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VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 5 Homemade Bone Broth

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– You wanna get a good source of bones and that is grass fed beef bones. And grass fed because the grass fed beef contains a lot of omega-3s. So we’re looking for omega-3s in our diet which is anti inflammatory fats versus the omega-6s. Omega-6s are very important in our diet but there’s sort of a preponderance of omega-6s and so we’re getting too many omega-6s. And that leads us down an inflammatory pathway. So that means more joint pain, more inflammation in the body, and that’s something we want to balance out and avoid the sort of imbalance of omega-6s to omega-3s. So find grass fed beef and get grass fed beef bones. Now grass fed beef has a little bit different flavor than corn fed or soy fed or zorgon fed beef. It’s a little bit more I would say gamey.

– It’s a little more lean.

– It tastes a little bit more like cow. And it’s not so inflammatory for you so try and stick with grass fed. We have a couple of companies here in the valley that have grass fed beef and you can find those. Natural Grocers I think has a good selection. The Medford Food Co-op, the Ashland Food Co-op, and sometimes you’ll find some at Shop’n Kart in Ashland.

– And find your local farmers too.

– Absolutely support the local guys.

– I mean shake the hand that feeds you is what I like to say.

– Please. So find the local farmers. And here’s an important thing. Is that if you make your own bone broth which I would highly recommend because it’s really the most cost effective and best way to do it. What ever recipe you use you wanna add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to it. Because what you have an opportunity with when you’re making bone broth is to get a lot of minerals out of those bones. But the way that you’re gonna do that is through apple cider vinegar. It’s the vinegar that can actually pull the minerals out of the bones into the bone broth and that’s gonna be a way that you can actually maximize the nutritional value of the bone broth that you’re making. So my favorite recipe and it’s super simple is I take about a pound and a half of grass fed beef bones. I like beef bone broth.

– Okay.

– That’s my personal favorite. I like chicken too. But I’m more of a beef bone broth person. So I take a pound and a half of grass fed beef bones with the marrow. And I add a gallon of water to that. And then I put two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two teaspoons of real salt in there. And then I take an entire bulb of garlic and I crush it because I wanna activate the allicin in the garlic by crushing it and then I add that. And it’s all in a crock pot and I let that cook for 24 hours. Add a little more water then I might let it go another 24 hours. I like to really cook mine. 24 hours is adequate 48 just takes it to the next level.

– You know adding water to the bone broth it’s important to have a clean water source. So if your municipal water source is high in chlorine you can actually cook that down and concentrate the chlorine. So you know use a clean water source. If you can get you know Mount Shasta water or a filtered water that has no chlorine in it it’s gonna be the best. And it’s actually gonna taste better for you.

– Yes.

– It’s gonna be better for you it’s gonna taste better. So use a clean water source. And you know my bone broth recipe is sort of similar to yours. And I like to put in lots of garlic. And if you’re coming off a fast or you’re looking to heal your gut and you’re sensitive to some things. You know you can just be as simple as bones, salt, and water. Right? And a little bit of apple cider vinegar. You can avoid putting in the garlic and the onions and the celery and things like that. But my favorite way to break a fast is actually with bone broth. It’s super good, it’s super healing for the gut.

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VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 4 Bone Broth Brands

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– If you don’t wanna make your own, and I guess that is most cost-effective, to make your own, it costs me like about eight bucks to make a gallon, or you can buy some, you know, like 9 bucks for 24 ounces.

– That’s your call.

– Yup.

– But it’s important that you get a good brand. Now, I’ve talked with people and they say, hey, you know there’s this brand and it’s on the self. It’s in a box. And it’s self stable, what about that? And I say, no, do not use the bone broth’s that are in shelf stable containers that aren’t refrigerated. That’s not the kind of bone broth you wanna get. If you’re gonna buy bone broth, you either wanna buy it where it’s frozen or in the refrigerated section. And I have three brands that I tend to recommend to people. There the ones that I have found to be the cleanest. They’re organic, and that would be Kettle & Fire, is a great one. EPIC is another one. And then the last one is Boneafide. Those are the three. So, Boneadfide you’ll find in bags in the freezer section. The EPIC, and the Kettle & Fire… The EPIC is in glass jars. You’ll usually find that in the refrigerated section. And then, Kettle & Fire does come in a jar as well. Now, there is a another thing that people could do as it comes to mind, is there’s another brand called Ancient Nutrition. And what they’ve done is they’ve created a bone broth protein powder, where they’ve actually taken the broth and they’ve dehydrated it. And turned it into a powder. And so you can add that to smoothies, or you can add hot water to that and just drink it. So, that’s adequate also. And that might be like, something to take on the go. If you’re travelling, you can have the powder with you. I’ll stick it in like, a backpacking trip.

– Backpacking trip, would be a great example of that. Camping, backpacking, you know, traveling across the country. A lot of people that are following specific diets or want to eat healthily, they complain that traveling through airports or going through the middle section of the country, it’s really hard to find good, clean food. So, this is a great way to actually take something with you. And you know, air travel you have to take something in powder. You can’t bring liquids through, so, what a great solution.

– Absolutely. You know, there’s one last thing I wanna mention when it comes to bone broth. And that’s if the idea of drinking a cup of bone broth is not appetizing to you, then bone broth is a fantastic base for soups. And here we are, we’re in the winter. And it’s cold. And what better time to make soup, than right now? So, make some bone broth. And have that as the base of your soup, and you will have an incredibly nourishing soup.

– Awesome. That sounds delicious.

-It does. Doesn’t it?

– Yup!

– Makes me want to go, to make some.

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VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– Bone broth, not only is it rich in different animo acids but it’s also really rich in something called glycosaminoglycans. We call them GAGs, and these are things like chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine.

– Right.

– Which glucosamine is more in shellfish it’s not really in bone broth but these are nutrients that go in and actually can help build up the cushioning agents of the joints like the synovial fluid. Also in that category would be things like hyaluronic acid and that’s really essential for the skin as well as the joints, particularly the synovial fluid that cushioning agent in the joints. So when you’re drinking bone broth you’re getting these glycosaminoglycans that are going to nourish the joints and help with any kind of maybe stiffness or popping and cracking that you might have in the joints.

– Reducing inflammation and supplying the base components for building new materials. So if your joints are deteriorating because there’s a loss of cartilage or you have a torn ligament or a tendon or some chronic inflammation in that tissue, it’s good to have something like bone broth first to heal the gut, but also to supply those base building materials that your body uses to make new tissues with. It’s important to have those. You know, it’s also good to have bone broth because it contains a lot of minerals but it contains fats and it has the GAGs and that’s really helpful for adrenal glands. So adrenal glands have a lot to do with controlling inflammation in the body and if you have joint issues you might want to take a look at adrenal fatigue and you want to look at bowel permeability or leaky gut. Bone broth is a quick way to address a lot of things at one time. And you said skin which is great. Joints, skin, immune system. What else we have on that list?

– Well, joints skin, liver function, liver detoxification, kidney health, I mean, the list kind of goes on.

– It’s sort of amazing.

– It is think about if you’re making bone broth, one of the things that you’re going to get is the bone marrow, and bone marrow is incredibly nutritious. When I was back in college, my college days, I took the most fascinating class I ever took was nutritional anthropology where we got to trace the evolution of the human diet which was my first real eye opener.

– That’s cool.

– Yeah, that made me go Paleo before there was Paleo and so you know our ancestors, before we were really able to hunt we were scavengers, and there’s a lot of evidence that we would crack open old bones to get the marrow out because the marrow is so nutritious.

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VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 2 Joint Health

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– I do a lot of sport’s medicine in my practice, a lot of injection therapy using Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma, and people always ask, “What is it that I can do at home to help with this process?” And one of the things that I recommend is actually bone broth. And the reason that I recommend bone broth is that it supports collagen repair. Right, so we look at the components of bone broth. Not only does it have the glutamic, the Glutamine, but it also contains collagen and it contains amino acids, and it contains minerals. And so when I’m looking to compliment the therapies that I utilize, bone broth is one of those things that is easy to recommend.

– It seems like bone broth is really fantastic for bone and joint health. So if people have joint issues, and I would imagine with the Prolotherapy a lot of times you’re probably addressing some joint issues there.

– Yes.

– From those that might be weekend warriors or people who just have some bad joints.

– Or history of you know being, I have people that come in and say I used to be a dancer, or I’m down hill skier, or I do a lot of hiking. And my joints just start holding up and they’ve taken so much abuse over time. There’s a couple of things going on there. One is that the joints are probably deteriorating. But a lot of us just have horrible diets and horrible guts. And if you have a horrible gut, leaky gut or valve, or permeable valve, then you probably have an immune response, which is leading to inflamation of the body.

– Right.

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VIDEO: The Benefits of Bone Broth, Part 1 The Immune System

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Benefits of Bone Broth

– Bone broth, there’s some ancient wisdom in bone broth.

– Okay.

– ’cause this has been around a long time. Bone broth, you would think bone broth is just hitting our consciousness now because it’s just getting popular. The reality is, is that bone broth has been used for thousands of years by a variety of cultures. And the most famous example of bone broth is really chicken soup stories, right? Like chicken noodle soup.

– Yeah, you get sick, what does Grandma make for you? Chicken noodle soup.

– Chicken noodle soup. And does that benefit the immune system? Somehow we all feel better when we drink chicken noodle soup. Yeah, why does everybody recommend chicken noodle soup when you get sick?

– It’s interesting.

– Isn’t it?

– But if we want to talk about some of the benefits of bone broth, is that one of the things it does, is it helps support immune function.

– Right.

– And it prevents the migration of immune cells. So, that’s a good thing.

– So, it actually helps you feel better.

– It actually helps you feel better.

– Biochemically, physically, anatomically, all that, right?

– The whole shabang.

– It’s not just because it tastes good.

– Right.

– But I’m sure that has something to do with it as well, right?

– I think so because when something is flavorful, and it nourishes our senses, and we’re built up by our senses, so nourishing our senses is really important and so if something tastes good, and feels good, that sends us a positive signal in our being and the immune system will respond to that. Our whole being will respond to that. So, we’ll feel better from it.

– There’s something to be said about the smell of when it’s cooking too, right? So, we talked about digestion and now there are several phases to digestion and one of them is the brain is sensing something cooking. So, there’s a lot to be said about that and relaxing the vagus nerve and so the immune systems responds to several different things going on at the same time. One of the great things about bone broth and the immune system, is that it sort of starts healing the gut.

– Yes.

– Right?

– Yes.

– And as you eat, if you guys have been tuning in every Wednesday, you know we’re all about the gut and we’re all about, I mean we’re talked about digestive bitters and how it affects the gut and how it affects the immune system. Well, bone broth is sort of the same thing, where it starts affecting the gut and the immune system resides in the gut. It’s constantly monitoring what’s coming in to your body from the outside world. So, it has that effect on the immune system through the intestines, right?

– Absolutely. And one of the benefits, the other benefits with the gut and is that it can heal, it can help heal the lining of the gut because bone broth happens to be rich in an amino acid called glutamine. And glutamine is necessary to maintain a healthy intestinal lining. And people who have leaky gut or intestinal permeability issues, glutamine is a key amino acid to begin healing that lining. And bone broth is rich in that amino acid. So, a cup or two or three of bone broth a day can be very healing to a gut lining.

– I think there have been books written about bone broth.

– There have.

– And the healing qualities, right? And there’s even, you can look at–

– There’s the bone broth diet even.

– Yeah, the bone broth diet or you can look at the gut and psychology syndrome diet. And look at all of the healing qualities that bone broth comes along with, that is has, but healing the gut probably one of the primary, I would say, one of the best functions of bone broth is that it has that effect on the gut.

– Yes.

– Right?

– Absolutely.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 4 Tibetan Bowls

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– I took some courses in learning how to use sound therapy with the Tibetan bowls. And it was taught by a Tibetan monk. He comes here to Ashland, I took the course in Ashland. The bowl that I use is made out of nine different kinds of metal. It’s all handmade by the Tibetan monks. And you just hit it and the sound, if you put it on the body, goes all the way to the back, if you put it on the abdomen and things. And you can do different healings with sound.

– And I got to experience the bowl.

– Did you really?

– Yeah, it was wonderful. So, she put it on my abdomen, and then tapped the bowl, and the sound literally travels through your body. You can feel the vibrations, it was very nice.

– Yeah, I use it on people if they’ve had back problems and things like that. It just depends on what else you do with them. I don’t use the bowl on everybody, but if they wanna try it, I do, I like to gong it.

– That is awesome, that was so good.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 3 Biomat

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Can you tell us what the biomat is?

– The biomat is full of amethyst crystals. It heats up, it has negative and positive ions, it’s developed, the technology was developed by NASA. And then the biomat is used in Japan, they use it for their cancer patients. They have it actually on their beds in the hospital which we don’t do yet. But it helps you to balance and you can turn the heat up or you can turn it down but it helps you to detox.

– So it’s a detoxification?

– It does and it helps to circulate. You can see the pictures of people who have been on the biomat before and after and the circulation in their legs or the chest, it’s remarkable the difference.

– It improves circulation.

– And helps you to detox.

– Helps you to detoxify, okay.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 2 Reflexology

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Reflexology is just touching the pressure points. Each foot, there’s seven thousand nerve endings in your feet. And whatever’s on the left side goes all the way to the head. And whatever’s on the right side goes all the way to the head. So you can touch different parts in there and you could feel if they have a stroke it’s the top of the toes. You know, if you want to use somethin’ to stimulate their head or somethin’ that’s where you would do it. Or you can see if something’s out of balance like the pituitary gland, that’s right in the middle of the toe, the big toe. So you could feel one side, and if it’s sore on that side you know there’s something going on but you can send energy and you can balance the right to the left and that’s what I do. If I feel the energy is weak in one place I will balance it with the other side.

– So the nerve endings come into the feet and then each nerve ending, depending on where it is in the foot, is a pressure point that is connected to a specific organ in the body, or gland in the body. And so by stimulating that nerve ending that will send messages from the nerve back up to that particular organ.

– Yeah, right.

– And you can effect change through the feet.

– Through the feet, yeah.

– And to have your foot rubbed or your feet rubbed is just amazing.

– That’s like the side benefit.

– Right, that’s like the side benefit. So you can tell if someone’s small intestine is dysfunctional, whether their adrenal glands are depleted.

– Yeah you can feel it, and then you can also do it on the body. ‘Cause the kidneys are back here, and the adrenal glands are here, so sometimes if I think someone’s adrenals are bad, I can put my hand under their back and stimulate that. I send energy in.

– When you say you can feel it in somebody’s foot, what do you exactly feel?

– If something’s out of balance I can tell if it’s weak, it just feels like there’s something there. But what I really look for and feel in the feet is it feels like little grit. It’s like little sand grit. So if I’m going down, like say this part of the foot is for the lungs, then if you come down and you feel like there’s something there you can stimulate that in the lung area. And then if I feel something that really needs sometimes I use my Tibetan bowl.

– Ah, so then you’ll bring out your Tibetan bowls.

– Because you can do healing with sound.

– So you incorporate a lot of things into the session that you provide. So is there any contraindication for reflexology? Is there like a perfect patient, or a patient that may not be a candidate?

– Or even a point that might be contraindicative for people?

– No, you can do pretty much anything. I do ask people if they’re on blood thinners. ‘Cause then I don’t press as hard. I just want to make sure I don’t… But if they have anything like a DBT I probably wouldn’t work on them. You know, something that I know–

– DBT meaning a clot in the leg, right?

– Clot in their legs. And they might not know it. So if I could feel–

– And with your nursing background you probably–

– I know the symptoms.

– key onto those red flags, right? Which is just amazing that you have that background.

– Yeah ’cause you could assess somebody, I look at their breathing, if I think they’re having apnea, I will time itand tell them they need to go and have someone look at them because sometimes people aren’t aware that they actually have apnea, and you can tell by the color of them, and looking at them and things, and you just kind of see where things are if they’re having some health problems.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Can you tell us a little bit about what Healing Touch is?

– Healing Touch was taught by nurses who had their PhD’s and who were instructors. And it’s just learning how to work with the energy and bring the energy out. You clear the chakras, the energy centers, but you just bring that out so they can do their own healing. It’s just a touch thing. You don’t have to put your hands on them, you can do it off the body. But you can transmit it. And you just concentrate on what you’re doing. Energy goes where the thought goes.

– Right, right.

– And so if you want someone to feel comfortable all you have to do is just touch a couple places and bring the energy up and then they can relax. They know the difference. I don’t know what it is with patients some things, when you touch, if you really care about someone, then just the touch of the warmth of your hand or the hug. A lot of people don’t do that.

– Right.

– Uh huh.

– Going into the hospital, it’s kind of a very sterile environment, it’s a scary place, especially if you have a terminal illness.

– Yeah. If you’re really sick.

– It’s gotta be. And to have someone like yourself to come in and to really make that connection with somebody, wow, that’s super powerful!

– You transmit energy. I think it’s almost like transmitting love.

– Hmm.

– People know when you care about them.

– Yes.

– And I think that was the difference because some nurses would have clients, patients there, and sometimes they wanted you to come in there and just pray with them. I had this one patient, we usually follow the patient each night. If she was part of your team, you followed her. Because you manage her care. Even though in the hospital. ‘Cause the nurses in the hospital there at Hopkins, you’re trained, you are their spokeperson. If someone was in pain, even with a morphine drips, you could come in there and do some of this touch healing. That’s what, it was taught by nurses for people in the medical field. You could help them relax and they would be able to sleep.

– So how long have you been doing Healing Touch for?

– For 30 years.

– For 30 years?

– Yeah.

– Wow.

– For 30 years!

– Thirty years a practitioner.

– So if you want an experienced practitioner in the realm of Healing Touch, Pat Dykes would be a wonderful person.

– Sounds like it, yeah right.

– Come see her.

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VIDEO: Guided Self Inquiry, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Guided Self Inquiry

– In the Guided Self Inquiry, you know I am using, you know clinical hypnotherapy tools at times. Sometimes using breathing exercises, just simple skills of self-awareness can all be, can all be brought to play. And again, getting back to the essential of having a quiet mind and an open heart. We’re creating this field. You know, this field of integrity this field of trust, of safety where we can trust in this process. And I, ultimately I trust that Ron has all of the resources he needs for whatever healing, for whatever understanding that he needs. It’s not about me

– Mm-hm.

– And he’s gonna be shining the light of his own awareness inward and I don’t necessarily even know, need to know what the results are.