I have mentioned earlier about the important role of repairing the cells in our body. Due to our current health crisis particular attention needs to be made to repairing our gut lining to prevent toxins and undigested food leaking through into our blood wrecking havic in the form of mental disorders, autoimmune conditions and cancer.

Meat and fish broths provide building blocks for the fast growing cells of the gut lining and they have a soothing effect on any ares of inflammation in the gut. This recipe is particularly gently and healing.

I make several mason jars full every week add them to my soups, slow cooker or as a hot drink throughout the day. Bone broths now form a large part of my daily routine. I tend to use chicken carcass. I do this for a number of reasons, the goodness is in the bone, marrow and gelatinous tissues, a carcass costs about 50cents as its left overs and as I am still adjusting to eating meat for the purpose of repairing my health, no extra animals have been harmed for my broth they have already been used for meat and I am just using left overs that would otherwise be there anyway, so its more sustainable and a little easier on my conscience (or am I trying to justify it?) You need joints and bones so feel free to use any cut of your choice.

  • Chicken Carcas
  • Filtered water
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • Himalayan Salt to taste (I use 1-2tsp)
  • Put the whole carcass in a large pot of water. The water should be just covering the bones.
  • Add himalyan salt
  • Add a tsp of roughly crushed peppercorns
  • Bring to the boil, cover and simmer over a low heat for at least a couple of hours. If you use lamb, pork or beef you will need to simmer for at least 3hrs, the longer the better. If you use fish at least 1-1 half hrs of simmering is fine.
  • Allow the broth to cool a little and then pour through a sieve in to your mason jars.
  • With the left over bones strip off the soft tissue and bone marrow and store for future use in soups or other meals. The gelatinous tissue and marrow are the most healing parts for the gut lining and immune system.
  • Store in the fridge for 7days or I also store some in the freezer to save space and so I have a back up
  • Drink as a drink warm (its pretty hard to drink cold as some of the fat solidifys, eeew, but also warm is better on digestion) DO NOT MICROWAVE!
For a more comprehensive understanding of the benefits of bone broths and how to heal the gut, Natasha Campbell-McBride’s Gut and Psychology Syndrome is an absolute jewel of information, science, recipes and diet plan.

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