• The Best Probiotic to Take After Surgery to Boost Recovery

    The Best Probiotic to Take After Surgery to Boost Recovery

    Every year nearly 15 million Americans undergo a surgical procedure. Surgery is a dramatic transformation for anyone's body, so taking steps to prepare and recover properly will ensure you reap only the benefits of a surgical procedure and hopefully none of the common complications.  Probiotics are essential to rebuilding the microbiome, which can especially be impacted by antibiotics commonly administered with surgery aftercare. They...
  • Martha Carlin Featured on the Your Adrenal Fix Podcast with Dr. Joel Rosen

    Martha Carlin Featured on the Your Adrenal Fix Podcast with Dr. Joel Rosen

    I was honored to be a recent guest on two episodes of the Your Adrenal Fix Podcast with Dr. Joel Rosen! In part one, we discuss the connection between the microbiome, energy production, and chronic illness. We talk about my story and my husband John's Parkinson's diagnosis, and my lightbulb moment that led to studying the microbiome. We also discuss metabolic health, glyphosate and mannitol, plus fecal samples, lifestyle...
  • Martha Carlin is Back on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!

    Martha Carlin is Back on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast with Dr. Brian Lenzkes!

    You may have tuned into my interview with Dr. Brian Lenzkes on the Life's Best Medicine podcast back in April (if not, you can listen here!). We discussed the microbiome triggers for diseases, the multitude of factors that affect the gut microbiome, diet and lifestyle changes to support gut health, and much more. Today I'm honored to share I am back on the Life's Best Medicine Podcast for a second...
  • Probiotics for Sleep: The Key to Restful Nights and Rejuvenated Mornings

    Probiotics for Sleep: The Key to Restful Nights and Rejuvenated Mornings

    Current research shows a connection between the gut microbiome and sleep patterns, and evidence suggests that improving your gut's healthy bacteria can lead to more restful sleep. Read on to discover how probiotics for sleep can help lower your stress, activate opiate receptors for better quality sleep, and help you get more rest.
  • The Gut Brain Axis: How it Impacts Sleep Quality

    The Gut Brain Axis: How it Impacts Sleep Quality

    The signaling that occurs between the microbiome and the brain is often mediated by compounds produced by the gut microbiome. This signaling could result in a more relaxed sleep cycle, or it could adversely affect it. Here’s a closer look at how the gut-brain axis impacts sleep quality.  What is the Gut Brain Axis?   Source The gut-brain axis refers to the two-way communication...
  • Not Sleeping Well? The Answer May Be in Your Gut

    Not Sleeping Well? The Answer May Be in Your Gut

    Up to 70 million Americans struggle with sleeping, according to research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a critical issue, as sleep is one of the most important pillars of good health. If you’re not getting enough, or your sleep is low quality, it can cause extreme fatigue, brain fog, increased stress, irritability, weight gain, and is linked to many...
  • 7 Facts About Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders

    7 Facts About Inflammation and Metabolic Disorders

    The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among US adults is staggering. Research shows that more than a third of US adults met the criteria for metabolic syndrome between 2011 to 2016. Since the prevalence of metabolic syndrome significantly increases with age, that number is likely even worse by now. Metabolic syndrome can have rippling effects on your health, body, and mental health. It can be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What sets BiotiQuest apart?

    What sets BiotiQuest apart?

    We love hearing from our customers about what they look for in a probiotic and why they're grateful that they came across ours! Merredith began taking Sugar Shift three years ago, after chemo and years of antibiotics. Sugar Shift was created to target the way the body metabolizes sugars. We support our formulas with our teams deep knowledge of microbial genetics and our BioFlux computer model...
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