My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Bone Broth

Dr. Al Danenberg Nutritional Periodontist
September 6, 2014 [printfriendly]




evolution rBone broth has been called the miracle drink. It is loaded with healing nutrients – some of which you only can get from homemade bone broth. Be sure to use only grass-fed/grass-finished beef bones and/or pastured chicken or pork bones and/or venison bones (ideally marrow, oxtail, knuckles, and feet bones). Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion
  • Inhibits infection caused by cold and flu viruses
  • Fights inflammation
  • Promotes strong, healthy bones
  • Promotes healthy hair and nail growth



  • 6-quart Slow Cooker (or Instant Pot pressure cooker)
  • 2-4 lbs bones
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar (helps leach the minerals from the bones)
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Roughly chop the vegetables
  2. Place all the vegetables (except parsley) and bones in slow cooker (or Instant Pot pressure cooker)
  3. Add apple cider vinegar
  4. Cover with water
  5. Cook at low temperature for 24-36 hours (cook at low temperature for 2 hours in Instant Pot pressure cooker)
  6. 10 minutes before completion, add parsley (If using Instant Pot, add parsley for 10 minutes after 2 hours of cooking)
  7. Let cool down and strain to collect all the liquid; throw away the solid stuff
  8. Salt and pepper to taste


Portion out and use it as a drink or use it in recipes. You also can freeze some for later use in a Mason jar (leave air space for expansion or the glass could crack) or ice-cube trays. When you reheat the bone broth, only do it in a saucepan (not in the microwave). There may be a chance that the microwave could damage the amino acids, but it may be inconsequential.

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