How to Eat While Using Essiac

If You Don't Follow the Empty Stomach Rules, Your Essiac Results Will Be Less Than Expected


If you are wondering about whether or not you need to follow a special diet while using Essiac Tea, the answer is no. 


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Of course, eating healthy is always a good idea! Keeping a low sugar diet as well as a diet abundant in organic fruits and vegetables and healthy fats is great. 

At the same time, we have heard countless success stories from folks who didn't change their diet at all and still had an amazing outcome. There is no special diet required when you follow Essiac Tea, other than that you need to take Essiac Tea on an empty stomach.


What Do You Mean By an Empty Stomach?

In terms of Essiac, this means no food 2 hours before Essiac and no food until 1 hour after you've taken Essiac.

Worried you won't get enough to eat? Don't be! This sample schedule will show how you can get three meals and three snacks if you want to and still pull it off.

Sample Eating Schedule When Using Essiac Tea

6:30am   Wake up, Take Essiac

7:30am   Have Breakfast, finish by 8am

10:00am   Snack

12:00pm   Take Essiac

1:00pm  Have Lunch, finish by 1:30pm

3:00pm   Snack

5:00pm   Have Dinner, finish by 5:30pm

7:30pm   Take Essiac

8:30pm   Snack


There are a lot of other ways you can break it down, but this is a sample to give you an idea.


Using an Alarm System

It might be easier if you set an alarm to go off 1 hour after you take Essiac. Once it goes off you can eat again. Then you could set an alart for 2 hours after you complete eating. When it goes off you can take Essiac again.


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What You Can Have During the "Empty Stomach" Time

You are permitted to have black coffee, plain tea, herbal tea, supplements, and medications during the "empty stomach" time, as well as as much water as you like. You can even add natural fruit and/or vegetable juice to your Essiac if you prefer!


I hope this clarification is helpful!



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  • Hi Tamera,

    You may see our suggestions on giving Essiac to dogs on our pet page:


  • I am going to be using this for my doggie. What is your suggestion for me to be able to get her to take this without food it seems like almost impossible

    Tamera Higgins
  • Hi Kristi,

    Yes, it’s OK to fast while using Essiac.


  • Is it ok to fast when taking the Essiac tea?

  • Hi Joy,

    We have had good reports for COPD and essiac, yes.

    Gina Paulhus


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