Bone broth is excellent for gut health, why is your gut health so important? Because it is the centre of your immune system, everything your body needs to be able to function goes via your gut including bad bacteria, chemicals and toxins!
If you are eating a diet of junk food, high sugar and eating toxins like wheat and gluten you are responsible for damaging your gut health, when our gut is damaged we are likely to have lots of other unwanted symptoms caused by leaky gut syndrome:
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Digestive problems
- Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s
- Thyroid conditions
- Chronic diarrhoea, constipation, gas or bloating
- Food sensitivities or intolerances
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor immune system
- Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD
- Chronic fatigue
- Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
- Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
- Cravings for sugar or carbs
90% of serotonin is produced in the gut, so if you’re not eating foods that promote a healthy gut you will likely stop producing serotonin, serotonin is what makes us feel good, it controls pain, moods and helps us sleep better, having low serotonin can also have an impact on your libido.
People with low serotonin usually suffer with depression and anxiety and are often prescribed anti-depressants, anti-depressants work by recycling what little serotonin is left, if you have no serotonin reserves then they cannot recycle, making anti-depressants useless.
Heal your gut
But what if I told you, you could heal your gut and make your own serotonin without the need for anti-depressants? You can! Just by eating foods and using supplements that heal and promote gut health like fermented food, coconut, bone broth, and other foods that produce serotonin:
- Bone broth
- Vitamin D
- Foods with omega 3
- Oregano oil
- Lavender oil
- Bone Broth
- Wild-caught like salmon
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
Cut out sugar
It is important to cut down on sugar because, if we eat sugar when our gut is not at its best or we take medication, birth control pills or anti-biotics we kill the good bacteria that thrives in the gut allowing candida (thrush) to take over which leads to systemic candida over growth, leading to all kinds of issues with your body.
Candida feeds on sugar so by eating a high sugar diet you are providing the perfect breeding ground for systemic over growth to invade the body.
Drinking bone broth and even doing a bone broth cleanse can do wonders for your mental health and well being by repairing your gut and controlling systemic candida over growth.
Other ways to use bone broth
Bone broth is also great for getting in that extra pink salt, Bone broth can also be used as a base for lots of recipes and also soups, cook it up and freeze into portions to drink or to use in recipes.