The follow-up book to the hugely best-selling Nourishing Traditions, which has sold over 500,000 copies, this time focusing on the immense health benefits of bone broth by the founder of the popular Weston A Price Foundation.
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
Nourishing Traditions examines where the modern food industry has hurt our nutrition and health through over-processed foods and fears of animal fats. Nourishing Broth will continue the look at the culinary practices of our ancestors, and it will explain the immense health benefits of homemade bone broth due to the gelatin and collagen that is present in real bone broth (vs. broth made from powders).
Nourishing Broth will explore the science behind broth's unique combination of amino acids, minerals, and cartilage compounds. Some of the benefits of such broth are: quick recovery from illness and surgery, the healing of pain and inflammation, increased energy from better digestion, lessening of allergies, recovery from Crohn's disease, and a lessening of eating disorders because the fully balanced nutritional program lessens the cravings which make most diets fail. Diseases that bone broth can help heal are: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis, Infectious Disease, digestive disorders, even Cancer, and it can help our skin and bones stay young.
In addition, the audiobook will serve as a handbook for various techniques for making broths - from simple chicken broth to rich, clear consommé, to shrimp-shell stock. A variety of interesting stock-based recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from throughout the world will complete the collection and help everyone get more nutrition in their diet.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2014 Sally Fallon Morell, Kaayla T. Daniel (P)2014 Hachette Audio
First off, I wanted to correct the review that said the audio download did not include the recipes. The PDF is available in one's Audible library, and it was very easy to download and read (and print if one wanted). I read it, and it was all fine - though I probably will just continue using the broth and soup recipes I've already been using and those available in my cookbooks and online.
First off, this isn't rocket science, and what science there is is not definitive - in my non-professional opinion. Hard core believers or deniers may disagree, but I am comfortable thinking that the scientific studies sited are mostly old, and we don't have a chance to check the methodology. The pharmaceutical industry is looking elsewhere and there isn't much money behind the 'bone broth lobby'. I think that eating traditional foods and a variety of foods is valuable, so I don't demand nutritional science back up every food choice. I listened to the book because I already think broth is a good traditional food, and one I would like a bit more motivation to incorporate it in my diet more regularly.
I read/listen to many audio books, since I am at home, usually without anyone else, doing fairly menial labor for most of the day. If I was a very busy person, who had very limited time, I would probably have skipped this book. As it is, I'm glad I listened, but I suspect that a very busy person could probably get as much information as they needed by checking the Weston A. Price Foundation website or many of the websites devoted to "nourishing" and "traditional" foods, the GAPS diet, paleo diets, etc.
I am in my late fifties now, and noticing the way older women often retreat into the background in larger society - men no longer notice us and we aren't seen on television shows as leading (or even 'sidekick' characters), or experts, or news reporters, etc. [Admittedly, I don't watch much TV, so maybe I'm missing a whole genre on some channel.] But I realized that I really didn't much like listening to the narrator, and that part of my resistance was that she sounded like an old woman - sorry, I know, it's not fair, and as I say, I'm one myself! This was not a professional narrator. She did fine, but it wasn't a very luxurious listen.
So, I'm glad I listened. It was not a 'fun' listen, but it was moderately interesting, and given the amount of time I have to listen to audiobooks and my interest in traditional, slow foods, I am glad to have heard the material.
This is a great book. It is a treasure trove of great information to help your overall health as well as heal from sickness. About a year ago I started making bone broth to help heal Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, an upper GI digestive disorder. I attributed bone broth to my rapid healing and was just looking for more tasty recipes when I found this book. It is by far the most comprehensive explanation as to why bone broth is so healthful that I have ever come across. It wasn't out when I started my path down the bone broth road and I am unbelievably happy it is now!!! You will probably want the kindle or physical book for reference after listening to it though. There is just so much great information!
The Audible AudioBook does not contain the pdfs referenced throughout the audiobook. As a result, there are no recipes. I'll have to either buy a hardcopy of the book or a Kindle version to be able to access the recipes.
I wasn't fond of the non-energetic tone. At times my mind would wander....kind of like it does when my mother-in-law drones on and on.....
I would recommend the book highly if the recipes were included. It is very interesting material and, I believe, a way to cure some of the health problems many of us experience today.
Haven't reviewed the pdf yet. I enjoyed the health information based on the scientific research even if none of it was recent. I definitely feel motivated to drink more broth and to try fish broth now. The speaker has a slightly annoying accent and she does sound like she is reading without always comprehending but she was one of the authors and I like that.
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