Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Gut-Healing Tea

Gut-Healing Tea5__No Sugarless Gum

Another step I’ve taken on my gut-healing journey is the daily ingestion of tea.  More specifically, a tea that helps soothe and heal the gut.  This tea is a combination of marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, and peppermint leaf.

Do you see in the picture a sort of viscous liquid floating at the top of the cup?  That’s the marshmallow and slippery elm.  They produce a mucilage that coats the membranes and helps to reduce inflammation of the intestines, something that many people suffer from on a modern diet.  This mucilage is why you want to cold press this tea, and not use hot water, to help keep it in tact.  (It’s not gross to drink–I promise!!!) Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Brick Chicken

Brick Chicken3__No Sugarless GumThis is the first of my recipes that are delicious, low-FODMAP, Paleo, and autoimmune protocol friendly.  I first heard of (and ate) brick chicken the last time I visited my sister in Milwaukee.  I think it was the only place we went where I was able to eat something other than beef.  It was so good I wished I had ordered two!  (Also because it was small.)

It’s very easy to make, but not very easy to prepare.  Most recipes tell you to cut a whole chicken in half and if you know how to do that, great.  But halfway through my hack job, I was sweating, crabby, and I thought This is for the birds.  Pun intended. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Gut-Healing Bone Broth

Gut-Healing Bone Broth3__No Sugarless Gum

It has begun!  Yet another new diet!

I’m three days into my low-FODMAP autoimmune Paleo diet.  Ugh.  Right now I must be in withdrawal because I’m just a wee bit cranky and dreaming about peanut M&Ms.

I was going to go more in-depth today but I sliced my thumb open cutting sweet potato french fries and it hurts to type, so I’ll be brief.

What better way to start off a brand new diet to heal my gut than with a recipe for gut-healing bone broth?!  The purposes of this broth is to break down all the bones you throw into it so that the gelatin (among other things) is released, which is very very healing.  Gelatin can help improve joint pain and even skin elasticity!  It also inhibits infection, fights inflammation, and (very importantly) supports digestion. Continue reading