• Sugar, Insulin Resistance and Parkinson's Disease

    Sugar, Insulin Resistance and Parkinson's Disease

    People with Parkinson’s disease be mindful of their intake of carbohydrates and sugar. Studies suggest that having persistent high blood sugar, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, may accelerate disease progression. (source 1, source 2). It turns out that the microbiota in your gut is a key determinant of how readily sugar enters your blood after eating. (source) Therefore, having the right microbiota in...
  • Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms?

    Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms?

    Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms? It’s a question I explored in this interview with Robert Rodgers, PhD, on Blog Talk Radio. We also discuss the journey to find supportive therapies for my husband, John, an 18 year "veteran" of Parkinson's Disease, and the development of our probiotic, Sugar Shift.  Robert’s show is all about Parkinson’s Recovery, so we naturally talk about our...
  • 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...
  • Let There be Light!

    Let There be Light!

    Research suggests that healthy Vitamin D levels lead to increased longevity, and that more than 50% of the population suffers from low levels. Whether you’re living with a chronic condition or simply looking to improve your wellbeing, we could all benefit from getting a little more Vitamin D! Over the past year of the pandemic, the issue of low Vitamin D status seems to...
  • Cultivating Your Life Force with QiGong

    Cultivating Your Life Force with QiGong

    A few years ago, a friend invited me and my husband, John, to attend a two-day Qigong class with Master Mingtong Gu of the Chi Center in Santa Fe. John was already familiar with the concept of chi through some online therapy and practice he had done, long before Zoom, with Jeffrey Zimmerman, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and musical savant. So we decided...
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