Close this search box.
Close this search box.
Close this search box.

A Vigilant Battle for Gut Health: How to Claw Back Your Microbiome From the Toxic Soup w/Martha Carlin

In this broken healthcare system, people are given life-altering diagnoses, handed a bottle of pills, and nothing else.

There’s no talk of food, which is crazy because we’re made of what’s going through our bodies.

Daily, we suffer assaults on our microbiome, and it’s a constant vigilant battle to protect our gut health.

How can we combat the chemical toxicity around and even inside us?

In this episode, I’m joined by Citizen Scientist, systems thinker, wife of a Parkinson’s warrior, and founder of The BioCollective, Martha Carlin. She shares her journey and how to claw back our gut health.

We’ve had so many assaults for so many years on our microbiome, it’s not a simple thing to turn around.

-Martha Carlin

Three Things We Learned 

  1. The root cause of most chronic diseases
    Gut health is a huge factor in optimization, how do we promote it?
  2. You can’t trust your gut if it’s highly inflamed
    How do we clean up our microbiome so that it functions as it should?
  3. Chemical toxicity everywhere
    Is there any value in eating GMO foods?


Guest Bio

Martha Carlin is a Citizen Scientist, systems thinker, wife of Parkinson’s warrior, John Carlin, and founder of The BioCollective, a microbiome company expanding the reach of science.

Since John’s diagnosis in 2002, Martha began learning the science of agriculture, nutrition, environment, infectious disease, Parkinson’s pathology, and much more.

In 2014, when the first research was published showing a connection between gut bacteria and the two phenotypes of Parkinson’s, Martha quit her former career as a business turnaround expert and founded The BioCollective to accelerate the discovery of the impact of gut health on all human health, including Parkinson’s.

Martha was a speaker at the White House 2016 Microbiome Initiative launch, challenging the scientific community to “think in a broader context”.

Her systems thinking background and experience have led to collaborations across the scientific spectrum from neuroscience to engineering to infectious disease.

She is a respected out-of-the-box problem solver in the microbiome field and brings a unique perspective to helping others understand the connections from the soil to the food to our guts and our brains.

Go to and for more information or email [email protected] or call 303.638.1226.

Scroll to Top