• 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...
  • 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...
  • What Are the Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome?

    What Are the Links Between Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome?

    Why is it important to understand risk factors connecting metabolic syndrome to heart disease? Heart disease is the single leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a person dies from cardiovascular disease every 36 seconds. Put another way, each year cardiovascular disease is the cause of one out of every four deaths. In...
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

    Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

    Considering the fact that roughly 1.9 billion adults are overweight, it’s clear that many of us struggle to meet our weight loss goals. Several factors influence an inability to lose weight, and understanding the underlying reasons why it can be challenging is helpful.  Sometimes difficulty losing weight may be due to something called metabolic syndrome.  About one-third of the US population, equally distributed across...
  • 5 gut-friendly reset recipes

    5 gut-friendly reset recipes

    With the advent of a new year comes an onslaught of detoxes, cleanses and reset recipes intended to help your digestive system recover after the holidays and start January off on the right foot. And while a reset can certainly be helpful, unfortunately for those struggling with issues like Diabetes, Parkinson’s, IBS, or gut-related challenges, general dietary advice can be misguided. So many protocols...
  • Start the New Year off Right and Join the Sugar Shift Challenge!

    Start the New Year off Right and Join the Sugar Shift Challenge!

    Ready to start January off on the right foot? One of the easiest ways you can support your gut health in the new year is by taking a daily probiotic.  Sugar Shift is a targeted, one-of-a-kind probiotic, formulated to improve sugar metabolism and boost your overall energy. By shifting the way your body metabolizes sugar, you can avoid many negative effects while reducing your...
  • How Sugar Shift helped Ken lower his blood sugar

    How Sugar Shift helped Ken lower his blood sugar

    Ken started measuring his blood sugar last year, when he found out his glucose was high: enough to be labeled a potential metabolic disorder which naturally alarmed him as an active 56 year old interesting in biohacking. After just eight days of taking Sugar Shift, he noticed a reduction in his glucose levels. In addition to lowering his blood sugar, he was able to...
  • 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...
  • Lose Weight for a Better Brain

    Lose Weight for a Better Brain

    This article was written by Ken Kubota and was originally posted on Medium. You’re trying to lose weight because you want to be slimmer, more attractive, active, and healthy. But there is one more powerful motivation when thinking about reducing your waistline….. a better brain! Research has revealed that significant brain atrophy and cognitive impairment is attributed to obesity and insulin resistance (source1, source...
  • 5 Signs That Your Gut Might Be Unbalanced

    5 Signs That Your Gut Might Be Unbalanced

    From high stress to poor eating habits, there are many things that can negatively impact your gut health. This is important to pay attention to, because when your gut is out of balance, it can affect your overall well being and potentially lead to serious health issues. If you’re noticing any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign that your microbiome needs...
  • Probiotics are a Weight Loss Game Changer

    Probiotics are a Weight Loss Game Changer

    This article was written by Ken Kubota and was originally posted on Medium. How often have you tried to lose weight and gotten nowhere? I have been a competitive swimmer for over 15 years, swam from Alcatraz without a wetsuit twice, competed in triathlons, and ran the New York marathon four years in a row. In my experience, losing weight and maintaining a healthy...
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