Bone broth is becoming one of those health food fads that you hear about all over the place. Sometimes it is hard to know whether these fads are just fads or actually have qualitative health benefits for us. I am here to let you know why I believe bone broth to be one of the most healing tonics....and why you should incorporated it into your regular diet.
So, let's start first with the western health benefits of bone broth....like how it physically helps your body. Here are the top reasons why you need bone broth in your life:
Treat leaky gut syndrome
Overcome food intolerances and allergies
Improve joint health
Boost immune system
You might say to yourself...."Well, I don't have leaky gut or food allergies...or I don't have joint pain" Let me begin by saying that a MAJORITY of individuals consuming the modern diet have leaky gut...it's just they don't realize there symptoms are due to leaky gut. Leaky gut symptoms include: Bloating, Food sensitivities, Thyroid conditions, Fatigue, Joint pain, Headaches, Skin issues like rosacea and acne, Digestive problems, Weight gain, Syndrome X. Chances are a lot more of you are reconsidering whether or not you fall into the leaky gut category.
Besides being amazing for healing the gut lining, bone broth is also extremely nutrient dense. Nutrition researchers Sally Fallon and Kaayla Daniel of the Weston A. Price Foundation explain that bone broths contain minerals in forms that your body can easily absorb: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and others. They contain chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine, the compounds sold as pricey supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis and joint pain.
From the perspective of Oriental Medicine, bone broth is considered to strengthen and nourish our essence, qi, and wei qi, as well as warm the yang and build blood. The broth is said to enter and nourish our Kidneys, Liver, Lungs and Spleen. In layman's terms...it's the mother of all tonics...good for everything and everyone.
Bone broth is a traditional healing food used by nearly every culture. It's usually just not called bone broth....it's called soup. Traditionally soup stalks are made with the bone of different animals. This gives the broth both flavor and healing properties. So please don't get grossed out by the idea of bone broth...just call it traditional soup.
Stay tuned for my next post. I will be sharing a yummy bone broth/soup recipe so that you can start to enjoy the benefits of this healing food.