Gut Healing with Bone Broth and Veggie Broth

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  • Episode Name: “Gut Healing with Bone Broth and Veggie Broth “
  • Live Broadcast: May 15th, 2018 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time
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Episode Summary Re-cap

Find out why broth is so healing
Our ancestors from cultures around the world have been using broth to heal, renew, and restore for eons. Find out why broth is so healing, how to make broths easily and efficiently, and get some zero waste recipes to stretch your budget and save the planet. We’ll also cover some of the best healing elixirs, tips to save kitchen time, and how to make hot smoothies and gut-healing meals on the go! All in with questions about using broths for your health goals.

Do You Have a Gut Issue Affecting Your Heart and Your Brain?

Did you know that your gut, heart, and brain started out as the same tissue when you were in the embryo stage? This tissue separates three times, making up each of these important organs, which are all made up of brain tissue and neurotransmitters (brain-mood chemicals). All three are linked by the longest cranial nerve called the vagus nerve, which is like an internet connection running 24/7 and sending information back and forth. I call this the body’s GPS, because it is our greatest guide to what the body really needs.

The brain tissue in your gut and heart is intuitive brain tissue. Lodged deep in your body, it helps you identify who you are, what you came here to do, and the nutrients you need to fuel your best life.

Let’s take a look at some symptoms that could indicate some gut-brain issues:

Leaky Gut Symptoms

A leaky gut is the underlying reason for a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux or GERD
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Candida
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Crohn’s and colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fatigue, especially after eating
  • Food allergies
  • Gas and bloating
  • Histamine intolerance and reactions
  • Immune system problems
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lack of willpower
  • Liver and gallbladder issues
  • Malabsorption
  • Poor decision-making or overwhelm
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Leaky Brain Symptoms

A leaky gut can contribute to oxidative stress or inflammation in the body, causing the blood-brain barrier to become “leaky,” whereby molecules and toxins that are not supposed to enter may get into the brain.

These conditions are associated with a permeable or leaky blood-brain barrier:

  • ADD or ADHD
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Anorexia and bulimia
  • Autism
  • Brain fog, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Infections of the nervous system such as fungal infections; viral infections; parasites; or bacterial infections that enter the nervous system, like Lyme disease, encephalitis, or meningitis
  • Mood challenges such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Tics—brief, involuntary, repetitive, and purposeless, vocalizations or movements, like humming, yelling, shoulder shrugging, eye blinking, or grimacing

On top of this, the health of your heart depends on the health of your gut. Clearly, gut health is critical, so how can we focus on healing it?

How to Heal Your Gut with Bone Broth and Veggie Broth

Food has a magical quality of connecting human beings to memories, often those of family or special gatherings. It seems that whenever we mention bone broth, people want to talk about their grandmothers. Very quickly, we are transported into someone’s kitchen in another part of the country or the world. We hear about that pot of soup that Grandma always had simmering on the stove.

We smell the aromas, deep, rich, and mysterious. We feel ourselves sitting at the table and hearing old stories, feeling comforted and connected. The soup is better than anything else we’ve ever tasted. We are left with a full-on sensory experience, a bit of family history, and more than anything else, the love and safety of a warm kitchen. Of people gathering together, cutting, crafting, and creating something that will nourish one another.

These days, preparing food is not the same as it was in Grandma’s kitchen. We take things out of boxes and cans and bring things home in containers; often, we don’t even know where our food came from. We’ve lost 80 percent of the sensory experience we had as kids in those warm, safe kitchens, and we’ve missed out on the stories shared as meals were prepared . . .our family history.

What Happened to Your Health and Energy?

How did this happen? Since the 1950s and the invention of TV dinners, the media has ridiculed cooking. The message became: Why do something that takes so much time and energy when you can open a box and pop it into the oven or stop at the drive-through window?

Something interesting has happened since then, though. A few aisles down from the frozen-food section is the energy-drink section, where sales are exploding. And guess who the energy-drink companies are targeting? You. And your community, parents, friends, and children —the generations who traded in their stockpots and left the kitchen to keep up with the stresses of daily life. In leaving real, home cooked food behind, we did not gain time (as the food marketers promised); we lost energy, along with nutrition.

Yet there’s a quiet revolution happening now and you’re a part of it! We’re putting together the puzzle pieces and seeing that what we eat absolutely matters. We’re awakening to the direct link between declining health and our nutrient-poor diets.

These days, eight in ten parents claim to buy organic products, farmers’ markets are experiencing exploding growth, and Costco’s organic-food sales have outpaced Whole Foods’. In 2013, sales of organic foods rose to $35.1 billion and are still growing.  Farmers, craftspeople, and artisans are becoming the “it” people.

Being In the Kitchen Is the New Cool

But it might as well be rocket science if you don’t know where to begin, right? Like a lab experiment, you have to put a bunch of things in a pot or bowl, mix them up, and hope it all tastes good. Our mission writing The Bone Broth Secret and Loving Yourself to Great Health is provide you with some inspiration to get back into your kitchen and take back your health. In both books, you learn to listen to your body’s unique needs and tailor your nutrition accordingly. We also share the secrets for creating delicious, nourishing, home-cooked foods that are so healing to your body and soul that you’ll come to enjoy your time in the kitchen!

Why Bone Broth and Veggie Broth?

Traditional foods are the ones that satisfy us at the deepest level of our being because they connect us back to family history, Mother Earth, and the building blocks that fuel our physical bodies and nourish our minds. Bone broth is a simple, time-tested traditional food with major health and mood benefits. It is based on ancient wisdom, but it is also the latest trend too. Celebrities are raving about bone broth as a better alternative to Botox and a bone-healing miracle. No wonder it’s being called the new green juice!

Here are four things about bone broth that your body, your wallet, and the planet will love:

#1 Bioavailable Collagen

This is the health and beauty star that makes bone broth a unique healing food. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein. Collagen supports, strengthens, cushions, provides structure, and holds the body together like glue. In bone broth, the collagen has been broken down into gelatin, which is easily digested and assimilated into the body.  This can be very helpful for sufferers of leaky gut. And your skin, hair, teeth, nails, bones, joints, and organs will love it too!

#2 – Bioavailable Nutrients

Bone broth and veggie broth contains easily digested nutrients.

#3 – Less Waste: Better for Your Wallet and the Planet

Most people throw scraps of food away. Bones (not to mention joints, chicken feet and necks, and fish heads), carrot peels, and odds and ends of vegetables and skins all have nutrients. In fact, the stuff we throw away is often the most nutrient-packed of all. It’s time to take our kitchens and our health back by reclaiming these nutrients and saving the 25% waste that happens in our kitchens.

#4 – Healing Flavor Enhancer

Bone broth has been used for hundreds of years as a gourmet flavor enhancer. Chefs call it liquid gold because it adds rich flavor to many foods. It’s delicious on its own or can be used as a flavor base for soups, sauces, stews, breads and grains! It is a beautiful and versatile way to let food be your delicious medicine.

Join Me in My Kitchen for Gut-Healing Foods and Broths!

This live, non-profit event will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1 pm Pacific, for approximately 3 hours, online as part of The Wellness Project by Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

The event will include ample time for Q&As from our online audience. You can submit your questions in chat or ask with our audio chat feature, so we can have a dialogue!

In this Gut-Healing Broths and Foods live online streaming video class and cooking demonstration, we are going to cover:

  • The Basics of Gut Health
  • Little-Known Gut-Health Issues and Solutions
  • Demonstrations: How to Make Gut-Healing Bone Broth and Energizing Veggie Broth
  • Gut Health and Methylation Q&A

We will be broadcasting this event live online and we’ll give ticket holders access to the video recording. This means ticket holders from around the globe can listen and watch the workshop, even if you can’t attend live.

Recipes and Supplements for Gut Health

Zero Waste Bone Broth
Zero Waste Veggie Broth

As the spark plugs of your body, minerals are critical for energy, to reduce stress, and to keep you grounded if you are energetically sensitive or highly sensitive.

  • Sea Salt – add sea salt to your broth for added trace minerals. Celtic grey sea salt is my favorite.
  • Anderson’s Sea MD – use this wide base of liquid minerals (with extra magnesium) in water. Start low and increase slowly to 1 dropperful of minerals per day. Spread this amount across all your glasses of water for the day (e.g., 5 drops per glass of water). This is a wonderful all-around mineral supplement.
  • 40,000 Volts – this wide base of liquid minerals has extra magnesium and potassium. It’s excellent for extra energy if you wake up feeling extra fatigued or need a boost of energy in the afternoon. It’s a wonderful way to support recovery from adrenal fatigue.
Wholefood Vitamin C

Many people turn to vitamin C to support their health for colds and flu. However, it is an antioxidant vitamin with even more health benefits, including: the formation of collagen (the basis of connective tissue found in skin, bones, teeth, joint linings, and cartilage); support for the immune system, thyroid, and adrenals; aiding in cholesterol metabolism; and helping to burn fat.

Keep in mind that ascorbic acid is only a part of the more important whole-food vitamin C molecule, and we recommend avoiding ascorbic acid in your supplements because research is showing that it may have adverse health effects Instead, choose a whole-food form of vitamin C, such as rose hips, camu camu, or Innate Response Formula’s Vitamin C-400.

Easy Delicious Gut-Healing Soups- You can use bone broth or veggie broth as a base for any of these soups.

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As a coach, writer and recovered former executive, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle when over-scheduled. In my journey to radiant health, I created a whole health system of eating, exercise, renewal and recharging -- a roadmap toward health & vitality. I empower clients to create their own whole health systems, in their own unique ways. I have seen amazing results in working with my clients!