I don’t know about where you live, but around here the flu has been going around again. In fact, in one of our homeschool activities, since the new year began we have had two weeks where over half of the families were out due to illness. We’ve been fortunate in that we haven’t been hit by some of the bugs going around. This is how I make all of my chicken stock during the Winter, to help ward off the nastiness.
One of the refrains heard repeated often in the world of traditional foods is ‘you are what you eat.’
Unfortunately, this is wrong.
You are not what you eat. You are what you ABSORB. You can pour all of the highest quality food into your body and if you can’t absorb it, it is being wasted. Depending on what your body isn’t absorbing, you can suffer a whole host of bad effects. I lost 2.5 inches off of my height when I was ill thanks to the inability to absorb multiple nutrients, including calcium and D3.
Gut health is critical. If you can’t absorb the nutrients you’re eating, you’re going to suffer. [Read more…] about You Are NOT What You Eat: Chicken Stock