Guess what! I was in that situation with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). It was on my third relapse that a gut disturbance showed up — prior to that I thought that the cause was a spotted fever infection (Rickettsia, Lyme, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) because I responded to slowly treatment for those. In hindsight, the long term antibiotics that I was prescribed were not fighting off a blood borne infection, but correcting a microbiome dysfunction. Less than 1 in 1000 MDs will consider doing a microbiome test without gut disturbances despite a lot of evidence that it is significant for the severity of many medical conditions.
How can this site help?
On the site you will see the link shown below
This will take you to a page listing many conditions that have been researched. More are being added as they are researched.
Clicking on the books icon 📚 will list off some studies, as shown below
Clicking on the bug icon 🦠 Taxons will list the bacteria reported shifted.
Clciking on the food bowel 🥣 Candidates will take you to a list of substance to take or avoid that are likely to correct the bacteria shifts.
There are additional columns for those that are much more technically orientated. I will not cover them in this introduction.
There are different microbiome subgroups for almost every condition, you want to know which microbiome subgroup you belong to. To do this, you need testing. These tests are available as direct-to-customer products – no need to fight a MD to order. Just order yourself.
Click on 👨⚕️ Tests Ranking and you will see the various tests and what percentage detects all of the bacteria reported. Many tests advertising “most comprehensive” are actually misleading you.
Once you get the results back, upload it to the site and then see other pages here or youtubes on how to use this site.