Vegan by Boned broth at the Veg Expo 2017

Vegan by Boned broth at the Veg Expo 2017

Where will you be this May 28th 2017?

We will be at the Veg Expo 2017, showcasing our Vegan Broth.  For those looking to get crazy protein from plant sources, this is your broth!  With 20 grams of Hemp hearts and red lentil protein per container, you can’t help but feel satiated.  Vegan broth by Boned broth is 100% preservative-free, and delivers amazing levels of fibre, Iron, and even Vitamin A!

The Veg Expo is a day of celebration where we introduce new, innovative, inspiring products and services that you can implement into your lifestyle and meet others that share their passion. 

VEG EXPO is a day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, explore innovative sustainable transportation options on the market, take a break in our ‘vegetation lounge’, enjoy free samples and giveaways plus get inspired by a natural vegan body builder showcase.

Learn more about Veg Expo here

Join Us at CHFA West 2017 – Booth #622

Join Us at CHFA West 2017 – Booth #622

Conference: April 6 & 7, 2017

Trade Show: April 8 & 9, 2017
10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. daily
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Vancouver, BC

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend Western Canada’s most dynamic event where Retailers source the latest products and discover future trends. Join us for four incredible days of innovation and inspiration on the path to retail excellence!

On-site Attendee Registration Hours:

Thursday, April 6: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 7: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CHFA West Info

What is CHFA?

The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products.

Our members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural and organic products. These can include foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, health and beauty aids and more.

The Voice of the Natural Health Industry in Canada.

The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. The natural health product industry contributes $3 billion, and the organic product industry contributes another $4 billion to the Canadian economy. CHFA is committed to promoting and protecting both. Formed in 1964 from a grassroots community of health food pioneers, CHFA now represents over 1,000 member businesses across Canada. Our members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural and organic products. These can include foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, health and beauty aids and more. CHFA is proud to represent each one.


Top 10 Benefits of Bone Broth – Especially for Women!

Top 10 Benefits of Bone Broth – Especially for Women!

Written by Krista Goncalves, Registered Nutritionist

Now that the colder weather has settled in, you’ve probably been wanting to incorporate more warm, comforting food and drinks into your day.

My Granny always had a big pot of broth or stock simmering (using the bones from our leftover chicken or turkey dinners), filling the kitchen with a rich, savory aroma of chicken soup.

Mmmmm, boiled animal bones. I know, sounds a bit weird, perhaps even downright unappealing to some. But I bet this will change your tune…

Did you know that just one of the many benefits of drinking traditionally prepared bone broth is that it may decrease the look of wrinkles and reduce cellulite?!

Weirdness aside, if drinking the “elixir” made from boiled bones will smooth the lines on my face and de-rumple my butt – I’m all over it!

Seriously though, this is something I have not only frequently recommended to nutrition clients, but I’ve been cooking it up for my family for some time now and sip it almost daily – sometimes in place of a morning coffee.

Can’t imagine a day without coffee? Don’t knock it, ’til you try it!

The main reason for personally implementing it was to help heal my ‘leaky gut’ due to the high mineral, gelatin & amino acid content, including Arginine, Glycine, Proline and Glutamine – all known for their amazing healing properties.

However, I’m certain it has also helped with my chronic lower back pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

As for the status of my rumpled butt… well, I’ll just keep that observation under my trusty over-stretched but non-see-thru Lulus.

The Origins of Broth

The history of its use can be traced back to even our most ancient ancestors.


Bone broths, made from a variety of animal sources (beef, chicken, pork, fish, etc), were a way of allowing our ancestors to use and benefit from all parts of the animals that provided them with sustenance.


By boiling the parts of the animals that they couldn’t traditionally eat, or use as clothing and tools, they were able to extract an amazing amount of additional nutrition than from just the meat alone. ~ adapted from


Here are my Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth:

Ladies, I know you’re really going to love the last 4 on the list!

  1. Taste & warmth factor

This one may seem oversimplified and subjective, but what’s not to love about a hot, soothing drink that’s simple yet full of flavor? Move over dehydrating, overstimulating afternoon coffee – there’s a new “fix” in town!

  1. Nourishment & hydration

Through simple old school, real food, traditional cooking, you’ll be nourished with ample protein & minerals, and hydrated from the inside out.

Properly prepared broth offers a satisfying, high-protein snack to ward off less healthy temptations like sugar-filled pumpkin spiced mocha lattes!

  1. More affordable whole food supplement

Bone broth is an amazing way to get a concentrated amount of a wide variety of nutrients, including glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, hyaluronic acid, collagen, gelatin, and various amino acids – rather than taking handfuls of expensive supplements & protein powders.

Additionally, the traditional slow cooking process preserves the nutrients better than the high heat extraction used to make most commercially-made supplements.

I often consume it after exercise as a quick post-workout recovery snack for the extra protein and electrolytes, as does my husband, who’s an avid runner.

It’s certainly the most affordable way to “bullet-proof” your day!

  1. Heals a leaky gut

Key components like protein-rich gelatin (“cooked collagen”) & the amino acid glutamine help to heal and protect the mucosal lining of the digestive tract and this aids in the absorption of other key nutrients à good gut health!

Proponents of the GAPS diet (and other gut healing protocols) often advocate daily consumption of broth due to its incredible healing properties. By healing a leaky gut, you can effectively reduce the incidence of food allergies & intolerances [1].

Wondering what the heck is leaky gut? Marcelle Pick, Ob/Gyn NP explains in this article.

  1. Boosts immunity

We’ve always been told to eat chicken soup to fight a cold or flu, right? Turns out there’s actually truth in this old saying!

It’s not widely known that much of our immune system is intimately linked to the health of our gut. If the gut is healthy, we would naturally have a stronger immune system.

Chicken soup actually has a boosting effect on white blood cells – our infection-fighters, and it stimulates antioxidant activity in the body, namely the action of glutathione, considered a “master antioxidant” [2].

So get the whole family drinking it this cold & flu season!

  1. Better joint health

The glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate in broth can stimulate new collagen growth to help repair damaged joints and the abundance of the pro-cartilage amino acids glycine and proline have an anti-inflammatory effect [3] à good for arthritis sufferers!

  1. Greater bone density

Minerals like calcium, magnesium & phosphorous that are leached out of the animal bones are readily absorbed by the body (= bioavailability) and critical to bone growth & repair à good bone health! [4]

  1. Improves skin, hair & nail health

Bone broth offers plenty of hyaluronic acid, and gelatin (aka “cooked collagen”) -both key factors in promoting wrinkle-free skin, shiny hair and strong nails.

Could bone broth be the NEW BOTOX?!

Heather Hanes, Nutritionist at says, “You know all those lotions and potions that claim they can reverse aging due to their natural collagen?

Well, collagen (when cooked and more digestible – we know as gelatin) is a pretty large protein and it can’t penetrate the skin. So, all those marketing claims are bogus.  Taking natural collagen internally is the only way to give your skin a boost.”

FYI – collagen makes up half the protein in our bodies, so you’re literally “body building” AND fighting wrinkles when you drink broth!

I know you’re already a broth-believer, but wait, there’s more…

  1. Cellulite reduction!

While there is a genetic component, the appearance of cellulite occurs mainly due to a lack of connective tissue.

According to Donna Gates, author of Body Ecology, “due to the abundance of collagen found in homemade bone broth, which in turn helps our bodies to create more connective tissue, this helps to smooth out our skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.” YES!!!

  1. Calms the mind and promotes sleep

Just to wrap up this list on a warm and fuzzy note – try a cup of broth before bed as both magnesium & glycine can have a very calming effect promoting muscle relaxation and deeper, more restorative sleep. Aaahhh.

Is there anything that broth CAN’T DO?! Ok, so it can’t snuggle up with you while you fall asleep at night, but it will be waiting for you hot & ready in the morning 😉

By the way, when it comes to natural gut healing ability, as well as all the other benefits I’ve mentioned, store-bought tetra pak broths are not made the same way, and do not contain the same nutrients. They do, on the other hand, often contain loads of salt, fillers and MSG – usually labeled as yeast extract.

Ready to start making your own daily “health elixir” broth & soup base?

First, you must start with pastured (grass-fed) animal bones, preferably organic.

In a big stock pot, add water just to cover bones, add in whole organic onions and entire heads of organic garlic. I don’t even peel them! Why not you ask? Because that’s where most of the nutritional value is for those foods.

I also add in a huge handful of parsley, big chunks of washed, but unpeeled organic carrots & celery, as well as seasonings such as bay leaves & peppercorns. I’ve even been known to throw in some seaweed for extra nutrients like calcium & iron.

Then a big splash of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (acetic acid) to help break down and leach out all those fabulous minerals from the bones.

Why didn’t I mention salt? I’m certainly not against sodium in our daily diet. Just the opposite in fact, provided it’s the right kind of salt. I also like to adjust the saltiness of my own cup, because as I mentioned – I make this for the whole family.

When the broth is ready, I either add in a pinch of sea salt or 1 tsp of Himalayan Pink Salt Sole – pronounced “sol-ay” from the German meaning fluid light energy.

The key is to then simmer your broth on low for up to 24 hours – some people do even longer!

Too Impatient to Make Traditional Broth?

However, if having a constant supply of quality animal bones on hand, and tending to a giant soup pot all day simply isn’t your thing (or you just can’t be bothered to dust off that crockpot you got as a wedding gift that sits at the back of your cupboard) – I have the solution!

Kelowna BC-based Boned ~ a Broth Company.

It’s so great to have fresh, homemade nutrient-rich broth available right in my ‘hood! They’ve even got Canada-wide distribution now, so check out the handy Store Locator option. These guys will seriously hook you up!

As I sipped on my Boned beef broth recently while nursing a nasty cold, I felt so comforted because it really tasted just like my Grandma used to make. Not too salty, perfectly seasoned and chock-full of protein – 57 grams!

Their product is also non-gmo, dairy-free, gluten-free, antibiotic- & preservative-free. Bonus.

Will that be beef, chicken or veggie (hemp-based)? Sip it, or soup it!


Love it? PIN IT! Sharing the love is so nourishing.

Krista Goncalves is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Registered Nutritional Counselor with Making Lemonade ~ Empow(her)ed Health.

You can usually find her blogging about all things women’s health & nutrition, if she’s not in the kitchen making broth or pinning recipes about broth on Pinterest!

Why Boned Broths?

Why Boned Broths?

Why Boned Broths?

  • Helps with recovery from injury and sport
  • Works in an anti-inflammatory capacity
  • aids in managing food allergies and sensitivities (such as gluten and lactose)
  • Reduces symptoms of digestive disorders (such as leaky gut, IBS, reflux)
  • Promotes proper probiotic balance in the digestive system
  • Collagen reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Promotes healthy bone density and strength
  • Promotes healthy skin, hair and nails


Our Boned Broths are packed with collagen or hemp seed protein, amino acids, glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate!


Behind Boned….

At Boned, A Broth Company, our mission is to deliver wellness and performance through artisan cooked food by putting together a functional beverage that is free of antibiotics, hormones, GMO’s, and preservatives. Our “brothistas” use only locally sourced vegetables and bones (grass-fed and free range!), and every ingredient is chosen specifically to deliver maximum nutrition, freshness and craveable flavor.

But the real value comes from the amazing concentration of collagen protein! Boned Broths are jam packed with the replenishing and healing collagen that is changing lives, and in addition, Boned offers amazing Hemp seed protein for our plant-based consumer!

“Fuel your life, heal your body.”  We truly believe in the value of Boned Broths, and the research supports it as one of the healthiest and most natural ways to address SO many common health issues. From increased healing and repair of joints and muscles, to helping with digestive issues and immunity, Boned Broths are helping people of all walks.

So it doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete, a senior with sore knees, or just someone who cares about wellness… Make Boned Broths an essential part of your healthy lifestyle.

In freezer sections across Canada! Find it on our store locator at


Your Grandma Was a Genius with Dr. Christian Brix

Your Grandma Was a Genius with Dr. Christian Brix

Bone broth: The age old, super-nourishing food you need to be consuming!

The concept of bone broth may have just appeared on your radar in the very recent past… but, chances are your Grandparents have been familiar with their whole life! When it comes to nourishing foods, our Grandparents knew what was up!

Join us as we host Chiropractic Doctor and Co-founder of Boned Broth, Dr. Christian Brix for an informative and inspiring seminar on the benefits of perhaps one of the most nutrient dense and important super foods, that humans have been consuming for centuries! Learn why YOU should be consuming this delicious, satiating, collagen-rich superfood on the regular!


About Dr. Christian Brix:


Christian Brix is the owner and practicing Chiropractor of Brix Wellness Centre, in Kelowna, B.C and is a co-owner of the fantastic pre-made bone broth company, Boned Broth.  He is passionate about helping people reach optimal wellness, both in and out of a clinic setting. Dr. Christian’s mission is to educate people on tools that can be implemented to easily and effectively achieve optimum function and health!