It’s not so much a case of trying to eliminate enterobacter, both because it is a genus of all sorts of different bacteria, and it is ubiquitous, it is everywhere. Instead you want to *reduce* the percent of your flora it occupies. Again, think of bacteria physically “shouldering out” other bacteria to have space to live. (Lebensraum?)
The morbidly obese people who were examined were found to have about 1/3rd of their flora as enterobacter strains. This means maybe half a dozen enterobacter strains dominating a flora that should have a much more evenly distributed amount of them and 24-34 other types of bacteria.
The Chinese research noted that enterobacter strains are somewhat vulnerable to a more acidic environment in the GI tract, so this was the focus of their diet. But that can get complicated in a hurry, as it also depends on the kind of acid, the best being Hydrochloric, which kills enterobacter at pH 4.0 (stomach HCL has a pH of 1.5 to 3.5, but this is neutralized by bile at 7.5-8.8). It is probably not a good idea to try and acidify your GI tract by diet unless you have expert advice.
But probiotics work around the problem by flooding the GI tract with bacteria, which will gradually (1 month plus) muscle out much of the enterobacter.
Typically, gut bacteria reproduce about every half hour unless they are inhibited from doing so by other bacteria, so it is probably better to take a small (relatively speaking, though billions of bacteria) amount of probiotics at frequent intervals rather than one big horse dose.
One of the more interesting replacement bacteria is the genus of bifidobacterium, a common digestive bacteria that uniquely digests plant fibers, and is found in foods like Activa yogurt and unpasteurized sauerkraut. It uses “inulin” (not insulin), a soluble fiber found in non-starchy vegetables such as green beans, Asian vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables, summer squash and cabbage family vegetables like broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. So consuming the two together works even better.
Activa yoghurt is specifically used as for digestive bulk, like Metamucil, to support regularity. Since it can consume plant fiber, but enterobacter cannot, this gives a reproductive advantage to bifidobacterium. Bifobacterium is also found in Kefir.
I’d also add that new research has shown that broccoli has an ingredient that is extremely toxic to the H. Pylori bacteria, even hidden within tissues such as the stomach lining. H. Pylori is mostly associated with stomach ulcers and stomach and upper GI cancers, so it is good to slap it down as well as enterobacter. Yay, broccoli.
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