Broth for Weight Loss? Think Glutamine and the Gut

Can broth help us maintain a perfect weight?   Many old diet books advise we start each meal with a cup of broth or a bowl of soup.  The commonsense idea is to fill up sooner, eat less and meet our weight loss goals. Now a pilot study from Brazil suggests that glutamine could help us build a … [Read more...]

Glutamine and the Microbiome: Can It Help Us Attain our Ideal Weight?

Does glutamine have the "right stuff" to help us build a healthy microbiome?  And will the right population of wee beasties and microorganisms help us reach a healthy weight? That's the good news from Brazil where a pilot study showed that a daily dose of 30 grams of glutamine significantly … [Read more...]

Confused about Broth, Glutamine and MSG? Here’s the Facts

Confused about broth, glutamine and MSG?    Lots of people are, so let's clear up the confusion once and for all. First of all, glutamine is not MSG.   Rather, glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is critical for gut, brain and immune health.   That said, some people sensitive … [Read more...]