“Wherever I go, I’m asked, ‘How do you stay so healthy and young?’ Or I’m complimented on how beautiful my skin, hair, and nails look. I always say that the key is positive thoughts and healthy food. For many years, the staple of my diet has been bone broth. My doctors keep pointing out that my blood tests and other health-test results are better than people half my age. I tell them, ‘I’m a big, strong, healthy girl!’ Then I talk about bone broth. I want everyone to know about it because I believe it is an integral part of my health, energy, and vitality.”
~ Louise Hay
I’ve always believed that good health is a product of three things:
These three simple principles are timeless. They are ancient, and yet they continue to have a starring role in the modern world. Because these three principles are the foundation of health—no matter what new trend or fad comes along—they continue to bring us “back to the basics.”
To me, bone broth is like that. It’s simple, it’s timeless, and it’s where we can go when we want to get back to the basics. Bone broth is easier to make than you might think, and it has healing properties that go deeper than we can imagine. Bones represent the structure of the Universe. When we feel we know the truth, we feel it deep in our bones. Bone broth is grounding and nourishing. And while all of this sounds wonderful, we also have science to show us the benefits that our bodies can feel with each sip.
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Continue your journey of health with an exclusive eBook of practical, playful, and delicious recipes to improve digestion, energy, and mood. In this eBook you will find an additional 25 gut-healing bone broth recipes for elixirs, cocktails, main dishes, breads, desserts, and even a beauty remedy written with love by Louise and Heather.
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Why Bone Broth?
You’ll also get entertaining stories along the way that remind you to add joy back onto your plate and into your life. Plus, you’ll find out how Louise not only starts her day with bone broth, but uses it as an ingredient in many of her meals as well—discovering why it is one of her secrets to vibrant wellness and longevity.
There are four key reasons to consume bone broth:
When a forgotten, time-honored traditional food is rediscovered for its health and beauty benefits, we all pay attention. In this one-of-a-kind culinary adventure, Louise and Heather (co-authors of Loving Yourself to Great Health) join together to explore a fresh and fun take on the art of cooking with bone broth, as well as the science behind its impressive curative applications.
You will learn:
Louise and Heather break down the specifics on:
“Bone broth has been one of the secrets to my health and vitality for years.”
Here is what Louise’s daily meals look like:
After I’ve had my water, I get a hot-water bottle and my mug of bone broth, and I settle into my bed all nice and comfy with the hot-water bottle on my tummy. I sip my bone broth and do my meditation and affirmations.
The rest of my meals are based on two things: (1) What my inner ding feels is right for my body that day, and (2) what’s in the kitchen.
Before breakfast. The first thing I do is drink 32 ounces of water. Doing this feels so good as I wake up to start my day.
Breakfast may be one of the following:
Lunch and dinner are often similar in nature. I keep it simple because I like simple meals such as the following:
Desserts and snacks.
I don’t eat many desserts, except for the ones that Heather and I make, because I know those are full of good ingredients.
Recipes for Vitality
Have you been hearing a lot about fermented foods, probiotics, and gut-healthy recipes lately? You may also be surprised to know that you can ferment, and even combine probiotics with the gut-healing properties of bone broth, and you have a recipe for happiness inside. Try this delicious Probiotic Tonic Recipe for a healthier gut.
Most people, when they think of using bone broth, think of it in terms of a traditional staple in cooking soups. But, you may be surprised at the number of other types of recipes you can use bone broth in, including things like cocktails, desserts, health tonics, and even skin care! Here are just a few of the not-so-traditional ways you can use bone broth to add a dose of nourishment into every aspect of your health and beauty regimen.
5-Minute Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream
When you need ice cream in a rush and don’t have an ice-cream maker, this is the perfect recipe! It’s simple, delicious, and can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
3 bananas (frozen)
1 Tbsp. powdered unflavored beef gelatin (dissolved in 2 Tbsp. hot water)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Medjool dates, pitted ¼ tsp. sea salt
Put all ingredients in your blender or food processor with the S-blade, and blend until mushy and fully mixed.
Serve immediately on its own, or with pie, cake, or fresh berries.
Probiotic Tonic Recipe
Preparation time: 3–5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
½ cup bone broth
½ cup liquid probiotics: unflavored kefir, unflavored kombucha, or fermented vegetable juice
1 tsp. miso paste
Heat broth until just warm.
Remove from heat and whisk in miso paste.
Add liquid probiotic and stir briefly. Be sure not to add probiotics to hot liquid, as that will kill the beneficial bacteria.
One of the key reasons that bone broth benefits the body is its abundance of bioavailable collagen. This is the health and beauty star that makes bone broth a unique healing food. Take 20-30 minutes out of your day to pamper yourself with a collagen-rich, gelatin hair treatment for soft, shiny, manageable hair. It will nourish your hair with protein-rich, moisturizing ingredients.
While you are waiting for your hair mask to set, take a load off and enjoy a bone broth cocktail. Use a neutral bone broth or stock, or slightly flavored lamb broth for this “finisher.” The broth and sea salt really adds a nourishing, grounding feel to this drink.
Bone Broth Scotch
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
½ cup neutral broth or stock
¼ cup (2 oz.) Scotch
Dash of sea salt for balance and extra minerals
Take your broth out of the refrigerator and allow to sit on the countertop to become more liquid. If it’s really gelled, heat on the lowest temperature in a saucepan, then cool to room temperature. If you want to make this a hot toddy, heat it up and then remove from heat to cool down a bit. Pour the bone broth and Scotch into a glass, and mix together with a dash of sea salt. Serve warm, at room temperature, or on ice.
So Shiny Beautiful Hair Mask
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 application
½ cup water
1 Tbsp. unflavored powdered beef gelatin
1 egg yolk
Optional: coconut oil for the ends of your hair
Heat the water until hot; add the gelatin and mix thoroughly. Allow to cool. When the mixture has reached room temperature, add the egg yolk and mix thoroughly. Apply mask to your hair without rubbing into your scalp. Leave your ends free of the mask and put coconut oil on them, if you desire, as it is very moisturizing.
If you like, you can put a shower cap over your hair to let everything set. Leave the mask on your hair for 20–30 minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water, and then shampoo as usual.
Alternative for removing hair-product buildup:
If you want to remove product buildup in your hair, replace the egg yolk with 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar, and mix everything together thoroughly.
by Ariane Resnick, The Bone Broth Miracle
So Much More than Soup
Bone broth is an unsurpassed source of flavor that could never be reproduced from a can. Its tastiness and health benefits can lull us back into that full-on sensory experience that we lost when processed foods and convenience gained the upper hand in our stressed-out, busy modern lives. Bone broth can satisfy our deep need for nourishment and reconnect us to those warm, safe kitchens of our memories.
We taste this broth and can feel a primal connection to our ancestors and how they prepared food. We are reminded that food is so much more than a way to satisfy hunger. Food is medicine. Food is connection. Food is love. If we’re willing to pay attention, this is what we feel while savoring bone broth.
At its essence, bone broth is simply bones and water, simmered for between 1½ and 48 hours. To some, it’s just “soup,” but it’s really so much more than that. Most broth today is being offered up by farm-to-table chefs, nose-to-tail butchers, organic farmers, and dedicated health enthusiasts—those who have rediscovered the healing benefits of this once-forgotten, humble liquid.
A Meditation from Louise
My kitchen is a place of joy, adventure, and creativity. In my kitchen, I see all the ways that I can nourish myself. As I step into my kitchen, I create peacefulness in my mind, and my body reflects this peacefulness as perfect health. I am open to experimenting with new foods and new approaches, listening to my inner wisdom for what works for me. My food preparation is my presence practice and my mindfulness meditation. Every moment presents a wonderful new opportunity to become more of who I am.
Bone broth and whole foods are not a one-time magic pill. They are a daily practice, like meditation and affirmations. Here is a meditation that you can do anytime you want to remind yourself that you are worth the time it takes to nourish yourself. Put one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly; take three deep, slow breaths; and say these words:
I am unfolding in fulfilling ways.
Only good can come to me.
I now express health, happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind.
I am worth the time it takes to nourish myself, from planning to shopping to preparing and enjoying food.
I am willing to release old, negative beliefs that kept me from taking time for myself. They are only thoughts that stand in my way. My new thoughts are positive and fulfilling. I now find ways to love nourishing and caring for myself. I am learning to feel comfortable with my culinary skills. I am in charge. I am safe, and I am free.
My body is always working toward optimal health. My body wants to be whole and
healthy. I cooperate and become healthy, whole, and complete. I am love, and I nourish myself with love. I allow the love from my own heart to wash through me, cleansing and healing every part of my body. I know I am worth healing.
I share this love with all who enter my home and sit at my table.
I greet the new with open arms.
I trust life to be wonderful!
And so it is.
Listen to Heather Dane on Hay House Radio in 2016!
Join 21st Century Medicine Woman and Health Coach, Heather Dane, as she explores holistic health through the eyes of her Native American lineage and her background in nutrition and nutrigenomics (nutrition as applied to genetic symptoms). Discover new ways to empower your own health through natural medicine with plants, herbs, spices and whole food, in addition to healing unfulfilled desires of the soul. Learn why genetics are 5% of your health and what you consume is 95% of your health.
As the official personal health coach to world renowned alternative health pioneer Louise Hay, Heather has joined forces with her to bring the most cutting edge wisdom including a culmination of Hay’s lifetime of work in their two books, Loving Yourself to Great Health and The Bone Broth Secret. These books reveal how making loving choices about the food you eat and the thoughts you think can deeply nourish your body and soul. Tune in for guest experts and call in to get your most pressing health and lifestyle questions answered.
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