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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my lovely friend, Marjorie Saveski, author of the This is So Good website. Marjorie is a blogger and a home cook with a passion for real food, health, and fitness. She hopes to share what she has learned through her real-life experience and research with her readers. Stop by her site, This is So Good, to find more delicious recipes and helpful health information.}

The chilly winter months are the perfect time for thinking about giving your immune system a little boost. My favorite way to do this is with nourishing foods that not only taste wonderful but also give my body the building blocks it needs for better health. Today’s recipe for Golden Broth contains some of my favorite immune system assistants: homemade broth, turmeric, ginger, and garlic.

A few months ago, I shared my recipe for Golden Milk. I enjoy this drink so much, but sometimes I prefer a savory cup over something sweet. Enter Golden Broth.

Turmeric is the star of today’s golden broth recipe and it is one special little root. It gets its lovely golden color from curcumin, which not only boosts the immune system but also strengthens the digestive system and supports joint health.

It’s important to include black pepper in preparations involving turmeric as the piperine (what makes pepper peppery!) increases the bio-availability of the curcumin, making it easier for the body to absorb this beneficial nutrient. Adding some coconut milk provides some healthy fats which also assist in the absorption of all this immune-boosting goodness!

Ginger and garlic are also well-known for their anti-inflammatory properties and are the perfect flavor complement to turmeric. These three powerful flavors make for one delicious cup of golden broth!

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I highly recommend making your own broth for this golden broth recipe. It’s simple and economical, and the taste is like nothing you will ever find in the store. Broth freezes well and is wonderful to have on hand for soups, stews, sauces, or recipes like this one!

Homemade broths contain the components of both collagen and cartilage (glucosamine and chondroitin), which have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis and joint injuries. Homemade Broths are also a healthy source of gelatin. Gelatin is made up of the amino acids arginine and glycine, which are helpful in aiding digestion and encouraging the body to utilize complete proteins more efficiently. Gelatin is sometimes referred to as “Nature’s Botox” as it is known to promote hair, skin, and nail growth!

Important Note On Gelatin Types

When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. Just like other animal products, quality is important. I discuss this in detail in this post, The Scoop on Gelatin Brands.

That is why I recommend Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin products and Perfect Supplements products exclusively. I have compared these brands with other brands on the market and the quality far surpasses anything else I’ve tried. I am thrilled to be one of their affiliate partners and support such great products and companies.

Perfect Supplements offers grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen (cold-soluble) and gelatin (hot-soluble). Read my review of their product here or watch the video below. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water-soluble and does not thicken or gel-like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can’t be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

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So have I convinced you of the power of Golden Broth yet? Let’s give it a try!

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How to Make Golden Broth :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Ginger and garlic are also well-known for their anti-inflammatory properties and are the perfect flavor compliments to turmeric. These three powerful flavors make for one delicious cup of broth!


  • 4 cups of homemade chicken stock
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 turmeric root, peeled and diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger root, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and minced (more or less depending on your tastes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Several pinches of freshly ground pepper


  1. Place all of the above ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  3. Use an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree the turmeric and ginger into the liquid, giving you a smooth broth for sipping!
  4. Serve in a bowl or a mug. Keep leftovers in a Mason jar in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 616mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

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Support Your Stress Response, Adrenals, Thyroid, and Whole Body Through Herbs

When it comes to supporting overall wellness, herbs are a great tool to have in your toolkit, especially for those who may be dealing with chronic illness of some type. Since 2009, when I started this site, I have met thousands upon thousands of people through my work, and by far, the #1 health complaints are:

Because of this, I wanted to add in a section to this post about the benefit of using herbs with chronic illness. Adaptogens are by far one of the most used herbs when it comes to working with people who have low energy, fatigue, and overall imbalance in the endocrine system (thyroid, adrenals, and blood sugar).

While the benefits of adaptogenic herbs extend far beyond just supporting that one system, this tends to be one of the main reasons people turn to adaptogenic herbs in the first place. That said there are a lot of other herbs out there that offer amazing support for the body, especially those dealing with chronic illness which is why I wanted to share this section today.

If you are dealing with any type of chronic illness, I’m sorry to break it to you, but caffeine may not be your best friend. 🙁 While you can find lots of info online in both the pro- and the anti-coffee camps, the fact of the matter comes down to the fact that there are a lot of people dealing with chronic illness, especially thyroid and adrenal problems, who simply cannot tolerate coffee and caffeine.

While those with sluggish adrenal glands tend to feel run down and in need of a regular pick-me-up (like coffee and other caffeinated beverages), in the long run, caffeine can do more harm than good while you are healing. I go into the “whys” around caffeine and your adrenals in this detailed post here. In addition to the caffeine, there are other constituents, molds, and mycotoxins that can show up in coffee that some people find they react to and can further exacerbate the toxic load on the body.

When I was diagnosed with autoimmune disease and adrenal fatigue, one of the first things that had to go was coffee. In addition to dealing with these issues, we suspected that I was having some detox pathway sluggishness so we wanted to also focus on supporting the liver and lymph systems. Most people who are dealing with chronic illness are also going to have issues with detoxification of the body, which is why herbs can play such an important role. 

To be honest, I never drank coffee because of the caffeine. I drank coffee for the taste and aroma, as well as the emotional experience I felt in my morning cup of joe. For me, it was a ritual that I looked forward to every day (and sometimes multiple times a day). Whether I was brewing it at home or going to my local coffee shops, the experience was one that I clung to tightly.

But, when I was faced with new health struggles, I knew I had to do whatever I could to support my body and give it the tools it needed to heal. Giving up coffee and caffeine was one step in this direction.

And it sucked.

I turned to the coffee substitutes on the market in a desperate attempt to recreate the ritual I had grown so fond of, but nothing ever tasted the way I wanted it to. Nothing ever gave me that same experience that my cup of “real” coffee did. I knew there had to be something better, but I simply could not find it on my health food store’s shelves.

Necessity is the mother of invention so that is why I created my own coffee substitutes. They were made with organic, sustainably harvested herbs with zero grains, zero gluten, and zero caffeine. Just herbs.

Herbs that not only tasted delicious but supported my body’s function, like liver detox, bile production, digestion, etc. All of the herbs used in my “coffee” blends have been used for thousands of years to support the body’s normal functions and help everything work a little better — something we all need in today’s toxic world! (psst, dandelion is one of the herbs!)

When it came to creating these blends, if I could get something to not only tasted amazing (and helped me recreate my dearly loved ritual), but also did amazingly supportive things for my body, then it’s a no-brainer!

I sold these pre-made blends on Etsy for a while and the demand was more than I could keep up with. People literally LOVED these blends and were stunned at how much like coffee they actually tasted. Customers who had been dealing with a variety of chronic illnesses had given up coffee to heal their bodies, but like me were deeply missing their morning cup of joe ritual.

After careful consideration and work with some highly experienced advisors, I decided to stop selling the pre-made blends and instead share my proprietary recipes in the form of an eBook. That way I could arm people with the knowledge and recipes they needed to make their own caffeine-free, gluten-free, grain-free blends in the comfort of their own home. 

That is why I created the best-selling DIY Herbal Coffees eBook: A Complete Guide To Making Delicious Herbal Coffees to Support Healing & Stress Relief.

Now in its second edition, this ebook features:

  • All of my proprietary herbal blend recipes to you can craft a homemade herbal cup of “coffee” at home.
  • A ton of researched information about coffee’s impact on the health of those dealing with issues like adrenal fatigue, blood sugar dysregulation, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, and any other chronic illness.
  • Information about all of the herbs used, why I selected them, how to source them, how to prepare and store you “coffees”, and much more.
  • Access to your own personal coffee shop where I show you how to recreate your favorite coffee shop drinks and pastries with wholesome, nourishing real food ingredients. No junk here. Only real food.

This book truly is a comprehensive guide to supporting your health, reducing your stress, and bringing a little something special back into your healing journey. You can learn more and download your own copy of this revolutionary wellness guide here, or simply click on the image below.

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