I have so many clients, myself included, who suffer with digestive issues and that means you are not assimilating nutrients. Often we become depleted, which leads to more digestive issues, bags under the eyes, joint pain and a weakened immune system. Bone Broth contains so many vital minerals for the body.
One of my teachers, Sally Fallon says, “Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.”
If you feel tired, need an extra boost or you cannot beat the common cold, then this broth is for you. I like to have homemade bone broth and then make other healthy soups like carrot ginger soup, parsnip soup and sweet potato and onion soup. The possibilities are endless.
You can also sip on this bone broth if you have digestive distress throughout the day – this is a wonderful way to regenerate the body and combat inflammation.
My kids just love simple bone broth with shredded chicken – easy and simple or you can sip on the bone broth for a pick me up. Add a few spices and Bam- you have a solid energy drink!
The Things You Need To Make Bone Broth
+ A large stock pot with a lid, or a slow cooker.
+ 3-4 pounds of beef bones OR a whole chicken
+ 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar. This is optional, but it helps to draw the minerals from the bones.
+ Vegetables & spices (optional)
+ Mason jars, for storage
The Miracle of Bone Broth
For centuries, bone broth has been used to treat illness, promote fertility, mend the digestive system, and, according to an old South American proverb, resurrect the dead!
Broth made from the bones of animals is extremely rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and gelatin. The gelatin works wonders for leaky guts, achy joints, and even helping out the liver to detoxify the body. Want to tighten up your skin & cure your arthritis? Bone broth.
Want to mend the holes in your digestion that were created by gluten?
The answer to you gut issues and fatigue. Bone broth! Want to prevent the common cold, and recover quickly from infections & viruses? You guessed it – bone broth. It’s a wellness powerhouse delivered directly to your body.
How To Make It?
Easy! Toss your bones into the pot, and fill it with water to just cover them. Add about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and any veggies you’re using.
Turn on the heat, and bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat until the broth is just simmering.
Leave on the stove for 24-40 hours.
Using a strainer & baster, suck the liquid out and store it in mason jars. After refrigerating for about a day, scrape off the fat that rises to the top. If it gets all jello-like, that means it’s very rich in gelatin!
If using a whole chicken, boil that baby until the meat is cooked, then remove the meat & allow the bones to simmer for another 12 or so hours. Done!
This bone broth was an important part of my own health journey – restoring my gut from having ulcerative colitis. If you are suffering from digestive issues, give bone broth a try.
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Rachel Feldman is a health coach, wellness momma, and a detox specialist. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype.
Rachel helps men and women struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and the International School of Detoxification. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York.
Her approach to health focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body and not inflame the body.