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Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints

Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints

The Marine Corps Needs Strong Bones

When I was in the Marine Corps, the cooks always had a huge pot of bones simmering on the back burner. Some broth was scooped into whatever was cooking. This kept healthy troops that could do difficult tasks–and survive.

When my stock of beef bone broth needs replaced I go to the local butcher shop and buy a 40-pound box of meat-laden cut up bones. They keep it for the dogs. I give a few (not too many) to my wife—not for her to chew on, but to make her own bone broth. She doesn’t like mine—she wouldn’t come near mine. I like it that way—but don’t tell her. Leaves more for me.

Making the Bone Broth for Healthy Bodies

Beef Bone Broth For Healthy Joints

Freeze into ice cubes for easy use

Anyway, I fill the turkey roaster with bones and put in some celery, red peppers, salt, lots of onions, green sage (lots of it), pepper corns and a few other things … and old vegetable cuttings that I have saved in my freezer. I add 2-3 gallons of water and stand back to watch the stuff simmer on low heat.

It has cooked 55 hours and will cook until morning. I will drain it through a strainer and make ice cubes for my everyday needs. Three or four cubes make my breakfast into a delicious feast. I also like to just heat a few cubes to sip with some crackers.

Beef Bone Broth for Healthy Joints Provides Trace elements for a healthy mind and body

Bone broth is a good way to restock the body with trace elements that help prevent nutrient deficiency diseases. Our bodies store trace elements in our bones, and withdraws them as needed–even at the detriment of our bones.

Nutrient Deficiency Diseases

Scurvy, the old–sailors-disease, also known as Beriberi; Rickets-deformed bones, Goiters, Pellagra-referred to as “three D’s”-diarrhea, dermatitis, and dementia, and night vision problems, are all caused by nutrient deficiency.

This is a heritage recipe passed down from My wife’s mother–bless her ornery old carcass, “she done well.”

I always have some adult supervision—my wife looking over my shoulder. She raised a healthy family and a healthy old goat. Fifty 60-years of cooking and her Mother’s teachings are not to be overlooked


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Bones of Steel

Bones of steel

You can have Bones of Steel


I am not asking you to make sacrifices and to endure discomfort and suffering. Healthy eating is fun and does not cost as much as medicine—and pain.


It doesn’t matter where you are or what is your state-of-health—this moment is yours to launch your future. Your health, happiness and vitality can be influenced by the choices that you make in your diet—starting now—right now.


List of things to do for Bones of Steel


  • The doctor cannot give you strong bones—but the medicines can surely weaken your bones.
  • Strong bones are the result of an all-around healthy lifestyle.
  • Strong bones, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are your choice.
  • Nutrient-dense foods are your first defense against most of life’s aliments.
  • Brittle bones are quite often caused by modern medicines—maybe inappropriately used.
  • Fragile, brittle or weak bones can be caused by not getting the proper nutrients from your diet.


Nutrient dense foods


Nutrient dense foods will normally supply all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are necessary for your body to build and maintain healthy bones.


Organic vegetation that has been raised in good dirt is the best choice. They should be eaten raw when possible. If you can’t spare the time to chew, or if your teeth don’t like all that chewing, there is a wide array of vegetable cutters on the market. Many of these are on the market. (Please see my writing on salad cutters).


You can even juice the hapless little devils although I don’t like the thought. Your teeth, face, tongue and gums need the vigorous massaging of chewing rough vegetables.


Digestion begins in your mouth


Digestion begins in the mouth when the food is mixed with saliva. Also, The Cleveland Clinic Healthy Diet and Lifestyle cookbook says important combinations of phytonutrients takes place with the chewing.


I don’t like the word “salad” because people tend to think of a salad as Iceberg lettuce with a few pieces of tomato and perhaps an olive thrown in and some commercial dressing slathered on.


Dark green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, broccoli and cabbage are warehouses of the nutrients that you need.


Raw greens should be eaten with every meal. People who are concerned about the inappropriate mixing of foods don’t need to worry about greens. They digest easily, don’t cause blood sugar spikes and take hours to break down—you won’t be hungry for hours.


Don’t rely on dairy products—not even milk, vitamins, minerals, supplements or special formulas to get the nutrients to keep your bones healthy. Go to the source that has kept us healthy for eons of time.


Only you can build strong bones

Many years ago, at my daddy’s knee, I decided that I would take a spoonful of cod liver oil each morning on an empty stomach. Through the years I have taken many hard hits and my strong bones and cartilage have saved the day. My daddy learned from his old German father, who was the county health inspector.


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