Gut Health and Your Brain Health: How Your Microbiome Effects Parkinson's and Neurological Disorders

episode 58 podcast Apr 09, 2024

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Don't miss this enlightening conversation, we're diving into the rapidly growing world of gut health and its profound implications for both health and disease, with a particular focus on Parkinson's disease and brain health. Martha Carlin leads the discussion as she shares her transformative journey from business turnaround expert to an absolute trailblazer in microbiome research - sparked by her athletic husband's shocking diagnosis with Parkinson's in his 40s. This episode serves as a story of true love, and is an eye-opener for us all - unveiling the critical and often overlooked link between our digestive tract and neurological disorders, and how the microbial inhabitants of our gut can play a pivotal role in both. It's critical information everyone should know.

Tune in for Part 2 with Martha next week all about probiotcs.


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Martha Carlin is a citizen scientist, systems thinker, and the founder of BioCollective, a microbiome company at the frontier of our understanding of gut health, the microbiome, and disease, and BiotiQuest, a company delivering quality probiotics.

When her husband John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2002, Martha dove into the existing research to find a way to help him. When she came across a newly discovered research showing a link between gut bacteria and two phenotypes of Parkinson’s she quit her lucrative job in New York as a business turnaround expert and dove into how to turn around the human body  - and particularly our gut health and microbiome - to create healing and health.

Her background in systems thinking has sparked collaborations across the scientific spectrum including neuroscience to engineering to infectious disease - and has created out-of-the-box thinking to help bring new perspectives to disease, our gut microbiome, and health.

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