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You have probably seen this on Facebook.

uBiome ( helps you understand what 100 trillion bacteria are trying to tell you. According to the website ………

With SmartGut, you and your doctor can gain valuable insights to better understand what’s going on inside your gut, then take steps for you to feel better. Using precision sequencing™ technology, SmartGut identifies microbes in your gut that might be affecting your health.

SmartGut is the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome screening test based on our patented technology and extensive peer-reviewed research. The test detects beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms associated with gut conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

It is quite simple to do and this is how the kit comes……


  • Sample tube

    This tube contains a special stabilizing fluid that preserves your sample during its journey to our laboratory.

  • Two sterile swabs
  • Replacement sample tube
  • Sample return bag
  • Return mailer

You’ll receive a detailed report with information on microorganisms associated with lifestyle choices, specific infections, and gut conditions. You and your doctor can use this report to gain valuable insight into your gut health that might help, to determine a diagnosis.

This is my medical for this year and last, it is huge. Well, I took the test and back with my result. It was pretty much what I thought it would be. This was back in November of 2017

It told me that I was negative for the following Pathogens; Clostridium difficile, Salmonella enterica, and Vibrio cholerae. trust me none of these are fun and I wouldn’t wish them on people I very much dislike!

My Akkermansia muciniphila was [36] Low, it outside of the healthy reference range. Akkermansia muciniphila is a species of human intestinal mucin-degrading bacterium. It means that I don’t have enough of the good bacterium in my body to help out my gut.

My Ruminococcus album was also very low. This is a bacteria that helps the nutrients they need to survive by breaking down cellulosexylan, or pectin in fiber from consumed vegetable matter as it passes through the digestive system. Probably why I can’t digest and eat high fiber foods.

It gave a lot more details on what is going on in my body, why I feel the way I do, and how my body processes food. I have shared this report with my gut doctor and my primary doctor.

I am going to take the test again to see if things have changed. My insurance covered the cost to me as I have met my $5000 deductible.

They offer 3 types of test; Smart Gut, Bio Jane, and Explorer.

If you are having issues and want more answers I suggest you at least check this out.

Have a blessed day, love the ones you are with, and remember we are not guaranteed tomorrow but we are guaranteed coffee today.