A reader emailed me with the report below and granted permission to share it.
Dear Ken,Emailed sent Tuesday Jul 9th, 2019
I write to report our early success through your new site, tailor-made for followers who log on. My daughter (CFS 5-6 years, house-bound) rigorously follows the diet suggestions. Four weeks ago she began on the Jadin regime for a first cycle of two weeks of Doxycycline with miserable results, and straight after, giving up on probiotics because she reacts to all the fillers, went on her tailor-made Flavonoids suggestions (as in screenshot) and after a week of lashings of Thyme,(tea, raw and as a herb), began to “wake up”, staying awake most if not all of the day, chatty, sociable, clear-headed, able to more fully participate in ordinary life , and suddenly showing more physical strength than she’s had for years put together. We live on a muddy river, boat-access only, and coming home on a dark night, she, the only person in the appropriate place, strained out to reach our jetty and single-handedly pulled our 18 foot cabin cruiser across the mud to its berth! She had no punishing delayed exhaustion next day. Who would’ve predicted those tiny leaves could do so much good? (She also has lashings of D ribose to counter the bitterness of the Thyme).
It’s not remission yet, but I want to thank you.
Walk thru to the Flavonoid page
Before starting I should clarify that flavonoid do NOT mean chemicals related to flavor. The two words sound similar.
Flavonoids are a large family of polyphenolic plant compounds. Six major subclasses of flavonoids, namely anthocyanidins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, flavanones, flavones, and isoflavones, flavonols are the most widespread in the human diet. Many of the biological effects of flavonoids appear to be related to their ability to modulate a number of cell-signaling cascades. Flavonoids have been shown to exhibit antiinflammatory, antithrombogenic, antidiabetic, anticancer, and neuroprotective activities through different mechanisms of action in vitro and in animal models.Linus Pauling Institute
Why the recent enhancement
The reason is simple: usability! Studies will often give the name of the flavonoid with no information on what food it occurs naturally in. I prefer natural food sources for supplements over prepared commercial supplements with all sorts of risky fillers. By adding a database of foods with associated flavonoids to the site, it means people can see the related food or spice . We know from studies that specific flavonoids has specific impacts. Often, there has been no studies on the food(s) containing that flavonoid — so we are inferring the benefit from eating foods with those flavonoids will have a similar effect on the gut.
So, instead of seeing a chemical name that you have no clue about, further down the page you will see the name of foods etc. containing those chemicals.
The Walk Thru
These are person specific suggestions based on THIS individual’s personal microbiome (often 600 -1300 bacteria involved). The above suggestions may not work for you, or may do you harm. You need to have a ubiome or thryve (or American/British Gut) analysis available and uploaded to get the best suggestions.
There are other labs that can be used. They report a lot less information and thus not as specific to your needs. These include:
- Biovis Microbiome Plus
- Diagnostic Solution GI-Map
- GanzImmun Diagnostics AG Befundbericht
- Genova Gi Effects
- Genova Parasitology
- Kyber Kompakt
- Medivere: Darm Mikrobiom Stuhltest
- Medivere: Darn Magen Diagnostik
- Medivere: Gesundsheitscheck Darm
- Metagenomics Stool (De Meirleir)
- Smart Gut
- XenoGene Informe De Microbiota Intestinal