Bone broth is a nourishing food that supplies nutrients
and minerals needed for the health of bones, teeth, joints
and the gastrointestinal tract. It is used to help heal the GI
Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Small Intestinal Bacterial
Overgrowth. It is also helpful for arthritis, joint problems
Here are the directions for making bone broth.
2 lbs beef or chicken bones (organic grass fed meat is best,
chicken necks or oxtails can be used also)
About three gallons of cold filtered water
1/2 cup Braæ Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon of good sea salt
You can optionally add vegetables, and it's okay if these
vegetables are slightly wilted. This is a good way to use up
vegetables that are still good but a little past their prime.
3 onions, coarsely chopped
3 carrots coarsely chopped
3 celery sticks coarsely chopped
You can also optionally add seasonings, such as:
Several sprigs of fresh thyme, tied together
1 tsp. dried green peppercorns, crushed
1 bunch parsley
When using beef bones with meat still on them, it works
best to roast the bones in the oven until the meat is slightly
cooked. This is an optional, not an essential step.
Place the bones in a very large stock pot with the vinegar
and cover with the water. Let stand for one hour, then add
the vegetables to the stock pot. Bring the pot to a boil and
continue boiling for about 20-30 minutes.
A large amount of scum (looks like bubbles/oil slick) will come to the top.
This needs to be skimmed off with a spoon and discarded.
After you have skimmed off the scum, reduce the heat and
add the vegetables and seasonings. A crockpot can also be
used to simmer the stock if you are leaving the house for
extended periods of time.
Simmer for at least 12 hours and up to 72 hours (about
24 is good). Add fresh parsley in the final 10 minutes.
Finally, remove bones with tongs and discard. Strain the
rest of the stock into a large bowl. Place the pot in the sink
and surround with cold water and/or ice to partially cool,
then place in the refrigerator until cold. Fat will congeal at
the top and can be skimmed off. Stock may thicken with
the natural gelatin in it. This is normal. Stock can be kept in
the refrigerator for 7-10 days or placed into containers and
frozen for later use. (Be Sure to allow room for expansion
Stock can be warmed and consumed as is or used as a base
The therapy Bone Broth helps deal with Nutritional
Deficiencies, one of the root causes of disease.
1. Our very existence is dependent upon the body's ability to utilize minerals because minerals activate enzymes! More about minerals
2. Digestive Enzymes: If food is not digesting properly, it creates waste that builds up downstream in the colon... an open door to toxicity & diseases!
3. Probiotics: "Friendly gut bacteria play a crucial role in preventing diseases, from cancer to obesity". Dr. Robynne Chutkan M.D. More info