NUTRIENT-DENSE STOCK, (aka “Bone Broth”) made well is a wonderful first food for babies when they are ready to move off the breast or the bottle. It is high in CALCIUM and easily absorbed minerals, high in usable protein and acts as a protein sparer, meaning one has to eat less protein when one uses stock in their diet. STOCK is also an important part of a healing protocol for anyone with digestive issues, eczema, and allergies, and anyone on a GLUTEN-FREE or CASEIN-FREE diet.
I work with a lot of families with children on the Autistic Spectrum in my private practice in Takoma Park, MD, helping moms and dads bring their children to balance through food. One of the issues children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum or with AD/HD share is a compromised gut and difficulty digesting different molecules. Most people know about the issues with gluten and casein, but there are other foods that are best kept out of the diet as well. NUTRIENT-DENSE STOCK made well is an important part of a healing protocol for these children. It is healing to the gut lining, high in usable protein and easily absorbed minerals, and acts as a protein sparer among other benefits.
I am teaching a class on The Secrets of Making Nutrient-Dense Stock on Saturday, February 20, from 9:30am-12 noon in Falls Church. To register, see my page on Class Schedule 2010.
I look forward to cooking with you!