Looking at this uBiome, I noticed that the standard items are far less extreme (today) than most CFS readers. This was not the case a year ago, or 3 years ago. This appears to agree with only 1 uncommon bacteria and just 2 overgrowth bacteria genus (the lowest number that I recall seeing).
- Lactobacillus: 0.02x (2014, 2015 – 0x)
- Bifidobacterium: 0.18x (2014, 2015 – 0x)
- Akkermansia: 0.28x (2.66x in 2014, 0x in 2016)
- Diversity: 75%ile
- Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes: 2.0:1 (Normal 2.1:1)
- 5.1:1 in 2014
- 1.1:1 in 2016
|Bacteria name||Rank||% of Samples|
- Subdoligranlum: https://cfsremission.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/decreasing-subdoligranlum/
- Sutterella: https://cfsremission.wordpress.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.
- Bifidobacterim Breve
- BPA bottles
- Lactobacillus Casei
- Lactobacillus salivarius
- Omega 3
- Saccharomyces boulardii
- Bifidobacterium Longum probiotics
- High Fat diet
- Lactobacillus plantarum probiotics
The appearance of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, with Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes approaching normal is a very positive sign. I need to revisit “Feeding of Lactobacillus”.
I will be researching Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) it is not something that I have come across before.
This is an education post to facilitate discussing this approach with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of any condition. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.