Friday, May 1, 2015

Broken bones and bone broth soup

Homemade bone broth is one of  the most common dietary recommendations for patients recovering from bone fractures.  It is also great for patients with osteoporosis,  or for those with tendon and cartilage issues.  A daily dose of bone broth can work wonders.  It is so easy to prepare. You may have seen chicken feet at your local Chinese restaurant and wondered, “why?”

Patients are looking for safe options to support their bones and tendons. Especially with the negative press about calcium supplementation’s increased risks of dementia and cardiovascular events.
Dietary therapy is an incredibly simple and useful tool in Chinese Medicine. Nutrient rich broth allows for
maximum assimilation even in patients with weak digestion or  weak “digestive fire.”  There are many nutrients that contribute to formation and strength when building the basic body structures, tendons, ligaments and bones.  The bone broth soup safely delivers the nutrients you need, in the correct proportions.  No fuss, no muss.

If you are going to make bone broth a part of your daily life, it is important to make sure that it tastes great. I like to slow cook my bone broth in my crock pot. Here is the recipe that I made for my mom after her hip fracture.  My mom likes a lot of flavor, so I used a lot of flavorful roots; you should cater to your tastes.
  • ox tails
  • turmeric root
  • arame seaweed
  • garlic
  • ginger root
  • carrots
  • beets
  • turnips
  • fennel root
  • celery root
  • portabello mushrooms
  • apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
I highly recommend the following sources for more recipes and information:
Nourishing Broth, Sally Fallon Morell
How to Make Bone Broth, Wellness Mama
For readers that would really like to dig into the topic, here is information from one of my favorite sources on traditional foods, The Weston A. Price Foundation: “Why Broth is Beautiful”

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