This one is kind of a quickie. I'm going to get back to the "pregnancy interventions" series later this week, but I thought that it might be helpful to give some tips on HOW to include some "sacred foods" from these traditional cultures into your preconception or pregnancy diet. Not all of us are ready to jump into liver and onions; I know that I wasn't!!
It's okay to go slow, but including at least some of these foods can only be helpful to your body and to your baby. And don't forget Dad! Cultures that prized these foods also included the father in the preconception period; he was also expected to eat liberally of whatever food was prized in fertility for his particular area. I'm going to start with homemade bone broth. Broth is incredibly nutritious and healing, and may even be palatable if you are coping with morning sickness in your pregnancy. Please keep in mind that the quality of bones is important; healthy animals will produce a more nutrient-rich, tasty broth. Buy local or pastured as much as possible, especially if you will be using the bones.
Homemade Bone Broth the Easy Way
I make broth in a crockpot every week or two. Here's what I do.
Now you have broth cubes that you can easily use in many different ways. Just add salt when you do for extra tastiness. Here are some ways that I use the broth cubes.
There are some of the ways that I incorporate broth into our diet. I hope that you find these suggestions helpful. Next time, Liver!!
PS. Want to know what's in those frozen "candies" that I make for the kids from the top of the article? Blueberries, frozen raw liver, egg yolk, broth cube, and a squeeze of lemon juice. More about that next time.
I look at birth from the perspective that our bodies are wonderfully made, and if we really believe that and work with the birth process and nourish our bodies properly, they will function optimally, most of the time!