Do Gut Microbes Predict or Cause Diseases like Parkinson's?

A Citizen Scientist takes a systems approach to looking at Parkinson's disease and finds the answers to PD and many chronic diseases may be in our poop. When doctors said her husband’s Parkinson’s would eventually kill him, Martha Carlin said, No It Won’t. She stepped out of a successful career as a systems expert and into the new role of Citizen Scientist. After years of re-learning the sciences, pouring over research (and commissioning work at the University of Chicago), Martha is now a leading source of deep data on the human biome to unlock preventions and cures for many of our most complex health conditions. Her company, The BioCollective, links personal health history, metagenomics and microbiome analysis to uncover previously unknown links between chronic disease and diet, stress, and environment. She lives with her (thriving) husband John in Lone Tree, Colorado. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx