Why Bone Broth


A History

While we don’t believe in panaceas or “cure-alls,” we do believe that beyond being delightful to the senses, food is functional.  It serves a purpose and high-protien bone broth especially serves our systems.  

Bone broth has been a staple of human nutrition in almost every culture for thousands of years — and remains so in many Asian and Latino cultures.  

Doctors of traditional Chinese medicine use bone broths to strengthen kidneys, support the digestive system and build new red and white blood cells.  

In eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain, a beverage that was essentially bone broth, called “beef tea,” was used to heal hospital patients and keep troops healthy and hearty during times of war.  It is still the preferred warm beverage at British soccer stadiums and is one of the only products to ever be endorsed by a Pope.

However, since the discovery of monosodium glutamate (MSG) during World War II, an artificial flavor enhancer that creates the savory taste of umami, American homes and food companies have traded nutrient-rich bones in the making of broths, stocks and soups for this quick, cheap flavor fix - essentially removing all nutritive value from these dietary staples.  Fortunately, informed consumers are once again looking to natural whole foods, instead of synthetic supplements, to be the cornerstone of their health and wellness routines.      

Benefits

  • Bio-available nutritional supplement in an easy to digest form
  • Soothes and heals the gut with amino acids & gelatin
  • Supports joint health with glucosamine, chondroitin sulphates
  • Immunity support from phosphorus, magnesium & calcium
  • Supports healthy kidney function with arginine
  • Delivers hair, skin and nail support with collagen
  • Satiates hunger with high levels of protein
  • A delicious warm sipping beverage and cooking base  

References & Resources

The following diets recommend drinking 1+ cups of bone broth daily:

  • Paleo Diet
  • Whole30 Diet
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Leaky Gut Diet (Dr. Axe)
  • GAPS (Gut & Psychology Syndrome)
  • Bone Broth Diet (Dr. Kellyann Petrucci)
  • The Weston A. Price Foundation, “Nourishing Traditions”
  • Dr. Joseph Mercola, Osteopathic Physician

Books

  • “Bone Broth Diet”, 2015, by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND
  • “Nourishing Broth” 2014 by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, PHD, CCN
  • “Brodo, A Bone Broth Cookbook”, 2015 by Marco Canora
  • “The Bone Broth Breakthrough” 2016 by Dr. Josh Axe
  • “Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen” 2016 by Jennifer McGruther
  • “The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health” 2016, by Laura Prepon and Elizabeth Troy
  • The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook: 125 Gut-Friendly Recipes to Heal, Strengthen, and Nourish the Body” 2016 by Ryan & Katherine Harvey