with any insect or animal bite, eliminate all sugar and concentrated sweeteners from your diet and increase your low starch veggie intake along with liberal amounts of Bieler’s Soup. Since Eileen told me many times that a small amount (the operative word is SMALL here) of lemon acts as a cleanser to the system, I would always add a squeeze of lemon to my Bieler’s Soup.

I asked Eileen once about her feelings regarding the popular lemon juice/cayenne pepper/maple syrup daily cleanse and her response was that “less is best”, using a remedy as stimulating as this one only when needed AND if the adrenals are relatively strong/thyroid not over stimmed. She went on to say “when needed” would be at the onset of a cold or flu if the weather was cold and only once daily for a day or so.


Mix together equal amounts of :

Epsom Salts & flour (any kind) with the white of one egg

Stir until well blended and sprinkle at the entrance of any ant trails. This remedy has always worked like a charm for me over the years!

A Votre Sante,


………………..Next month more remedies & recipes from Eileen Poole

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Over the years as my health improved and my food choices became more varied, I asked Eileen for some recipes to serve when guests came over. Here are two terrific wheat free dessert recipes that never failed to please even the most jaded “guest” palate:

Eileen’s Kamut Bread Pudding

6 slices of Pacific Bakery Wheat Free ,Yeast Free Kamut Bread (or similar) ground into a coarse meal in a food processor

2 cups thinly sliced peeled Yellow Delicious apples cooked until tender in 1/2 cup un-sweetened apple juice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup un-sweetened frozen apple juice concentrate

2 egg whites stiffly beaten

3 tbls raw milk

2 tbls. raw unsalted butter melted

3 tbls raisons

3 tbls chopped pecans (optional)

Mix the bread crumbs, cinnamon well. Combine the applejuice concentrate, milk, and butter and then add to the dry mixture. Fold in the egg whites until well mixed adding the apples & raisons. Pour into a buttered small loaf pan and bake @ 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Can be served hot or cold topped with Rice Dream Ice Cream or Pure Decadence Ice Cream.

Eileen’s Simple Rice Pudding

2 cups of soft cooked long grain white Basmati rice

1 1/2 cups Vanilla Rice Dream

cinnamon to taste

2 tbls. chopped pecans 4 tbls. raisons

optional topping: raw whipping cream whipped with no sugar vanilla and a few pinches of stevia.

Combine the cooked rice & Rice Dream in a sauce pan and bring to a low boil stirring constantly until the mixture reduces to your desired consistency. Add the cinnamon, raisons, and pecans folding in well. Chill and serve topped with whipped cream.

Next month some tips Eileen Poole gave me over the years for staying healthy over the holidays

A Votre Sante,