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First off, I wanted to correct the review that said the audio download did not include the recipes. The PDF is available in one's Audible library, and it was very easy to download and read (and print if one wanted). I read it, and it was all fine - though I probably will just continue using the broth and soup recipes I've already been using and those available in my cookbooks and online.
First off, this isn't rocket science, and what science there is is not definitive - in my non-professional opinion. Hard core believers or deniers may disagree, but I am comfortable thinking that the scientific studies sited are mostly old, and we don't have a chance to check the methodology. The pharmaceutical industry is looking elsewhere and there isn't much money behind the 'bone broth lobby'. I think that eating traditional foods and a variety of foods is valuable, so I don't demand nutritional science back up every food choice. I listened to the book because I already think broth is a good traditional food, and one I would like a bit more motivation to incorporate it in my diet more regularly.
I read/listen to many audio books, since I am at home, usually without anyone else, doing fairly menial labor for most of the day. If I was a very busy person, who had very limited time, I would probably have skipped this book. As it is, I'm glad I listened, but I suspect that a very busy person could probably get as much information as they needed by checking the Weston A. Price Foundation website or many of the websites devoted to "nourishing" and "traditional" foods, the GAPS diet, paleo diets, etc.
I am in my late fifties now, and noticing the way older women often retreat into the background in larger society - men no longer notice us and we aren't seen on television shows as leading (or even 'sidekick' characters), or experts, or news reporters, etc. [Admittedly, I don't watch much TV, so maybe I'm missing a whole genre on some channel.] But I realized that I really didn't much like listening to the narrator, and that part of my resistance was that she sounded like an old woman - sorry, I know, it's not fair, and as I say, I'm one myself! This was not a professional narrator. She did fine, but it wasn't a very luxurious listen.
So, I'm glad I listened. It was not a 'fun' listen, but it was moderately interesting, and given the amount of time I have to listen to audiobooks and my interest in traditional, slow foods, I am glad to have heard the material.
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This is a great book. It is a treasure trove of great information to help your overall health as well as heal from sickness. About a year ago I started making bone broth to help heal Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, an upper GI digestive disorder. I attributed bone broth to my rapid healing and was just looking for more tasty recipes when I found this book. It is by far the most comprehensive explanation as to why bone broth is so healthful that I have ever come across. It wasn't out when I started my path down the bone broth road and I am unbelievably happy it is now!!! You will probably want the kindle or physical book for reference after listening to it though. There is just so much great information!
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