Which Probiotics Supplement is Right For You? Dynamic Biotics+ for Women vs. Dynamic Biotics

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Mature woman smiling in kitchen

When it comes to probiotics, finding a product that aligns with your health goals is essential. 

My goal is to help you decide which one is the perfect fit for you…

Dynamic Biotics or Dynamic Biotics+ for Women.

Let’s get started.

Dynamic Biotics: An Ideal Solution for a Happy and Healthy Gut

Dynamic Biotics

Dynamic Biotics is particularly beneficial for those who want to enjoy their favorite foods without experiencing digestive issues, such as gas, cramps, irregularity, and bloating.

Expertly crafted with 16 strains of probiotics, Dynamic Biotics provides unmatched support for your digestive and immune systems. That’s because it contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the most clinically studied probiotic strain, ensuring you receive the best support for your digestive and immune health.*

Dynamic Biotics promotes a balanced gut, supporting your overall health by creating an environment for digestive wellness.* It helps maintain a diverse and healthy microbiome, enhancing your body’s ability to break down food and absorb nutrients.*

A robust gut contributes to a stronger immune system, and Dynamic Biotics ensures the integrity of the digestive tract and gut lining, providing a healthy barrier against harmful substances.*

Here’s an added bonus: Dynamic Biotics can even help fight traveler’s diarrhea, making it a must-have for frequent travelers who are always on the go. If you get backed up when traveling, this can help you, too.

It reduces gas and bloating, alleviating discomfort and promoting a flatter stomach.* It also eases upper GI discomfort, helping with issues like reflux, abdominal pain, and nausea while improving lower GI health by reducing constipation and promoting regular bowel movements.*

Dynamic Biotics+ for Women: An Ideal Solution for a Happy and Healthy Gut plus weight management and vaginal support

Your 3-in-1 super biotic

Dynamic Biotics+ for Women combines 24 broad-spectrum live probiotic strains with 70 billion CFUs, prebiotics, a feminine herbal blend, and Chromax® chromium picolinate. 

This product is specifically crafted for vibrant women of all ages who occasionally struggle with urinary tract infections or vaginal microflora imbalances and discomfort in addition to general gut bacteria imbalances.* 

Dynamic Biotics+ for Women contains Chromax® chromium piccolinate. Research shows that the trace mineral chromium picolinate can support insulin function and help the body better tolerate sugar.* Chromax® can also improve body composition and support weight and fat loss.* Dynamic Biotics+ for Women also contains HOWARU® Shape Bifidobacterium lactis B420™ aprobiotic strain, which has been clinically studied for its ability to reduce abdominal fat and keep the waist trim.*

In addition, this capsule Contains HOWARU® Feminine Health, a blend of L. rhamnosus HN001™ and L. acidophilus La-14™ clinically studied probiotic strains for vaginal health and overall feminine wellness to help support a healthy vaginal microflora in as little as 7 days.*

With Chromax®, Dynamic Biotics+ for Women supports body composition and weight management, helping to improve body composition, support weight loss, and fat loss while maintaining lean body mass when combined with diet and exercise. HOWARU® Feminine Health features clinically studied probiotic strains that promote vaginal health, supporting a healthy vaginal microflora in as little as seven days. Additionally, HOWARU® Shape helps reduce abdominal fat and waist circumference while promoting a balanced gut bacteria ecosystem, supporting overall gut health.

Here’s a simple flowchart to help you determine which is right for you.

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Biotics and Biotics+ compare + contrast

Choosing the right probiotic supplement depends on your specific health goals and needs. 

If you prioritize digestive health and immune support, Dynamic Biotics is the way to go. 

If you’re focused on feminine wellness and maintaining a healthy body composition, Dynamic Biotics+ for Women is your perfect match. 

And for a comprehensive approach to your health, consider incorporating both into your daily regimen. These two products were created to be taken alone or together.

Why Choose One When You Can Have Both?

Stonehenge Health Dynamic Biotics and Dynamic Biotics+ for Women

These products complement each other perfectly, providing a comprehensive approach to health. 

Dynamic Biotics focuses on overall digestive and immune health, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to bolster their gut health. 

On the other hand, Dynamic Biotics+ for Women targets specific feminine health needs, ensuring urogenital wellness and supporting body composition goals.

Remember, about 70% of our immune system resides in our gut, and the probiotics in these supplements play a significant role in regulating various organ systems.

 By incorporating both Dynamic Biotics and Dynamic Biotics+ for Women into your daily routine, you can enjoy a powerful combination of benefits, ensuring robust digestive health, a strong immune system, and optimal feminine wellness.

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3 Probiotic Strains That Can Help You Slim Down

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Smiling Slim Woman Looking At Her Reflection In Mirror

It’s important to recognize that weight management is more than counting calories in versus calories out. That’s one piece of the puzzle but not the whole story.

The body is complex, which means gut bacteria, hormones, and digestion also play a role in weight loss. 

I’ll never forget a 2013 study I heard about that got me thinking about how gut bacteria can affect weight loss. The study was published in Science, and most of the major news outlets at the time reported on it. 

In this study, researchers recruited pairs of human twins. One of the twins was lean, and the other was obese. The researchers then transferred gut bacteria from the twins into genetically identical mice. After the bacteria were transferred, the mice were raised in the same germ-free environment. They ate the same diet and in equal amounts. You’d assume that the mice would remain identical. Instead, the mice with bacteria from the obese twin grew heavier and accumulated more body fat than the mice with the bacteria from the thin twin. 

While it was a small study involving mice, the implications were significant. It shed light on a frustrating reality for so many people: you could be doing everything right, exercising regularly, and still not see any progress on the scale. 

Gut health can profoundly impact your ability to manage your weight. On the other hand, a healthy, balanced gut microbiome aids digestion, boosts metabolism, and supports healthy weight management. 

Since that study in 2013, hundreds of probiotics have been on the market, and research has advanced significantly. There are now human studies showing how different probiotic strains support unique areas of the body.

If weight loss is your goal… look for three specific slimming strains on the bottle when you purchase a probiotic.

1. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

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This is one of the most widely studied probiotic strains. It has been shown to support healthy weight management and even decrease binge eating tendencies.

2. Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis B420. 

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This specific patented strain has been documented in more than 60 scientific studies, including 16 clinical trials, for its ability to help reduce abdominal fat and keep the waist trim.

3. Lactobacillus Gasseri

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A review of over a dozen human randomized controlled trials concluded that L. gasseri supports healthy weight management. Other studies have shown that this strain supports fatty tissue reduction and improves metabolism.

A healthy weight is just one of the many amazing benefits of a healthy gut. 

Your skin health is also influenced by your gut, thanks to something called the Gut-Skin Axis.

75% of your immune system is based in the gut. 

90% of your serotonin – the feel-good hormone – is produced in the gut. 

The gut and your hormones are also deeply intertwined, which is especially important for women in perimenopause and menopause.

That’s why a high-quality probiotic is something everyone should consider as part of their daily wellness routine. 

And since you can’t see inside your own gut, it’s important to listen to the subtle signs your body is giving you.

Signs You Could Have Poor Gut Health:

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• Weight Gain

• Bad Breath

• Skin Irregularities

• Constipation

• Gas

• Bloating

• Low Energy

• Mood Swings

• Aches and Pains

• Joint Discomfort

• Lack of Motivation

Now remember the good bacteria in your gut have a favorite food: fiber. Fiber remains intact as it moves through your digestive system. As it travels, healthy microbes in your gut feed off the fiber’s vitamins and nutrients. So when you don’t get enough fiber, your microbes starve. Some die off. Others start eating the gut’s mucus lining, which can damage the gut wall.

Here’s a friendly reminder of 4 Fiber-Rich Foods (Plus A high-fiber berry salad recipe)

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How & When Should I Take My Supplements?

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elderly woman taking a pill

We often get asked what the optimal time is to take a supplement. You may have heard that you should take them with food on an empty stomach, or… take them before breakfast, or… take them before you go to sleep, so which is it?

The answers depend on the ingredients, what you want to accomplish, and, most importantly, what you want to avoid—like insomnia or digestive discomfort.

So, let’s break it down by product type to discover when and why timing matters in achieving the full benefits you’re looking for in your daily supplement routines.

Water-Soluble Vitamins

Dynamic Liposomal Vitamin C

The human body does not naturally store water-soluble vitamins for later use, so you need to replenish them daily through your diet or supplements. 

Two of the most well-known water-soluble vitamins are B complex and C vitamins.

In general, it’s safe to take any B vitamins or a B-complex vitamin at any time of the day. 

But because B vitamins are known to boost your energy, taking them first thing in the morning lets you take advantage of their energy-boosting properties.  

Recent research also shows that B Vitamins may interfere with sleep and even cause vivid dreams—another reason to take them earlier in the day.1

Vitamin C naturally occurs in citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and lemons. No matter how you get your Vitamin C—fruit or supplements—the benefits are enormous. It’s an essential nutrient that not only supports a healthy immune system but also collagen synthesis and brain health

However, a study on 16,000 Americans showed that one in three of us is still Vitamin C deficient.2

Note: Because even a moderate Vitamin C deficiency can lead to dry skin, a reduction in collagen synthesis, and an impaired immune system, consider taking a high-quality daily supplement like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Liposomal Vitamin C.

This formula contains a potent daily dose of 1,500 mg of fat-soluble and highly bioavailable Vitamin C. Dynamic Liposomal Vitamin C efficiently replenishes your daily needs.

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

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Some examples of fat-soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, and K. 

Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in oil, so they should generally be taken alongside food. 

Studies show that taking fat-soluble vitamins immediately following a meal may boost the amount of vitamins your body absorbs.3 

This means that it doesn’t particularly matter what time you take them as long as you take them with food.

Probiotics

Dynamic Biotics

Your gut microbiome is a vast collection of beneficial and harmful bacteria that directly affect your digestive health, brain function, and immunity

Probiotics can help restore your gut with helpful bacteria that balance your gut microbiome. Getting (and keeping) your gut in balance is key to feeling your best.

Your digestive system becomes less active while you sleep; therefore, the best time to take probiotic supplements like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics is at bedtime. This way, the probiotics have the chance to hang out longer in your intestines and colonize.

Note: Dynamic Biotics contains 55 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium probiotic strains. It also includes prebiotics to help nourish the good bacteria and give them the food they need to have the best chance to colonize and thrive in your gut.*

Minerals

Senior woman in bathrobe taking vitamin pills in kitchen.

It’s best to take minerals such as zinc and magnesium before bedtime. 

Some minerals produce a calming effect that may help you fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply.4 

If you’ve been prescribed a mineral supplement twice a day, the best times to take it are morning and evening.

Omega-3’s

Dynamic Krill Oil

Omega-3 supplements offer a wide range of health benefits, from a better mood to better mobility.* 

Many experts recommend taking essential fatty acids with a meal, ideally dinner. Omega-3 is more likely to be tolerated by your body when taken with food, and the enzymes released during digestion help facilitate absorption.5

 An emulsified form of krill oil is best, as it can further help with absorption.*

Fish oil is a popular omega-3 supplement that has a reputation for causing indigestion and nausea. Because fish oil is hard to digest, take fish oil in divided doses if you can, not before exercise or bedtime. Physical activity or moving your body into a prone position may cause unpleasant fishy-tasting reflux, sometimes referred to as “fish burps.”

Note: Many people have turned to krill oil due to its increased bioavailability compared to fish oil. Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Krill Oil contains 1,600 mg of K•REAL® Pure Antarctic Krill Oil (with EPA and DHA), ensuring that your body gets enough to thrive.*

Antioxidants

Dynamic Turmeric

Antioxidants protect your cells from free radical damage caused by exposure to pollution, and chemicals and as a byproduct of an unhealthy lifestyle.*

Antioxidant supplements like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Turmeric should be taken with a meal to help maximize absorption and minimize stomach upset. If you’re taking a twice-a-day dosage, you can take one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Adaptogens

Dynamic Mushrooms

Adaptogens—like the ones found in some functional mushrooms—help you adapt to all forms of stress, such as physical exertion, noise, fatigue, and emotional strain.* 

They simultaneously help you feel less anxious and more energized while improving your sense of well-being.* 6

Given their wide range of wellness benefits, adaptogens have exploded in popularity in the last few years.

Given that some adaptogens stimulate while others are more relaxing, timing an adaptogen depends on what you want to accomplish. Take energizing adaptogens like Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps in the morning or during the day.

Note: If you want to stay calm during a stressful workday, take a multi-adaptogen formula like Stonehenge Health Dynamic Mushrooms.* Lion’s Mane and Maitake will give you focus and energy, while the Reishi will help you stay calm and balanced.*

Multi-Ingredient Supplements

Dynamic Brain

Nutritional supplements that address specific health goals—such as boosting immunity to help stave off infection or improving cognitive function—often contain various ingredients that don’t fit entirely into one category. 

Take Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Brain—It’s a combination of 40 ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, and neuro-nutrients, that support your brain’s health while also helping to improve your memory and focus.* 

For multi-ingredient supplements like this, follow the instructions on the bottle.

If it is a multi-pill dosage, split the number of pills between morning and evening. Do not take Dynamic Brain at night. It contains a high level of B-complex vitamins known to boost energy. Therefore, the best time of day to take Dynamic Brain is first thing in the morning.

One last thing: Not all supplements on the market are monitored for quality, purity, or safety like prescription drugs. You should always select supplements made by a reputable source that is third-party tested and manufactured in cGMP-certified facilities in the United States, like all the high-quality products made by Stonehenge Health.

No matter how you’re looking to benefit from taking supplements, consistent daily use is the key to getting the results you’re looking for. Finding the time of day that works best for your needs and incorporating them as part of your routine is the ideal way to feel the maximum results and long-term benefits of any nutritional supplement you select.

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Planning Your Dream Beach Vacation: A 10-Step Guide to Sun, Sand, and Seaside Serenity

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senior couple walking chill and pointing on the beach happy

There’s just something about the thought of the upcoming summer weather this time of year that makes you want to dig your flip-flops out of the closet, grab your sunglasses, and get ready to pack a bag and hit the beach.

If you have some time off work coming up or are blessed with a flexible schedule, it’s time to start thinking about making that dream beach vacation come true. 

The idea of dropping everything and buying a plane ticket to an exotic location is great for the movies, but you have to plan ahead in real life. 

Today, let’s create a strategy to ensure your beach vacation is as revitalizing as the ocean breeze.

Step 1: Dream of Beaches

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Envision your ideal beach setting. Would you prefer to soak up the sun on a secluded island, surf on vibrant shores, or explore the marine life of a coastal paradise? 

Close your eyes and picture your ideal scene; discuss your dream with your partner if it applies.

Step 2: Budget for Paradise

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Budgeting is crucial for a carefree beach escape. Consider all expenses: flights, beachfront accommodations, seafood dinners, and water sports. Don’t forget a little extra for those seaside markets and local handicrafts.

The travel industry, weather, and health can be unpredictable, so consider buying a travel insurance policy or enrolling in a travel assistance membership.

Step 3: Timing Your Tide

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Selecting the right time to visit can make or break your beach experience. Research the best season for enjoying the sun and sea, avoiding peak tourist times, and the rainy season to find your perfect window.

Step 4: Secure Your Spot in the Sun

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Book your flights and accommodations early. Whether it’s a luxury resort, a charming beach bungalow, or a chic seaside villa, ensure it’s exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.

Try to book at least three months in advance for peak-season travel.

Step 5: Plan Your Beach Itinerary

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While lounging on the beach is a given, consider adding snorkeling, paddle boarding, or a boat tour to your itinerary and balance relaxation time with adventure to maximize your beach destination.

Planning 2-3 daily activities is a good mix of structure and freedom.

Step 6: Travel Documents and Insurance

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Ensure your travel documents are current, and check if your beach destination requires a visa. As we mentioned, investing in travel insurance can protect you against unexpected events—particularly for international trips—and it’s affordable.

Step 7: Beach Packing Essentials

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Pack light, but don’t forget your beach essentials: swimsuits, sunscreen, hats, sandals, and a good book. Remember, coral-safe sunscreen protects your skin and marine life.

Although not fashionable, water shoes can be a lifesaver if you want to go seaside exploring.

Step 8: Prepare Your Home

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Before you chase the horizon, ensure your home is secure. Arrange for someone to check in periodically, especially if you’ll be away for a while.

Step 9: Prioritize Your Health

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Consider the benefits of probiotics to fully enjoy your beach paradise without worrying about a ‘traveler’s tummy’ or other health hiccups. 

Integrating Dynamic Biotics into your pre-vacation routine can support your digestive health, making dietary transitions smoother as you indulge in exotic cuisines.*

For the ladies, the Dynamic Biotics+ for Women offers additional support for urinary and vaginal health, keeping you comfortable and carefree.*

Probiotics aid digestion and bolster the immune system, ensuring resilience against common travel concerns. 

Beginning your probiotic regimen before you depart will help maintain a balanced gut microbiome, allowing you to relish every beachside banquet and tropical treat worry-free.

Step 10: Embrace the Beach Life

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With your feet in the sand and the horizon stretching before you, let the beach life envelop you. Dive into the present, cherishing the rhythm of the waves, the taste of salt in the air, and the joy of sunsets over the sea.

As you meticulously plan your ultimate beach vacation, don’t overlook the importance of maintaining good health. Probiotics from Stonehenge Health ensure that your beach days are as blissful on the inside as on the outside.*

Dive into your beach vacation with confidence, knowing you’ve prepared not just for the adventure of a lifetime but for a journey that embraces health, happiness, and the endless tranquility of the sea. Happy travels!

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How many calories—exactly—should I be eating per day?

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older couple smiling with a plate of salad

Calories in vs. calories out…

It is the simplest and most effective way to understand if you will gain or lose weight: 

• If you eat more calories than you expend, you’re in a caloric surplus and will gain weight. 
• If you eat fewer calories than you expend, you’re in a caloric deficit, and you will lose weight

By and large, no matter what type of food you’re eating (Paleo, Keto, Atkins, etc.), if you’re able to track calories consumed vs. expended, you can find a way to drop the weight you’d like to. 

The calculation itself is super simple, but you might struggle with figuring out how many calories you should be eating in a day. 

We’re here to help! 

Here’s exactly how many calories you should be eating daily to hit your weight loss goals.

How to calculate your ideal calorie count

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There are a few factors that influence the ideal amount of calories you want to eat in a day:

1. Your age
2. Your height
3. Your weight
4. Your gender
5. Your activity level
6. Your goal (weight loss, weight gain, or maintenance)

Jot those answers down #1-6. Got them? Good. 

Next, you’re going to use the Harris-Benedict Method to find your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). 

BMR is just the number of calories your body needs to perform basic life-sustaining functions. So if you just wanted to sit in a chair all day and breathe, you’d still need to eat as many calories as your BMR indicates. 

The Harris-Benedict Method is a way to find your BMR. Here’s the formula (use pounds and inches): 

Men: 66 + [6.2 × weight] + [12.7 × height] – [6.76 × age]
Women: 655 + [4.35 × weight] + [4.7 × height] – [4.7 × age]

Let’s say you’re a 6-foot-tall, 200-lb man who is 60 years old and moderately active. 

Your BMR would be: 1,815 calories. 

66 + [1,240] + [914] – [405] = 1,815 BMR

Last, we need to account for your lifestyle and physical expenditure. 

• Sedentary: Multiply by 1.2
• Moderately Active: Multiply by 1.3
• Very Active: Multiply by 1.4

Continuing our example, we’ll multiply our BMR of 1,815 by 1.3 and get… 2,360 calories. 

A moderately active man who is 60 years old, is 6 feet tall, and weighs 200 lbs should eat 2,360 calories daily to maintain his current weight. 

Let’s run the same calculation for a very active 55-year-old woman who is 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighs 165lbs: 

655 + [718] + [310] – [259] = 1,424 BMR

Now, since she is very active, we multiply by 1.4, and we get… 1,994 calories. 

A very active woman who is 55 years old, 5’6”, and weighs 165 should eat 1,994 calories daily to maintain her current weight. 

Nifty, right? 

To obtain a caloric deficit (lose weight), subtract 200 calories from your number. 

So—are you able to calculate your ideal calorie count? Pull out your phone calculator and use the formula above. 

Here’s what to do next…

Using your ideal daily calorie intake to hit your goals

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Now that you have your daily calorie goal, it’s time to use that number to create a nutrition plan to reach your weight goals

Here are some general guidelines and steps you can take to stay as close to your ideal caloric intake every day.

Monitor your calorie intake

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The whole ‘counting calories’ cliché is actually the best way to hit your weight-loss goals. Monitor your food intake with tools like food diaries or apps to ensure you stay within your calorie goal.

Choose your food wisely

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Since you’re going to be limiting the amount of calories you ingest, it’s important to ensure you’re getting enough nutrition with the foods you do eat. Focus on consuming nutrient-dense foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals while being lower in calories.

If you partake in alcohol consumption, it would be best to stop or reduce it. While alcohol does contain calories, it offers basically no nutritional value. 

Meal prep

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Preparing your meals in advance is an excellent way to ensure precise control over portion sizes and nutritional content, ensuring you stay within your daily calorie goals. By preparing your meals in advance, you can reduce the temptation to eat out or choose unhealthy options. This helps maintain a consistent diet conducive to weight loss or health goals.

Habitually review your progress

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Regularly review and adjust your plan based on progress, making changes to your diet and exercise routine as necessary for continued weight loss. Considering make your progress less about the number on the scale and more about the number of days you are able to stick to your pan. 

Over time, eliminating just 150 calories daily can help you lose as much as 15 pounds in a year.

Consistency gets results!

Regulate your digestive system

Dynamic Biotics

In order to get as much nutrition out of your food as possible—and experience less bloating—it’s important to regulate your digestive system. One way to do that is to supplement with probiotics. 

Probiotics are the ‘good’ bacteria that are found in your gut, helping you digest what you eat and giving you the nutritional value from the food you consume.

Dynamic Biotics from Stonehenge Health supports the growth of beneficial gut microbes to promote digestive health.* Help your body do its part in your weight loss journey by feeding it what it wants—probiotics.

“I have taken many probiotics, and this one so far beats them all! My stomach is a lot calmer, and I can sleep better, too. This probiotic helps with my acid reflux as well.” – Joanne S., Calabasas, CA*

Cheers to eating right, feeling great, and hitting your goals!


Keeping You On Your Toes: Healthy Toenails After 60

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Smiling mature woman ballet dancing in a dance studio with a group of friends in the background

Sandals with socks, year-round boots, or just a general avoidance of letting your toes out in public…

These are a few of the many ways in which people with thick, discolored toenails may choose to hide this condition. And it’s worth talking about because there are two serious issues at play here: 

1. The psychological impacts of shame or feeling embarrassed

2. The underlying causes and health issues of toenail discoloration and/or shape

The first issue is simple to solve:

Never be ashamed of your body for any cause, but especially those outside your control. 

But luckily for you, there are certain measures you can take to address thick or discolored toenails. 

But before we get to those, let’s quickly explain some of the most common causes of discolored and misshapen toenails. 

Most Common Causes of Thick or Discolored Toenails

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Here are a few of the primary causes of toenail funk: 

Fungal infections (Onychomycosis): This is the most common cause of thick, discolored toenails. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, making the toenails especially susceptible to infection. The infection can cause the nail to become yellow, brown, or white, and the nail may thicken and crumble.

Psoriasis: A skin condition that can also affect the nails, causing them to grow abnormally. Nails may become thick, pitted, discolored, and separated from the nail bed.

Dermatophyte infections: A specific type of fungus that affects the skin, hair, and nails. Similar to onychomycosis, it can lead to thickening and discoloration of the toenails.

Nail trauma: Injury to the toenail can cause it to become thick and discolored as it heals. Repeated trauma, such as from running or tight shoes, can lead to chronic changes in the nail’s appearance.

Aging: As people age, their toenails can naturally become thicker and more brittle, which may also lead to discoloration.

Poor circulation: Conditions that affect blood flow to the feet, such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, can lead to changes in toenail color and thickness.

Bacterial infections: While less common, bacterial infections can also cause changes in nail color and thickness.

As we discussed earlier, the majority of these causes aren’t really anything to be worried about from a health perspective and can be managed with various treatments. There is a slight possibility, however, that issues like a weak immune system may be allowing some of these infections to become worse than they need to be. 

How to Treat Discolored or Thick Nails

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First, it is always best to consult with your physician before taking any action to remedy toenail issues. He or she will be able to provide the best course of action, as well as be a sounding board for your own home remedies. 

That said, let’s look at a few remedies for discolored nails.

Medical Intervention

Nail plate fungus (onychomycosis), with a close up of the human body with illness of the skin as a podiatry. Nail care

If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition like Onychomycosis—a fungal infection of the toenails—you’ll likely be prescribed a topical and/or oral antifungal medication like ciclopirox or terbinafine. 

If the treatment is unsuccessful or unsatisfactory, more extreme options include nail removal or laser and photodynamic therapy. These treatments are usually considered when other treatments have failed, but more research is needed to determine their efficacy fully.

Natural Remedies with Probiotics

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Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can play a role in maintaining or improving gut health, and they might have indirect effects on overall health, including skin and nail conditions. While there’s no direct evidence that probiotics can treat thick, discolored toenails, they might contribute to better health outcomes in a few indirect ways:

Boosting your immune system: Probiotics can help strengthen the immune system. A robust immune system is better equipped to fight off infections, including fungal infections that cause toenail problems.*

Balancing your microflora: By balancing the body’s microflora, probiotics might help prevent the overgrowth of harmful fungi and bacteria in the body, potentially reducing the risk of fungal infections that can lead to toenail issues.*

Reducing your inflammation: Some probiotics have anti-inflammatory properties. While inflammation is not a direct cause of fungal nail infections, reducing systemic inflammation can contribute to a healthier immune response, possibly impacting the body’s ability to manage and prevent infections.*

Next Steps

Dynamic Biotics

Stonehenge Health Dynamic Biotics is a diverse mix of 16 strains of probiotics with 55 Billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units), plus a prebiotic fiber combination of NutraFlora® FOS (Fructooligosaccharide) and inulin to support your gut health by maintaining a healthy population of gut flora, helping ‘crowd out’ undesirable bacteria.*

If you’re curious about natural remedies, boosting your immune system, and nourishing the growth of beneficial gut microbes to promote digestive health,* consider exploring Dynamic Biotics

Wake Up and Workout: Unpacking the 30-30-30 Rule for Weight Loss

Group Of Senior Friends Exercising Togetherness Concept
Group Of Senior Friends Exercising Togetherness Concept

The 30-30-30 rule for weight loss is creating quite the buzz, promising a fresh morning routine that could be the key to shedding those extra pounds.

But what’s the science behind it, and more importantly, does it deliver on its promises?

Let’s dive into the details and see if this method is worth setting your alarm clock earlier.

Morning Rituals and Metabolism Magic

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Kicking off your morning with 30 grams of protein within the first half-hour of waking feels like a health enthusiast’s dream.

Add 30 minutes of gentle exercise to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe that’s supposed to kickstart your metabolism and control blood sugar levels.

But is it the secret ingredient to weight loss, or just another trend that’s hard to digest?

Protein Power and the First Meal Myth

Fried egg and vintage alarm clock collage. Breakfast time concept

The idea hinges on the power of protein to boost satiety and regulate blood sugar. While breaking your fast with a protein-rich meal can set a positive tone for the day, timing it within the first 30 minutes might not be the magic bullet it’s made out to be.

What’s more important is finding a breakfast balance that fuels your body without watching the clock too closely.

Let’s Get Physical: Love for Low-Intensity 

Middle aged woman stretching

The second “30” in the equation suggests rolling out of bed and into a workout routine, emphasizing low-intensity exercise. Walking, stretching, or a leisurely bike ride might not sound like calorie-burning behemoths, but they’re champions at getting your blood flowing and setting a healthy tone for the day.

Yet, when it comes to weight loss, the scale might not tip in favor of this gentle approach alone.

Customize Your Calories: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Calories counting and food control concept. woman using application on smartphone for scanning the amount of calories in the food before eat

Diving into the 30-30-30 rule reveals a universal truth: weight loss is personal and everyones caloric needs are unique.

While the routine offers a structured start, it’s the overall lifestyle choices, including diet diversity and exercise, that play starring roles in your health journey.

Remember, the best plan is the one you can stick with long-term, not just until the next trend takes its place.

Where Dynamic Biotics Comes In...

Dynamic Biotics

As we navigate the waves of weight loss wisdom, let’s not forget about the unsung hero of health: our gut.

Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics introduces f 55 billion live probiotic cultures into this narrative, supporting your digestive health and ensuring your gut flora flourishes with every life change.* With 16 diverse strains and the bonus of NutraFlora® Prebiotic Fiber, it’s like a wellness party for your microbiome, aiding digestion and potentially playing a supportive role in your weight loss saga.*

A Balanced Approach to a Healthier You

Senior woman happy after working out

The 30-30-30 rule might have its merits, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. By combining this morning mantra with a holistic view of health, including nurturing your gut with Dynamic Biotics, you’re not just chasing weight loss; you’re building a foundation for lasting wellness.

Navigating Safe and Healthy Holiday Travel: 6 Tips for a Smooth Journey

Christmas suitcase and christmas tree decoration.
Christmas suitcase and christmas tree decoration.

Are you traveling this holiday season? 

Whether you’re planning a trip to visit family in the Midwest or heading south for sunnier skies, the excitement of holiday travel is kicking in. Loved ones are getting ready to celebrate, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

However, amidst the festive joy, it’s crucial to prioritize your safety and well-being. Regardless of whether you find yourself surrounded by snow or basking in the sun, maintaining awareness of your health and safety is essential.

Why? Because nothing can dampen holiday fun quicker than exhaustion, an upset stomach, or a blown tire.

And, by the way, these travel tips go beyond the holiday season—they’re your year-round guide to safe and enjoyable journeys. Let’s ensure your adventures are memorable for all the right reasons, leaving you with cherished moments instead of unexpected obstacles. 

1. Plan Ahead for Safe Routes

Married couple of tourists sightseeing city street with map

One of the keys to safe holiday travel is meticulous planning. Whether driving or flying, check for the latest travel advisories, weather conditions, and road closures. Utilize navigation apps that provide real-time updates and alternative routes, so you can make informed decisions on the road. Monitor flight statuses for air travel to anticipate potential delays or cancellations.

And regardless of the mode of transportation, prioritize personal safety by taking precautions against potential risks. For road trips, ensure your vehicle is well-maintained with a check on tire pressure, brakes, and fluid levels. Consider chains for snowy and hazardous areas. Have on hand essentials like a first aid kit, flashlight, and non-perishable snacks. For air travel, familiarize yourself with the aircraft’s safety features, listen to the safety briefing, and follow guidelines from the airline crew.

2. Tackle Jet Lag Before it Starts

Senior couple waiting for boarding inside airport

Heading out for a holiday adventure is a thrill but, the downside is the potential challenge of jet lag. Fortunately, there are clever tactics to guarantee you arrive feeling your best.

Firstly, tackle jet lag even before you take off. Adjust your sleep schedule a bit before your holiday trip to sync up with your destination. This pre-travel sleep shift helps your body adapt to the new time zone, reducing the shock when you arrive.

As you soar through the skies, keeping hydrated is crucial. Skip the pre-flight cocktails and caffeine – they can increase dehydration, worsening jet lag. Opt for plenty of water to keep your body well-hydrated and combat the dehydrating effects of air travel.

Upon touchdown, soak in some sunlight. Spend time outdoors, letting the sun hit you. It acts as a reset button for your body clock, signaling it’s time to be awake and alert. These simple steps can go a long way in ensuring a smoother transition during your holiday travels.

3. Stay Hydrated & Nourished

Passenger holding bottle of water about to drink preventing dehydration while traveling on the plane

Dehydration is common during travel, particularly on long flights or road trips. And dehydration is known to exacerbate illness, exhaustion and jet lag. Remember to carry a water bottle and stay well-hydrated throughout your journey. You may even want to consider supplemental electrolytes. Pack healthy snacks like nuts and high-fiber fruit to keep your energy levels stable. For road trips, plan stops at rest areas where you can stretch and enjoy a nourishing meal.

4. Practice Safe Sleeping Habits

senior woman awaking in comfortable bed

Whether you’re staying at a hotel, with family, or in a fancy vacation rental, the quality of your sleep can significantly impact your overall experience. One key factor in achieving restful sleep is maintaining safe sleeping habits. 

If possible, use your own pillowcases and bed linens – cleanliness is paramount. If you’re not using your linens, ensure that the provided ones are clean and well-maintained. This not only contributes to a more hygienic sleeping environment but also minimizes the risk of allergies or irritations.

In addition to physical comfort, mental peace is crucial for a good night’s sleep. Keep important items like identification and medications within easy reach. Knowing that you have everything you need close by can alleviate potential stressors and contribute to a more relaxed state of mind.

5. Immunity

Vitamin C in food concept

Traveling during the holidays often means exposure to crowded spaces, increasing the risk of picking up bugs. Prioritize your immune health by maintaining good hygiene practices. Wash your hands frequently, bring hand sanitizer, and avoid touching your face. Drink lots of water, get adequate rest, and consider taking immune-supporting supplements, such as Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Immunity and Dynamic Liposomal Vitamin C before and during your journey.* 

6. Traveler’s Diarrhea

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Digestive issues, particularly traveler’s diarrhea, can be a significant concern during travel. To minimize the risk, opt for well-cooked and hot foods, avoid street food in areas with questionable hygiene practices, and drink bottled or purified water. 

Consider taking a probiotic supplement that contains the strain L. rhamnosus GG (LGG) like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics before and during your travels. Probiotics and LGG strain in particular promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria, aiding digestive health, thereby easing travel-related upset stomach and traveler’s diarrhea.* 

As you embark on your holiday travel adventures, remember that safety is the key to truly savoring the joy of the season. By incorporating these safety tips into your travel plans, you’re not just protecting yourself and your loved ones, but you’re also ensuring a smooth and memorable journey. Whether you’re exploring new destinations, reuniting with family, or simply taking a well-deserved break, make safety a priority. From all of us here, we wish you a holiday season filled with warmth, laughter, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve taken steps to stay safe on your festive travels. Safe journeys and happy holidays! 🌟✈️

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Balance in Holiday Eating: Nourishing Needs While Savoring Wants

Baked turkey. Christmas dinner. The Christmas table is served with a turkey, decorated with bright tinsel and candles. Fried chicken, table. Family dinner. Top view, hands in the frame
Baked turkey. Christmas dinner. The Christmas table is served with a turkey, decorated with bright tinsel and candles. Fried chicken, table.  Family dinner. Top view, hands in the frame

As the holiday season approaches, so does the abundance of festive feasts and indulgent treats. Amidst the array of tempting dishes, finding a balance between eating what your body needs and savoring what you want becomes a thoughtful endeavor. In this essay, we explore the philosophy of harmonizing nutritional needs with culinary desires during the holidays and offer practical tips for achieving a sense of balance and well-being.

The Philosophy of Balance

Friends around the table. Woman handing a friend a gift.

The essence of balanced eating during the holidays lies in acknowledging and respecting the dual aspects of nourishment – the nutritional requirements of your body and the enjoyment derived from savoring indulgent, celebratory foods. This philosophy embraces both sides of the spectrum, recognizing that food is not merely fuel but also a source of pleasure, cultural connection, and celebration.

Eating What You Need

Healthy bowl with quinoa, avocado, and other vegetables. Balanced meal concept.

Prioritizing your body’s needs involves consuming a well-rounded, nutrient-dense diet. This includes ample servings of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. These foundational elements provide essential vitamins, minerals, and energy to support overall health and well-being. During the holidays, be sure to fuel up with nutritious eats first, so your body is primed and ready to rock the night away! 🌟

Adding What You Want

Christmas Sugar Cookies santa claus and Snowman marshmallow pops traditional sweet treats for the winter holidays

The concept of adding what you want to eat during the holidays emphasizes the importance of enjoyment and celebration in the culinary experience. Indulging in favorite holiday treats, traditional family recipes, and festive delights contributes to the joy and cultural significance of the season. Giving yourself guilt-free space for holiday treats, not only adds a dash of fun but also builds a happy, healthy connection with food, turning your holiday experience into something truly special. 🎉

7 Tips for Achieving Balance

Snowman porridge oatmeal breakfast , Fun Christmas food

1. Mindful Eating

Brain made out of fruits and vegetables isolated on white background

Mindful eating fosters awareness of hunger and fullness. Pay attention to the flavors and textures of each bite. This approach encourages a greater connection to the eating experience, helping you make informed choices about when to eat and when to savor a treat.

2. Listen to Your Body

Happy friends around dinner table

Tune in to your body’s signals of hunger and fullness. Eat when you’re hungry, and stop when you’re satisfied. Avoid the mindset of strict portion control, and allow yourself the flexibility to enjoy holiday foods without feeling compelled to overindulge.

3. Prioritize Nutrient-Dense Foods

attributes of nutrient dense foods infographics

Build your meals around nutrient-dense foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals which support your body’s nutritional requirements and contribute to overall well-being. 

4. Stay Hydrated

Close up portrait of one senior woman with short hair happy smile positive emotion copy space standing at home indoor gray white hair hold glass of water

Make sure to sip on plenty of water throughout the day—it helps with digestion, keeps your energy levels up, and does wonders for your overall health. Plus, staying hydrated can even help you manage your appetite and avoid overeating.

5. Plan and Prioritize

Hands of unrecognizable woman setting table with a cake

Plan your holiday meals and prioritize the dishes that hold special meaning or bring the most joy. This intentional approach allows you to savor what truly matters to you without feeling compelled to indulge in everything. Make conscious choices about which foods align with your personal preferences and cultural traditions. Take a moment to really savor each bite and enjoy those amazing flavors. 

6. Avoid Food Guilt

Healthy dessert idea  - edible kiwi pomegranate Christmas tree

Release any feelings of guilt associated with holiday eating. Guilt can overshadow the enjoyment of festive foods and create a negative relationship with eating. Instead, focus on the positive aspects of the holiday experience, including connection, celebration, and the joy of sharing meals with loved ones.

Achieving harmony between nutritional needs and culinary desires during the holidays revolves around mindfulness, intentionality, and a holistic well-being approach. Prioritizing nutrient-dense foods alongside occasional indulgences fosters a positive food relationship, enhancing the holiday season’s joy. For a delightful twist, consider making Strawberry Santa treats—a perfect addition to create lasting memories and a fulfilling holiday experience for all.

Strawberry Santas

Strawberry Santa recipe card

Ingredients:

– 16 ounce package fresh strawberries, washed

– 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

– 5 tablespoons powdered sugar

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– chocolate sprinkles or morsels

Directions:

1. Place a strawberry on a cutting board and remove the stem to create a flat base.

2. Slice 1/3 up from the tip of the strawberry to create the “hat”.

3. Combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until the consistency becomes thick.

4. Transfer the frosting into a zip bag or piping bag, snipping off one corner.

5. Apply the frosting onto the strawberry base, place the strawberry “hat” on top, and squeeze additional mixture over the hat.

6. Create the “buttons” on the front by dipping a toothpick into the frosting mixture.

7. Decorate Santa’s eyes using chocolate morsels or sprinkles.

8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy!

Nutrition:

Makes 1 treat | Per Serving: 67 calories, 4g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 4g sugar, fiber 9.2g

Holiday Wellness

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Now, here’s the big question… 

How do you savor your holiday feasts without guilt? As the holiday season approaches, taking care of your well-being becomes a top priority.

Amid the festivities, consider a crucial supplement like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics, a blend of diverse probiotics offering a wide range of benefits, particularly for your digestive and immune health.* 

Savor the season with confidence!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ultimate Wellness Gift Guide to Elevate Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Holiday gift guide sign - a paper price tag with a twine against burlap canvas
Holiday gift guide sign - a paper price tag with a twine against burlap canvas

As the holiday season swiftly approaches, I embark on the annual mission to unearth the perfect gifts for my loved ones. In a world where wellness is becoming a focal point of our lives, the challenge lies in finding presents that express my love and encourage and enhance their well-being and happiness. 

We’ve curated our wellness-focused gift guide to help you navigate this journey smoothly.

Whether you’re searching for a self-care devotee, a dedicated yogi, a fitness enthusiast who thrives on routine workouts, or someone simply seeking balance and tranquility, this guide has something for everyone. 

And here’s where the magic of online shopping comes into play. These thoughtful, health-focused presents are just a few clicks away. 

And if you act quickly, they should be delivered in time to be wrapped and nestled under the Christmas tree.

Online shopping may be our superpower, but even superheroes need to beat the clock. So, let’s get those comfortable slippers on, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa, and dive headfirst into this shopping adventure!

1. Beauty Guru

woman in bathroom touching face with hands and posing in front of makeup mirror

For the beauty enthusiast who cherishes self-care, consider enriching their routine with these thoughtful gifts.

Perfumed Deep Moisturizers

woman uses moisturizer

The perfect fusion of skincare and aromatic indulgence, these intensely hydrating creams offer more than just hydration; they provide sensory pleasure through enticing fragrances. This innovative gift transforms a simple skincare routine into a fragrant escape, allowing your loved one to enjoy nourishing care and an alluring scent experience. 

High-Quality Men’s Skincare Sets

Skincare cosmetics for men in paper bag. Male grooming cosmetic products on grey background. Top view, flat lay

Remember the men in your life when prioritizing skincare. Treat them to premium products that shield their skin from environmental damage and boost skin vitality. Help maintain their skin health by choosing moisturizers that offer sun protection.

LED Mask

Woman lying down with an LED mask for skin care

If you’re into the latest skincare trends, you’ve probably caught wind of LED skin therapy. Blue light targets acne and red light addresses anti-aging concerns. The only intimidating aspect? Perhaps the look of the masks. Ideal for your beauty guru mom, sister, aunt, or best friend, it’s a gift that combines luxury with skincare innovation.

Spa Experience Certificate

Burning candles and aromatic reed freshener on table in spa salon

Treat your loved ones to some pampering with relaxing massages and rejuvenating facials, giving them a beautiful break from everyday stresses. To discover the ideal spa experience, just check out local spas. Many have gift certificates all set to go, nicely wrapped in boxes, making for a lovely and stress-free holiday gift.

2. Travel Enthusiast

Top view of person planning their vacation using world map

Ultimately, holiday gifts for the travel enthusiast should embody practicality, comfort, and a touch of wanderlust, enhancing their globe-trotting experiences and fueling their passion for exploration. These gifts can make their journeys healthier and more enjoyable.

Collapsible Water Bottle

Collapsible reusable lilac water bottle on pink background.

It’s a smart and eco-friendly add-on for staying hydrated during adventures. Plus, this gift goes hand in hand with airports trying to cut down on plastic and waste. Your traveler can help with these efforts while enjoying the perks of a compact, reusable hydration solution.

Dynamic Biotics

Dynamic Biotics

Give the avid traveler in your life the gift of wellness with Dynamic Biotics. With the inclusion of the probiotic strain L. Rhamnosus GG, this thoughtful present is designed to support their digestive health and ease traveler’s diarrhea. As a trusted companion on their journeys, Dynamic Biotics ensures a healthier and more comfortable travel experience.*

Lightweight Packable Rain Jacket

two friends walking in chilly weather with light rain jackets

Designed for adventure, this essential travel companion offers protection from unexpected downpours without weighing down luggage. Super practical, versatile, and a sweet addition to any travel gear stash, these jackets make the perfect holiday gift for the wanderer who handles all weather conditions with flair and ease.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

woman listening with her noise cancelling headphones

Beyond creating a tranquil oasis amid the hustle and bustle of transit, these headphones significantly contribute to overall health. By effectively minimizing ambient noise, they provide a serene space, shielding travelers from the stressors of busy airports and public spaces.

3. Foodie

Top view of dinner party with different food dishes

For the foodie who treasures both taste and health, consider these ideas.

Mediterranean Recipe Book

Woman reading recipe book and cooking

Gift the foodie in your life the joy of culinary exploration with a Mediterranean cookbook. These recipe books focus on nutritious and delicious Mediterranean meals, allowing your foodie to seamlessly incorporate the principles of this vibrant diet into their everyday eating. More than just a cuisine, Mediterranean cooking is a guide to a healthier, more flavorful life.

Smoothie Blender

woman making fruit smoothie with blender

This versatile appliance is the ultimate tool for crafting nutritious and delicious smoothies, allowing for vibrant combinations of fruits, vegetables, and superfoods with ease. From morning energy boosts to post-workout replenishments, this thoughtful gift supports your loved one’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle and adds a touch of culinary excitement to their daily routine. 

Smart Kitchen Garden

Green Kitchen herb plants. Mixed Green fresh aromatic herbs spices

Who wouldn’t love the happiness of having fresh, homegrown ingredients from a cool indoor garden? This awesome and considerate gift grows herbs, greens, and veggies at home, guaranteeing a steady stream of tasty and nutritious goodies for cooking adventures. Thanks to smart tech making care a breeze, these indoor gardens support eco-friendly living and bring a pop of green to the kitchen. 

High-Quality Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars or Exotic Spice Sets

olive oil and balsamic vinegar on a wooden background

These high-quality, healthy ingredients take their cooking game to the next level. Share new flavors and awesome blends to spice up your loved ones’ cooking adventures. Check out the health food store nearby for pre-made holiday baskets.

4. Weight Conscious

Happy older couple cooking together in the kitchen

Support those on a weight-conscious journey with these helpful tools.

Smart Kitchen Scale

Fresh tomatoes on kitchen scales weighing and measuring

Aid them in accurate portion control with a digital kitchen scale. This handy tool allows users to measure their food portions accurately, making it easier to keep track of calorie intake and adhere to specific dietary requirements. Their sleek designs are a stylish addition to any kitchen. 

Air Fryers

Cooking potatoes and carrot sticks with spices in an air fryer

These kitchen wonders promote mindful eating and open the door to a world of nutritious and delicious culinary creations.

With its innovative cooking technology, Air Fryers allows for guilt-free indulgence in crispy and flavorful dishes with significantly less oil. It’s a game-changer for those seeking a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods.

Vegetable Spiralizers

Woman making zucchini spaghetti

Vegetable spiralizers introduce a fun and inventive way to incorporate more veggies into meals. Transforming ordinary vegetables into vibrant and noodle-like spirals adds color and nutrition to every dish, making healthy eating a delightful experience. 

Both gifts cater to the health-conscious individual’s desire for nutritious and flavorful meals, encouraging a mindful approach to cooking. 

Accountability and Fitness Buddy Offer

Two women showing thumbs up sitting on grass after doing exercises, positive

Nothing says “I care,” like showing up for someone. Offer to buddy up on accountability and fitness, whether it’s regular walking meetups or gym sessions.

5. Fitness at Every Age

Older couple jogging in the morning together

For individuals at various fitness levels, consider these age-appropriate gifts:

Fitness Tracker

Exercising Woman Checking Activity Tracker With Health Icons

Motivate beginners with a fitness tracker that monitors progress and encourages activity.

High-Quality Yoga Mat

woman rolling up blue yoga mat

High-quality yoga mats designed for comfort and durability provide a supportive foundation for every pose. Whether you are buying for a seasoned yogi or someone just starting their wellness journey, a top-notch yoga mat enhances the experience, offering grip, cushioning, and stability. 

Resistance Bands Set

Senior man exercise stretching and exercising with resistance band

Put versatile fitness right into their hands. These bands are a fantastic addition to any workout routine, providing varying resistance levels for strength training or stretching to any age group. 

Fitness Dice

Interactive Exercise Dice

Each roll unveils a new exercise challenge, turning fitness into a game. These dice inject variety and spontaneity into every session, fostering motivation and creativity.

Dynamic Turmeric

Dynamic Turmeric

This thoughtful present harnesses the power of turmeric to promote overall well-being. Dynamic Turmeric provides antioxidant benefits, it supports joint health, mobility, and flexibility, which is essential for those passionate about fitness.*

Moisture-Wicking Clothing

Exercise clothes with choose and fitness watch

These garments are designed to keep you cool and dry by swiftly drawing away sweat. Whether hitting the gym, running or navigating a busy day, moisture-wicking fabrics ensure a fresh and comfortable feel.  

Health Monitoring Wearables

Female Runner Looking At Her Mobile And Smart Watch Heart Rate Monitor

These smart devices go beyond fashion, offering real-time insights into various aspects of health. From tracking steps and monitoring heart rate to analyzing sleep patterns, they provide a holistic view of one’s wellness journey and empower the user to make informed lifestyle choices. With the gift of a wearable health monitoring device, you’re not just giving a device – you’re giving the power to prioritize and enhance overall health.

6. Mental Agility, Balance & Fun

Senior man playing game of chess

Engage the intellect of your loved ones with cognitive-boosting gifts, and for those searching for mental balance, explore stress-relief gifts that promise relaxation and tranquility.


Brain Games

Older couple solving puzzles together

Looking for the perfect presents that combine fun and the bonus of sharpening the mind? Treat your loved ones to entertaining brain games like Sudoku Books and Puzzle Sets – they are a blast and give the gift of enhanced cognitive abilities. Amp up the holiday joy with strategy board games like Blank Slate, offering enjoyment and a fantastic way to keep those mental gears turning.

Aromatherapy Diffusers

aromatherapy diffuser

Transform any space into a calming retreat with an Aromatherapy Diffuser. These beautifully crafted devices enhance ambiance and foster relaxation and mental clarity by diffusing soothing essential oils. Elevate the experience by pairing it with high-quality essential oils for a complete sensory journey.

Dynamic Brain

Dynamic Brain

This holiday season, give the gift of cognitive vitality with Dynamic Brain – a thoughtful and versatile present suitable for every adult, from seniors to busy, studious adults. Crafted to support mental clarity and focus, Dynamic Brain is a comprehensive supplement designed to nourish the mind and promote overall cognitive well-being.*

Himalayan Salt Lamp

himalayan rock salt lamp

These lamps add a warm and cozy glow to any space and are believed to emit negative ions, bringing about a sense of calm and well-being. It’s a unique and chill present that will light up someone’s day – both literally and figuratively.

Mindful Journal

woman writing in her journal

Encourage positive thinking and gratitude with a mindful journal. Through simple prompts, they guide users to reflect on the good in their lives, fostering a daily habit of optimism and gratitude.

Light Therapy Lamp

light therapy lamp

This thoughtful gift illuminates and promotes mental wellness. Light therapy lamps designed to simulate natural sunlight conveniently boost mood, energy levels, and overall vitality.

Digital Picture Frame

Black Digital Photo frame

Embrace the essence of wellness by staying connected with loved ones in real-time. A digital picture frame is the easiest way to effortlessly share and display cherished photos with the people you care about. From your phone to their frame, keep the moments that matter close at hand – a thoughtful and heartwarming gift that bridges the distance with the touch of a button.

Let your gifts speak volumes about your love and consideration for your friends and family this holiday season. By choosing presents that align with their specific interests and health goals, you contribute to their journey towards a healthier and happier life.

Dynamic Turmeric supplement
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Savor a Healthier Holiday with 3 Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving food
Thanksgiving food

Thanksgiving is a time for indulgence, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make choices that are both delicious and health-conscious. This year, we’re shaking things up a bit with some recipe alternatives that not only taste fantastic but also cater to a healthier lifestyle.

For our main course, we’re opting for an Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast instead of the traditional whole turkey. The turkey breast is a lean cut of meat, high in protein and low in fat. By focusing on this portion, we’re avoiding the higher-fat dark meat found in the legs and thighs. Plus, roasting just the breast is quicker and easier than cooking a whole turkey, making it a less stressful option for the holiday cook.

We’re utilizing the air fryer for our Rosemary Sweet Potatoes recipe. Air fryers have become a popular kitchen appliance due to their ability to achieve the same crispy, fried texture of traditional frying methods but with significantly less oil. This results in dishes that are lower in fat and calories but still packed with flavor. Our air-fried sweet potatoes, for instance, are delightfully crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, all achieved with just a fraction of the oil you’d typically use.

Finally, we’re using cauliflower as a stand-in for rice and potatoes in our Cauliflower Rice Stuffing. Cauliflower is a versatile, low-carb vegetable that can mimic the texture and mild flavor of these starchy foods when prepared correctly. It’s a great way to add more vegetables to your plate without feeling like you’re missing out on your favorite side dishes. Plus, cauliflower is rich in fiber and various essential vitamins, making it a nutritionally-dense addition to any meal. By making these simple swaps and using these cooking methods, we can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast that satisfies our taste buds while also keeping our health in mind.

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

turkey breast recipe

Ingredients:

– 1 bone-in turkey breast (6-7 pounds)

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

– 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

– Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.

2. Rub the turkey breast with olive oil, then sprinkle with the chopped herbs, salt, and pepper.

3. Place the turkey breast on a rack in a roasting pan, skin side up.

4. Roast for about 2 hours, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 165°F.

5. Let the turkey rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Nutrition:

Makes 8 ounces | Per Serving: 304 calories, 1.6g fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g sugar, 0g fiber, 68g protein

Source: Food Network

Air Fryer Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

air fryer rosemary sweet potatoes recipe

Ingredients:

– 4 sweet potatoes

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

– Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.

2. Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and toss them with olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

3. Cook in the air fryer for about 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the potatoes are crispy.

Nutrition:

Makes 8 servings | Per Serving: 84 calories, 4g fat, 12g carbohydrates, 4g sugar, 2g fiber, 1g protein

Source: Delish

Cauliflower Rice Stuffing

cauliflower rice stuffing recipe

Ingredients:

– 1 large head of cauliflower

– 1 cup diced carrots

– 1 cup diced celery

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and pulse in a food processor until it resembles rice

2. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic and sauté until softened.

3. Add the cauliflower rice and cook for another 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Put the cauliflower rice into a baking dish and bake  for 25-30 minutes, or until it’s golden brown.

Nutrition:

Makes 8 servings | Per Serving: 145 calories, 8g fat, 18g carbohydrates, 7.6g sugar, 7.6g fiber, 4.9g protein

Source: Eating Well

Boost Your Holiday Wellness with Essential Probiotics

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Now, here’s the big question…

How do you savor your holiday feasts without worry?

As the holiday season approaches, taking care of your well-being becomes a top priority.

A crucial supplement to consider amid the festivities is probiotics, like Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics. These little wonders offer a wide range of benefits, especially when it comes to your digestive and immune health.*

Probiotics are the friendly gut bacteria that play a significant role in supporting optimal digestive health and nutrient absorption. * Various factors can upset your gut microbiome, including poor dietary choices, travel, and even indulging in a bit too much holiday cheer. By incorporating Dynamic Biotics into your daily routine, you’re supporting healthy microflora within your gut. This, in turn, helps support digestive comfort, especially during the holiday season due to over-indulgence.*  But that’s not all – probiotics have also demonstrated their ability to support your immune function.* So, as you prepare for the festivities and gatherings, don’t forget to take Dynamic Biotics. It might just be the secret ingredient to ensure you enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Wonderfully Crispy Creations: Air Fryer Recipes You’ll Love to Share

airfryer with cooked potatoes and fish

If you still need to get on the air fryer craze, it’s time to join the party! Cooking with an air fryer is nothing short of amazing. This kitchen appliance has taken the culinary world by storm, revolutionizing how we prepare our favorite dishes. It’s the key to achieving that irresistible crispy texture with a fraction of the oil, making your meals delicious and incredibly healthy. 

Today, we’re here to tantalize your taste buds and offer you a trio of delectable and nutritious air fryer recipes. From crispy veggie chips to succulent lemon herb chicken and a flavorful herb-crusted salmon, these recipes will have you falling in love with your air fryer all over again.

Let’s embark on a culinary adventure that’s both delightful and health-conscious!

1. Crispy Air Fryer Veggie Chips

air fried veggie chips recipe

Ingredients:

– 2 large sweet potatoes, thinly sliced

– 2 zucchinis, thinly sliced

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 teaspoon paprika

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

2. Toss the sliced sweet potatoes and zucchini in the seasoned olive oil mixture until well coated.

3. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

4. Place the vegetable slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to cook them in batches to avoid overcrowding.

5. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping the chips halfway through or until golden and crispy.

6. Remove from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition:

Makes 4 servings | Per Serving: 79 calories, 1.1g fat, 4.1g carbohydrates, 1.8g sugar

2. Air Fryer Lemon Herb Chicken

air fyer herb chicken

Ingredients:

– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– Zest and juice of 1 lemon

– 1 teaspoon dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon dried thyme

– Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.

2. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat them evenly. Let them marinate for about 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

4. Place the marinated chicken breasts in the air fryer basket.

5. Cook for 20-25 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through, until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and are golden brown and cooked through.

Nutrition:

Makes 4 servings | Per Serving: 330 calories, 17.4g fat, .9g carbohydrates, 0g sugar, .3g fiber, 40.g protein

3. Air Fryer Salmon with Herb Crust

air fryer salmon recipe

Ingredients:

– 4 salmon filets

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (panko or whole wheat)

– 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

– 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

– 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

– Salt and pepper, to taste

– Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, fresh parsley, fresh dill, fresh chives, salt, and pepper.

2. Brush each salmon fillet with olive oil and press the herb breadcrumb mixture onto the top of the filets to create a crust.

3. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

4. Place the salmon filets in the air fryer basket.

5. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and the crust is golden and crispy.

6. Serve with lemon wedges for an extra burst of flavor.

These air fryer recipes offer a healthier and more convenient way to enjoy your favorite dishes with less oil and more flavor. Happy cooking!


Nutrition:

Makes 4 servings | Per Serving: 402 calories, 19.4g fat, 19.4g carbohydrates, 1.7g sugar, 1.2g fiber, 38g protein

Upgrade Your Digestion

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Fried foods can often lead to digestive problems due to their high fat content and how they are prepared, typically submerging them in hot oil.

However, by making the simple switch to air frying, you can savor your favorite dishes without the digestive discomfort that often accompanies their fried counterparts.

Another step you can take towards more digestive comfort is Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Biotics*.

You’re cultivating an environment primed for digestive wellness by featuring 16 diverse probiotic strains with 55 billion CFUs and prebiotics to support your microbiome, Dynamic Biotics.* Dynamic Biotics helps your body effectively cope with GI discomforts such as occasional gas, cramps, irregular bowel movements, and bloating.*

Dynamic Biotics remains your ultimate probiotic choice.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.