Getting Suggestions from symptoms alone

Early this year I shouted EUREKA — I found it in greek. I used non-parametric statistical methods and found strong association between certain mixtures of bacteria. How strong? Statistically the chance of some happening by chance was 0.00005%. Many medical studies are published with the chance being 5%.

Over the weekend, someone asked if I could give suggestions for probiotics for mast cell issues. She had no microbiome results. While I was solving some of the site issues, I realized that I could give suggestions with good confidence that they would fit — in fact, may produce better suggestions than a microbiome sample. Why? Noise – often we have 600 bacteria/taxonomy is a microbiome sample and the nasty problem is what to focus on. This is compounded by a lack of research papers on the human impact on many of the bacteria.

Using symptoms only, we have a small subset that are likely the ones misbehaving. These are not bad bacteria, just bacteria that are too abundant or sparse. We want to inhibit or encourage them — not eliminate them.

If you go to the Very Strong Bacteris to Symptom Association page, you will see a list of around 150 symptoms. Some symptoms are missing because not enough people with those symptoms have upload a microbiome and provide their symptoms — for example, Epilepsy has just one. The threshold is 16 samples with the same symptom.

Example of identified relationships

All that you need to do is:

  • Check the symptoms that you have.
  • Select at the top what type of modifiers that you are interested in
  • Click get suggestions for Symptoms Selected.

To answer the question asked about probiotics for histamine issues we see just one recommendation with no known downside. We have others that have a little risk.

A Video walk thru

Bottom Line

All of this material is theoretical produced by using an Artificial Intelligence Engine and have not be validated by clinical studies. These are suggestions. Before doing any of these, have them reviewed by a qualified medical professional familiar with your medical condition.