Gut-Brain Axis

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The connection between the gut and the brain is a two-way street. This ‘street’ is referred to as the gut-brain axis. For every 1 message going from the brain to the gut, there are 9 going from the gut to the brain! Your gut and brain are connected through the central nervous system, immune system, and…

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Back to School Checklist

Back to School checklist

It’s already time to begin thinking about changing up the daily routine as many of us are preparing the kids to go back to school. Stay organized and feel accomplished with checklists! Week Before Back-to-School Checklist If you have a young child who may be a bit nervous for the school year to start, this…

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Overnight Oats Recipe + Flavor Inspiration

Overnight Oats

As school quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to quickly and nutritiously feed those kids before they head out the door. Overnight oats are exactly that: A great way to fuel the body and microbiome to prep the brain to learn and grow. Eat them cold during the early fall or warm…

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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

These gut-friendly beauties add a nice, cool tang to any meal. Pickled onions ferment in a snap and can be ready for dinner tonight! Raw onions make a great prebiotic, and this has got to be the tastiest way to eat raw onion.  Ingredients:  1 medium red onion, thinly sliced  2 teaspoons maple syrup  ½ teaspoon…

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Hydration Motivation

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The human body uses water for many processes to maintain homeostasis. It is also used in the body’s efforts to regulate body temperature, deliver nutrients, maintain electrolyte balance, and keep organs working correctly.  As we’ve learned before, one of the primary roles of the lining of the gut is to transport nutrients from the gut…

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Probiotics & Medication

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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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Gut-Mouth Connection

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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 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Winter

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Cold and flu season is in full swing and schools and daycares are crawling with a variety of illnesses. Snuggly kids are sweet and all, but it’s no fun to see little ones not feeling their best. Here are a 5 ways to keep your kids healthy this winter, which can help your kids avoid…

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