We are facing challenging times ahead. As you work out the new normal of your daily lives, I’d like to offer a few helpful ideas for managing stress. Taking care of ourselves and giving to others are going to be important in the days to come. Four ways to do just that are:
Building your immune system
Making your own broth,
Savings for folks hit financially
Helping people in our community now
BONE BROTH AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
70% of your immune system is in your gut, so eating a whole-food diet is vital to building the ability to fight infection. Bone broth has specific amino acids that help your gut microbiome. And, yes, Grandma was right: chicken soup (made with real bone broth) helps relieve symptoms of upper respiratory infections. If you are sick, follow your doctor’s orders and add bone broth to help with the recovery. Learn more here.
HOW TO MAKE BONE BROTH
My distributors are still delivering to stores. You can find Mountain Meadow Bone Broth is in stores across Montana (list is at the bottom of the page). But many of you are now spending lots of time at home, and can make your own, too. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find an easy recipe. Start saving bones in your freezer from any type of meat and when you have about five pounds, you can make a gallon of broth. It might taste differently from Mountain Meadow Bone Broth because we only use one type of animal for each of our broths. But it will be tasty and nutritious.
FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF COVID-19
If you have lost income because of the Covid-19 pandemic and you purchase Mountain Meadow Bone Broth after March 16, contact me (:email@example.com ) for a 25% refund. As a small business, I can’t offer coupons to use in retail stores, so I’ll have to do it after the purchase. Also, the next delivery of monthly subscriptions in the Missoula area is on Saturday, April 4. I will drop off the orders at the front door, so it will keep contact to a minimum. If you have lost income as a result of the pandemic, contact me for a coupon code to use for the online monthly subscription form.
GIVING WHEN WE CAN
Mountain Meadow Bone Broth has made a donation to the Montana Food Bank. Lots of people are going to be struggling to put food on the table. If you have the means, consider making a donation, as well. Not only will it help Montanans in need, but research shows that giving to others can improve your health.
We are just at the beginning of an uncertain time. Please take care of yourself: eat well, sleep at least 7 hours a night, get lots of fresh air (away from people), and give and receive love from family and friends.