Gut Healing Broth For Hormonal Imbalance

Why is broth such a valuable healing tool for your gut? 

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What are the different kinds of gut-healing broth - and when should you use one over the other?  

Read on! - It's all in this blog.  

How broth helps heal your gut

Broth contains collagen, protein, and minerals that can nourish the intestinal lining and help decrease inflammation to repair a damaged, inflamed, or leaky gut more quickly.

The different kinds of gut-healing broth

You can use bone broth, meat broth, or vegetable broth.  

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Bone broth, Meat Broth, and Vegetable Broth

Bone broth is the most famous, most powerful gut-healing broth.  

UNLESS you have certain types of issues like autoimmune disease or histamine intolerance, in which case bone broth can cause more inflammation.  

So for more serious gut issues, or when you're first starting out, start with meat broth. It's almost as healing, and it's much more gentle.  

Then as your gut health improves, progress to a full-on bone broth.  

If you're a vegetarian you can use vegetable broth in place of meat or bone broth. 

How to make a gut healing broth

Meat Broth


Rinse a whole chicken inside and out.  

Be sure to get a grass fed, pasture raised chicken if at all possible. 

Place the chicken and 2 teaspoons of salt, and place it in a large soup pot on the stove. 

Fill the pot with filtered water until the chicken is completely covered by at least 2 inches of water. 

Bring to a boil, cover loosely, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 - 2.5 hours. 

Strain the broth and enjoy!

(The chicken is also a delicious, healing food.  You can add it to soups, chicken salad, or even puree it with broth, olive oil, and salt for a protein-rich, hummus-like dip that is extremely easy to digest.)

For more info on when to use meat broth vs bone broth, look for information on stage 1 of the GAPS diet. 

Instant Pot

Place the rinsed chicken and salt in your instant pot.  

Fill with filtered water to the maximum fill line.  

Seal and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. 

Enjoy as above. 

Bone Broth

You can make this with beef or chicken or fish!

Combine 10 cups of filtered water, 3 pounds of bones, 1 - 2 Tablespoons of sea salt, and 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in your pot.  (or half those amounts for a smaller batch)

You can use chicken necks, backs, and feet or the leftover bones from a roast chicken.  Or you can use beef joint and marrow bones or oxtails!  

Just be sure to get grass fed, pasture raised bones if at all possible. 

Cook in a slow cooker or simmer gently on the stovetop for 24 - 28 hours

Or cook in the instant pot on high pressure for 90 minutes - 2 hours. 

Vegetarian gut-healing broth

Click here for a link to a nice recipe for vegetarian gut-healing broth.

BONUS Tip For Using Gut Healing Broth

When you're eating or drinking your broth, make sure it is cool enough to sip comfortably, then add 1 tsp - 1 Tablespoon of the liquid from sauerkraut or other fermented vegetables!   This is like a SUPER gut healing elixir! 

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