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 as well as cooking fewer hours resolves the negative issues.
A Simple Difference in Stock and Broth
The difference in Stock and Broth is simple. Stock is cooked for less time and has more meat to bone ratio in the ingredients. Bone Broth has mostly bones and is steeped longer – for 12 to 48 hours. This causes the histamines and glutamates to come out in addition to the collagens. When the gut is compromised, we find the body cannot tolerate these broths.
Our family consumes 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. With the little guts I’m helping in the foster group homes; stock initially works more effectively and gently. Using organic (or local organically-minded farm products), free-range, and optimally kosher provides a super high quality.
After several children living in our home, we notice a pattern after having broth. When a child has a weak immune system, sometimes the broth is given to heal the gut. If diarrhea results, we switch to stock and the diarrhea stops.
With children we took in (to foster and adopt), there is bronchitis or coughing. Each child drinks this bone broth soup to soothe and nourish. It’s simple to incorporate stock into many foods, like soup and mashed potatoes. We usually just sip it in a mug with a bit of salt. Certainly, broth and stock are great tools to detox and restore nutrients but we also need probiotics.
Probiotics is the equivalent of saying we are “increasing the good bugs in the gut”. Making a fun natural soda is our family approach.
However, keeping our bodies strong is benefitted by broth and stock. Try adding a tablespoon of sauerkraut and the juice, after you put the stock in the mug. Coughs can disappear and children’s health improve quite quickly from incorporating these simple food techniques!
There is also a fantastic book by Dr. Natash Campbell-McBride which goes into a lot of detail on a full diet utilizing broths and stocks as the baseline. She has incredible experience healing kids in her practice in England, and I like her style of thinking!
“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
Please be encouraged to incorporate stock and broth into your diet. And simply add more meats if you find negative results.