Unless you’re a Vegetarian, or move over, a Vegan, this is not an issue. You’d better have figured out how to get the protein and calcium you need! However, if you’re like me and you eat meat, it’s important to eat more of your choices with bones in.
How often do you buy chicken breasts or other meats with no bones? If you eat out you most likely eat meat off the bone too. It’s the norm at the meat market and on the restaurant menu over the past two decades or so. Chicken breasts, ground beef, ground bison, tuna fish, turkey, etc…. no bones.
When I was growing up in a farming community, we butchered our own meat. I’ll never forget my older brother, Dave, running after me with a pig’s eye! EW! We raised our own cattle, but traded and/or purchased what we needed from neighboring relatives and farmers. I cleaned many a chicken!
A lot of mom’s cooking included the bones. Chicken and beef soup (with bones and then deboned after or eaten off bone), steak (with bone), ribs, baked or fried chicken (with bone), etc. Drinking chicken and beef broth after all the stewing tasted so good, with noodles or plain!
So, why are the bones of interest?
Buying bone-in meats and cooking them with the bone is important as the leaching of the bone/bone marrow into the meat or broth of a soup is good for your bones. Some people eat bone marrow cooked separately.
FOUR YEAR STUDY: Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, led by Dr Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, investigated the link between bone mineral density (BMD) and animal, vegetable and total protein levels.
At the end of four years, they were able to show a clear correlation between animal protein consumption and BMD.
The protein/BMD link was particularly strong in women, with statistically important increases in BMD shown at the hip, femoral, neck, spine and total body.
In contrast, neither men nor women showed any benefit in terms of BMD as a result of vegetable protein consumption, and indeed the data showed a negative association.
With a thyroid condition affecting every part of our body and life, it’s our responsibility to do everything we can to help rebuild and support from the best choices available.
ADD BONE-IN MEAT TO YOUR SHOPPING LIST AND MENU!
Buy and prepare bone-in meals more often and get the benefits. You know, of course, I’m going to add to this… to buy “organic” meats for healthier body, brain and bones, in the animal and in you!
Save a little money and buy just the organic meat bones and cook it up for the broth. You can then use the broth to cook your rice, beans and other foods or just enjoy from a hot mug. Think chicken or beef broth. Yum!
WHERE TO FIND YOUR THYROID TRAINED PRACTITIONER
Until you find your thyroid trained practitioner, you can get started immediately on the diet you’ll need to live by.
NOTE: If you doctor does not understand that you need a specific thyroid health diet, you’ll need to find another doctor!
THE THYROID RESET DIET AND MORE
The diet that you will need to follow and much more is in my Get Your Life Back! Reset Your Thyroid Health manual and forms as well as in my 6 Module Audio Home Study Course. Both available in my bookstore on this site. CLICK HERE.