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

    Yield and 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 and PD

    Parkinson’s Awareness Month – an update on the Microbiome and 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...
  • 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...
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