The #1 Food You Need To Heal Your Body

by lydia on September 18, 2014

You are on a quest to heal your body, but you’re overwhelmed with where to start. You know you need to ‘heal your gut‘ because it’s the seat of your immune system and the gateway to which the rest of your health is built upon. You think there is too much to do because you’ve spent way too much time surfing on the internet for information and you are now constipated with excess information. This causes you to remain frozen in your actions to move forward and you give up before you even start.

Sound familiar?

What you really wish is that there was just one simple thing you could do to start maximizing results RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE. The problem is, of the million and one miracle cures and healing foods you’ve seen you aren’t sure which one to start with to give you the most bang for you buck!

I’ve got your back.

The truth is, we all are gonna need a customized plan of action to implement. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone.

Yet, there is indeed ONE medicinal healing food that will benefit anyone and help to heal the body naturally.

This one key food is easy to absorb, tastes good, and contains a rich concentration of nutrients, making it a distinctively good natural ‘medicine’ for just about anything!

What is it you ask?

Bone Broth

Bone Broth

(photo credit – Jen Pagano)

Bone Broth

Nowadays, we (as a culture) have a problem with what is called; ‘leaky gut’. What this means is there is intestinal permeability going on.

Normally, there are tight junctions between the intestinal cell membranes. When these tight junctions open up too wide, toxic material from the gut can get into the bloodstream. This overwhelms the liver and can cause allergies and many other ailments besides.  Leaky gut can wreak havoc on our immune function and all the organs of our body.

In order to avoid ill health, autoimmune issues, food sensitivities and other health complications, the gut lining must be ‘healed and sealed’.

I like to think of bone broth like the ‘spackle for our guts’. Apply regularly to patch up the leaks and holes. However, that’s an over simplified statement because it really does so much more than that. Read more about all the marvelous benefits of broth here.


This is the collagen part of the bone broth. Read more about why we need gelatin in our diets and what it’s useful for.

Once you do, I promise you’ll be on a mission to start eating it regularly!

How To Make Bone Broth

So, you’ve never made bone broth a day in your life? Well, I bet your great grandmother did. And since your mother probably did not make it while you were growing up, you never thought to do so yourself.

Well, it’s pretty easy to do. It just requires actually trying it out. And finding quality ingredients from healthy grass fed or pastured animals. Check out my 3 basic recipes below to get started.


  1. Chicken Stock
  2. Beef Stock
  3. Pork Stock

 How Much Broth Should You Consume Daily?

First off, let me say that everyone will be different in how much broth they can consume. One reason is that some people do not tolerate broth at first. In these cases, just making meat stock is the best option. (see info. on book below as it covers meat stock as well).

Starting out, one should make their bone broth on the shorter side and consume small amounts at first. Most people tolerate broth just fine. However, please note that it can cause a ‘healing reaction’ if you start out taking too much at once. If you plan to use it daily (like I do, and recommend) for a healing affect, start with a small amount and work your way up to several cups per day.


Broth: Elixir Of Life

Already, somewhat familiar with broth making but want to learn the art of it more in depth, plus get some great tips and recipes? Or, maybe you just want a complete guide to all the ins-and-outs of broth making.

My absolute favorite resource is a book my by my good friend Patty, who blogs at Loving Our Guts. She healed her leaky gut, and in part the credit goes to years of her consuming copious amounts of bone broth. She has perfected the art of broth and is a wealth of information, tips and tricks to share.

Want to learn all the ins and outs of making bone broth at home?

The benefits of owning this amazing book; Broth Elixir of Life  are that you will have all the answers to your broth making questions. You will also love the photos and the recipes. You’ll feel confident you too can master the art of broth making with this resource in your library.

It includes the whys, the hows and all the practicals you can think of, plus numerous recipes. If you are new to broth making or semi-new and plan to include it as a staple in your diet, this eBook is a must have! (click the banner below)

Go grab your copy today – so you can gain the healing power of this miracle food!

Patty has tried it all and she pulls important information together and puts into one handy guide to save you time on finding all the answers to the questions you are bound to have.

Bone broth

(credit for photos used in the image go to Jen Pagano)



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Natalie September 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

Hey Lydia… I tried to incorporate bone broth into my diet but discovered that I have histamine issues. Is there a another solution you can think of? Would adding gelatin to things be beneficial? (I’m not sure if that would be a histamine trigger…)

lydia September 18, 2014 at 10:46 am


So to make broth as low histamine as possible short cooking times are necessary. Do you have a pressure cooker? That may be your best bet to get the most nutrition and the least histamine. You also want to eat it fresh or freeze it and reheat and eat that amount right away. That is until you get to the root of the issue.

OR, you can try meat stock as I mentioned in the post some people have to start there – in fact Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride usually starts GAPS folks on meat stock first.

The GAPS approach to histamine FYI is that it is really a gut flora issue and if you can shift your gut flora you can heal the problem.

What probiotics have you used? Many with histamine issues tolerate Prescript assist and it helps shift things. Read my post about Prescript Assist here—>

lydia September 24, 2014 at 6:43 am

I also believe it’s directly related to an underlying mineral imbalance

lisa lowy November 3, 2014 at 9:38 am

I have also read read that you should roast the bones 1st. What do think?

lydia November 5, 2014 at 6:50 am

You certainly can – I do that with meatier beef and pork bones – with chicken I usually roast a whole chicken first and use the bones for broth. I don’t always roast first and I don’t think it is a must. Try it both ways and see what works best for you.

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