By Carie Connell

Babies start out with a Leaky Gut.… which is a good thing so that mothers milk can provide all the antibodies to flow freely into the babies blood stream which protect them from pathogens and bacteria.  This leaky gut should be sealed by 6 months but today we are seeing so many cases of leaky gut in young children which creates common illnesses such as asthma and food allergies.

In order for solid foods to be introduced  the gut needs to be sealed to prevent future food allergies and viruses from invading the bloodstream causing illness.   Start your baby off right by sealing the gut lining before introducing solids.

Starting as early as 4 months:

1. Homemade Bone Broth

Bone BrothDr. Natasha Campbell-McBride author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome says to start with 1-2 teaspoons before each breast or bottle feeding and gradually increase as the weeks go by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe
1 whole pasture-raised chicken (have the butcher at the meat counter remove the breast meat and chop the rest of the bones up. Tell them its for making stock and they will do all the messy work for you)
2 tablespoons vinegar
3 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped (optional)
3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 bunch parsley
4 Quarts Filtered Water

1. Place chopped up chicken (make sure bones are cut to ensure the bone marrow can get into the stock)  into a large pot and add filtered water
2. Add vinegar, carrots and celery (reserving the parsley for later)
3. Let it sit for 30 -45 minutes.  This allows the vinegar’s acidity to change the PH of the water, which helps draw nutrients and minerals from the bones.
4. Bring water to a boil. If a lot of scum rises to the top just scoop it off.
5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8-15 hours. The longer you cook the stock, the richer and more flavorful it will be. I usually cook mine for 24 hours.
6. About 30 minutes before finishing the stock, add parsley. This will create additional mineral ions to the broth.
7. Let cool and sift out all the stock and store into any baby food storage containers you use.

2.  Fermented Foods Unknown

Dr. Natasha Campbell says to add 1/2 teaspoon of fermented juice into the bone broth daily gradually increasing the daily amount.

Fermented foods are a form of natural live probiotics.  Probiotics will provide your baby with beneficial bacteria and essential nutrients that are easy to digest. You can find fermented pickles or sauerkraut in the refrigerated section of your local health food store.  They must be raw and fermented, this is not pickles and sauerkraut you find in traditional food store aisles.   You can also make them fresh at home. Here is a fermented sauerkraut recipe I use in my home.