This recipe comes direct from naturopath, nutritionist, medical herbalist and author Helen Padarin.
I’ve been pimping this recipe out a fair amount this week because I’m slowly making headway in the conversation with my beautiful Mamma-bear about how an anti-inflammatory and gut-healing diet will indeedy healthier for her arthritis.
These gummies are made using grass-fed gelatin, of which collagen is a key component.
Collagen makes up almost one-third of all the protein in the human body. Collagen is a fibrous protein that strengthens the body’s connective tissues, allowing them to be elastic so they can stretch without breaking. Also, as we get older, our bodies makes less collagen, so for someone like my mum, who suffers from severe and degenerative rheumatoid arthritis this type of healing food is very helpful.
Gelatin also contains 18 amino acids. Many of these amino acids are essential, meaning they can’t be produced by our bodies, and must be taken in as part of our diet.
On top of these benefits, gelatin helps to ‘heal and seal’ an inflamed or ‘leaky’ gut, nearly always found in those with RA or other immune disease,s and exacerbated by taking medications such as corticosteroids.
So yeah… they’re good.
Here’s the recipe. Please share and enjoy, and if you’re looking for more great recipes and info from Helen, take a step over to her website right here.
- Makes around 20-24 in small molds
4 tbs grass-fed gelatin (such as Great Lakes or Gelpro)
- 2/3 cup fresh, organic juice (we use lemon with a dash of orange)
- 1-2 dessertspoon of honey, xylitol, maple syrup or rice malt syrup (if you must!)
- sprinkle a little bit of ground turmeric into the mix for added anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial goodness.
- Place ingredients in a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until the gelatin dissolves.
- Pour into your molds and place in the freezer for 30 minutes
- pop out of the molds and store in an air-tight jar or container for up to two weeks