Many studies compel us to believe that the relationship between bone broth and cancer could hold the key to unlocking a cure.
Bone broth and cancer – the conspiracy
In spite of remarkable advancements in the modern medical frontier, the cure for cancer still hasn’t been found. That’s because hospitals are busy with research on the treatment of cancer, rather than on finding ways to prevent or cure it. After all, cancer treatment is a multi-billion-dollar industry, with the average patient spending more than $50,000 for treatment.
It is staggering that in America, there’s a 1-in-3 chance of being diagnosed with cancer and up to 97% of those diagnosed with cancer opt to undergo chemotherapy, which isn’t even a guarantee for treating the cancer. Remissions almost always occur after chemotherapy.
Yet more and more people are turning to naturopathy for answers. Traditional medicine proclaims that all disease is a result of inflammation. Chronic inflammation puts the body under so much stress and damages cells and tissues leading to life-threatening conditions such as cancer. By turning back to nature, and feeding our body with plenty of fresh, anti-inflammatory foods, we can regenerate our cells and reverse the damage.
Today let’s explore one of the world’s best anti-inflammatory foods, bone broth – a humble soup that may hold the secret to cancer elimination.
Key nutrients in bone broth that fight cancer
Bone broth, a miracle drink that even celebrities are touting about these days, is nothing but a humble stock made from water, bones of beef/mutton/chicken and a few herbs or bits of vegetables. It is slow cooked for hours, prompting the release of the precious minerals and nutrients locked within the bones.
The grounding, rich and flavorful taste and aroma of bone broth appeals to those even with the pickiest of palates. Bone broth is nutrient-dense and brimming with so many minerals and natural compounds that are particularly helpful for fighting cancer including;
- Chondroitin sulfate – a potent anti-inflammatory compound, controls inflammation in the body, regulates the immune system, supports the health of bones and joints
- Collagen – repairs and regenerates damaged cells in the body, triggers the production of new healthy cells in the body, heals the intestinal walls, fixes microscopic wounds in the gut lining
- Hyaluronic Acid – important for the day to day operation of bodily functions at a cellular level
- Iron – required for the production of red blood cells, prevents fatigue that is a common side effect of chemotherapy
Other important nutrients found in bone broth in large quantities include calcium, copper, glycine, glucosamine sulfate, manganese, protein, potassium, proline, zinc
Some benefits of bone broth
Thanks to its high nutrient density, bone broth is highly beneficial to the body, in many ways such as:
- Promoting detoxification by supporting liver function and providing cells with the necessary key nutrients to carry out detoxification.
- Speeding up the metabolism so that more calories are burned and a slim physique can be maintained.
- Fighting oxidative stress and free radical damage, which cause premature aging, gray hairs and sagging of skin
- Heals and seals the gut, which traditional medicine believes to be the origin of all disease.
Research on bone broth and cancer
There are precious few studies concerning bone broth and cancer. In fact, the lack of studies on the relationship between healing foods and cancer is severely lacking. After all, who is going to fund a study on naturally healing cancer when the cancer industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that relies on people continuously getting cancer or relapsing! Luckily, a couple of studies carried out regarding the properties on bone broth help scientifically support the case for bone broth as a healing food for cancer. Some of these include:
1. Bone broth supports the immune system
Studies conducted by Nebraska Medical Centre, USA found that the nutrients that naturally occur in bone broth actually support the healthy functioning of the immune system and more.
Having a robust immune system is essential for a healthy body. A healthy immune system can help ward off all sorts of diseases, including cancer. It is well-known that cancerous cells are being formed in our bodies on a daily basis, even in healthy people. But it is the immune system that arrests the development of cancerous clumps and destroys cancerous cells. Those with weak immune systems are more likely to get many diseases including cancer.
Incorporate more immune-boosting foods into your diet including probiotics and bone broth.
2. Bone broth is highly anti-inflammatory
Research conducted by Creighton University Medical Center, USA and others have time and again confirmed the high anti-inflammatory action of the nutrients found bone broth in large percentages. Cancer patients often have high levels of inflammation in their bodies and healthy people have low or healthy levels of inflammation in the body.
There is a direct relationship between health, inflammation and disease. Increase the uptake of anti-inflammatory foods and spices in your diet to fight inflammation, which is said to be the cause of all disease as per ancient medicinal scripts.
3. Bone broth repairs the gut
A study conducted in Heraklion Hospital, Greece observed that nutrients found in bone broth help to repair microscopic wounds in the intestinal walls and seal these ‘holes’ from which amino acids and other food molecules enter into the blood stream and cause inflammation and autoimmune disorders. By healing and sealing the gut lining, bone broth can help with the proper absorption of nutrients and reduce damage caused to the rest of the body due to a ‘leaky gut’.
It is said that all disease begins in the colon, so it’s only right that in order to cure disease, we must first fix the colon. Ensure that you add plenty of roughages and clean water into your diet to help cleanse a clogged colon, remove aged fecal matter, get rid of constipation and promote efficient absorption of nutrients.
Bone broth for chemo patients
In some cancer treatment centers, patients are provided with bone broth and this has shown to have a positive effect in warding off the adverse reactions often experienced during chemotherapy.
Bone broth is highly encouraged during chemotherapy as a nutrient-dense, easily digestible, healing drink that can seal the gut lining and promote overall health.
Bone broth also helps boost the immune system in chemo patients who are often left with weak immune systems due to the radiation.
In addition, bone broth also supplies the body with collagen and other healing compounds which help regenerate healthy new cells in chemo patients.
Pressure cooker bone broth recipe
While traditional bone broth took up to 24 hours to prepare, over a slow flame, with the help of today’s modern advancements, we can enjoy bone broth in as little as 1 – 2 hours! This is my go-to pressure cooker bone broth recipe that I’m so proud of and that I want everyone to know about:
This recipe entails just dumping a handful of ingredients, including bone broth, into a pressure cooker along with some seasoning and cooking it on a medium flame for 1 hour. Oh, the secret ingredient that we will be adding here is apple cider vinegar! Apple cider vinegar is acidic and helps draw out the nutrients from the bones so fast that slow cooking becomes totally unnecessary!
Your lifestyle is the biggest contributor to cancer
The best option for cancer that everyone agrees upon is prevention. Preventing cancer is as easy as having healthy lifestyle habits which include:
- Avoid refined starches and sugars
- Avoid processed and packed foods
- Ensure you get regular exercise
- Drink plenty of alkaline water
- Renounce drinking, smoking and other drugs
- Reduce your body’s toxic burden
- Eat fresh, nutrient-dense and alkaline food