Pottenger’s Remedy for Respiratory Illness

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Dr. Francis Pottenger MD is most well known as the researcher and author of the groundbreaking studies on cats that demonstrated that critical nutrients in meat and raw milk are lost through cooking and pasteurization.

What is less well known is that Dr. Pottenger also operated a sanitorium for patients with tuberculosis, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory diseases.

At his hospital, Dr. Pottenger served his convalescing patients liberal servings of liver, butter, cream, and eggs. This is in sharp contrast to the food served in hospitals and nursing homes today which almost exclusively consists of highly processed, sugar filled foods loaded with additives, extenders, and MSG.

Dr. Pottenger knew well how to cure respiratory illness, relying heavily on the Traditional Superfoods as his main remedies.

Unfortunately, folks today typically have no idea how to cure respiratory illness. A trip the doctor’s office  yields no help either as a prescription for strong allergy meds or antibiotics is the only solution offered in most cases.

While plant based antibiotics can help tremendously, sometimes a boost in nutrition is required as well.

One of Dr. Pottenger’s tonics for respiratory illness was a Liver Cocktail that is beneficial for its stamina and lung building properties in athletes and asthmatics alike. He knew that organ meats are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Even the best combination of plant superfoods does not compare gram for gram.

If you or someone in your family has a cough that won’t go away or some other respiratory illness that is not responding to either conventional or alternative treatments, try this tonic for 3-5 days in a row and watch your health quickly return!

If you are an athlete training for any type of sporting competition, you will find this tonic of incredible stamina building benefit as well!

Respiratory Remedy Recipe

Dr. Francis Pottenger MD's famous and highly effective respiratory remedy that is a nutritional powerhouse unlike no other.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Sarah Pope MGA


  • 2 tsp raw liver from beef, buffalo or lamb
  • 6 ounces fresh tomato juice must be fresh pressed
  • dash tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbl liquid whey
  • 1 squeeze fresh lime juice


  1. Finely grate the liver and mix well with the remaining ingredients. 

  2. Drink immediately!

  3. Make fresh each time.

Recipe Notes

Adaptation from Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, Tonics and Superfoods

Per USDA guidelines, use raw liver frozen for  a minimum of 14 days to eliminate risk of parasites. 

Powdered whey cannot be used as drying or powderizing whey even at low temperatures damages the fragile milk proteins. Use fresh liquid whey from clabbered milk, yogurt or homemade kefir

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Sources and More Information on Respiratory Illness

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