Chicken BrothThe elixir of life.
Bone broth has been a staple, brewing on the stove of every kitchen, through centuries. It has been touted as the elixir of life, and used as medicine to cure many sort of diseases. Bones were never discarded without extracting from them the very last nutrition they contained.
4 Chicken Carcasses, organic, free range, hormone free
1 Organic Onion (optional)
1 Organic Carrot, peeled (optional)
3 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Simmer all ingredients in 10 liters of water, on lowest heat, to keep just on verge of boiling, but without actually boiling, for 24 hrs.
Sterilize glass jars in oven at 200°F for 20 minutes. Boil lids for 5 minutes. Using a funnel and strainer, pour broth into sterilized jars. Seal sterilized lids. Let cool at room temperature before refrigerating.
Unfortunately, with the advent of machinery which separates meat from bones, which allowed for meat to be sold without bones, for convenience, bone broth fell out of the picture of the healthy kitchen. Add insult to injury with the ease of access to it's canned counterpart, filled with salt and unnatural flavorings.
Properly made bone broth, never store bought, is the number one food you can consume to treat leaky gut syndrome, overcome food intolerance and allergies, improve joint health, and boost the immune system, to name a few.
Bone broths, whether from beef, chicken, fish, or lamb, are staples in the traditional diets of every culture around the world, and the basis of many fine cuisines. The simmering process causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine making bone broth nutrient-dense with the power to transform your health.
Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon, in her book Nourishing Traditions, explains that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, including chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine which are compounds sold as expensive supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.
Making bone broth at home is not complicated to do, and like all other things in life, it gets easier each time you do it. Try to find local, organic, grass fed bone stock, whenever possible for best results.
How can bone broth benefit other ailments such as cancer, tumors, auto-immune disease, etc? The answer lies in whether or not you believe that what you eat makes a difference to your health, that food is fuel for your body to carry on it's normal functions, and that lack of proper nutrition can be the cause of disease.
Your body knows exactly how to heal itself, it has fought disease, and even cancer, from the day you were born. When it starts to fail at this job that it does so well, it can point to a lack of nutritional needs (although it can also be on account of toxic environments, workplace, stress and other negative emotions). You might be at a stage in your life where you consider yourself to be quite healthy, and only eat the right foods, and drink plenty of water, every day. However, if you have had processed food in the past, or taken medication, or a number of other things which can reek havoc on our bodies, without taking necessary steps to correct any damage, then it is possible that you are unable to take in the nutrition from your new choices of eating only organic food. Chicken broth helps to repair the lining of your colon, and rebuild beneficial bacteria, which aids in optimizing your nutritional intake from the quality foods you eat, so your body can go about repairing itself, which it knows exactly how to do, given the right foods, environment, and quality of life.
More detailed information, and research is available on Dr. Axe's website.
The Healing Power of Bone Broth for Digestion, Arthritis and Cellulite
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