Hay House Radio Episode Recap
- Episode Name: “Bone Broth Secrets Revealed”
- Live Broadcast: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Episode Summary Re-cap
Bone broth has become a major healing trend because of the beauty and health benefits of collagen. Celebrities, athletes and health enthusiasts rave about how bone broth gave them better skin, hair and nails; stronger bones, teeth and muscles; improved energy, immunity and digestion. But what’s the secret to making or buying healing broth? And what is the truth behind today’s pre-made broths, powders and supplements? We reveal how to choose the best for your health and beauty goals.
Chef Lance Roll is an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef who has been cooking professionally for 28 years. He has cooked in restaurants, gourmet food shops, and conference centers; and he was an Instructor at the San Diego Culinary Institute (SCCI), during which time he became known as “The Flavor Chef.”
His cooking transformed in 2006 upon being introduced to The Weston A. Price Foundation, which teaches the benefits a nutrient-dense, traditional foods diet for health and wellbeing. Upon learning the importance of using food as medicine, Lance started his business, The Flavor Chef, Inc. and started working with clients, nutritionists and healing practitioners, cooking healthy traditional foods and bone broth.
In 2012, Lance officially opened The Brothery® and began selling organic chicken bone broth in local retail establishments in San Diego, CA. Since then, he has been featured on Fox News, Underground Wellness, and other health segments to educate people on the benefits and cooking techniques of bone broth.
Today, Chef Lance Roll sells organic grass fed beef bone broth, organic pasture fed chicken broth and specialty healing broths, such as meat stocks, flavored broths, and the first Anti-Inflammatory Protocol (AIP™) organic chicken broth.
Lance’s motto is: “Love is the ultimate spice,” and his mission includes using local, organic, and sustainable ingredients to help heal the planet one digestive tract at a time.
Benefits of Bone Broth
Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, says “all disease begins in the gut.” 70 to 80% of immune system in the gut and 90% of happiness begins in the gut (90% of the happiness hormone, serotonin is made in the gut). These days, even neuroscientists are looking to the gut as the root cause of brain issues, like depression and anxiety. Bone broth is wonderful because it helps to heal, seal and protect the gut.
Bone broth contains healing collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the body and makes up skin, hair, nails, muscles, teeth, bones, the heart, eyes, digestive organs, tendons, joints and more! The collagen in bone broth improves nutrient absorption because gelatin (or collagen) helps to extract more nutrients from foods eaten with it.
Studies Show Bone Broth Can Support the Following Symptoms
- Leaky gut – In a healthy gut, the wall of the small intestine acts as gatekeeper, letting through water and needed nutrients and keeping out harmful substances. However, poor diet, medications, and bacterial or fungal overgrowth can compromise the lining, causing leaky gut. Symptoms are varied but can include food sensitivities, allergies, headaches or migraines, arthritis, eczema, hives, and chronic fatigue.
- Leaky Brain – A leaky gut can contribute to oxidative stress or inflammation in the body, causing the blood-brain barrier to become “leaky,” whereby molecules and toxins that are not supposed to enter may get into the brain.
These conditions are associated with a permeable or leaky blood-brain barrier:
ADD, brain fog, memory issues, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.), Alzheimer’s. (need adequate amounts of magnesium, energy and antioxidants). One way to test this is to take GABA, an amino acid. If you take when stressed and you feel calmer, you may have a leaky BBB.
- Weight issues – L-glutamine in bone broth helps to reduce the bacteria (firmcutes) that cause weight gain.
- Muscle loss – amino acids help with growth, maintenance and muscle repair.
- Dehydration – bone broth helps to hydrate the body, particularly after a workout, when electrolytes (minerals) need to be replenished in the body.
- Weak nails
- Symptoms of aging, including wrinkled skin, dry skin, and dry or falling hair
- Can prevent tumors
- Arthritis and joint-pain
- Diabetes, blood sugar and insulin issues
- Sleep problems
- Issues with bleeding – nosebleeds, heavy menstruation, ulcers, hemorrhoids, and bladder hemorrhage
- Digestive issues – GERD, colitis, celiac disease, ulcers, IBS, SIBO, and other inflammatory gut conditions
- Immune problems – or autoimmune conditions
- Colds and flu
- Osteoporosis or osteopenia
- Broken bones
- Teeth issues
If You Try Bone Broth and Don’t Feel Well…
Here’s what to do if you have a long-term chronic condition (including epilepsy or mood disorders), or if you don’t feel well after consuming bone broth: switch to meat stock. Meat stock is a gentler place to start because it’s less concentrated
and has fewer glutamates than bone broth. It’s made almost exactly like bone
broth, only you use a little more meat (rather than just bone), and you simmer it for 1.5 to 3 hours. Consume meat stock until your symptoms resolve and then switch to bone broth, which is simmered much longer and is more concentrated.
High Quality Bone Broth is All About the Ingredients
When you consume bone broth, you are taking in the essence of the animal. For this reason, it’s important to choose the highest quality ingredients that fit within your budget.
Ideas to Make Home Cooked Bone Broth Easier
- Cook with friends or family – get together on a Sunday and cook together.
- Use a slow cooker.
- Make in bulk and freeze the extra to thaw when needed.
- Start with a whole chicken carcass – finish the chicken, then cover the carcass with water to make bone broth. Add some chicken feet or necks for more collagen.
- To reduce the smell when simmering broth – Use a slow cooker in your mud room, an extra bathroom, the basement or the garage. If you live in a warmer climate and have a covered outdoor patio with an outlet, you could consider that as well.
Bone Broth Products on the Market: What to Buy & What to Avoid
- Anything with Monosodium glutamate (MSG) – this excitotoxin is added to many processed foods, such as soups. It is often disguised with the following terms: natural flavoring, spices, vegetable protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, soy protein isolate, glutamic acid, enzymes, protein fortified, and yeast extract. Many people notice that they don’t feel well after eating foods with MSG.
- Anything that is not organic and grass/pasture fed, including bone broth powders and pills (or at the very least, grass/pasture fed, antibiotic and hormone free, and fed with non-GMO food). This includes bone broth powders and pills! These products try to mislead you by labeling themselves as “Paleo,” which says nothing about the quality of ingredients.
- Bone Broth Made with Water from a Questionable Source – Find out what water the manufacturer uses. If it’s filtered, ask how it’s filtered. Look for spring water, if possible.
- Added Table Salt (Look for Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt) – If the salt listed is not sea salt or Himalayan salt, then it’s table salt, which is sodium chloride, the processed form of salt that is responsible for health challenges like swelling, heart, and kidney issues.
- Bone Broth Powders in Keurig Cups – the plastic alone is full of toxins and is often filled with inferior ingredients.
- Bone Broth Pills and Powders if you have epilepsy, mood issues, histamine issues or other severe digestive challenges. Because bone broth powder has been high heated and dehydrated, it is a more concentrated food. This can increase the glutamate content, which can exacerbate certain conditions. The glutamate (glutamic acid or glutamine) in bone broth is a nonessential amino acid (meaning your body can make it) with many health benefits, like aiding gut health. It’s an excitatory neurochemical that stimulates the brain, which is fine if you have enough calming neurotransmitters to create balance. However, in situations where someone has a leaky gut and a leaky blood brain barrier, consuming foods with too many glutamates is problematic, leading to unpleasant symptoms.
Products We Recommend
- Organic, grass/pasture fed bone broth – The Flavor Chef Bone Broth includes a line of beef, chicken, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and vegan veggie broths.The Flavor Chef Bone Broth is made in small batches, slow simmered for 18 hours, and uses Real sea salt and Palomar Mountain Spring water.Use the coupon HD10 to get a 10% discount on The Flavor Chef Bone Broth!
- Vital Proteins Gelatin and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Gelatin thickens things up and Collagen Peptides can be added to any liquid and does not thicken. Some sensitive people find Collagen Peptides easier on their system.
- Vital Proteins Marine Collagen – for those who want to rotate with fish collagen or vegetarians who consume fish.
- Vital Proteins Cartilage Collagen – Dr. Kaayla Daniel, researcher and co-author of Nourishing Broth, co-created this product with Vital Proteins to help consumers get the specific autoimmune and viral infection healing properties of cartilage (a special type of collagen).
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