• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PARK4U Podcast: Parkinson's and the Microbiome

    PARK4U Podcast: Parkinson's and the Microbiome

    A few months ago I was contact by Paula Vargas, President and Founder of PARK4U and Parkinson's nonprofit focused on providing education and support for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers. PARK4U has started a podcast with JM Kenny, an entertainment producer living with Parkinson's. Paula and Kenny discuss topics relevant to living with Parkinson's from a patient and caregiver perspective, working to bring positive...
  • 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...
  • Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms? + BiotiQuest®

    Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms? + BiotiQuest®

    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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