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The Health Benefits of Bone Marrow

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Bursting with health benefits, bone marrow contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium and can help heal your gut lining.
Air Date: 5/7/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Esther Blum MS, RD, CDN, CNS
esther blumEsther Blum is a Registered Dietitian, Holistic Nutritionist, and bestselling author.

She is currently finishing her fourth book, Cavewomen Don't Get Fat (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Prior to this, Esther authored Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist's Guide to Living Well While Living It Up, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project.

Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was featured in the 2011-2012 edition of Sutton Who's Who in Healthcare.

Esther was also voted "Best Nutritionist" by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5's Good Day NY, Fox News Live, CW11 morning news, Martha Stewart Radio, Lime Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. A self-titled Food Fashionista, Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in InTouch, Time Magazine, the New York Post, Los Angeles Times, In Style, iVillage, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Delicious Living, Time Out New York, Women's Health, Body and Soul, Clean Eating, and Health.

Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition.

Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), a license of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)'s certifying arm, the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS).

She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.
  • Book Title: Cave Woman Dont Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet For Rapid Results
The Health Benefits of Bone Marrow
When done properly, following the Paleo Chic plan provides more vitamins and minerals than any other mainstream diet plan, leaving your body better nourished.

The Paleo diet is known for eating plenty of meat and has been criticized in that if you follow this specific diet, your calcium intake and bone health will suffer due to the inability to eat dairy. However, calcium doesn't just come from milk and cheese.

A whole foods diet naturally contains calcium and collagen, as well as vitamin D and trace minerals to keep your bone matrix strong from the inside out.

Have you ever tried bone broth or bone marrow?

Bone broth contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are essential for your body, and through this method can be easily absorbed. Bone marrow is a fatty Jell-O like substance that is found in the core of bones. Both contain numerous health benefits, most notably in healing your gut lining.

Esther Blum, MS, RD, joins Dr. Holly to discuss the benefits of eating bone marrow, bone broth and organ meats to support your own bone health.