• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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