microbiome

Throughout the human lifespan the body undergoes many changes to include everything from growth to aging. The human microbiome is not a static entity. Our many daily choices affect how and who grows in the gut throughout the lifespan. These include, but are not limited to:  Diet  Exercise  Sleep  Stress  Hydration  Environment  In addition to…

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gut skin connection

There is a connection between your gut microbiome and your skin. The anecdotal concept of a gut/skin connection has been around for centuries. Remember the height of our acne prevention years? We were told that greasy pizza and chocolate are the likely culprits for pimples. Skin Reactions Many food allergies and sensitivity reactions begin with…

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Flourish living probiotic

Flourish Probiotic. At Entegro Health, we say these two words together often. It’s what we do! But what do these words really mean? Flourish means to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. Probiotic is a microorganism introduced into the body for its beneficial…

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pouring flourish probiotic

  Part of what makes Flourish unique is the natural state the probiotic bacteria are kept. The eleven strains grow up together and create an environment that the bacteria are happiest – acidic. The primary way probiotics are beneficial to the gut is that they lower the pH in the colon, making it an unfriendly…

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get to know your probiotics

  Flourish Original + Junior include 11 diverse strains of probiotics from 5 unique families.     Let’s get to know your probiotics!   Name: Lactobacillus acidophilus  Nickname: L. acidophilus  Oxygen Use: Facultative anaerobic  Shape: Rod  Residence: I live in the GI, mouth, and vaginal tract.1  As one of the first discovered bacteria way back…

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Brewed with love

The brew process of Flourish Original and Junior allows the bacteria to create an environment that promotes the sustained growth of beneficial bacteria. Bacterial growth is influenced by several key factors including time, temperature, and food source.    Each small brew batch of Flourish is mixed manually and patiently waited upon. During this fermentation growth phase,…

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probiotics diverse microbiome

The innate, also known as non-specific, immune system is the first line of defense against pathogens and works in a couple of general ways. Physical Barrier Primarily, the top layer of all skin is lined with a special type of cell called epithelial cells. These special cells cover both the outside of the body and…

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Flourish living probiotics partner with us

Partner in Probiotics Do you remember the first time you heard the word probiotics? Yeah, neither do I! But you would soon find out that probiotics are microorganisms that are beneficial for your gut and overall health and you’ve now added those friendly little bugs to your routine. You may have even started with a…

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flourish probiotics made to move

Exercise: For Humans and Bacteria Alike  Everyone knows that exercise is good for us. And many of us know that a diverse, healthy bacterial population is good for us. But did you know that exercise may also have a beneficial effect on our friendly hitch hikers, too? We were all made to move. Background  I…

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Resilient Probiotic

Your body is an amazing collection of cells which make up the muscles, bones, organs, and nerves that make you, YOU.   These systems work together to create movement, emotion, and thoughts to create the experiences you call life. At least, that’s what we used to think.   Turns out, that’s only 10% of the story.  For…

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