• 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...
  • 5 Gut-Friendly BBQ Recipes for Summer

    5 Gut-Friendly BBQ Recipes for Summer

    As we step into the full swing of summer, you may find yourself enjoying the sunshine with family and friends around the grill! De-stressing with loved ones, getting your vitamin D, time in nature ... all great things for your microbiome health. But one thing that’s not very gut-friendly? The typical American cookout menu. It’s usually packed with inflammatory foods like sugar and processed...
  • 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...
  • Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms?

    Can Probiotics Help Support Parkinson's GI Symptoms?

    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...
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