Bone broth is possibly the most traditional food there is, and has been used by every tribal and traditional culture in the world to build strong, healthy bodies from childhood to old age.
Bone broth is the foundation of the dietary protocol to heal Gut and Psychology syndrome (GAPS), which explains how broth and the gelatin it contains can heal a myriad of psychological issues such as depression, autism spectrum disorders, chemical imbalances in the brain, and even severe conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder!
This is great news, because it’s so easy and economical to make, so healthy, and so easy to incorporate into just about anything!
All you need are some bones (“soup” bones are perfect, or just throw in the left-over bones from a roasted chicken or other meat), some water and a little time.
bone brothI love making bone broth in my VitaClay because I don’t have to worry about the stove being on: I can leave it cooking overnight or while I’m out, then refrigerate it and use it in everything!
Here are a few suggestions of how to use your amazing, nutrient-dense bone broth (find step-by-step instructions on how to prepare bone broth here):
Bone broth contains many minerals and proteins that are easily absorbed and assimilated by the body.
Gelatin often comes out in the broth, especially when using cartilage and joint bones, and can do wonders for hair, skin, and nails.
Gelatin is also a powerful healer of joints and of the digestive tract.
Just make sure you get organic or pastured bones from a local farm so you don’t get any nasties in your broth!