• How to Break a Bad Habit

    How to Break a Bad Habit

    While most people have at least one habit they’d like to break, some are more detrimental than others. While biting your nails or regularly pressing snooze might be bothersome, a habit like smoking or eating junk food can shorten your lifespan. It can be challenging to eliminate a habit, but it’s absolutely possible, and often necessary in order to improve your health. Here are...
  • 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...
  • Sugar, Insulin Resistance and Parkinson's Disease

    Sugar, Insulin Resistance and Parkinson's Disease

    People with Parkinson’s disease be mindful of their intake of carbohydrates and sugar. Studies suggest that having persistent high blood sugar, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, may accelerate disease progression. (source 1, source 2). It turns out that the microbiota in your gut is a key determinant of how readily sugar enters your blood after eating. (source) Therefore, having the right microbiota in...
  • The Story of Sugar Shift

    The Story of Sugar Shift

    I’m often asked about how I got into the field of science, and what led me to develop our products. I detail this journey, which began with my husband John’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s, in my TEDx Talk, but today I want to zero in on one special part of the story: our revolutionary probiotic, Sugar Shift. Here’s why I wanted to create it, and...
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