• Improving Your Health: Bone Broth A Staple In Your Diet Is The Key

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    Bone broths have a long tradition of being known to promote healing in several ways, including fighting off infections from viruses that cause the flu and colds. Bone broths also promote healthy digestion, reduce joint pain and inflammation, and they provide essential nutrition to promote healthy bones, hair, and nails.

    But to experience these benefits, you need to make your own bone broth from bones that come from healthy animals. Most commercial chicken, for example, are raised on a diet of high concentrations of soybeans, as well as arsenic and antibiotics. Packaged beef broths are most likely produced from leftovers after processing beef in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) and contain growth hormones and antibiotics.

    Here, Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett, authors of The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet, shares helpful tips on how to “heal and seal” your gut so that profound healing can take place.

    Hilary Boynton is a local food advocate and a certified holistic health counselor who runs several local food co-ops and teaches cooking classes out of her home.

    Mary Brackett is a photographer and whole foods advocate who seeks out projects that illustrate the importance of healthy choices. Their cookbook is based on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome principles developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

    The GAPS diet is often used to treat children with autism and other disorders rooted in gut dysfunction, but just about anyone with allergies or less than optimal gut health can benefit from it, as it is designed to heal leaky gut.

    Both Mary and Hilary are on …

    In later years, medical scientists have discovered that your health is in large part dependent on the health of your intestinal tract. Many of our modern diseases appear to be rooted in an unbalanced mix of microorganisms in your digestive system, courtesy of an inappropriate and unbalanced diet that is too high in sugars and too low in healthful fats and beneficial bacteria.

    Bone broth is excellent for “healing and sealing” your gut, to use Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride term. Dr. Campbell’s GAPS Nutritional Protocol, described in her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), centers around the concept of “healing and sealing” your gut through your diet.

    Broth or “stock” plays an important role as it’s easily digestible, helps heal the lining of your gut, and contains valuable nutrients. Abnormalities in your immune system are a common outcome of GAPS, and such immune abnormalities can then allow for the development of virtually any degenerative disease.

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