This soup is full of good stuff: Fennel may help stimulate the secretion of bile (a fluid that carries waste out of the liver); parsley is believed to act as a diuretic; compounds in garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and cabbage have been found to support liver function; and cayenne pepper may aid lung enzymes. Finish your meal with fermented sauerkraut, which has probiotics that can help break down toxins in the gastrointestinal tract, and apple slices for one last dose of fiber.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 red onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb (including fronds and stalks), coarsely chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced shiitake caps
  • 1 cabbage, chopped
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 whole parsley sprigs
  • 8 sprigs parsley, chopped


Bring the ingredients to a boil; cover and simmer for an hour. Then remove the parsley sprigs and add the chopped parsley. Recipe makes enough for at least 2 meals.

This recipe is part of Dr. Oz’s Two-Day Wonder Cleanse that rejuvenates body and spirit.


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