Martha Carlin is not your typical founder. Driven by a deep love for people and the planet, she has emerged as a thought leader, innovator, and out-of-the-box problem-solver in the field of microbiome research. Martha's unique perspective connects the dots from soil to food to our guts and our brains, unraveling the complex web of connections that influence our health.
What sets Martha apart is her heartfelt dedication to solving complex health challenges. Her unwavering commitment to understanding our evolving health issues has propelled her into the realm of citizen science, particularly in the microbiome and Parkinson's disease fields.
Martha's journey is driven by applying her systems thinking approach to microbiome science and its potential to impact human health. Her husband John' s Parkinson's diagnosis in 2002 ignited a passion to delve deeper into causal factors like diet and lifestyle as well as holistic/alternative ideas that deserve further study.
Years later the connection published research about the gut bacteria and the two phenotypes of Parkinson's disease was a Eureka moment. Inspired by this groundbreaking research from Dr. Filip Scheperjans in 2014, Martha founded The BioCollective, a research company focused on mapping health.
through the microbiome via collecting quality fecal samples and data across the population of health and disease. It was from this information that she and her team also developed the first BiotiQuest probiotic formula, Sugar Shift. Witnessing John' s improved symptoms while taking Sugar Shift solidified Martha's conviction to bring this transformative product to market, empowering individuals to take control of their health and providing a reliable source of knowledge to support their well-being.
To Martha, the microbiome is not merely a collection of bacteria but a complex and interconnected system with a pivotal role in human health. By viewing the microbiome through a systemic lens, she and her team identify the interrelated factors influencing its function and, consequently, human health.
Martha's holistic approach extends beyond the microbiome alone, considering the impact of environmental factors on gut health. Her exploration spans the effects of toxins from pesticides, herbicides, and microbes as well as the influence of diet, sleep, and stress. Her innovative and comprehensive perspective on the microbiome has earned widespread recognition and praise.
Gone are the days when Martha's career was solely focused on making money and climbing the corporate ladder. Today, her motivation stems from the profound impact she can make in people' s lives. The human connection, even in the smallest interactions, drives her to help others live healthier and happier lives. Martha's infectious passion for improving well-being is palpable, and her belief in the transformative power of a healthy gut is unwavering. She encourages individuals to gather their own data, measure their health improvements, and embark on their personal wellness journey.
To follow Martha's inspiring health journey alongside John, explore her blog, Martha' s Quest, where she shares her ideas and insights in Parkinson’s microbiome research and alternative health supporting therapies. You can also tune in to various podcast interviews to delve deeper into her story and glean further wisdom.
Martha Carlin firmly believes that discoveries are not confined to a single person or entity. Instead, she emphasizes the importance of supporting research, fostering fresh thinking, and swiftly translating these discoveries into meaningful improvements in the lives of everyday people.
Together with Martha Carlin and BiotiQuest, you can embark on a transformative journey toward better health, supported by cutting-edge research, unwavering passion, and a commitment to your well-being.