Recipe for Rebuilding Joints

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.

Chicken Broth
What you’ll need:
Crockpot
– *Mason Jars (Large Glass Containers)
Turkey Baster

Recipe for rebuilding knee joints
Recipe for rebuilding knee joints

Ingredients:
– 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.

Bone broth to rebuild cartilage
Kitchen Scraps

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!

Directions:

  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
Cooking Crockpot
Cooking Crockpot

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…

First Day:

Bone Broth: First Batch
Bone Broth: First Batch

Second Day:

Bone Broth: Second Batch
Bone Broth: Second Batch

Third Day:

Bone Broth: Third Batch
Bone Broth: Third Batch

Fourth Day:

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Fifth Day:

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:

  1. The broth is really light. This means there isn’t as much nutritional benefit from the broth.
  2. 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!

Extra Credit!

Here’s what makes the bone broth taste like absolute heaven and give you even more great nutrition for your joints. 

Selena Naturally - Celtic Sea Salt
Selena Naturally – Celtic Sea Salt

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…

Bill Parravano (The Knee Pain Guru)

Bill Parravano is “The Knee Pain Guru” and has been called, “the best in the world at eliminating knee pain without drugs, shots or surgery.”

He brings over 26 years of martial art and bodywork experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.

Bill believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing, and 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…

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Anna
Anna
2 months ago

I’ve been suffering for sometime with knee pain. My leg is actually bowing out. I’m afraid to have knee surgery cause I’ve had a stent put in for blocked artery. I got my first cortisone shot 8 months ago and it was great. It must of worn out cause I’m in pain again. Bone specialist said I have bone on bone and arthritis in my knee. What do you recommend.

Mina Nodaros
Mina Nodaros
4 months ago

Hi Bill, Your article was very interesting. two weeks ago I missed last step rushing of course and fell hard on my knee. Well to my dismay i found out after mri, i have torn mcl, acl, menescus and a small fracture on knee! I never had any knee problems in my life and no osteoarthritis either. so this is so much for me. i am in my late 50’s. For now dr. wants me to heal the fracture and mcl, and then surgery for meniscus and acl. He will use a cadavor acl. In the meantime is drinking bone… Read more »

David
David
6 months ago

How will this work on the lower back?

Jean Vereb
Jean Vereb
11 months ago

Interesting read!

Peggy McLaurin
Peggy McLaurin
1 year ago

I will love to

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Hi Bill,

I have few broth questions.

1. I assume the key ingredients here are the bones and egg shells. The veggies are just to give it a bit better flavor, correct?

2. Is the crock pot really the best way? I mean, I’d like to do it faster. So would the results be comparable to do like several multi-hour sessions in a dutch oven in the stove or stove top?

Thanks,
Scott

Bill (The Knee Pain Guru)
Reply to  Scott

Scott
1.) There is nutrition in the veggies as well
2.) The crock pot is a low maintenance way and faster doesn’t always mean better. Try it and let me know…
Bill

Simone
1 year ago

Cooking at slower at low heat preserves more nutrients.

Bill (The Knee Pain Guru)
Reply to  Simone

Simone
That makes total sense…Thanks for your input!
Bill

Simone
11 months ago
Reply to  Scott

Scott and Bill,
I use an Instant pot on the slow cooker or crock pot setting for 20 hours because that’s the max setting at the end of 20 hours it keeps the stock warm until I can tend to it.
If you don’t have either pot, I suggest an oven on a low setting might work like a slow cooker but not as efficient.

Simone
11 months ago
Reply to  Scott

You can usually find crock pots at Thrift stores. I found a dehydrator at a thrift store that I use to dry onion skins, veggie peels and parsley stems, egg shells, collard and kale veins etc. and apple peels to use in stock later.

RJW
RJW
1 year ago

I have been using the broth–not even every day–but it seems to be helping! I don’t care if it’s placebo or what–I’m thrilled there is improvement. I know it could be more –I still have “bad days”, but some days I no longer notice pain–wow! So now I’m going to step up on more broth and watch your videos for tips. I get regular exercise but need guidance on what kind is best. Any advice gratefully accepted. Thank you!

Natasha
Natasha
1 year ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

I had torn meniscus surgery. Pain increased due to arthritis in both knees. Had 8 weeks of physical therapy, accupuncture, massage and even hijama. Both knees are pretty stiff. Looking forward for your advice.

Natasha
Natasha
11 months ago

Removed pieces of meniscus and smoothed arthritis as much as he could.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

About the bone broth, isn’t it vital to make certain the bones used are from free range and / or grass fed animals? I’m figuring, if not, you will be ingesting all sorts of hormones and artificialities….Thanks for reading!

Shobna Arumugham
Shobna Arumugham
1 year ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

Hi Bill,
I’m a vegan .
What would help to naturally rebuild my knee cartilage?
Appreciate your comments here

Regards
Shobn. A

RJW
RJW
1 year ago

Thank you, Bill–for this excellent, easy, cheap, drug-free way to heal joints. Excellent advice too–“healing is non-linear”–like a spiral or labyrinth journey back to wholeness–follow what nourishes you.. “pain doesn’t care what you think–feel your way to healing.” The body can heal–we do know what direction is towards healing if we allow ourselves to listen. We often mentally isolate our injuries from the rest of what our body needs. But the truth is we have to attend to our entire lifestyle because we are one being–not a series of parts to “maintain”. I want to heal my arthritis, and I… Read more »

RJW
RJW
1 year ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

Thank you so much for your help. I received a video from you and though I did not yet feel a difference, I believe with patience and determination and guidance from someone like you who has succeeded in healing knee joints—I will get better. The only question in the survey you sent that I was unsure how to answer was whether I limp when I walk–I have gotten very good at compensating for my stiff and hurting joints. I limp when I get up from sitting, but then resume an almost normal walk. However, if I try to walk fast… Read more »

RJW
RJW
1 year ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

Thank you–I will try and earn enough to afford this–but as of right now, I have zero extra money to give. I work very hard, but it is a challenge to support my 2 kids. My son needs dental care that I am trying to save for–our vehicle needs brakes–these are not optional things but necessities. I will watch any videos and try the broth. I also pray everyday–that is free and has been very helpful in keeping me going.

Wynetta
Wynetta
2 years ago

Hello, I just find out that I have no cartilage in my knee and the bones are just rubbing together…will this help restore it

Bill (The Knee Pain Guru)
Reply to  Wynetta

Wynetta
It may…Have you tried it yet?
Bill

Bill (The Knee Pain Guru)

Shirley I wrote this after reading your post. This should start pointing you in the right direction: Subject: Who’s your KNEE GURU? I just [LITERALLY] got this email in from Shirley about her knees… Hello, I’m 55 year’s old and I have recently have had a shot of I believe Cortisone put in my knee due to bone on bone, will that hurt me in the long run? Also should I take the medicine prescribed for swelling? Help! Here’s why so many people still have knee pain! They refuse to take responsibility for the situation with their knees! You’ve got… Read more »

Shirley Ann Celaya
Shirley Ann Celaya
2 years ago

Hello, I’m 55 year’s old and I have recently have had a shot of I believe Cortisone put in my knee due to bone on bone, will that hurt me in the long run? Will the broth still work? Also should I take the medicine prescribed for swelling? Help!

Robyn Quinn
Robyn Quinn
2 years ago

Has anyone tried this and gotten positive results?

Bill (The Knee Pain Guru)
Reply to  Robyn Quinn

Yes…Been doing this for years.

Have you tried it yet?

Bill

Simone
2 years ago

How important are the peppercorns?

Jan
Jan
2 years ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

Yes, it totally worked for me. I had been doing the broth for years (two years 5 days a week) pain went away and now I still drink it (and cook with it) occasionally for prevention. The pain started when I was 55, two years later gone and I am now 70.

Alisha Missen
Alisha Missen
2 years ago

Hi how long woukd one have to drink this?

Bill (The Knee Pain Guru)
Reply to  Alisha Missen

What’s going on with your knees?

Jane Lenser
Jane Lenser
2 years ago

Bill, What do you think of using an Instant-Pot pressure cooker. I was making bone broth on the stove, but now weekly make my broth in an Instant pot, using organic chicken bones and scraps. The result is a wonderfully gelatinous flavorful broth that I have been giving to my husband to heal his gut. I did not know it could be so helpful for my knees. It is not the dark color of your first or second day, more like the third day. What is your opinion. Do you think the broth made this way has the nutrients and… Read more »

Julia
Julia
3 years ago

What is in the vegetable scraps that help cartilage? Electricity extremely expensive here, so long hot cooking is a problem. I once saw that a little vinegar & also salt helps to extract the calcium from bones, but what about the gelatine? What do you think?

Debi
Debi
3 years ago

Recipe Question: Do you recommend any particular bones of the chicken/beef? Also, vegetable scraps of all kinds (onion/potato skins, tomato/pepper cores, etc).
And you keep the crockpot on HIGH for 4-5days 24/7?
Thank you, I look forward to your reply.

Bill
Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

Bill – I think she asked three questions….the first was which bones to use? I assume all and also the fat, gristle and tossed out cooked and uncooked meat? No pork? Fish? Shellfish? I’m not trying to be annoying, I’m curious on the answer as well. Also, I’d like to know what NOT to put into the soup from fruits & veggies that I do normally put into compost scraps pile Any fruits? Apple cores, banana peels,skins, melon skins & seeds, peach & cherry pits? What limitations on veggies? Avocado skins & pits, leafy salad stuff, mushrooms, seaweed and kimchee… Read more »

Gerald Wortham
Gerald Wortham
3 years ago

Hi my name is Gerald, I am 68 years old and I have bone on bone on both of my knee. The doctor said I need to have knee replacement,would your solution help me and how long would it take for me to get results.

Yolanda Owens
Yolanda Owens
3 years ago

I’m trying it for my dad👍

Brittany K
Brittany K
3 years ago

Hi! – My name is Brittany, and at 29 I’ve been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in both knees. A combination of 15 years of soccer playing and the past 4 years skiing (poorly) are likely contributors, along with a bad diet. Is it too late to turn this around? My knees ache constantly and crack and make loud noises when I walk stairs or squat. It’s pretty miserable, so I’m searching for natural ways to heal with nutrition. Thanks!!

Samantha Lindblad
Samantha Lindblad
1 year ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

I have a similar story, I played soccer for 18 years. I want to be able to squat and lift again. Will this help?

Yvonne Santana
Yvonne Santana
3 years ago

I am 51 yrs old. I have been bone on bone for more than 6 months now ,Due to lack of insurance . What can I do?

lisa
lisa
3 years ago

hi im 49 bone on bone and help will be good

Lynn Gavlock
Lynn Gavlock
3 years ago

I just gt home from the Doctors office…my left knee is bone on bone and the right is not far behind..I am only 44 an they do not want to do a knee replacement any time soon because of my age. They want to inject a lube into it….. Is the bone broth something you drink every day, forever? I already make it once in while for gut health but only use it occasionally…if it will help with my knees I will definitely use it more often.
Thanks.

robert
3 years ago

Bill, any remedies to re-grow foot pads on the ball of the foot?

Kathy Cummings
Kathy Cummings
3 years ago

I suddenly started having pain in my left knee a few weeks ago, so had x-rays and an MRI done Tuesday. I saw the results this morning. The doctor pointed out damage to the bone (what he called a pressure spot that could develop into a cyst or something worse), the meniscus is too thin, there is calcification of the MCL, and the tendon attached to the muscle responsible for straightening the leg is fraying, probably from rubbing against the calcified MCL. I understood the fraying tendon to be the worst part, because if it snaps, I will no longer… Read more »

Tanyakamon Pramualratana
Tanyakamon Pramualratana
3 years ago

Thank you Bill. I hadn’t checked on “the solutions” prior to this. I’m on a restricted budget now. But I must thank you especially for this chicken broth recipe and method.
Tanya

Tanyakamon Pramualratana
Tanyakamon Pramualratana
3 years ago

Hi Bill. I’m 65. Three years ago, I got an ACL ligament injury from intensive dance practice. Have been using wheel chair and crutches. Physical therapy for a year at a hospital but doctors said that I would never heal. Two more years at an integrative clinic getting prolo therapy. It got better but later got worse. I think it’s because I have fibromyalgia and hardly sleep, Something like 45 minutes of sleep altogether in June. I did the exercise in your Youtube clip and it felt more stable. How much do I have to pay for consultation? I can… Read more »

Tiffany
Tiffany
4 years ago

how to know when to stop drinking the broth?

karen Salt
karen Salt
2 years ago
Reply to  Tiffany

OK Broth questions! YAY! the bones..? not raw, correct? organic beef or poultry?, The egg shells should be washed before using the egg, so its clean when collecting them in the bag?

I get bone Broth from the health food store, is there anyway to make this broth using already made bone broth?

Lola
Lola
2 years ago
Reply to  KneePainGuru

She meant can she she use the store bought broth as a base for your broth. Replacing the water with it.

connie
connie
4 years ago

MONTHS AGO I LOST MY MOTHER DUE TO COMPLICATIONS TO HIP REPLACEMENT. MY OPINION
( SHE WAS NOT STRONG ENOUGH FOR THIS INVASIVE OPERATION. )

Now doctors want to start replacing my Dads knees. AFTER TWO FAILED BACK OPERATIONS.

privacy act is not right. I can not even protest the loss of life of my Mother. Now after my Dad.

thanks I CAN TRY AND TELL HIM THIS BROTH IDEA. IN LOVE WITH HIS DOCTORS.

connie
connie
3 years ago
Reply to  connie

Okay has been over night for his knee operation. In his 80’s. Doctors said his health was okay and able to proceed with the operation.
Have not heard a word.
In January when my mom passed from complications of hip replacement. She felt weak 3 days before her operation so they put her in the hospital to rest up for operation. After operation she died in hospital. Was that a good idea?
Thank you

linda shelansky
linda shelansky
4 years ago

I am 61 yrs old and just saw x-rays of bone on bone in each knee…arthritis and bone spurs…my quality of life I now diminished as I am pretty active…I sit at my job..overweight with thus crush on my joints and now no cartelidge left…will I be walking at 70?.. had both knees torn meniscus in 1990….what to do to get better besides,weight loss…will my bones chip away?