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Posted on 10-17-2017

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Bone Broth.  Whenever I mention those words to a patient for the very first time, the look that I receive is usually not very pleasant.   Nothing a thorough explanation can’t fix.  In fact, the health benefits that come with consuming bone broth on a regular basis exceedingly outweigh the stigma attached to the name. 

Bone broth is the best way to obtain essential minerals, amino acids and more specifically, collagen, which is the major component and building block of our bones, skin, ligaments, cartilage and tendons.  Collagen is what helps to maintain youthful looking skin, well-supported and lubricated joints, and flexibility.  In addition, more and more research is discovering the benefits that bone broth has on the digestive tract and intestinal health.  Gelatin, which is the broken down compound of collagen, has been shown to help heal damaged tissue of the digestive tract from conditions such as acid reflux, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and IBS.  It also has been shown to potentially heal damaged tissue caused by leaky gut syndrome, further decreasing inflammation in the body linked to certain autoimmune conditions and food sensitivities.  And since a large portion of the immune system stems from the digestive tract, a healthy gut equals a healthy immune system!     

In addition to its musculoskeletal and digestive benefits, bone broth also contains a good source of glycine.  When consumed, the body converts glycine into the “mother of all antioxidants,” glutathione, which is responsible for detoxifying the body, boosting the immune system and destroying cancer cells. 

With all the great benefits that comes with taking bone broth, it is no doubt that anyone looking to help support their musculoskeletal, digestive and immune systems should give bone broth a try.  And if you’re not keen on making it yourself, it is available in concentrated powder and encapsulated forms available here at Korwitts Chiropractic Center.   

Yours in Health,

Dr. Claire

Dan A said:

You explain the benefits of bone broth very well. There are so many reasons to take it regularly. Thank you!

2017-10-17 06:23:23

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