A CFS Patient since a child – Ubiome Analysis

The short form of the patient history is ” I’m very sick from CFS and MCS and Lyme, I’ve been sick since I was 11 years old, now I’m 34 years old.”

Standard Items

  • Bifidobacterium < 0.01
  • Lactobacillus 0.07x
  • Akkermansia: 0.00x
  • Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes: 1:2, Normal is 2.1:1
  • Biodiversity: 41%ile — much lower than most.

High Bacteria



Sutterella: 11.02 X
Barnesiella: 4.16 X
Pseudobutyrivibrio: 3.11 X
Odoribacter: 2.91 X
Butyricimonas: 2.18 X
Kluyvera: 1.91 X
Bacteroides: 1.64 X

Rare Bacteria

Johnsonella Genus 0.5%
Ureaplasma Genus 0.8%
Mycoplasmataceae Family 1.3%
Mycoplasmatales Order 1.3%
Brevundimonas Genus 2.0%
Caulobacteraceae Family 3.0%
Caulobacterales Order 3.0%
Anaerobacter Genus 3.0%
Succiniclasticum Genus 4.0%
Candidatus Saccharibacteria Phylum 4.2%

Bottom Line

Combining all of the lists and tossing out things that appear on both side, we have the following lists. I have skipped rare bacteria because of the number of over growths found. This was a pretty clean merge — often the same item appeared multiple times in one list or the other.

The lists below are done by merging the lists from the deep dives linked above. Some items may encourage one genus and discourage another genus — those are removed (unless it seems that it strongly predominates on one). The impact on Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and E.Coli are intentionally ignored [See this post for the logic]. This is all based on applying logic to the results of studies — thus theoretical. This is an addition (not a replacement) to this overview post.

Working off the overgrowth only (I will revisit the rare bacteria when I have more time). It was interesting that some of the probiotics appeared multiple times for different genus as Avoid or Take — which left me a warm feeling. Two of the “fake sugars” are bad (Aspartame (Nutrasweet) and Stevia) and two are good (Sucralose (Splenda) and Xylitol)



This is an education post to facilitate discussing this approach with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of CFS. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.