Episode 48: How to Heal the Gut

Recipe: Gut Healing Soup

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; 
when diet is correct, medicine is of no need

-Ayurvedic proverb

With almost any disease or condition, the gut is the first place to look for healing. 

It’s our gateway to the outer world and what we put in our bodies… both physically and even emotionally.

The gut is so much more than digestion, absorption and elimination! 

It’s our strength, our immunity and directly correlated with the nervous system and our brain!

The beginning symptoms of gut imbalance might look like:

  • loose or bound stool 
  • bloating, gas
  • constipation, diarrhea
  • acid reflux, indigestion

These symptoms must be healed. And we don’t mean cover them up with GasX, TUMS or Metamucil! 🤕 We mean get to the root cause!

If not, symptoms these symptoms will proliferate into:

  • Leaky gut
  • IBS
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammation
  • Skin conditions (rashes, eczema, psoriasis)
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Nutrient deficiency, malabsorption
  • Anxiety, depression
  • Brain degenerative diseases

If any of this resonates with you, it’s time to heal your gut! 

Don’t miss this week’s episode. It’s everything you need to know about gut health.

Join Cara + Megan in Episode 48 of Simply Seasonal:

  • Symptoms and conditions of gut imbalance 
  • How digestion works 
  • Leaky gut, causes and effects 
  • How to heal your gut

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

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Gut Healing Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pre-recipe: This recipe begins with the bones of a roasted chicken. Next time you cook a roasted chicken (which is soooo simple, delicious and also gut healing) follow it up with this recipe. Or, freeze the bones to make in the future. Post-Recipe: Don’t throw away the bones yet! When finished with the soup, set aside the vegetable scraps – this can all go into the slow cooker to make bone broth! Just cover with water and cook on low for 48 hours. Simple Tip: “Always cook with Seasonal foods to balance, heal, and thrive!” xoxo Cara + Megan


  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 6-8 cups water
  • sea salt + pepper
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped


  1. In dutch oven or soup pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté 5-7 min until shiny. Add garlic 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add carrots celery and parsnips. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 min. Add a splash of liquid (water, wine or broth) to deglaze the bottom of pan.
  3. Add chicken bones, water and thyme. Season again. Cover and bring to boil.
  4. Lower heat and simmer for 1-2 hours depending how much time you have. The longer the better.
  5. Turn off heat. Remove bones and thyme stems. Add parsley.
  6. May pick off any meat that releases from the bones and add back into soup.
  7. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this recipe we would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and be sure to share with family and friends.


Megan + Cara

Balance, heal, thrive,
Cara + Megan

4 thoughts on “Episode 48: How to Heal the Gut

  1. New to your site, but enjoying very much. Is there a way to make this recipe if you don’t have a chicken carcass to throw in. What could be substituted?

    1. Thanks Teresea and welcome! If you purchase any chicken on the bone (bone-in chicken breast, legs, thighs, etc) then save those and use them. We like to keep a bag in the freezer where we put veggie scraps + bones after we are finished eating. This way, its a sustainable and “free” way to make bone broth. Hope this answers your question!

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