A walkthru with all of the new features

A reader asked me to look at their ubiome results. They were having trouble interpreting the data (Brain Fog: 1, Site: 0)

Preferred Approach

This reader has enter their symptoms AND we have some matches in terms of patterns associated with symptoms and their microbiome.

This always gives the most targeted list

So on the Custom Suggestion page, we select this and exclude things that we are not interested in:

When we get the suggestions, we see that no Flavonoids are listed.

Probiotics and Flavonoid foods

We also have a list of supplements etc showing up

There is a long list of Postive Impact Probiotics. We want to always go for the highest impact ones that are available to you. The best is available in Germany: Probiotic PUR (DE) / RealDose Nutrition : impact 5.4

At the bottom we have Flavonoid Foods

I checked Almonds, Walnuts and Oregano to see if they had any flavonoids in common and high. No luck.

Approach 2 – Outliers

This looks at outliers compared to other samples uploaded. In this case we see one family that is massively high — Eubacteriaceae. Being focused on this alone is in Approach 3 below (targeted).

We change to this method of selecting the bacteria to be concerned about.

In this case, we get all three links at the top

The list is very different — likely because Eubacteriaceae was NOT selected above.

Our probiotic list is much smaller.

For Flavonoid foods we see cumin and rice

The interesting list is the Flavonoids list

Catechol and Curcumin dominates.

Curcumin is found only in turmeric(22.14) and curry (2.85). Catechol only in coffee… However, checking the Flavoid page, we see there are three other forms of Catechol.

4-Methylcatechol
4-Ethylcatechol

3-Methylcatechol

At this point, we enter fuzzy territory. Did the study include all of these different forms under Catechol or not? Peeking into the database, it appears that all four variations are the same or similar. They are associated with the following foods:

Approach 3 – Targeted

We see above that Eubacteriaceae was very very high. We could just go to it’s page and look at what modifies it. This often results in saturation.

An easier path is to go to the [Other Lab Analysis] and select: All Bacteria [Family] Reported. On that page, select only this one (add more if you wish)

This gives a filtered list (Sorry, I have not updated this page to the above style yet).

The risk with this approach is that you may be missing the bacteria that supports this very high bacteria. Unfortunately, we do not know what feeds this bacteria (clicking on WHY on the sample page). What we do see are odd unexpected relationships which hints at a specific strain being the issue.

Looking at the drop down, we see a lot of species that are overgrown in this family.

We counld return to the Other Lab analysis page and pick: All Bacteria [Genus] Reported This may produce a different report because some studies reported on the family impact and other on the genus impact.

We get a similar list to the above, with a few variations.

Bottom Line

I know people want things to be ultra simple — having multiple ways of looking at stuff can be a challenge. Looking at commonality in the above reports, I would suggest discussing the following with your medical professional.

  • Vitamins B9,B12,B1,B7, B6
  • Probiotics: Bifidobacterium Bifidum and possibly include other Bifidobacterium (avoid all Lactobacillus)
  • Berberine
  • Melatonin
  • Rice with turmeric