I started this blog taking as gospel (well, being a mathematician by training, a postulate) the results of a 1998 study from Australia. “Faecal Microbial Growth Inhibition in Chronic Fatigue/Pain Patients” The key items were simple:
- Low or no Lactobacillus
- Low or no Bifidobacterium
- Low or no E.Coli
With overgrowth in other bacteria including Enterococcus. Working from this and PubMed studies, I found that the antibiotics that I had been given in my last two sessions with CFS were appropriate to address overgrowth and undergrowth. Recently, I found that heparin which was prescribe for hyper-coagulation (thick bl0od), also “increased Lactobacillus spp. and decreased Enterococcus sp” . In short, my remission could be ascribed with my correcting the reported dysfunction of the microbiome — not mycoplasma infection, chronic EBV, richettsia infection, chronic lyme etc. The third time around, I added E.Coli probiotics, Bifidobacteria etc to the fix and made a very fast recovery.
In examining many CFS/IBS/MCS uBiomes, I constantly see the same three low or no bacteria in the results — not just from uBiome, but from other tests kits. In examining the highs (which vary greatly from one uBiome to the next – which is why results vary so much from one patient to the next), I found that they are all listed on DataPunk.Net as inhibiting Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and/or E.Coli. You want to get rid of these thugs, these killers as an early step.
“But can’t you just take probiotics instead?” is a common question. “Well, your own lactobacillus, bifidobacterium and E.Coli already went to war with them —- and lost badly!”
What about trying to build up the low ones? Conceptually sounds reasonable — but the problem is that you have a bunch of bullies in the class room of your gut. As long as the bullies are not constrained, all of the shy bacteria will keep getting pushed down.
- Supplement what was being produced by missing bacteria to reduce symptoms (see this post)
- Use your uBiome results and my deep dives on each genus (see the same post for links to all that I have done so far) to reduce all high genus
- Emphasis taking specific probiotics listed in the deep dive when practical
- When the high bacteria genus are shown to be eliminated or greatly reduced on a repeat of uBiome, work on increasing the low genus associated with being anti-inflammatory.
- My hope is that once the thugs are eliminated, everything will auto-correct.
This is an education post to facilitate discussing this approach with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of CFS or any other condition. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.
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