- HELLO NUTRIENTS! Bone broth is incredibly nutrient-dense. According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, meat and fish stocks contain minerals like calcium magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, and trace minerals. The process for making bone broth also releases those broken down materials from the cartilage and tendons, such "chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for joint pain"!! For more information, check out "Broth is Beautiful".
- Kidneys and Adrenals: Nourished Kitchen explains the traditional Chinese medicine perspective, pointing out that bone broth "nourishes our kidneys, supports our vital essence (chi), and builds blood." The Chinese paradigm includes adrenals within the kidney system, so bone broth can help with adrenal fatigue issues. Read more here.
- Take a Hint From Nature: On Mark's Daily Apple, Mark Sisson also outlines all the amazing things found in bones, which we can tap into by making bone broth. He notes that carnivorous animals in nature often go straight for the bone marrow, hinting to observers that that's where the real nutrition lies.
- Alleviate Joint Pain: Chef Lance Roll, a.k.a. "The Flavor Chef", also promotes bone broth as a remedy for achy joints and to heal digestion. As a guest on the Underground Wellness Podcast from October 2012, he said, "Before pharmaceuticals, there was broth." YES! Let food be thy medicine! He had me hooked. "We are not only what we eat, but also what we absorb."
Wanting to absorb of all this nutrient goodness for myself, I added "Make Bone Broth" to my Dare list.
Read more to see how it went...