by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© December 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
NOTE: This article supercedes and updates other advice and warnings on this website about the dangers of bone broth.
Bone broth is an excellent source of minerals. The only problem is that it can contain too much lead to be considered a healthy food for a nutritional balancing program.
At this time, (December 2017) we only recommend beef bone broth – about 1 cup twice a week. Ideally, use bones from meat that has been raised naturally – organic or free-range beef. This appears to be safe.
The best method is to make it yourself. Add some water to some beef bones, preferably from natural, range-fed beef cows.
Cooking procedure. Two methods are:
1. Pressure cook the bone broth for about 30 minutes.
2. Regular cooking. Bring it to a boil and then simmer it for 3-4 hours. Only cook it for 3-4 hours. Do not cook it overnight, as many people recommend. This is too much.
You can also buy beef bone broth ready made, although it is often overcooked.