Are you having Bone Broth and Diarrhea?
Don’t despair! Diarrhea is certainly no fun, but it may be a part of your healing while drinking some broth.
With all of the positive attention on Bone Broth, there are consequences that may surprise you. Diarrhea is certainly one of these. If you experience this, we have found that adding more meat, organ meat and cooking for half the time resolves the issue most of the time.
The difference in Stock and Broth is simple. Stock is cooked for less time and has meat along with the bones. Bone Broth has mostly bones and is steeped for 12 – 48 hours. This causes the histamines and glutamates to come out. When the gut is compromised, we have found the body cannot tolerate these broths.
We have broth or stock almost every day. It’s love in a cup! We mostly default to chicken stock, but also enjoy; beef, lamb, and fish. We usually add meat so technically it is “stock”. Either way, it is a powerful food, but with the little guts I’m helping, stock initially works more effectively and gently. We use organic (or local organically-minded farm products), free range, and optimally kosher. These factors qualify that our broth is of the highest standard.
After several children, we begin to notice a pattern. When a child is sick, sometimes the broth would be given solely as an attempt to heal the gut. Diarrhea would result, so we would switch to a stock and within a day or two, the child would be better…from diarrhea and the minor sickness.
With children we took in (to foster and adopt), there would be some bronchitis or coughing. We would teach each child to enjoy this bone broth. We incorporate the broth into many foods, but mostly we sip it in a mug.
Sometimes I would be able to see mucous and differing types of parasitic worms. It was scary at first but we began to expect anything to happen towards the healing process. Once we even gave a cooked, marrow-filled bone to a dog suffering from worms. This dog expelled many worms.
Therefore, from our consistent experience, bone broth and stock are phenomenal for a cleanse. It is not only a warm, soothing medicinal soup that provides a mineral coating and lining to the gut, as noted in Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride’s book, Read GAPS, but broth and stock is a great detox.
We also make a fun natural soda to help naturally increase the good bugs in the gut.
There are many other benefits to stock where health is improved. If tolerated, it is also beneficial to add a tablespoon of sauerkraut juice, after you put the stock in the mug. We have seen coughs disappear and children’s health improve quite quickly from simply adding bone broth to the diet!
After a few years of experiencing a pattern of diarrhea, I wanted to prepare your family. There is also a course from a GAPS practitioner and friend that can really help you through this difficult diet. Here is the link if you are interested in joining this class! It is well worth the investment.
“I don’t believe that there are any situations or any persons on this planet who can not be helped, whose life can not be made better. Many of these situations can be cured. If your doctor does not know something, it does not mean that the knowledge does not exist elsewhere. No body is behind hope. No body!”
-Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride