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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I'll soon start a bone broth fast proceeding into the GAPS introduction diet with hopes of healing my gut. In preperation I've experimented making a few batches of broth--some chicken and others beef--and have decided I prefer the beef broth for... (more)

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Yuki 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

When I was doing a bone broth fast, I had about 3-4 cups per day. That wasn't a recommended dose - I just drank half a cup whenever I felt hungry. Unfortunately the "dosage" that you should aim for will vary depending on how strong your broth is... (more)

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by 38 · about 9 hours ago

What is the benefit in weight loss to eating gelatin? I've heard the great uses for it!

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Chris_33 0 · July 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Lower homocysteine levels with glycine. Get a better variety of amino acids. and you can tell people you eat gelatin and act all better than everyone.

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

So I tend to bake lots of meat at once and then freeze it for later. However, before freezing, I put the baked meat in the fridge for a while. After that, I always find the liquid has jelled into what seems like gelatin. Would eating that be... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM

I'm sure it's fine, though the overly brown bits may contain too many AGEs, it's not necessarily the case that exogenous AGEs are as dangerous as endogenous ones. Probably no worse, socially, that licking the plate, but from a health point of... (more)

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by 8065 · about 9 hours ago

I was just diagnosed with "solar purpura", also known as "actinic purpura" or (ugh) "senile purpura". This is bleeding under the skin on the forearms, especially my left forearm. It's related to damaged collagen, primarily from sun exposure... (more)

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moors 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Maybe you can give a serious try to autoimmune protocol:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20477126http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14646381

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by 598 · about 9 hours ago

In light of a few recent threads (for instance: this, this, and this) I've taken action and started eating a few Glycine/gelatin rich foods such as thick broth, pork skins, and even some good paleo gelatin treats... Turns out it's really easy... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 21, 2014 at 8:36 PM

It's either at 12% of calories in total or at 12% of calories from protein as glycine where you start to see slower physical growth in rats. As in, they don't grow as large. To play it safe 10% of protein calories as glycine would be what I... (more)

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by 11682 · about 9 hours ago

I'm not a baking/dessert person. If I need sugar, I usually turn to fruits. So for the few times I decide to make a dessert, I try to make them nut-flour-free and baked-free (nut flours oxidize), using some raw honey and fruits. That's usually... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Honey is anti-microbial because it is so hygroscopic (having an affinity for water). Bacteria that are introduced to honey die because their water is removed. Temperature independent, and no good if diluted. There may be the odd anti-microbal... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Making gelatin out of cow joints or pigs feet is easy. This thread is for those of us who are able to make fish gelatin (meaning that the "gelatin" actually gels up and is not liquid.) Please brag in this topic if you're able to make... (more)

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by 598 · about 9 hours ago

So let's say I just want to walk into Stater Bro's and buy some beef, whether it's pastured or not (I'm more and more grossed out though when it's not). What are some of the best (fattiest and tastiest) cuts? How about good bits for the tendons,... (more)

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whistlerski 0 · September 04, 2013 at 11:22 AM

shanks, or osso bucco have a ton on marrow in the middle of them and plenty of gelatin too. Braise them and they'll taste reallly really good...haha i just posted pretty much this exact same thing in the lamb thread

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

There seem to be two schools of thought on this. Ray Peat suggests taking with food, especially with a meal containing muscle meat, to balance out the amino acids. Others recommend taking on an empty stomach which supposedly makes the collagen... (more)

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paleo12 0 · August 03, 2013 at 10:40 PM

I had some gelatin in my elderberry/red raspberry tea this morning. I also put some coconut sugar in it for carbs and then worked out. So that's close to an empty stomach without food. I felt great. I love the way gelatin makes me feel, so... (more)

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by 3979 · about 9 hours ago

I am making a gelatin broth out of fish heads. Two questions: 1) Is it harmful to cook it for 3 hours, stick it in the fridge overnight, and then resume cooking it the following day? 2) I accidentally got the pot boiling really hard. After... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · July 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Gelling requires gelatin - the beef bones you had may not have had any connective tissue on them hence nothing to dissolve into he broth. That's no 2) :) No.1): I think it would probably be harmful. Everything I have read suggests the pufas will... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

Hi, Lately I have had some problems with my knees and I am thinking about getting? I've read you have to take hydrolized collagen, preferably from grasfed animals. I have a couple of questions Has anyone tried Great Lakes Hydrolized... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · June 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

i've had great relief from digestive issues using the jelly like thick broth from lamb/beef bones, I find it most effective when I have some everyday before/during eating, the watery stuff (the 2nd batch) doesn't work as well i think that the... (more)

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by 396 · about 9 hours ago

I cooked a boneless 6lb pork shoulder roast in my slow cooker the other day. Only other ingredients in the crock were sliced onions and an herb/spice/salt dry rub (no liquid was added). After 10 hours of cooking, the result was some delicious... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 20, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Gelatin is gelatin. Gelatin is hydrolyzed collagen, which is present in muscle meat. I have no idea why folks think that gelatin is some magical source of precious amino acids, the primary components of collagen are glycine and proline, both... (more)

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by 3979 · about 9 hours ago

Why does rehydrated gelatin smell like wet dog?

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

I know this is kinda the opposite of how most arrive at q's on gelatin, but I'm a bit concerned about my intake being excessive. I started supplementing gelatin ~2mo ago, taking more and more as time went on (there was a noted 'delay' in digestion... (more)

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paleo12 0 · April 26, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Go for great lakes gelatin. I always have 5-10 grams when I eat grass-fed meat. This helps balance out the aminos. Too much typrophan and cysteine is not good for your thyroid. Additional gelatin which contains glycine and alanine balances the... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I bought some Knox gelatin, intending to just try it, after reading a few people say it had helped them with sleep, pain, fatigue, and weight loss. I've been mostly Paleo AIP for a couple of months now, and using bone broth every day, all because... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · April 06, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Thats weird. I eat knox all the time and i find it soothing.

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

What's your favorite source online for grass fed broth bones? What kind of bone, from what kind of animal? There's 2 places in my area that has grass fed meat (frozen), and right next to it broth bones. However it's not clear that the bones are... (more)

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Laura_50 0 · June 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I like White Oak Patures: http://whiteoakpastures.com/ I have gotten the Oxtail bones, Bone Marrow, and will be getting Beef Knuckle.

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by 15 · about 10 hours ago

I'm on low-fodmap so basically no honey for me. I've made Coconut Water,Dextrose and Gelatin jigglers. I'm waiting on a batch of Chamomile,Green tea and Gelatin Jigglers right now. Hope it turns out. I've seen people say to puree berries add... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · March 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I do jellos in the summer with herbal teas, sometimes lemon, cranberry or lime juice (unsweetened), but my favorite is to use homemade bone broth and make bone jello. Very tasty! I also discovered a trove of savory gelatin/jello recipes (search... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

What do you guys think of Knox vs. Great Lakes vs. Now gelatin? Robert

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MathGirl72 0 · March 09, 2013 at 1:41 AM

I prefer Great Lakes because it comes from grass-fed cows.

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

I see many people here recommending Great Lakes Gelatin, but how do you take it? I personally measure 10 grams of regular supermarket gelatin and put the powder (sand-sized particles) in cold water and drink it that way, but is that the best way... (more)

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Joyous 0 · December 07, 2012 at 8:10 PM

There are different suggestions on the can, and the cold-water one is one of them. You're right, it's not very palatable. I sometimes add it to smoothies or other foods (especially when slow-cooking). I also use hot water and may add some salt or... (more)

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by 173 · about 10 hours ago

I just bought a small bottle of unflavoured gelatin, what can I do with it?

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Janknitz 0 · December 07, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I've been drinking gelatin tea. I just sprinkle some gelatin on a little cold water to "bloom" it, then fill the cup with hot water and my tea bag. As long as you drink it hot it won't thicken but I got called away from my desk for a while and... (more)

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by 432 · about 10 hours ago

Gelatin is very sticky and feels much like a glue when dried between the fingers. Could eating enough of this cause constipation? Could I add something to the broth to make it less likely to act like a glue?

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 08, 2012 at 10:48 AM

no, if anything the gelatinous broth will help with that , but lets just say it was the gelatin (which is probably isn't) you can add water to the broth and it will be more liquid. You might need more magnesium, carbs or fat. I find eating... (more)

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by 300 · about 10 hours ago

I just scored a large quantity of very good quality, local, pastured bones (pork and beef), so I am about to embark upon a very large broth-making session---since I have limited room in my freezer, I am thinking about canning the broth (in glass... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 06, 2012 at 1:37 AM

You already boil bone broth, that's all canning is.

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by 432 · about 10 hours ago

How powerful could gelatin be in the treatment of multiple sclerosis? {My aunt is dying and it is very hard on the family due to the degree of deterioration. It would be a miracle if there were any improvement at all.}

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Matt_11 0 · October 23, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Gelatin is not magic I'm afraid. It's good healthy food, but not magic. MS is an inflammatory process, so an overall anti-inflammatory diet would likely be helpful. A good ratio of fats should be helpful (since myelin is made up of a good... (more)

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by 3217 · about 10 hours ago

So, I've been making chicken stock/bone broth for over four years, very regularly (as in, at least twice a month, maybe once a month in the summer). I have never had that elusive gel that everyone talks about that speaks to awesome quantities of... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · October 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I am guessing that you got a more concentrated stock because you added less water? Another possibility is that you had more bones than usual? Or you just got lucky? But will add that a few chicken feet & cooking longer (I do 14 hours in the... (more)

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by 108 · about 10 hours ago

Hello, I put 5 pounds of beef bones in a slow cooker and cooked on low for 48 hours. I added carrots, salt, pepper, and some bay leaves after 48 hours. The pot had a constant simmer. After 48 hours I turned off the slow cooker and let it all... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 01, 2012 at 4:42 PM

The broth is CONCENTRATED. That means you can add in some water and STILL have a rich broth. So your 20 ounces will make more than 20 oz of broth. Just experiment to see how much water to add.

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