Beef Stock as a Cellulite Treatment: Testing Continues

In the past few months, I’ve been testing my theory that homemade beef broth is an effective treatment for cellulite.  I also believe it contains important nutrients that help detoxify fluoride from the body.  I’ve been drinking beef or lamb stock every day for breakfast.

For the first few weeks, I experienced pronounced detox symptoms such as headaches, aching bones/joints, and fatigue.  I haven’t consumed the stock on a daily basis in the last three weeks and these symptoms have subsided.

A Snag in My Beef Stock Experiment

My local Whole Foods hasn’t had the organic grass-fed soup bones in stock for several weeks and I ran out of the packages I was storing in my freezer.  They also aren’t selling the locally-raised lamb neck bones, either.

For the last batch of stock, I used “mostly” grass-fed bones from a high-end butcher shop in my neighborhood.  They assured me the animals were raised without hormones or antibiotics.  They lived on pasture until being grain-finished to improve the taste.

Surprisingly, this was the the first batch of stock I made that actually gelled.  I wonder what that says about the bones I used for previous batches.  The stock looked amazing and tasted incredible, but my skin broke out after the first two days.  This is an indication that the bones contained fluoride.  It wasn’t the small detox breakouts I noticed from previous batches, but the deep cystic acne I used to get after ingesting fluoride (i.e. fluoroderma).

Where to Buy Organic Bones for Homemade Stock

Perhaps it’s a good thing my previous source of soup bones is no longer available because it provided the motivation I needed to submit my first order to U.S. Wellness Meats.

U.S. Wellness is a family-owned business based in Missouri.  They sell grass-fed meats and other quality products sourced from family farms around the world.  I’ve known about this company for awhile but I put off ordering from them because I assumed it wouldn’t be cost effective to order meat products in the mail.  But shipping is free and they only charge $7.50 for handling per order.

Here are the products I chose for my first delivery:

1. Lamb and beef marrow bones.  These bones aren’t certified organic, but they explain in their FAQ section that this is because there is no longer a state-run organic certification program.  I am curious to see if these bones contain fluoride or not.  They were all out of knuckle bones or I would have ordered them, too.

2.  Liverwurst.  I’ve been looking for an easy way to get more organ meats into my diet.  This liverwurst contains beef, beef liver, beef heart, and beef kidneys.

3.  Beef Pemmican.  These are supposed to be great snacks and I’m curious what they taste like.  The high CLA content is good for the cellulite.

4.  Lamb Oysters! A concentrated source of hyaluronidase.  Can’t wait to tell you how this kitchen experiment goes…

*This post is part of Fight Back Friday hosted at Food Renegade and Works for Me Wednesday hosted at We Are THAT Family.

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Elizabeth Walling says:
5/13/2011

Let me know how the liverwurst tastes! I’ve been looking for a way to sneak more liver into our diet, but I admit that it’s not at all an easy task.

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Sure thing, Elizabeth. I’m really curious, too.

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Soli @ I Believe In Butter says:
5/18/2011

I was eating their liverwurst and raw braunschwager regularly before I took myself off grains earlier this year. I’m still not the biggest fan of the taste of liver but I did look forward to the sandwiches. They’re great with butter and some good cheese.

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Erica says:
5/13/2011

Hi Melissa,

How many lbs of bones do you use to make a gallon of stock?

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It depends, Erica. The liquid evaporates as the stock is cooking (not so much if you are using a crock pot, but you can still reduce it on the stove afterward to take up less space). Sally Fallon recommends using 4lbs of marrow bones with a calves foot and3 pounds of meaty rib or neck bones in a large pot full of water and veggies.

I never use nearly that much, which perhaps is why my stock often doesn’t gel. But it is still a dark, rich stock and tastes delicious. There is no hard and fast rule so I recommend starting out with whatever you have and seeing how it tastes. Have fun!

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Bethany says:
5/13/2011

I never thought of US Wellness Meats for bones before. I’m going to see what you find as far as the fluoride goes. I do like their liverwurst and the pemmican. I was hoping my toddler would eat the pemmican, but no such luck!

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I’m glad to here you like the pemmican. I read the comments on their site about it and a lot of people said it was an acquired taste. I hear the same thing about liver, but I’m still waiting to “acquire” that one!

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Leah @ The Frugal Twosome says:
5/13/2011

U. S. Wellness Meats looks to be a fantastic company. I have spent many months trying to find truly pastured meats with varying success (beef is almost always available here in California, but chickens and pork are harder to pin down). I love the variety and free shipping. Thanks for the tip!

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I hope you like their products, Lee. Let us know what you think if you get a chance to test them out. Thanks!

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Sally says:
5/14/2011

I have also wanted to buy from US Wellness Meats, but haven’t yet. I’d like to hear how the lierworst is, too. We don’t consume any organ meats right now, but I’d like to add them to our diet. I used to eat liverworst as a child and remembere liking it.

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I’m on it! The liverwurst report will be forthcoming. 🙂

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Bethany says:
5/14/2011

Hi again! Do you know anything about fish stock for fluoride detox? It is my favorite of the stocks and I was thinking fluoride in the bones wouldn’t be an issue. I can’t believe the energy and general sense of well-being I have when I drink fish stock in the morning for breakfast.

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Bethany says:
5/14/2011

Oh, wait! I just read your entry about the shrimp stock. So you are still on hold with the seafood stock until you learn more about iodine and fluoride detox?

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Yes, but I want to try shrimp stock again at some point. I realized that I put some sea vegetables in the stock and that could have been why I broke out. They are high in iodine.

Fish bones are often high in fluoride, but it seems this fluoride is not from pollution or pesticides but naturally occurring in salt water. I am wondering if it would cause a reaction. I am going to pick up some sardines tomorrow and do a little experiment. I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out. Thanks for your question, Bethany!

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Just so you all know, I received my order a few days ago and the liverwurst is almost gone already. I like.

A full report on my U.S. Wellness experience is in the works…

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