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Thank you for tuning in for another episode of Life’s Best Medicine. Martha Carlin left her career in business where she worked as a systems thinker and turnaround expert and devoted herself to solving the puzzle of Parkinson’s disease. She began her journey as a citizen scientist when her husband John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. His diagnosis launched a transformative life journey and Martha’s passion to find the answers traditional medicine either missed or overlooked. She is the founder of the science blog, “Martha’s Quest,” and is also the founder of BiotiQuest.
Dr. Brian Lenzkes and Martha talk about the initial results of a new clinical trial on the effects of Sugar Shift—a product made by Martha’s company, BiotiQuest. They also discuss Martha’s spiritual journey and religious experience, the supremacy of love and how this virtue makes anything possible. They also talk about the relationship between science and spiritual faith, the body’s amazing ability to heal itself, the significance of the microbiome for total health and metabolic health, the benefits of fecal transplants, the discovery of God through the complexity of life and biology, and how belief impacts everything.
Life’s Best Medicine according to Martha: “It is love; it really does survive everything.”
Thank you for listening. Have a blessed day and stay healthy!
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Martha Carlin, is a “Citizen Scientist”, systems thinker, wife of Parkinson’s warrior, John Carlin, and founder of The BioCollective , a microbiome company expanding the reach of science and BiotiQuest, the first of it’s kind probiotic line. Since John’s diagnosis in 2002, Martha began learning the science of agriculture, nutrition, environment, infectious disease, Parkinson’s pathology and much more. In 2014, when the first research was published showing a connection between the gut bacteria and the two phenotypes of Parkinson’s, Martha quit her former career as a business turnaround expert and founded The BioCollective to accelerate the discovery of the impact of gut health on all human disease. Martha was a speaker at the White House 2016 Microbiome Initiative launch, challenging the scientific community to “think in a broader context”. Her systems thinking background and experience has led to collaborations across the scientific spectrum from neuroscience to engineering to infectious disease. She is a respected out of the box problem solver in the microbiome field and brings a unique perspective to helping others understand the connections from the soil to the food to our guts and our brains.
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