A strong uterine lining can help increase the possibility of embryo implantation. We can help our bodies build this strong, nutrient-rich lining by making sure we provide ourselves with the essential building blocks of blood. These building blocks are mostly minerals and vitamins such as iron, calcium, vitamins B, C, and D, along with a host of other micronutrients essential to supporting and sustaining life. These can be obtained by increasing certain food sources in the diet and/or through herbal supplementation.
Building blood can also help increase our energy, improve sleep, calm anxiety, and balance hormones.
Foods to Build Blood and Improve Circulation
|Organic Veggies||Organic Fruits And Nuts||Herbs and Spices|
Carrots / Purple Carrots
Nori (Sushi wrapping)
Black Sesame Seeds
|Animal Sources||Bone Broth|
|Pasture Raised Eggs|
Pasture Raised Beef
Pasture Raised Liver
|Pasture Raised Bone Broths|
The best ones will have a gel-like consistency.
Brands we like are:
Bonafide (in the frozen section)
Kettle and Fire (in the box broth section)
Make your own or use a collagen supplement.
Recipe: Simple Bone Broth
- 3-4 Lbs. organic, grass-fed bone- Large, nutrient-rich marrow bones combined with gelatinous bones (like chicken feet or neck bones), work well but you can use any bones that you prefer.
- Enough water to cover
- 2-4 TBSP raw apple cider vinegar (this helps extract the minerals and you will not taste the vinegar in your soup).
- 1-3 inches of ginger, no need to peel
- 3 scallions, each cut in half
- A pinch of mineral salt
- Optional: herbs (such as rosemary and thyme), spices (star anise and cinnamon go well), beans, vegetables, a tsp. of sesame oil right before serving is a nice addition too.
- Clean the bone well by cutting and boiling them for 2-3 minutes. Be sure to discard this water before you do the next steps for a better flavor.
- In a large pot combine the clean bones with enough water to cover them and add up to 4 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar (this helps extract the minerals and you will not taste the vinegar in your soup). If you are using a stovetop, let sit for about half an hour before turning on the heat. If you are using an Instant Pot or slow cooker, you can turn it on right away.
- Add ginger, scallion, and mineral salt
- Simmer for 6-8 hours on the stovetop, 12-24 hours in a slow cooker, and 3 hours in an Instant Pot.
- Toward the end of the cooking cycle, add optional favorite herbs, spices, beans, vegetables, or other ingredients so that they do not overcook.
- When the vegetables are tender your soup is complete and you can remove or keep the vegetables. Remove and discard the bones.
- After cooking and cooling your soup should be gelatinous which helps heal the gut. It will also be full of healthy collagen, minerals, and amino acids.
- Bone broth can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than a week. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays, and transfer the frozen cubes of broth to a resealable freezer bag where they will keep for 6 months.