- 8 cups water (or enough to cover bones)
- Bones, joints and any leftover from a chicken* (pasture raised is best)
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 onion, sliced or chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar ("with mother", I like Bragg's)
*bones should be cooked before making broth. If you have raw bones makes sure to first roast them in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then add to pot with the rest of the indgredients.
Add all ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a low simmer for 24-48hrs. (the longer it goes, the more nutrients in the broth). Alternatively you can use a crock pot on low for the same length of time.
Broth will keep in the fridge for 5 days or you can simply freeze some for later use.
Benefits of Bone Broth
- Strengthens bones, joints & ligaments
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts the immune system
- Improves digestion and heals the gut
- High in minerals, vitamins and healthy fats
- Balances blood sugar
- Improves skin, hair, nails and cellulite
- Helps regulate hormones
- Adrenal support
- Improved nervous system function
Buy Bone Broth Locally/Online
- The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley
- Clove & Hoof in Oakland
- Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley (preorder or may be available during limited store hours)
- Marin Suns Farms at Market Hall in Rockridge, Oakland
- Wise Choice Market online
As with everything, I believe moderation is best. I usually recommend a small cup or bowl of soup made with broth about 3 times a week. If you are healing from a sickness or disease you may want to consume more but should consult with your knowledgable health care practitioner before doing so.
If you have any of the following you should consult a health care practitioner who is knowledgeable about bone broth and nutrition: anxiety and panic disorders, OCD, autism spectrum disorders, migraines, hyperactivity, ALS, Parkinson’s, tourettes, PANDAS, seizures, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, SIBO, or are sensitive to histamine.
By Dr. Keri Linane, Oakland Chiropractor