chronic inflammation

What is the role of inflammation? Like a check engine light, inflammation is there to be an alarm. It lets you know something is wrong. Unlike your late-90s car dashboard lighting up, we shouldn’t ignore it. We need to look into the root cause of why the alarm is going off so we can make changes…

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease beware

Lyme Disease x Gut Health Lyme Disease is caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacterium is introduced to a human host through the bite of an infected tick, most often deer ticks. These little critters are common in the Northeast and Midwest. However, Lyme Disease can be found throughout the US.   The…

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Probiotics & Medication

flourish probiotics and medication

At Entegro Health HQ, we are often asked the question: Can I take Flourish while on medications or other supplements?  The answer (most of the time) is: YES! A healthy human gut microbiome is filled with a diverse array of bacteria from many different families. Humans have been consuming fermented foods for thousands of years. We…

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Fermentation Station

fermented foods smoked meats

Let’s talk about the wondrous world of fermentation. Fermentation has been a part of human life and in almost every culture around the world since the beginning of time. So, why has it been around for so long and why is it not exactly commonplace in our culture today?   Fermented Foods Defined  Fermented foods…

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Gut-Mouth Connection

teeth gut mouth connection

The gut is a well-connected organ and a key player in the GI tract. Let’s explore the connection between the top of the GI tract, and near the end: the gut-mouth connection. Oral bacteria have a dear place in the world of microbiology. One of the first bacteria discoveries was found in teeth plaque by…

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5 Stress Management Tools

man thinking grounding

‘Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.’ –Donald Tubesing  The fact is, stress is part of life. There are times when there is definitely too much, and it’s likely that many of us have…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

kids with snowman

Winter. It’s cold, it’s dry, and unfortunately, we also know that daycares and schools are crawling with a variety of illnesses right now. Snuggly kids are sweet and all, but it’s no fun to see little ones not feeling their best. Here are 5 ways to keep your kids healthy this winter, which can help…

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