a little backstory first. Last year when I was having gastric problems, something popped up on my Facebook feed. A new company, UBiome, was offering to test gut bacteria at no charge to the customer and they promised not to "back bill" if your ins refused to pay. I thought "What could it hurt", maybe I'd get some answers. I didn't send it in right away and a few weeks ago they emailed me, nudging me to send it in. So I did. The results came in today. My guts are seriously defective. Lol. It seems I am totally, 100% lacking in the bacteria that promotes weight loss. I've been saying all along that I was incapable of losing weight. I was right! Also no lactobacillus or bifidobacterium. Anyway. I'm going to take all this to the gastroenterologist at my next appt. Maybe we can devise a strategy to restore my gut bacteria. And jump start my body to start losing weight. In the meantime, fiber, fiber, fiber (psyllium husk preferred), more yogurt, low carb diet (at least I got something right). This was a very interesting test. I may do it again in a year.
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