- Bones (can be chicken carcass, pork chop bones, ribs or a soup bone with marrow in it from the butcher)
- Chicken feet, shrimp tail, or clam/mussel shells (all optional bone alternatives)
- ½ to 1 tsp powdered kelp or dulse flakes
- 1 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 6 to 10 cups of water
- Put all the ingredients in kettle or crockpot over low heat.
- Let simmer without boiling for several hours or several days.
- Strain out the bones. Strain out the vegetables or put them through a high-speed blender.
The broth is filled with free amino acids that heal the gut and all of the minerals our bones need to thrive.
Anyone suffering from a ‘leaky gut’ will likely benefit greatly from having bone broth several times a day as part of a healing regimen.
Many thanks to Terry Wahls at http://terrywahls.com/bone-broth-recipe/
Bone broth (obviously not one for you if you are vegetarian) is really just the homemade stock of yesteryear, but one that has been cooked a little longer – the extra hours are the key to extracting all those deeply nourishing nutrients from the bones. It is delicious, extraordinarily nutritious and beats store-bought stock cubes/broth/bouillon hands down. It is incredibly healthy, inexpensive and if you aren’t already making this stuff by the bucket load, we encourage you to START TODAY!
Don’t be daunted – it’s quick, easy and cheap. All this plus its sumptuously soothing, healthful properties means it has been a go-to recipe and remedy across cultures for centuries. Also great for those who suffer with abdominal bloating, cramping and digestive issues.It is full of easily digestible vitamins, minerals, amino acids (protein), fats, gelatin and glucosamine, all of which are essential to healing to the gut and soothing the digestive tract. The good fats in the broth also help with Vitamin D absorption – making those sunshine hours worth it!
More motivated by vanity? Well get drinking this stuff– the collagen, keratin, vitamins and minerals are amazing for your hair, nails and skin – it’s even reported to smooth the nemesis cellulite!
As with any food – quality ingredients yield quality nutrients, so aim for animal produce of the best provenance you can source. High quality, organic/naturally reared, grass-fed/ non GMO-feed, hormone-free etc., all worth questioning. Inquire at your local butchers about purchasing the carcasses/bones from deboned meat – often they’re cheap as chips if not free!