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Boost your health with bone broth

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What are the healing benefits of bone broth

In China they having been making bone broths with Chinese herbs for centuries to benefit the immune system or just to nourish and strengthen the digestion.

Broth is a traditional food that your grandmother likely made. There are many reasons for incorporating good-old-fashioned bone broth into your diet. Broth is a mineral rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices.

The health benefits:

  • Promotes healthy hair and nail growth
  • It’s good for arthritis and joint pain It contains glucosamine and chondroitin – which help effects of arthritis and joint pain. Rather than taking glucosamine-chondroitin and mineral supplements, just make bone broth.
  • Promotes strong, healthy bones; bone broth contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an important role in healthy bone formation.
  • Reduces joint pain and inflammation; Contains chondroitin sulphates, glucosamine, and other compounds extracted from the boiled down cartilage.
  • It helps relieve stress and anxiety. Calming, anti-stress minerals like calcium and potassium are abundant in bone broth and easily absorbed. Glycine acts an important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brainstem and spinal cord exerting quieting, relaxing action and promoting natural sleep.
  • Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: Supports the stomach and Spleen qi/ energy in Chinese Medicine. Bone broths have been used successfully in treating gastro-intestinal disorders, including hyperacidity, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and infant diarrhea.
  • It’s great for thyroid issues: Eating meat with a rich source of gelatin counters the negative effects of methionine, cysteine and tryptophan leading to a more efficient metabolism (healthy thyroid).
  • Strengthen the immune systems. It’s rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals, which are easily absorbable, thus assisting the immune system.

Easy Chicken Broth Recipe

You can make use of left over carcass bones that would otherwise be thrown away. And while the thought of making your own broth may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually quite easy.

Bone broth provides you with a variety of important nutrients—such as calcium, magnesium, chondroitin, glucosamine, and arginine—that you may otherwise be spending a good deal of money on in the form of supplements.

You can use chicken carcass, bone marrow, beef bones or fish bones in your bone broth.

Ingredients for homemade chicken broth

2 to 3 Organic Chicken carcass or 1 whole organic chicken.

4 Cups cold filtered water

½ Cup apple cider vinegar

1 large onion, coarsely chopped

2 organic carrots and coarsely chopped

3 organic celery stalks, coarsely chopped

1 bunch parsley

½ cup Goji Berries

5 Chinese Red dates (Both Dates and Goji berries nourish the blood)

Please note the addition of vinegar. Not only are fats are ideally combined with acids like vinegar, but when it comes to making broth, the vinegar helps leech all those valuable minerals from the bones into the stockpot water, which is ultimately what you’ll be eating.

The goal is to extract as many minerals as possible out of the bones into the broth water.

Cooking Directions

There are lots of different ways to make bone broth, and there really isn’t a wrong way.

If you’re starting out with a whole chicken, you’ll of course

have plenty of meat as well, which can be added back into the broth later with extra herbs and spices to make a chicken soup.

Fill up a large stockpot (or large crock pot or slow cooker) with pure, filtered water. Add vinegar and all vegetables, goji berries and Chinese Red dates except parsley to the water.

  1. Place the whole chicken or chicken carcass into the pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, and remove any scum that rises to the top.
  3. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and let simmer.
  4. If cooking a whole chicken, the meat should start separating from the bone after about 2 hours. Simply remove the chicken from the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Place the carcass back into the pot and continue simmering the bones for another 12-24 hours and follow with step 8 and 9.
  5. If cooking bones only, simply let them simmer for about 24 hours.
  6. Add the fresh parsley about 10 minutes before finishing the stock, as this will add healthy mineral ions to your broth.
  7. Remove remaining bones from the broth with a slotted spoon and strain the rest through a strainer to remove any bone fragments.


Bone Broth is Medicinal

Simmering bones over low heat for an entire day will create one of the most nutritious and healing foods there is.

You can use this broth for soups, stews, or drink it straight. The broth can also be frozen for future use.

Drink 1 cup a day to boost your health.


Try it today your body will thank you for it.




Achieve your 2015 health goals with Acupuncture.

Start achieving your 2015 health goals today!









Now that Christmas is over and the kids are back at school we hope you are all back in the swing of things and on the path to achieving your 2015 health goals!

For those of you who always wanted to try acupuncture or have been meaning to make appointment there is no time like the present.

How can acupuncture help achieve your health goals?

Acupuncture can treat a whole range of health aliments both Acute an Chronic. It can also can be used to maintain good health and balance the body so you don’t to be unwell to receive Acupuncture.

Acupuncture can assist with common ailments:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Women’s health care like hot flushes, menstrual irregularities
  • Infertility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Stress and Tension
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Back & Neck pain
  • Sciatica

  Acupuncture Can treat general wellbeing and  relaxation..

Whatever your health goals are for 2015 we would be happy to make those goals come true.


Phone for an appointment today

PHONE: 3856 4087


Turning Point Acupuncture

126 Banks Street Alderely QLD



Improve your health in 2015 with Acupuncture

 Improve your health in 2015 with Acupuncture


Welcome to 2015 with a new healthier approach to changing your mind, revitialise your energy and supporting your digestion to better health.

Happy New Year!

The beginning of the year is a time to reflect and redirect, we look forward to making plans and goals for the year ahead.

If one of your goals is to be healthier then at Turning Point Acupuncture we can support you through this process!


  • It can help with stress by calming the mind and body
  • It can assist pain and can be used as a preventative for pain for those who suffer from pain constantly. Acupuncture can treat back pain to period pain
  • Resolve to restore and revitialise your energy.
  • Supports your digestion. Most people overeat at Christmas and put a lot of stress on digestive system which causes bloating, constipation, gas and pain to name a few symptoms.
  • Calm your anxiety and depression
  • Assist with quitting smoking
  • Improves your sleep


Phone for an appointment and I will be happy to assist you in your 2015 health goal.

We support your health naturally.

PHONE: 385 4087

126 Banks Street

Alderely QLD 4051


Health check ups available for this change of seasons.






There’s no better way to boost your immune system naturally with our

30 minute acupuncture treatment for $55  Relieve colds and flu during this change of season.

What are benefits of the treatment:

  • Help you cope with winter better

  • Boost your immune system

  • More resilience for the body to fight off any further colds and flu

  • A pick me up! Gives you more energy

  • A preventative treatment to improve your Health and Wellness

If you’ve already caught a cold, acupuncture and herbal medicine can also help with the chills, body aches, headache, sore throat or fever.

 We’re offering 30 minute health check ups for $55 to our loyal newsletter subscribers.

Head into Turning Point Acupuncture for one of the many services we offer. 

Schedule Your Health Check Up Today

Don’t wait! Schedule your acupuncture health check up treatment for yourself or a loved one today so you can cope through winter without getting sick.


PHONE 3856 4087

126 Banks Street

Alderley QLD 4051




Relax in a Floatation Tank.

Try Acupuncture and a float. You will be amazed how relaxed you  will  feel.

The Benefits of Floating

The deep relaxation state achieved allows the body to recover from stress.

float tank picsFloatation therapy is such a simple idea that some of the benefits seem too good to be true.

It is well known that relaxing sleep in bed is essential to good health and often the best way to recover from stress and illness.  Floating in a floatation therapy tank is even more relaxing.

Blood flow is stimulated through all the tissues, natural endorphins are released, the brain gives out alpha waves associated with relaxation and meditation.  It feels good and floating in a float tank will release stress and allow you to sleep.

 Floating in warm water automatically allows profound relaxation. Relaxation causes the brain to release endorphins  which control pain. That’s how floating in a float tank reduces pain.


Conditions known to be Improved by Floating

These are just a few of the conditions known to be improved by floating:

▪   Muscular pain

▪   Rheumatism

▪   Chronic pain

▪   High blood pressure

▪   Migraine headache

▪   Jet lag

▪   Anxiety

▪   Back pain

▪   Depression

▪   Pre-menstrual tension

▪   Post-natal depression

▪   Deep and profound relaxation

▪   Relief from painful muscular conditions

▪   Relief from PMT/PMS

▪   Relieves joint stiffness and joint pain

▪   Enhanced sleep patterns

▪   Improved stress management

▪   Enhances immune system

▪   Ideal environment for neuromuscular programming

▪   Great for pregnancy (beginning and full term)

                                          Floating in a float tank will release stress and allow you to sleep.

  Try both Acupuncture and a Float today at our centre The Fountain of Youth.

                      You will be amazed how relaxed you feel.

  Having both together will heighten your relaxation experience.

  Call us today to make an appointment and really allow yourself to totally let go and relax….


How does it work?

A floatation tank is a special, lightweight floatation designed to remove the effect of gravity. NASA also used float tanks to help with the development and training of astronauts. No noise, no light and no feeling of weight. The tank is housed in your own private bathroom at the Fountain of Youth and you will enjoy total privacy.

Entry to the tank is through a light sliding door which you can close or leave partially or completely open.

Once inside the tank you rest upon an extremely dense solution of sterile warm water and salts – a velvety mixture just 10 inches deep, yet so tremendously buoyant, you have no choice but to float; you can’t sink.

During this process your muscles relax to a degree not possible under any other circumstances and a wonderful feeling of weightlessness and relief flows through your entire body.

Throughout this process, stress, tension and fatigue are rapidly released. The benefits include feeling calm and clear-headed, physically relaxed and refreshed.

The tank is housed in your own private bathroom at the Fountain of Youth and you will enjoy total privacy.




PHONE:  3856 4087

Turning Point Acupuncture

126 Banks Street





We would just like to let all our clients know WE ARE MOVING!!!!

3rd March 2014.

Our new location is  (5 minutes from Ashgrove)

126 Banks Street  ALDERLEY

(Operating from Fountain of Youth and Natural Therapies)

Our new phone number: 3856 4087

MOBILE:  04389 84290


To make an appointment please call our friendly receptionist at

The Fountain of Youth   Phone: 3856 4087

              We look forward to see you all soon.


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