Bone Broth

Ok, so bone broth alone may not constitute dinner for the family, but if you’re taking a break from eating (fasting) to give your body a bit of extra time to do some internal maintenance, bone broth may help you support this process.



One of our dinners for the New Year included an organic turkey. I usually discard the bones after we have picked all of the meat off, but this time I decided to use them for a bone broth. Since I was not ready to make the broth right away, the bones went into the freezer.


Once time allowed, I put the bones into the crock pot along with a couple of carrots, an onion, some garlic cloves, fresh parsley and thyme from the garden, black pepper, and sea salt and covered the bones with clean water.


The crock pot did the rest of the work over the next two and a half days. I started the crock pot on Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon was scooping out the bones, veggies, and herbs. Our dog Boo was happy to have the meat and carrots that were left over. :)


Some benefits of bone broth include nutrients like gelatin that supports proper digestion and healthy hair and nails and compounds found in the cartilage such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulphates that can reduce joint pain and inflammation. Bone broth also supplies minerals such as calcium and magnesium and amino acids like proline and arginine that have anti-inflammatory effects.


So, if you would like to try your hand at making some bone broth, you may want to try Dr. Axes’ easy to make Chicken Bone Broth. You can find the recipe at https://draxe.com/recipe/chicken-bone-broth-recipe/