Benefits of Bone Broth
Ok…I get it. You’re finally at the point in your life where you can relax a little. Maybe you’re retired or you are working part time at something you love just to keep yourself active and engaged.
Your health is pretty good except you’re carrying a little extra weight and recently your knees have started to hurt. Come to think of it in the last year or so you realized that you don’t seem to be digesting food as well.
So you go to your doctor and he gives you an array of pills and tells you to stay away from certain foods, then he says “this is part of getting older”. Wonderful…welcome to the Golden Years.
Did you ever wonder if there was something you could do to heal your digestion and cushion your joints rather than just mask the symptoms?
Well, there is and I can personally vouch for it.
About 5 years ago I was having trouble digesting my food and my knees had become painful and weak as a result of hip replacements. I was 55 years old.
For as long as I can remember I’ve considered food as medicine, a more holistic way of healing myself. So I reached out to my chiropractor and my naturopathic doc (who is also an MD) and we discussed the healing power of bone broth.
This was the second time I’d heard of bone broth. Several years ago I received a phone call from a young girl who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Her doctor told her to start drinking as much grass fed bone broth as she could because of its healing properties. I arranged to get her the broth, but this woman never left my mind. I hope she survived.
Years later when my doctors and I discussed bone broth to heal my knees and my digestive issues I paid serious attention and then started significant research into its benefits.
I started drinking the broth and almost immediately noticed significant changes in my body. First and most important was that my eliminations improved almost overnight. Also my irritable bowel symptoms were pretty much gone. As I continued to drink the bone broth my knee pain was getting better. I was shocked.
Before I began providing bone broth to our local community I did even more research into its benefits to the body as a whole. It turns out that the marrow from grass-fed animals has an abundance of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which is a polyunsaturated fatty acid. CLA has significant healing properties and has been shown to heal leaky gut disease, fight cancer and provide collagen to heal injured joints. The bone marrow and fat from healthy grass-fed cows are two of the top sources of CLA.
In addition to the high concentration of CLA, when you simmer the bones over a period of 48 hours the bone marrow releases compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine plus many others. This process enriches the broth and allows the body to readily absorb the liquid which is full of natural proteins, cartilage and amino acids. Absorbing these nutrients in this way is far more effective to the body than taking over the counter supplements.
If you’d like to discuss how bone broth can help you heal your body you can call me at 310-402-4029 and we can discuss your specific health concerns and determine if bone broth is an option.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Beth Kandell Blaisdell
Simply Fine Gourmet