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Have you ever tried drinking Bone Broth to speed healing? Or just to stay healthy in the first place?

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Created January 16, 2011 at 3:07 PM

First, you should realize that we are what we eat. Right? Second, you might realize that if we eat muscle meats then those are perfect for repairing and maintaining our muscle.

But what if our joints hurt from exercise, injury, or accident?

Go read this great anaylsis of the health benefits of Bone Broth. http://www.townsendletter.com/FebMarch2005/broth0205.htm Yes, this link includes a recipe!

Have you ever tried this for yourself?

I think the healing power of the famous Jewish chicken soup is related to this.

Reading the article make me want to run right out to the butcher and get a bunch of bones.

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on February 24, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Adam. Trying fish bone broth for the first time this weekend--including the fish heads! I can't wait to show my kids and see them FREAK!!! They'll love it.

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on January 22, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Marina, oh of course. Actually gave my dad a couple of good-sized jars of soup when he complained about being sick over Christmas and having difficulty kicking it. It's my go-to remedy. Unfortunately many people think soup comes from a can. :( Anecdotal evidence abounds!

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on January 18, 2011
at 03:31 PM

Yeah, i think it's more a "We are how we eat" thing...

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on January 17, 2011
at 09:23 PM

no tom, it doesnt...

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on January 16, 2011
at 06:32 PM

My SAD-and-smokes partner recently had a cold and recovered quite rapidly with judicious use of bone broth.

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on January 16, 2011
at 05:32 PM

If we are what we eat, doesn't that also mean that we become fat when we eat fat? ;)

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on January 16, 2011
at 05:04 PM

Paleo and WAPF get closer and closer... ;)

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on January 16, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Have you given the soup to friends/family on the SAD diet as well when they got a cold? I wonder if there's any anecdotal evidence for people getting better with bone-broth much faster than might otherwise be expected, and if it helps regardless of Paleo vs. SAD diet?

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on January 16, 2011
at 03:23 PM

I always make soup out of the bones after a roast chicken, or any beef or lamb cuts with bones. I save them in the freezer until I have enough or need to make another soup. I also save up the ends of veggies like celery rather than throw them in the compost. These get used in making the broth, and then chucked (not eaten).

A bone-broth soup is such a daily affair in my house that it can't really be considered something I do for healing; it's just part of stayig healthy. However if someone does come down with a cold (getting rarer here), they get pumped full of my soup to help battle it faster.

Bone broth rocks! Add a little vinegar while the bones are simmering, and it's supposed to help get out more of the calcium.

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on January 16, 2011
at 06:32 PM

My SAD-and-smokes partner recently had a cold and recovered quite rapidly with judicious use of bone broth.

7df8f3cc7f1475c3ecbbd4a4feb87d04

(514)

on January 16, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Have you given the soup to friends/family on the SAD diet as well when they got a cold? I wonder if there's any anecdotal evidence for people getting better with bone-broth much faster than might otherwise be expected, and if it helps regardless of Paleo vs. SAD diet?

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on January 22, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Marina, oh of course. Actually gave my dad a couple of good-sized jars of soup when he complained about being sick over Christmas and having difficulty kicking it. It's my go-to remedy. Unfortunately many people think soup comes from a can. :( Anecdotal evidence abounds!

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on January 16, 2011
at 06:29 PM

i make beef stock from this recipe: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_beef_stock/ and its amazing. its very rich and delicious and healing. awesome for cooking. after i made my own stock for the first time i can never buy the garbage in the box from the store ever again. i also add some tomato paste to the marrow bones while they are roasting (i start with raw cow shank bones) and some unfiltered apple cider vinegar to the broth as it simmers. i let mine go for about 8 hours, then reduce it by half for storage purposes. this stuff makes a killer demi glace for steak.

btw, the above recipe blog is my favorite for easily adaptable paleo recipes. its not a paleo blog, but she tags her recipes well and its easy to find great meat and veggie recipes that are already paleo.

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on January 16, 2011
at 03:45 PM

Yes, I never throw away bones. I make stock regularly and use it almost daily for braising, soups, cooking veggies, etc. I didn't read your entire link, so I don't know if it mentions that bone broth is one of the only substances known to rejuvenate damaged villi in the intestines. This is so important if there is damage from gluten or other toxins. Without healthy villi we can not absorb the nutrients in our food. Beyond the health benefits of eating broth, I also can't imagine cooking without it for gastronomical reasons. I cook my stocks for 24+ hours and the resultant liquid is as thick as jello when it cools. Good stuff!

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on February 24, 2012
at 03:23 AM

I keep making bone broths, and I just like it more and more... The French food I make with them ae extra amazing.

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on February 24, 2012
at 04:07 AM

Adam. Trying fish bone broth for the first time this weekend--including the fish heads! I can't wait to show my kids and see them FREAK!!! They'll love it.

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on January 16, 2011
at 06:13 PM

With no exaggeration, we eat/drink bone broth every single evening with dinner. It's completely routine and it is the only liquid we have with the meal. This means we save all our bones from anything all the time. Shrimp shells, too. I was hardcore WAP for five years prior to starting paleo proper one year ago.

Perhaps one of the reasons I don't see the need to measure any levels of vitamins and minerals we get with something like fit day. I like fitday but it doesn't work for something like bone broth for a variety of reasons. I think we get a lot of nutrition from our daily soup though.

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on January 16, 2011
at 05:10 PM

One thing I found interesting was that arginine and gelatin are the two main amino acids found in bone broth. Arginine in particular is needed for healing injuries, and gelatin is needed for new soft tissue formation. This would support the eat what you are theory.

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on February 24, 2012
at 09:30 AM

Interesting way of getting minerals. I remember seeing a video about some apes or monkeys that would eat volcanic ash and had longer than typical life spans.

That's something that is hard to account for with a paleo diet, there are nutrient sources that are lost in time. Seems a viable argument for taking a mineral supplement if monkeys eat rocks.

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on January 16, 2011
at 10:12 PM

I recently got a terrible scalding burn on my right hand,which got infected.Stopped using the antibiotics they gave me after the second day..they made me sick.Ate bone broth with green veggies,fatty lamb breast with lots of cartilage,and shrimp in the shells.The burn began to heal amazingly fast, and now, it's almost like it never happened.That stuff is pure magic..

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