Dr. Kim Carlucci
Hi! I practice as a chiropractor in Montclair, NJ since 1997! Before that I was a Cancer research scientist for New England Deaconess Hospital. I have trained in functional medicine and sports chiropractic. I have a mission to help people IGNITE their true healing potential. We were born equipped with everything we need to stay healthy. Are you having a health crisis? Hit me up. I am sure I can help.
I made a Beautiful bone broth today, well really yesterday, because it actually took 20 to 24 hours. I ordered beautiful grass fed oxtails from Beaver Brook Ranch in Blairstown. They were really nice and big and meaty.
I’m a huge advocate of bone broth, from healthy animals, because it provides all the minerals from the bones, the immunoglobulins from the bone marrow, and collagen from the tendons and it is super good for gut health which we do a ton of an our office these days.
It took 20 hours because first you “Blanche” the bones. I’m definitely not a chef so if one of you is please tell me what the real word is. I put the cast iron on high and I place the oxtail on the hot cast-iron for about three minutes on each side. Then I place it in a slow cooker with water filled up to almost full for the next 20 hours. After about 20 hours of simmering, I add celery, carrots and onion and I let it cook for another couple of hours. Then I remove the carrots celery and onion, I remove the bones, and I add any kind of seasoning that I want. I like Italian seasonings and a little red pepper.
If someone is really ill and you’re trying to fatten them up I like to leave the fat on. You won’t see this fat until the whole soup cools down and the fat will be on the top layer. However, like I said if someone is nutrient deficient or elderly and you’re trying to keep weight on them, or somebody with a bad cough, because the fat will actually help to break mucus, then I give it to them just like that. However typically I like to separate it into serving sizes and place in the refrigerator, and then I scrape the top layer of fat off and what you’ll see left is all the gelatin like substance inside that is excellent for your joints and tendons.
To reheat bone broth you just place it in a pot on your stove and you could either drink it like that warm like a cup of tea, or use it as stock for soup. No need to buy collagen and no need to buy joint supplements. I am a chiropractor and we do sell all kinds of supplements in the office and online but there is nothing superior then homemade nutrition.
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