I’ve been doubling down on healing my leaky gut. I was nearly recovered and symptom free last July when I over-did the trouble foods, causing a relapse and onset of a lot of my old symptoms. I hadn’t efficiently addressed the permeable gut lining. I had a volatile state of recovery, which I pushed too far.
One of the key ways to heal the gut lining is through adding things like L glutamine and gelatin to your diet. Per my friend and fellow blogger Sandra’s advice, I’ve started drinking a morning concoction of glutamine, grass-fed gelatin, slippery elm bark and marshmallow root. Yeah, I’m going all out assault. I’m done being sick and I’m stopping the potential permutations, like autoimmune disease, in their tracks.
Here’s a fun option for adding the healing gelatin into your diet, soothing your intestinal lining and your mind. Plus they’re like candy! Which is a foreign idea to anyone adhering to the candida diet or any other low sugar endeavor. Gummy Snacks!
I tried to pick just one. I really did. But what can I say, I’m an options junkie. Much to the chagrin of Nick when he gets a glance inside my closet.
The old standard is the lemon drop gummy, which I love for its sweet zing. I’m falling more and more in love with lemon over the years. It’s cleansing, refreshing and tart.
Next is a one of my favorite flavors: the ginger chew. Mmm ginger. How you dance inside my mouth on your way to stimulating and easing my digestive tract; warding off diabetes and warming my whole being with your gentle heat.
Ginger tea is the liquid ingredient for this one. I make my own ginger tea at home by boiling ginger in water for about half an hour. It makes for really pungent fresh tea. You can make it with or without cinnamon. Or you could just use a ginger tea bag, though I didn’t try it. I’m sure it would do just fine.
Lastly is the addition of turmeric to either the ginger or the lemon originals. Turmeric is one of the most calming spices for your system, and bringing down inflammation is another key component to healing the mucosal lining. I love it’s earthy sensation and vibrant amber color.
You can find good quality gelatin at Amazon. It’s important to use high quality, grass-fed gelatin as the value of product is obviously diminished or even harmful if it’s derived from sick livestock. The processing methods are important too. Great Lakes is a trusted brand.
You can add an extra Tbs of gelatin if you want it to be a little more chewy. I like them to be in between gummys and jello snacks.
Best part is it takes no time at all.
Have you tried implementing gelatin into your diet?
How about with bone broth? It’s one of the best sources of gelatin and it’s so nourishing and pleasant.
- For the Lemon Drops
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbs grass-fed gelatin
- For the Ginger Chews
- ¼ cup ginger tea
- 2 Tbs grass-fed gelatin
- ½-1 whole packet of Truvia or equivalent sweetener of choice
- For the Turmeric Candies
- Add ¼ tsp turmeric to above ingredients
- ½- 1 whole packet of Truvia or equivalent sweetener of choice
- Either use homemade ginger tea or use store bought. Just use half the water or 2 tea bags so it's more concentrated.
- Heat the tea in a small sauce pan and add the gelatin slowly, whisking the whole time so it doesn't clump.
- Once the gelatin is dissolved, add the Truvia and whisk until it too dissolves.
- Pour into ice cube trays or candy molds and pop in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- For the lemon drops heat the juice in a sauce pan and follow the same steps.
- Add turmeric as a last step to either one of these