uBiome Result

Another reader shared their results and a little history. Two dominant symptoms matches the bacteria genus overgrowths.

Patient Summary

  • Gradual onset starting at 18, 10 years now
    • Suspected cause allergy vaccines
  • Symptoms
    • Severe insomnia,
    • Acute stress in all situations.
    • Candida, bloating, can not eat fiber or starches.
    • All smells make me really really stress, and lack of thinking orientation etc.
    • Low energy, muscle loss. From 84 to 66 kg.
    • Hair loss… need mask for in to a shops etc and in polluted areas
  • Tested positive for Epstein Barr (EBV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
  • I feel some relief with berberine and neem.
  • Sacharomyces boulardii makes me anxious but after a while seems to help.

Basics Criteria

  • As is very often seen with CFS uBiomes– Diversity at the top of the scale – 98%,
    • statistically too often to be random.
  • Bifidobacterium: 0
  • Lactobacillus: 0
  • Akkermansia:  1% of reference
  • Low or no E.Coli
    • Not directly reported, but it parent is: Enterobacteriaceae  which is 2% of the reference group

Analysis of Over Growth by Bacteria Genus


  1. Erysipelatoclostridium (genus) 
  2. Butyricimonas (genus) 
  3. Adlercreutzia (genus) 
  4. Sutterella (genus) 
  5. Anaerosporobacter (genus) 
  6. Oscillibacter (genus) 
  7. Slackia (genus) 
  8. Marvinbryantia (genus) 






The amount of information that we have about these 8 high bacteria genus is not much.  The “Partial Sleep Deprivation” hints that melatonin may be helpful (not just for sleep, but chemically) – but this is speculation. This overgrowth does agree with your symptom of severe insomnia.

“can not eat fiber or starches” — well, we see above that those enhances the over growths! Microbiome matches symptoms!

Very Elusive Bacteria

Given the thin data above, I moved on to this set of data


  1. Scardovia (genus) 
  2. Oribacterium (genus) 
  3. Neisseria (genus) 






Bottom Line

Make sure that flaxseed is a regular part of your diet, avoid walnuts, avoid dairy products and supplements containing Saccharomyces boulardii.

You may wish to stop berberine — have you tried Tulsi or Rosehip teas?

Continue or start with the usual supplements.. see:

For “Acute stress in all situations” try Ashwagandha – I will research what else may help that and do a post later this week.

For hair loss, I have had informal reports that biotin (vitamin H) helps. Literature:

Reflection on Common Conventional Treatments

I have notices that Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI)  and Saccharomyces boulardii  (typically used as antifungal/anti-candida) keeps showing up in enhancers of the overgrowth. This raises the nasty question: “Have conventional treatments contributed to your CFS?

Last — I will be researching a replacement for Saccharomyces boulardii treatment for candida and hopefully can produce a useful post.