#367 Is Bone Broth Contaminated with Heavy Metals, and Is It Safe to Drink? with Lara Zakaria

Lara Zakaria joins the show to discuss whether or not bone broth is actually too toxic to drink. She also covers some other great topics relating to bone broth including how to safely incorporate bone broth into your diet!

What You’ll Learn

Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:

  • The verdict is in!! Is bone broth too toxic to drink?
  • Research surprisingly shows organic and conventional bone broths have about the same level of metals.
  • How collagen protein powders are made of skin – not cartilage and bone – that you find in bone broth.
  • Who should avoid bone broth?
  • Tips on how to incorporate bone broth into your diet.


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About Lara Zakaria

Lara is a Functional Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist based in New York City. A graduate of the Earnest Mario School of Pharmacy, at Rutgers University, she spent 20 years in community pharmacy practice.

After developing an interest in nutrition, she earned a MS in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and subsequently qualified as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) as well as an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

Lara currently practices as part of a multi-disciplinary Functional Medicine practice and supervises a professional mentorship program for nutrition and functional medicine. She is co-owner of Pharmacy Evolutions, a functional medicine education platform and consulting group focused on professional development for pharmacists. Lara is also adjunct professor of nutritional biochemistry at the University of Bridgeport.

Lara is passionate about prevention and reversal of metabolic and autoimmune disease and working with pharmacy professionals to leverage their unique expertise in medication management, drug-drug/drug-nutrient interactions, and genomics to optimize patient medical and nutritional programs.

You can learn more about Lara and her work at drkarafitzgerald.com


Bone Broth Report: Investigating for Lead and Toxic Minerals PLUS Nutritional Value

Do you drink bone broth? It’s nourishing, versatile, and contains nutrients that promote gut and joint healing, reduce inflammation, build beautiful skin, bolster immunity, and strengthen muscle mass. Plus, it makes super-tasty soups and stews.

But, while bones are replete with essential minerals and metals, they, unfortunately, can store toxic metals, like lead, too.

When an unsuspecting broth maker boils bones for a long period of time, the cooking process could potentially release sequestered lead into the water. Does this really happen – does bone broth contain lead? Or, is the concern purely theoretical?

Lara Zakaria and her team sent three blinded bone broth samples and one blinded collagen powder sample – all from beef sources — for testing by Doctor’s Data laboratory in Illinois. They used Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), an ideal technology for detecting the lowest levels of minerals and metals in a solution, to test for the presence of essential and toxic minerals and metals in our samples.

The lab tested down to 0.001 parts per million (ppm) – meaning we could detect the presence of toxic minerals that have the potential to be missed by industry standards. For example, Kettle & Fire reports testing metals, as a group, down to 5 ppm and Great Lakes Collagen tests for lead down to <0.10 parts per million.11

In addition to lead, they tested the amounts of 36 other minerals and metals in bone broth and collagen powder.

To read the full report click here!




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