Sucking the Marrow out of Life

“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.”

by Henry David Thoreau

Did you ever consider eating bone marrow to prevent osteoporosis? Or for beauty? Read this and you may change your mind. Bone marrow is the fatty tissue located in the centre of bones. It has been consumed worldwide for thousands of years because it is contains potent nourishment and… because it is delicious!

Bone Marrow is:
🔧 filled with particular collagen, which releases antioxidants inside the body, boosting skin health and preventing early aging of skin

🔧 rich in glucosamine, a compound that helps prevent osteoarthritis, relieves joint pain, and reduces joints inflammation

🔧 has higher amount of calcium than the meat itself, making it excellent for bone health and for prevention of arthritis|

🔧 is composed of stem cells, which transform into white blood and red blood cells, improving immunity of the body and contribute in cell repair and regeneration

🔧 contains the hormone adiponectin, which optimizes digestion, regulates insulin and has been linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity-associated cancers

Roasted marrow bones are super easy to prepare. Beef leg bones can be purchased either online or at the butcher (preferably organic).

– Pre-heat oven to 450
– Clean bones in vinegar water
– Place on oven tray
– Sprinkle with salt
– Bake for 20 minutes
– Serve

We eat the warm marrow with a spoon, but it can be spread on crackers or bread. It has a savory, slightly sweet, beefy taste. My boys love it and ask me to make it every week.

I believe in eating cleanly sourced, whole, unprocessed food – plain and simple. It’s great that there have been studies about the benefits of this food, but here’s my barometer when it comes to food… If my human ancestors ate it, it is good for me.


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