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Why is your gut health so important? Because it is the centre of your immune system, everything your body needs to function goes via your gut, including harmful bacteria, chemicals and toxins! Bone broth is excellent for gut health.
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 you will likely stop producing serotonin if you’re not eating foods that promote a healthy gut. 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 from depression and anxiety and are often prescribed antidepressants. Antidepressants work by recycling what little serotonin is left, and if you have no serotonin reserves, they cannot recycle it, making antidepressants useless.
Heal your gut
But what if I told you, you could heal your gut and make your serotonin without the need for antidepressants? 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 essential 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 antibiotics, we kill the good bacteria that thrive in the gut. This allows candida (thrush) to take over, which leads to systemic candida overgrowth, leading to all kinds of issues with your body.
Candida feeds on sugar, so by eating a high sugar diet, you provide the perfect breeding ground for systemic overgrowth 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 overgrowth.
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 many recipes and soups. Cook it up and freeze it into portions to drink or to use in recipes.