Rewire the Body | Collagen & Bone Broth
Updated: Apr 6
So, you all know I' m a long time fan of Dr. Axe and his Ancient Nutrition Line of natural healthy protein powders, supplements, & vitamins. Well, I received this email from him today and I had to share.
Following Article by Dr. Axe
"So, Do you want the good news or the bad news first?
Let’s get this unfortunate fact out of the way first . . .
Collagen is going to diminish with age. Period.
It’s unavoidable. Throughout your life, collagen fibers are constantly breaking down and regenerating. But as you age, your body has a harder time manufacturing collagen at a speed that keeps up with the breakdown rate.
This can translate into wrinkles and other signs of accelerated aging, joint pain and more.
But people today may be losing collagen at a much faster pace compared to our ancient ancestors.
Because many of the “collagen killers” on the following list are unique to our modern-day times.
Since age isn’t the only factor draining your collagen levels, it’s time to start paying attention to — and avoiding — these 10 lifestyle factors considered to be “collagen killers.”
10 Surprising Collagen Killers:
Excess sugar consumption
Injuries and joint degeneration
High cortisol from emotional stress
Bad gut health
Nutrient shortfalls of vitamin C and zinc
Do any of these sound familiar? Don’t worry, none of us are perfect, but minor tweaks to your diet and lifestyle can make an impact in collagen production and replenishment.
Some of us are losing collagen faster than others. If you've noticed your skin has started aging rapidly, joint discomfort or poor gut health, it could be your body telling you you're collagen deficient.
You can fight back against collagen loss through a few combined approaches:
Limit overexposure of the sun by using SPF clothing and safer sunscreens
Consume collagen-boosting foods
Consider the 5 tips below to boost your body’s own natural collagen production
The Top 5 Collagen Boosters:
Chicken Bone Broth (preferably simmered for 48 hours with bones, along with tendons and ligaments for the most collagen)
Adaptogenic herbs, including Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Ginseng and Fo-Ti
Vitamin C-rich foods including kiwi, citrus, camu camu, broccoli, bell peppers and kale
Sulfur-rich foods including garlic, onions, egg yolks and cruciferous vegetables
Antioxidant-rich herbs, spices and foods including turmeric, rosemary, green tea, acai and goji berries
All of the above are great collagen boosters, but none of them compare to the greatest collagen booster in the world, which is collagen itself that comes from a variety of sources."
This whole article was eye opening. I take collagen vitamins daily from PURE brands. You can purchase that here. But I am very ready to pursue more natural collagen consumption and replacement options. Bone broth is the big thing everyone is drinking right now. I am definitely going to be investing in some of this. My local Costco has giant multi-pack boxes of them for fairly cheap, so I am going to pick up a box next time! I am also experimenting with more of Dr. Axe's Bone broth & Collagen products. Five big things I am wanting to do to increase my collagen consumption (naturally for proper absorption) are:
Here are some Bone Broth Recipes I also found that I am dying to try! My fiance is going to kill me. He is totally on board with all of our crazy healthy eating and loves bone broth, HOWEVER, I have a feeling he isnt going to love the giant kitchen mess that is going to come along with these recipes haha. Oh well, lucky he loves me.
Homemade Bone Broth Recipes:
Here are some awesome Dinner Recipes that use Bone Broth that I have found and we will be trying are:
(I also want to try this recipe for the pho)
Chicken Coconut Soup with Turmeric Bone Broth
Here are some Home made Bone Broth Recipes I also found that I am dying to try! My fiance is going to kill me. Don't get me wrong, he is totally on board with all of our crazy healthy eating and loves bone broth, HOWEVER, I have a feeling he isn't going to love the giant kitchen mess that is going to come along with these recipes haha. Oh well, lucky he loves me.
Homemade Bone Broth Recipes:
I am so excited to dive into all of this and I hope you guys are too! I will be adding more recipes as I come up with them
Stay healthy, my friends <3