54 comments on “Flashback Friday: What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype?

  1. Arthritis to Athlete Post author

    My gut bacteria are quite happy because of the information here on nutritionfacts.org 😁👍🏼#happybacteria 😂

  2. Esje Besje Post author

    Im definitely in the prevotella group. How long after eating whole food plant based can the gut bacteria shift into prevotella gut bacteria, if it was presumably in the other group?

  3. Mrs Mee Audrey Post author

    Sooo…would chemicals in our food, water, and air aid in that growth of gut bacteria? The fact that they removed vital B17 from our diet completely might also contribute. Plus, here in the USA its not easy to find meat with the bone…which is one of the reasons Grandma's homemade chicken soup helped with what ailed you…the bone contains vital nutrients that our bodies need to help maintain that balanced gut health.

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    5.0 out of 5 starsYour prebiotic powder is great; it helps my digestive system work smoothly

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    5.0 out of 5 starsThis is the real deal!

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    I just heard about Prebiotics. I have taken PRObiotics through pills and drinking Green Vibrance for years, but never PREbiotics until now. Presumably, PREbiotics make it through the digestive system better than PRObiotics and they foster the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms to aid in digestion. I was going to buy a more expensive PREbiotic on the internet made by Dr. Gundy and decided to check Amazon to see if they were selling it cheaper than his website. It turns out that Amazon does not carry Dr. Gundy's product but that did offer Hyperbiotics' Prebiotic. It seems comparable and considerably cheaper, so I ordered a canister. It arrived in two days with Prime shipping.

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    Warning: you may want to start this product on the weekends. The first few days it gave me wicked gas and made me ultra-regular. I was at work and had to walk a fine line as to not draw attention to myself. There were some close calls though. This stuff really seemed to clean my system out rather quickly. After a few days, the gas issue seemed to level out and the regularity remained, but that is a good thing. Overall, I recommend this product. I plan on buying another canister soon.

  5. Shoshi Platypus Post author

    Very interesting. I know this is a relatively new area of research, but I cannot find any information about the microbiomes of individuals like myself who have no colon – I have a permanent ileostomy since 2015. I know that the vast majority of microorganisms live in the colon and there are fewer in the ileum, but does the body adapt after a total colectomy? I eat pretty much a whole-food plant based diet (with some dairy) with plenty of fibre and I also consume fermented foods (kefir, kombucha, yoghurt) all of which I make myself. I began taking these 18 months ago after surgery for the repair of a parastomal hernia, which resulted in a severe infection leaving me on antibiotics for many weeks. I was concerned about the state of my gut flora at this stage. Do you have any information about ileostomates and their gut microbiome? I am really interested to find out more. (By the way, “bacteria” is a plural word – the singular is bacterium.)

  6. Rabbit Food Fitness Post author

    This is such an interesting video!!! Thank you for pointing this video again! I would have never come across it and learned this super interesting information!

  7. Kevin Isbell Post author

    Can you do a video on bananas? A lot of people talking crap about bananas. So I ask you the doctor I trust above all others. I do physical labor and I do weight training and I personally rely on bananas for energy. I eat at least 5 a day myself and bananas are a huge staple in my whole family's plant based diet.

  8. j mc Post author

    Please do a video on the truth about ‘leaky gut’. Like ‘adrenal fatigue’ is not a clinical diagnosis and has little to no scientific basis. Both are a good way to sell supplements and ‘healing’ protocols that benefit the promoter much more then the buyer. Clicks on videos also make money and linked products.


  9. Steph Ss Post author

    Hello commenters….there is a vast library of information if you go to nutritionfacts.org
    Go check it out.

  10. Aurora26 Post author

    Excellent ! looking forward to the near future when more research will hopefully find out how we can treat certain bad bugs in our gut maybe with herbs etc as with food alone after such a long time of eating the wrong foods this does not always work .

  11. Ma Go Post author

    You took the most extreme ethnic group to exaggerate your finding. AAs simply eat a lot of junk food..
    "African Americans (AAs)6 have the highest incidence and mortality rates for colon cancer among ethnic populations in the United States (3), the incidence being ;15% higher and the mortality 40% higher in AAs than in Caucasian Americans (CAs) (1)."

    Also there is an uncomfortable paragraph in the study you have not commented on:
    In a prospective study of 88,751 healthy women aged 34-59 y (the Nurses Health Study), Willett et al. (8) reported dietary questionnaire information on cancer-free subjects and the 150 incident cases of colon cancer detected within the cohort. Their analysis showed that, after adjustment for total energy intake, animal fat was positively associated with cancer risk, and those who frequently ate beef, pork, and lamb were at a 2.5 times increased risk. Furthermore, processed meats and liver were also associated with increased risk, whereas fish and skinless chicken were associated with decreased risk.

  12. pops pops Post author

    I can remember reading a book 30-40 years ago “Taking the Rough with the Smooth “ (I think) which pointed out the difference in colon cancer rates between Native Africans and Afro-Americans which put it down to a high fibre diet in Africa and low fibre diet in America.
    Result was I’ve kept to a High Fibre Diet ever since

  13. Deen Truth Post author

    But what if you eat a balanced diet with meat consumption and the recommended fiber through whole foods?

  14. maxx increase Post author

    …wait wait, im going to have to watch this sgain – i didnt get it…so what atr you saying, eat more veggies????….its almost like he leaves these cliff hangers for you to "figure out" what to do next.. 😐

  15. Shari T Post author

    Excellent info! I hope this helps put a nail in the 'but there's no essential carbohydrate' coffin! Thanks for posting!

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  17. Maker’s Persona Post author

    Dr Gregor, is there any chance you could cover the amino acid l-glycine? It seems to have many important uses in the body, including the biosynthesis of collagen and glutathione. It’s also involved in the methionine cycle via creatine biosynthesis. It’s hard to find in plant foods. If you could also cover taurine and beta analine that’d be nice!

  18. Matheus Cervo Post author

    I just want to suggest something: make a video about the relation of gut and autoimmune disorders! Thank you for the amazing content.

  19. Veganimal Post author

    It would be more accurate to say there are two types of bacteria: the kind that like to eat plants and the kind that like to eat flesh. If you have more of the kind that like to eat plants, you have a healthy gut. If you have more of the kind that like to eat dead flesh, you have an unhealthy gut. The problem with saying there are two types of people is that people will say "I can't give up eating animals, because I'm the Bacteroides type." It takes the behavior out of the equation and makes it seem as if you have to choice.

  20. Veganimal Post author

    This video by Mic the Vegan is easier to understand and more clearly explains why eating a plant based diet is better for you gut microbiome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4XEXr2Yd5Y

  21. Geordie Butterfield Post author

    Is it safe to eat ground broccoli seeds? It would be more convenient than sprouting or mature broccoli.

  22. tdreamgmail Post author

    Please stop conflating meat eaters with the standard American diet. In this day and age with YouTube I don't think are many people left eating purely SAD

  23. Laura Theo Post author

    Does gut enterotype change in response to dietary change such as when somebody raised on a standard American diet switches to plant-based eating? If so, how long does it take?

  24. Alfie Noakes Post author

    I'm taking antibiotics after a botched surgical procedure, and by doing so, I've destroyed my gut biome.
    Now I have diarrhoea 7 times a day, I feel so, so sick and my mental health (depressive symptoms) is poor.
    I can't wait to finish the course of antibiotics and begin to build up my gut biome by consuming exclusively plants again.
    It'll take months to regain my health.
    A healthy gut biome is so crucial to well-being! 💩

  25. Andrea Wisner Post author

    Shouldn't probiotic supplements specify whether they are for meat-eaters or vegans? It doesn't make sense for a vegan to eat probiotics made for meat-eaters.


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