Bone broth has been making headlines lately because it’s profound healing effects on the gut, precisely its unique ability to heal leaky gut.
Leaky gut is a condition where the intestines have become completely permeable. Rather than protecting you from the dangers of the outside world, like heavy metals, pesticides, viruses, bacteria, undigested food, (and poop!), your gut is now allowing these toxins to circulate within your body to cause systemic toxicity, inflammation, and immune system dysfunction.
It’s as if your septic tank is flooding your home, complete internal biochemical chaos!
And it's common knowledge in mainstream medicine that chronic inflammation caused by a sick gut is the seed of all sickness and disease.
If you have Candida fungus in your body, you’ll inevitable have leaky gut because Candida causes leaky gut. Once it mutates from its yeast form into its deadly fungal form, Candida grows ‘roots’ that penetrate your intestinal lining causing it to become permeable.
This is why it’s so important to stick to a gut healing protocol, such as the GAPS diet, when cleansing from Candida and long after the cleanse is done to ensure that you repair your gut lining and set a strong foundation for life-long optimal health.
If you do not heal your gut, you are highly susceptible to a reinfection!
And what's just as bad, is that if your leaky gut is left untreated you can develop a host of other serious conditions such as food allergies, autoimmune conditions, and even type 2 diabetes. (No thanks!)
Research by the molecular biologists at Rice University shows that 70% of all people are affected by a Candida fungal overgrowth.
And according to the Functional Medicine University, “Leaky Gut Syndrome is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society, accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests.”
These are staggering numbers! With both leaky gut and Candida fungal overgrowth on the rise, we can safely assume that we all need a little bone broth therapy to ensure that the foundation of our wellbeing, our guts, are in good standing order.
After all, your digestive tract is your first line of defence! 80% of your immune system is in your gut.
If you are sick, your gut is sick too.