The Lost Art of Traditional Bone Stock

Reason #1: Bone Stock Makes Your Joints Feel as Smooth as Silk.

pots of simmering stockThe health of your joints depends upon the health of the collagen in your ligaments, tendons, and on the ends of your bones. Collagens are a large family of biomolecules, which include the glycosaminoglycans, very special molecules that help keep our joints healthy, before it is too late. Don’t wait until your joints are bone on bone and require surgery.

Bone Stock is loaded with glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). In fact, I’m absolutely certain that you’ve heard of one of them — glucosamine. Yep, those supplements that seemingly everyone is taking for joint health contain one of the GAGs we get from consuming Bone Stock.

Here’s just one of the reasons why I prefer Real Food over supplementation…

Notice I said that glucosamine is just one of the GAGs contained in Bone Stock. When you consume Stock you also get chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and likely a whole bunch of other equally important GAGs that have yet to be discovered.

The GAGs we get from Bone Stock are resistant to digestion and are absorbed in their intact form, these intact GAGs like hormones, stimulating cells called fibroblasts which lay down collagen in the joints, tendons, ligaments, and even the arteries.

It’s truly powerful stuff!

Reason #2: Bone Stock Makes Your Hair, Skin, & Nails Luminous and Radiant.

I know people who, in a quest to recapture a youthful appearance, will pay top dollar for products that boost collagen — also the main constituent of hair, skin, and nails.

As we age, production of collagen declines and we start to see the outward signs of aging.

Botox — a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum — is all the craze for the reduction of lines and wrinkles.

Personally, I’d much rather prepare and consume Bone Stock to keep my skin, hair, and nails looking fabulous than have a deadly toxin injected into my face; but that’s just me.

(By the way, stock is very cheap to make on your own.)

Reason #3: Bone Stock Heals Your Putrid Gut!

Many people right now are experiencing some kind of gastrointestinal challenge — constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, leaky gut, or even autoimmune disease.

One of the most vital nutrients for healing the gut is gelatin. Yes, the stuff that makes the Jell-O jiggle. However that statement does not in any way call the boxed, MSG laced, colored and flavored Gelatin that you buy in the store a healthy food with all of the sugar and additives; so please don’t eat that!

There was a time when gelatin was the most studied nutrient under the sun for all of its healing virtues. Times have certainly changed.

To make a long story short, the intestinal lining is supposed to be permeable in order for nutrients to pass through. However, this lining can become too permeable due to lifestyle factors such as poor diet, stress, long-term contraceptive use, as well as bacterial and fungal overgrowths. Just think of poking huge holes in your window screens at home. Yes, the good air will pass through, but the flies, gnats, and mosquitoes will too.

This is how leaky gut — or gut hyperpermeability — works. Undigested food particles can slip through the gut lining and pass directly into the bloodstream. Not good! When this happens, the immune system freaks out and starts attacking the very foods you eat — we call these food sensitivities.

Over time, this can turn into an autoimmune issue by which your immune system thinks your thyroid — or any other gland or tissue, for that matter — looks like the piece of steak molecule it’s been fighting off for the past few years. In other words, your body starts to attack itself.

Studies indicate that autoimmunity will soon be the number one cause of death in this country. Gut hyperpermeability is a big reason why.

What does Bone Stock have to do with any of this? Well, the gelatin in Bone Stock spackles the excess holes in the gut lining, so to speak. It’s quite the handyman, and should be part of any gut-healing protocol.

Reason #4: Bone Stock Reduces Your Need for Meat and Protein.

Studies conducted in the 1800s demonstrated that when there is plenty of gelatin in the diet, the body’s need for protein from meat sources can be reduced by as much as fifty-percent!

We all know that purchasing quality meats can be hard on the wallet. The good news is that you can make Bone Stock for dirt cheap and thus save money on meat.

Reason #5: Bone Stock Helps Escort the Toxins Out.

The liver is the master organ of detoxification. Unfortunately, it was never intended to withstand the very toxic, chemical nature of today’s world.

The liver is certainly under assault on a daily basis, and its capacity to detoxify is limited by the availability of the amino acid glycine.

Guess where you can get tons of glycine from? Bone Stock!!!

For now, forget about all the fancy detox programs you’ve heard about. Do your liver a favor by giving it what it needs to do its job most effectively.

The benefits of consuming Bone Stock are endless.

That’s why for abundant health you MUST include bone stock in your diet!! It’s not optional.

~ Chef Lynda

5 thoughts on “The Lost Art of Traditional Bone Stock

  1. Hi Lynda,

    I enjoyed your class. I tried fish stock and it did turn out awesome! Thank you for the recipes. I look forward to trying them.

    You are a wonderful resource for Rockville and you can quote me!


  2. Thanks so much Lynda!

    I love your passion to TEACH – TEACH- TEACH! I love to LEARN – LEARN – LEARN! Trying to get healthy as possible. So, eating healthy and building up my immune system is the best thing I can do.

    Thanks again!

    I hope to see you again soon!



  3. Lynda,

    I’m really excited to begin working with you on educating people about the benefits of eating “real’ food.

    I was just talking with one of my coaches the other day about how we need to refocus on the nutrition side of things and I think you’ll be a tremendous benefit to our community.

    Looking forward to class, see you soon,
    CrossFit DoneRight

  4. Hi Lynda,

    I had a great time last night and learned a lot. I have so many questions now and so much I want to learn!!

    I’m excited to try my veggies in a few days and am anxious to see how that turns out as well (my first ferment).

    I can’t wait to learn more!!

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