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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Sep 4, 2019

My guest this week is Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, celebrity weight-loss expert, and natural anti-aging specialist. Dr. Kellyann teaches patients and viewers how to become slimmer, younger faster. As one of the Resident Nutritionist and health experts for the Dr. Oz show, she appears regularly on national media, making appearances on Good Morning America, including The Doctors, and hosting her critically acclaimed PBS Special - 21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You. She is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller, and international sensation, The Bone Broth Diet. 

In this episode, Dr. Kellyann and I discuss the immense health benefits of bone broth and how to incorporate it into your child’s diet with ease. Dr. Kellyann breaks down simple techniques on how to make the most nutrient-dense bone broth and explains why quality ingredients are key. Children and adults can greatly benefit from the nutrients found in bone broth to help promote healthy brain function and regulate mood and behavior. To learn more about Dr. Kellyann Petrucci click here.


Episode Highlights

What Is Bone Broth?

  • Made from simmering bones in water, with or without meat for extended cooking times ranging from 8 to 24+ hours 
  • The extended cooking time helps pull the nutrition out of the bones 


Benefits of Bone Broth 

  • Collagen in bone broth helps burn body fat and create lean muscle mass. It is rich in hyaluronic acid helping to beautify skin
  • Contains the amino acids glycine and proline, aiding in the liver to remove toxins from the body
  • Great levels of minerals that we are typically deficient in like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus


Why Should Kids Have Bone Broth?

  • Minerals and amino acids support healthy brain function and mental health in children
  • Magnesium deficiency is extremely common
    • It is a calming mineral which helps emotional and behavioral regulation


Importance of Quality Ingredients 

  • Invest in your proteins
    • Buying pasture-raised, grass-fed, organic products ensure that you are getting quality ingredients when making bone broth
    • Remember that you will absorb the health of the animal you consume
  • When quality proteins are on sale, stock up and freeze them for later use


Daily Dose of Collagen 

  • After age 20 we begin to lose collagen each year 
  • It is low in allergens, making it appropriate for many who have special food sensitivities
  • Daily intake of collagen can reduce inflammation, ease joint pain, and reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease 


Bone Broth for Gut Health 

  • Can help in the rebuilding and healing of gut health and digestive issues
  • The glycine found in bone broth is anti-inflammatory, fighting chronic inflammation and protecting the gut helping it heal faster 


Incorporating Bone Broth into Children's Diets 

  • Starting with chicken bones can be an easier starting point for children who are not yet accustomed to bone broth flavor


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