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Dr. Karen Leggett's Blog

Nutrients from our Diet are far from what we Really need for Optimal Health!

Nutrients from our Diet are far from what we Really need for Optimal Health!

For the vast majority of us, the nutrients that we receive from our diet are far from what we really need for optimal health.

And most of us are not doing anything about it. This statement serves as possibly the most important thing you will read in this entire report.  Every time we eat processed foods, drink more than 1 glass of alcohol a day (which may actually be too much for some people), forget about our 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, eat processed grains lacking hefty fiber, and consume an imbalance of Omegas 3, 6, and 9 and oils that are often already rancid or made rancid by improper processing, storage and use, we're hurting our body. 

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Why Doesn't the USDA Recommend We Supplement Our Diet with Nutrients?

Why Doesn't the USDA Recommend We Supplement Our Diet with Nutrients?

Every 5 years, the United States Department of Agriculture releases a new edition for Dietary Guidelines. In these guidelines, the USDA includes a comprehensive chart that reveals the amounts of nutrients that Americans are consuming. They gather this data by surveying tens of thousands of volunteers who report their daily food diet. This is a subjective study, but better than nothing!  

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7 Proven Digestive and Health Benefits of L-Glutamine You Should Know!

7 Proven Digestive and Health Benefits of L-Glutamine You Should Know!

L-glutamine supports intestinal health and may help people with IBS. A person needs sufficient proteins to function optimally, and amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins. L-glutamine is the most plentiful amino acid in the body and supports intestinal health.
 
It promotes digestive and brain health, boosts athletic performance, plus this amino acid is especially helpful in treating leaky gut and improving your overall health.

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Best Natural Supplements for Cold and Flu Season

Best Natural Supplements for Cold and Flu Season

Immunitone Plus™ is an herbal formula that is designed to support healthy immune system function during cold and flu season. It contains herbs that support normal natural killer (NK) cell activity and the balance of cytokines, which are the regulatory proteins released by immune cells as part of a normal immune system response. The standardized herbs in this formula contain optimal and consistent amounts of the most active ingredients. Immunitone Plus™ is suitable for long term use and for all age groups.

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Can Turmeric Prevent Cancer?

Can Turmeric Prevent Cancer?

Turmeric is a spice that is often used as a food flavouring and has been used for many years in herbal remedies.  

Can turmeric prevent cancer?

Turmeric  is a spice grown in many Asian countries. It is also known as Indian saffron, jiang huang, haridra and haldi. It belongs to the ginger family and is a major ingredient of curry powder.

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Best Way to Supplement your Body with Amino Acids

Best Way to Supplement your Body with Amino Acids

We have all heard of Amino Acids and have general knowledge they are good for us and we need them right? But what actual role do they play in your body and do you need to supplement with amino acids for your wellness? Does the body produce all of the amino acids you need and how do I know if I have any deficiencies that would benefit from an amino acid supplement?

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