A reader wrote:
“I “pushed” smartgut into ubiome explorer and downloaded the CSV. Based on your comments, I am suspicious of how low things are. I am concerned that this is the result of degradation. It took them almost 5 months to run the sample, I actually had to contact them to ask them what the hell was going on. “
Several people have done smartgut (the professional version — which is focused on known and accepted microbiome shifts). I am not qualified to comment on degradation aspect – I understand that the techniques used is similar to recovering DNA, so gut feeling is that there may not be significant changes because of the techniques being used.
11/5/2015 I woke up feeling like I was hit with mono overnight.
By 12/1/2015 I was on FMLA bed rest. Lots of pain, shaking, sweating, fever, exhaustion.
By mid December I was so run down that I could only shower every other day. The act of showering forced me back into bed. By the end of December the leg pain and muscle spasms started. I thought it was relapse remitting multiple sclerosis.
At the University Hospital an infectious disease specialist saw me twice and ran a lot of bloodwork, a large portion of which had to be completed at the Mayo labs at Rochester, MN. He concluded that I was not dealing with anything infectious and the department notified me that they would not schedule me for another appointment. (I was dismissed).
- No Probiotics genus thus: no Lactobacillus or bifidobacterium.
- No Akkermansia reported
Typical CFS profile
- Acidaminococcus: https://cfsremission.com/2017/11/01/reducing-acidaminococcus-genus/
- Succinivibrio: https://cfsremission.com/2017/11/05/decreasing-succinivibrio-genus/
- Catenibacterium: https://cfsremission.com/2017/11/18/reducing-catenibacterium-genus/
- Phascolarctobacterium: https://cfsremission.com/2017/11/12/decreasing-phascolarctobacterium-genus/
- Haemophilus: https://cfsremission.com/2017/11/19/reducing-haemophilus-genus/
- Peptoclostridium: https://cfsremission.com/2017/11/18/reducing-peptoclostridium-genus/
- Sutterella: https://cfsremission.com/2017/10/13/decreasing-sutterella-genus/
Bottom Line Suggestions
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.
- Bacillus natto (likely all bacillus)
- BPA bottles
- Enterococcus faecium
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus
- Navy bean (Cooked)
- Partial Sleep Deprivation [parent]
- Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI)
- Soluble corn fiber
- Thiamine supplements
- Cinnamon bark oil
- Coriander oil
- Cranberry bean flour [parent]
- Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)
- Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)
- High-protein, low-carbohydrate diet
- Lactobacillus Casei
- Lactobacillus kefiri
- Lactobacillus paracasei
- Lactobacillus plantarum
- Lavender (spike) oil
- Lemongrass oil
- Peppermint oil
- Perilla oil
- Resistant starch (type II)
- Saccharomyces boulardi
- Sodium chloride (Table Salt)
- Thyme oil
- Vitamin D
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.