• Waking Up to a Probiotic Breakfast Can Do Wonders for Your Gut Health

    Waking Up to a Probiotic Breakfast Can Do Wonders for Your Gut Health

    Did you know that recent studies show people with poor gut diversity had lower quality of life? The health of your microbiome impacts your mental health, sleep, energy, the risk for chronic illnesses, and much more.  A probiotic breakfast can help you start the day on the right foot and boost your gut diversity and overall well-being. If you're unsure of where to start,...
  • Healthy holiday recipes for diabetics

    Healthy holiday recipes for diabetics

    Throughout the holiday season, you may find yourself cozying up with friends and family, leaning into year-end festivities. It’s a time to celebrate, which often means an abundance of festive food and drinks.  But if you’re trying to enjoy holiday meals while managing diabetes, improving your health or healing your gut, this can be a tricky time to navigate. Said celebrations are not very blood sugar-friendly, thanks...
  • 5 gut-friendly reset recipes

    5 gut-friendly reset recipes

    With the advent of a new year comes an onslaught of detoxes, cleanses and reset recipes intended to help your digestive system recover after the holidays and start January off on the right foot. And while a reset can certainly be helpful, unfortunately for those struggling with issues like Diabetes, Parkinson’s, IBS, or gut-related challenges, general dietary advice can be misguided. So many protocols...
  • A closer look at gut health with Marlin Carlin (2021 year in review)

    A closer look at gut health with Marlin Carlin (2021 year in review)

      I’m always studying the latest research in gut health. And as we near the end of 2021, I wanted to share my biggest takeaways with you over the past year. By looking at the science, we can glean important information to apply to our daily lives, rebuild our microbiomes, and support better health. “If you want to get more out of life and...
  • 5 Signs That Your Gut Might Be Unbalanced

    5 Signs That Your Gut Might Be Unbalanced

    From high stress to poor eating habits, there are many things that can negatively impact your gut health. This is important to pay attention to, because when your gut is out of balance, it can affect your overall well being and potentially lead to serious health issues. If you’re noticing any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign that your microbiome needs...
  • 5 Gut-Friendly BBQ Recipes for Summer

    5 Gut-Friendly BBQ Recipes for Summer

    As we step into the full swing of summer, you may find yourself enjoying the sunshine with family and friends around the grill! De-stressing with loved ones, getting your vitamin D, time in nature ... all great things for your microbiome health. But one thing that’s not very gut-friendly? The typical American cookout menu. It’s usually packed with inflammatory foods like sugar and processed...
  • Your Gut is Your Garden

    Your Gut is Your Garden

    Each spring the first shoots of green start to emerge, offering hope for a new season of growth and renewal.  This is the time we begin to think about planting a garden.  Well, your gut microbiome IS a garden, and you are the gardener! You must nourish your garden well to support your health.  I talk to so many people with gut issues these...
  • You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat

    Paying close attention not only to what you eat, but how and where it is grown, may be one of the most important pieces of advice I can give you. You are what you eat! That old adage is true.  Many factors in our current food supply are impacting our health: antibiotics used in animal feed, manure with antibiotics used as fertilizers and glyphosate...
  • Lavva Yogurt: Our Favorite Gut-Friendly Non-Dairy Brand

    Lavva Yogurt: Our Favorite Gut-Friendly Non-Dairy Brand

    I often get asked questions about diet. What foods can I eat? What foods should I eat? And one of the most common things I talk to people with Parkinson’s in particular, about is diet and food quality. When you already have a chronic disease like Parkinson’s or are at risk for something like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or diabetes based on your family history, then...
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