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Very nice. Can't beat that.Terri
Hi all,I have a question that I expect has an easy answer, but I haven't found it. Is there a best company to get my gut microbiome analyzed by? I'm aware of a few different companies (e.g., American Gut, uBiome), but I don't know if any are better than others, if certain companies are better for particular purposes and worse for other purposes, etc. I'd appreciate any advice you can give me. As a little background, my friend and I are interested in getting our guts analyzed. My friend recently stopped taking antibiotics to treat his acne (at the recommendation of his dermatologist). I've been experimenting with different probiotic and prebiotic protocols since November 2013 and have experienced substantial benefits. Related to that, I've had some confusing experiences with RS2. When I first started taking Bob's potato starch in November 2013, I experienced the typical benefits (e.g., more energy, better mood, higher body temperature), but it also seemed to cause me to develop bad acne on my back. Overall, I was feeling a lot better, but the back acne seemed worrisome. I've stopped taking RS2, noticed that the acne improves, started taking R2 again, and it worsens, so it seems to that RS2 is the cause. Does anyone have an idea what might explain this phenomenon? I'd like to have a high body temperature without the acne. Thank you for your help! I look forward to your responses.Best,Rob
I have to recommend uBiome. Fast turn-around 4-6 weeks, and lots of useful information. also, if you do more tests later, they are compared for you on your 'dashboard' to look at. Very user friendly.American Gut took 10 months to process my last sample, and returned it with obvious (to me) errors.No idea what to think about RS2/acne. Try inulin. Just as good, but more expensive.
Tim, thank you for your advice! I've been taking inulin, too, and don't seem to have skin problems with it.
Try as I might can't seem to eat raw garlic (I want to keep my job) and raw onion. ICK, I even heard someone talk about the onion peels and tried that for fiber....couldn't handle the texture and the taste. BUT, I really like eating a jicama every day. At first my tummy would rumble a bit but it quickly acclimated. Do you happen to know the differences in inulin and fiber?
Inulin is just a fermentable fiber like potato starch. Some people do better taking inulin as a supplement over RS. The kind I have tried is called Metamucil Clear and Natural, but I think any will be OK. Some folks have even said that chicory derived inulin (like Metamucil) gave them issues, yet agave derived inulin was fine. So it pays to experiment.Metamucil inulin: http://www.amazon.com/Metamucil-Inulin-Natural-Clear-Mixing-Servings/dp/B001EP3IEAAgave inulin: http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Inulin-Powder-7-Ounce-Pouches/dp/B0038A6R38 (on my wish list, lol, nice package, anyway)
Sorry I meant jicama vs onions and garlic. :)
I've never been able to find much on jicama. Seems like a good food, though.