1. Bone Broth
Cold Pressed Juice and Smoothies are a thing of the past! If you are looking for a drink that is FULL of vitamins and minerals and something that will help fight inflammation in your gut, look no further than Bone Broth!
Other valuable nutrients include gut healing, collagen, gelatin, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, glycosamino glycans, proline, glycine, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
Because broth is easy to digest, these nutrients are easy for the body to absorb, making them more available to the body, especially for those with digestive issues.
Here is a great recipe to make your own.
- 4 pounds mixed beef bones marrow bones, knuckles, or short ribs
- 2 medium onions
- 3 medium carrots
- 4 stalks celery
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Pre Heat oven to 400°F.
- Spread the bones on a baking tray in a single layer and place it into the oven. Roast the bones for 30 minutes. Flip bones and roast another 30 minutes.
- Chop the carrots, onions and celery.
- Place roasted bones, chopped vegetables, bay leaf and apple cider vinegar into a 6-quart crockpot. Cover completely with cold filtered water. (All the ingredients should be submerged by about 1 inch of water.)
- Cook on low for 24 hours. Add water as needed to keep all the ingredients covered in water, and periodically skim the foam off the top of the pot.
- After 24 hours, the broth should be a dark brown color. Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer and discard the bones, vegetables and bay leaf.
- Before storing, pour into separate containers and cool to room temperature. Once cooled, chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Skim off the accumulated fat at the top of the container, if there’s any. Store in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
2. Betaine HCL & Pepsin
I used to get heartburn after every single meal. I would feel my food literally sitting in my stomach for way longer than it should. I am sure that my gluten intolerance led to my gut becoming damaged and inflamed and not moving through properly. Betaine HCL has literally been crucial for me in healing my gut. Do not take this stuff if you are on a proton pump inhibitor or “heartburn medication” as those inhibit your stomach’s natural production of hydrochloric acid when most likely you need more hydrochloric acid.
3. Eat Prebiotic Rich Foods
A diverse, well balanced microbiota is considered to be a healthy one. This is because the more species of bacteria you have, the greater number of health benefits they may be able to contribute to.
Sadly the standard Western diet is no longer very diverse and is super rich in fat and sugar. This is where disease comes into play.
Studies have shown that gut microbiota diversity is much greater in people from rural regions of the world rather than those from Europe or the United States. One of the first ways to improve your gut health is to simply increase the variety of foods that you eat.
Some great examples of prebiotic rich foods are apples, artichokes, blueberries, almonds and pistachios have all been shown to increase Bifidobacteria (the good bacteria) in humans.
4. Eat Polyphenol Rich Foods
Polyphenols are plant compounds that have many health benefits, including reducing in blood pressure, inflammation, cholesterol levels and oxidative stress.
Polyphenols can increase the quantity of Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli (good guys) in humans, as well as reduce the quantity of Clostridia (bad guys).
Good sources of polyphenols include:
- Dark Chocolate (Yay!)
- Red Wine (Yay!)
- Grape Skins
- Purple Onion
- Green Tea
I know for a fact that this stuff works. I have personally seen my own body transform over the course of a few months. I used to have major gut issues in the form of going to the bathroom about 8 times per day. I read about this stuff and how it helps heal a leaky gut, followed the directions and took large doses and in a very small amount of time (I’d say 1 month) I noticed significant changes within my body.
What is L-Glutamine?
L-glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the bloodstream. It makes up about 30–35% of the amino acid nitrogen in your blood. It’s actually known as an essential amino acid because your body uses it in large amounts. In today’s Western Diet, most likely nobody gets enough in their diet.
There you have it. My gut is working optimally these days. I no longer have the inconvenience of having to not go somewhere due to being afraid of my gut issues. I can work again, feel good again and maintain. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about any of these products. How much I took, etc.