The “Science” Behind the Jilly Juice Protocol

Review of ‘The Jilly Juice Protocol: Exposing the Lies Candida Weaponized Fungus Mainstreaming Mutancy’

Modern medicine is better today than it has ever been yet, paradoxically, the use of complementary and alternative treatments are becoming more prevalent. It is now not uncommon here in Britain to see multiple alternative health stores on the high-street selling a plethora of products; all of which have very little, if any, evidence to prove their effectiveness. To keep up with this ever-growing demand for alternative treatments, a cottage industry has developed online that, unlike the high-street shops, is not bound by the Trade Description or Medicines Act. This has led to a lot of vulnerable people being exposed to some truly insidious products that have the potential to cause a lot of pain and suffering. For example, Black Salve is an escharotic substance that, in some parts of the internet, is being marketed as a cure for cancer. In reality, this paste burns whatever cells it comes into contact with and has no ability to specifically target cancer, leaving many disfigured. Or how about Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water that, once “activated”, generates chlorine dioxide a powerful disinfectant and industrial bleach that is currently been promoted online as a panacea. In the past, I have published videos and blogposts warning vulnerable people about these potentially life threatening complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), and the vultures who pray on their desperation. 

Recently, one of my subscribers sent me a copy of Jillian Mac Thi Epperly’s book, ‘The Jilly Juice Protocol: Exposing the Lies Candida Weaponized Fungus Mainstreaming Mutancy’, which, like Black Salve and MMS, has the real potential to not only kill someone, but to make them suffer before it does.

The core of Jillian’s beliefs is that candida (an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that’s a common member of the human gut flora) causes all known diseases, and that it can be eradicated from the body by drinking large amounts of her “Jilly Juice”. The beverage is made from large amounts of Pink Himalayan salt, water, and kale or cabbage, blended together and allowed to ferment at room temprature for up to three days. According to Jillian, who does not have a medical or scientific background, “Jilly Juice” can not only cure all known diseases, but can also grant the recipient immortality, allow them to regrow lost limbs, and potentially cure them of their homosexuality. As you can imagine, ingesting large quantities of a salt solution will have some very unpleasant side-effects, including bouts of explosive diarrhoea, which Jillian refers to as “waterfalls”. 

Jillian seems have an obsession with human waste, and in her book she spends a large amount of time dedicated to her bowel movements, and how she would sift through her own faeces looking for anomalies. On her Facebook page, where she once amassed just under 60,000 followers, she would often publish pictures of what she found, believing them to be parasites and, therefore, proof that her juice was working. In reality, the diarrhoea her juice caused was not giving her body time to digest her meals, and she was simply passing undigested food. Jillian believes that diarrhoea and “waterfalls” are some how different yet, after reading her book and watching multiple videos of her trying to explain the difference, I am none the wiser. 

The amount of salt Jillian is recommending you ingest can, and will, cause nausea, headaches, cramps, dizziness, and diarrhoea. It will also lead to dehydration, as your kidneys can only produce urine that is less salty than “Jilly Juice” and therefore, in order to remove the excess salt from your system, more water is required. This can lead to hallucinations, delirium, seizures, and loss of consciousness. Jillian does say you can also drink large amounts of water whilst on her “protocol”, but this does not change that fact that large amounts of salt can overwhelm the kidneys and they can begin to fail. This can lead to serious complications and even death. As you can imagine, this can be very distressing and even painful for the recipient but, according to Jillian, “pain is healing”. 

In her book, Jillian states that pain is a “signal to you that your body and its immune system is trying to repair or fight something off”. She later goes on to encourage those worried about the agony they are now in to keep drinking her juice, and not to take painkillers or antibiotics (which she calls “anti-life”) or to contact a doctor. 

It is quite clear from reading her book that many of her followers on Facebook have tired her “Jilly Juice” and have become very unwell. There are sections dedicated to damage control and attempts to spin the rather horrendous negative effects her juice is having on the human body as a positive. One of the more alarming sections in her book is called “Blood During The Protocol” in which she tries to explain why someone drinking her juice may vomit, urinate, and defecate blood. Her theory is that her “Jilly Juice” is removing parasites from your body and that these parasites have hooks, which tear your flesh as they are exiting. 

The more I read of Jillian’s book, the more confused I became about her theories on health and what role her “Jilly Juice” had to play. The book started off somewhat coherent, but soon spiralled down into a meandering unfocused mess that lacked any structure or cohesion. I found myself repetitively reading chapters over and over again, trying to understand what she was trying to say. For example, her book contains a process flow diagram that apparently is trying to explain “how to implement and what to expect with healing symptoms” that still, to this day, makes no sense to me. 

It also became very clear, very quickly, that Jillian had no comprehension of some of the words she was using and her chapters soon devolved into nothing more than word salad.

Towards the end, I was really struggling to fight the urge to put the book down as I felt I was wasting my time, as it contained no information that wasn’t already available on Jillian’s Facebook page. That was until I came to the “Bonus Section” titled, “The Science Behind the Protocol”. Finally, I thought to myself, I am going to get an explanation to how cabbage juice in brine can have so many magical properties and defy everything we know about reality. 

The “science” behind “Jilly Juice” basically boils down to a complete misunderstanding of chemistry and the elemental composition of the human body. Jillian believes that a theoretical imbalance of trace elements found in the human body is responsible for all disease and our inability to live over 400-years. She postulates that the Pink Himalayan salt used in her ”Jilly Juice” has the exact trace elements ratio needed to restore our natural elemental balance, allowing the body to fight off anything from cancer to HIV. She later goes on to suggest foods based on their elemental composition compared to the human body to achieve peak balance. 

There are so many things wrong here, it is hard to know where to begin, but let’s work our way through it, starting with the fact that this new theory completely contradicts everything she has previously said in the book about “Jilly Juice”. 

Up until this point, we were told that “Jilly Juice” helps fight candida and removes it from the body via “waterfalls”. We are now told that the salt in her juice somehow has the perfect elemental makeup needed for the human body even though just by looking at Pink Himalayan salt you can see by the colour that it is not uniform. We are then expected to accept that these elements are somehow absorbed in the exact quantity needed to obtain perfect elemental balance and that this somehow sets the body’s immune system into overdrive allowing us to expel all foreign bodies, regrow limbs, and no longer be gay. 

In this section, she also goes into detail as to why you can’t use normal table salt to make her juice. Jillian believes that the iodine salts added to table salt (approximately 5-50 mg/kg) to prevent iodine deficiency somehow causes an imbalance, however, she seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that Pink Himalayan salt also contains these salts, and in a far higher concentration (approximately 100 mg/kg).

Jillian’s idea that your diet should be based on the elemental composition of your food is nothing short of idiotic. By her logic, you could survive on a diet of heroin because it is made from carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen, and these are the four most abundant elements found in your body. This new hypothesis is also incompatible with ingesting large amounts of salt found in her “Jilly juice”. 

The phrase, “you’re not even wrong” comes to mind when trying to explain the, “Science Behind the Protocol” section. Over and over again, Jillian shows us that she has no idea what she is talking about, and it is clear that she shoe-horned in this section after the embarrassment, which was her appearance on  the Dr Phil show, where she was unable to answer basic questions about her “Jilly Juice”.

I do not consider reading the book to be a complete waste of time, as it contains a small section that can be used to prove categorically to anyone who is thinking about drinking her salty fermented cabbage juice that it does not work. You see, Jillian believes that antigens found on red blood cells are toxic to the human body, and believes her juice can remove them going from AB+ all the way down to O-. 

In her video, “Rebuttal of Dr.Phill”, which is in no way a rebuttal to anything said to her on the show, Jillian states that 10-years-ago she took a blood test and that she is O+. 

Home blood group tests are cheap, quick, relativity painless, and can done by anyone. I therefore don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask Jillian to take a blood test live on camera. If the juice has worked its magic, then she should be O-, however, if she is still O+ after years of drinking her panacea, then it proves that it doesn’t work!

Unfortunately, this information and this simple test is too late for some. In 2017, a man suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer, Bruce Wilmot, discovered Jillian’s Facebook page and, out of desperation, brewed up a large quantity of the juice. According to Wilmot’s daughter, he drank the juice to the exclusion of everything else, and became emaciated, before dying shortly thereafter. 

As I have previously said, Jillian has no medical or scientific background and, after reading her book, I can say with some confidence that she has no idea what she is talking about. She has zero evidence for a plethora of potentially life threatening recommendations she gives in her book, and seems to be making things up on the spot. There is no doubt in my mind that Jillian is responsible for the premature death of Wilmot and ensuring that his last moments were truly agonising. What’s worse is that after watching hours of Jillian’s videos, I don’t believe Wilmot is the only one. She keeps hinting at people who have drank her juice and became unwell. For example, in her rebuttal to Dr. Phil, she talks about a woman she is no longer in contact with who started suffering from seizures.

This woman is dangerous and she needs to be stopped!

About Myles Power (759 Articles)
Hello Internet! My name is Myles Power and I am a chemist from the North East of England, who loves to make videos trying to counter pseudoscience and debunk quackery in all of its various forms! From the hype around GMOs through to Atrazine turning the freakin’ frogs gay, I’ll try to cut through the nonsense that’s out there!

5 Comments on The “Science” Behind the Jilly Juice Protocol

  1. This whole time people could’ve been shitting out their cancer?? Well done, Jilly.


  2. Okay so firstly, stay of my heroin.

    Secondly, is the increased iodine in the Himalayan salt what makes it pink because if yes that’s kinda funny.

    Thirdly, this reminds me of medieval medicin where they thought that any illness was caused by an imbalance of the bodies different “biles”. But this time it’s even dumber.

    Fourthly, great blog.


  3. Can you provide the source for this statement?

    “Jillian believes that the iodine salts added to table salt (approximately 5-50 mg/kg) to prevent iodine deficiency somehow causes an imbalance, however, she seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that Pink Himalayan salt also contains these salts, and in a far higher concentration (approximately 100 mg/kg).”

    The only source I can find for this is this:, which reports “<0.1g of iodine per kg" and this is coming from a company which sells this type of salt.

    However, this report from the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office puts Himalayan salts at less than 20 *micrograms* per kg:


  4. What does the saying “The proof is IN the pudding” mean..?


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