You’re probably aware by now that the staff of our Horseheads, NY facility occasionally like to share healthy snack ideas, nourishing recipes and the like. Okay….maybe a little MORE than occasionally!
Lately, bone broth has become all the rage…and for good reason! Benefits include a nice boost to your immune system, healthier bones and teeth, an improved mood and more. Give this article on the Louise Hay website a quick once over. The 18 Amazing Benefits of Bone Broth
Also, this article from the Dr.Axe website The Healing Power of Bone Broth
At any rate, we hope you enjoy this delicious and nourishing recipe for bone broth stew provided by one of our newest AgeLess team members, Samantha. All the details you’ll need are provided below.
As we head into the colder months and the more ‘yin’ time of the year, warm and nourishing foods should become more prominent in our diets. Soups, stews, congees or porridge are great to eat and strengthen our bodies to face the harsh cold months. One of the best ways I tell patients to keep their bodies strong is to make a big batch of bone broth or bone broth stew.
Here is my favorite recipe I use in my crockpot and it leaves your house smelling, oh so scrumptious!
What you’ll need:
2-4 beef marrow bones (Depending on the size of your crockpot)
5 small shallots
2-3 big spoonfuls of garlic (Sometimes I will add the garlic and shallots first with a little olive oil to brown them)
2 sweet potatoes (Quartered)
3-4 beets (Quartered)
5 carrots (Slice into big chunks)
1 bag of variety of beans (Make sure you rinse them before)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp Herb de provenance (If you prefer a different spice or herb, go for it! I tend to like the lavender in this mixture.)
How to make it:
Place bones and all veggies into the crockpot and add water to cover. Or, first brown shallots and garlic with oil then add bones, veggies and cover with water.
Add seasonings in and set the temperature to low and cook overnight or all day long. Around 8-10 hours. Marrow bones will have lost the meat and bones should start to look porous. Keep bones in to extract all nutrients possible.
I tend to keep mine fairly simple but you can add hearty greens such as kale, Swiss chard, spinach, mushrooms, or any of your favorite root vegetables. You can also keep this stew going by adding more water to it as you go.
If you make a big batch, this stew or broth is easily frozen to keep for you to enjoy at a later time.
Enjoy and be well!
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According to a study released in 2012, The Epidemiology of Cancer among Police Officers(link opens in new tab), police work is associated with exposure to a variety of carcinogens, lifestyles, and other risk factors. According to the study, evidence suggests that police officers may be subject to increased overall risks for cancer, particularly Hodgkin’s lymphoma, melanoma, and bladder or testicular cancer. In addition, the study found that a variety of other factors, including shift work, stress, and sleep disruption have a negative impact and effect on those who work in law enforcement.
That study, and the current tension for many in the law enforcement community, inspired Dr. Cilip come up with a program geared at helping those who spend their lives helping others. AgeLess Integrative Medical Spa in Horseheads has begun a new program called AgeLess BlueMed, a program designed to serve both active and retired law enforcement officers.
Dr. Cilip recognized that these are difficult times for law enforcement agencies across the nation and came up with the idea after reading the study describing the medical conditions unique to law enforcement. “With very little effort, we can treat, manage, and overcome these conditions specifically,” he said.
Dr. Cilip says the goal of AgeLess BlueMed is to offer access to rapid and attentive medical care, focused on the needs of law enforcement. For example, if an officer is getting off shift and needs to be seen but can’t get to their primary care doctor, they can be seen by the medical staff at AgeLess quickly that same day.
“In their profession, when the world calls, police respond. However when they require the same level of urgency and attention, it is not always reciprocated. At AgeLess, we believe that by offering a different level of service we can not only help in a more timely fashion for immediate results. Additionally, we can take the opportunity to address and monitor long term health concerns unique to law enforcement.”
Dr. Cilip notes that those participating in the program do not have to give up their own family doctor. Medical care is billed through insurance as usual and there is no extra charge for AgeLess BlueMed. As Dr. Cilip put it, “They pay the bill in full for this level of care every day they go to work.”
While AgeLess BlueMed is currently being offered to law enforcement right now, the program is still in its early stages and he anticipates expanding the service to other emergency professionals.
Law enforcement officers interested in taking part in the program can contact the office by calling (607) 846-3960 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org