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More Of Eileen Poole’s Remedies & Recipies

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

INTERNAL REMEDY FOR INSECT BITES

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

TOPICAL REMEDY FOR INSECT BITES

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.

HOUSEHOLD ANT REPELLANT

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,

Kaaren

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

More Of Eileen Poole’s Remedies & Recipes

During the first few years of changing to the Bieler/Poole way of eating, I had some bouts of falling off the wagon as well as a few healing crisis.

Since my “drug of choice” growing up was anything chocolate, this, of course, was also my treat of choice when I “went off my diet”. The combination of sugar, chocolate, dairy and/or wheat was very toxic to my system and would result in a sore throat within a few days of enjoying my treats. If I continued eating “my treats, mood swings would follow in short order from the blood sugar fluctuations and my energy would go up & down throughout the day.

In those early days it could take me anywhere from one to two weeks to get totally back on track and the resulting overload would imbalance my system stirring up a host of my old symptoms. As with any addiction, eating just one bite was not an option and would result in many days to weeks of eating sugar before I went back to health supportive eating.

When I would “fall off the wagon” Eileen would always tell me to be easy on my self about lapsing into my old eating patterns and to just eat a small amount of whatever protein was allowed on my diet every few hours accompanied by Bieler’s Soup for a day or so until I felt better. This worked like a charm most of the time to stabilize my blood sugar, moods, and energy in just a few days. Then I would go back to whatever my current eating plan was.

If my increased sugar intake lasted longer than a week, a healing crisis(aka overload) was likely to occur, usually for me manifesting in a sore throat accompanied by a fever . Eileen would then recommend for me, diluted fruit juices from the allowed fruits on my current diet every few hours until my temperature returned to normal. This would balance the sugar overload and then after a few days with just Bieler’s Soup and small amounts of protein every few hours, I could return to my current eating plan symptom free.

Once when I had an extended period of celebrations back to back during the Xmas Holidays, my crisis/overload manifested in the deeper layers as a mucous type cough. Eileen suggested that I have a diluted cup of grapefruit juice or pineapple juice in between my meals until the cough and mucous resolved…with of course liberal amounts of Bieler’s Soup to assist in restoring balance to my system.

About four years into of eating this new way, feeling better than I had ever before, I went back to including my favorite treats first a few times a month, which escalated into a few times a week. After a few months of the frequent sweets, most of my symptoms returned and I went to see Eileen very distressed by this experience.

Eileen explained that the old way of eating was what caused my health issues and if I went back to that old way again, the same symptoms would re-occur. Those foods were simply not good for my system no matter how many years I ate health supportively. It would only be a question of how much and for how long before the overload would occur. She also shared that eventually I would be able to enjoy treats for an occasional celebration. She pointed out that my body would tell me how much was appropriate if I paid attention to the subtle signals such as waking up a bit more tired, having less patience, a slight drop in energy and not sleeping as well..all signs of an impending overload.

From that day forward, I resolved to look at this new way of eating as a lifestyle change which would support me in good health for a lifetime instead of just a ” temporary diet” until I felt better.

………….Next month, more of my favorite “recipes & remedies” from Eileen Poole.

A Votre Sante.

Kaaren

My Favorite Recipes From Eileen Poole

Here are a few of my favorite recipes from Eileen Poole:

Years ago when I was working long days and going to acupuncture school at night, Eileen recommended this recipe to me to keep my energy steady by starting the day off right.

EILEEN’S HEARTY BREAKFAST SKILLET MEAL

1 medium zucchini thinly sliced

2 free range, fertile eggs

2 tsp. hazelnut oil

2 tbls. chopped parsley or cilantro

1 small pinch of Celtic or Himalayan salt

* optional: 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, buckwheat, or rye flakes.

Arrange the zucchini slices on the bottom of a non stick skillet and add about 1/3 cup of water. Cook covered over medium heat until the zucchini is just fork tender. Remove the lid letting any remaining liquid to almost evaporate. Add the oil and break the two eggs over the zucchini topping with the parsley or cilantro and pinch of salt. Cover for 2-3 minutes or until eggs are just set. Slide out of skillet onto your bed of grain. Serve with an additional cup of Dr. Bieler’s Soup for maximum health benefits.

NOTE: I always have containers of cooked grains on hand in the frig making it quick and easy to add to meals or snack. To add some texture and variety, I mix two different grains together.

Since I am a predominant “Thyroid Type” in Dr. Bieler’s system with weaker adrenals, Eileen told me I would always need a bit more protein to even me out and support my adrenals. She told me the small pinch of salt early in the day would also give a small lift to my adrenals without over stimulating them. According to Dr. Bieler & Eileen, Thyroid Types need a little more starch in their diets than the other endocrine types especially in colder weather. Eileen also recommended I have a good quality cold pressed hazelnut oil in small amounts a few times a week to support my central nervous system which tends to be sensitive.

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This next recipe is a light, satisfying snack I can easily carry with me when I’m on the go.

EILEEN’S CREAMY FRUIT SMOOTHIE

1 cup un-sweetened oat/rice/coconut milk or raw goat’s/cow’s milk if you can handle it

1 banana or 1 cup raw low acid fruit of choice (no melons)

2 tsp. of freshly ground flax seed

Put all the above in a blender and frappe until smooth.

NOTE: If I’m taking this with me for later in the day and have no refrigerator available, I will partially freeze the mixture in the container I will be taking with me. This way it is thawed by the time I will use it.

My favorite fruits to use are: papaya, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, Babcock peaches & kiwi. Sometimes I add some lemon or lime zest for flavor before blending.

Eileen always told me that bananas were best eaten as the only fruit in recipes because they are so rich and filling. I will often mix small amounts of several different fruits for variety…of course not with bananas.

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Eileen suggested this next recipe to me many times over the years when I’ve felt run down or just needed a pick me up.

EILEEN’S VERSION OF A QUICK EGGNOG

1-2 raw, fertile egg YOLKS

1 cup raw cow’s or goat’s milk

1 tsp. no alcohol, no sugar vanilla extract *optional *

* optional: 2 pinches of stevia powder

Blend well with either a hand blender or in a blender.

NOTE: Eileen told me this recipe was best taken in between meals, first thing in the morning 1 hour before breakfast, or as a meal substitute. When I was going through menopause, she suggested I have an egg nog before bed to help lull me to sleep. In the early days, stevia was not in the recipe. It’s also something Dr. Bieler mentions in both his books sans the vanilla and stevia as a tonic for the adrenals.

Since stevia became available, Eileen told me I could use it daily if I wished in small amounts. She also said most people can handle it if used in small amounts because it is of course very concentrated. Eileen also shared that she found stevia functioned like a tonic in small amounts.

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Over the coming months, I will be sharing more of my favorite recipes that Eileen has given me over the years.

A Votre Sante,