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ThomasJoel2
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maposch33;50690 wrote: ThomasJoel2,

Is organic bone broth something you can buy?

Or do you make it? Can I boil a whole organic chicken in water with meat and skin?

Or do you just use bones?

Thank you

I haven’t tried store-bought broth, but from everything I’ve read homemade broth is the way to go.

I haven’t tried the chicken boiling method either, but here’s an article on that if you want to go that route:
http://wholenaturallife.com/2012/01/31/gaps-for-beginners-series-bone-broth/

Personally, I use organic beef bones that I get from the butcher at my local Whole Foods. Sometimes Whole Foods has them right with the frozen chicken and other meats, but usually not. I have an ongoing setup with the butcher where every couple of weeks I go and pick up 10-20 lbs of bones. You could also try looking around for an organic farmer and getting bones from them.

To actually make the broth, assuming you just want to do the bare minimum (what I do), you put your bones in a large pot, fill the pot with water, and then add a little vinegar to draw out minerals from the bones. I use Bragg’s unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (with the mother) for this. You let this sit for 20-30 minutes before bringing the broth to a boil. After reaching a boil you reduce the broth to a simmer and let sit for around 48 hours. After the 48 hours you’ll probably want to remove the fat off the top. The fat will harden on top when cooled so it’s pretty easy to remove.

Here’s a good article I found that you can refer to as well:
http://wellnessmama.com/5888/how-to-make-bone-broth-tutorial/

Also, I will second what tude said regarding tracking body temperature to monitor your thyroid status. Dr. Rind believes that you can monitor both your adrenal/thyroid by tracking your daily temperature. Here’s his website which you may find useful:
http://www.drrind.com/therapies/metabolic-temperature-graph