We all know gut health is important with this illness. Many of us have been through the wringer and on this gut healing journey a LONG time. And for me, who is allergic to most every probiotic strain I’ve tried…. Healing is rarely as simple as my practioners have alluded to fit me, ha!
Things really went off the deep end with my gut in 2007 after psychiatric drugs for anxiety. I developed terrible esophagitis and gastritis and was 90 lbs. doctors were not that concerned I couldn’t eat that much😅 even though I lost 40 lbs in 4 months on an already thin frame. It was a wild realization I was kinda on my own!
In 2018-2019, things about shut down. During a tele health session with an alternative practioner, he said it’s like your digestion is barely working. They wanted me to get checked for cancers etc but from what everyone could tell, it was this illness. Although, I couldn’t do anesthesia for scopes etc at time so not everything was able to be tested.
Anyways, fast forward through many more gut woes and i am here. I’m a far ways from where I would LIKE to be medically but I somehow managed to come from the abyss. I can now tolerate over 40 foods!! And mostly digest them. Eating isn’t perfect but it’s not the level pain and agony it used to be every bite.
I will do a few parts series here to share some things I think have assisted me. I mostly have not been able to tolerate supplements. I have talked about other things that have helped in other blogs so I’m not extensively covering everything but suffice it to say, we can start a little cook book here for gut healing strategies. Feel free to add in comments ✨
Sounds super simple but it was a part of our ancestors diets for eons. The canned broth we have nowadays isn’t quite the same unfortunately although I hear some are starting to make healthier options.
Bone broth is full of glycine which decreases inflammation in your gut and improves the tissues that line your gut. Bone broth also contains gut healing gelatin of which is helpful for our collagen too. Many of us have collagen issues here (viruses and bacteria LOVE to eat through the stores we have).
It contains important amino acids which many of us here NEED. They are important for building protein in the body. Bone broth is also high in minerals which i always find my body does best with whole food sources v. Supplement forms of minerals.
Some say none broths are high in histamine. I have many histamine issues and have not done well on the diets. The cause was more extensive for me. Healing the infections creating the histamine chaos. Eating 7 foods that I wasn’t allergic to for nearly 4 years was life sustaining but not ideal at all I found for the nutrients my body needed. Obviously make your own choices and decisions about whether or not to include bone broths in your diet.
Here are some I like to make. For a long time I had no access to this process but things have changed past 2 years with helpers at times etc. I like to put in a crockpot when I can and for animal broths, on low 24-48 hours. Optimizes the nutrients. Veggie broths I find need only 24 hours max. If you do not have a crockpot you can use a pot and stovetop. Just ask a Friend or family member to help you start it in morning and leave on low for however long you like.
Get a tiny Cornish hen or a regular chicken. Make it for dinner. Take the carcass and add to crockpot. Add Celtic sea salt. Optional
fresh thyme or sage sprigs, black pepper, carrots, celery. Cover with filtered water. Cool on low for 24-48 hours in crockpot. Remove carcass after letting cool 1-2 hours. Strain all remanants out. Place in fridge to cool. And discard fat layer. Then, take souper cube trays or freezer quart bags. Freeze 1-2 cup portions. You are now set with healthy bone broth for sometime!
Same as above. Just freeze carcass after a holiday meal until ready to use in general under 6 months.
So nutrient dense! Chop sweet potatoes or a few red potatoes. I like using what I have in hand. Adjust any of these recipes to what you have on hand. Carrots, watercress or kale (not spinach as it’s really high in oxalates for so many of us). Shitake or oyster or button mushrooms. Not portabella fyi. One inch of ginger root (freeze rest to use later). One clove Garlic. Sprigs of rosemary, thyme and sage. Celtic sea salt. Whatever other veggies you want to toss in. Usually ones you are trying to get rid of. Old green beans etc. cook on low 24 hours. Cool. Strain and save scraps but toss twigs that lost all the herbs such as thyme sprigs ). Place in bowl and set aside. Freeze in souper cube trays or freezer quart bags in 1 cup servings. Amazing to add to sliced mushrooms, grass fed butter tad of rice flour and unsweetened coconut milk. Voila! You have cream of mushroom soup. Now, after you rest from freezing, take the veggie scraps and place ins blender or food processor. Purée. Add in ice cube tray. Now you just made your own veggie bouillon cubes! And you didn’t even know it 😀 freeze in larger freezer bag, grab a cube as needed for cooking.
Beef bone broth:
Get some beef bones. A friend found someone locally had s huge bag they were giving. Away for free in local community group after they processed a cow and didn’t need them all. Just throwing ideas out there. Add beef bones to crockpot, cover with water. Add sea salt, black pepper and cook for 48 hours on low. Can add veggies if desired. Cool. Can your neighbors dog have the bones? If not, toss and place in fridge. A layer will form of fat. Which I usually discard. Some people use this for other Things. Freeze in 1 cup portions.
When I was at my worst, it was advised i drink 3 cups of warm bone broth a day. Warm fluids are very important in Chinese medicine for healing guts. processed much differently than cold fluids which can dampen the healing process by making your triple warmer have to add more heat to extract what it needs. So, in a nutshell… drink your fluids warm when you can. I could not get this much bone broth in me a day at. The time but adjust and create your own rhythm. Just place a cube of broth in saucepan (best to not use microwave for max. Nutrient assimilation) heat a few minutes and drink in a mug. Happy healing!
Let me know in comments done. Things you like to add to your broth or something you want to share about healing guts.
Gut healing frequencies ✨
Really strange. It’s not letting me share any videos tonight. Google this title if interested in specific frequency: “528Hz | Digestive Organ Vibration | Tibetan Singing Bowls Healing Sound | Meditation | DNA Repair”