By now you’ve heard of bone broth for leaky gut, yes?

If not, let’s chat it through. And afterwards, hopefully I’ve convinced you enough of the health benefits of bone broth for leaky gut syndrome and overall health.

Also, I could not be more excited to share my homemade bone broth recipe for leaky gut!

Broths are my jam; there is no such thing as too much bone broth. They are (IMO) one of the best soothing recipes for healing leaky gut.

Anyways, before we start, let’s first review what leaky gut.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

In the simplest terms, Leaky Gut Syndrome is when the cells that make up the intestinal lining become so inflamed that the gut lining becomes more permeable than it’s meant to be.

​The proper term for it is intestinal permeability.

Eventually, the walls that line the intestinal tract become permeable to the degree that undigested food particles and gut flora enter the bloodstream. (Source)

Leaky Gut Cause

11 Leaky Gut Symptoms

​But how do you know if your gut might be “leaky?”

Well, here are 11 symptoms of a leaky gut:

  1. Digestive system symptoms, including gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea or a combination of them all
  2. Seasonal allergies or asthma
  3. Hormonal imbalances
  4. An autoimmune disease
  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia (including irritable bowel syndrome and joint pain)
  6. Mood and mind issues (ADD, ADHD, etc.)
  7. Skins issues like acne and rosacea
  8. Candida overgrowth
  9. Food allergies and food sensitivities
  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, Celiac disease, etc.)
  11. Headaches

(Sources: 9 Signs You Have a Leaky GutWhat is Leaky GutLeaky Gut Syndrome: What You Should Know About Your Gut Bacteria)

9 Ways to Fix Leaky Gut

Stating the problem is the first part, but now we need to focus on how to heal it; ways to address the gut health issues.

Here are 9:

  1. Diet. Don’t even think you get out of this ahead without focusing on diet. An elimination diet of sorts is recommended and for sure avoiding things like dairy, soy, sugar, gluten, and other additives. Note: This is also why I want to share with you the best bone broth for leaky gut recipe ever (below)!
  2. Begin a Food Journal.I have practiced and preached this for years, but it’s one of the best ways to track food and mood and overall feelings from day-to-day to watch progress or a lack thereof. You could try a Bullet Journal. Or better yet, just grab my PROVEN 28-day gut healing journaling SYSTEM which has already been done for you.
  3. Limit the use of alcohol and NSAIDs. 
  4. Determine if you have an underlying condition or infection.Remember, don’t Google your health problems, find out the true answer for you.
  5. Eat the foods that will help REBUILD your gut. In particular, make sure you are getting enough Omega-3’s and when the time is right probiotics and prebiotics. Do not miss out on important nutrients.
  6. Supplement You might need to supplement with things like digestive enzymes, glutamine, probiotics, digestive bitters, licorice root, quercetin, MSM, zinc, slippery elm, and more. You might also want to check out what I think is the best probiotic brand for leaky gut syndrome HERE.
  7. Eat mindfully and without stress. Remember, so many times how we eat is just as important as what we eat. Stop eating in fight or flight mode.
  8. Reduce overall stress. Here are 28 ways to reduce stress to get you started.
  9. The 4R’s

So with that, let’s chat all about bone broth benefits.

Top 8 Bone Broth Benefits

Health Benefits of broth

If you’re looking for bone broth help when it comes to leaky gut and achieving a healthy digestive tract, here are 8 reasons to consider:

  1. Rich in gelatin. And I believe in gelatin for gut healing
  2. Good source of protein. I try to get as much animal protein as possible, but that doesn’t have to mean via sources like grass-fed beef and organic chicken. Bone broth is also a good source of protein. 
  3. Versatile. You can do so many things with broths; from straight drinking it to making entire soup meals out of it, and even freezing it into cubes for flavor enhancers to other meals.
  4. Immune system boost. Because bone broth is packed with proteins (glycine and proline) that are well-known for nourishing the lining of your gut, it is thought to help give your immune system a boost.
  5. Nutrient denseBone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others.
  6. Helps Leaky Gut Syndrome. What this entire article is about.
  7. Improve joints. Bone broth is a natural source of collagen, which is great for joint health.
  8. Maintain healthy skin. I’ve already talked about collagen and skin; because bone broth contains collagen, it’s great for the skin.

Beef Bone Broth Recipes

I have made many different types of Beef Bone Broth recipes over the years. 

If you want the truth, the Beef Bone Broth recipe might be my favorite. And I think it’s strictly due to the beef bones. 

If you get them high-quality, the broth naturally will provide full flavor.

The secret to incredible beef bone broth is the “gel.”

Seriously. It looks so gross when cooled because the gel clumps together to form a cloud-like “cap” on top of the broth.

But this is where the healing powers lie. That gel is collagen which forms gelatin when it’s cooked down even further. 

If you’re interested in more information around collagen and gelatin, I have a whole post for you on them HERE.

Bone Broth for Leaky Gut (+ a recipe!)

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Beef Bone Broth full recipe from

Filled with flavor, this beef bone broth will satisfy your savory cravings while helping heal + soothe your gastrointestinal tract. The key to the flavor-filled broth extracted from this recipe is that the bones are roasted first. A smoky, rich flavor will soothe the gut almost immediately.

This recipe is: gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and can be made using just one pot.

Beef Bone Broth full recipe from

Beef Bone Broth

Filled with flavor, this beef bone broth will satisfy your savory cravings while helping heal your gut. The key to the flavor-filled broth extracted from this recipe is that the bones are roasted first. A smoky, rich flavor will soothe the gut almost immediately.
This recipe is: gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and can be made using just one pot.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pound beef bones
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots unpeeled and cut into thirds (if you have the tops, use those, too)
  • 1 celery stalk cut into thirds
  • 1/2 leek cut into thirds
  • 1/2 red onion unpeeled and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion unpeeled and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh, flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Put the bones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the oil, and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the oven, and bake until the bones have a gently roasted, golden color, for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • Transfer the bones to a large soup pot.
  • Add the bay leaves, garlic, carrots, celery, leek, red onion, yellow onion, parsley, cilantro, water, and vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 4 hours.
  • Strain the broth into another pot or a storage container, and discard the solids. Season with salt.
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, grain free, paleo, soy free, whole30

Beef Bone Broth Recipe for Leaky Gut #bonebroth #broth #leakygut #guthealth

Ingredient + instruction notes

  1. Get your high-quality Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil HERE.
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for a myraid of health conditions. Learn more about it HERE.
  3. If you don’t like beef, and prefer to use chicken bones, you can! HERE is my Chicken Bone Broth recipe.
  4. If you’re dealing with a histamine intolerance, then you’ll want to try making this recipe in the Instant Pot. HERE is how.
Beef Bone Broth for Leaky Gut

But can I Buy Beef Bone Broth?

Sure! These days you can buy anything. It’s the blessing and curse.

But I will put a caveat here: make sure you’re buying the highest-quality bone broth you can access so that you’re getting the most nutritional value.

​In this case, choose Kettle & Fire HERE.

Here are 4 reasons you would buy Kettle & Fire Bone Broth.


I don’t think it’s hard to make bone broth, but with three kids vs. none (or even 1), I do find myself making it homemade less due to time.

Because even when you make it in the Instant Pot, it’s still time consuming for sure.


If I had to give one reason as the main reason for why I think many (if not most) people should buy from Kettle & Fire vs. making their own is due to the healthy bones quality they provide.

Kettle & Fire uses pasture-raised marrow bones that are 100% grass-fed. They don’t use chicken carcass (i.e. “leftover”) bones; they use the best bones. The bones create the collagen, which creates the gut-healing properties and best flavor. 

This is why I use bones from whole, organic chicken or I buy the best organic bones from a local farmer.


I have standard recipes that are so good. But I certainly don’t have the time to be a bone broth chef.

You know what I mean?

Well, Kettle & Fire does because that’s all they do. And they do it so well.


I have no idea how much protein is in most of the broths I make. According to the beef and chicken broth recipes from my book there are 6g and 4g (respectively) of protein per serving in each. That’s good.

But the Classic Beef Bone Broth from Kettle & Fire contains a whopping 10g of protein per serving. 

Also, maybe you just want to buy it vs. make it. I get it. You do not have to justify anything to me or anyone else. But do get your bone broth in 🙂

Whenever you purchase from K&F, use code ‘AGUTSYGIRL’ at checkout to save 20%.

They have a plain, beef bone broth and chipotle beef bone broth.


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  1. Is there a low FODMAP bone broth that you use? Are the bones the same? I’m assuming you would just omit the garlic and onions??

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