Perfecting A Beef Bone Broth Recipe for Migraines

Written by Holly Hazen

Perfecting a beef bone broth recipe for migraines can be a bit tricky. And I found it all a bit overwhelming at first. Here are some tips to make it all easier.

According to the GAPS diet and the Paleo Diet, beef bone broth or bone broth is one of the single most important things you can change in your diet to move towards optimum health.

Both diets claim to help eliminate migraines (eventually) by healing the gut.

Plus my new doctor just told me it was neuroprotective.

Read more about that here beef bone broth for migraines.

Even when using a slow cooker, it is recommended to bring it all to a boil first and remove the scum that forms.

But if it boils too rapidly the scum goes back into the broth.

So for the first two hours you are paying attention to your stock pot to clear the scum and then you will transfer it to your slow cooker.

I have been experimenting with just putting it in the slow cooker on high for about four hours and then turning it onto low for 24 hours up to 72 hours. I love that it all keeps cooking whilst I am away from home.

I must admit that I do not add vegetables. I have tried that and I prefer it plain and salty.

Tips For Perfecting Your Beef Bone Broth Recipe for Migraines

  • Use a big slow cooker to make a bigger batch of broth.

  • Leave room at the top - do not over fill with water.

  • Add vinegar at the beginning and let the bones soak in cold water for one hour before cooking.

  • Use a variety of beef bones.

  • Allow for 72 hours cooking time.

  • You can re-use your hard bones until they crumble.

  • After you cool it in the fridge, do not remove the fat layer until you are ready to eat it.

For more tips read beef bone broth tips for migraineurs.

Beef Bone Broth Recipe
for Migraines

Beef Bone Broth Recipe for Migraines


  • 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms) of organic beef bones
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • pinch black cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Celtic or Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Filtered water (not tap water)
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables


Here are your beef bone broth recipe for migraines instructions to make the perfect broth:

1. You will probably need to go to your local butcher to get the organic beef bones. Ask him to cut the bones into pieces to help expose the bone marrow. Put the bones into your stock pot.

2. Cover the bones with filtered water, leaving a few inches at the top. You can use less water if you’d like a stronger broth – but remember it will all cook down.

3. Add the apple cider vinegar and Celtic sea salt into the cold water and let it all sit for one hour. Stay away from malted vinegars. The vinegar breaks down the nutrients and marrow from the bones and releases them into the water.

4. When the hour is up, bring to a slow boil so you can skim the scummy froth off the top of the water.

5. Remove the bones with a slotted spoon and transfer it all over to a slow cooker. Be careful, because the water has been boiling.

6. Turn the slow cooker on low for at least 12 hours and as long as 72 hours. 72 hours is really the best. The longer you can cook it the better.

7. After the 72 hours is up, remove the bones and knock the marrow out into a separate container. You will eat some of the marrow with each cup of beef stock. Glass containers are preferred. Strain it with a fine sieve to get all the chunks out.

8. If you want to use vegetables – add them in for the last hour of cooking. You can add: onions, garlic, carrots, celery, parsley, bay leaves, thyme, or rosemary. Any herbs you enjoy can go in your broth. Then strain.

9. The quickest way to cool the broth is to divide between a few square Pyrex containers, and only fill them half way. This will cool faster and reduce any chance of bacteria growth.

10. You can also ladle the broth directly into glass wide mouthed canning jars (use a funnel) and when they cool down, they can be stored in your refrigerator. Once they are cool you can freeze them right in the jars.  You might want to place these in cool water in your sink, so they cool down faster.

You can roast the bones first if you want a stronger flavored broth. Just put the bones on a deep roasting tray to allow for the fat that will come off them and cook for an hour at 400 °F or 200 °C.

Books From The Guru's

Nourishing Broth
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet by Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett

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