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0ur 5-day guided broth detox with Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Joey Anderson starts March 17

Broths are a traditional source of comfort, nourishment and healing throughout the world. Slow cooked bone broths, using ingredients from grassfed and pasture-raised animals, are famously calming to the digestive system, rich in gelatin and bioavailable nutrients, and aid in the body’s natural detoxification abilities. Infused bone broths and vegetable broths are a great way to incorporate additional nourishing and healing ingredients, such as turmeric and ginger, phytonutrients from greens, and the mineral riches of root vegetables.

 

Join our 5 Day Bone Broth Detox starting March 17, led by Joey Anderson, a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner, specializing in Functional Nutrition and in using food as medicine. Registration and details.

 

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The Benefits of Broth

Slow-cooked bone broths improve gut health and support digestion, support the body’s natural detoxification abilities, improve the health of your skin and joints and boost your immune system. Unlike many other types of cleanses and fasts, this fast actually replenishes the body while giving organs a break from their daily workload. The electrolytes and minerals in both the broths and beverages will help prevent dehydration as you go about your day.

 

Bone broth provides highly-bioavailable amino acids and protein, particularly collagen and gelatin. You won’t lose muscle during this Detox, and you will likely lose some fat.

 

Bone broth is especially high in the following amino acids:

 

  • Proline--main amino acid that tightens and tones our skin and tissues—including our gut wall and intestinal linings

 

  • Glycine--supports detoxification and blood sugar regulation by the liver, improves oxygen flow through the blood, especially during exercise, and helps reduce homocysteine levels

 

  • Glutamine--supports gut repair and provides energy to the immune system

 

  • Arginine--supports circulation and hormone cleansing

 

Properly made bone broth (slow-cooked with some vinegar added to acidify the water) is rich in potassium, which helps flush waste and toxins out of the cells, as well as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

 

Broth is high in glucosamine and chondroitin, which support joint health, as well as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) complex carbohydrates involved in many biological processes, especially in strengthening joints and maintaining the lubricating synovial fluid around them.

 

The vegetarian broth included in the Detox was specifically formulated to support ease of digestion and to provide a range of nutrients, particularly the bioavailable minerals in root vegetables.

 

Both the Ginger-Turmeric Broth and the Turmeric-Ginger Cabbage tonic feature the potent anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting combination of ginger and turmeric, along with ginger’s renowned abilities to support healthy digestion.

 

For more details about the benefits of broth see this article by Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac.,and this article in Mark’s Daily Apple.