Martha Carlin Featured on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!
I was honored to recently be a guest on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!
In this conversation, we discuss the microbiome triggers for diseases, the multitude of factors that affect the gut microbiome, learning to feed good bacteria and starve bad bacteria with diet and lifestyle changes, mannitol and its effect on the gut, toxoplasmosis, where to go for a good gut microbiome test, why supermarket probiotic foods may not be ideal for building up your gut microbiome, and tips for making your own bone broth and yogurt.
As I share with Dr. Lenzkes, I believe "life's best medicine" is helping people. I used to have a career that was all about making money and moving up the ladder. When I started doing the work I do with BiotiQuest and seeing how much I can help people—even the little interactions on the phone; that human connection and really being able to make a difference in somebody’s life—that is what motivates me to get up in the morning. I am so much happier doing this and working to help people live healthier, happier lives.
Thanks to Dr. Lenzkes for having me on his insightful, informative show! You can listen to the interview below or watch the video on YouTube:
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. 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 health, including Parkinson’s. 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.