• The Effects of Metabolic Syndrome and How They Can be Reversed

    The Effects of Metabolic Syndrome and How They Can be Reversed

    For many of us, it seems like the older we get the more health issues we have. In our 20s, we have fewer health complaints so routine check-ups often come back clear or we don’t even bother to get them. In recent years, by the mid-30s, sometimes earlier, the story is changing rapidly. The signs of metabolic disease have started to appear at younger...
  • Martha Carlin Featured on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!

    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...
  • What Are the Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome?

    What Are the Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome?

    Why is it important to understand risk factors connecting metabolic syndrome to heart disease? Heart disease is the single leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a person dies from cardiovascular disease every 36 seconds. Put another way, each year cardiovascular disease is the cause of one out of every four deaths. In...
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

    Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

    Considering the fact that roughly 1.9 billion adults are overweight, it’s clear that many of us struggle to meet our weight loss goals. Several factors influence an inability to lose weight, and understanding the underlying reasons why it can be challenging is helpful.  Sometimes difficulty losing weight may be due to something called metabolic syndrome.  About one-third of the US population, equally distributed across...
  • 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...
  • How Does Sugar Shift Affect Energy Levels?

    How Does Sugar Shift Affect Energy Levels?

    We love hearing from our customers about what they were looking for in a probiotic and how ours has impacted their overall health! When Helen came across Sugar Shift, which helps the microbiome transform unneeded accumulations of sugars into mannitol, her energy levels at the time were low. She worked long hours and wasn't sleeping well. Nothing seemed to help.  When she started taking Sugar Shift, she...
  • Super Gut Probiotic Yogurt Recipe

    Super Gut Probiotic Yogurt Recipe

    If you've heard about the amazing health benefits of probiotic yogurt and have been wanting to try it, here's an easy recipe you can make at home with our probiotic Sugar Shift, thanks to powerhouse strain L. reuteri!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Start the New Year off Right and Join the Sugar Shift Challenge!

    Start the New Year off Right and Join the Sugar Shift Challenge!

    Ready to start January off on the right foot? One of the easiest ways you can support your gut health in the new year is by taking a daily probiotic.  Sugar Shift is a targeted, one-of-a-kind probiotic, formulated to improve sugar metabolism and boost your overall energy. By shifting the way your body metabolizes sugar, you can avoid many negative effects while reducing your...
  • 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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