In addition to adding more fat to their diets and following them around with glasses of potato starch mixed in water until they relent and drink it, my family will be drinking a cup of bone broth everyday as well.
I pulled out my printed copy of this post of Keoni's that I keep with my recipes: Soluble Synergy.
Your gut bacteria is the engine of your immune system. Bone broth is rich in vitamins, minerals, collagen, can heal damaged guts and boost your immune system.I found this handy reference as well listing all of the benefits of bone broth:
I'm hopeful RLB will experience more relief from his sciatic pain by drinking this daily. Here's another site extolling the many benefits: Bone Soup: Miracle Food
A benefit to the high fat diet I've been on that I haven't mentioned yet is the lack of hangover I feel if I drink too much. I usually only have a 3-5 ounces of alcohol in a night if I drink. But, on occasion, we'll be up late playing games and talking and we'll just keep pouring. It is those nights that I brace myself for the yuck I'm going to feel in the morning.
In the past my recovery would consist of: sleep as late as possible, eat as much as possible, and spend the day on the couch in and out of sleep watching movies.
I noticed something two weekends ago, on a morning after a late night with RLB - I didn't feel bad.
I drank my bulletproof coffee like normal and went about my day. I mentioned it to my husband but didn't look into it more. As I was reading Keoni's post again I remembered having read about this phenomenon two years ago but had completely forgotten about it. From his post:
With the disappearance of my hangovers, I began to suspect that the increase in coconut oil consumption was most likely the factor. So I googled and found some PubMed abstracts that confirmed my suspiscions.
Check out these excerpts from this PubMed abstract:
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of saturated fatty acid (SFA) and unsaturated fatty acid (UFA) diets on ethanol pharmacokinetics.So my increased coconut oil consumption appears to be my alcoholism enabler.
METHODS: Sprague-Dawley male rats were fed modified AIN76 diets containing 10% coconut oil (SFA) or corn oil (UFA) for 120 days. A single dose (3 g/kg bw) of ethanol (13% solution) was orally administered using a gastric canula on day 30, 90, 105 and 120. Tail vein blood samples were collected at various intervals following ethanol dose and were analyzed for blood-ethanol concentration (BEC).
RESULTS: Compared to the UFA group (corn oil fed), the SFA group (coconut oil fed) exhibited significantly higher BEC, larger area under the curve, longer half-life of ethanol, and lower rates of ethanol elimination.
CONCLUSION: Dietary SFA protects liver from alcohol injury by retarding ethanol metabolism, and carnitine may be involved.
Check out this PubMed Abstract too:
CONCLUSION: A diet enriched in saturated but not unsaturated fatty acids reversed alcoholic liver injury.