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The Healing Benefits of Bone Broth

For the last few weeks I have been researching the healing power of Bone Broth. I read Sally Falloon’s book Nourishing Broth, which is a great book.

The benefits are amazing:

1. Heals leaky gut

Its good for non leaky gut as well, the gelatin in the broth helps fill the holes in the gut. It helps with other digestive disorders as well. Leaky gut can stem from systemic candida.

2. Protects your Joints

The chondroitin sulfate, glutamine and other compounds in bone broth has been shown to help prevent osteoarthritis and is great for your joint care.

3. Immune Support

The amino acids in the broth of glycine, arginine, and proline help fight inflammation and inhibit infection. Chicken soup is more than just healing your soul.

4. Stronger Bones

The calcium, magnesium and phosphorous are great for your bones.

5. Sleep better

The glycine will help you sleep better and help with your memory.

6. Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

The collagen in the cartilage helps with your skin, hair and nails, helping you to look younger.

7. Helps with Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sports and Fitness

My issue was trying to source bones from grass fed cows that wasn’t going to cost a ton. Finally I realised most cows are grass fed in NZ so I managed to get a huge bag of bones for $1.99.

The ideal parts of a cow are the knuckle bones, any bones with a lot of cartilage or marrow.

Chickens are also good if they are grass fed, ideally you want the feet, backs and necks, but the whole carcass will do if its left over from a meal.
Fish heads can be used also.
You can combine bones in a broth from different animals as well.
I have have made 3 batches so far, experimenting with the taste and length of time that I have it cooking in the slow cooker.
First batch I put in too much water, I filled the slow cooker to the top, but ideally you just want enough water to cover the bones. I put the veges in at the beginning and it gives off an awful burnt smell while cooking. I used just random beef bones, ones you would give a dog. I cooked for 24 hours.
If you find you use too much water and it doesn’t gel, you can still use it, there’s still goodness in the broth.

Second batch I put in less water and it came out a nice consistency but I didn’t learn about the veges till after I did this batch. Ideally you want to put the veges in in the last 8 hours. I cooked this batch for 36 hours. It had a nice gelatinous wobble to it. I used the same type of bones at batch one.
Third batch I bought knuckle bones. Someone suggested afterwards I get the butcher to saw them in half. There’s quite a bit of marrow in knuckle bones. I cooked for 31 hours and didn’t put in any veges. This would have to be the best consistency yet.
Next I will try chicken feet. I’m a bit weary because in order to get enough feet you have to buy a lot, and I’m not sure if the chickens have been grain fed.
It’s been too soon to tell the effects as I’ve had a lot of changes in the last week, but what I will say is I’m really tired, sleeping a lot more, and I know the glycine is doing that. My stomach has been gurgling a lot more lately too. I’m also experiencing detox symptoms.
So go easy how much you drink. I am drinking 2 cups a day. I heat it up in a saucepan on the stove. Ideally don’t use a microwave to heat it up.

Recipe:
Bones depending how big your slow cooker or saucepan is. Soak them in a bowl of water, enough to cover them, and put in half a cup of apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice if you don’t have ACV. This helps leach the minerals out of the bones. Then I put them in the oven to brown for around 20 minutes. Some people don’t do this step. I put the water from soaking the bones in the slow cooker.

Any veges, I threw in carrots, garlic, broccoli stems, celery. You could put in onions or leeks or even just use your left over scraps from veges in the week. Put them in 8 hours before the end. There is talk that if you put them in too early the soak up the minerals.
Slow cook for as long as you like from 1-5 days. You may need to skim off the layer of crud off the top, I never did. Or you may need to top up the water if you go for quite a few days.
When your’e done, strain off the bones and veges and I throw them on my garden for the birds to eat. Leave in a bowl to cool at room temperature, and then tip into your containers you want to store the broth in, and put in the fridge. The fat will rise to the top, you can scoop this off when its hardened, and either use it for cooking or feed it to your animals or throw it out.Technology Science Computing Computer Database Information Mathematical Surface Advanced High Energy Natural Aerospace Genetics Anthropology Behaviour Ergonomics Neurology Vegetation Aquatic Archaeology Architectural Atmospheric Atomic Energy Biochemistry Biochemistry Cell Biology Biochemistry Microbiology Geographic Astronomy Design Engineering Digital Media Electronic Design Mineralogy Petrology Geochemistry Encyclopedia Global Warming Gravitational Herpetologica Human Factors Hybridoma Industrial Electronics Magnetics Robotics Signal Processing Communications Computing Comparative Processing loan credit Service Management Managing Accounts Managerial Decision Environmental Technical Logistics Management Product Liability Health Fitness Management International Business Commerce beauty world Leisure Software Marketing News Technology Engineering Economic Social Business Business Products Investments Financial Reports business creation financial marketing Shopping Product properties insurance Property Management Commercial Construction accounting financial Management Gourmet Traveller Backpacker Vacation Bermuda Adventure Tourism Travel Adventure Tourism Management Consultant Cruise Travel Ticketing Vacation Rentals Exploring Family travel Travel Valley Travel Budged Golf Digest Golfscape Hotel Motel Hotel Design Management Tourism Trand Tourism Challenges Journal Tourism Leisure Restaurant Geographic Traveler City Traveler Entertainment Shallow Angler Traveller Fishing Tourism Agent Travel Book WindSurfing Exploring Restaurant Ticket sale Trend Tourism Hotel Tourism Leisure Traveller Air Traffic AirGuide Business Airline Industry Golf Travel Resorts Travel Companion Agency travel Technology Science Computing Surveys Computer Systems Database Information Mathematical Software Programming Languages Surface Technology Advanced Materials High Energy Physics Natural Sciences Science Research Aerospace Genetics Anthropology Behaviour Ergonomics Neurology Vegetation Science Aquatic Archaeology Architectural Atmospheric Atomic Energy Biochemistry Biochemistry Cell Biology Biochemistry Microbiology Geographic Astronomy Design Engineering Digital Media Electronic Design Mineralogy Petrology Geochemistry Encyclopedia Global Warming Gravitational Herpetologica Human Factors Hybridoma Industrial Electronics Magnetics Robotics Signal Processing Communications Computing Comparative Biology Bread Pastry Eurofood Journal Food Clinical Nutrition Art Culinaire Nutrition Dietetics Bakery resipe Cookie Better Nutrition Beverage Industry Recipes Snack Business Candy Business Candy Industry Caterer Hotelkeeper Catering Update food sales Cheese Market Clinical Nutrition Safety Food Snack Retailing Confectioner Consumer Reports Cookie Cooking Eurofood Drink Research Farmers Guardian Beverage Marketing Food & Fitness Food & Nutrition Food Control Logistics Management Manufacture Microbiology Technology Frozen Chilled Foods Frozen Food Digest Gourmet Handbook food Ice Cream Modern Baking Seafood Business Cooking Smart Nutrition Beverage ndustry Beverage Business Business Products Investments Financial Reports business creation financial marketing Shopping Product properties insurance Property Management Commercial Construction accounting financial Management Gourmet Traveller Backpacker Vacation Bermuda Adventure Tourism Travel Adventure Tourism Management Consultant Cruise Travel Ticketing Vacation Rentals Exploring Family travel Travel Valley Travel Budged Golf Digest Golfscape Hotel Motel Hotel Design Management Tourism Trand Tourism Challenges Journal Tourism Leisure Restaurant Geographic Traveler City Traveler Entertainment Shallow Angler Traveller Fishing Tourism Agent Travel Book WindSurfing Exploring Restaurant Ticket sale Trend Tourism Hotel Tourism Leisure Traveller Air Traffic AirGuide Business Airline Industry Golf Travel Resorts Travel Companion Agency travel Technology Science Computing Surveys Computer Systems Database Information Mathematical Software Programming Languages Surface Technology Advanced Materials High Energy Physics Natural Sciences Science Research Aerospace Genetics Anthropology Behaviour Ergonomics Neurology Vegetation Science Aquatic Archaeology Architectural Atmospheric Atomic Energy Biochemistry Biochemistry Cell Biology Biochemistry Microbiology Geographic Astronomy Design Engineering Digital Media Electronic Design Mineralogy Petrology Geochemistry Encyclopedia Global Warming Gravitational Herpetologica Human Factors Hybridoma Industrial Electronics Magnetics Robotics Signal Processing Communications Computing Comparative Biology Bread Pastry Eurofood Journal Food Clinical