#brothmamamonday First Steps 6/1

Today on #brothmamamonday @thekreativemomma and I would like to share a great first step in getting your babes on the path to traditional foods. Sally Fallon is the leading expert in bone broth and traditional foods. She and Thomas S Cowan, MD recently came out with The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. Nourishing Traditions for Baby and Child

@thekreativemomma says: "So incredibly happy to have found this in my local book store. So knowledgable about baby health! Lots of research these days being done to protect my little ones with as much knowledge as I can get on nourishing them through diet. I love food, but the foods given to us in the market for our children are far from nourishing. I'd call most of them damaging"

#wellnesswednesday Bone Broth for Healthy Skin

#wellnesswednesday If you Google image “Bone Broth for Healthy Skin” My photo from an article I wrote on the subject comes up before a Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” meme. Pretty entertaining and awfully hilarious. Bone Broth for Healthy Skin

I wrote an article on bone broth for the Fall Wellness issue of @ediblesd in 2013. My skin was the first thing to change:

“After 2 weeks of drinking bone broth, I noticed the skin on my hands began to look different. Suddenly my skin was shiny and supple. My complexion quickly became radiant and clear. My nails were healthy and strong.”

Our Bone Broth contains everything your skin needs to maintain radiant health. It is rich in collagen, magnesium, potassium, glycosamino glycans, calcium and hyaluronic acid, they all work together to nourish your skin cells. Bone broth is excellent for reducing all types of inflammation, which is what causes acne. Our recipe’s ingredients enhance inflammation reduction.

#brothmamamonday 5/25 Bone Broth for Baby

#brothmamamonday. We're launching a new social media schedule over here and each day is going to focus on a different subject. Each #brothmamamonday, I will share with you information regarding bone broth, pre pregnancy, pregnancy,post pregnancy and babies health. Bone Broth for Baby

My long time friend Katie is the busy mom of twin babes. We used to talk about boys and beer but these days the conversation has changed to bone broth, traditional foods and baby's health. She recently launched @thekreativemomma to share her recipes and experiences raising two traditional food kids. She has come up with some great recipes implementing @balancedandbrightbone broth into her babies diets. Give her a follow!

"Another amazing first food for baby (and mommy/daddy, especially pregnant mommies too) is #bonebroth. It is loaded with minerals and glycosaminoglycans (which include substances like chondroitin and glucosamine, keratin, and hylauronic acid and more.) These nutrients help in the development and health of teeth, bones, hair, nails and joints in babies and adults alike. Bone broth is also a digestive elixir that helps the lining of a baby's digestive tract to mature and strengthen, preparing baby's tummy to digest more complicated foods down the road" @thekreativemomma

Broth Buyer Beware - How to Buy the Best Broth

Here are a Few Facts on how to Buy the Best Bone Broth: The USDA Stamp - If you're buying broth online or in retail stores without a USDA stamp (below) on the packaging, it is not being produced under the Federal Regulations designed for your safety. This goes for chicken, beef, pork and fish broth. This is why we are temporarily producing bone broth out of Carnitas Snack Shack.

We are currently working with the USDA to procure our certifications.

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If it Doesn't Say PASTURED or ORGANIC - It's Not. Beware of people advertising inexpensive broths using trendy catch phrases. Consuming broth from cheap, inhumanely raised animals defeats the purpose of consuming broth at all. Pastured and organic animals have more nutrients and more health benefits than poorly raised animals.  CAFO or commodity animals were raised in stressful, crowded, dirty environments and are usually given heavy antibiotics to stay "healthy". You can read more about the overall health differences between commodity animals and Pastured Organic animals via the Organic Consumers Association HERE.

We Only Source our Bones from Pastured and Organic Happy Healthy Cows.

All 4 of our Ingredients in our Broth are Certified Organic.

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Real Bone Broth will Never be Found on a Shelf - Real Bone Broth should contain anywhere from 25-40% actual beef broth and could never safely be sold "shelf stable". Real Bone Broth will always be found in your grocer's freezer section. If you find "Bone Broth" on the shelf in your local store - it actually contains less than 5% actual meat product. There is already a large company capitalizing on this trend and their "Bone Broth" can be found on the shelf in stores. Don't believe the hype.

Our Broth is made in house, by hand in 2 small batches each week.

It can be kept in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for up to 6 months.

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12/3 Newsletter - You Are One Hot Trendsetter

Balanced & Bright Bone Broth - You Are One Hot Trendsetter Click this link to read about the latest news on the hottest trend!

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Video - Is Bone Broth the New Super Food?- ABCNEWS.GO

More great press on bone broth! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/bone-broth-super-food-27301628

Bone Broth: Winter's New Miracle Drink - The Washington Post - Dec 2nd 2014

Here's another article about bone broth! We are so loving watching this go mainstream! Bone Broth: Winter's New Miracle Drink

So This Girl Walks into a Meeting with the USDA

So This Girl Walks into a Meeting with the USDA

The most important thing you'll read about bone broth all year.

Read about our latest update here!

What Our Clients Are Saying!

We have finally been around long enough to share with you how our Clients feel about drinking Balanced & Bright Bone Broth! We'll let the reviews speak for themselves!

"Not only is this stuff amazingly healthy for all manner of bone and teeth, but it's rich flavor is delish. It also stimulates and affects hair skin, hair, nails. Anyone with bone loss, demineralization in body or teeth should look into drinking this excellent staff-of-life broth each day. I do... and clearly I approve this message." -- S., Leucadia

"I love the broth and master tonic. Way better than the broth I made a few months ago." -- J., Mission Hills 

"So good on a cold morning!" -- D., Encinitas

"The broth is to die for! So glad I discovered you." -- H., Encinitas 

"The broth tastes wonderful. I've been having a big shot glass each morning (before coffee). Really glad David Boylan did that piece on you!" -- K., Encinitas  

"I love what you do! I'm completely into traditional foods and have been for years." -- R., San Diego  

"Hi there. I just love your tonic and broth. So glad you do home delivery." -- N., Rancho Santa Fe

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Balanced & Bright Supports the Whole Planet Foundation

We will be holding a raffle at our next Whole Foods Market Encinitas class to support the Whole Planet Foundation. The WPF gives micro loans to women around the world to start their own businesses and alleviate poverty. Any donation will enter you to win a complimentary 2 week subscription (qty 4 per week) We hope to see you there! Class details are included in the bottom of the photo. Image

Why You Need Fat with Your Veggies - Katja Heino

Healthy Fats Help Your Body Absorb Vitamins and Minerals Our broth comes with varying amounts of healthy fat in it. There is anywhere from a thin to thick layer of it in each pint. You can save this fat to cook your vegetables (and anything else) in. Vegetables contain carotenoids that are essential for health maintenance and disease prevention. They also aid in boosting the immune system and are key in tooth and bone health. They help to prevent kidney stones and give your skin a radiant glow.  Carotenoids are  most easily dissolved in the body via the addition of healthy fats. I keep a jar in my fridge with the fat I skim off of the broth before I heat it. You can use this refrigerated fat as needed, or you can wait until you have enough to render any left over broth liquid in it (which will make it go bad if unrefrigerated) into a shelf stable cooking fat you can keep on the counter next to your stove. Aside from all the health benefits - cooking with this fat is absolutely delicious in any respect. I love using it if Steak Frites is on the menu for a party or if I am just sauteing vegetables for a snack.

Give it a try! Your body and your taste buds will not be disappointed.

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Witches Brew - But Good For You!

Witches Brew - But Good For You! We had the pleasure of sitting down with Caron Golden of San Diego Food Stuff last week to talk about our Bone Broth and our Master Tonic. If you're still curious click the link to read all about it!

A Cup of Bone Broth a Day Makes Dry Skin, Acne, Wrinkles and Cellulite Go the F Away

I have to admit, I had gotten away from drinking as much bone broth as I was when I first started making it. My teeth had healed, my stomach had healed, I had been making it so much I was having a hard time keeping enough in the house for myself. While my teeth will tell (yell at) me when they need a boost of broth, I noticed my skin spoke silently as well. That supple shine had faded on my face and my hands.  My face was also much more prone to break outs and just didn't have that same glow. That unwanted dimpling from cellulite seemed more prevalent and not just in a department store dressing room. My solid white unbreakable nails began to break with much more ease.

It's important that I broth the broth here if you will,  so as of 2 weeks ago I started back on my 3-4 mugs of broth a week. I am so pleased to share that in that short amount of time my supple shiny skin is back on my hands and face, my face has had far less breakouts and my nails are strong and haven't broken once. I also have to cut my nails a lot more often because they grow so quickly.

The photo below was taken while I was drinking bone broth 3-4 times a week and was the first time I realized that my hair, skin and nails were really enjoying it's healthful benefits.

Place your order with us today for less cellulite and beautiful hair, skin and nails.  Email your order to: balancedandbright@gmail.com Balanced & Bright Health*Wellness*Radiance image

Six Crucial Elements Your Body Needs and Assimilates with Bone Broth

As I mentioned in my article in the fall issue of Edible San Diego, "In all cultures, in all parts of the world among societies rich and poor, there is a long history of bone broth." (ESD No.22 P.41) Weston A Price was the first modern researcher to look carefully into the health and eating habits of outlying traditional societies during the onset of the Industrial Revolution.  While the diets he examined differed by location and food source availability he found:

"Almost without exception, the groups he studied ate liberally of seafood or other animal proteins and fats in the form of organ meats and dairy products; they valued fats as absolutely necessary to good health; and they ate fats, meats, fruits vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains in their whole unrefined state...  in which almost every member of tribe or village enjoyed superb health, they were free of chronic disease, dental decay and mental illness; they were strong, sturdy and attractive ; and they produced healthy children with ease generation after generation" (Nourishing Traditions xi)

Dr. Price's research has been adapted into the modern cookbook Nourishing Traditions. The following are 6 crucial macrominerals and trace elements your body needs to function and all easily assimilated into the body by simply ingesting bone broth.

Calcium: "Not only vital for strong bones and teeth, calcium is also needed for the heart and nervous system and for muscle growth and contraction. Good calcium status prevents acid-alkaline imbalances in the blood. The best sources of usable calcium are dairy products and bone broth." (Nourishing Traditions p.42)

Chloride: "Chloride... helps regulate the acid alkaline balance in the blood and the passage of fluid across cell membranes. It is needed for the production of hydrochloric acid and hence protein digestion. It also activates the production of amylase enzymes needed for carbohydrate digestion. Lacto-fermented beverages and bone broths both provide easily assimilated chloride." (Nourishing Traditions pg. 42)

Magnesium: "This mineral is essential for enzyme activity, calcium and potassium uptake, nerve transmission, bone formation and metabolism of carbohydrates and minerals. It is magnesium that forms hard tooth enamel, resistant to decay. Although it is found in many foods... deficiencies are common in America due to soil depletion... An excellent source of usable magnesium is beef, chicken or fish broth." (Nourishing Traditions p.42)

Iodine: "Iodine is essential for numerous biochemical processes, such as fat metabolism, thyroid function and the production of sex hormones. Iodine deficiency has been linked to mental retardation, coronary heart disease, susceptibility to polio and breast cancer. Sources include most sea foods, unrefined sea salt, kelp and other sea weeds, fish broth..." (Nourishing Traditions p.44)

Sodium: "All body fluids contain sodium... It is needed for many biochemical processes including water balance regulation, fluid distribution on either side of the cell walls, muscle contraction and expansion, nerve stimulation and acid alkaline balance. Sodium is very important to the proper function of the adrenal glands... Meat broths and zucchini are excellent sources." (Nourishing Traditions p.43)

Silicon: "This much neglected element is needed for strong yet flexible bones and healthy cartilage, connective tissue, skin, hair and nails... Good sources are grains with shiny surfaces, such as millet, corn, flax, the stems of green vegetables and homemade bone broths..." (Nourishing Traditions p.45)

LINKS TO THIS ARTICLE:

Edible San Diego Article: http://issuu.com/ediblesandiego/docs/esd__22_fall_2013_final

Weston A Price Foundation/ Nourishing Traditions: http://www.westonaprice.org/

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