| Molly Meldon

Nurturing Gut Health: Understanding Alliums and Embracing Gut-Friendly Broths

Welcome to the world of gut health, where every choice we make plays a crucial role in nurturing our bodies from within. As a health coach at OWL Venice, I'm here to guide you on your journey to optimal well-being, starting with a deeper understanding of alliums and their impact on gut health. Let's explore why some individuals may want to avoid alliums, the prevalence of these ingredients in traditional bone broths, and how OWL Venice Broth Elixirs offer a gut-friendly alternative that's both nourishing and delicious.

alliums - garlic and onions

What are Alliums?

Alliums are a diverse family of vegetables that include onions, garlic, leeks, shallots and chives. These flavorful ingredients are beloved in cuisines worldwide for their aromatic qualities and culinary versatility. However, for individuals with gut issues, alliums can sometimes pose a challenge due to their potential to trigger digestive discomfort.

Why Avoid Alliums for Gut Health?

Alliums contain compounds like fructans and sulfurous compounds that can be difficult for some individuals to digest. For those with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), consuming alliums may exacerbate symptoms such as bloating, gas and abdominal discomfort. As a health coach, I often recommend my clients avoid alliums temporarily to assess their impact on gut health and identify potential triggers for digestive distress.

Bone Broth and Alliums: A Common Culinary Dilemma

Bone broth has gained popularity for its myriad benefits, particularly for gut health. However, many traditional bone broth recipes include alliums like onions and garlic to enhance flavor. While these ingredients may be delicious, their inclusion often means those with gut sensitivities cannot enjoy the nourishing properties of bone broth without discomfort. 

OWL Venice Broths: A Gut-Friendly Solution

At OWL Venice, we understand the importance of gut health and the need for gut-friendly alternatives to traditional bone broth. That's why we've crafted our Broth Elixirs with your well-being in mind. We use only the highest quality ingredients, including grass-fed bones, organic vegetables, roots and medicinal herbs. What sets our broths apart is their allium-free formula, making them suitable for individuals with gut sensitivities seeking to support their digestive health and overall well-being. 

Cooking an allium-free soup with OWL Broth Elixir

Embracing Gut-Friendly Broth: A Recipe for Wellness

Now, let's put the nourishing power of OWL Venice Broths into action with a simple and satisfying recipe that's gentle on the gut and bursting with flavor.

OWL Venice Broth Elixir Healing Soup


  • 1 OWL Venice Broth Elixir (choose your favorite flavor)
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa or rice
  • 1 cup of chopped mixed vegetables (carrots, celery, zucchini, etc.)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (parsley, cilantro or basil)


  1. In a saucepan, bring the filtered water to a gentle simmer.
  2. Add the OWL Venice Broth Elixir to the simmering water and stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Add the cooked quinoa or rice and chopped vegetables to the broth.
  4. Allow the soup to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh herbs.
  6. Serve warm and savor the nourishing goodness of our OWL Venice Broth Elixir Healing Soup!


As a health coach at OWL Venice, I'm passionate about empowering individuals to make choices that support their gut health and wellness goals. By understanding the potential impact of alliums on digestive health and embracing gut-friendly alternatives like OWL Venice Broth Elixirs, you can nourish your body from within and enjoy the benefits of a happy, healthy gut. So, why not treat yourself to a bowl of healing soup today and take the first step toward a gut-friendly lifestyle? Your body will thank you for it.

OWL Health Coach - Molly Meldon

Molly Meldon

Molly Meldon is an IIN certified holistic health coach and nutritionist in Los Angeles. She holds a Master of Science in Nutrition Education from American University.

Molly's wellness journey began with healing herself from SIBO and leaky gut, inspiring her to help others achieve optimal wellbeing. She believes in the healing power of food and holistic health and wants others to experience the benefits of properly nourishing their bodies. As a coach, Molly specializes in gut health, focusing on SIBO and leaky gut, nutrition and intuitive eating, guiding individuals to form a harmonious, mindful relationship with food. She strongly believes in balance as the key to sustainable wellness.

Molly also serves as the Retail Operations Manager at OWL, promoting organic living and holistic wellness. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, the outdoors, especially the beach, live music, and spending time with her French bulldog, Zoe.