Lucy Mailing, PhD

is creating articles about gut and skin health, the microbiome, & nutrition

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Welcome to my Patreon account!

My mission is to provide helpful, unbiased, evidence-based information on gut and skin health, the microbiome, and nutrition in a way that empowers people to optimize their own health. Currently, I do this primarily through writing blog articles on my website,
Many people have asked me how long it takes me to create a blog post. The honest answer is anywhere between 15 and 50 hours, depending on how deep I get into the literature, and how long it takes me to distill it into something that is understandable and actionable for the average person. That’s a lot of time, for something that doesn’t provide me any income!

The crowdfunding I receive through Patreon will help me to:
  • Commit more time to keep up-to-date with the latest scientific literature and increase the frequency of new blog content
  • Gradually allow me to expand to other media forms, such as podcasting and online courses
I am incredibly grateful for how much my audience has grown in the past year and a half. I truly love producing such unique content and hearing how much it has helped so many of you! If you have the means, I’d love it if you would support the growth of my community.

Yours in health,

P.S. If you’re not familiar with me, here are a few examples of the type of content I produce:

This article outlines one of the most likely mechanisms underlying gut dysbiosis, and how we can use this knowledge to shape treatments that might restore gut health. 

This article includes a discussion of the controversy surrounding soil-based organisms, a summary of the research, and an extensive independent analysis of soil-based probiotic products to determine which brands and formulations are best. 

I plan to do similar analyses of other types of probiotics in the future, and my crowdfunding will help support this!

This article is a comprehensive guide to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, and the latest research on breath testing.

I'd really like to eventually have similar articles for inflammatory bowel disease, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. 

I also write articles that break down the latest advances in microbiome research. For instance,  this article was written in the wake of two new articles published in the journal Cell.

I come across many studies every day and would like to increase the frequency of these types of articles. 

Lastly, I write articles that pertain to my PhD research at the University of Illinois, where I studied the effects of diet and exercise on the gut microbiome.

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