Leaky Gut Bone Broth
Bone broth (or stock) is fabulous for healing intestinal permeability. It contains collagen, which nourishes the intestinal lining and reduces inflammation. Plus, it’s easy for a damaged gut to digest and reap the benefits of its protein and minerals. Our version contains added gut superfoods that will take its gut-restoring potential to the next level. The vegetables add prebiotic, anti-inflammatory, flavonoid and nutrient properties, and the spices we use have been specifically shown to improve gut integrity. If you suffer with increased intestinal permeability or one of the many conditions associated with leaky gut, this is a must-have in your regular culinary repertoire.
Conditions associated with leaky gut include: Acne, allergies, brain fog, Celiac disease, constipation, Crohn’s disease, depression, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, food intolerance, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hives, IBS, migraines, overweight/obesity, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, rosacea, ulcerative colitis.
Leaky Gut Bone Broth
- 2 lbs Poultry, fish, shellfish, beef or lamb bones Options include: cooked bone with a previous meal, with or without skin mean; raw bones with or without skin and meat (can also be browned first for flavor); use a whole carcass or just parts (good choices include feet, ribs, necks and knuckles)
- 4 cups cold water enough to cover the bones
- 1-2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 medium Onion peeled and quartered
- 2-3 cloves Garlic peeled and sliced in half
- 1/4 cup dried wild mushrooms such as shitake
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2-3 slices Fresh Ginger Root peeled
- 1 tsbp dried oregano
- 1 handful Fresh Parsley only add for last 30 minutes of cooking
- Combine bones, water and vinegar in a pot, bring to a boil, remove any scum that has risen to the top and reduce heat.
- Simmer 4-6 hours for fish or shellfish, 6-48 hrs for poultry, 12-72 hrs for beef or lamb, the longer the better so that more gelatin and nutrients are released into the liquid.
- Add the vegetables, spices and herbs for the last hour of cooking.
- Strain through a sieve and discard the bones and vegetables. If uncooked meat was used to start with, you may reserve the meat for soup or salads. If you wish to remove the fat, use a gravy separator while the broth is warm, or skim the fat off the top once refrigerated.
- Cold broth will gel when sufficient gelatin is present. Broth may be frozen for months, or kept in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
- Broth can be used in soups, stews, braised dishes, sauces, or gravies.
- It can also be sipped as a warm drink, especially nice with a squeeze of lemon and a little sea salt.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product mentioned in this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information in this article is not intended to replace any recommendations or relationship with your physician. Please review references sited at end of article for scientific support of any claims made.