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I have written about broth / stock and its importance for gut health and healing many times on this site (check out all these posts). It's a base for all of my soup recipes (I've got a TON of delicious recipes here). And it's frankly one of my favorite superfoods…
So today, I want to talk to you about bone broth and why I think it is a lost art in today's culture. And then, I have a solution for you too, thanks to a fellow wellness advocate's hard work!
My favorite way to make bone broth is using an Instant Pot. You can learn more about the Instant Pot in my thorough review here or find them on Amazon if you are interesting in snagging one (sometimes they have some amazing deals!). Learn more about making bone broth in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker here.
Bone Broth for Healing
Bone broth has a long history in traditional medicine. Physicians as far back as the time of Hippocrates understood that bone broth was useful for healing the body, especially the gut.
While the importance of gut health seems to be a relatively “new” discovery in Western medicine, it is truly far from being “new”. What is currently happening is a rediscovery of how our gut health influences our overall health — past healers have known the importance of the gut in health for millennia.
A wide range of ailments can be attributed to poor gut health. I have an entire section of my site devoted to the subject for this reason. If you're looking for more in-depth articles on gut health, leaky gut, autoimmune disease, etc. check out my Health & Wellness library here.
Traditionally, it was not uncommon for homes to have a pot of soup simmering away on the stove. As the modern era arrived a pre-packaged food starting making its debut, homemade soups started fading away. Now it was easier to just go to the grocery store and pick up a can of soup.
But those canned soups are NOT healthy and frankly, I recommend steering clear of them (even the organic and “natural” ones). Making your own soup at home is much more nutrition, will save you a lot of money, and will help keep you healthier than any storebought product can.
A Need for Bone Broth Knowledge
The more I talk about bone broth (both here on this site and with people in person), the more I realize that many people have no idea how to make it. While homemade broth was a kitchen staple in generations past, it is no longer a skill that is taught in our kitchens. We have a new generation (a couple actually) who do not know how to cook, or even how to do the most basic of kitchen tasks.
This lack of generational knowledge truly sets our world up for failure, as these new generations are relying more on fast food and pre-packed food than ever before. Our health is quickly declining and this is the only time in history when parents are destined to out-live their children.
One of the most important foundational kitchen skills that someone needs is how to make bone broth. That is why my friend Craig Fear, NTP and author of the Fearless Eating website has created a brand new course to help people master all aspects of bone broth.
I have personally being going through his course and I have to say, I am blown away! Bone broth has always been a simple practice for me, but Craig has taken it to the next level with his How to Make Bone Broth 101 course. That is why I decided to work with him as one of my trusted affiliate partners. I truly believe his course is going to be SO helpful in bringing a long-lost education to the masses and helping them live a healthier life.
How to Make Bone Broth 101 Course
This course is a must-have for anyone who is new to the real food / traditional food style of eating. If you've never made your own broths, soups, etc., then Craig's program will teach you everything you need to know.
That said, if you're a bone broth master (like I consider myself), this course may still be a good fit for you. Like I mentioned above, I learned a ton from Craig's course. Here is a tiny sneak peek of the course and what he is providing you.
How to Make Bone Broth 101 Is For You If…
…you’ve heard a lot about bone broths lately and are curious but don’t know where to start.
How to Make Bone Broth 101 will get you started very quickly and easily.
…you’re a little freaked out about making bone broths!
How to make Bone Broth 101 will help you overcome any fears and hesitations.
…you want to learn the basics.
How to Make Bone Broth 101 is not for chefs! It’s for home cooks who want some simple instructions and guidelines to feel confident making bone broths at home.
…you’re on a digestive healing protocol that involves making lots of bone broth.
Maybe you’re on the GAPS diet or some version of the Paleo diet. How to Make Bone Broth 101 will get you up to speed very quickly for making truly healing broths.
…you want to feed yourself and/or your family better quality food.
How to Make Bone Broth 101 will show you how to make incredibly nutrient-dense bone broths in the traditional manner.
…you want to save money on your food bill.
Who doesn’t?! Homemade bone broths are one of the most economical (and often free!) foods you can make.
…you don’t want to spend a lot of time learning how to make them.
In five short videos, you’ll be VERY clear on what to do for the rest of your life. It’s not rocket science!
…you don’t want to pay a lot of money for an online course.
What Does the Class Cover?
I was literally blown away when I logged into the course for the first time. I expected there to be a video or two on bone broth basics, but I had no idea that he would be providing so many detailed videos and written content covering every aspect of bone broth!
Here's what the class features:
- Simple instructional videos for how to make the five most basic homemade broths – chicken, beef, fish, pork and a leftovers bone broth.
- Clear explanations and visuals of the different types of bones to use for each of the broths and where to find them.
- An easily memorized and easily repeatable five-step process to make bone broths.
- An overview of the kitchen equipment you’ll need (which is minimal!).
- How to safely store bone broths.
- Fifteen bonus soup recipes (three for each of the five broths) so you can start using your bone broths right away.
- Printable handouts for easy reference.
- A private Facebook community forum to connect with others, ask questions, share tips and recipes and get support.
- Lifetime access to the course.
More Bone Broth Recipes
Once you've mastered the art of making bone broth (and trust me, it's not hard! After Craig's course, you will be a master!), you're going to need some more recipes to get going.
I've got you covered with a TON of delicious real food soup and stew recipes (almost all are gluten and dairy free)here: Soup & Stew Recipes Using Bone Broth.
Since not everyone loves soup and stew as much as I do, here are 40+ recipes that use bone broth and NONE of them are soup!