I am lucky enough to know a magical food maker named Kippy Miller, of Kippys Ice Cream. She lead me to the GAPS realization which in turn had me researching something called leaky gut. The permeability of the intestinal lining where bad bacteria can breach and get into the blood stream causing problems including autoimmune diseases. Whether I have that or not, I don't know for sure, but no one else was able to tell me what was going on in my stomach. I figured that with the state I was in, I was willing to try anything and Kippy made a great sale. So, a month later and lots of bone broth consumed, I can say that I am feeling better and have not been riddled with pains, aches or nausea. While I didn't follow the diet rigorously, removing carbs, sugars and most fruits has helped tremendously along with the addition of bone broths.
I can't even tell you how strange the thought of a broth made with knuckle bones of a cow sounds to someone who grew up in a vegetarian house.
I have found a fabulous woman who makes incredible chicken broth at the Culver City Farmers Market, Linda of Smart Simple Gourmet (also available on Good eggs) and she uses all natural "CB" approved chicken from another vendor Rainbow Ranch Farms ( the only place I buy chicken from and its the most incredibly flavorful, juicy, tasty chicken Ive ever had). They are both conveniently located at the Culver City FM.
It's really amazing how many people suffer from gut related issues. It's only when we open our eyes to what's going on around us that we find that we are all pretty similar.
Please join me in celebrating a healthy and delicious life.