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your ultimate bone broth resource

In beverages, casein free, dairy free, GAPS diet, gluten free, nutrition and meals, paleo, primal, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

Bone Broth, made from the bones of animals, has been consumed as a source of nourishment for humankind throughout the ages. It is a traditional remedy across cultures for the sick and weak. A classic folk treatment for colds and flu, it has also been used historically for ailments that affect connective tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, the joints, the skin, the lungs, the muscles and the blood. Broth is a valuable food and a valuable medicine. Broth will contain the ingredients that are in bone and cartilage. It is the valuable nutrients from the matrixes of bone and cartilage, which create the substance called broth. These nutrients include: protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, fluoride, sodium, potassium, chondroitin sulfate, keratin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, lysine, hydroxylysine

Minerals have three major functions in the body. They provide a structural base for connective tissue like bone. They create electrical potentials allowing for conduction of nerve signals and movement across cell membranes. They act as catalysts for enzymes in physiologic processes. Minerals are essential to life but they are not easy to digest. In the stomach, the presence of hydrochloric acid is necessary to physically break down our food, but also to extract elemental minerals from the food that we’ve eaten. A similar reaction takes place in the making of broth. An acid is necessary to remove the minerals from the bone. This is the purpose of using vinegar (acetic acid) when making broth.

Deficiencies of minerals can be acquired, similar to vitamin deficiencies. Generally there are two ways this can happen, lack of intake in the diet, or lack of absorption in the intestines. Broth can be an excellent remedy for both of these causes of mineral deficiency because it provides easily absorbed extracted minerals, plus promotes healing of the intestinal tract. Unlike vitamins, minerals do not have defining deficiency diseases, but rather a collection of associated deficiency signs, symptoms and diseases. Interestingly, many of the deficiency symptoms of minerals are mood and behavior disturbances. This offers a scientific explanation for broth’s ability to soothe and stabilize. It is reasonable to assume that previous to the development of pharmaceutical mineral supplements, bone broth was an important supply of minerals, especially in the winter when fresh fruit and vegetables are less available, and warm food is preferred. After cooking, the broth will cool and a layer of fat will harden on top. This layer protects the broth beneath. Discard this layer only when you are about to eat the broth.

Resources: How to make Bone Broth:
Making Fresh Bone Stock from Paleo Diet Life Style

Caveman Cuisine Bone Broth by Tony Federico of FED – Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction

Easy Recipe: Mineral-Rich Bone Broth Written by Diane Sanfilippo, Balanced Bites [2011]

How to Make Beautiful BrothBy Joanne Hay, Nourished Magazine [2008]

You can start feeding your baby bone broth as early as 3-4 months of age, and it can be used as a base for making a homemade hypoallergenic infant formula.Bone Broth Benefits:

Very healing and repairing to the GI tract

Helps heal the intestines to prevent and reduce food allergies Helps protein and mineral absorption (great for kids who are dairy intolerant) Helps build strong bones and teeth (loaded with bone building minerals) Helps immune system Nourishes adrenal glands (post-partum moms need adrenal support)Vitamins: Calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, K2 in bone marrow, peptides (healing amino acids and natural antibiotics), cartilage, collagen, anti-infammatory substances, digestive and gut healing properties, omega-9s in skin and fat, iron, Vit B6, Vit B12, and Vit A in chicken liver.http://foodforkidshealth.com/bone-broth-the-magical-ingredient-for-your-infants-gastrointestinal-concerns/

Making home made infant formula for babies sensitive to dairy formula :http://foodforkidshealth.com/making-home-made-infant-formula-for-babies-sensitive-to-dairy-formula/

Resources for Making Chicken and Turkey Bone Broth

1) Video: Intro to Stocks and Bone Broths by Sarah Pope http://www.westonaprice.org/beginner-videos/stocks-and-soups-video-by-sarah-pope

2) Article: Making Perpetual Bone Broth in Your Slow-Cooker by Jenny McGruthers http://nourishedkitchen.com/perpetual-soup-the-easiest-bone-broth-youll-make/

3) Video: The perfect simmer on your bone broth stock http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/video-the-perfect-simmer-on-your-stock

4) Article: How to get more natural gelatin in your chicken bone broth stock http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/the-wonders-of-gelatin-and-how-to-get-more-in-your-stock/

5) Video: Making Turkey Bone Broth from leftover turkey bones http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/how-to-make-soup-stock-from-leftover/

Making Fish stock and fish bone broth

1) Video: How to make Fish Stock and Fish Bone Broth http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/video-making-fish-stock/

2) Article: Using Fish Stock for Physical Fitness http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/optimal-foods-for-physical-fitness-plus-3-recipes/

Videos: Making Beef Bone Stock

1) Video by AnnMarie Michaels http://www.cheeseslave.com/beef-stock/

2) Videos by Monica Corrado http://www.monkeysee.com/play/912-beef-stock-preparing-the-bones

Weston A. Price links: http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/broth-is-beautiful
http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-broth-is-beautiful
http://www.westonaprice.org/childrens-health/soup-stenance

Other: http://balancedbites.com/2011/04/easy-recipe-mineral-rich-bone-broth.html http://theprimalparent.com/2012/03/20/how-to-make-collagen-bone-broth/ https://bellatrixnutrition.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/your-ultimate-bone-broth-resource/
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/stock-vs-broth-are-you-confused/

Supplies: Crock-Pot SCVT650-PS 6-1/2-Quart Programmable Touch Screen Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel

CHEFS Essential Mesh Food Strainer Set

Ball Regular Mouth Jars with Lids and Bands, 16-Ounce Pint Size, 12 Ball Regular Mason Canning Jar 1 Qt., Case of 12

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic)

Watts Premier 531130 Filter-Pure UF-3 3-Stage Water Filtration System

from Weston A. Price: Broth is Beautiful Written by Sally Fallon [2000]

Why Broth is Beautiful: Essential Roles for Proline, Glycine and Gelatin Written by Kaayla T. Daniel [2003]

Bone Marrow Written by Sally Fallon [2008] Soup-stenance Written by Jen Allbritton [2012]

Other Bone Broth articles: 
Can Food be Medicine part 1
 by Vanessa, Healthy Living How To

Making Medicine part 2 by Vanessa, Healthy Living How To

How bone broths support your adrenals, bones and teeth Written by OraWellness, guest post on Nourished Kitchen

Bone Broth: Heal Your Gut and Lose Cellulite! by Donna Gates, Body Ecology The nutritional benefits of bone broth:

http://www.soaringcraneclinic.com/Bone_Broth.pdf  The Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Bone Broth: It’s ROASTED TURKEY STOCK day! Break entire turkey carcass into pieces on baking dish with quartered onion (skin on), 3 ribs of celery coarsely chopped, 2 carrots washed, not peeled in 2″ pieces, and some fresh ground pepper. 400 degrees-until very brown (1 hr). Scrape into a large pot with cold water (enough to just cover ingredients). Cover pot, bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 2hrs minimum. Strain. Use or freeze. Don’t salt until you add stock to your other recipes!

References:

  • “Gelatin treats ulcer.” Medical News Today. Aug 22 2006. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/50126.php
  • Wald, A and Adibi, SA, Stimulation of gastric acid secretion by glycine and related oligopeptides in humans, American Journal of Physiology, 1982, 5, 242, G86-G88.
  • JD, Schulzke. Therapeutic options to modulate barrier defects in inflammatory bowel disease. Dig Dis. 2009;27(4):450-4. Epub 2009 Nov 4.
  • Russell, A. L. “Glycoaminoglycan (GAG) deficiency in protective barrier as an underlying, primary cause of ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease interstitial cystitis and possibly Reiter’s syndrome.”Medical Hypotheses. April 1999 Vol. 52; 4. P 297-301.
  • Shanahan MD, Catherine (2011-04-22). Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. Big Box Books. Kindle Edition.
  • Glycine ingestion improves subjective sleep quality in human volunteers, correlating with polysomnographic changes. Sleep and Biological Rhythms. April 2007. Vol 5;2. P 126–131.
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step by step, how to make bacon cups

In clever ideas, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

For step by step instructions, see: http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2008/02/27/bacon-cups/

practical paleo: a customized approach to health and a whole-foods lifestyle

In books, paleo, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

This title will be released on August 7, 2012. Pre-order now!

Our great-grandmothers didn’t need nutrition lessons—then again, they weren’t forced to wade through aisle after aisle of packaged foods touting outlandish health claims and confusing marketing jargon. Over the last few decades, we’ve forgotten what “real food” is—and we’re left desperately seeking foods that will truly nourish our bodies. We’re disillusioned with the “conventional wisdom” for good reason—it’s gotten us nowhere.

Achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, “diet foods,” or feelings of deprivation has never been easier. Practical Paleo explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods commonly marketed as “healthy”—like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy—will improve how you look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss. Even better—you may reduce or completely eliminate symptoms associated with common health conditions!

Practical Paleo is jam-packed with over 100 easy recipes, all with special notes about common food allergens including nightshades and FODMAPs. Meal plans are also included, and are designed specifically to target:
body composition: fat loss & muscle “mass” gain
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Cancer recovery
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Practical Paleo is THE resource you’ll reach for again and again for information on healthy living, delicious recipes, and easy-to-understand information about how a Paleo lifestyle can help you, your family, and your friends—regardless of their current health status.

This title will be released on August 7, 2012. Pre-order here now! Don’t miss out!!

baked egg cups

In breakfast, food porn, recipes, step by step how to make ... on July 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

“Food can bring people together like not much else can. Sitting around a table, sharing a meal breaks down barriers and walls- it crosses cultures, it tells a story…it nourishes and sustains us. I believe in the power of fresh, seasonal food with simple preparations- light, healthy and full of nutrition. Cooking healthy food that tastes good is what its all about. Its easy to throw a stick of butter in basically anything and make it taste good- but creating a balanced nutritious dish is so much more fulfilling!”

These little cups are the perfect pairing with any breakfast…they are SUPER easy to make, and packed full of healthy lean protein…one lovely little cup has only 100 calories and 17.6 grams of protein…not to mention lots of creamy, dreamy cheesy flavors.  So, whether it is Saturday morning brunch, or a quick grab-and-go Monday morning breakfast (you can throw one of these egg cups in a whole wheat english muffin for good food on the go) these egg cups are a definite winner in my book.

http://thesimpledelights.com/?p=246

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perpetual soup (bone broth)

In beverages, casein free, clever ideas, dairy free, gluten free, nutrition and meals, recipes, step by step how to make ... on June 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

“Once a week, I place the frame of a roast chicken into the slow cooker, cover it with filtered water (We use a Berkey to filter our water, and you can find them online.), toss in a few bay leaves, black peppercorns and vegetable scraps, turn it on and call it good. As I pull broth from the slow cooker, I filter it through a reusable coffee filter which helps to strain out any floating herbs, chicken skin or pieces of bone and results in a beautiful clear broth. As I remove broth, I add water and continue the process throughout the week – ensuring that by the end of the week every bit of goodness has been pulled from that chicken frame.
And, in case you’re worried about the cost of keeping your slow cooker on twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week, the estimated cost of running your slow cooker is about $0.01 to $0.03 per hour – for a total cost of $1.68 to $5.04 for the week. ”

http://nourishedkitchen.com/perpetual-soup-the-easiest-bone-broth-youll-make/

 

“Buy a rotisserie chicken each week (and make broth). If you’re strapped for time and even the thought of making my easy roast chicken seems daunting, do yourself a favor and head to the store and buy a rotisserie chicken. If you’re lucky, you might stop by Whole Foods and pick up a chicken there. Will it be pasture-raised? No, of course not. But it still fills your belly, provides meat and protein and its bones still make a good broth.
Pick the chicken clean, store its meat in a containers in the fridge and transfer the chicken frame to your slowcooker to make perpetual broth – it’s the easiest bone broth you’ll ever make, and your body will still benefit from the minerals and protein that leaches from the chicken frame into the broth. Drink a cup or two each day and, if your adventurous enough, pour it into a saucepan, drop in a few vegetables and make a super simple soup.”

http://nourishedkitchen.com/the-cheaters-guide-to-real-food/

how to make butter (and buttermilk!)

In recipes, step by step how to make ... on May 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Despite the intimidation that seeing a butter churn might instill in you, butter is actually incredibly easy to make.  And if you can get your hands on raw, grass-fed cream locally, then you are going to be very pleasantly surprised at your ability to make such fresh butter available in your very own kitchen!

Step by step instructions with photos: http://www.ournourishingroots.com/real-food-101-how-to-make-butter/  

The reason to put emphasis on grass-fed butter is based on the natural yellow color of the butter itself.  The yellow color indicates the presence of vitamin K2, or the “Activator X” that Weston Price was talking about in his research of traditional diets.

Regardless of whether you are using raw or pasteurized cream, as long as it is grass-fed you will be getting the vitamin K2 in your butterfat.  This is because the vitamin K2 does not break down under heat.  (This is also good news for store-bought, grass-fed butter, because when you use it in a cake, cookie, or other baked good, then you are still getting your vitamin K2.)

Homemade butter is made from cream that is whipped for so long that it separates into solid butter and buttermilk.  You press the butter together and squeeze out all the buttermilk, separating them into two useful items!  Use the butter for anything your heart desires, and save the buttermilk for soaking flour, making pancakes, or even culturing the buttermilk to make it probiotically alive!

If you use raw cream in particular, then you will be left with raw butter and raw buttermilk.  Raw butter is best eaten unmelted if possible.  This is not for the benefit of the vitamin K2, but for the benefit of the enzymatic and probiotic raw qualities of having raw butter on hand.  Take advantage of those extra goodies by using your homemade raw butter for eating cold, and using your store-bought butter for baking and melting.

Step by step instructions with photos: http://www.ournourishingroots.com/real-food-101-how-to-make-butter/  

natural homemadebaby wipes recipe – easy and inexpensive!

In clever ideas, step by step how to make ... on February 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

“My discovery of what was in baby wipes led to a search for healthier alternatives. I found out that there are natural alternatives, including wipes made from bamboo, but they are expensive! I stumbled on some recipes for homemade baby wipes, but they suggested using baby oil (mineral oil) and baby lotion- check those out on Cosmetics Database too. I figured that if you could make your own with those ingredients, you could make a healthy version too!

After much trial and error (mainly error), I finally have a great recipe for baby wipes that after using it on two kids for several weeks, has shown no irritation. A side benefit to my wipe making experiment is that homemade wipes are a lot cheaper. When I buy ingredients in bulk, the wipes end up costing less than one cent each, saving us almost $200 a year with two in diapers. Healthier and cheaper- I’ll take it!”

Recipe & instructions here: http://wellnessmama.com/1459/natural-homemade-baby-wipes-recipe-easy-and-inexpensive/