Generation after generation chicken soup remains one of the best remedies to soothe the soul.
One of most healing, and most easily digested remedies there is.
I first stumbled upon this medicinal food when I started GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride) years ago for my son Dominic. I didn’t start it for my daughter and myself until a year later, when I realized that we could all benefit from it.
There are many government studies that show that even commercially-produced chicken soup may contain a number of substances with beneficial medicinal activity, although it’s been noted that the medicinal properties vary greatly by brand.
I believe it was my good old chicken soup and bone broth recipes, and avoiding potential toxins as much as possible, that helped seal my son Dominic’s leaky gut and heal his food allergies.
If you’re going to have chicken soup, it’s always best homemade. But nowadays you can find it in health food stores, and even order it online. US Wellness offers a pasture-raised, organic chicken stock here. And Kettle & Fire have a delicious 100% pasture-grazed beef broth here.
I always make it myself, but at least there are options for those who don’t want to have food simmering for hours on the stove.
Here’s the recipe I use for my Chicken Stock. I make this once a week. We eat the chicken with our meals, and drink the stock or use it to cook vegetables and soups with.
You could make a delicious chicken and vegetable stock by adding in 2 sprigs rosemary, 1 chopped red onion, 1 cup broccoli, 1 inch minced turmeric root, 1 inch minced ginger root, or anything else you’d enjoy! Sometimes I add all these vegetables in with the chicken stock, and blend them into a delicious creamy soup when done!
I hope you love it as much as we do!
And if you know of anyone who could benefit from this, please share it with them. You never know what difference you could make by just showing you care!
Lyndsy Karrie is the founder of REAL Yummy Food and a pioneer in the world of healing people with food. After being distressed by her son’s severe autism diagnosis she spent every waking hour researching and testing ways to help her son and family. What she found was astonishing. Now she shares her knowledge and easy-to-make, nutritious recipes while promoting clean eating in a non-toxic environment. Join her in keeping it REAL.