I think that it is more important to find out how we are made. We are not getting so much from our American Standard Diets.
Ginagirl posted this before and I gave it a shot. WOW is all I can say.
Ginagirl said this:
I believe the minerals work together; boron activates vit D and is crucial for the metabolism of magnesium, calcium and phosphorus (=bone builders). vit C plays a role here, too.
Silica is the glue, the structure.
Calcium is the brick.
Magnesium the transporter
vit c and d are activators
iodine helps assimilate the minerals
I did all the above and added Diatomaceous earth and Knox Gelatin. I can't recommend enough for people who have knee, shoulder, back, elbow and rotator cuff issues to give this a try.
My knees would hurt so much that I would have to use furniture to help me up. I used to have to get off the bed by rolling sideways. I can sit up now.
I got 50 lbs of Diatomaceous earth and all I can say is that if makes me more alert. I am a caffeine addict and have now cut back (a little) but over time it is good.
I was going to get Amino Acids separately but would have to spend 100's of dollars. Guess what, they are all in the gelatin for $10.90 for a pound.
Some find it gross to learn that it is made up from leftover parts. When you feel the joint pain and soreness decrease, you soon lose the mental issue.
I didnt have a WOW after gelatin, but a slightly better sleep and skin;yes. Sleep also better in the summertime or when at sunny vacations. The winters up here are pretty dark, thats probably why I can notice the difference as marked as I do
I take DE only now and then as it dries me up if I take it regularly. I have to take it in the morning, as taken late disrupted my sleep terribly. Awake and a pounding heart!
I take some nettlepowder for my silica.
As the I pad is giving trouble hitting crazy buttons ".....what are is the best source to get both gelatin and silica ...I need to re examine my regiment and make sure I have all that Gina recommends ...I may be Missing the c lately
You can make your own "jello" with fruit juice, you can put it in broth or soup or drink it in juice or water. I like putting it in chicken broth with an egg and make my own egg drop soup. Sometimes I put rice noodles in it.
Gelatine is just the non-American spelling, I think.
Is anyone else using the Great Lakes regular (non-kosher) gelatin? The sensation that I've just liquidised and consumed a festering pig carcass is making it difficult for me to get enough in my diet. Does the kosher stuff taste any better?
Bone broth is great, but I can't manage to find organic grass fed bones, so mine is likely full of fluoride and God knows what else... Hopefully the good outweighs the bad.
There is several ways to do this; I actually like the texture of gelatin sheets soaked in water for a few minutes.
Take it with your supplements to "chelate" them.
One other option is to buy bones and made broths yourself.
I also have a craving for it; and when I cook the broth I cant resist digging in the marrow; a real treat.
Toxins; yes, a big concern, but really hard to avoid these days, I got my hypo T condition when I was a vegetarian with a more "healthy" diet than I have today, well; depends on what idea one has about the issue of course. We just had a thread about the it: F-you all etc; http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1925311
If possible I buy bones from game, second grass fed bovine, but this is hard to come by here. Third is regular stuff.
In US I am sure it is possible to buy gelatine from organic / grassfeed animals ??
I like Weston Price`s take on it;
Glycine might also be considered a "conditionally essential" amino acid.
As the simplest amino acid, it constitutes a basic nitrogen pool for manufacture of other amino acids, and it is used in the synthesis of hemoglobin, creatine, porphyrin, bile salts, glutathione and the nucleotides DNA and RNA. Glycine is involved in glucogenesis (the manufacture of glucose), and low levels may produce hypoglycemic-like symptoms.
Another vital function is detoxification. The human body requires copious amounts of glycine for detoxification after exposure to chemicals, and it conjugates directly with benzoic acid . In that individuals stressed with benzoic acid show inhibition of glutathione synthesis, and glycine is a precursor amino acid for glutathione, some researchers have concluded that glycine might improve the functioning of Phase II hepatic detoxification. "Benzoic acid is used widely in the food industry as a preservative. Under normal circumstances these sources of benzoic acid can be handled with ease at the levels found in the total diet by most normal individuals. However, even these low levels might present a problem to individuals who already have a compromised glycine status in trying to satisfy an increased demand, such as pregnancy or sickle cell disease."15
Glycine also helps digestion by enhancing gastric acid secretion. Research published in 1976 established that only proteins stimulate gastric acid secretion, but apparently not all amino acids do so.16 Glycine is one of those that do, a fact that was known in 1925.17 The effects of other amino acids and their related peptides on acid secretion has not been determined, but researchers have proposed that "glycine may have application in the design of chemically defined diets for patients with gastrointestinal disorders." http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-broth-is-beautiful
Skin collagen are also made of the amino acids from gelatin + vit C and some silica. This could be sold as skin / anti aging capsules, I am sure. Put some Iodine in and one could probably triple the prize tag.
Eat the offal, connective tissues, skin and cartilage... all of it.
Simmer the bones - I simmer mine for 3 or 4 days at about 140 - 150 degrees. Though I will do this with all bones... my favorite are beef joints and marrow bones... they make a very nutritionally dense, deep, dark, rich, *jello*, with about 20% fat.
I use this then for sauces, soups, stews and to cook grains in.
in order to eat the way our ancestors did, and reacquire our health and strength... we need to get over being squeamish about these things.
It is only over the last 3 or 4 generations that things have changed... with the exception of some cultures, and people who refuse to give up what they know works.
Several markets in town cater to any number of traditional ethnic diets... chicken feet, pork heads, feet, you name it... one of them, in addition to the above mentioned items, has a whole wall of huge fish tanks with live fish... lobster, crabs, you name it... you pick it out, and they butcher it right there... you want the offal, bones... they are yours.
Great Lakes gelatin states they use skins from grass fed cattle. Not hard to believe seeing they use cattle from a country with lots of grass.
"7. Are your pigs or cattle fed any hormones or other kinds of artificial fillers?
There is no way to be certain of all concepts of feeding of these animals, but what we can assure you is that of all tests that are known to us we find no disease, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, or herbicides in the skin or hides of animals used to produce gelatin. Therefore none of the above items are transmitted to our products."