Bone Broth Fast and Bone Stock Recipe
An Ancient Healing Tool
Throughout history, nearly every civilization has been consuming bone broth for a variety of reasons. There are records of bone broth being used for health purposes as early as ancient Egypt. They are rich in valuable vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium, and it provides them in their most base form so that they can be easily recognized and absorbed by our bodies. It is also a great source of collagen. Collagen is the base material of our cells, and integral to cellular regeneration and healing. This collagen will also help outside your body, as collagen can improve the appearance of your skin and help reduce cellulite. Bone broth is easy to digest, so it’s perfect for people with sensitive stomachs, or conditions like celiac disease. Not only is it easily digested, but it will actually help to heal the gut. It also supports joint, muscle, and bone health. Bone broths are versatile; you can drink them by themselves as a hot soup, or you can use them as a healthy base for some of your favorite meals. hey are easy to prepare – although the process is lengthy, once you have your bones, you just leave them in your crock pot. You can make them using different kinds of bones; everything from beef bones full of marrow, to the remains of a roast chicken, to fish bones. If possible, it is important to use bones from free-range, grass feed animals, as those will be the healthiest. Also, homemade stocks will taste much better than the ones you can buy at the store, and they are a fraction of the cost.
Bone broth, or beef stock, has been such an amazing tool for the many severely sick and sensitive people that I coach back to health. Most, if not all, of the very sick have gut issues that compromise their healing. Detox plays a significant role in their care, but becomes nearly impossible when the gut is compromised. “Leaky gut” is a term that almost everyone has heard, but they most likely are not sure what it means or if it applies to them.
There are channels known as “tight junctions” that make up the gut wall. These junctions are what become inflamed and cause undigested proteins to leak across the gut wall and cause the immune system to create inflammation throughout the body. This is leaky gut. It is estimated that most Americans have this problem to some degree or another, however the very sick and sensitive have a gut that resembles Swiss cheese. Everything they eat becomes an irritant and drives inflammation throughout the body.
Beef stock is one of the first tools I utilize for these difficult cases not only to fix the gut, but to bring much needed nutrition to a depleted body. Most are allergic or intolerant to almost everything they are eating and do not connect their exacerbation of symptoms with food. Beef stock remains one of the only super foods that even the most sensitive will not have a reaction to. The Type II collagen in beef stock also works wonders for the inflamed, leaky gut, which will bring some immediate relief and less sensitivity.
Even most of the supposed “healthy foods” that people are eating are driving inflammation, not only in their gut, but also throughout their body. In fact, every cell in their body is being affected. This not only impacts cellular function and therefore many of the unwanted symptoms they are experiencing, but it is also affecting the way their DNA expresses itself.
This is called epigenetics, meaning “above the gene” or “more important than the gene.” Genetics is not based on what you get from your parents as much as it is what genes are turned on or off. The good news is that your DNA is not your destiny. Inflammation, toxins, and other environmental stressors common in those with a compromised gut can turn on bad genes that express unwanted symptoms or diseases. Conversely, there are specific nutrients and even certain bacteria more common in someone with good gut health that can turn off bad gene expression. Currently, gene expression is at the forefront of medical research, especially in the area of gut heath and bacteria.
New science confirms that the good bacteria in our gut can actually turn on certain genes that help regulate inflammation. In other words, if you don’t posses these bacteria in your gut, your own immune system will create inflammation that will be untreatable. Simply put, you will have hormone problems, pain, or other unwanted symptoms that do not respond to the same treatments that most people swear by.
Many of my protocols utilize fermented whey water that will add very unique bacteria to the gut that you can’t find in a pill or powder. I know probiotics are very popular today, partly because of the massive increase in gut problems, but the truth is that probiotics do very little to fix leaky gut and the severe gut problems that I see so often. Whey water and other fermented foods not only have trillions of bacteria compared to the billions in the best probiotics on the market, but they contain unique bacteria that I believe we have yet to discover. More and more research is finding that the impact that many of these bacteria have on our health is far greater than we ever thought. Because it can change gene expression and how our cells communicate with hormones, the lack of certain bacteria can lead to weight gain, and worse yet, the inability to lose weight, despite what you eat or how much you work out.
Whey water has many other qualities that make it another incredible tool for healing. As a matter of fact, whey water is historically known as “healing water.” It received this nickname from the Father of Medicine himself, Hippocrates. Whey water has a profound effect on three main detox pathways: the liver, the kidneys, and the gut, which is a part of the reason it received its notoriety in healing. However, I believe it is its affect at the cellular level that gives it its nickname, “healing water.” The perfect ratio of sodium and potassium resets the most basic way a cell moves toxins out of the cell and nutrients in.
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Let me give you an idea of how I use these amazing tools to help so many people. For the very sick and sensitive, I utilize a combination of beef stock and whey water (the whey water is called SueroGold from a company called Beyond Organic). A 4-day intermittent fast utilizing only beef stock starves down all gut bacteria, good and bad. Following the 4-days, we re-inoculate with good bacteria found in the whey water (SueroGold). This is accomplished in another 3-4 days with a combination of whey water and beef stock only. Six SueroGold per day are to be consumed, as well as drinking as much beef stock as possible.
For many reading this article who simply want to take their health to the next level or perhaps to lose weight, I suggest doing an intermittent fast/cleanse for 3-4 days utilizing the SueroGold whey water only (6 bottles a day). After the 3-4 days, continue to drink at least one bottle of whey water/day and consume beef stock daily for one month. Watch what happens to your health!
To do a 4-day broth fast using a 5-6 quart crockpot:
by Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA Naturallylivingtoday.com
- Plan to start your broth with 2-3 marrow, feet, neck, or shank bones, and a piece of organ meat, such as liver or heart, if you like.
- If you’re using chicken or turkey, choose either whole birds, or cuts such as thighs, backs, drumsticks, and necks that have the skin and bones intact; include the giblets if they’re available. You can also use the carcass from a roasted bird.
- For fish, include the entire head and all the bones.
Add to this:
- Purified water, 3-4 quarts
- Celtic Sea Salt, 2-4 tablespoons (best to start low and adjust flavor as needed after cooking)
- An acid (usually raw apple cider vinegar, organic balsamic vinegar, naturally fermented, unseasoned rice vinegar)
- A chopped onion (Attention: If you are doing a Microbiom reset or Small Intestine Baterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Fast do not add onion)
- You might also add a little bit of seaweed: a couple of pieces of dulse or kombu, a sheet of nori, 4-5 pieces of wakame – any of these choices is fine. Doing so will increase the iodine composition of the broth, an important nutrient missing from the diets of those who don’t consume a lot of seafood and who use natural sea salts that are not commercially-iodized. Personally, I like the flavor of the dulse the best – it doesn’t lend a “Chicken of the Sea” profile to the broth, yet is still full of trace minerals.
Place everything into a cool crock-pot, and set it for a 4-hour cook time. Fill the pot with enough water to leave only about 1.5″ of space at the top, and cover with the lid. At the end of the 4-hour setting, it will kick into the “keep warm” setting, where it will stay until you direct it otherwise (use a meat thermometer to insure that your lowest setting is at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.) Allow the ingredients to all cook together for at least 14 hours, preferably 20 or 24.
After this 24-hour cooking cycle, plan to remove any meaty bits, which you can set in the freezer to consume after your fast.
Pour yourself steaming mugs of broth to consume throughout this first full day of your fast. If you find the broth is too oily, ladle most of it from the crockpot into glass jars to cool in the refrigerator. This will cause the fat to congeal at the top of the broth. Simply remove this disc of fat, then pour your broth back into the crockpot, and set the temperature to a 4-hour setting, with the bones in the broth. (Don’t throw this fat away, though! It’s an excellent medium for sautéing vegetables once you’re done with your fast. Store it in a glass jar in your refrigerator for up to a week.) The broth will re-heat quickly, and the pot will shift to the “Keep Warm” setting following this re-heat.
Each day, you should be consuming 3-4 quarts of broth. Since you’re going to be adding so much fresh hot water to the pot to bring it back up to its original level, you will be removing many of the fats and proteins that otherwise would have overcooked in this continual process.
For each successive day:
- Bring the level of liquid back up to the original amount with fresh, boiling water each time you pull a mug from it
- Add a little Celtic Sea Salt, to taste
- Add a splash of vinegar if you like, to continue to demineralize the bone
- Add a sprinkle of seaweed from time-to-time, to keep the iodine and other trace minerals up in the broth
- Keep the crockpot on the “Keep Warm” setting
After Day Two of the fast, you should consider adding a fresh bone or two, to keep the broth rich in gelatin and some fats. Do this just before bed at the end of Day Two, so that it will be ready for you on the morning of Day Three. When adding the bone(s), push the heat up to the 6-hour setting, before allowing it to settle into the “Keep Warm” setting once again.
In most cases unless an individual is super sensitive to all foods we are able to transition them from a bone broth fast to a whey water fast using 6 Suero Gold a day for 4 more days.
Is it ok to use pic ones. The lady I bought the pig from also raises grass fed beef and free range chickens and I get raw milk from her as we’ll
World renowned Epigenetics in nutrition scientist, Dr. Peter J D’Adamo, states unequivocally research proves that pig is too biologically close to humans for consumption. When I read that I thought,’ … hmmm maybe experience not ideology led all recorded religions to advise against eating pig; again and again, …” hoofed herbavores that chew a cud,” is the lead.
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can i do this fast if i’m breastfeeding?
Wow, I think a consult with a license natural medicine specialist would be advisable. While it is documented how starving mom’s still provide nutritious milk that is generally in countries where food supplies are less polluted. Whether of not detox debris affects milk is a good question. We certainly know that a poor diet during pregnancy places huge stress on mom’s body. Therapeutic diets are not Optimum diets; in part, it is the deficiency that facilitates detoxification. Dr. Paavo Airoloa, ‘Everywoman’s Book,’ stresses that after improving health, remaining on a therapeutic diet will of itself cause nutritional deficits, and structural damage at the cellular level.
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What a great article/recipe. Can you please talk about what one should not eat with leaky gut. My adult son has vomiting symptoms and has lost 25 pounds in less than six weeks. I am making the chicken version right now and will get the beef bones at the natural grocer tomorrow.
Sorry to hear that your son is suffering. Avoiding GMOs, grains (especially gluten), sugars, and difficult to digest foods such as nuts/seeds/legumes until the gut heals is key. Eating plenty of fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchee and raw, fermented dairy (if tolerated) is a must, as well as consuming bone broth and high-fiber veggies, pastured meats, and good fats. Restoring bacterial balance and killing candida or pathogens is crucial. Take a high quality probiotic, and please check out our leaky gut package on http://www.revelationhealth.com. Feel free to call with any questions and best to you! 🙂
While we have become hypersensitive to the gluten issue, the science of ‘ lectin sensitivity,’ has little popular dissemination. Lectins mimic blood type. eg: When a person with Type A Blood eats a food containing lectins that mimic another blood type the body enters rejection mode. The symptoms are being misconstrued as only gluten sensitivity. Certainly avoiding the modified modern wheat, and all other GMO’d crops, and those sprayed with glycophosphates, like Monsanto’s Roundup, is a,’ nobrainer.’ I’d eat the wild grasses and weeds from my yard first.
I have been dealing with a skin rash for 2 years. I have seen many specialists and they seem to just mask the symptoms.I am interested in the beef broth and Suero detox. Do you think it may help someone with this problem? I am really interested in natural healing.
Most skin challenges originate in the gut; therefore, a broth or whey water fast (or both!) could be very helpful for you! Try a 4-day whey water or bone broth fast, followed by starting the Cellular Healing Diet on day 5 along with taking the Core Cellular package (to jumpstart detox). Thanks for reaching out, and call our office 888-600-0642 with further questions 🙂
Hello…this is great information. I’m getting set to do the bone broth fast for 4 days followed by SueroGold. However, what symptoms can I expect during the bone broth fast? Any skin rashes/acne, fatigue, etc?
I’m getting set to try to the 4 day bone broth fast followed by 4 day SueroGold fast to heal an autoimmune condition. During either fasts, what symptoms can I expect to face? Acne, fatigue..?
Detox symptoms vary widely. Monitor results closely, and back off fasting if detox symptoms are extreme. Be patient with your body, it’s a process 🙂
You did not answer their question; I’m sure they are asking for specifics. It’s best to prepare people up front so that they know what to expect. 🙂 Although everyone is different, most people can expect general flu-like symptoms (headache, lethargy, achiness, etc.) and a skin rash is also possible. All these are signs that the detoxification is in process and bad bacteria, viruses, & other bad guys.
Would this help for psoriasis? Sounds pretty tough to fast. But well worth it if this will help.
Hi Ryan, thanks for reaching out. Fasting is often very helpful for autoimmune and/or skin conditions like psoriasis because the break from solid food give the gut time to heal, and gut challenges are implicated in most all AI/skin conditions. Fasting may be challenging but the results can definitely be worth it 🙂
Silly question…can I drink water while fasting on bone broth?
Yes, just drink to your thirst 🙂
Would I get decent results using store bought bone broth?
Thanks for reaching out. You won’t get nearly the same results from store bought broth due to the preservatives and fillers, plus you would be hard pressed to find broth from 100% grass-fed cows. Most definitely better off making your own! Very easy with a crock-pot 🙂
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Hi everyone, I am very impressed with this information of Bone Broth. In my green smoothies and juice fasting journey I often miss something warm and soothing as Broth. Reading that it can aid to improve gut health.. amazing.. I have a bit of an off topic question… I recently purchased my first bottle Braggs Unfiltered Unpasteurised Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and I am enjoying the sour taste so much that I cant seem to stop taking it in… straight, with water diluted, in my green smoothies, as salad dressing, as condiment with my rice and lentils and soups and even diluted on my skin as a toner. I think I consume ACV daily about 100 ml that is 3 to 4 ounces and I feel great. The moment I feel light headache coming up I realize I have to drink more water, because I read that headache is the most common symptom people get from detoxing. When you support your body through a cleanse, those cells have the opportunity to release more stored toxins, pathogens and waste thus causing a headache. It can also be the result of the die off of sugar, yeast or caffeine. I would also like to communicate with anyone who enjoys and benefits using raw unfiltered unpasteurized ACV in these high amounts.
In the video interview with Sarica Cernohous, Dr. Pompa mentioned that for GI issues he likes to starve the bad bacteria with a bone broth fast, then reinoculate with good bacteria.
I suspect I have SIBO. How long should one fast to starve the problematic bacteria?
Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
People often fast for 4 consecutive days on bone broth then begin the re-inoculation with fermented foods 🙂
Thank you for all this wonderful info.
After the 4 day bone broth fast, is the Suero gold fast what restores the healthy bacteria or are there other products? And if so what are they and where can you get them?
Thanks for reaching out, glad you’re enjoying the content 🙂 Yes, post bone-broth fast, the good bacteria in the Beyond Organic whey water (and Amasai yogurt) help to re-inoculate the gut to correct dysbiosis. Please call into our office if you’d like to place an order at 888-600-0642 (M-F 9AM-6PM EST).
Hi after doing the bone broth fast for 4 days can you still do the suero gold if you are allergic to cow’s milk and casein?
Try out the whey water and Amasai from Beyond organic and see if it works for you. The likelihood that you will react is lessened due to the fact that the milk is from A2 cows who do not possess the A1 beta casein genetic mutation.
Sorry a bit confused, when do you start drinking this after the first 4 hour cycle cooking cycle?? Or after the 12 ?? Thanks trying this to help with fibromyalgia.
We usually cook our broth 12-14 hours then begin consuming immediately 🙂
About a year ago I developed eczema and before then I had started suffering from depression. I used to get strep infection so frequently that I was on antibiotics about five times in a 12 month period. I had a tonsillectomy and that helped. I can’t believe doctors prescribed it so many times without concern about my gut. I feel like there is so much supporting evidence for ‘leaky gut.’ I’m hoping this fast, and then reinoculation will help get my body back on track. The only concern is… The taste. I read that maybe I should have roasted it. I am cooling the fat to remove it because it made me a little sick. During the fast, can I add some lemon? Or maybe some spices? Or does it have to be just plain (salted to taste) broth?
Save the fat from the broth for sauteing veggies post-fast and feel free to add lemon and spices like dill, rosemary, turmeric and dulse to enhance flavor 🙂
I have been making broth for a few months now, however, not fasting or drinking everyday. After reading this excellent article, I do want to try and drinking every day. There are a few questions. I have been just using a regular crockpot as well as on the stove method. Does it matter if I followed your recipe exactly as posted? That would involve getting a new crockpot, because mine does not have a timer, and I can see that it would make it a lot easier, but it would mean spending more money. If I continue to make it as I have in the past, following your guidelines other than the crockpot and not watching the temperatures as closely as you do, well I still benefit on the same level? Thank you so much for the information and for your help!
Your current crockpot should be fine. The most important aspect is that you use 100% grass-fed beef bones to obtain the benefits. Thanks for reaching out and best to you! 🙂
Water fasting is also very beneficial and has many health benefits. Bone broth fasting has many benefits as well. Bone broth fasting will never put your body into true ketosis and since you are still consuming liquid, you are not truly giving your digestion true healing powers. It takes 3 days during a water fast to shut your digestion down completely and thus allowing for true healing. What I did was complete a 5 day water only fast followed by a bone broth only regiment for 2 days. I feel amazing and my gut dysbiosis symptoms have subsided.
I am ready to try this for leaky gut, unfortunately there is no way I can afford the whey water. Could I eat saurkeraut instead? And if so, how much daily? Also, I’m trying to understand the directions. so every time I drink a mug full I add hot water in? Won’t this dilute the solution? I will be using a whole chicken (meat included). I was going to use the first broth, then remove the meat and do a second batch using just the carcass, I was under the impression you won’t get much minerals using the carcass more than that…?
Thanks for reaching out. Eating sauerkraut, and other fermented foods like grass-fed yogurt, kimchee, kombucha, etc, is a great way to get unique bacteria into your system. At least a few spoonfuls daily. Fasting has many stand-alone benefits, so the broth fast is a great choice for correcting dysbiosis. Simply drink the broth, and only add in hot water if needed (I don’t add any!). The more times you use the carcass the less the benefit, I use fresh bones for each fast 🙂
Does plain beef bone broth during a broth fast contain enough protein for the body’s phase 2 detox?
Thanks for reaching out. During broth fasting the body goes into protein sparing mode when human growth hormone raises. Therefore, no need to worry about having enough protein, your body has it covered. Moreover, the body would even have enough protein during a 30 day water fast 🙂
What do you eat after the bone broth fast and whey water fast? I don’t eat gluten, dairy, GMO, or processed foods. Is that sufficient or should one be eating the cellar detox diet specifically?
Hi! I am considering your bone broth/whey fast because I have tried so many elimination diets and none make me feel better. I’ve found a few intolerances and eliminated them, but I still don’t feel better. I used to be a vegan for 1.5 yrs, then when I got pregnant I began eating meat.. Postpartum I ate tons of meat and fats and now I have constipation, low thyroid, hormonal imbalances, depression. I am wondering if my body just can’t digest meats well (maybe I lost the proper enzymes when I didn’t eat meat). My question is… Do you think this 4-6 day fast is enough to re-boot my system? I’ve looked into GAPS but it is a little daunting.
The bone broth fast is a great way to re-boot your system! Give it a try and watch the Cellular Healing TV episode here for the how-to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sj6mAeauWo&index=82&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-
Is the broth fast ok for someone with high blood pressure?
Most people do well with the fast, but always check with your health practitioner prior to trying any new regime! 🙂
I have access to goat’s whey and would like to try using that instead of SueroGold, which I have bought in the past and liked– just want to try something new. Is there anything I should know or be aware of before trying this? Does goat’s whey work as well?
I think it’s a great idea to give the goat’s whey a go, should work just fine 🙂 Let us know how you do!
Can I use chopped fresh dill, parsley, cilantro, or celery leaves with a cup of bone broth?
Is drinking fatty bone broth ok?
Can I freeze the beef bone broth?
You may add fresh herbs if your goal is not to starve down bacteria. The fat is good, and yes it can be frozen 🙂
Hi Meredith- i have had oral lichen planus for 5 years and had a major flare on my tongue in feb and its been neverending.also have a history of gut problems…low sIGA, dysbiosis and possibly sibo and leaky gut. i started drinking bone broth recently but havent fasted yet. would a fast help with this condition?
I just may! Definitely worth the try 🙂 Check out our video on broth fasting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sj6mAeauWo&index=82&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-
I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimotos and have been following the AIP diet for over 2 months,in an effort to help my leaky gut, I am still having gut issues and have had gut issues since cancer treatment 8 years ago, chemo and radiotherapy.
I m thinking of the broth fast, but can’t have dairy and live in Australia so not sure where to get the things I need to take after the fast. I am already consuming fermented veggies and coconut water kefir. There is a probiotic with 500 billion could I take that too? Or do I specifically need the whey water? Sorry lots of Qs
Thanks for reaching out. It’s definitely worth giving the broth fast a try, broth fasting has helped me a lot in healing my own leaky gut issues. A potent probiotic and fermented veggies post-fast should be just fine. Best to you! 🙂
Wow sure is fun to have stomache issues with “no cure” huh?
I’m going to share my story and ask a few questions I hope that’s ok sorry if it’s long. I think it’s important to share in the hopes of helping others.
I had intermittent issues with diarrhea for a few months now. I didn’t think much of it because it was only occasional. I chalked it up to eating too much coconut oil, etc. but for the past 3-4 weeks I’ve had daily diarrrah. No weight loss, no other symptoms, just runny stool. Except it’s every day:/ All of my research points to microscopic colitis caused by leaky gut.
I had mild eczema as a kid and random white patches on my arms but staring this past February ( 2 months after a hugely stressful traumatic event) I developed crazy eczema all over my arms and lower legs. It has subsided a little by cutting back on sugar and alcohol but hasn’t gone away.
3 years ago I was on 2 rounds of extreme antibiotics for parasites I picked up in Mexico, as well as for utis and acne in the years before that. I also had frequent ear infections as a child and was on antibiotics quit a bit. I had never taken probiotics and no dr ever brought it up.
My mother has autoimmune issues including vitiligo onset around age 20 and extremely rare adult onset type 1 diabetes in mid 50s.
I’ve also had fillers and Botox a few times in the past 1/2 years. There seems to be issues with these in people with autoimmune issues. Your body sees it as an allergen and doesn’t know what to do. It works overtime.
I hope most of you see where I’m going with all of this. It’s no accident or random occurrence that despite being otherwise healthy and fit and only being 31 (female) that I am having these horrible issues. I had to connect the pieces myself and I know no Dr will be of much help. That’s how I found bone broth fasting.
I tried to buy grass fed bones from whole foods but they said they were out. I did find frozen grass fed beef bone broth however. I am considering stoping all food right now and only drinking this for 2 days ( until I have to work again, my work is physical) and then make my own and do a longer fast next week when I’m off work . Thoughts? One issue is the bought broth has no preservatives or fillers but it does have: triple filtered water, onion, Apple, garlic, and parsley. All organic. Are these ok? Especially the onion, apple, and garlic?? Thank you for any input.
A little more info. I’ve been paleo far a week and completely gluten free for 1.5 days. I’m also on the probiotic VSL3 for a little over a week. I experienced pretty significant die off when I started it ( flu like, chills, headache, achy). Thanks again and sending heathy healing vibes to you all!
Thanks for reaching out and excited for you on your healing journey–it IS a process! Patience required 🙂 Considering the gut issues, a bone broth fast could be very helpful. The caveat: if you’re trying to starve down bad bacteria in the gut (ie dysbiosis) the broth you consume should not contain any sugars/carbs (ie onion, apple, etc) which serve as food for bacteria. Here’s my recipe for basic broth to try for fasting:https://pompa22.wpengine.com/diet/cellular-healing-diet/recipes/basic-slow-cooker-beef-bone-broth. Best to you!
Do I continue to take my multivitamins during my fast? I take calcium and iron as well as a general mulitvitamin with DHA.
You can, but many people take a break from supplementation during fasting 🙂
Also, if I can drink non-caffeine tea during my fast, can I use stevia to sweeten my tea? Thank you for your time 🙂
I would wait to take stevia till after the fast 🙂
hi I’m interested to do broth fasting, but I’m a little bit scared to do a fast again. I tried daily fast, 24hr,36hr fast up to 5 day water fast because I loved it so much, but I was not having my period regularly so I stopped fasting, but when I get back on a regular diet, no matter what I eat I get bloated and constipated so I did food elimination, but it didn’t get any better I’m gaining weight no matter how I eat and exercise any advice will be appreciated and can I put ginger in my broth? what food should I eat to break my fast? thank you so much for your help
Thanks for reaching out. This forum is not meant to provide in-depth fasting advice. Feel free to call the office to speak with a certified health coach at 888-600-0642. Best to you! 🙂
For the bone broth fast, how many ounces per sitting should you have and how many times a day should you have it?
Also, is it recommended to only use beef bones or should we/can we use others during the fast?
Thanks for reaching out. For the broth fast, often we say the more you can drink the better! I try to consume at least a large mug or bowl for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and add in more if I can. OR simply sip from a thermos all day. Beef bones offer the most nutritional bang for your buck, but any bones from healthy animals will do. Sometimes I use lamb, turkey, fish and deer bones 🙂 See CHTV episode 78 on broth fasting here for more info:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sj6mAeauWo&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-&index=82
For 3 days, correct?
Dr. Pompa often suggests a 4 day fast for best results 🙂
Hi! During the second phase of the fast, after the 4 day broth only and when we introduce the SueroGold, Im confused if we are supposed to have only the SueroGold for 3-4 days or if we are suppossed to also drink broth whilst drinking the SueroGold every 2 hours as directed (I would purchase the cleanse package for this)
There are many different approaches to fasting, and it’s more of an art than a science so you may need to experiment if you’re not working with a trained practitioner. You may just drink the Suero for a few days after the broth fast, or you can continue to consume the broth along with it as well, though not necessary. Best to you! 🙂
Thanks Meredith. During the video, you and Dr Pompa spoke of intermittent fasting. How frequently is this recommended?
Dr. Pompa practices intermittent fasting daily, so you could try this approach, or at least practice it a few times a week 🙂
Hi there. I’ve made lamb broths. I’d like to try a bone broth fast for 3 days. I”ll try my hardest for 4 days. However do I consume probiotics in the morning while fasting or after the fast? Also, I’ll be trying a salt water flush in mornings to flush “gunk” out and will that wash out nutrients from the broth or its fine to do a salt water flush for 3-4 days and consume bone broths with probiotics in mornings? thanks for your time!
Thanks for reaching out. While broth fasting, I wait until after the fast to consume probiotics. I think it should be fine to try out the salt water flush during the fast. Best to you! 🙂
SIR I AM A VEG. SO CAN I USE A VEGETABLE STOCK FOR FASTING. I AM 49 YEARS AND DIAEEBETIC FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS.
Thanks for reaching out. You can use homemade vegetable stock for fasting, but will miss out on the numerous vitamins, minerals, and collagen specifically offered in animal bone stock 🙂
Thank you for this wonderful information. I am presently on Humira for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lyrica for my Fibromyalgia. I am sure this bone broth and whey water diet will help me as I also have some gastroparesis problems and taking Domperidone. However, should I stop the meds during this fast?
Thanks for reaching out; however, we cannot provide medical advice in this forum. Please call into our office if you have questions: 888-600=0642. Best to you! 🙂
Thank you. How do you go about breaking this fast at the end ?
Hello! I am one of the very sensitive people; I am actually setting up donors and tests to do fmt, as I have tried everything for my very painful leaky gut and have only made small progress. I am doing scd right now as I can tell that grains do seem to ferment and cause pain. I also get pain and irritation from certain probiotic strains, anything acidic, spices and most supplements.
I have tried bone broth in the past; before my gut got really bad it was fine, but now I do not digest it well. It seems to do something strange to my liver. Last year was the last time I tried some, and it seems to have done something to my livers ability to digest fats, even though I have done a few liver flushes since. Any idea what is going on here?
Thanks for reaching out. This forum is not used to provide advice; however, some very sensitive people do better with a water fast, but only under the care of a trained practitioner. Feel free to call our office 888 600 0642 for more info 🙂
I’m on day two of a strictly bone broth fast. I got bloated and gained 3lbs. Can anyone testify to this as a temporary bodily rebellion?
Bloating and weight gain can occur, along many other unpleasant detox symptoms. Stay the course! 🙂
Hi Meredith, I started the 4 day bone broth today. Can I continue taking Vital Maxi C 1000mg (Vitamin C) and Vital Gold Ultimate A-Z Multi Plus (multi vitamins) – I did this morning because I don’t know. I did weight myself this morning. So here goes….
Good for you! We often suggest clients stop taking supplements while fasting to give the system a break, however, it’s up to you.
Are you in favor or against epsom salt or Himalayan salt baths during a fast to overcome the detox side affects such as headache?
A salt bath could be a helpful “downstream” detox support to ease side effects 🙂
Hi, I started the Suero cleanse a day and a half ago and have been bloated, gassy and have diarrhea. I’m very sensitive to dairy, but read that most people don’t have a problem with Suero because of the type of dairy. I guess my question is, do other people have this reaction? I’ve been eating a very clean, all organic low carb moderate protein high fat diet for years, use all natural organic home and health/body care products, so I don’t feel I have much to detox. Just not sure if I should continue? and do you know if Beyond Organic offers refunds? Thank you!
You would need to contact the company directly regarding refunds. As far as your reaction, this does happen from time to time and perhaps you just cannot tolerate dairy, regardless of the source, but there is no way to know until you try. Sometimes it takes continued gut healing to tolerate healthy dairy, but other times it may simply not be digested well at all. If it doesn’t work for you, no need to dismay as there are many wonderful dairy-free sources of healthy probiotics.
I know the suggested time frame is 4 days… Are they any benefits from bone broth fasting less than that? 2-3 days?
Yes, you can still get benefits from shorter periods of fasting, and remember the benefits of daily intermittent fasting too: https://pompa22.wpengine.com/additional-resources/180_solutions/intermittent-fasting-top-5-strategies-for-your-best-health-ever
Hi! I have a dairy sensitivity. Would the whey water be a good option for me, or would it be better to do a non-dairy water keifer? Thank you!
You could try it, but perhaps better to focus on gut healing first with a broth or pure water fast. See these chtv episodes for more info:
Bone broth fasting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sj6mAeauWo&index=82&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-
Whey water fasting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxzhJFAxSsk&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-&index=83
Water fasting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7VbooS8bMY&index=113&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-
Can we do a chicken broth instead of beef broth? Using a whole chicken and chicken feet?
Yes, organic, pastured chicken broth is just fine 🙂
I’ve been drinking bone broth everyday religiously for the past 2 months but my acne is still around. The upside is that I don’t have cysts like I used to, which was all over my face. Now, I just get some white heads and some pimples but significantly less than I used to. After reading your comments to others, I believe that I will have to do the fast now, and remove all veggies from the broth. My question is, is it safe to leave the broth in the slow cooker on the warm setting? I heard from the butcher shop that it brings the soup to unsafe levels. He compared it to leaving food out on the counter for several days. And if it’s not safe in your opinion, how can I keep this bone broth around without having to microwave or reheat it all the time?
I leave my broth on the warm setting in a slow cooker for a few days and it always seems fine to me 🙂 If you’re unsure, just keep jars in the fridge and reheat on the stove as needed. Also, we have some incredible new topical cellular skin healing products at Dr. Pompa’s store that may be of interest, called Osmosis brand: revelationhealth.com.
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And if it’s safe, how many days can I leave it on the warm setting? And if not, can I pour it into a pot and put it in the fridge, then scoop out what I want to reheat in the next 4 days?
but 24 hours? Seriously? I love how everyone always says this broth is incredibly cheap, but NO. Grassfed beef bones are not cheap and so is not the gas/electricity needed to cook this for a whole freaking day.
Hi, my name is Chris, and I’ve had leaky gut for a long time, as well as other issues. I’ve been working with some great doctors, but would love to hear some new insights. I’ve tried liquid diet fasts twice now. First time was 4 days with Ningxia red juice. I made some mistakes, and could hardly get through the day, super low energy, and it set me back noticeably in my recovery process. I just finished a three day bone broth fast with 1 meal/day of organic veggies/fruit/protein in the evening. I couldn’t hardly get through it without spending most of the day doing nothing but sitting. My body just got so low energy that I was hardly able to function or walk around much without rapid exhaustion and neural overload. I’d love to do these 2 fasts recommended above (4 days bone broth + 4 days whey water), because my gut could really use it, but I’m afraid my endocrine system isn’t ready. What do you recommend for a guy who has leaky gut, sees the wisdom in bone broth fasting, but can’t get his blood sugar levels stable enough to make it through the day without food?
Thanks for reaching out. It takes time to transition from a “sugar burner” to a “fat burner.” Be patient with yourself and begin to implement Dr. Pompa’s Multi-Therapeutic Approach. Start with Cellular Healing Diet, then perhaps move to the ketogenic diet. True Cellular Detox, exercise, proper gut support and supplementation should all be considered. This is why working with a coach is important. Be in touch if you’re interested in coaching and best 🙂
See more on the MTA here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAfFvO2_cfs&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-&index=122
Dr. Mindy Pelz
Dr. Pompa is so on point! I recommend the bone broth fast to all of my patients suffering from leaky gut, immune disorders, allergies, and achy joints with amazing results. The fastest way to a healthy body is through your gut!
Please forgive me if this was covered and I missed it, but I don’t see exactly how to do the fast…can you eat anything? Or do you consume just broth? What can you drink?…Thanks
Yes, most just consume broth and water during the fast. Find more info on broth fasting in this CHTV show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sj6mAeauWo&index=82&list=PLQQiGbs4j_5bgigIxzeE6-pWS-WgJsxO-
I recently battled C Diff. My gut needs help! Would you recommend the bone broth and Suerogold fast?
Fasting is typically very supportive of gut repair, but please work with a trained practitioner to get your health back on track 🙂 For info on coaching please call 1-800-833-2941 or Email:
[email protected]. Best!
I decided to go on a cleanse and tried this organic broth from Au Bon Broth. It’s amazing! I can’t believe how great I felt after a few days of cleansing. I felt healthier and my skin looks so much better.
It was great reading all these information. I’ve proven the benefits the bone broth does for your health. I started drinking Au Bon Broth and I felt more energetic and surprisingly, I’ve received compliments on how good my skin looks.
I really love consuming bone broth! It has lowered my
rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain a large amount. I
used to be sensitive to certain kinds of food.
I feel the bone broth has helped my digestion. It appears that I also have more energy since I
have included bone broth in my diet. What do you think about mixing it with a
fish oil capsule for enhanced health benefits?
Glad to hear what a difference it has made in your health! We do not recommend fish oil, we suggest plant-based oils. Please read the articles about the dangers of fish oils.