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Microbiome testing reports discussion

Discussion in 'Treating the Microbiome' started by adreno, Oct 31, 2017.

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  1. jpcv

    jpcv New Member

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    Kefir is not a bacteria but a colony of bacteria and some yeasts, and its composition changes around the world.
    It helped with my gut issues too, but it had a limited time during which it helped with my ME symptoms.
    I have felt the same with many other probiotics, they improve my symptoms for a while and then the effects are gone....so I think rotating the probiotics might be a better strategy
    The good thing about kefir is that it's cheap, and you can use water or milk to grow them.
     
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    adreno Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I meant what's so interesting about Fusicatenibacter? I know what kefir is.
     
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    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just be sure to buy the correct kefir grains as milk and water kefir are two different things.
     
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    Subtropical Island Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    My thoughts too.

    I have done some thinking about FMT as a possible worth it thing to try myself but get stuck at the who should the don't be stage. Hubbie is young enough, fit, healthy, great family, long lived most relatives, few congenital conditions nor depression nor similar issues in the family (really, it's quite incredible), but he's lactose intolerant. And has occasional wind. And maybe not the perfect skin... it's a hard road to the perfect donor ;):wtf:
     
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    Subtropical Island Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I agree with your first half but not with the last para. I don't think we can segment the population based on food sensitivities. I think it's a parallel discussion.
    I also think that food sensitivities tend to confound the point that the microbiome might be affecting, even effecting, our symptoms. They are quite possibly entirely independent for many people, sensitivities might just make it easy to trigger a flare-up of some gut problem (I'm being non-specific intentionally) but not be relevant to others while the gut still played a part in all.
    How much we can influence things and whether diet suggestions help in the absence of a specific sensitivity is definitely a question. One that is drowned on the internet at the moment but I like to imagine researchers plugging along with the the real questions in the background, ready to release their findings only when there's more to report.
     
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    Ron Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ubiome is offering free nose swab kits to see how your nose relates to your Microbiome. They say the kits are for those who have a stuffy nose or cold or flu symptoms. I'm not sure how long they will be offering this but I thought some would want to give it a shot.

    https://shop.ubiome.com/pages/sniffle-ome
     
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