How to Make Collagen Bone Broth

Collagen rich icky chicken parts

This is a recipe for insanely simple broth that I make one or two times per week. Bone broth contains the building blocks of connective tissue which needs to be strong if we are to prevent stretch marks, wrinkles, cellulite, dull hair, bad knees,  back pain…

Bone Broth is amazing!

Really, it does all that stuff. It’s a shame that Americans have taken to throwing out the bones (and collagen rich skin) and dully feasting on the dry ol’ chicken breast. Maybe, just maybe that’s why cellulite, wrinkles, and stretch marks plague the majority of American women these days. Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that, but the lack of collagen in the diet certainly plays a role.

If you’d like to read more about what the proline and the glycine and the gelatin all do for our bodies check out some articles the Weston Price Foundation has posted about bone broth.

Simple recipe for chicken bone broth:
1 or 2 lbs of chicken thighs
3 or 4 chicken feet
Couple chicken necks
Handful of chicken livers
Kelp powder (this is how I get my iodine)
Tbsp sea salt
Tbsp vinegar (Important! The acid pulls the minerals from the bones)
Herbs of your liking

Soup’s on!

You can (and should) add collards, spinach, or chard for more minerals. I like to add about 5 carrots but you can add pretty much any veggie you’ve got on hand to a soup  (except onions – ick). Cover the crock pot with water and cook on low for the day.

I buy free range chicken from my local health food store or farmers market but for the chicken parts such as gizzards, chicken feet, chicken backs and necks, and livers I stock up at US Wellness. Whole Foods doesn’t sell free range chicken to my knowledge, just organic chicken. Whatever good that is, I don’t know – no pesticides but still no sunshine, no worms, no grass, but lots of vegetarian feed! Oh right, that’s not what chickens are supposed to eat

Enjoy your new look with chicken broth! Here’s to your health!