Bone Broth Benefits for Leaky Gut
Did you know that there’s a reason you crave hot soup when you are sick? Bone broth isn’t just a “folk cure” invented by our grandmothers. Rather, it is full of minerals and nutrients that work together to mend and strengthen your overall health. Let’s take a closer look at bone broth benefits for leaky gut and other illnesses.
A Forgotten Remedy
Many of us have fond childhood memories of lying in bed sick, awaiting the much-coveted bowl of hot soup that could mysteriously cure all of our ailments. As adulthood approached, that hot bowl of soup was slowly exchanged for a medicine cabinet full of syrups, pills, and vitamins. In truth, nothing has changed since we were children, or since our parents were children. Bone broth continues to offer rich benefits for countless ailments, including leaky gut syndrome.
To receive the full benefits of bone broth, it is important that you consume the right kind of bone broth. Many people mistakenly assume that all broths are healthy, or that the can at the grocery store provides the same benefits as the homemade stuff. The truth is, not all broths are created equal. Many store-bought broths are diluted, loaded with preservatives and MSG, or mass-produced through factory-raised animals.
If you want to experience the richness of healthy bone broth, make sure you buy (or make) a quality bone broth. Healthy, grass-fed animals produce hearty, nutrient-rich broth that will knock the bottles right out of your current medicine cabinet.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Before we delve too deeply into the benefits of bone broth, let’s get on the same page regarding leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut occurs when your intestinal lining begins to weaken and tear, creating holes where your body can reabsorb harmful bacteria. When your body reabsorbs bacteria that were supposed to be digested into waste, it causes a lot of health problems. Your body was going to get rid of that stuff for a reason!
Leaky gut often develops due to the following factors.
- Poor Eating Habits
- Constant Smoking
- Heavy Drinking
- Food Sensitivities
- Complications from Gastrointestinal Infections
Additionally, did you know that more than 70% of your immune system resides within your gut? Your digestive system and intestinal health play a huge role in the functionality of your entire body, which is why leaky gut syndrome is no laughing matter.
Although leaky gut syndrome grows increasingly common due to poor diets and exercise, you don’t have to accept your fate. You can increase gut health in many ways, not the least of which includes drinking nutrient-packed bone broth.
Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth
Okay, let’s talk broth. You might be on the fence, but science backs the following benefits 100%. Quality bone broth can do the following for you.
1. Build your immune system.
As already mentioned, a great part of your immune system exists within your gut. Self-care starts with gut-care, and bone broth accomplishes both. Broth produced by a healthy animal is rich in protein, glycine, and proline, which rebuild tendons and tissues inside your body. Over time, the protein within bone broth helps rebuild your intestinal lining, combatting your leaky gut while simultaneously strengthening your immune system.
2. Strengthen hair, skin, nails, and bones.
Additionally, the nutrients found within bone broth work together to produce collagen, which stimulates hair and nail growth. Collagen also prevents skin from wrinkling and sagging, providing a healthy glow to your overall appearance. Likewise, it strengthens your bones (including your teeth) by rebuilding tendons, ligaments, and skeletal tissue. In many cases, it even reduces inflammation in individuals with arthritis.
3. Improve digestion.
As already mentioned, bone broth produces glycine. Glycine is an important ingredient in producing stomach acid, which in turn breaks down the food you consume. The better job your body does of breaking down food, the healthier your digestive system becomes.
It is important to note that a single glass of bone broth cannot repair extensive gut damage. First, you must adjust your overall diet to ensure that you do not accidentally exacerbate your digestive systems. It’s amazing what natural health can do when you take the proper steps and trust the process!
4. Detox your liver.
Your liver has a big job. It changes your body’s toxins to waste, cleans your blood, and acts as a central “filter” for the things you consume. Proper liver detoxification relies on 2 primary antioxidants: glutathione and uric acid. Although your body itself produces these antioxidants, sometimes the production rate slows down. Fortunately, the glycine (yes, that again!) in bone broth helps your body pick up the pace. By encouraging the production of these antioxidants helps detox your liver, improving your “filtration system” and reducing the danger of leaky gut syndrome.
5. Spend less money on expensive supplements.
Finally, bone broth benefits your bank account. Modern pills and supplements cost money, and most of the time, they make a problem worse before making it better. Cut back on expensive medical endeavors and get back to the basics. Whether you suffer from leaky gut syndrome or an old-fashioned cold, bone broth has your back. Experience its full benefits for yourself!
At Intuitive Health Restoration, we work on any issues the body may have during the healing process your body is making. A well around program works the best. One that cleans the gut, the organs, promotes drainage, and handles the neuroendocrine system.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take a positive step towards health restoration.