Research is showing that, in the future, we may (in addition to our blood type) be classified by the makeup of bacteria residing in our digestive system. The bacteria in our guts helps us digest food, produce essential amino acids, break down toxins, produce vitamins and form a protective barrier against invaders. However, the composition of each individual’s “microbial community” differs. Scientists have found there are 3 “distinct ecosystems” in the human gut.
Having different digestive types may determine why individuals respond to food, nutritional supplements and drugs in varying ways. So, down the road, knowing your type could have a profound effect on your health. Read more