Start Here: Dr. Kellyann FAQs

Dr. Kellyann FAQs

Who is Dr. Kellyann?

Dr. Kellyann is a naturopathic physician and certified nutrition consultant with over 20 years of clinical experience. Dr. Petrucci did postgraduate work in Europe, studying naturopathic medicine in England and Switzerland. She is one of the few practitioners in the United States certified in biological medicine by the esteemed Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle in Switzerland. She currently practices as a concierge doctor, treating patients in New York and Los Angeles focusing on healthy weight-loss and aging.

Dr. Kellyann Petrucci had a mission of bringing her advice to a wider audience in order to help more than just her patients and that mission resulted in her New York Times best selling book Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. Dr. Kellyann’s innovative diet plan took intermittent fasting, or mini-fasting as she calls it, to the masses by adding bone broth to the mix. The brilliance of using bone broth when fasting has made fasting, along with its bounty of benefits, an accessible health and weight loss tool for countless people. 

Dr. Kellyann applies this same innovative approach to all her books and programs as well as her line of products. 

Can you tell me more about Dr. Kellyann’s books and programs?

Through her bestselling books and more than two decades of clinical practice, Dr. Kellyann has helped thousands of people lose extra weight, look young again, and go from burned-out to re-energized.

Dr. Kellyann has authored nine books

… and developed four popular programs.

Each of Dr. Kellyann’s programs promote a healthier lifestyle that focuses on and incorporates fiber and nutrient-rich non-starchy vegetables, lean and clean protein, healthy fats, bone broth and collagen, and intermittent fasting. 

And, each of Dr. Kellyann’s plans starts healing at the cellular level and focuses on anti-inflammatory foods and targeted support from bone broth and collagen. With a focus on bone broth and collagen, each plan will have you feeling slimmer, younger, and healthier, and provide a jump-start for a lifetime of health.

Which one of Dr. Kellyann’s plan is right for me?

Each plan incorporates different intermittent fasting windows and different types of meals throughout the day so it all depends on you. Read more about each program here and find the one that is perfect for you!

Do I need to buy her books to do the plans?

To really understand the how to structure your daily meals as well as the science behind the program you are looking to do, Dr. Kellyann’s books will provide the best guidance. But, if you’re looking to simply follow the Bone Broth Lifestyle check out this guide for more information.

Download the Bone Broth Lifestyle guide here.

What kind of fasting does Dr. Kellyann recommend?

Dr. Kellyann is a fan of what she likes to call “mini-fasting” which is a form of intermittent fasting that uses bone broth to make time-restricting eating comfortable and doable.

You can read more about intermittent fasting with bone broth here.

Does bone broth break a fast?

If you are fasting for autophagy any food or any amount of calories will break that fast. Fasting for autophagy is a water fast (unsweetened coffee or tea is acceptable) and Dr. Kellyann does not recommend water fasts. 

When fasting for weight loss bone broth, collagen coffee, or even keto coffee is allowed because it will not raise your blood sugar or insulin and this will keep you in a fat-burning state for longer.

How do you make bone broth?

Some people are intimidated by the thought of making bone broth but there is no need to be! Bone broth is actually very easy to make. Check out this guide to making bone broth. And be sure to check all my bone broth recipes here

Can I use store-bought bone broth?

Yes, you can use store-bought bone broth, but there are a few things to look for when purchasing bone broth. 

  • Make sure you are buying bone broth and not just stock or broth. Stock and broth won’t contain the same amount of gelatin as bone broth and it’s the gelatin that really makes bone broth “liquid gold”. 
  • Look for “bone broth” on the label and check out the protein count. True bone broth will have close to 9 grams of protein per serving compared to 1 or 2, or zero, in stock or broth. 
  • Choose a bone broth that has less than 200 mg of sodium, or less, serving.
  • And be sure to choose a bone broth without sugar, artificial flavors, or MSG.

Dr. Kellyann has several options for bone broth when you don’t want to make it yourself. Check out Dr. Kellyann’s powdered bone broth here and her liquid bone broths here.

What’s the difference between bone broth and collagen?

Collagen comes from those tough to eat portions of animals, such as the bones and ligaments. When you prepare bone broth, you’ll end up with nutrient-rich gelatin. Gelatin is basically cooked collagen.

Hydrolyzed collagen also comes from animal collagen and shares the same amino acid profile as bone broth, but hydrolyzed collagen is broken down further into easily digestible peptides.

Because bone broth and hydrolyzed collagen are made in a similar manner either one is a great source for collagen supplementation. You can read more here.

How much bone broth and collagen do you recommend consuming per day?

I recommend 1 to 2 cups of bone broth daily (8 to 16 ounces) or 10 to 30 grams of hydrolyzed collagen daily. You can read more about the benefits of bone broth here and all about collagen here.

How can I order Dr. Kellyann’s products?

Easy… you can shop all Dr. Kellyann product here or you can contact our customer service team at 888-871-2155. Our team is available Monday through Sunday 9am to 5pm Eastern.

How is your bone broth made?

Dr. Kellyann’s liquid bone broth is made just like homemade bone broth by simmering the bones and cartilage-rich parts of the animal with various vegetables, herbs and spices. Our liquid bone broth is made here in the USA and we do use hormone-free, grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chicken.

How is your collagen made?

Our hydrolyzed collagen powders come from the hides of hormone-free, grass-fed beef that are raised in Germany and Brazil. This hydrolyzed collagen powder is what we use as the base for all our powdered collagen products and our powdered products are manufactured here in the USA.

Can I return a product I ordered?

Yes. Please see our full return policy here.

Can I schedule an appointment with Dr Kellyann?

Dr. Kellyann wishes she could help everyone who contacts her but at this time she is not seeing new patients privately.