The Benefits of Bone Broth: The Marrow of the Matter

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Photo: Bone Broth

You don’t hear people talking about bone marrow much these days, but I’d like to share a few interesting facts about this little-known nutrient-dense culinary delight:

The bone marrow from organic animals (beef, bison, game meats, and wild fowl) provides protein and lots of minerals (iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, and fluoride), intestinal/colon disease repair, and prevention for type 2 diabetes.
Collagen in the marrow provides important amino acids, including glutamine (which helps the body to secrete more human growth hormone, which helps kids grow taller, improves sleep, improves skin (preventing wrinkles, among other things), increases immunity, increases testosterone, increases energy, builds stronger bones, improves the heart and kidneys, minimizes muscle breakdown, breaks down body fat and decreases body weight, improves fat metabolism, and improves protein metabolism).
Collagen also heals the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), thus healing heartburn, reflux (which seems to be causing my chronic cough), intestinal inflammation, gastric ulcers, colitis, gut-related diseases, and irritable bowel syndrome (gut cramps like I have sometimes). A preparation note: In order to pull these precious minerals from the bone, add an acid, like apple cider vinegar, to the water before cooking.
Fats from organic tallow (beef) and lard (pork) have been shown to provide high levels of vitamin D (good for the immune system and strong bones); they also promote healthy, moisturized skin, reduce cancer, and provide Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

My Sources:

http://bodyecology.com/articles/bone-broth#.UB36D6AkBR0
Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions”

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2 thoughts on “The Benefits of Bone Broth: The Marrow of the Matter

  1. Dear Robin,

    I agree with you regarding fluoride. I am well aware of its detriments. However, it does naturally occur in some foods, including bone marrow. Hopefully, God put trace amounts of it in bones for some benefit to the people He created and it is counter-balanced by all the other nutrients and minerals therein.

  2. You state in the advantages of bison marrow broth that it provides minerals, fluoride being one of them. Fluoride is a toxic substance and is the hazardous waste generated by aluminum smelting, i.e. Alcoa. There is no known biological requirement in a human being for fluoride. There are studies all over the internet that prove it, although, the aluminum industry would differ. The ADA bought a bill of goods in the early 20th century. Fluoride is only in our food because the government, also buying a bill of goods, dumps it into our water. It’s in every food product that requires water, basically everything. The USDA is kind enough to provide the following website: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/Fluoride/fluoride.pdf
    This makes the aluminum industry very happy since they are able to sell their hazardous waste versus spending horrendous amounts of money disposing of it. FYI, the Nazis over-fluoridated the water for the Jews since it made them lethargic and easily controlled. Being one of the 4 halides, fluoride, the first of the 4, ardently displaces all the rest, the 4th and most displacable, being iodine. Iodine, unlike the other 3, is actually critical to life for humans along with air and water.
    Fluoride is NOT a mineral.

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