• 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...
  • 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...
  • How Proper Hydration Can Improve Your Brain Health

    How Proper Hydration Can Improve Your Brain Health

    A remarkable finding in the lab by our parent company, The BioCollective, prompted our founder Martha to research the link between hydration and overall brain health. What she found reinforced the importance of drinking plenty of fluids everyday! In digging a little deeper, Martha learned about something called aquaporins. Aquaporins are water channels in the membranes of cells that conduct water molecules through the...
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics: The Dynamic Duo

    Probiotics and Prebiotics: The Dynamic Duo

    In the world of microbiome health the spotlight is often on probiotics, and for good reason! Probiotics are an important part of a healthy gut, and when they are missing your gut may suffer. So you found the perfect probiotic for you, and you are taking it diligently each day – you’re all set for a happy gut, right? It turns out that probiotics...
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