Bone Broth and The Gut Wall and why it is so Important.
The Importance of The Gut Wall For your Health And Wellbeing.
The gut and the brain are in constant symbiosis, they are in equal measure responsible for how you feel. Your happiness, joy, excitement and your ability to cope with stress, anxiety and grief. Your gut wall is your first line of connection and defence. In simple terms, it helps distribute goodness and fuel to your blood to feed all of your body’s systems.
'Gut Wall - The Front line Of Connection'.
Having a fully functioning gut wall is vital for our physical and mental health. Essentially what happened to me ( Polly Jolly Allotments Founder) was an infection from a spider bite destroyed my gut wall so over time destroyed my immune system, as my gut was unable to regulate between good stuff and harmful stuff passed to my blood and my body. So every time I ate I was essentially poisoning myself. This is often seen in signs of food intolerance and is commonly known a leaky gut. We can actually repair it so easily if we are mindful to take care of ourselves.
Repairing Leaky Gut.
Leaky Gut can be exasperated by antibiotics, some medications (such as oral contraceptives), food additives, especially emulsifiers, emotional stress, grief, chemicals, pesticides, processed foods and alcohol. Not to mention venomous spider bites or tic bites (lymes disease). Also infections and viruses like flu, Covid and Shingles. So it is super important to repair and maintain our gut wall. Other wise you can begin to suffer from autoimmune symptoms like chronic fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, memory loss, food allergies or intolerance's. For example long covid is a response that may be helped by fixing the gut wall. So often food allergies are caused from infants having antibiotics and nothing been done to repair the gut wall and the good bacteria that lives within the gut. I was about to get geeky but I promise to keep it simple!
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A good easy way to repair or maintain the gut wall lining is to eat foods containing Bone Broth. Connective tissue from bones contains the amino acid glutamine that helps tighten the gut lining and bone contains 17 easily absorbed minerals such as calcium, collagen and magnesium, all vital for the repair of human tissue. Good quality homemade bone broth is the best way to maintain and repair the health of your gut lining.
“OUR GUT WALL IS THE GREATEST CONNECTOR TO A HEALTHY MIND, BODY AND SOUL”
NOURISHING BROTH RECIPE
3 litres of Nourishing Bone Broth
Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time 12 hours
3 kg of Beef and Lamb Bones Organic or regeneratively farmed grass fed preferred
A splash of apple cider vinegar
Optional ingredients: Onion, Leek, Carrot Ends Black Peppercorns A few Bay Leaves
You can roast the bones first for flavour, but some of the nutrients would be lost, so we at Jolly Allotment don’t.
Place all the bones and optional ingredients in a stainless steel pan, ceramic pot or slow cooker. Cover with filtered water. The water should cover the bones by 5 cm but there also needs to be a gap at the top of the pot. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 12 hours at least until the bones are grey.
If using a slow cooker then cook on high for 12 hours.
Strain the liquid using a fine strainer, place in glass jars and allow to cool before freezing , using or keep in the fridge for a few days. The longer the bones simmer the more nutrients are released. (Simmer until Grey)
Once you have this base you can make all sorts of nourishing soups and stews. Some recipes available on our website. one of our favourites
Vegan Broth Recipe coming soon. Thank you for your patience.
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