Posted on: March 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm
Last updated: September 22, 2017 at 1:51 pm

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By now many of you are reading my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin and have discovered the wonderful world of healing foods! One of my favorite healing foods is bone broth. Believe the hype about this delicious stuff. Try this nutritious broth as a snack anytime to heal your gut, your joints, your skin, and so on.

Editor’s note: the following content is from The Hearty Soul. 

Bone Broth

Bone broth is incredibly healthy for many different aspects of your body. By boiling down the bones, skin, cartilage, tendons and ligaments of an animal you create a gelatin-rich liquid that provides all of the necessary amino acids needed to make collagen, which is the building blocks of our bone. Bone broth provides many vitamins and enzymes which help keep the body strong and fortified.


Bone Broth Benefits

Bone broth is also great for easing acid reflux. Unlike Tums, which can actually make the problem worse, bone broths aid in digestion and provide your body the minerals it needs to function properly, including producing enough stomach acid.

Furthermore, there is evidence that certain types of bone broth, such as that made from the bones of chickens, can help bolster the immune system. According to a study published by the medical journal Chest in 2000 “chicken soup may contain a number of substances with beneficial medicinal activity.” Researchers found that people who consumed chicken bone broth experienced a reduction in inflammation that helped reduce symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.

Another use of bone broth is as a recovery drink for sports and other physically demanding activities. Many experts and dietitians believe that bone broth can effectively replace electrolytes after intense exercise, which aids in post-workout recovery.

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Sip and Serve Thai Coconut Bone Broth Recipe

From Dr. Hyman

bone broth recipe, bone broth benefits, heartburn relief

Serves: 1

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 7 ounces of Kettle & Fire. Grass-fed Beef Bone Broth
  • pinch of dried cumin
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of freshly ground white pepper
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • a pinch of dried hot Thai chilies, or to taste
  • pinch of dried lemongrass
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of dried ginger
  • pinch of dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons toasted, unsweetened shredded coconut, ground


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on medium-high heat for 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Pour into your favorite mug or bowl and enjoy!
Nutritional analysis of 1 Serving of Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (without shredded coconut)

Calories 40 • Fat 1 g • Fiber 1 g • Protein 6 g • Carbohydrate 5 g • Sodium 280 mg



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Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare. Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field.

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