Smarter reduction of some bacteria

or, smarter increasing of some bacteria — depending on your goal. After writing the last post and coding up the comparison page, I took our corgis for a walk. On the walk I realize that I can borrow some of the code to assist people whose goal is to reduce a specific bacteria, for example, Staphylococcus aureus.

The dogs warrant a pictorial mention:


Go to the full list of bacteria found in human guts as reported by and others at:, 


Find the bacteria you are interested in, and click it. It will show a list of known modifiers and the direction of modification, with one new addition — a checkbox by each!


Check the ones that you are interested and click compare impacts.


What this does is really makes you aware of the side-effects on other bacteria that various substances may have.

Bottom Line

This exposes some of the internals of my AI engine that produces suggestions. The number of factors that this engine handles is far more than most people can handle — but it does give you  better control of decision making within a limited scope.

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