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Bone broth caused stomach pains...

Commented on March 23, 2015
Created May 01, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I have been on the paleo diet for three weeks and a few days ago I was recommended to try bone broth to improve my gut. I made a batch from chicken bones and had two servings on the first day - all good. I left the broth covered in a saucepan overnight. On the second day I tried it (admidittly on an empty stomach) and experienced awful stomach pains. I experienced bloating and painful trapped wind for two days. Does anyone know why this could be? I thought bone broth was supposed to have amazing health benefits.

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on March 23, 2015
at 10:27 PM

I purchased rehydrated bone broth and have been on it for 3 weeks - noticed after first few days rumbling in stomach and passing wind.  Yesterday I had a lot of bloating and wind.   At 6am this morning I woke with excruciating wind pain and have had explosive gastric.   Both r still with me 3 hours later.  I purchased it from a highly reputable source and ts beef broth.   I too thought it was to make the gut healthy.   Im just lying on bed with hot water bottle.   I won't b having the broth today (or anything else) and hopefully it will settle.   Then Ill try further couple of  days without the broth and see what transpires.   I otherwise feel its doing me good - so I hope I can tolerate it.  I only have 1 cup a day so am definitely not over-doing it.

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on May 03, 2014
at 08:24 AM

This is much what I do - but in little plastic containers in the freezer.

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on May 02, 2014
at 11:10 AM

Strangely, lamb is my LEAST favourite stock / broth! Chicken 1st, beef or pork 2cnd, and lamb comes last. I don't know why!

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on May 02, 2014
at 07:12 AM

Did you have the saucepan in the fridge? If not, I hope the kitchen was really cold... I have no trouble at all with eating fresh chicken stock, or if it has been refrigerated and then thoroughly re-heated. But if it has been left out (mistakenly!) then I throw it. Too easy to get upset stomach from it then.

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on May 02, 2014
at 10:29 PM

In order to have a little broth every day, I freeze mine in mason jars. (don't fill them all the way up or they will crack). Then I keep one thawed jar in the fridge, and defrost a frozen one when the fridge one is almost gone.

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on May 03, 2014
at 08:24 AM

This is much what I do - but in little plastic containers in the freezer.

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on May 02, 2014
at 05:16 PM

Thanks for your replies. I did keep the broth at room temp for probably over 24 hours after I had finished cooking it so that might have been the problem? Is it safer to store the broth in the fridge a few hours after it has cooled. I'd prefer not to freeze it as I'd like to have a little everyday.

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on May 02, 2014
at 10:42 AM

There are few possibilities i can think of. Excess Histamine can cause digestive problems.

Over cooking of protein, even keeping cooked or raw meat at room temperature, can

increase histamine conversion. Keeping the broth at room temperature can increase

problematic polyamines . It is safer to cook bones for 2-3 hours.

I freeze the broth in cubes and use it whenever i need it.

It is better to avoid spices like ginger in broth. Ginger has proteolytic enzyme,

I think ginger increases breakdown of histadine even when it is stored in freezer.

Chicken is high in unsaturated fat and gets easily oxidized in slow cooking.

Gelatine like lactose feeds bacteria when it is not digested properly.

I like lamb bones broth more than chicken or beef broth.

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on May 02, 2014
at 11:10 AM

Strangely, lamb is my LEAST favourite stock / broth! Chicken 1st, beef or pork 2cnd, and lamb comes last. I don't know why!

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on May 02, 2014
at 05:24 AM

Don't give up on bone broth yet, just try another bone type because you may not tolerate chicken fat. I have made bone broth now from: bison, lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, and fish. For some reason, the chicken broth doesn't digest as well as all the others and if I also, if I eat too much of the chicken fat, I get acne break outs. Therefore, I just eat all the other broths. If you would like my recipe it is here.

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