The Cranberry Cure

December 2, 2016
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

The holiday food that should be a 24/7 staple.

Cranberry isn’t just for the holidays anymore. My New Fat Flush Plan makes a strong case for daily cran-water. It helps to flush a sluggish lymph, balance blood sugar, strengthen capillaries and even aids in ridding the body of parasites. As a potent pH balancer, it sets the stage for overall wellbeing.

Now, brand new research suggests that cran is even more incredible. It acts as a strong trigger to crush candida and neutralize the biofilms which surround yeast, fungus, and pathogenic bacteria.

Ruby Red Power

If you’re not familiar with what a biofilm is, it’s a formation of cells that stick together and adhere to a surface, resulting in a slimy, possibly sticky substance. This can occur on a variety of surfaces, including metals, plastic, and biological tissues. The yellowish dental plaque that builds up on your teeth is a great example.

A recent study published in the official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research found that cranberry showed the ability to noticeably halt the biofilm formation of P. aeruginosa. Another study by the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy found that cranberry was powerful in reducing the fungal biofilm formation of Candida albicans, as well.

This, of course, is in addition to the cellulite-blasting benefits that Fat Flushers worldwide already love cranberry for. To get your daily intake of this powerful berry, sip on 8 ounces of cran-water (1 oz 100% unsweetened cranberry juice with 7 oz filtered water) throughout the day.

A Delicious Dish

Share the power of cranberry this season! A great side dish for a holiday meal with the family, this dish also makes the perfect offering to bring to one of those many holiday parties coming up.

Sweet n’ Savory Cran-Potatoes
– Serves 4
• 5 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, chopped
• 2 cups unsweetened fresh cranberries
• 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil, melted
• ¾ tablespoon organic maple syrup
• 2 teaspoons Ceylon cinnamon
• A dash of Selina’s Celtic Sea Salt
• Flora-Key

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with the exception of the cinnamon, salt and Flora-Key. Once thoroughly mixed, add cinnamon and salt, and stir until evenly combined. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet, evenly spread mixture, and heat at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes or until a toothpick can easily be poked through the sweet potatoes. Remove and sprinkle with Flora-Key before serving.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. Sandie Konrad

    Do you drink unpasteurized cranberry juice? I have been unable to find it. You mentioned a brand in your book but it also is pasteurized. Is the juice affected by the pasteurization process? I stopped drinking it because of this I enjoyed drinking the cranwater but concerned that it lost its health benefit during the pasteurization process. Please let me know.

  2. Ann Louise Gittleman

    Hi There: If you are concerned, you can always make the cranberry juice yourself with the recipe in the book!!

  3. Jani Van Deest

    Hello! Is the total recommended daily intake of cran-water just the 8 ounce recipe above or can all of my water intake for the day be cran-water? Thank you!

  4. Ann Louise

    You can use cran water for total water intake as per the plan!!

  5. Donna

    Ann Louise, I am so blessed to have read your comments about cranberry. You see, my husband has P. Aeruginosa. They say he’s a colonizer and will never be rid of it. We are going to give cranberry lots of room to do its best. Also, I think you mentioned on the summit that cranberry Essential Oil would be good. Is out of the country the only place one can order that type of EO?
    I am so thankful for you.
    Donna Ratliff

  6. Ann Louise

    Hi Donna: I hope that cran will help your hubby. The oil I spoke about on one of the summits was pomegranate oil which is available from organic sources on the Internet!!

    • Donna

      thank you, Ann Louise. Does it matter if it is “first pressed” or “cold Pressed”? There was a $2 difference. I want the best for him as this bacteria raises havoc with our social life, even to the point of not having our grandchildren around because of susceptibility. I am also caregiver to 92 year old aunt who lives with us, so want to protect her as well. We’re all going on the cranberry plan. I made your acquaintance back in early 90’s as I fought 2 different cancers, and knew since then you are the Lord’s hand and heart extended. I know He blesses you, dear one. Thank you again.

  7. Sarah

    This time of the year we can purchase fresh cranberries and in one of my local stores I can purchase frozen cranberries all year. I made cranberry juice and froze the juice in ice cube trays. When I want the cran-water I drop a cranberry cube in a glass or bottle and fill with water. The juice won’t go bad sitting the fridge and I can always have cran-water available.

  8. Ann Louise

    Great idea Sarah!!

  9. Brenda

    I have been told that cranberry capsules have more cranberry content than the juice, is that true?

    • Team ALG

      While cranberry extract capsules do have the helpful antioxidants, the juice has detoxifying enzymes which are not found in the extract.

      • joel

        Hi there,
        How can pasteurized juice contain enzymes?

        • Team ALG

          We’re talking about the cranberry juice that is unpasteurized.

  10. Marilyn

    I am allergic to cranberries, what else do you suggest for me.
    I’m on my 3rd day of the Fat Flush Tune up.
    I drank hot water and lemon at the beginning of the day and good water the rest of the day.

    • Team ALG

      You can also drink water with apple cider vinegar. Add 1/2 tsp per glass.


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