Benefits of Bone Broth

Benefits of Bone Broth, Acupuncture, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

Bone broth may sound absolutely disgusting but did you know that it is one of the most beneficial methods to obtain nutrients? In fact, when my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, this was one of the first steps taken to increase immunity during her chemotherapy treatment.

Bone broth has become a popular fad in the United States but has been around for centuries especially in the Eastern part of the world. Chinese culture has a different aspect of bone broth and what it does for the body. In my blogs, I often speak about different organs and how each organ has a different function in Chinese medicine as compared to western medicine. The main organ that benefits from bone broth are the Kidneys.

Kidneys are not just important to cleanse the blood and eliminate waste through urination; the kidneys are also vital to our genes or jing essence. We all obtain jing from both our mother and father; throughout life our jing becomes depleted. Too much work, too much partying, too much sex, too much stress, not getting enough sleep or sleeping at odd hours can deplete our jing essence which causes our kidneys to weaken overtime.

Women struggling with infertility most likely suffer from weak kidneys; implementing bone broth daily may enhance the chances of conceiving. On the other hand, women who have had children would greatly benefit from bone broth as well because so much jing is lost carrying a fetus and giving birth. It's important to nourish and strengthen the body after birth.

Besides bone broth being good to enhance or recover from motherhood, kidney health is also important for our memory, our overall mood, and our immunity. Kidneys help to build qi and blood in order to keep us healthy. There are several ways to determine if including bone broth into your popular recipe book is something you should start right away.

If you:

  1. work too hard or work long hoursĀ 
  2. are recovering from an illness
  3. have a chronic condition such as hypothyroidism
  4. are trying to conceive
  5. have just had a baby
  6. have postpartum depression
  7. have decreased immunity
  8. are elderly

Cooking bone broth does not require a specific recipe; the most important step is to add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the water to help extract nutrients. Bones should be cooked in a slow cooker for approximately 24 hours (I know it's a long time but it's totally worth it!) You can add vegetables such as onions, carrots, and celery. You may want to add a little seasoning as well to bring out the taste.

There you have it! There's nothing to it besides opening your mind to the idea of better health and bringing back how our ancestors cooked in the past.

I hope you enjoyed this post and share it with your loved ones!