• The Best Probiotic to Take After Surgery to Boost Recovery

    The Best Probiotic to Take After Surgery to Boost Recovery

    Every year nearly 15 million Americans undergo a surgical procedure. Surgery is a dramatic transformation for anyone's body, so taking steps to prepare and recover properly will ensure you reap only the benefits of a surgical procedure and hopefully none of the common complications.  Probiotics are essential to rebuilding the microbiome, which can especially be impacted by antibiotics commonly administered with surgery aftercare. They...
  • 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,...
  • Martha Carlin Featured on the Your Adrenal Fix Podcast with Dr. Joel Rosen

    Martha Carlin Featured on the Your Adrenal Fix Podcast with Dr. Joel Rosen

    I was honored to be a recent guest on two episodes of the Your Adrenal Fix Podcast with Dr. Joel Rosen! In part one, we discuss the connection between the microbiome, energy production, and chronic illness. We talk about my story and my husband John's Parkinson's diagnosis, and my lightbulb moment that led to studying the microbiome. We also discuss metabolic health, glyphosate and mannitol, plus fecal samples, lifestyle...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yield&Shield™: Probiotics for your soil, from your garden to your gut

    Yield&Shield™: Probiotics for your soil, from your garden to your gut

    Many years ago when my husband, John, was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s I instinctively knew that there was a connection to the food we were eating. This started a long journey for me, digging into our food supply and the herbicides, pesticides and preservatives that are used in our industrial agriculture operations.  Most media was not covering these significant issues and in fact when...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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