First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated Dennis Rocke © 2022


The patient should be put on a one week juice fast as no solids should be given if the jaundice is in an acute stage. A juice fast using the special juices given below under Beneficial Treatments and herb teas. After fasting for a week the health diet should be followed adding skimmed milk and homemade cottage cheese to the diet on a daily basis. The diet should be full of fresh fruit and vegetables in whole and juice form. Try making salads using the following:

  • Artichoke hearts
  • Apples
  • Dandelion leaves
  • Endives
  • Pears are extremely beneficial
  • Radishes
  • Watercress

Twice a week raw egg yolks should be consumed, eaten like oysters.

Avoid fats and fried foods and have the patient drink a glass of water containing the juice of half a lemon each morning upon rising.

Beneficial Treatments

As mentioned, a juice fast for one or two weeks, using the following juices:

Lemon, pear, add radish juice to carrot juice and dandelion juice to beet juice and of course any grape juice

The patient should have a warm poultice made with crushed cabbage leaf placed directly onto the liver area.

Plenty of rest is essential

The patient should drink several cups of barley water made from 1 cup of barley boiled in 5 pints of water. When the water containing the barley comes to the boil it should be left to simmer for 3 – 4 hours. This treatment has been found to clear up the jaundice.

Daily Supplements (Recommended)

Vitamin B6  

50 mg


Vitamin C  

In acute conditions 1,500 mg every 3 hours, if the condition is chronic then up the dosage to 3,000 or even 5,000 mg. Vitamin C should be taken even during the juice fast


Vitamin E  

600 iu daily


Brewer’s Yeast  

5 tablespoons


Calcium-Magnesium Supplement  

As directed


Natural Multiple Mineral Formula  

As directed