Blog entries from Lassesen

Lassesen has a total of 60 entries.

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    While working on an email response to a reader's question about mold/mycotoxins, I found this 2018 article: Mycotoxin: Its Impact on Gut Health and Microbiota. Evidence of disturbance on gut microbiota modulation induced by mycotoxin only had been studied on animal and the results have been summarized (Table (Table1).1). The changes in gut microbiota can be observed up to species level in...
    Lassesen, Jan 1, 2019
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    2-FL (Human Milk Oligosaccharides) is a medical food which I wrote about in this August 2018 post. A reader ask for my thoughts on Enteragam, another prescription medical food. It’s Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate A general introduction to the topic of medical foods can be find in The Emerging Therapeutic Role of Medical Foods for Gastrointestinal Disorders[2017]. “A...
    Lassesen, Sep 23, 2018
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    Lassesen, Sep 21, 2018
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    The analysis site for 16s microbiome results (ubiome, thryve, etc) has been revised to improve usability and to give more options. Sample Selection Page This has been de-cluttered [IMG] Ability To Edit some Meta Data Clicking on Edit or Remove a sample. Some Json files did not include a date, so you may manually correct it. There are a few...
    Lassesen, Sep 2, 2018
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    This week I talked with some folks at Glycom, one located in Denmark and the other in Switzerland. I had made contact with them because of seeing a post from someone stating their product "2-FL" resulted in them no longer being histamine sensitive. Histamine issues are very hard to deal with, see this post. This product is not for sale in the US. BUT there is a clinical trial (opened on June...
    Lassesen, Aug 2, 2018
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    A reader wrote: “I did a followup uBiome tests (5 site explorer) to compare to my 2015 gut test (from when my CFS was super bad). Diversity scores on skin and other tests seem very low since I’m on chronic doxycycline and minocycline but I’m feeling great! “I believe I did mark symptoms on my 2015 gut sample in your system. The after is basically all of those things being gone and being in a...
    Lassesen, Jul 28, 2018
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    I have done several posts on histamine issues over the last few years — some people close to me have these challenges. Past posts are below:
    Lassesen, Jul 21, 2018
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    The same reader that asked about Biological Markers for CFS/ME, came back with a tougher question: “Now- another huge ask- have you written a post on the efficacy of various treatments? “ The core problem is the need to have proper control studies — which can be a challenge to both design and do. Often in reviews of the literature we will read issues like: poorly controlled sample...
    Lassesen, Jul 21, 2018
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    A reader wrote: “This week on our ABC National TV, the head of a big city hospital’s chronic fatigue clinic stated that there are no biological markers for chronic fatigue, so the best treatment was graded exercise and CBT. Unfortunately his opinion is very powerful here in patients getting government funding for help.” See this link:...
    Lassesen, Jul 21, 2018
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    A reader wrote today: "I have been trying B. longum BB536 as I have read it lowers d lactate producers Seems its helping gut function but giving hot flashes and some heart palps, wondering why?" The light went on --- I have just gotten a reasonable size of end-products relationships (5800). Perhaps we may be lucky and get some idea of what B.longum does. So I have added end products to the...
    Lassesen, Jul 18, 2018
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    Bacteria produce end-products such as B12, Biotin, Butyrate etc. I have done a naive count of the number of bacteria in your ubiome that produces each and create a report from it. This is not perfect: different bacteria are more or less efficient in production this is based on available data. Some bacteria are hard to cultured and remain mysteries. This is one side of the equation — if your...
    Lassesen, Jul 3, 2018
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    A reader on her 2nd ubiome ( ) result had significant improvement but is also on a very restrictive diet due to severe histamine sensitivities. She asked for me to extract a probiotic centric set of suggestions. The site for upload of ubiome data and analysis is: Sample Id Earlier Later * All Profiles 198 171 * All...
    Lassesen, May 20, 2018
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    This is a copy of post M, that is #1000 post on my blog. In it I will attempt to answer Nick's comment on Thick Blood, Clots dimension of CFS etc Nick: I assume the minimum list are still tests rarely done? It’s interesting reading, especially as my wife’s head symptoms are getting worse, I’m wondering if there’s a blood flow issue and wonder how I could test the...
    Lassesen, May 20, 2018
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    Today I got a comment from someone with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, often co-morbid with CFS, IBS etc. I thought that I would check to see if there had been any microbiome work done on this condition. I was delighted to see a February, 2018 article, "Alterations of the Gut Microbiota in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Patients." and converted it results into a profile that can be applied to uBiome...
    Lassesen, Apr 30, 2018
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    I have extracted from studies the bacteria that have been associated with various autoimmune-related conditions as well as building pages to apply them to uBiome samples at: . Original post at: Histamine Issues From Ubiome Type 2 Diabetes ADHD Autoimmune Disease...
    Lassesen, Apr 21, 2018