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u/Mr_Rob_1 · 2 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

\> I have no idea what to do with this information. Posting it in hopes of opinions.

Did you doctor not interpret it for you? Kinda weird not to.

Well I'm no expert but from my understanding these are nothing to be worried about. Secretory Iga is not that well validated of a marker. Overgrowth of Bacillus is nothing to get in a sweat over (however Diagnostic Solutions says this: " Common group of gram-positive bacteria in the Firmicutes phylum. Some strains are used as probiotics. High levels may result from reduced digestive function, SIBO, or constipation. ) [You can view the GI MAp interpretation guide here: ]

The only other thing is the zonulin which just tells you that you have leaky gut and not so much as to what/why. Sounds like you already knew that going in.

Moving forward if you have gut symptoms I would go through a good gut healing program with a good practitioner if you can afford it. Otherwise find a good self help protocol to follow (the best I've come across is Dr Ruscio's in his book).

Then again if you have a diagnosis of ME/CFS I might find a good practitioner with good experience treating it (PM me if you want me to send you the info for the best one I've found with 14 years experience and will likely see you remotely).

Lastly you could consider a SIBO test if you haven't already. Good luck. Stay strong :)

u/Shiftgood · 12 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

Your biome is mostly influenced by what you eat. Its hard, but if you can give a low carb/ketogenic style diet a try, you should. There are a few variations but if you ate under 40g of carbs a day, and got them entirely from plants, that would be a great start. The hard part is that it takes about 30 days for your body to adapt to the new fuel so you have to toughen up and commit. Also be warned you may have a large die off of sugar craving bacteria within the first 2 weeks that may give you a rash or moodiness... its a good thing to get through it.. you can take charcoal pills if you want to help clear the dead bacteria.

Probiotics can help you transition, but you probably don't need them after a month or two. Probiotics are transient, your diet is what makes enduring changes to your biome and health.

Especially focus on getting lots of spinach, kale, chard mix in there as you are MTHFR. That is a great source of methylated B vitamins, especially methlyfolate which is what you need. Consider supplementing with glutathione as well to help the cycle. You're not producing SAMe which helps you control histamine, and that lack of production could be whats is giving you symptoms.

Also - if anything you're taking has Folate (not Methlyated) then get rid of it.. You don't want that sitting around in your body blocking the SAMe production.

Since you like supps. Here are some that may help.. but really its the plant heavy ketogenic diet thats going to turn this around for you.

Methylated B vitamins


Turmeric Circumin

On top of this, sleep at least 8 hours a night and make sure you're in bed by 10. During the day you need to break a sweat with some exercise. Both of these things have a dramatic effect on your microbiome. Failing to sleep well and exercise can cut your progress in half.

Go over to r/keto, its a great resource if you're serious about this. There are many people over there just like you seeing good results. And remember to get high quality, grass fed meats and fats!

Good luck!

u/MaximilianKohler · 2 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

My own experience with phages:

> Re "Floraphage" sold as a prebiotic:
> Interesting... I didn't expect this to do anything for some reason, but I bought it anyway since I was out of things to try and it seems quite effective for my IBS-D, CFS, and soil-bacteria issues.
> Edit: hmm not sure about this actually. Effects either wore off fast, or were due to something else, or require an accompanying probiotic. Currently taking it with prephage. Will update.
> Edit2: Seems to only work as a combo with another probiotic. Prephage + floraphage + b.coagulans ProDura is helping a lot. Prephage might be the biggest help.
> Edit3: It seems to matter very much which meal & probiotics I take it with. When I take it in the same meal as culturelle & biogaia gastrus it seems to inhibit them, but when taken in a separate meal it does not. Interesting considering the claim is that they do the opposite - boost the effects of probiotics. They probably boost certain kinds/strains only.

>I was hoping that since phages work similar to antibiotics I wouldn't have to keep taking them, but with the kind in these US products it seems you do have to take them indefinitely.

> ---
> I found some other phage products by searching "phage" on Amazon. One is "TetraPhage", and the other is "PreforPro", but they both seem to have the same phages: LH01 - Myoviridae; LL5 - Siphorviridae; T4D - Myoviridae; LL12 - Myoviridae.
> Prephage also contains the exact same ones:
> "PreforPro" in this product seems to be the cheapest: - $17 for 60c
> It also contains: DE111 TM (Bacillus subtilis), Bacillus coagulants, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis
> This one has just the phages (TetraPhage): - but it's more expensive than the above product. $11 for 30c Now $18 for 60c.
> This one has "TetraPhage": $21 for 30c
> And 15 Billion CFU. Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14; Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04; L. paracasei Lpc-37; L. rhamnosus Lr-32; B. bifidum/lactis Bb-02; B. longum Bl-05
> Floraphage is the same stuff as well. From their website: "Floraphage is a blend of bacteriophage species". They don't name the species on their site but I emailed them about it and they confirmed these are the only phages currently allowed for supplement products. All phage products in the US contain the same 4 phages.

u/Fittritious · 1 pointr/HumanMicrobiome

Hey! That's great you gave it a try. Okay, so what you are eating now is pretty close to my old diet that I had pretty good luck on prior to ZC. The only thing you are missing that I did then was homemade yogurt. It was important to ferment longer than 24 hours to allow the culture to consume all of the lactose. The recommended starter was this one, not one of the more diverse "pro biotic" labeled varieties.

Not sure if that's something that's worth trying in your case, but....perhaps it will give you a lead. Best of luck!

u/kkmcgee · 2 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

Super interesting article. Been dealing with digestive & autoimmune issues (arthritis being the worst) for 5 years and have been treated for nearly everything but nothing really "fixed" my issues (constant bloating and burping, brain fog, total carb intolerance, yeast overgrowth, etc) until I stumbled across d-lactic acid 2 weeks ago. I started using bimuno, culturelle, and align and have made more progress in reducing my symptoms in the last 14 days than I have in the past 5 years!

I've been on the AIP diet for nearly two years and have followed FODMAPs for over 3.5 years which helped prevent symptom worsening but was never going to correct my issues. I'm still in shock at how much better I feel by using the 3 supplements above. I've used dozens of supplements and spent a horrifying amount of money on them over the years but never felt anywhere close to as healthy and happy as I do now, my anxiety pretty much disappeared overnight.

After reading this paper, it seems like this probiotic is closely aligned to what was used in this paper:
Seeking Health | Probiota Bifido

I also found a rhamnosus strain from them so you can really mimic what was used in the study:
Seeking health - Probiota Rhamnosus

Both those products combined are within $10 of the probiotic that was listed in the paper that appears to only be available in Australia fwiw.

Thanks so much for posting this!

Edit: culturelle is actually a Rhamnosus-only probiotic and is way cheaper than the other probiotic I found, for some reason my package at home just says "lactobacillus gg" but the full strain name is listed if you check out the pack shot on Amazon:

edit 2: don't use seeking health probiotics, they don't list the strains they use. just started researching probiotics in depth within the past 2 weeks so chalk it up to new user error.

u/betrion · 2 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

Lots of info and personal experience. Thank you for sharing - things like this come across as helpful. Just reading about someone's process keeps one with arriving with his own.

Since you are linking I'll assume you're in US, in which case you can give Colostrum LD a go. I keep recommending it but I have no affiliation (I'm actually in EU so it's much more complicated to get).
Anyway they give out free sample that's enough for a week if one pays for shipping price of $7 within US. You can check it and read more about it here.

Edit: as for methylation, this seem to work very well for most people:

I haven't tried it myself although I did genetics and have methylation as a challenge. I do give myself 1ml of B12 (methylcobalmin) when I feel it's needed though.

u/omegaterus · 1 pointr/HumanMicrobiome

What I am planning to do is getting a yoghurt pH meter, and checking if the pH of the yoghurt correlates with my ability to tolerate it without an urgent bowel movement soon after, and what is the cut-off. Because anything sour gives me a similar reaction, even a fruit. The thing is the level of sourness in yoghurt which triggers it is so small, that its hard to tell until eating a significant amount of it, and then its too late. So I am thinking a pH meter would help, there are ones made especially for yoghurt, because it needs a special probe, eg:

u/Brochenski · 1 pointr/HumanMicrobiome

Try the potato diet for prebiotic goodness

(simplified: cook potatoes normally, cool them to 17deg f. turns startch into RS3 (see resistant starch article above)) reheat however you want and eat only that for 3 to 5 days. Feel the weight loss and tasty goodness!

u/rambleandred · 1 pointr/HumanMicrobiome

You should do the whole30 diet. You will completely stop craving sweets and learn to like black coffee (I like cold brew, it's less bitter, but you live in Canada so that probably doesn't sound great lol)

Did you check Amazon for monk fruit? I see a bunch of different sweeteners that are $10 or less. Someone actually recommended this brand to me today:

u/kaneebly · 3 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

Of course they are reporting me.... This is the problem with scientific research worship and complete lack of critical thinking outside of reading a study abstract and conclusion. There is a study conclusion that can be misinterpreted or weaponized for LITERALLY any nutritional position, be it high fiber, low fiber, high fat, low fat, etc etc etc. We've been completely inundated with bad research and corruption from the food industry trying to sell their products, and people will cherry pick their confirmation bias to no end.

This place is full of plant based ideologues that think we should eat 100g a fiber a day based on controversial blue zone study interpretations, or garbage epidemiology, with absolutely 0 understanding of actual pathophysiological mechanisms or knowledge of evolutionary dietary history. They haven't read about any other culture like the Nords, Swiss, Gaelics, Eskimos, Indians, Polynesians, Maori, or any other African or Middle Eastern tribe that got 70-90% of their calories from animal foods with minimal fiber eaten through seasonal restrictions and lack of preservation methods, and thrived might I add.

The reason our brain grew so quickly is pretty obvious. We were apex carnivores that busted skulls and bones open and ate brains high in phospholipid forms of EPA and DHA, and marrow rich in growth factors and saturated fat. We also ate a lot of fish and red ruminant animal meat high in those same omega 3 fatty acids, along with a metric fuckton of fat soluble vitamins essential for cell differentiation, hormone production, and general growth. Then there are the nutrigenomic methylation factors that influenced our epigenetic expression and allowed for the better propagation of our species through more consistent DNA replication.

Here are a bunch of articles, books, and studies to satisfy subreddit rules so I don't get banned or my comments be deleted.




u/kerolinked · 2 pointsr/HumanMicrobiome

Also, I ordered that same Seeking Health Probiotic and it increased my joint stiffness. My leaky gut was a little worse then and I noticed now I don't react that badly to carbs. Everyone is different though, and it could work for you.

This probiotic has the same breve strain as in the study, B. Breve BR03