The Perfect Recipe For Rebuilding Knee Joints
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. 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?
What if we started 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 knees 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.
*I prefer glass containers as plastic ones will leach chemicals into the broth. Larger the better as long as they fit in your refrigerator
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 broth.
Using a crock pot allows me to set the 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 broth!
- I’ll dump the contents of the bag from the freezer into the crock pot and then fill it with water.
- Add in 1 tablespoon of black peppercorns and the 2 bay leaves.
- 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 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.
I stop making broth when two things happen:
- The broth is really light. This means there isn’t as much nutritional benefit from the broth.
- The bones and eggs shells crumble pretty easily. Bones are made up of calcium and collagen. Calcium gives the bone strength while collagen gives the bones flexibility. The process of making the broth is drawing the collagen out of the bones and egg shells making it available for your body to utilize for rebuilding your joints.
When you have arthritis, torn cartilage and meniscus, joint degeneration, bone on bone. This is what I’d include in my diet everyday!
Here’s what makes the bone broth taste like absolute heaven and give you even more great nutrition for your joints.
I tear the seaweed sheets up into small pieces and throw them in the broth when it’s hot. Then I put in approximately a 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of Selena Naturally – Celtic Sea Salt per quart of broth…
Drink while hot/warm and enjoy!
While going through this process I’ll use the broth to drink straight from the crock pot. If there is any left over, I’ll store it in the fridge to use for soups and stews. Depending on what’s going on with your knees you’ll have to tinker and experiment with how much bone broth will work for you.
Good luck and let me know how it’s going below!
If going through all this process to help hydrate your joints seems like too much trouble then you’ll want to check out my simple recipe on “The Original Gatorade.”
About the Author:
Bill Parravano is “The Knee Pain Guru” and “The Best in the World at Eliminating Knee Pain without Drugs, Shots or Surgery.”
He has over 26 years of martial art and body work experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.
Bill’s believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing and the bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know the body is capable of. Coupled with comfort this combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a physical life fully mobile and self expressed.
“You can’t think your way out of pain. Pain is not rational and doesn’t care what you think. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than you are.”
His unique ability of identifying the blocks that keep people stuck in pain and skillfully removing them allows for lasting change and a new reality for his clients…