It's been a frosty winter even here in Queensland; with what seems longer periods of cold weather than we are accustomed to in the South East corner. Nothing like hearing the crunch of the frost underfoot and feeling the crisp nip of morning air against your cheek.
Being healthy stems from the inside, so eating healthy is a good start.
This season we're looking at making you healthy on the inside with easy cooking with the 'Wonders of Bone Broth'.
I encourage you to make your own Broth; it is not only delicious, it's wonderfully nutritious with scores of health benefits. We have drifted away from some of these essential practices that help to keep us energised, fit and healthy from the inside out.
The scoop or ladle on Bone Broth
It all starts with our digestion, it's the 'guts' of most health problems. Bone Broth plays a critical role in soothing the gut and allowing the body to absorb critical nutrition in the most assimilable way. Loaded with minerals, it is a great way to replenish the bodies likely depleted mineral reserves.
Here's my recipe and we will look further at how Bone Broth is not only delicious it's nutritious and how it can benefit our bodies.
Doctor Pat's Bone Broth Recipe
Firstly we must consider what we use to make our broth. The bones should come from grass fed organically farmed animals. Ask your butcher for the feet as they contain a large portion of collagen.
Roast 1kg of beef bones that have been cut into 4” pieces at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Then put them in a pot, cover with water plus 3 tbsps of apple cider vinegar and let stand for 30 mins. (The vinegar helps draw the minerals out of the bones.) Chop and add an onion, 2 sticks of celery, 2 carrots, ¼ to ½ a cup of parsley, 1 tbsp of peppercorns. Leave 30 minutes. At this point you may add 1-2 chicken feet or pigs trotters.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours – occasionally skim and discard any scum. Now put all this into a slow cooker on low for 24 hrs. Low and slow is most important. Add more parsley and 2 garlic cloves for the last ½ hr.
Let cool, strain. Keep in the fridge for up to a week and freeze if you wish. This will become gelled.
The extensive health benefits of Bone Broth
While Bone Broth can be considered a wonderful supplement, a health assessment by a qualified health professional will set you on a path to better health. Because your health is important to me, I offer a free initial phone consult, contact me on 07 5484 5050 and make a start to better health today.
Without your health nothing else matters!
Dr M Patrick Rozanski DC, ND, DO (SYD) BSc (ANU) - Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, BSc (Hon) Naturopathy
40 years of Clinical experience in Natural Medicine with CE