Straight from New York City, what’s new in Bone Broth?  Tao to Wellness

“Good broth will resurrect the dead” -a South American proverb.

So much can be said of the healing properties of broth. Our grandmothers knew best when they gave us rich, chicken broths to cure our common cold, but broth is so much more than that…Why drink Bone Broth?

“From the moment we stop growing, we start deteriorating” -Tao to Wellness

At Tao to Wellness, we see so much of illness and disease come from this idea of ‘dryness’. Arthritis is a great example, it stems from deterioration in the joints that is caused by dryness and age, things naturally become brittle. Starting broth early can help nourish the body and keep this brittleness at bay. Broth contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin, sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain. You’ll end up saving money and years by doing broth daily now.

But broth isn’t just for arthritis… It’s good to battle stress too. How? Stress causes bodily inflammation, inflammation causes heat and fire which leads to dryness, dehydration and over time our organs become imbalanced. This can lead to symptoms like muscle pain, repetitive stress problems, even insomnia, gastric problems, hormonal issues, high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue, fertility challenges and so on, and so on. Think of broth as a ‘big hug’ for your body, it’s so necessary in this thing called Life.

I recently stumbled upon a local broth maker here in New York City. People aren’t making broth here like they do in the Bay area, in fact, I think this establishment is the only one. For the lack of broth in the big city, I was pleasantly surprised and elated by the coffee cup creativity that’s happening at this little pick up window in the East Village, how could I not share!

For starters, you want to make your broth the old fashioned way, the whole simmering for 24 hours thing… then when you are ready for your daily dose consider some of these flavorful additions! I now make my bone broth with coconut milk and a dash of cayenne pepper every night; sweet, sultry, spicy and good medicine.

Here are some new ideas to make your broth at home a little bit more interesting…

  • Broth with shiitake mushroom
  • Beef broth with bone marrow and chili… talk about going to the next level.
  • Broth with ginger and turmeric
  • Chicken broth with coconut milk and chili (the Tao to Wellness favorite!)
  • Broth with garlic and ginger
  • Chicken broth with egg yolk and turmeric
  • Broth with coconut milk and ginger

Measurements aren’t exact, just an intuitive feel and taste.


Christina Martin

Tao to Wellness