The Benefits of Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised Broth and Meat – Concord Center Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

The Benefits of Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised Broth and Meat

We suggest making and drinking homemade bone broth to many patients. Sip a hot cup of homemade bone broth daily or eat it regularly in a soup, gravy or stir-fry to improve and maintain all aspects of your health. Bone broth is a must for anyone suffering from digestive problems, fatigue, frequent colds, allergies, cancer or post-surgical recovery, tremors and tics, low libido, chronic low back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, infertility, tooth decay, hair loss, memory loss and menopausal symptoms.

Why is bone broth so good for you? Bone broth is rich in minerals, collagen and amino acids and it:

  1. repairs your gut
  2. boosts your immune system
  3. improves energy
  4. nourishes your brain and nervous system
  5. nourishes bones, joints and connective tissue (aka muscles, tendons and ligaments)
  6. strengthens teeth and hair
  7. supports fertility

Would you like to benefit from the healing benefits of bone broth, but can’t seem to find the time to make it? Don't worry... we have you covered! We now carry high quality Walden Local bone broth right at our clinic. Walden Local's collagen rich broth is made from local 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chicken that has been slow-simmered for more than 12 hours with no added salt. Frozen containers of broth are available at our clinic for $12. Pick up this broth at your next appointment or email to arrange a time to stop by the clinic.

Walden Local also offers monthly and bi-monthly shares (which include a customizable selection of local 100% grass-fed pasture-raised meats, broth, eggs and local fish that is delivered to your doorstep every month). Click here and use this link to take advantage of your free gift with your first share. The membership can be paused at any time and you can exclude types and cuts of meat you don’t enjoy or prefer not to eat.

What Makes Walden Local Meat and Broth Better

I am overjoyed at the success of Walden Local. This company is the model for a healthy and sustainable food system that is beneficial to your body and the environment. I was vegetarian for 15 years when options for healthy, humanely raised and ecologically sustainable meat were scarce. But like many young women and children, a purely vegetarian diet was not what my body needed. Chinese Medicine showed me that moderate and regular amounts of meat (including red meat), along with beans, veggies and whole grains is what my body needed to be healthy. We find this to be true for many of our patients.

There is a way to eat meat without destroying our planet and our health. Local, 100% grass-fed and pasture-raised meat is the solution.

What are the benefits of 100% grass-fed meat?

  1. Grass-fed meat is lower in fat but higher in antioxidants, nutrients and heart healthy omega-3's and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
  2. Grass-fed farming methods actually help trap carbon in the pasture soil, thus offsetting the methane produce by the animals by capturing and building carbon within the soil.
  3. The life of grass-fed livestock most closely mimics the life of their wild ancestors, making for happier animals. They get to live a happy life in the pastures rather than imprisoned in small pens or cages.
  4. Locally raised meat also helps better support our farmers by putting a larger portion of the profits in their hands.

As you can probably see from this list, the food we choose to put into our body and how it was raised affects not only our health, but the health of our local community and our planet. After twenty-five years of studying ecology, sustainable agriculture and Chinese Medicine, I’m am now hopeful as I hear a national dialogue around the need for local and sustainable agriculture as part of our healthcare and climate change solutions.

Over the past five years Walden Local has “built the largest meat share cooperative model in the country, in partnership with some 75 different small farms right here in New England and New York, covering 7,143 acres of active pasture this year.” When you purchase $100 of Walden Local Meat, over $95 of that money stays in the local community, with $55 going directly to the farmers. This is compared to just $30 that will stay in the community if you purchase from a chain restaurant or store.

Additionally, this year, Walden Local started donating 1% of their meat to local food charities, including Second Chance Foods in Brewster, NY, Food Link in Arlington, MA and the Greater Boston Food Bank. Poor food quality is one of the many tragedies of poverty and we are so pleased to support a company that is able to help support their community with high quality protein.

And did we even mention how awesome the meat tastes?! Walden Local has some the of the best tasting beef, lamb, chicken, pork, sausages, bacon, broth and eggs that we’ve EVER tasted! If you need a recipe or cooking tips for grass-fed meat, talk to Bhaird next time you are in the clinic—he loves to talk food, cooking and grilling. Monthly shares are flexible and adjustable right from the Walden Local website. If you need more information on their meat shares we are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Sign Up for a Share or Purchase Your Broth Today

If you want to sign up for a share you can click here. The membership is monthly or bi-monthly but you can pause it at any time. It is also customizable. You can exclude types and cuts of meat you don’t enjoy or prefer not to eat.

If you are just looking for some awesome homemade broth, spare yourself the kitchen mess and pick some up at your next appointment or shoot us an email to setup a time to stop by the clinic.

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