The Natural Remedy to Boost Your Bones

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Hot flashes, sleepless nights, irritability, tender breasts…aren’t these symptoms women often experience when they reach their 40s and 50s enough to worry about?

I think so!

However, bone loss is a concern for all women, so why not try a secret ingredient that can help you put that concern to rest? 

 

When we reach the splendid age of 40 plus, many of us think about unwanted weight gain, hot flashes, fatigue, loss of sex drive, and headache.

Did I forget to mention those mood swings?

While all of these obvious symptoms may be going on, there are more nefarious things happening in your body, and one of them is bone loss and an increased risk of osteoporosis.  

The first thing most people think of when they want to improve their bone health is calcium, a mineral that is absolutely critical for bone strength and integrity.

But there’s yet another substance you need to consider, and it’s often left out of the conversation: collagen.

Collagen is like glue—in fact, it comes from a Greek word “kolla” that means glue. It is a critical protein that is the main building block of bones, tendons, muscles, skin, and ligaments.

Collagen is the glue that holds all of these components together. 

But here’s the thing: women lose a lot of collagen when they are 40-plus. The dramatic decline in estrogen and progesterone results in a 30 percent drop in collagen, which means all of the body parts that depend on it suddenly need some help.

It shows externally as sagging skin, wrinkles, thinning hair, dull complexion, and age spots. Internally, the sudden lower levels of hormones and collagen affect your bones and tissues.

Estrogen also has a role in controlling inflammation. Once its levels go down, inflammation can damage the collagen cells in your body.

That’s why I’m a big fan of taking collagen once we reach our 40s and beyond. My number one turn-to for collagen is homemade bone broth. Yes, you can take a collagen supplement, and there are many on the market.

But there is something special about making your own bone broth: it’s a true self-love, self-care action that I highly recommend! It’s an easy, delicious, and effective way to help restore collagen in your body.

I have it every day.

Won’t you try it too?

Here’s my favorite recipe.

Let me know what you think!

Bone Broth 

10 servings

  • Bones from a whole chicken (about 3 lbs)
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 3 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 10 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs dried rosemary
  • Enough water to cover the chicken by 4 inches
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Place the chicken bones in a 12-quart stock pot and cover with water. Add the vegetables, herbs, and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a low boil, reduce the heat, and simmer partially covered for 5 hours. Strain and store the broth in the refrigerator. You can use the vegetables and herbs you strain out in soup—simply puree!

If you choose to take a collagen supplement—and you can still include bone broth in your daily routine—choose one that contains hydrolyzed collagen peptides, which are easily absorbed by the body. Also look for a supplement that contains antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.

Here’s to your bone health!