Healing + preparing my gut for surgery!

There are a lot of things I can’t control surrounding my heart condition. However, there are things I can control when it comes to my health.  I have been reading and researching the health benefits of bone broth. If you’ve had open heart surgery (or any kind of surgery), you might be familiar with the side effects of anesthesia or medications. Maybe you are someone that can handle medication and anesthesia without any problems. Or maybe you are like me and find yourself physically ill for days and weeks post op. Medications, although necessary, can wipe out the good bacteria in your gut. The elimination of good bacteria can lead to pain and other issues. From my experience, I have a newfound appreciation for the good bacteria that lives in your gut.

However your body reacts, bone broth can be an amazing form of healing for your gut. You might have heard of bone broth and the amazing benefits it does to your gut. Or maybe you are like me (always late to the trend) and are learning of the amazing benefits of it. Either way, everyone and their mother should be drinking bone broth on a daily basis. From the common cold to daily medications, bone broth can help heal your gut. I am a firm believer that our bodies are made to be healed from the inside out. Bone broth is a perfect example of how that can be done.

Now, I’ll be honest with you, I’ve tried making own bone broth and failed miserably. I’m in a season of life where teaching, graduate school, and other personal things comes before anything else. After searching for good bone broth for awhile (and trying different brands that were convenient to grab and go, but could not handle the taste) my cousin suggested the brand Bonafide.

My search for convenient small batches of good tasting bone broth came to an end. Thank heavens!!

After thawing out the bag, I simply take 2-3 cups of the broth and pour into a pot on medium heat until it boils. After it boils, I bring the heat down to a simmer and add in some salt and pepper. My cousin Michelle suggested to add Rosemary seasoning. I didn’t have any off hand, but I did have my Young Living Rosemary essential oil. (And for those who might think why would I put essential oils in my body, feel free to check out why I only use Young Living essential oils only) here. I whipped that out, put one drop in the pot, mixed it around for a couple more minutes and turned the stove off.

 I was very hesitant to see how this would taste, but to my surprise, it was delicious. Remember one drop goes a long way. I was so happy to drink bone broth that didn’t taste like pure chicken stock. Needless to say,  this is how I will be drinking my bone broth from now on. I am hopeful my daily does of this bone broth will be extremely helpful for my recovery process for another surgery in a few months.

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