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Can Spices, Herbs, and Essential Oils Improve Your Health?


If you want to know if herbs, spices, and essential oils can balance your hormones, reduce inflammation, improve gut health, and speed up fat loss like some claim, then you want to listen to this episode.

You’ve probably heard that herbs, spices, and essential oils can do many wonderful things for your body, like balance your hormones, reduce inflammation, improve your gut health, speed up fat loss, and more.

How true are these claims, though?

Can you really help “optimize your body” by sprinkling some goodies on your meals and huffing nice-smelling oils?

Can the pigment in curry really improve your joint health?

Does adding cinnamon to your oatmeal really help control your blood sugar?

Is garlic the super antioxidant, immune-boosting, cancer-fighting wunder-spice that many people say it is?

Well, this is what we’re going to explore in today’s episode with Kurtis Frank, who is the co-founder and was the lead researcher of, as well as the Director of Research for my supplement company, Legion Athletics.

Kurtis has researched spices, herbs, and essential oils extensively and has a lot of insight to share. As you’ll see, a lot of the marketing hype used to sell us on these things is unwarranted, but there definitely are a handful of winners that deserve some attention.

So…if you’ve wondered if spices like turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, cocoa, and rosemary, and essential oils like lemon, rose, and lavender can actually improve your health and well-being, then this episode is for you.


6:47 – What are spices & herbs?

9:00 – What are the health benefits of Cinnamon?

10:12 – How much cinnamon do you need to consume to cause an effect?

11:14 – What are the health benefits of peppermint and saffron?

14:09 – What are the health benefits of turmeric and curcumin?

16:14 – What are the health benefits of garlic?

19:46 – What are the health benefits of rosemary?

22:59 – What are the health benefits of ginger?

25:46 – Do spices promote fat burning and boost metabolism?

28:52 – What are the health benefits of cocoa?

30:32 – Do essential oils have health benefits?

37:59 – What are the health benefits of rose, lavender, and lemon scented essential oils?

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I'm Mike and I'm the creator of Muscle for Life and Legion Athletics, and I believe that EVERYONE can achieve the body of their dreams.

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