How to make the Whole Lemon Drink for fertility and health boost? The Whole Lemon Drink is a recipe that was shared with me by my esteemed colleague and author, Peter De Ruyter. I have used it for various areas of health with excellent results (including, but not limited only to, digestion and digestive system function). And while any form of self-prescription of supplements should be avoided, the whole lemon drink is something you can start incorporating into your daily regimen right now that delivers incredible health results for fertility and beyond.

It is a simple healthy drink and it tastes great. For improved health and digestion, all you have to do is drink it twice daily.

The Whole Lemon Drink is ideal for:

Enhanced immune function
Liver health
Assisting with hormonal balance
Nourishing and strengthening cells and cell membranes
Improving and normalizing digestive health

It is safe to consume if pregnant or doing IVF, as well as throughout natural conception attempts (during the entire month).

If you are allergic to citrus, then avoid the drink. If you do not like any of the single ingredients in the mix–at least try it–as you may be surprised by the combination as a whole, which in my opinion, creates a very palatable beverage.

Some of the benefits of the Whole Lemon Drink (observed in over 20 years of clinical practice):

Decreases blood acidity, despite lemon juice being acidic.
The oils provide essential fatty acids for immune function, cell integrity, dry skin, etc.
D-limonene in the peel has anti-cancer effects.
The pectin helps emulsify the oils and chelates toxins from the bowel.
Lemon peel contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) – powerful antioxidants with antihistamine effects.
Lecithin acts on the liver (especially fatty liver) and nervous system (peripheral neuropathy) as well as the kidneys and brain, plus helps the oils absorb better.
Lecithin also helps with increased cholesterol and triglycerides.
The choline in lecithin provides raw material for liver detox pathways.
The drink helps decrease swollen glands, increases energy, and helps lift depression and anxiety.
Helps with insomnia and increases appetite (only where there is poor appetite).
Helps with weight normalization.
Frequently raises cd4 counts (immune system).
Decreases TNF and, therefore, inflammation and therefore wasting.
The oils in the citrus skin glands help the liver detox more effectively.

One amazing brew – cheap, simple, safe, and effective! Now, on to the recipe.

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Making Time: 2 minutes

Makes: 2 serves - enough for 1 person for 1 day


1 whole organic/ homegrown lemon (see below for alternatives)
1 ½ cups filtered water
2-3 tablespoons of raw MCT oil or high DHA-containing liquid fish oil (not cod liver oil)
1 tablespoon of sunflower lecithin *
1 500IU capsule of vitamin E (whole into the blender) *
1 knob of fresh ginger (approximately golf ball size)


1. Wash and scrub the lemon to remove any wax or residues.

2. Cut the lemon into small pieces put it in the blender (leave the skin on).

3. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the blender.

4. Blend 20 seconds to 2 minutes (depending on the strength of your blender). The longer you blend, the smoother it becomes.

5. Optional: strain and discard the pulp (or add it to smoothies if you wish). You only need to do this if you blend for under two minutes—see frequently asked questions

How to consume the Whole Lemon Drink?

Consume ½ of the liquid in the morning before or with breakfast and ½ before or with dinner.
Store the remainder in a clean glass container in the fridge.*
Always consume the total amount within 24 hours to prevent rancidity and too much oxidation. 
Increase your daily water intake to 2-3L of filtered water to help the body flush out the toxins.


  • The fish oil needs to have a ratio as close as possible to 2:1 of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
  • You can purchase coconut butter, or it is very easy to make your own.
  • Use only egg or sunflower-based lecithin – DO NOT use soy/soya-based lecithin.
  • Store the remainder in a clean glass container in the fridge. Ideally, the glass container should be as full of the drink as possible to decrease the amount of air, which speeds up oxidation.
  • Always consume the total amount within 24 hours to prevent rancidity and too much oxidation.
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This food-based, therapeutic blend helps to improve immunological and overall health and gets you started on boosting liver health. The liver is a vital organ responsible for over 500 bodily activities, including cleansing, creating hormonal balance, manufacturing new cellular building blocks, and much more.

All of these things eventually translate into healthier eggs, sperm, and baby. Enjoy this ultimate fertility mocktail every day. Enjoy it with your partner, and enjoy all its benefits for your body’s optimum health and functioning!

Other Frequently Asked Questions

  • The whole lemon drink should be drunk twice a day every day for the foreseeable future.
  • No. Like with any therapeutic intervention you want to ensure the body is reminded in regular intervals of what is required. In this case it prompts liver cleansing and therefore doing it a couple of time a day enhances liver function which optimizes overall health and fertility.
  • If it is organic ginger just give it a scrub if not yes peel the ginger.
  • Some health food and organic shops stock sunflower lecithin but not all, if you cannot find it in a store you can order it from the clinic. Please email us to find out how.
  • Unless you are allergic to one of the ingredients please give the whole lemon drink as stated in the recipe a go you may find that the combination together is tolerable and dare I say even enjoyable.
  • No this is not true ginger is fine to consume at all stages of your cycle and pregnancy.
  • This shouldn’t be a real problem as the other ingredients in the lemon drink help balance out the acidity but if concerned you can drink through a straw and rinse your mouth with filtered water after consuming and wait a while before brushing your teeth.
  • Let it warm up a bit on the bench before shaking and consuming.
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