The Benefits of Bone Broth

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been sick…Like REALLY sick.

But here I am today, partly in thanks to a simple, cheap health health hack, and all it takes is patience.

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Started as a sore throat, then add a cough, to phlegmy cough, to wanting to DIE!!! About a week in, we of course had company, which a can’t deny no matter how sick I am, because I love them, but obviously kept my distance. We had A whole roasted chicken, and Smoked Ribs for dinner, which meant, LOTS OF BONES! LOL

Of course, in typical Jeff fashion, he just wants everything clean, like NOW, but his brother pretty much MADE him get out the stock pot and recycle those flavor filled bones.

Next thing you know, with beer in hand, they’re digging through the spice cabinet, smelling all the spices, figuring out what would add the best flavor. This is after the salt,pepper, onion and fresh ginger. Kinda cute to watch actually. ♥

Anyway, the point of this blog/article, is to share:

  1. How DELICIOUS bone broth can be
  2. How many amazing benefits it has for you health
  3. How much better it made me feel and I should have thought of it sooner
  4. My reminder to myself, to start adding it more frequently to my diet!

So what is it?

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Bone broth is made using the bones and cartilage from meat, often chicken or beef.

The bones and cartilage are simmered on a stovetop or crockpot, resulting in a liquid broth that can be used for soups, added to other meals or just sipped warm from a coffee cup (my favorite way)

Bones are actually densely loaded with a variety of minerals, as well as gelatin and collagen, which is why bone broth can have many health benefits.

Bone broth is actually loaded with minerals, as well as some vitamins. Bone broth contains a very high amount of magnesium. It is also a good source of iron, selenium, copper, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

Bone broth also contains several amino acids that our bodies do not produce them when we are under stress, meaning that we need to get these amino acids through our food. Bone broth contains four amino acids—arginine, glycine, glutamine and proline—that are needed for immune function, gut function, cognitive ability, and body detox.

So what is bone broth good for?

1. Heal Leaky Gut
For people with leaky gut and other digestive disorders, drinking one cup of bone broth each day can actually help completely treat their condition in some cases. The gelatin in bone broth is effective at repairing holes in your gut that lead to diarrhea, food intolerances, constipation, and bloating.

2. Boost Immune Function
Bone broth can help prevent a wide range of health problems, by improving immune function. This is due to its dense concentration of minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients.

3. Fight off Colds and Viruses
There’s a reason you have chicken soup when you’re sick. Studies have found that bone broth is effective in reducing the symptoms of the common cold. Bone broth helps clear your sinuses and respiratory passages. It also provides you with easy-to-digest nutrition. (Maybe this is why, once the broth was made, I went from wanting to DIE for a week and a half, to feeling 60% better within a couple of days 😉

4. Eliminate Joint Pain
For years, people have used glucosamine supplements to ease joint pain. Bone broth contains glucosamine, which means that it can also be effective in reducing joint pain. Bone broth can also help strengthen bone and prevent osteoporosis.

5. Improve Sleep
Bone broth contains glycine, which has many health benefits. In fact, studies have found that glycine can improve sleep quality, as well as improve memory. Taking bone broth can allow for more refreshing sleep and better cognitive function.

6. Look Young
Bone broth is loaded with collagen, which provides many bone broth skin benefits. Collagen is essential for skin health and keeps us looking young. Many skin products use collagen, but drinking bone broth can give you an added effect, helping your skin look firm, radiant, and young.

7. Hydrate Your Body
Since it’s loaded with minerals and electrolytes, bone broth can actually hydrate your body better than water. Since dehydration is common for women who are pregnant, there are a lot of bone broth benefits for pregnancy. Bone broth can also help athletes rehydrate their bodies.

How to Make Bone Broth and Bone Stock

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Not only is bone broth good for you, but it’s also very easy to make, Time consuming, but easy, lol.  You can make bone broth with meat bones, water. For added flavor, add in seasoning/spices, salt/pepper, fresh ginger, onion, etc, whatever you like the taste of.

Best time to do it? Obviously after you cook a turkey, whole chicken, or meat with bones!

To make your bone broth, place meat bones into a Crock-Pot or a slow cooker, then fill it up with water.

TIP: Before cooking, add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This helps draw out nutrients from the bone during the cooking process.

When you start cooking your bone broth, bring it to a boil, and then reduce it to a simmer. It should simmer on low heat for at least six hours, but you can cook bone broth for 24 hours (for chicken) to 48 hours (for beef).

When you are done cooking the bone broth, there will likely be a layer of fat on top. It’s best if you leave the fat there until you are ready to use the bone broth, as the fat preserves the broth.

That’s about it! Pure deliciousness, that’s time consuming, but easy, and SO worth it!

Today I’m feeling like a million bucks, FULL of energy and healthy, and I can’t help but wish we hadn’t had our visitors a week earlier, lol

Until Next time,

Steph

 

How tummy issues are hurting your well being

Leaky Gut: What is it?

An unhealthy gut lining may have large cracks or holes, allowing partially digested food, toxins, and bugs to penetrate the tissues beneath it. This may trigger inflammation and changes in the gut flora (normal bacteria) that could lead to problems within the digestive tract and beyond

Causes:

Years of emotional stress,

Poor Food Choices (Low Fiber and High in Sugar)

Antibiotics for infections and those that are in the food we eat,

Physical Stress from the environment (Pollution, harsh cleaning products, etc)

Poor sleep habits and so much more, contribute to leaky gut.

10 signs you have a leaky gut:

  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating.
  • Nutritional deficiencies.
  • Poor immune system.
  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss.
  • Excessive fatigue.
  • Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea.
  • Cravings for sugar or carbs.
  • Arthritis or joint pain.

Aging:

As we get older (it’s considered over friggin over 35!! I’m officially OLD ) we naturally produce less stomach acid which makes it harder for us to break down the food we eat. This in turn makes it harder for us to absorb the nutrients from the already nutrient deficient food we eat. This all makes maintaining our health more difficult without some sort of intervention.

How IsaBiome Works:

The IsaBiome Daily Digestive Health System targets the gut microbiome, the community of microbes that play a role in digestion, immune support, metabolism, weight management, and brain health.

Since most microbes live in the gut and a person’s diet is the most important factor for gut microbe.

IsaBiome supplements were designed based on consumption of a conventional or vegetarian diet, not on age or gender, as is the case for many probiotics and digestive enzymes.

In addition, because microbial diversity is important to gut health, IsaBiome supplements contain a variety of friendly microbes and digestive enzymes:

  • IsaBiome Probiotics features 10 clinically tested strains of friendly microbes in the vegetarian formula and 11 strains in the conventional formula. Both formulas feature 25 billion CFUs, or colony-forming units, a measure of the amount of friendly microbes in the formula. Probiotics are important because they provide immune support and help restore optimal balance and microbial diversity in the gut so people can achieve better overall health.†
  • IsaBiome Digestive Enzymes features a blend of 13 enzymes for the vegetarian formula and 15 enzymes for the conventional formula. Digestive enzymes are important because they provide immediate assistance to help break down food, support gut comfort, ease occasional gas and bloating, and improve digestion

These are two PRIME solutions if you are having any of the issues above! Taken on a daily basis they will be relieving your symptoms in no time!

The Best Part!!?

They are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than Bio-Optimizers that I used to recommend, and they are in my personal opinion, even BETTER quality.

The Bad News?

They aren’t yet available for my wonderful Canadians, but approval is in the works!…I’m ordering them and having them delivered to a US destination. I promise, I’ll be sending an update as soon as they are available!!! 🙂

For all my American Friends,  can order yours HERE

If you’re interested in our FULL 30 day Program for Gut Health, head HERE

I addition to Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, there are other natural solutions that can help such as:

  • Sticking to alkaline foods to create a healthy cellular pH (definitely no processed foods)
  • Consume Probiotic Rich Foods (kefir, probiotic yogurt, sauerkraut etc)
  • Go Gluten-Free
  • Avoid Inflammatory Foods
  • limit Alcohol Consumption

If you want to learn what to do, WITHOUT following this crazy Celery Juicing Fad,

Why not join our FREE LOVE YOUR GUT 30 day Challenge Group

There is no purchase necessary to join in on this group.

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I’m looking forward to seeing you inside this awesome Facebook group where we will be giving all sorts of natural ways to heal your gut!!

See you there!

Steph

I have a few more spots!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had the space for new clients, but I’ve finally dug out some extra time in my schedule to work with more of YOU!
I have THREE more spots for online training, starting in October and I can’t wait to help a few more women realize you don’t have to give up EVERYTHING for the body you want!
Do you LOVE working out, staying active, pretty much everyday, but get frustrated because NOTHING changes with your physique…..well, you more than likely need a few tweaks in the kitchen, because you know,

“you can NEVER out train a bad diet right”?

But does that scare the crap out of you because you feel like you have to be that person that says NO to every treat and every outing that may include alcohol. That you have to skip the birthday desserts and holiday foods? That you will have to treat a potential missed workout as a life and death situation, and live out of tupperware?

That was me for a long time, and YES, I got amazing results.
However, I sure had to trade in everyday foods that made me happy.
I had approx 1-5 drinks/year for as long as I could remember
I traded 30-40 % of my daily energy for restriction
I traded space in my head to dream with the stresses I was putting on myself physically.
Surprisingly enough, I traded self confidence for uncertainty and the captivity of comparison even though I looked the BEST I had ever looked.
TRUST ME, there’s NOTHING WORSE, than achieving EVERYTHING you dreamed esthetically, and finding you are the most unhappy you’ve ever been.
It was when I let go of the social ideals, and realized, that no one else really cares what I look like, when I started to chase HEALTH, HAPPINESS and CONFIDENCE, and guess what…everything just started to fall into place.
So is this online training? Well yes, sort of, lol
You will get a fitness plan geared to whatever your goals are physically, but what is most important, is I will listen to you!
I will hear what you want in life!
Foods you enjoy, trips you want to take, how often you can realistically spend in the gym, how you feel, what you love to do in your free time, where you struggle, where you excel, and I will make a plan for YOU!
Will things have to change? YES, absolutely
If you’re investing in someone to help you reach a goal, it’s because what you are doing now, is not working for you..and I’m not a miracle worker…
If what you are doing right now isn’t working, there’s a reason for that, and what you are doing right now will never work for you, but TRUST me, there’s a work around for you, and I’m going to help you find it by setting realistic goals and making a custom plan that we will work thru and adjust together.

Who this is NOT for

Anyone who wants to be SHREDDED at any cost, (mainly at the cost of your physical health, mental health and relationships)

Who this IS for

Someone who needs help finding a way to enjoy the social thins in like and still move steadily toward a goal
Someone who needs help finding their confidence
Someone who’s HEALTH is important to them, as well as a bangin bod
Someone who is willing to make changes in their beliefs and willing to make mindset changes
Someone who is willing to let go of what “THEY THINK” is a social ideal
Someone who actually believes

“a minute on your lips, a lifetime on your hips”

(we NEED to change this thought process)

Here is an example of a client who has done EXACTLY this:

She told me exactly what her goals were,
what she was willing to commit,
and what she wasn’t willing to give up.
TEGWEN
She made a lot of changes to her lifestyle, followed the plan and achieved these amazing results! I am so incredibly proud of clients like these who learn that they CAN have it all, and the best part is the friendship we build along the way, I love my job 🙂
Congrats woman, you look amazing!

An Example of How I live:

This past week…
I had TWO workouts (would obviously have loved more, but I’m not stressing about it, life happens)
I worked 60 hours
I went to an event with friends comprising of a 4 course dinner and a bottle of wine each and very LITTLE sleep the next day was date night (relationship nurturing, the most important part of life) of Mexican food, shared appetizer, main course, and three glasses of wine,
I continued co-parenting (those of you who know about co-parenting know how stressful this can be) an AMAZING 6 year old
I made ample residual income, making future dreams more of a reality
I made social connections and made time to support new friends and their opportunities
AND I feel great, I maintained my weight, I feel fulfilled, I look good, I feel confident, I feel like I’ve contributed to society and the lives of others, I can finally cope with stress, and I adjusted A LOT of other stuff to make this all work…

I want to teach YOU how to do it to.
If you would like to chat more about filling up one of these three spots, I want to hear from you! Email Me HERE

 

Back to School, Back to YOU

I don’t know about you, but when the emails start coming in from the kids new teachers, I get a tiny bit excited at the thought of all I can get done with my new found free time!

How about you?

What do you have planned?

I’d love to hear it. I tend to get that little extra motivation I need, when I hear what others have up their sleeves. Let’s help each other with our productivity!

I think pretty much every year, when it comes to summertime, I think, I could have got a lot more done this winter. Next year I’m going to have a better plan, lol.

With MY new found FREE TIME, I’m doing three things, and I’d love for you to get involved in any way you can, whether for yourself, or for someone you care about!

These three things have been life changing in my past, for my body, mind and soul. What I have learned from programs like these, open dialogue and listening to amazing speakers, has opened my mind to the possibilities in life which is invigorating!

Let’s live our best life together!

NUMBER 1:

Imagine you could reach your weight loss goals

and feel amazing

as you fuel your body with the good nutrition it’s been craving

and detox for a full reset physically and mentally.

How does it work?

I, Stephanie Mackid,  will coach you to success sharing my nutrition approach that fuels your body to help it function like it was meant to function. You won’t believe how good you can feel! With this program you do not HAVE to work out but we encourage you to stay active in a way you enjoy. Remember, nutrition is 80% (or even more really) of the battle, and this program works

You’ll be Supported!

Once you get started with me and my nutrition and detox products, I’ll be your coach for as long as you choose to have me in your life! We’ll speak on the phone, text and email to make this excellent and easy nutrition approach work in the best possible way for you and your family.

You’ll be part of a supportive online community through a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and connect with people just like you.

Step 1

You’ll have two all-natural, high protein, high nutrient shakes a day. It’s easy, takes up no brain space, and leaves you feeling satisfied and energetic.

Step 2

You’ll eat at least two snacks and another meal of your choice filling your body with lots of food you love and crave.

Step 3

You’ll detox your body on the cellular level flooding it with good nutrition. I’ll be your coach the whole way. We’ll customize the plan to fit your goals and lifestyle.

This all starts September 10th, but we have to get you set up as soon as we can, so message me HERE so we can set up a  free call Next Week!

Number 2:

If you would rather plan your own meals, (under my guidelines of course) but get very similar results with your weight loss, muscle gain, mental clarity, energy and more, then This option is for you.

Back to School Discount on my Online Personal Training Package!

My same services, made more affordable. You can find what is included in my services HERE , but during the Month of September, my monthly rates has been reduced to

$150 USD (three month minimum, because you have to make this a habit)

Contact me HERE to get started

Number 3:

I’m going to get my podcasting going again!!

If you haven’t already tuned in to my podcast on i-tunes, you need to catch up!

Experience your Potential

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is a platform where I interview women who have transformed their lives from what felt like a dead end, to triumph. Not only did they come out on top but they are now paying it forward. Sharing their experience and knowledge with the world to help people who may have found themselves in the same situation.

I’m always looking for new guest, so if  YOU or someone you know has a story that needs to be shared, contact me here and we’ll chat about it!

 

 

 

Funtional Medicine and Fertility

 

 

Sarah Clark CoverWhen Sarah Clark was 28 years old, she received a diagnosis of premature ovarian failure. She accepted the diagnosis and had both her children through In Vitro Fertilization. Years later she realized the root cause of her infertility was a food intolerance.

She is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She is the author of Fabulously Fertile – Supercharge your Fertility Naturally, Fabulously Fertile Cookbook and Fertility Preparation Program. Her fertility coaching program, which includes functional lab testing, supports couples to make diet and lifestyle changes that dramatically improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby!

On her Get Pregnant Naturally Podcast she shares that with functional medicine and natural fertility solutions we can eventually reverse infertility.  Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.

E-mail:

www.fabfertile.com

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Sarah has a New 6 month Couples Coaching Program – helping couples conceive – plus  launching Fertility Yoga Series! Contact her at the email or website above for more details or to apply!

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