• 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...
  • 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...
  • A closer look at gut health with Marlin Carlin (2021 year in review)

    A closer look at gut health with Marlin Carlin (2021 year in review)

      I’m always studying the latest research in gut health. And as we near the end of 2021, I wanted to share my biggest takeaways with you over the past year. By looking at the science, we can glean important information to apply to our daily lives, rebuild our microbiomes, and support better health. “If you want to get more out of life and...
  • 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...
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