Bone broth’s use for health ailments is well documented by just about every culture throughout the world. It’s so impactful that the Jewish culture actually calls it the “Jewish Penicillin”. And just as many different cultures have their own names for it, there are many different ways it can help improve your health.
Take gut issues for example. Studies have shown that the gelatin is beneficial for restoring the strength of the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities like wheat or dairy by helping with the growth of probiotics in the gut.
It also helps by supporting healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract. Cultures across the world have known for eons that good health begins in the gut.
And now modern-day science is confirming just how true that is. In this short article below, you're going to find out about a recently re-discovered ancient “secret” that’s the most powerful gut and intestinal health solution in the past 50 years. It’s healthy, natural, and incredibly effective at boosting your immune system...promoting your gut health...and supporting your entire body’s health.
A Simple But Ultra Powerful Tool for Your Healthy Gut...
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said over 2,000 years ago that all serious health issues start in the gut. Many centuries later, science is proving him right. And you've likely already heard about one of the most powerful "tools" to support your gut and immune system… Bone broth.
Bone Broth is One of the Most Potent Solutions on the Planet
But why? To understand why bone broth is such a powerful tool, you need to know exactly how it works its magic and just how much nutrition comes in bone broth. Bone broth provides you an incredibly concentrated source of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and vital proteins your body needs to thrive (in fact, there is little else on earth providing you such a powerfully concentrated source of these nutrients)! Meanwhile...
When toxins — in everything from so many foods these days to environmental pollution — get too much control of your gut, it creates serious issues for your stomach. This allows all that toxic junk to leak into your bloodstream and body. Your white blood cells then attack these intruders to try to stop them from further damaging your body. If this “leaky gut” goes on for a long time, your body continues to overproduce white blood cells to try to keep the toxins at bay.
This can lead to all sorts of serious issues!
So here's one of the most amazing things about high-quality bone broth: It immediately starts to line your stomach with those concentrated nutrients and quickly begins to revitalize your overall health!
But what’s the reality behind bone broth?
Is it just another fad like “low fat” or “fat free,” or is there something more that makes bone broth a legitimate health powerhouse? Here's where bone broth really starts to shine. It’s not just some made up, corporate, committee-approved “health buzz word”. Not by a long shot. In fact, bone broth has some amazing origins leading all the way back to the beginning of humankind.
Bone Broth has been around since the very beginning... and for good reason.
You gotta give it to our ancestors, they really had their stuff together.
Archeologists have discovered evidence of man using hot rocks to crush and cook the bones of the animals they hunted for food. This is the earliest indication we have that the nutrients contained in the bones themselves are crucial to our body's overall health and well-being.
With the advent of modern cooking, bone broths became staples in kitchens around the world. From beef to lamb to chicken, every culture around the globe has some variation on a bone broth used not only in everyday cooking, but also as a special elixir to help support overall health.
This is exactly why we’re so quick to make some chicken soup to make sure we stay healthy! It’s not an old wives tale, it’s a proven health-promoting liquid handed down over many centuries. Chicken bones, in particular, have some interesting properties...
In 2000, Dr. Stephen Renard from the University of Nebraska did a study which confirmed that chicken soup reduced the movement of something called “neutrophils.” These are a type of white blood cell in your immune system.
By stopping the movement of these white blood cells, he noted that chicken soup actually can help decrease upper respiratory cold symptoms. Of course, store bought “chicken soup” sure doesn’t cut it when it comes to getting the nutrition you need. You have to make the real deal. As with any other bone broth, chicken bones should be simmered for hours to pull out all the amazing nutrients, proteins, and amino acids hiding inside. (And they should come from healthy, naturally raised chickens!)
Your Gut Health
As mentioned, gut health is emerging as key to your overall health and wellbeing. Bone broth contains some incredibly essential elements that make it very powerful in helping your gut health. One of the main compounds that can support gut health is the specific type of gelatin found in bone broth called a "hydrophilic colloid". Studies have shown that gelatin in combination with collagen helps line your stomach and can create a barrier against toxins, supporting your digestive health.
Grandma was right. Hearty homemade chicken soup, using a whole healthy chicken, bones and all (aka, a bone broth), is considered “medicine” by many people for good reason. Scientific studies have actually shown that the ingredients in chicken soup really can support your immune health!
One of the ingredients in bone broth is collagen. Collagen can be very helpful for supporting healthy joints. For example, a study was conducted on type 2 collagen (from chicken). One group received collagen while the placebo group did not. All of the participants in the collagen group experienced joint health benefits. None of the subjects in the placebo group experienced these benefits.
Bone broth is high in calcium and magnesium. The slow cooking releases these vital minerals in a highly digestible and bio available manner for your body. Calcium and magnesium have been shown to promote healthy bones in your body.
When the digestive system is leaking toxins into the bloodstream, it contains tiny particles of food as well. The body sees these foods as additional toxins to fight. Bone broth is high in gelatin, and gelatin has been shown to block these particles from entering the bloodstream.
3 Critical Factors to get the most out of bone broth:
#1- Here’s the most important factor: bone broth is NOT something that you can buy off the grocery shelf and expect to have any health benefits at all. Much of the so called “broth” you see on store shelves is NOT organic. Instead, it contains a large amount of preservatives – like MSG. And more than likely, this “broth” is chock-full of GMO’s... pesticides and other dangerous toxins.
#2- If you are going to make bone broth at home, it takes many hours and careful preparation to make properly. One thing that many people miss in the process is roasting the bones you’re using. This step not only adds flavor, but helps release the vital nutrients like proline, glucosamine, glycine and chondroitin sulfate. All of these are needed by the body to maintain optimal health.
#3- If you make your own bone broth, not adding vegetables and herbs will decrease the potency of your broth. One critical mistake many people make when starting to use bone broth is not adding a variety of herbs and vegetables to their broth while cooking. Adding beneficial herbs like turmeric, ginger, black peppercorns, rosemary and even cinnamon help leverage all the great health-boosting power of your bone broth and enhance the potency (and the taste) of your broth.