Turn Kitchen Compost into Bone Broth for Rebuilding Joints

bone broth rebuild joints

This is an excerpt from a blog our very own Bill Parravano wrote for his Knee Pain Guru business several years ago! To read the full blog, click here.

The Perfect Recipe For Rebuilding Knee Joints, hip joints, shoulder joints and more

It is widely known and accepted as truth that the joint cannot heal once arthritis, joint degeneration or bone on bone has been diagnosed in the knee or other joints. There are a series of steps we are taking everyday that gives us the end result of the joint wearing away.

If we begin to look at the body as a system, then is arthritis, joint degeneration and bone on bone really the “obvious” inevitable outcome?

Bone broth is a way to regularly and abundantly giving the body (our system) the resources it needs in the form of nutrition that it didn’t have before.

Do you think there might be a different outcome in how your joints both feel and move?

Here’s a recipe that I believe can provide the body with the resources it needs in the form of nutrition that is the perfect recipe for rebuilding joints.
Chicken Bone Broth

– Scraps from the kitchen
1 Tablespoon of peppercorns
2 Bay Leaves
**Fresh Clean Water

*I prefer glass containers as plastic ones will leach chemicals into the broth. Larger the better as long as they fit in your refrigerator

**There are lots of reasons to go with fresh clean water coming out of the ground but I’ll leave that out for now. Try to stay away from water that contains fluoride and chlorine in it.

Step 1: Collect Kitchen Scraps

I discovered several years ago there was lots of nutrition I normally throw away in the garbage or the compost pile. Many of these items I was throwing out could have been used to help heal my body and feel better.

What to collect:
  • Egg Shells
  • Chicken or Beef Bones
  • Vegetable Scraps (from onions, broccoli, potatoes)

I keep a 1 Gallon plastic bag in the freezer that I fill with these items collected when I cook and prepare meals. I throw them in the plastic bag and put them in the freezer to sit until the bag is completely filled or when I’m ready to make more bone broth.

Using a crock pot allows me to set the bone broth to cook so I can “forget” and go about my day without having to keep an eye on it all day.

When the bag is filled, I’m ready to make some bone broth!

  1. I’ll dump the contents of the bag from the freezer into the crock pot and then fill it with water.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns and the 2 bay leaves.
  3. Fill the crock pot to the rim with fresh water and set the crock pot to cook on high

Every 24 hours I drain off all the broth and refill the crock pot with water to sit and cook for another 24 hours.

Because the crock pot is filled with lots of “stuff.” I found it challenging to ladle off the bone broth without fighting the contents of the crockpot ending up in the ladle. I also found because the crockpot it so hot and holds heat so well, it was difficult to get the broth out.

I settled on using a turkey baster and even though it may take a bit to get the broth out of the crock pot. It was infinitely easier to deal with the turkey baster than running the risk of burning myself pouring the mixture and filtering it through a funnel.

The first few days the broth will be a dark rich color and will get lighter as you siphon off each batch of broth until all the nutrition has been boiled into the liquid. I’ve heard you can keep repeating this process for up to a week however I usually stop after 4 days. The broth looks too much like water and the bones will crumble underneath finger tip pressure.

I’ve gotten pictures of each batch so you get an idea of what I’m talking about and what to look for…

You can see the each day the broth gets a little lighter and slightly more cloudy as all of the nutrition is pulled out of the kitchen scraps and into the water. This liquid is the awesome stuff that is going to give your body what it needs to help heal your joints.

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