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Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Bone broth is a great source of collagen, which is a protein found in muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It is essentially glue that holds us together. It's also critically important to form tissue that makes up the lining of the stomach and intestinal tract. It protects and soothes this delicate lining that can get irritated by stress, food, bacteria, antibiotic use etc. It helps to repair the gut and reduce symptoms caused by intestinal permeability such as related autoimmune disorders, food sensitivities, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and fatigue to name a few. It also provides us with powerful nutrients to help boost immunity (grandma knew this), make our skin firmer and more radiant, and aid in detoxification in the body. 

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My Story [Part 1]

When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Adult-Onset Still’s Disease (AOSD). I was a healthy, active highschool student playing tennis in the state tournament when I started to feel vague, flu-like symptoms accompanied by a low-grade fever.   I attributed it to long hours playing tennis, being worn down, having a bad cold.  I had never had any serious illness before and had no concept of what could be happening to me.

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