Sure. You can get the latest acne clearing products to reduce inflammation and improve the overall quality of your skin. Smoother skin, elimination red spots, and reduction in overall pigmentation. Sounds promising and great to me. However some skin care products are very pricey for the average joe/jill and 99% of the deep underlying issues are completly underlooked! Today I am going to let you know how you can get glowing skin from the inside out with something you may have heard of recently in the health trends. That is the healing magic of BONE BROTH! Ho oh…fasten your seat belts because this traditional brew is going to give you the glow from the inside out. According to Dr Mercola bone broth “contains valuable minerals that are easily absorbed including calcium, phosphorous, magneisum, silicon, sulfur, chondroitin, glucosamine and many trace minerals”. Additionally, bone broth contains gelatin which secretes liquids and digestive juices and seals any damage going on in your intestinal tract. This is critically important to get vitamins and minerals into our bodies because it can get straight to our skin, essential organs, brain, and muscles for optimal well-being. From personal experience, I had terrible digestive issues (gas, bloating, constant belching) in addition to my severe acne. This anecdote leads me to believe there is a strong relation between digestive disorders and acne. I could even go to far as saying that gut dysbiosis could be a major indicator to ALL auto-immune diseases. More studies need to be done to support my ancedotal experience. The moment I began cutting out foods that harmed me and included healing foods that repaired and restored my gut health my health, energy, and SKIN improved 10 fold! I felt good, looked good, and my performance at the gym was AWE-SOME! Plus making bone broth is economical, sustainable, and CHEAP! Plus the taste rocks on a cold winter day 😉 So save your chicken/turkey/beef bones and lets get brewing some BONE BROTH! WOO! Oh and you will also need a slow cooker 😉
2 Organic Chicken Carcass or 1 turkey Carcass
2 Medium Organic Carrots
2 Organic Celery Stocks
1 Organic Onion (cut in quarters)
1 Garlic Bulb (or 2 cloves)
10-12 L of Water (enough just to cover the bones)
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Dill
Step 1: Add bones into slow cooker
*Note make sure bones are from an organic farmer or local source. You do not want to leach minerals from sick, confined and toxic animals. Please choose an ethical and responsible source. For yourself, the animals, and the planet 🙂
Step 2: Add vegetables!
NOTE * Vegetables need to be washed. Feel free to leave the entire vegetables in tact with skin, butt ends of carrots/celery in tact and skin on the garlic. The vegetables will be trashed and strained at the end! Additionally if you save your kitchen scraps (the ends and leftovers of the vegetables) and are on a tight budget, just throw those in there! There are still vitamin and minerals in the left over vegetables and they will compliment your broth 🙂
Step 3: Add Water, Apple Cider Vinegar and Seasoning
Add 10-12 Litres of water (just enough to cover your bones), 2 tablespoons of ACV (This will leach out the minerals and nutrients out of the bones into the water maximizing the benefits), and season with salt, pepper, and some dill (Feel free to experiment with different flavor of herbs! I would love to hear what kind of flavored broth you have made!)
Step 4: Set Slow-Cooker on low for 24 hours
Set the slow cooker and go! This process takes about 10 minutes and you get about 2-3 L of delicious broth the following day!
Step 5: Discard Bones and Vegetables
Sorry forgot to take pictures here! After 24 hours you can discard all the vegetables and the bone carcass’ into the trash. I like to keep the carrots and celery and eat them later (they just have a nice chickeny flavor to them and I cannot resist). That is totally optional to you. I wouldn’t take a bite of the onion…so I usually discard that one off the bat hehe.
Step 6: Filter through a steel mesh filter
Place a steel mesh filter over a medium/large size pot. Begin to transfer the liquid from the slow cooker into the pot. The filter will catch all the leftover bones and vegetables that you may have missed if you haven’t scooped it out. Discard and let the broth cool. Add it in the fridge for 5 days or place it into the freezer for up to 6 months!!! I have been told from my hard working farmer friends that you can batch up a massive stock pot of broth and store it for the months to come when winter arrives! Then you don’t have to worry about making batches all the time!
So there you have it. A delicious, nourishing and healing food. Bone broth has readily available nutrients to get delivered to your skin, seals the digestive juices in your intestinal gut, and gives you some kick ass energy to get through your day! Coffee watch out because bone broth is going to make a bit of noise down on wall-street! I invite you to try this easy and inexpensive recipe. It does sound tedious at first but drinking bone broth for a good 3 months while eliminating foods that cause you harm and stickin with a wholesome recipes (which I have plenty of that…just for you ;)) you will be well on your way to clearing your skin and looking better than you ever have before! Have a wonderful day AND remember. Eat your vegetables…and GO with the FLOW!