The Secret Weapon I Use To Get Everyone Healthy

I’ve been fortunate enough to have helped a lot of people heal; myself include. Though the source of all healing is done at the level of spirit, the power of food is undeniable for a thriving mind and body. One of the most healing recipes I have ever come across is the one I am about to share with you today.

This recipe is the foundation of my nutrition plans and programs, and for a good reason. It’s ability to sooth and nourish the gut lining, restore digestive function, calm the nervous system and rebuild the immune system make this secret recipe an all-in-one power house. It’s not just a meal, it’s medicine.

The Benefits

  • Very high in the amino acids proline and glycine which are vital for healthy connective tissue (ligaments, joints, around organs, etc)
  • Glycine is also converted into the neurotransmitter serine, which promotes mental alertness, improves memory, boosts mood, and reduces stress.
  • Glycine aids digestion by helping to regulate the synthesis and of bile salts and secretion of gastric acid (HCL). 
  • Glycine also enhances muscle repair/growth by increasing levels of creatine and regulating Human Growth Hormone secretion from the pituitary gland. 
  • Glycine is also converted into the neurotransmitter serine, which promotes mental alertness, improves memory, boosts mood, and reduces stress.
  • Proline enables the blood vessel walls to release cholesterol buildups into your blood stream, decreasing the size of potential blockages in your heart and the surrounding blood vessels.
  • Proline also helps your body break down proteins for use in creating new, healthy muscle cells.
  • Heal cellulite, acne, wrinkles and other skin issues.
  • And many, many more.

The Recipe

Okay so I’ve held out long enough. The “secret recipe” isn’t that secretive to be honest. In fact, this recipe has been around for a long time. From the finest culinary kitchens to your grandma’s stove top this healing potion can be found simmering just about anywhere theres a good cook and fresh ingredients. Today, I share with you the healing power of bone broth.

When made correctly and consumed properly this traditional staple can aid in healing even the most disastrous digestive imbalances. I will emphasize that not all bone broth is created equally, there is a delicate art to making the perfect healing broth. First, the recipe:

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Bone Broth Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (or more) of bones from a healthy source [local, organic farms, pasture-raised animals]
  • 2 chicken feet or Great Lakes Gelatin for extra gelatin & collagen (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 8 carrots
  • 8 stalks of celery
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter or tallow
  • 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 bunch of parsley, 1 tablespoon celtic sea salt, 2-6 cloves of garlic, 1 inch fresh grated ginger and turmeric **added at the last 30 minutes of cooking

Bone Broth Instructions

Unlike most soups where you can chop everything up and throw it in a pot, bone broth takes a more artistic approach to make it just right. Here is how to make the most healing and tasty broth:

  • Add 1/2 – 3/4 gallon of spring water to pot set to low-heat (ceramic or iron pots are best).
  • Add apple cider vinegar and let sit for 10 minutes or until the water heats up (do not let it boil right away).
  • Add bones, feet and gelatin to the pot.
  • In a separate skillet, heat your fat source until melted
  • Chop veggies according to size preference; the smaller the faster the cook time.
  • Add veggies to skillet and cook until translucent.
  • Once veggies are translucent, add them to the pot.
  • Bring the pot to a boil for 60 seconds, then turn to medium-low heat.

Depending on the type of bones you use your total cook time will vary:

  • Beef broth/stock: 48 hours
  • Chicken or poultry broth/stock: 24 hours
  • Fish broth: 8 hours

In the last 30 minutes of cook time, grate your fresh ginger and turmeric, add diced garlic, parsley and sea salt. Let cook for the remaining time, then strain. The straining will be tricky because of how much liquid you’re dealing with. It’s best to have a large stainless-steel strainer and equally large empty pot to pour the liquid into. Discard the bones and veggies when done. Once cooled, you can store the broth is glass mason jars in the fridge, or in ziplock containers in the freezer for long periods.

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How to Use Bone Broth

I love to take broth medicinally in the morning; especially on cold days. It’s hydrating, balances blood sugar and satisfying. One of my favorite ways to prepare it is this:

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and give a quick spin!

Other ways to enjoy this healing potion is to use as a soup-base for veggie soups, in dips, dressings, and I highly recommend all by itself just before bed to get some of the best sleep of your life!

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For more on healing the gut, restoring the immune system and acheiving radiant health read about my digestive health eCourse, research The Body Ecology Diet, or work with me.
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4 thoughts on “The Secret Weapon I Use To Get Everyone Healthy

  1. samanthamrodes

    What about Collagen Hydrosolate- the green canister from the Great Lakes brand? I cannot make bone broth in the kitchen because we do not have an filter for the smell; everyone complains about the scent whenever I cook.

    Reply
    1. Life Rediscovered Post author

      A cocktail of BCAA + Glutamine (I reccomend Vitamin Shoppe Brand), Collagen Hydrosolate (I personlly like Vital Proteins and Bullet Proof, but Great Lakes is awesome to!) Grassfed Gelatin, CALM, and Liquid Humic/Fulvic Mineral (Sunwarrior Liquid Light) Pure Radiance C, Hyraluronic Acid will give you very similar nutritional contents and health benefits.

      Vital Proteins: http://www.vitalproteins.com/natural-protein-collagen-pasture-raised

      Reply
    1. Life Rediscovered Post author

      No they do not, but preferably!

      I say look for local > organic. That way they are at least not radiated and fresher. If you find organic and local great. But local veggies are very cheap and so much more nutrient dense.

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