I sit here clutching a hot mint tea recovering from 14hrs of stomach pains and nausea. It never gets any easier does it! For me this was a much longer attack than usual. I think its always worse when you can’t work out what has caused it. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease last year but my symptoms are more similar to Coeliac disease which I cannot be tested for ( have been gluten free for over 5 years and am very ill If I am accidentally glutened ) These days I only seem to have symptoms like this when I eat out, usually due to cross contamination.
This time I think it was kicked off by my strong Iron tablets ( Ferrous Gluconate 300mg ) that I am taking for Anaemia. I have to bury it in a big evening meal and maybe I didn’t eat enough. The tablets are helping my symptoms of anaemia so I must continue to take them although I will now take a couple of days out to give my sore insides time to heal.
For me after an attack my weight just drops off so quickly, I have to make sure I eat little and often and avoid grains and other foods that cause inflammation.
Today I am going to make myself some chicken broth in the hopes that it will be a gentle introduction to eating again and healing my insides. I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas for food for tummy recovery. I am determined to learn to make beef bone broth which I could freeze and have ready for such a day as today.
First roast a free range chicken with thyme
Strip the chicken of all the flesh
put the cooked chicken carcass in a large saucepan with the juices from the roasting tray add some hot water to your roasting tray to make sure you get all the juices.
simmer for about 1/2 hr or so
pass broth through a sieve
or for a light chicken soup add some of the cooked chicken and some finely diced celery and courgette fried. Then using a hand blender , blend until smooth.
season to taste
I’m pleased to say after a bowl of broth and an afternoon trip to the cinema I’m feeling fighting fit!
Heres to a healthy tummy!