• How to naturally build immunity from food borne infections

    How to naturally build immunity from food borne infections

    This week’s news carries another story about an E coli outbreak in the food supply chain.  This outbreak is the result of contaminated baby spinach.  These outbreaks are often connected to the “greens” market where these products are irrigated with recycled water that is only partially treated.  But outbreaks are found across the food supply from meats to cake mixes.   Another source of acute...
  • How Sugar Shift helped Ken lower his blood sugar

    How Sugar Shift helped Ken lower his blood sugar

    Ken started measuring his blood sugar last year, when he found out his glucose was high: enough to be labeled a potential metabolic disorder which naturally alarmed him as an active 56 year old interesting in biohacking. After just eight days of taking Sugar Shift, he noticed a reduction in his glucose levels. In addition to lowering his blood sugar, he was able to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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