The intestine is constantly in the crossfire of toxins and pathogens. At the same time, however, he has to work and absorb nutrients from his food. So he is often affected: The modern way of life often leads to intestinal problems such as constipation, flatulence, diarrhoea or irritable bowel syndrome. This is problematic for the whole body, because 80% of the immune cells are located in the intestine. A healthy broth can have a soothing effect which benefits the whole body. Broth is an anti-inflammatory food, which can help to prevent serious diseases due to its many good properties. Drinking a healthy broth for diarrhoea, for example, provides urgently needed fluids and minerals.
Find out more in this article:
- Healthy broth for Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Healthy broth for irritable bowel syndrome (RDS)
- Healthy broth for celiac disease
- Healthy broth for small intestine miscolonisation (DDFB)
- Healthy broth for stomach complaints
1. healthy broth for Leaky Gut Syndrome/h2>
More and more studies suggest that intestinal problems are the main cause of autoimmune and other diseases. Many people, for example, are affected by Leaky Gut Syndrome without knowing it. This syndrome describes a permeable intestinal wall and is considered by many nutrition experts to be the cause of numerous chronic inflammatory diseases. The intestine is the seat of our immune system – after all, 80% of all immune cells are located in the intestine. Incorrect nutrition, alcohol, antibiotics and infections can damage the intestinal wall, making it “full of holes”. If the intestinal wall is too permeable, toxins and bacteria can enter the bloodstream. The immune system attacks these particles to remove them from the body. So the body triggers an immune response. Although this is supposed to protect the body, every immune response causes inflammation. On the other hand, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen are often taken, but they sometimes have serious side effects. Taken in conjunction with alcohol, they can destroy the intestinal wall even more and the Leaky Gut gets worse.
The possible symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome are seasonal allergies, new hypersensitivity to certain foods, skin problems (eczema, acne or shingles), but also intestinal problems (pain, bloating or irritable bowel syndrome) as well as anxiety disorders and depression. But only a Leaky Gut test can tell if you suffer from the syndrome. The zonulin test is the most meaningful test.
In order to counteract the Leaky Gut, it is advisable to change your diet. Cereals, gluten, dairy products, refined sugar, industrially processed and genetically modified foods should be removed from the diet. A diet according to Paleo guidelines is rich in nutrients and helpful in the case of Leaky Gut Syndrome: Meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, eggs, fruit, nuts, herbs and – bone broth should primarily be on the table. Because bone broth is an easily digestible food and it calms the digestive system.
Bone broth also contains many important minerals such as calcium and magnesium, but also collagen and gelatine, which help to repair the intestinal mucosa. Collagen and gelatine support the regeneration of the intestinal mucosa and seal it, so to speak. Collagen has a kind of glue effect and works like a repair kit in the intestine. As a component of gelatine, bone broth also contains the non-essential amino acid glutamine. This helps to protect the intestinal wall and strengthen it against future damage, thus eliminating the most important cause of Leaky Gut Syndrome. This allows the entire digestive system to function better and to absorb nutrients better from food. In addition to collagen, bone broth also contains hyaluronic acid, which supports the regeneration of the intestines. In addition, a bone broth from grazing animals is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the need for anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, the intestinal flora should be strengthened. Please note: Professional nutritional advice is always advisable for Leaky Gut Syndrome.
2. healthy broth for irritable bowel syndrome (RDS)
Irritable bowel function is disturbed. The symptoms of the irritable bowel are similar to those of the small bowel miscolonisation, but differ in causes and risk factors. Diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence and severe abdominal pain are among the most common symptoms of RDS. The symptoms often worsen with stress. It is extremely difficult for those affected to lead a normal life, as the disease breaks out again and again and the symptoms are usually severe.
The cause of RDS is not known. But there are numerous hypotheses. On the one hand, one suspects that in irritable bowel syndrome the natural intestinal movement is disturbed. This means that the movements to transport the digested food are not optimal. On the other hand, increased permeability of the intestinal mucosa can also trigger irritable bowel symptoms. An increased immune activity in the intestinal mucosa could also be the cause. In addition, people who have had severe gastrointestinal infections are six times as likely to be affected. A disturbed intestinal flora or a disturbed serotonin balance can also contribute to irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, RDS symptoms often worsen under psychological stress. Stress can therefore act as a trigger and amplifier of the syndrome. Women contract the disease two to three times more frequently than men.
In the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome there is always an individual treatment concept with medication, herbal remedies, homeopathy, probiotics, stress reduction and a change in diet. The most common measures against RDS are the administration of laxatives and drugs as well as meditation and psychotherapy. A change in diet can alleviate the symptoms and increase well-being. Those affected must avoid anything that puts too much strain on the intestines. In particular, the FODMAP diet (abbreviation for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) is ideal for RDS patients: it does without carbohydrates that are fermented, dairy products and fermentable foods containing sugar. Instead, they are preferably replaced by self-prepared, simple and natural meals that support functioning gastrointestinal health. Bone broth is an easily digestible food that supports the body and helps alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The only important thing is to reach for a high-quality broth. You can read more about this in the article Quality: What is the best broth?
3. healthy broth for celiac disease
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease affecting the small intestine. The body reacts negatively to the gluten protein gliadin, which is contained in all cereals containing gluten, by forming antibodies. The difference to wheat allergy is that celiac disease occurs with a different mechanism of the immune system. A wheat allergy not only damages the intestines, but also triggers a general immune response in the body. If you eat gluten when you have celiac disease, you damage the intestines. Because the immune system attacks the small intestine tissue. The villi are damaged and the absorption of nutrients is disturbed or in the worst case even completely paralyzed. In addition, those affected have an increased risk of also being affected by other autoimmune diseases, as the immune system is weakened by celiac disease. In addition, the non-functioning intestine and the resulting nutrient deficiency promote damage in other organs.
It is therefore difficult or impossible for those affected to absorb minerals and nutrients as well as fat-soluble vitamins. The symptoms of the disease are particularly evident in the digestive tract: severe abdominal cramps, flatulence, chronic diarrhoea and mouth ulcers are among the possible symptoms. Also weight loss, exhaustion, anemia, but also osteoporosis and osteopenia (reduced bone density) can be the result of celiac disease. The disease can also lead to lactose intolerance. If the small intestine cells are destroyed, they cannot produce lactase.
If celiac disease remains undetected, those affected usually suffer for years. Unfortunately, there is no cure or medical treatment for the disease. But a sensible change in diet can help and is the only thing affected people can do.
There is a hereditary predisposition to celiac disease. Those affected have to eat absolutely gluten-free for their whole life. Celiac disease can also cause acute reactions to foods that contain only minute traces of gluten (such as sausages, ready-to-eat sauces and other prepared foods). A healthy broth helps to repair the damaged intestinal wall. As with Leaky Gut Syndrome, glutamine from gelatine is responsible for this – an important amino acid for repairing and strengthening intestinal villi. This enables a better absorption of nutrients. Bone broth can help alleviate the inflammation that causes the disease in the small intestine. The intake of broth for diarrhoea, for example, is a gentle way to absorb important nutrients.
4. healthy broth for small intestine miscolonisation (DDFB)
The diagnosis of small intestine malocclusion is difficult. The symptoms also occur in many other digestive disorders: Flatulence, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea may indicate DDFB. It occurs when the normal bacterial balance in the small intestine is disturbed.
The gastrointestinal tract must be imagined as a system of muscles that work together to transport the food porridge to the colon. In a healthy small intestine there are bacteria – but their number should be much smaller than in the large intestine. In addition, other bacterial strains usually live in the large intestine than in the small intestine. If a DDFB is present, the muscles responsible for transporting food through the digestive tract are weakened or even paralyzed. It is assumed that the ileocecal flap between the small and large intestine, which should only be opened in one direction, is not “tight”. The consequence is that bacteria of the large intestine migrate into the small intestine and can multiply there due to the food mash. This is problematic for the small intestine, which is low in bacteria.
As already mentioned, the symptoms for a DDFB are often ambiguous. If the disease remains undetected for too long, the body can no longer absorb sufficient vitamins and minerals. Even if the diagnosis is not quite simple, the hydrogen breath test, which measures the amount of carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane in a patient’s breath, can help. If this ratio is disturbed, the test indicates a DDFB. Please ask your doctor if you think you are suffering from a small intestine malocclusion.
Once the diagnosis has been made, there are various treatment options. One of them is antibiotics, but unfortunately their effect is not permanent. The probability of a relapse is rapidly reduced by a consistent change in diet. This creates a healthy new environment in the gastrointestinal tract. Hard to digest foods should remove DDFB patients from their diet, as should nutritional foods and foods high in fructose. Above all, a healthy bone broth can be extremely beneficial for DDFB patients. As seen, it has an anti-inflammatory effect thanks to omega-3 fatty acids – insofar as it is cooked from bones of grazing animals fed in a species-appropriate manner – and its high collagen content helps to regenerate the intestinal mucosa. Drinking broth with diarrhoea, for example, has a positive effect on your digestion.
The gelatine in a rich bone broth also supports the growth of good intestinal bacteria and promotes a healthy microbiome (intestinal flora).
5. healthy broth for stomach complaints
In addition, broth is suitable as an easily digestible light diet for stomach pain, stomach cramps, heartburn, stomach ulcers or gastritis. In particular, glycine, a major component of collagen, has a protective effect on the stomach and intestines and is contained in a good bone broth that has formed a lot of gelatine. Glycine makes up a third of collagen.
Glycine is a glucogenic amino acid. “Glucogen” means “sugar-producing.” Glycine promotes fat digestion by stimulating bile production in the liver. Because of these properties, glycine is often found in over-the-counter acid inhibitors. Doctors recommend glycine for gastrointestinal disorders and reflux. The word reflux describes the reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus, i.e. heartburn. The typical signs are often acid burping and burning pain behind the breastbone. Thus, the gelatine contained in a bone broth can help to alleviate the annoying suffering and even prevent it altogether.
Fast food and convenience foods may make our daily lives more comfortable, but we pay a price for it: Lack of nutrients, overweight and numerous diseases are favoured by such a diet. If we return to the roots of human nutrition, we can change our way of life positively and promote our health. A healthy broth that you regularly add to your diet is one such food. Broth for diarrhoea, for example, can help you get back on your feet very quickly. Read more about nutrient content in the article Ingredients: What’s in the broth?
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