Bone broth has famously been used by our ancestors for centuries with reported healing properties.
Its properties are healing for both acute and chronic health concerns. The collagen found in bone broth acts like a soothing balm to heal and seal your gut lining, and broth is a foundational component of the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet, developed by neurologist Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. (The GAPS diet is often used to treat children with autism and other disorders rooted in gut dysfunction, but just about anyone with suboptimal gut health can benefit from it.)
Bone broth also has anti-bacterial properties and is very helpful for acute illnesses such as cold and flu.
Bone broth contains a variety of valuable nutrients in a form your body can easily absorb and use. This includes but is not limited to: Calcium, phosphorous, other minerals, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, collagen, and amino acids such as proline, glycine and glutamine.
Recent studies on cartilage, which is found abundantly in homemade broth, show it supports the immune system as a true biological response modifier – activator of macrophages, activator of Natural Killer (NK) cells, rouser of B lymphocytes and releaser of Colony Stimulating Factor.(Nourishing Broth, Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Daniel Kaayla)
- 3-5 pounds of marrow beef bones (preferably free-range, antibiotic-free)
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
- 2 tablespoons Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoon Himalayan salt
- 3 carrots
- 2 stalks of celery
- Toss bones in coconut oil and place in roasting pan with peeled whole cloves of garlic.
- Roast on 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, turn bones over and roast an additional 30 minutes.
- Take out of oven and place in crock pot.
- Place bones and all liquid from roasting pan into crock pot with garlic.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and enough water to cover bones by at least 2 inches.
- Slow cook 10 hours, or more, to make a delicious, healing broth.
- When broth is done, before you toss the bones, scoop out the marrow and use as a spread, or add back to the broth for added nutrition.