Flashback Friday: What’s Your Gut Microbiome Enterotype?

There appear to be just two types of people in the world: those who have mostly Bacteroides type bacteria in their gut, and those whose colons are overwhelmingly home to Prevotella species instead.

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If our gut flora enterotype could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is: Can we alter our gut microbiome by altering our diet? And the answer is — diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut, the subject of the follow-up video, How to Change Your Enterotype (

Make sure you catch the first four in this series:
• How to Reduce Carcinogenic Bile Acid Production (
• Putrefying Protein and “Toxifying” Enzymes (
• Microbiome: The Inside Story (
• Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden (

Who we have living in our gut may also play a role in autoimmune diseases. See Why Do Plant-Based Diets Help Rheumatoid Arthritis? (

Since this video originally came out, I have even more on the microbiome. See:
• Gut Dysbiosis: Starving Our Microbial Selves (
• How to Develop a Healthy Gut Ecosystem (
• Microbiome: We Are What They Eat (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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