• Can gratitude impact your health?

    Can gratitude impact your health?

    With Thanksgiving upon us here in the U.S., you may find yourself reflecting on what you’re thankful for. And while this is a lovely way to celebrate the holiday, it’s a tradition worth extending all year long, thanks to the many health benefits associated with gratitude!  That’s right: gratitude is more than a feel-good tradition. It has been shown to improve your wellbeing, and...
  • The 2021 Kick Sugar Summit

    The 2021 Kick Sugar Summit

    I’m excited to share that I will be speaking at the upcoming 7th Annual Kick Sugar Summit. This virtual event brings together ​​experts all talking about the same things: sugar, and how it’s wreaking havoc in our bodies, brains, self-esteem, families, schools, healthcare systems, and the economy. The summit is online and 100% free to attend, happening October 12th- October 19th, 2021. It’s hosted...
  • Sugar Shift Challenge: the results are in!

    Sugar Shift Challenge: the results are in!

    Early this summer we launched a challenge to see how BiotiQuest’s Sugar Shift could impact fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels. We recruited 18 challenge participants who were already measuring their blood sugar daily. Challenge participants provided a week's worth of their data before starting the challenge. The majority of the participants in the challenge group came to us from Dr. William Davis’ Wheat Belly Blog, and were...
  • 2021 Q2 Review: Parkinson’s & the Gut

    2021 Q2 Review: Parkinson’s & the Gut

    Time is flying and it is time for another update on Gut-Brain research and Parkinson’s. I continue to be very excited and inspired by the ongoing research into the Gut-Brain connections to Parkinson’s Disease.  Early in the quarter I was fortunate to be a speaker at Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies annual conference. My topic was Parkinson’s and the Gut Microbiome. You can see...
  • Why Sugar Shift? It’s All in the Strains!

    Why Sugar Shift? It’s All in the Strains!

    Many factors of our modern lifestyles like diet and stress, plus our environment and exposure to toxins, can affect our microbiome. And when our choices - both unavoidable and intentional - disrupt our gut harmony, our overall health takes a hit. Our immune system, brain function, weight, sleep, skin, and digestion can all be negatively impacted. Probiotics are on the rise, because they present...
  • Lose Weight for a Better Brain

    Lose Weight for a Better Brain

    This article was written by Ken Kubota and was originally posted on Medium. You’re trying to lose weight because you want to be slimmer, more attractive, active, and healthy. But there is one more powerful motivation when thinking about reducing your waistline….. a better brain! Research has revealed that significant brain atrophy and cognitive impairment is attributed to obesity and insulin resistance (source1, source...
  • 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

    Many chronic diseases start with a slow progression of metabolic dysfunction that can be tied to the overconsumption of sugar.  One of the diseases with documented connection to glucose metabolism and metabolic dysregulation is Parkinson’s disease.  People with Parkinson’s disease should be mindful of their intake of simple carbohydrates and sugar, found in things like baked goods, packaged foods, cereals, etc. Studies suggest that...
  • 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...
  • 6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

    6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

    As Memorial Day approaches here in the U.S., we’re getting ready to welcome the unofficial start of summer! And while the world is starting to re-open again and resemble some sense of “normal” depending on where you’re located, keeping your immune system strong continues to be important. Summer also tends to be a season of parties and celebrations, where you may be eating and...
  • Have a Nice Poop?

    Have a Nice Poop?

    What’s your poop telling you? Did you know that your bowel regularity and consistency is one of the key predictors of your health status? In a population-level analysis of microbiome variation, various factors were evaluated to assess predictors of overall health status. The data point with highest correlation to health was the Bristol Stool Score. The fourth highest predictive data point was “time since...
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