Interpret my CDSA Results? Leaky Gut and CFS
Hey guys my name is Eric Im currently 25 years old and have been dealing with serious food sensitivity / allergy /CFS for the past 2 years. Prior to this, i had zero problems and was able to eat anything i wanted.
So ive been working with an alternative clinic by me so i could get a CDSA done as my GP wouldnt order one for me. However, the doctors on staff are terrible and ive decided to no longer work with them. Luckily i got my test results back and i was hoping maybe you guys could take a look and let me know what you think. Im not entirely sure how one fixes something like this..
I have undigested Meat and Vegetable fibers in my stool. Meat fibers listed as "outside" were marked as "rare" and Vegetable fibers marked as "inside" were also marked as "rare".
As for Absorption:
Triglycerides were in the reference range.
Long Chain Fatty Acids were way outside the range scoring 32.6 with the range being 1.3 - 23.7
Cholesterol was also outside the range
Phospholipids again, outside the range.
Fecal fat was way outside the range as well.
My thoughts are that im not digesting very well. Im going to start supplementing with digestive enzymes and HCL to help my digestion and absorption but i think the real problem lies in my gut.
So all of my metabolic markers were inside the range aside from Beta-Glucuronidase being WAY outside of the range. I will get into this further but it more or less explains A LOT OF my symptoms.
This is where i need your guys help:
For beneficial bacteria, both Lactobacillus species and Bifidobacterium were listed as "non growing" With only the Escherichia coli listed as "4+" which is apparently where it should be.
Under additional bacteria, i had 2 types of bacteria listed as Non-Pathogen but then i have a +4 in Bacillus Species listed as "Possible Pathogen"
Just for an FYI, i am totally clear of Candida, which is a huge sigh of relief for me.
So here is where things start making sense. I have had symptoms of high estrogen and my sex drive has been really erratic. Ive also had serious fatigue issues and i developed serious food sensitivity out of nowhere. Beta-glucuronidase apparently is what the liver converts estrogen into, and it gets excreted as waste by the body, but in cases like mine where you have a lot of excess, it gets reabsorbed by the body as estrogen. This also affects cortisol levels, which affect the adrenals which explains my food sensitivity!
Beta-glucuronidase gets suppressed by bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, both of which im listed as having "non growing"
So what should i do first? Im missing two beneficial bacteria and i have an over growth of bad bacteria. Do i address the bad bacteria first and then work on trying to re-populate the gut?
Ive read on here that its impossible to repopulate the gut once bacteria is lost, am i just shit out of luck barring some kind of fecal transplant?
Do i rid the bacteria, try and heal the gut with gut supporting supplements and then try and establish a gut ecology again?
I have no idea what order to do things, please help!
and sorry about all the words.