by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

February 2018, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.


NOTE: This article supercedes and updates other advice and warnings on this website about the dangers of bone broth.


Bone broth from lamb, chicken or beef is a good source of minerals.  However, most of it contains too much lead.  As a result, right now we do not recommend it.

The exception is a little beef bone broth, up to one cup three times per week.  Ideally, use bones from a cow that has been raised naturally – organic or free-ranged beef.  This appears to be safe.




The best method is to make it yourself.  Add some water to some beef bones, preferably from natural, range-fed beef cows. 


Cooking procedure.  Two methods are:

1. Pressure cook the bone broth for about 30 minutes.

2. Regular cooking.  Bring it to a boil and then simmer it for 3-4 hours.  Only cook it for 3-4 hours.  Do not cook it overnight, as many people recommend.  This is too much.


You can also buy beef bone broth ready made, although it is often overcooked.



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