One of the cellulite treatments I’ve been focusing on even during my semi-furlough from the investigation is bone broth. (Don’t worry, I’ll be back full time after the wedding at the latest!)
I’ve been consuming bone broth off and on for a few years now, but since I returned to Florida I’m able to order it from a great local farm. This bone broth is a thick gel, unlike the stuff I made myself, and I never experience the strong detox reactions I did previously.
One of our fellow cellulite investigators might have figured out why.
I was never very good at getting my bone broth to thicken. I’m sure I wasn’t adding the right bones or cooking it right. When I drank too much of it, I could feel a distinct aching in my bones and joints (especially my hands and feet), accompanied by fatigue and bloating. It really felt like the broth was displacing fluoride from my bones as I theorized it would.
The bone broth I buy from the farm is thick as jello. I never feel achy or lethargic after drinking it. I haven’t pushed it by drinking it every day without breaks in between. I do sometimes develop small breakouts on my neck afterwards, but I think that is a result of the iodine from the sea vegetables I put in it.
After reading about my experience with bone broth and flouroderma, a fellow cellulite investigator sent a link to Patty’s blog about the GAPS diet, Loving Our Guts. In the article, Patty explains the difference between meat broth and bone broth.
Bone broth is where you simmer the bones for a long time to make a mineral-rich broth. Meat broth is cooked for shorter periods of time using both bones and meat. I was using the recipe for bone broth in Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook. I bet the stock from the farm is meat broth.
Meat broth contains more gelatin which is healing to the gut (and, as the theory goes, cellulite?). As Patty explains,
Bone broth has a lot of minerals and is a good replacement for milk in the diet for someone concerned about lack of calcium on a dairy free diet. The longer cooking times can break down some of the gelatin and so this broth can be less healing to the gut than the meat broth but the increased minerals from the longer cooking times are also very valuable… Many also find that bone broth brings on more die off than meat broth and so must be increased gradually as it is tolerated.
A big thank you to Guggie for sharing this valuable piece of the puzzle!
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