The benefits that broth affords its consumers are numerous – one of the most important is its immune enhancement ability. Just like your mother used to say “eat your chicken soup” when you had a cold as a kid, bone broth, especially when made with bones with marrow, contains disease-fighting constituents that are vastly important to improve immune health.
Osteoporosis causes an estimated two million broken bones each year and often results in immobility, pain, placement in a nursing home and other health problems. We really need to do whatever we can NOW to help protect our bones and prevent the onset and experience the deleterious effects of osteopenia (low bone mass) and osteoporosis.
Face it – most of us have too much on our plates. We are stressed out not only by our jobs but also our financial situation, relationships, children and our health. Over time, without some form of treatment, this will lead to a decrease in the available pool of cortisol and other stress hormones that should be on standby to help in these stressful situations. The majority of patients who come see me in my practice have an underproduction of cortisol and other adrenal hormones, sometimes called “adrenal fatigue.”
As summer comes to a close, we are all gearing up for the fall and winter months ahead. Here in Phoenix that means a much-needed reprieve from the stifling summer heat – finally! Elsewhere, colder temperatures and drier weather and flu and cold season are right around the corner. Similarly, the ever-dangerous Ebola virus has made its way into the United States and Enterovirus is wreaking havoc all across the country as well. How can you protect yourself from contracting any of these illnesses and what can you do to treat these conditions naturally?