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Why L-Glutamine is my BFF

Glutamine is synonymous with bodybuilding, but did you know it’s useful for so much more than just 💪
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Why L-Glutamine is my BFF
By Biggi Fraley • Issue #26 • View online
Glutamine is synonymous with bodybuilding, but did you know it’s useful for so much more than just 💪 recovery? L-Glutamine helps heal your leaky gut, strengthen your digestive system, and recover faster. 
Also check out this week’s 🎤 podcast episode on budget-friendly tips to better nutrition, and an 🔥 amazing event coming up next week.
PS: Welcome, and thank you to my new subscribers and podcast listeners. ❤️

I love the powdered form of L-Glutamine, because who needs another pill, right?
I love the powdered form of L-Glutamine, because who needs another pill, right?
New Podcast Episode: Eating Clean on a Budget
The biggest hurdle to clean eating that most people experience is typically not the food. Fresh, homemade, organic food is delicious! It isn’t giving up those ‘unclean’ foods either. Though, there may be that one food you just can’t let go of, that isn’t the big issue either. Is it?
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Click the image above to start listening right now, or download episode on 📱 iTunes or 🎤 GooglePlay! And remember to subscribe today! 👈
The Healing Cancer World Summit
If you are a lifelong learner like me, and have taken special interest in all things health and healing, you’ll love this summit! 😃
I am so excited, because it is hosted by Kris Carr, a beautiful and inspiring cancer survivor.
If you are wondering, why we are talking Cancer when we are trying to Reverse Arthritis, keep in mind that with all disease, the idea is that our body has everything it needs to heal itself. The problem is that in today’s modern and challenging world our bodies are struggling, and we need to help it and provide the optimal internal and external environment to allow for the healing process to take place! Enjoy the summit! ⬇️
Starts this coming Wednesday. Click image to sign up for free now!
Starts this coming Wednesday. Click image to sign up for free now!
Mark your calendars! The Healing Cancer World Summit, hosted by Kris Carr, runs from October 17th-23rd.
By now you’ve probably heard the statistics about cancer. Around the world, it’s still the leading cause of death. In the U.S., 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will face this devastating disease in their lifetime. It’s no wonder many people are afraid to even talk about it, let alone find the courage to address it head-on.
But the truth is, you have more power than you think. Cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence anymore, thanks in part to advancements in treatment options, as well as patient empowerment. Today, people are recovering faster, rebuilding their health stronger and even living vibrant lives with cancer.
When Kris Carr, New York Times bestselling author, wellness activist, cancer thriver, and member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, was diagnosed with incurable Stage IV cancer in 2003, she went on a life-affirming search for healing that became the subject of an award-winning documentary and book series. Kris left no stone unturned as she transformed her life–body, mind and spirit.
Now, 15 years later, she’s gathered some of the world’s top integrative oncologists, dietitians, wellness experts and cancer survivors to share practical tips and inspiration to help you prevent, stabilize and reverse disease. So, whether you’re a patient, caregiver or you’re passionate about prevention, this Summit will help you take back your health, starting today.
During this Summit, you’ll learn:
  • Tips for finding the right medical team for you through research, interviews with doctors and tuning into your priorities.
  • Which foods promote cancer and which protect you from it, and how you can eat to reduce inflammation.
  • How chronic stress can make cancer more aggressive, plus a simple exercise to help you reduce panic when it arises.
  • The real environmental risk factors we can minimize to improve our chances of remission.
  • A simple 3-minute Tapping exercise that will instantly melt your stress levels.
  • The power of radical acceptance to release emotional barriers and help you be more at home with yourself.
  • And more…
And, off we go to today’s lesson and action plan for your health…
What is Glutamine?
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid. It’s available in abundance from the foods we eat, but often people still don’t get enough to really stimulate deep repair.
Like many other amino acids, it exists in two different forms: L-glutamine and D-glutamine. They are almost identical but have a slightly different molecular arrangement (2). The form found in foods and supplements is L-glutamine. Some supplements list it as L-glutamine, but others simply use the broader term glutamine.
The more energy you put out, the more wrecked your digestive system is, and the more time you’ve spend eating processed foods, the more likely you’re deficient in glutamine.
My journey with this supplement has been surprising. I never really expected it to work, but it did. 😲 The science behind why glutamine works to help repair the digestive tract is very interesting… 
How Glutamine Repaired My Gut
Basically, glutamine works in the gut by protecting against mucosal breakdown. Now imagine this environment. You’ve got stomach acid that’s so strong it could burn through carpet (no joke, and this is healthy and natural).
Then, a little ways down the road in your intestines, a more alkaline, lubricated environment is necessary because otherwise evacuating our bowels would be quite painful and horrible.
When things get really out of whack in the gut, the important mucosal lining can start to lose its tenure. Glutamine helps it stay strong and protect us against the potential for a leak to spring.
The second way glutamine helped me is it’s amazing ability to diminish cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. Glutamine becomes a quick energy boost for our brains (which is where those cravings are coming from). It signals the body that the need has been met and the craving dissipates. Because let’s face it, it’s not our bodies that want that Oh Henry bar, it’s our addicted brains.
Paired with a change in diet, probiotics and plenty of stress reduction, l-glutamine has really helped me repair my gut and experience genuine, lasting health. 
Looking to Dive a Little Deeper?
Check out the below article for further learning and references to scientific studies on glutamine!
Glutamine: Benefits, Uses and Side Effects
[Action] Try this Refreshing Recipe from JJ Virgin!
(Simply replace "JJ's Virgin Sprinkles" with stevia.)
(Simply replace "JJ's Virgin Sprinkles" with stevia.)
My L-Glutamine Product Recommendation
Here’s a high-quality L-Glutamine powder from a respected manufacturer that has been working well for me:
That’s it for this week. Hopefully, you got some great new ideas for improving your health and arthritis symptoms. As always, remember to give me your feedback below, so I can continue bringing you content you enjoy and use! 😘
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