• Martha Carlin is Back on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!

    Martha Carlin is Back on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!

    You may have tuned into my interview with Dr. Brian Lenzkes on the Life's Best Medicine podcast back in April (if not, you can listen here!). We discussed the microbiome triggers for diseases, the multitude of factors that affect the gut microbiome, diet and lifestyle changes to support gut health, and much more. Today I'm honored to share I am back on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast for a second...
  • The Gut Brain Axis: How it Impacts Sleep Quality

    The Gut Brain Axis: How it Impacts Sleep Quality

    The signaling that occurs between the microbiome and the brain is often mediated by compounds produced by the gut microbiome. This signaling could result in a more relaxed sleep cycle, or it could adversely affect it. Here’s a closer look at how the gut-brain axis impacts sleep quality.  What is the Gut Brain Axis?   Source The gut-brain axis refers to the two-way communication...
  • Not Sleeping Well? The Answer May Be in Your Gut

    Not Sleeping Well? The Answer May Be in Your Gut

    Up to 70 million Americans struggle with sleeping, according to research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a critical issue, as sleep is one of the most important pillars of good health. If you’re not getting enough, or your sleep is low quality, it can cause extreme fatigue, brain fog, increased stress, irritability, weight gain, and is linked to many...
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month – an update on the Microbiome & PD

    Parkinson’s Awareness Month – an update on the Microbiome & PD

    April has been designated Parkinson’s Awareness month.  Every year we see a number of new therapeutic announcements and research projects in the month of April. These announcements can be both exciting and frustrating, because it takes a long time for new research to make it all the way to the clinical treatment phase.   The microbiome continues to be a keen area of research interest...
  • 2021 Parkinson's Microbiome Research Review

    2021 Parkinson's Microbiome Research Review

    It’s time for another update on Gut-Brain research and Parkinson’s! Ever since my husband John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2002 and I began my journey as a citizen scientist searching for answers, I’ve been digging into the research and reporting my findings. I hope you find these insights useful and/or interesting. I continue to be very excited and inspired by the ongoing research...
  • What sets BiotiQuest apart?

    What sets BiotiQuest apart?

    We love hearing from our customers about what they look for in a probiotic and why they're grateful that they came across ours! Merredith began taking Sugar Shift three years ago, after chemo and years of antibiotics. Sugar Shift was created to target the way the body metabolizes sugars. We support our formulas with our teams deep knowledge of microbial genetics and our BioFlux computer model...
  • Martha Carlin Featured on the Keto Kamp Podcast!

    Martha Carlin Featured on the Keto Kamp Podcast!

    I was honored to recently be a guest on the Keto Kamp Podcast with Ben Azadi!  In this episode, we discuss the gut microbiome and how research helped my husband's Parkinson's diagnosis. We talk about the differences between a healthy gut and an unhealthy gut. I also reveal the top three things you need to avoid to improve your gut health. Later, we chat all about...
  • 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...
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