Healthy recipes to deliciously fight against GAPS and LEAKY GUT SYNDROME

I just discovered a really rich website about GAPS diet.

GAPS is too hard for me to follow but there are some recipes that are worth trying for, especially the desserts!

Yumm yummm 🙂

Thanks to http://gapsdietjourney.com/ by Starlene Stewart

P.S. There are some e-cookbooks too 🙂

Alex

Update update, I have a deadline :)

Good news folks!

I feel better with my bone broth soup which I daily prepare from zero to eat it fresh.

For the last three days I am having:

  1. Bone broth veggie soup (see lazy recipes section under Health Category) 2 big bows 🙂
  2. Propolis (1 spoonfull)
  3. Probiotic yoghurt mixed with normal yoghurt (200 ml)
  4. Kefir (200 ml)
  5. Riched Probiotic Supplement including (I mix it with yoghurt for breakfast)
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Bifidobacterium longum
  6. No gluten, no wheat or wheat products, no milk, no cheese, no coffee/tea, no coke, no sugar, no starchy food, none of them! It is very hard not to drink my morning coffee and eat my bitter chocolate but i guess i will get used to that.

And I feel better. Of course there is gas and stuff weird going on in my stomach like it talks to me mumbling and growling all the time but I guess I got used to it.

Plus I will buy fresh Nigella Seeds (Black Cumin) and L-Glutamine supplement today and take them to boost my immune system.

I use medication that doctor gave me for Candida. That will go on for a week.

So in 10 days I want to get better. First goal 🙂 Get rid of this thing, get healthy and keep it that way for a year 🙂

On 5th of January I have my PhD Thesis defence meeting and I want to be super energetic that day. Although, mmm, I haven’t done much about the thesis lately. I guess I should work on that in the following days.

So 10 days folks 🙂 Wish me luck to fight with my fucking Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Systemic Candida in my bowels and I hope I will give you good news.

Thank you for supporting me 🙂

Alex

Beef and Golden Beet Stew

Check Alicia’s blog out for recipes to cope Leaky Gut Syndrome with GAPS diet.

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On nasty, cold rainy days like today there is nothing better than a bowl of warm, chunky stew.  The stews that I used to make would invariably contain some form of potato, whether I made them on my stovetop or in a slow cooker.  Since beginning the GAPS Diet nearly two years ago, potatoes have been removed from our diet.  I honestly haven’t missed them much, as you can make mashed “potatoes” using creamy cauliflower or “French fries” from carrot sticks or squash or whatever else you feel like using.

When making stew, however, it’s hard not to notice that something is missing.  So I tried to see what I could do about that when I made stew a couple of days ago.

It was the first thing my husband noticed when he sat down to dinner.  “Potatoes!” he said. “But they can’t be potatoes!  What are they?”  He couldn’t guess…

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How to make bone broth at home in 3 easy steps + Lazy Soup Recipe

STEP 1. Pick a meat type and buy fresh bones 

Lamb has the best taste, cow has more bone marrow. I do not prefer poultry or pork, but these will do too.

It is better be organic and this is very important “free range” animals especially for poultry in both ethical and health terms.

Pros: Very easy to find, cheap

Cons: It is the bones of an animal. It doesn’t look like cutted meat. It is the bone and you have to see it.

STEP 2. Boil them in very low heat for 8-12 hrs

Put lots of water in the pot and put 2-5 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in it to get the best result. Put the bones and open up the heater. Boil it first with moderate heat and take the brownish foam out. We do not eat that. Then put the heater to the minimum, cover the pot and wait for 8-12 hrs. Check 2-3 times about the water level. Usually you do not have to add water in it. If you have to, add previously heated/boiled water.

Yes, it takes so long. Do not forget: The heat should be at the minimum. This is not a meal so cooking it with high heat in short time will not get you what you want. So simply, wait 🙂

STEP 3. Use it immediately or cool it down and put it in the fridge 

Using it immediately is nice but you will eat all the fat in it too. However, if you cool it and wait it in the freezer like 4-5 hrs, the fat will freeze on the top.

It will look like this:

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See the bones and the white fat on them. Tap on the fat with a spoon and it will crack. Take the fat out and you will see the bone broth jelly inside.

It should look like this:

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I usually do not use the fat. No need to gain more weight. The jelly is fatless and full of aminoacids. 

When you take the fat out, heat the pot again and take the bones out. You can also take the bone marrows and put them into the jelly or you can eat them directly. Very very healthy and necessary if you have Leaky Gut Syndrome like me.

Now you have your Bone Broth and you can put precooked or steamed peas, chickpeas, beans, veggies, meat, onions, garlic in it to make a nice soup or you can drink it directly when it is warm.

Do not add additional water. That will lower the taste.

Tip: I steam the veggies and other stuff before putting into the broth because broth is already cooked. No need to overcook it and kill the health in it.

My lazy soup recipe with bone broth

1. Frozen presteamed veggies (broccoli, lettuce, baby carrots etc),

2. Precooked frozen meat products or meatballs (no salami, no sausages, no smoked meat)

3. Other ingredients like precooked beans, chickpeas or peas (No wheat or wheat products, no corn and no starch should be added if you have Leaky Gut Syndrome.)

4. Onions (very small cut, you can use frozen too)

5. Garlic (large cut and freshly cut)

6. For extra taste: turmeric, rosemary etc. (No hot pepper or no extra sauce if you have Leaky Gut Syndrome) Turmeric is extra good for Leaky Gut.

7. Bone broth from 1kg of bones (home cooked, fat removed)

This is how my soup looks like:

Home made soup with bone broth
Home made soup with bone broth

Add them all to your bone broth, cook for 10 minutes with low heat to mix the tastes together and your soup is ready to go.

No extra salt needed as it is too tasty and fresh, Good for health. Buon apetite 🙂

Alex,

Cleaning is done, now it is time to cook and self-rejuvenation

Thank you all for following and supporting me 🙂

This really boosted me yesterday and I cleaned my messy house.

Now it is time to clean me 🙂

I cooked a super-healty soup with homemade bone broth. That is to treat my freaky leaky gut.

Home made soup with bone broth
Home made soup with bone broth

I put some onions, meatballs, vegetables (broccoli, carrot etc), chickpeas; added turmeric, rosemary for flavor. At the end, I added freshly cut garlic.

OMG it tastes soooo goood 🙂

soup
Ingredients: Home made bone broth (Lamb) Meatballs Vegetables Chickpeas Onions, garlic Turmeric, rosemary

Thanks for the advice :)

I listened to your advice and wash the damn dished, did loads of laundry, clean my house and opened a twitter account and slept for 6 hours. Thanks to dishwashers and laundry machines.

I try to post on twitter and it is quite new to me.

I have a PhD but i am not very tech-savvy as you see. This feels old 🙂

Thank you for the comments Moongazer 🙂 I appreciate it a lot.

I will soon post about fibromyalgia and depression and what to do to cope with them. This is one of my goals this year.

I feel better. 2 out of 10, but better then 1.

May you help me choose what to do?

I could not sleep yesterday and ate loads of chocolates and drank approx. a gallon of coffee and now I am a little bit over-energized.

I want to use this energy in something good since I have been feeling really bad and sick with fibromyalgia in the last week.

So what should I do today? Here are the options:

I can sleep (I think i can sleep but surely i will be seeing nightmares because of high sugar and caffeine in my veins)

I can clean the house, wash dishes, do the laundary etc. (Stupid stuff to make myself tired enough to go to sleep)

I can watch a movie or read a book but this is what I have done for the last few weeks.

I can write down my dreams and projects to achieve this year.

I can draw, sketch (but my eyes are acheing)

HELP ME CHOOSE PLEAAASEEE…

This is how I look today…

Self illustration by me... I will draw one everyday and share my daily looks.
Self illustration by me…
I will draw one everyday and share my daily looks.

No I am not crying, I just sit by the wall, take my head in my hands and stay like that for hours… Thinking, if you wanna be optimistic, but this, is “not” thinking at all…

The first day is the worst day…

I am totally fucked up. Seriously. I am a mess.

Let me tell you about that mess a little:

I am 35 years old, female, single.

I used to be a career-oriented, successful woman with graduate degree on psychology. I was fired from my job about a year ago and since then I have no fucking job.

Never been couragous enough to get married or at least get settled. I had 4 long-lasting relationships back then.  However, I have had no boyfriends or whatsoever for the last 3 fucking years.

I have no close friends since I have shut myself down to everyone including my family, I have alienated them one by one for the past 6 months.

Most days, I spend hours feeling sorry for myself and other days I feel angry towards anything including me.

I feel ugly and stupid and fat and useless. I’ve gained 22 lbs in the last month.

I’ve been suffering from Major Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder since I’ve lost my job, and help me God, mental disorders don’t help you to get on your fucking feet again.

I have severe fibromyalgia, leaky gut sydrome and irritable bowel syndrome. My body aches all day long, I sit at home all day long, I do nothing useful all day long, sometimes I sleep all day long.

I haven’t had a fucking bath or taken a shower for about a month and do not feel anything irritating about it! I cannot believe myself. I was a pretty girl who used to take shower everyday, look after herself and stay fit. But now, I have eyebrows like a warewolf and a moustache like an uncle!

And, wait for it:

I don’t give a shit!

I don’t give a shit about who says or thinks what about me, as I don’t give a fucking shit about me.

I even stopped looking at the fucking mirror.

Hello world! I am on the edge. I am a fucking mess.

Last, but not the least. I am totally honest. About everything.

That is me.

So what do you say?