Having Good Gut Health – Healthy Ireland Initiative

Gabriel MacSharry, Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist, joined Francie to chat about good gut health. They discussed probiotics and which foods are good for overall good gut health. Gabriel also had a recipe for Bone Broth (which is below) and is very nutritious.

It’s all thanks to Sligo Leader Partnership and Healthy Ireland.

The Healthy Ireland Fund supported by the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Bone Broth Recipe

Calories: 379 per serving Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes Serving Size: 3 litres


  • 3-4 pounds beef marrow and or knuckle bones
  • 2 pounds meaty bones such as ribs
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 liters filtered water
  • 3 celery stalks, halved
  • 3 carrots, halved
  • 3 onions, quartered
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • Sea salt


  1. Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water, and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.
  2. Add more water if needed to cover the bones.
  3. Add the vegetables bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard.
  4. Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 24-72 hours (if you’re not comfortable leaving the pot to simmer overnight, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight, then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day)
  5. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in a handful of fresh parsley for added flavor and minerals.
  6. Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth.
  7. Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.


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