Enterobacter is a genus of common bacteria, several strains of which are pathogenic. But the obesity connection is an interesting one.
Typically, a healthy person’s flora has between 300-1000 different kinds of just bacteria (along with a vast number of viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms.)
However, of this 300-1000, only 30 or 40 of them take up the vast majority of physical space. These are your “core flora” and are essential to digestion and health. They are very interactive with your immune system.
But here’s the zinger: “In a recent study, over 1/3rd of gut bacteria in a morbidly obese volunteer was found to be enterobacter. After 23 weeks, the volunteer lost almost 1/3 of his weight by virtually eliminating the bacteria via diet, while being prevented from exercising.”
That is, enterobacter bacteria had *displaced* most of the other “good” bacteria. And having this much enterobacter likely caused inflammation that *resulted* in obesity.
The way this happens is because your fat contains clusters of cells called MAST cells. When these cells are irritated, they release histamines and heparin. In turn, these chemicals irritate other MAST cell clusters, but *also* cause the body to retain more fat.
And as you get fatter, along with the fat are created a more than proportionally greater number of MAST cell clusters. So a morbidly obese person’s fat is loaded with them, making it easier to gain weight.
But irritated MAST cell clusters do so much more. They can activate all sorts of autoimmune system diseases, from many forms of arthritis, to Crohn’s disease, to psoriasis, etc.
But how to reduce the proportion of enterobacter in the flora? Both by changing the diet to make the intestinal environment less beneficial to it, and by consuming a lot of other digestive bacteria, to displace the enterobacter.
Healthy digestive bacteria are available OTC and sold in stores.
Would you mind recommending some brands?
What is the diet for eliminating the enterobacter bacteria?
any suggestions? I know quite a few people that would love to know
do you have a small list of these foods?