This ‘Slim Down Salad’ Recipe is Perfect for Summer

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healthy eating, food cooking and culinary concept

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for meals that are both refreshing and satisfying. 

Especially when the mid-summer heat is in full swing, I prefer meals that will help me look my best in my swimsuits and summer wardrobe. 

But it’s still important to ensure your body gets the proper nourishment it needs to thrive. 

I love to whip up a light, nutritious salad that is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner. Something about the crispness of fresh vegetables, the sweetness of grapes, and the hearty protein from chicken just hits the spot.

After experimenting with a few different combinations, I’ve crafted a salad that not only tastes amazing but is also packed with essential nutrients.

I call it the “Summer Slim-Down Salad” because it contains ingredients rich in a specific trace mineral that has been shown to help reduce cravings and support weight management efforts by aiding in blood sugar control.*

But before I tell you what mineral it is, would you like to try to guess from the ingredients list? 

Here are the ingredients and steps to make it yourself.

Broccoli, Grape, and Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

• 2 cups broccoli florets

• 1 cup green grapes, halved

• 2 medium potatoes, boiled and diced

• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

• 1 cup green beans, blanched and cut into 1-inch pieces

• 2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced (about 6 ounces total)

• 1/4 cup sliced almonds

• 1/2 cup whole grain croutons (optional)

• 1/4 cup olive oil

• 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

• Salt and pepper to taste

• Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Directions:

1. Prepare the vegetables:

• Steam the broccoli florets until tender but still crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking and keep the color vibrant.

• Boil the potatoes until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and let cool before dicing.

• Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then rinse under cold water and cut into 1-inch pieces.

2. Prepare the chicken:

• Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes per side. Let cool slightly, then slice into thin strips.

3. Assemble the salad:

• In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, grapes, diced potatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, and sliced chicken.

• Add the sliced almonds and whole-grain croutons if using.

4. Make the dressing:

• In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.

5. Toss the salad:

• Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.

6. Serve:

• Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info:

Servings: 4 / Serving Size: 1 serving (approximately 1.5 cups) / Calories: 350-400 / Fat: 15g / Protein: 20g / Carbohydrates: 40g / Sugar: 12g / Fiber: 6g

Recipe

Did you guess the secret mineral yet?

Natural sources of chromium

OK, I’ll tell you…

The ingredients in this salad are all rich in the mineral chromium.

Here’s why chromium can help you slim down.

Weight Management: Chromium can help reduce cravings and support weight management efforts by aiding in blood sugar control.

Metabolism: It plays a role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, aiding in energy production and nutrient utilization.

Blood sugar regulation: Chromium enhances the action of insulin, a hormone critical for converting food into energy. By improving insulin sensitivity, chromium helps regulate blood sugar levels, which is particularly beneficial for people with diabetes or insulin resistance.

Heart health: Chromium can help improve lipid profiles by reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol and increasing HDL (good) cholesterol, potentially lowering the risk of heart disease.

Chromium can be essential in weight management, but it can be difficult to get a sufficient amount of it from food alone. 

That’s why it can be beneficial to take a supplement containing chromium picolinate. I specifically like Chromax chromium picolinate because it’s a highly bioavailable form of chromium picolinate (15x more bioavailable than other forms) and is supported by 35 human clinical studies affirming its benefits.

In addition to this recipe, the team at Stonehenge Health is cooking something designed to help you reach your weight loss and wellness goals. Here’s a hint… it combines chromium with probiotics.

Head over to our Dynamic Biotics+ for Women page and discover how you can add chromium (and many more ingredients) to your daily routine.

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Schools Out: 10 Ways I Keep My Mind Sharp In Summer (#10 is Delicious…)

Couple having fun during the summer
Couple having fun during the summer

As a kid, I couldn’t wait for school to end and summer vacation to begin.

Those last few weeks of class were torture as I would stare out the window at the nice weather, desperately waiting until I could slam my books shut, toss my backpack in the closet, and run around with my friends. 

I actually had a running joke with my family anytime an educational topic would come up: 

“Sorry, Mom—I turned my brain off for the summer.” 

Well, that was a looong time ago, and now I have almost the opposite desire.

Around our house, school helps keep our family on a routine. Keeping schedules, doing projects, and helping with homework helps me stay ‘on top of things.’ 

But in the summer, our schedules relax a little, and I can feel my mind wander a bit more than usual.  

This isn’t exactly a bad thing, but as I’m getting older, I definitely pay more attention to my mental health than I used to. 

Here are ten ways I keep mentally fit during the summer. 

1. Dynamic Brain Supplements

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But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. 

One of the easiest ways I’ve found to boost my brain power is by taking Dynamic Brain every day.* This supplement is packed with essential nutrients and cognitive enhancers designed to improve focus, memory, and overall mental performance.*

And it’s not just me it works for, either. Just check out the reviews on the Dynamic Brain product page and see for yourself. 

2. Regular Physical Exercise

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Exercise isn’t just for my body; it’s great for my brain, too. Activities like jogging, swimming, or even a daily walk increase blood flow to the brain, promoting neurogenesis and enhancing cognitive function.

“Neurogenesis” is the creation of new neurons in the brain. This process starts during infancy and continues in specific brain areas throughout our lives but can sometimes stall as we get older.

3. Mindfulness and Meditation

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Mindfulness and meditation help reduce my stress, improve concentration, and enhance memory. I set aside a few minutes daily to practice deep breathing, guided meditation, or mindful activities.

I use the Calm app for guided meditation, but if you’re new to the practice, you can also use many other tools. 

4. Learning Something New

Man learning how to play the guitar

Summer is a perfect time to pick up a new hobby or skill. Over the years, I’ve studied Spanish, learned to play the guitar, and taken an online course from the community college where I live. 

5. Being Socially Active

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Engaging with friends and family, joining clubs, or participating in community activities helps keep my mind sharp. Social interactions stimulate cognitive functions and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Especially during summer, I like to host dinner parties and BBQs with friends and family. 

6. Getting Adequate Sleep

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Quality sleep is crucial for my cognitive function. I aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to allow my brain to rest and rejuvenate. Good sleep hygiene practices significantly impact memory and learning.

7. Playing Brain-Training Games

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Numerous apps and games are designed to challenge my brain and improve my cognitive skills. I enjoy puzzles, card games, or strategy-based games to engage my mind.

8. Reading Regularly

Man reading a wonderful book

Reading books, articles, or even blogs stimulates my brain, improves my vocabulary, and enhances my comprehension skills. I make a summer reading list and dive into new and interesting topics.

I’m currently reading “The Women” by Kristin Hannah. It’s sometimes super intense, but I can’t put it down.  

9. Staying Hydrated

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Dehydration can negatively affect my cognitive abilities. I ensure I drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep my brain functioning optimally.

You will never find me without my oversized water bottle. 

10. Eating a Brain-Healthy Diet

Best Brain Foods for your health

You didn’t think I’d write a whole blog post about mental fitness without giving you one of my favorite brain-boosting recipes, did you? 

I incorporate brain-boosting foods into my diet, such as fatty fish, blueberries, nuts, and seeds. These foods are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients essential for brain health.

Brain-Boosting Salmon and Kale Salad

Ingredients

• 2 salmon fillets
• 1 bunch of kale, washed and chopped
• 1 avocado, diced
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Optional: fresh dill or parsley for garnish

Instructions

Prepare the salmon:

• Preheat your grill or oven to 375°F (190°C).
• Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
• Place the salmon on the grill or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Grill or bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked and flakes easily with a fork. Set aside to cool slightly.

Massage the kale:

• Add the chopped kale to a large bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt.
• Massage the kale with your hands for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes tender and slightly wilted.

Prepare the dressing:

• In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Assemble the salad:

• Add the cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and walnuts to the massaged kale. Toss to combine.
• Flake the salmon into large pieces and gently mix into the salad.

Dress the salad:

• Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all ingredients.

Serve:

• Transfer the salad to serving plates. Garnish with fresh dill or parsley if desired.


Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 2 Servings

Per Serving: 700 calories, 50g fat, 26g carbohydrates, 40g protein, 6g sugar, 9g fiber


This recipe is packed with omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon, which are excellent for brain health, along with antioxidants and vitamins from the kale, avocado, and tomatoes. 

This recipe is perfect for a light, refreshing, nutritious summer meal.

By incorporating these activities and habits into my summer routine, I can keep my mind sharp and enjoy a mentally stimulating season.

Until next time…

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Is The Key to Better Gut Health Digestive Enzymes?

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older couple having a meal together

Have you ever wondered why you sometimes feel sluggish, bloated, cramped, or tired after a meal? 

A lot of that has to do with how your body breaks down the food you eat

That’s where digestive enzymes come in. 

Let’s dive into this fascinating world of enzymes and their role in our digestive health.

What are Digestive Enzymes? 

Digestive enzymes are proteins the body produces to help break down food into nutrients that can be absorbed and utilized. You can also get digestive enzymes through external sources like food and supplements

Enzymes are essential for the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. 

Many digestive enzymes are naturally produced by various parts of our digestive systems, including the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and small intestine.

From the moment a piece of food touches your tongue until it leaves your body, enzymes work to help us absorb all the nutrients we can from it. 

The 3 Main Types of Digestive Enzymes

Let’s briefly get into the science to shed some light on how digestive enzymes work and where they come from.  

1. Amylase

Amylase breaks down carbohydrates into sugars. These sugars are the primary source of energy for our cells, fueling various physical and mental activities. Amylase is found in saliva and pancreatic juice.

2. Protease

Protease breaks down proteins into amino acids. Amino acids are essential for repairing tissues, supporting immune function, and facilitating numerous metabolic processes in the body. Protease is found in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine.

3. Lipase

Lipase breaks down fats into fatty acids and glycerol. Glycerol is essential for energy production, metabolism, hydration, and various physiological functions contributing to overall health. Lipase is produced by the pancreas and released into the small intestine.

When all your digestive enzymes function properly, you get several real-life benefits, including improved digestion, enhanced nutrient absorption, and better gut health. 

Digestive enzymes help reduce bloating, gas, and indigestion by properly breaking down food. They also enhance the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients from food, contributing to overall health. 

Additionally, digestive enzymes support a healthy gut microbiome by preventing undigested food particles from causing inflammation or bacterial overgrowth.

Sometimes, however, the enzymes in our bodies don’t work correctly; we simply lack enough of them, or our bodies may slow down their production as we age.

And this leads to problems. 

How Can You Tell if You’re Enzyme Deficient?

Early detection of enzyme deficiency is key to maintaining your digestive health. A deficiency involves recognizing specific symptoms and sometimes undergoing medical testing. 

Common symptoms of enzyme deficiency include:

• Frequent digestive discomfort such as bloating, gas, and abdominal pain
• Malabsorption, a condition that prevents the absorption of nutrients through the small intestine and could include frequent diarrhea
• Unintentional weight loss is also an indicator 

Additionally, nutritional deficiencies caused by poor digestion may produce symptoms like fatigue, weakness, hair loss, and skin issues. 

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Specific food intolerances, such as difficulty digesting dairy products (lactose intolerance) or digestive issues when consuming gluten-containing foods, can also suggest enzyme deficiencies.

Additionally, medical tests can identify enzyme deficiencies through: 

• Stool tests (measuring fat and undigested food)
• Blood tests (checking nutrient levels and antibodies)
• Breath tests (measuring hydrogen for lactose intolerance)
• Direct enzyme testing (assessing pancreatic function)

If enzyme deficiency is suspected, it is crucial to consult a gastroenterologist. They can evaluate your medical history, conduct exams, and order tests. 

How to Manage an Enzyme Deficiency

If you’re showing signs of enzyme deficiency, there are a few steps you can take to get yourself back in tip-top shape. 

Of course, it’s imperative that you speak with a healthcare professional first. 

But in general, here’s how you can deal with this issue. 

Manage Underlying Conditions

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Sometimes, an enzyme deficiency might be due to underlying health issues. This is the #1 reason you should speak to your doctor. 

Monitoring your symptoms and seeking professional guidance are essential steps in effectively managing and treating enzyme deficiencies.

If you’re diagnosed with an enzyme deficiency, your treatment options may include one or both of these additional measures. 

Dietary Adjustments

A woman prepping her healthy lunch

One approach to managing digestive enzyme issues is to avoid certain foods that can exacerbate your symptoms. This might include dairy, gluten, or high-fat foods that your body struggles to break down effectively. 

Avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms allows your digestive system to heal and function more efficiently. Over time, this can lead to fewer digestive issues, improved nutrient absorption, and overall better health.

However, while this can improve digestive health and reduce discomfort, it’s not always the most enjoyable path.

Let’s face it: Missing out on your favorite foods can feel like a real drag. Who wants to pass on an Italian dinner or a creamy ice cream sundae? Social gatherings, dining out, and even everyday meals can become a challenge when you have to think about what you can and can’t eat constantly.

But you’re in luck because there’s another step you can take. 

Digestive Enzyme Supplements

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Incredible Digestive Enzymes is a blend of 18 multi-functioning enzymes specially formulated to help you digest your food the way your body was meant to. 

Additionally, Incredible Digestive Enzymes addresses all food groups with one unique blend of enzymes to help put you back on track with ease and comfort.*

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Wake Up With This Refreshing Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

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mature woman full of energy drinking healthy fruit smoothie and holding toast with avocado, Healthy nutritious breakfast concept

Summer days are here, and with them, warmer temperatures. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t always wake up with the best appetite. This is especially true in summer due to the warmer weather.  

On days I’m not feeling a big appetite, I love to whip up a smoothie to help start my day off on the right foot

There’s something about the refreshing coolness and the pop of fresh fruits that just puts a bounce in my step. 

I’ve been playing around with some different smoothie recipes, and this one is my absolute favorite. 

I call it the “Sunrise Smoothie” because it provides a boost of energy for my mornings.  

Here are the ingredients and steps to make it yourself. 

Pssst—do you notice anything about the ingredients…? I’ll reveal their secret below, but see if you can guess first.

Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen blueberries – Rich in antioxidants.

1 banana – Offers natural sweetness and potassium.

1/2 cup spinach – High in magnesium and vitamin E.

1 small carrot,  chopped – Adds beta-carotene and vitamins.

1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds – Provides omega-3 fatty acids.

1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated – Supports digestion.

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt – Adds creaminess and protein.

1 tablespoon almond butter – A good source of vitamin E and magnesium.

1/2 cup almond milk or orange juice – Use almond milk for a creamier texture or orange juice for added vitamin C.

Ice cubes – Depending on your desired thickness.

Optional: Honey or agave syrup – To taste, if additional sweetness is needed.

Instructions:

1. Prepare ingredients: Ensure all fruits and vegetables are thoroughly washed and prepared.

2. Blend the smoothie: Place the blueberries, banana, spinach, carrot, and flaxseeds into a blender. Add the grated ginger, Greek yogurt, and almond butter. Pour in the almond milk or orange juice and add a handful of ice cubes.

3. Process until smooth: Blend on high until all ingredients are fully combined, and the smoothie is creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add a bit more almond milk or orange juice.

4. Taste and adjust: Sample the smoothie and adjust the sweetness with honey or agave syrup, if desired.

Serve and enjoy: Pour the smoothie into glasses, optionally garnish with a few blueberries or a sprinkle of turmeric on top, and enjoy a nutrient-packed start to your day.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size: 1 / Calories: 350-400 / Fat: 15g / Protein: 15g / Carbohydrates: 45g / Sugar: 20g / Fiber: 10g

So there you have it: a powerful (and delicious) way to start your day. 

Did you figure out the secret that’s contained in the list of ingredients? 

It’s OK if you didn’t; it was a tricky one…

Many of the ingredients in the Sunrise Smoothie recipe are beneficial for your nerve health

For example: 

Foods high in antioxidants can help protect nerves by reducing oxidative stress. Blueberries, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds are excellent sources.

Magnesium helps regulate nerve function and is found in foods such as almonds, spinach, and certain types of seeds. 

Omega-3 fatty acids—which can be found in flaxseed—are vital for the maintenance of nerve cell membranes.

Sunrise Smoothie recipe card

For Your Nerve Health

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It’s generally not something most people think about every day, but it’s important to take action to protect your nerve health

Because although it’s a normal part of the aging process, nerve discomfort caused by cellular degeneration is no fun. I hear stories from our Stonehenge Health community all the time describing their issues with nerve discomfort: 

Feeling tingling sensations or as if pins and needles are pricking the skin, typically in the hands or feet…

Noticing a loss of sensation or numbness, particularly in the extremities, which can be hazardous as it may affect the ability to detect pain or temperature changes…

Experiencing sharp, burning, or throbbing discomfort that can occur suddenly and severely or persist as a chronic condition…

Getting essential nutrients to support your nerves is important, but it’s a challenge. 

If you’re trying to get all the necessary vitamins and nutrients you need to support nerve health from your food, it’s going to be an uphill battle…

Researching different food sources, planning meals, and calculating specific serving sizes to get a sufficient amount of nutrients to support your nervous system just isn’t realistic. 

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20-Minute Savory Mushroom Pâté Recipe: The Star Appetizer of Your Next BBQ

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Family having lunch at summer garden party.

“Can you bring an appetizer?”

If you have a dinner party or a barbecue coming up, we have a dish you can bring that will seriously ‘wow’ your friends. 

If you bring chips and salsa, your friends will be grateful, and it’ll probably get eaten. 

If you bring this mushroom pâté, there will be a line at the appetizer table, and you will become a legend. 

This is a vegetarian version of the classic pâté and makes for a rich and flavorful spread that’s perfect for appetizers or as part of a sophisticated meal.

It’s not only delicious, but the mushrooms in this recipe contain several health benefits your friends and family will appreciate. 

Mushrooms like shitake, portobello, and cremini are low in calories, making them a great weight management choice. 

They also provide valuable nutrients such as B vitamins, which are essential for energy metabolism and brain health, and minerals like selenium, which is important for thyroid function and has antioxidant properties.

Additionally, mushrooms labeled “fortified” have been exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light, which provides them with vitamin D—a crucial nutrient for bone health and immune function.

You can feel confident knowing this recipe is not only tasty but also supports a healthy, balanced diet with a range of nutrients. 

This pâté is an elegant and flavorful choice that can impress as a part of a charcuterie board or a gourmet appetizer. Its rich, umami-packed flavor profile makes it a delightful alternative to meat-based pâtés.

And best of all… 

It’s easy to make!

Mushroom Pâté

Ingredients:

• 1 pound mixed mushrooms (shiitake, portobello, cremini), finely chopped

• 1 shallot, minced

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 cup unsalted butter (consider subbing 3 tsp of olive oil for a healthy alternative) 

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine

• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

• 1/3 cup low-fat cream cheese, softened (consider subbing ⅓ cup silken tofu for a healthy alternative)

• Salt and freshly ground black pepper

• Toasted bread, crackers, or vegetable sticks for serving

Instructions:

1. Cook the mushrooms: Heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the shallot and garlic, and sauté until soft and translucent. Add the mushrooms and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook until the mushrooms are golden brown and all their liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally.

2. Deglaze and season: Add the dry sherry or white wine to the skillet, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in the thyme and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

3. Blend the pâté: Transfer the mushroom mixture to a food processor. Add the parsley, Dijon mustard, and cream cheese. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Chill: Transfer the pâté to a serving bowl or mold. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld and the pâté to firm up.

5. Serve: Serve the mushroom pâté chilled with toasted bread, crackers, or a selection of vegetable sticks for dipping.

Nutritional Info:

Servings: Approximately 10

• Serving size: 2-3 tablespoons

• Calories per serving: 80 kcal

• Fat per serving: 7 grams

• Protein per serving: 2 grams

• Carbohydrates per serving: 3 grams

• Sugars per serving: 1 gram

• Fiber per serving: .5 gram

Mushroom pate recipe card

This unique recipe is guaranteed to impress your friends. Be prepared for a lot of questions about the recipe, and feel free to share this link. 

Or keep it a secret; it’s up to you.

Functional Mushrooms for Healthy Stress Response

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Do parties, BBQs, or other social gatherings ever give you anxiety? 

Party anxiety is pretty common, but it can turn what’s supposed to be a pleasant time among family and friends into something that you dread. 

Dynamic Mushrooms from Stonehenge Health harnesses the natural power of adaptogenic mushrooms to address stress and anxiety.* 

Adaptogenic mushrooms are types of fungi known for their ability to help the body adapt to and resist different physical and mental stressors. In other words, they can help your body cope with stress and anxiety, which is why they’re a key ingredient in Dynamic Mushrooms. It’s important to note that these are not the mushrooms you’ll find in this pâté or at the supermarket.

This blend contains four renowned types of mushrooms—Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Maitake, and Reishi—each known for their health-promoting properties.*

Lion’s Mane is celebrated for its potential to support brain health and cognitive function.* This can be particularly beneficial for managing stress, as it may help improve focus and mental clarity, making it easier to navigate stressful situations.* 

Reishi is widely used in traditional medicine for its calming properties and is believed to help enhance sleep quality and reduce anxiety, providing a more relaxed state of mind.*

But there’s more. 

Chaga and Maitake also help your body and mind better adapt to stressful situations, so you feel zen-like calmness.*

Chaga is known for its antioxidant properties, which can combat oxidative stress—a physiological stressor.*

Maitake has been noted for its potential to support overall immunity, which can be compromised by chronic stress and anxiety.*

By combining these powerful mushrooms, Dynamic Mushrooms aims to offer a natural, holistic approach to managing stress and promoting a sense of well-being, helping users maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle amidst their daily challenges. Why not give it a try and see how it can help you?


Recipe Sure to Impress: Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata (Easy to Make!)

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Senior elderly couple standing in kitchen at house feeling happy

Brunch season is nearly here. 

There’s just something about a warm Spring morning that makes you want to call your friends, whip some eggs, and enjoy a leisurely brunch with some good conversation. 

And with restaurant prices the way they are now, why not cook at home? 

This menu takes advantage of fresh spring produce and combines healthy ingredients with vibrant flavors and colors, making it perfect for impressing your friends at a Spring brunch. 

Let’s dig in.

Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata

A fresh taste of Spring with a creamy goat cheese finish that your friends and family will love…

Ingredients:

– 8 large eggs

– 1/2 cup milk

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

– 1 cup asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

– 1 cup fresh peas (or frozen if fresh aren’t available)

– 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

– 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

– Fresh herbs (such as chives, parsley, or basil), for garnish

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

3. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add leek and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.

4. Add asparagus and peas, and cook for another 3-4 minutes until they are just tender.

5. Reduce heat to low and pour the egg mixture over the vegetables. Cook for a couple of minutes until the eggs start to set at the edges.

6. Sprinkle halved cherry tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese over the top.

7. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the frittata is set and golden on top.

8. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata

Bonus: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Put your main course over the top with this sweet salad on the side. A healthy substitute for pancakes.

Ingredients:

– 5 cups fresh spinach leaves

– 1 cup strawberries, sliced

– 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted

– 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

– 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions:

1. In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, sliced strawberries, and toasted walnuts.

2. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss gently to combine.

3. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the top just before serving.

4. Optional: Serve the frittata and salad with a selection of artisan breads or croissants and a refreshing beverage like cucumber water for a complete and impressive brunch spread.

Enjoy!

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Enhance Your Brunch Experience with Incredible Digestive Enzymes

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To fully enjoy the delightful flavors of Spring without any digestive discomfort, consider incorporating Stonehenge Health’s Incredible Digestive Enzymes into your mealtime routine.* 

These enzymes are expertly formulated to aid in the digestion of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and plant fibers, ensuring you can savor every bite of your brunch with ease and comfort.*

Why Choose Stonehenge Health’s Incredible Digestive Enzymes?

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When you indulge in a meal that’s as rich and diverse in ingredients as these recipes, your digestive system might need a little extra help. 

Our Incredible Digestive Enzymes provide that support, optimizing nutrient absorption and reducing the likelihood of bloating or discomfort often associated with meals that include dairy and complex fibers.* 

It can be taken daily to make a noticeable difference, allowing you to focus on the joy of your gathering without the worry of digestive issues.

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Springtime Harvest Salad Recipe: Taking Advantage of What’s In Season

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Happy Senior Couple Making Salad Together Cutting Vegetables And Dressing Dish In Kitchen. Elderly Spouses Cooking Dinner At Home. Modern Retirement Lifestyle And Healthy Nutrition Concept

Spring is a wonderful time for embracing the freshness of the season with a variety of in-season produce that can make any salad vibrant, flavorful, and nutritious. 

This Springtime Harvest Salad captures the essence of this time of year, with each ingredient contributing its peak season flavor and texture. It’s perfect as a refreshing lunch or a beautiful side to accompany any spring meal. 

In-season veggies are at their nutritional best, providing higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants and taste better due to natural ripening processes. 

Additionally, seasonal fruits and vegetables tend to be more affordable due to their abundance. This practice encourages a varied diet, enriching your meals with different nutrients throughout the year. Furthermore, it connects you more closely with nature’s cycles, promoting a mindful understanding of food sources. 

Overall, choosing seasonal produce is a healthier, tastier, and more eco-friendly choice that supports local communities.

Here’s a salad recipe that highlights the best of what the season has to offer.

Springtime Harvest Salad

Salad Ingredients:

Mixed baby greens: A blend of baby spinach, arugula, and baby kale offers a perfect base; tender and packed with nutrients.

Fresh strawberries: Their sweet juiciness adds a burst of flavor and color.

Radishes: Thinly sliced for a crisp, peppery crunch.

English cucumbers: For a fresh, hydrating bite.

Avocado: Sliced for creamy richness, adding a lovely contrast to the crisp ingredients.

Goat cheese: Crumbled for a tangy, creamy element.

Toasted almonds: For a nutty crunch.

Edible flowers (optional): Such as violets or pansies, for garnishing, adding beauty and a slight floral note.

Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients:

– 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

– 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

– 1 teaspoon honey

– Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined. Adjust seasoning to taste. Set aside.

2. Toast the almonds: In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds, stirring frequently, until they’re golden and fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool.

3. Assemble the salad: In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed baby greens, sliced strawberries, thinly sliced radishes, sliced cucumbers, and sliced avocado.

4. Add cheese and nuts: Sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese and toasted almonds over the top of the salad.

5. Dress the salad: Drizzle the prepared honey-Dijon vinaigrette over the salad, tossing gently to ensure everything is evenly coated.

6. Garnish and serve: If using, garnish with edible flowers for an extra touch of spring. Serve immediately, offering additional dressing on the side if desired.

This Springtime Harvest Salad captures the essence of this time of year. It’s perfect as a refreshing lunch or a beautiful side to accompany any spring meal.

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A Boost for Your Immune System

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Eating seasonal vegetables is not only a delight for your taste buds but also a boon for your health, offering peak nutritional benefits and essential vitamins and antioxidants that are crucial for maintaining a strong immune system. 

However, for an added boost, consider incorporating the Dynamic Immunity supplement into your daily routine. 

This supplement is designed to complement a healthy lifestyle by providing additional support to the immune system, ensuring it functions at its best year-round.

With natural ingredients geared towards enhancing your body’s defenses, Dynamic Immunity is a valuable ally in your wellness regimen, alongside the nutritious benefits of eating seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Choline: The Super Nutrient for Boosting Brain, Heart, and Liver Health

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Older couple smiling together at breakfast outside

Imagine unlocking a secret ingredient that powers up your brain, supports your heart, and keeps your liver in top shape. 

Often flying under the radar, choline is the unsung hero in the quest for optimal health, as it performs critical roles that keep your body and mind in peak condition. 

Choline is your go-to ally whether you’re aiming to boost your cognitive prowess, ensure your heart beats strong, or keep your liver clean. 

Let’s explore the wonders of choline together.

What is Choline?

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Choline is a nutrient that’s vital for many aspects of your health. 

It’s a building block that your body needs to perform a bunch of important tasks. Think of it as a helper that does a few critical jobs for your: 

• Brain

• Liver

• Heart

• Muscles

To help you visualize the effect of choline, imagine your body as a city with constant construction projects. 

Choline is like the building materials needed at the construction sites to build successful projects. 

Just like a city needs these materials to build and repair buildings, your body needs choline to build and maintain important parts of your body, especially your brain.

Choline helps throughout the body. Let’s take a look at all the places you’ll find benefits…

7 Benefits Choline Has On Your Health

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If you don’t get enough choline, your body may experience a variety of issues because choline is involved in so many critical functions. When you get the ideal amount, choline works wonders for your body and mind. 

1. Helps your brain work better: Choline is like food for your brain. It helps with learning and remembering things, for a better mood, and controlling muscles.2 It’s important to keep your brain sharp as you get older, and choline can help.

2. Keeps your liver healthy: Choline helps stop fat from piling up in your liver, which can help your liver stay clean and work smoothly.

3. Boosts your metabolism: Choline is involved in how your body uses fats, which helps keep your metabolism going strong. This means your body can use food better and keep you feeling energetic.

4. Good for your heart: Choline helps manage certain fat levels in your blood, supporting a healthy heart.

5. Supports muscle movement: Choline is important for muscle control, making sure they can move and respond the way you want them to, which is crucial for everything from walking to lifting things.

6. Keeps cell walls strong: Choline helps build the walls of your cells, protecting and organizing cell contents properly. It’s like ensuring each cell has a strong house to live in.

7. Can make you feel happier: Choline, which is involved in making brain chemicals that control mood, might help improve your mood. 2 Research suggests that Choline helps you keep spirits high and maintain a balanced mood.

Your liver produces a small amount of choline, but not enough. Since your body doesn’t make sufficient choline for optimal health, eating foods rich in choline or taking choline supplements is a good way to ensure you’re getting enough.

9 Ways To Get Choline

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Choline can be found in a variety of foods, both animal and plant-based, as well as supplements. Here are 9 different sources that can help you meet your daily choline requirements:

1. Eggs: The yolk of an egg is particularly high in choline. One large egg can provide about 147 mg of choline, making eggs one of the best sources of this nutrient.

2. Meat: Various types of meat, including beef, pork, and chicken, contain good amounts of choline. For example, a 3-ounce serving of chicken breast provides about 72 mg of choline.

3. Fish: Fatty fish like salmon are good sources of choline. A 3-ounce serving of salmon can offer about 56 mg of choline.

4. Dairy: Milk, yogurt, and cheese contain choline in smaller amounts. For instance, a cup of milk has about 38 mg of choline.

5. Legumes: Certain legumes (beans), such as kidney beans and soybeans, are good plant-based sources of choline. A cup of cooked soybeans provides about 107 mg of choline.

6. Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds, especially peanuts and sunflower seeds, contain choline. A quarter cup of peanuts provides about 24 mg of choline.

7. Vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower are decent sources of choline. For example, a cup of cooked Brussels sprouts has about 63 mg of choline.

8. Whole grains: Quinoa, wheat germ, and brown rice provide small amounts of choline as well.

9. Dynamic Brain: With a blend of 40 brain health ingredients, including nootropics such as Huperzine A, Bacopa Extract, DHA, and Phosphatidylserine – Dynamic Brain is designed to support your brain’s cognitive ability.*

Unleash your brain’s full potential with Stonehenge Health’s Dynamic Brain, the ultimate cognitive support supplement designed to enhance memory, focus, and mental clarity.* 

Our carefully formulated blend of 40 powerful brain health ingredients, including choline and nootropics like Huperzine A, Bacopa Extract, DHA, and Phosphatidylserine, works synergistically to support optimal brain function and cognitive agility.* 

Whether you’re navigating the stressful demands of a hectic lifestyle, aiming to boost your productivity, or seeking to protect your brain health for years to come, Dynamic Brain offers a scientifically backed solution rich in choline and 39 other brain health ingredients.* 

Join the thousands of satisfied customers who have already experienced the transformative benefits of Dynamic Brain—a sharper, more focused mind is just a supplement away.*


Sources:
1. 1 – ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Choline-Consumer/
2- pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19656836/

Craving quality sleep? Eat this, not that.

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mature woman stretching and waking up from bed

Do you ever lie awake at night, tossing and turning, without the faintest idea of why? 

Stress and anxiety are well-known sleep disrupters, but did you know the food you eat can increase the stress hormones in your body and mind? 

Foods can significantly influence your sleep quality due to their nutritional content and how they affect your body’s hormones and neurotransmitters. Some foods can promote relaxation and help you fall asleep more easily, while others can disrupt sleep patterns. 

Let’s take a closer look at some foods that are known to increase your chances of a good night’s sleep. 

8 Foods that help you sleep

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Stock up on these eight types of food—most of which are both healthy and delicious—and incorporate them into your meal schedule if you’re looking to improve your sleep

1. Almonds and walnuts: These nuts contain melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep, and magnesium, which may improve sleep quality by reducing inflammation and stress levels.

2. Turkey and chicken: High in tryptophan, an amino acid that increases the production of serotonin, which is your body’s natural “feel-good” chemical that helps regulate mood, anxiety, and happiness. The tryptophan is then converted to melatonin in the brain. Tryptophan is the reason you feel so sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner. 

3. Cherries and cherry juice: Another one of the few natural food sources of melatonin, which can help regulate sleep cycles.

4. Fatty fish (salmon, trout, mackerel): Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which have been shown to increase serotonin production, supporting a healthy sleep cycle.

5. Milk and dairy products: Many of these foods contain tryptophan and calcium. Calcium helps the brain use the tryptophan to manufacture melatonin.

6. Kiwi: High in antioxidants and serotonin, which may help improve sleep onset, duration, and quality. Plus, they’re delicious and make a great healthy dessert. 

7. Bananas: Provide magnesium and potassium, which help relax muscles and nerves, and contain tryptophan.

8. Oats: A source of melatonin and complex carbohydrates, which can help more tryptophan get into the brain.

Do you notice anything in common among these foods? Tryptophan and melatonin are your best friends when you’re trying to fall asleep.

5 Foods that may disrupt sleep

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On the other hand, the food you eat can also affect your ability to fall and stay asleep. Here are five foods you should avoid. 

1. Caffeinated foods and beverages (coffee, tea, chocolate): No surprise here—caffeine can block sleep-inducing chemicals in the brain and increase adrenaline production. Your body needs roughly 10-12 hours to rid itself of the effects of caffeine fully, so plan accordingly. 

2. Spicy foods: These can cause heartburn or indigestion, making it harder to fall asleep. There are few things worse than a poor night’s sleep on top of stomach pain and indigestion.

3. High-fat and fried foods: Digesting these can be hard on the body and take longer to digest, potentially leading to discomfort and disrupted sleep.

4. High-sugar foods and heavy meals: Eating big or sugary meals too close to bedtime can lead to spikes in blood sugar, potentially causing wakefulness at night.

5. Alcohol: While it may help you fall asleep faster, alcohol reduces REM sleep, which is considered the most restorative phase of sleep. In other words, you’ll get a lot less value out of your sleep with alcohol in your system. 

Unfortunately, there’s yet another way food can disturb your sleep!

When is mealtime?

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The timing of your meal can also affect your sleep.

It’s not just the types of foods you eat that can negatively affect your sleep quality and overall health—the timing of when you eat can also be a factor. 

If you’re looking for better sleep, here are two eating habits you should avoid:

1. Eating late at night

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Eating late at night can shift your internal clock and disrupt the natural circadian rhythm (your internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle every 24 hours), making it harder to fall asleep at your usual time.

One reason is that late-night eating can affect the release of hormones like insulin and cortisol, which can influence one’s sleep-wake cycle. 

Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can lead to increased urination during the night, disrupting sleep. Conversely, low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can cause wakefulness or nightmares, also disrupting sleep.

Cortisol is your body’s main stress hormone; increasing these levels before bedtime can increase stress. 

Additionally, eating close to bedtime can lead to discomfort and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as lying down soon after eating can cause stomach acid to move up into the esophagus. GERD is a more severe form of heartburn.

2. Eating large meals before bed

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Large or supersized meals can overload your digestive system, making it hard for you to fall asleep or causing you to wake up during the night.

And, of course, if those foods are heavy or rich, they may cause bloating, gas, and discomfort, disrupting your sleep.

Set yourself up for optimal sleep

Stonehenge Health Dynamic Mushrooms

There are a few things you can do via your nutrition to increase your chances for a good night’s sleep. 

First, aim to have your dinner at least 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. Allowing space between your meal and bedtime gives enough time for digestion to occur and helps avoid discomfort or indigestion.

If you get a little hungry after dinner, opt for a light snack that won’t spike your blood sugar or cause digestion issues. Foods containing tryptophan, magnesium, or calcium (see the list above!) can promote sleep.

Eating your meals and snacks at consistent times every day can help regulate your body’s internal clock, improving your sleep cycle and overall health.

These actions all have one thing in common—they aim to reduce the stress inside your body. 

And there’s another thing you can do to help reduce stress…

Dynamic Mushrooms from Stonehenge Health is a powerful nootropic formulation designed to help support healthy cognitive function while also helping to support healthy stress response.* 

With a sophisticated blend of Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Chaga, Shiitake, and Maitake, Dynamic Mushrooms is your new secret weapon for taking control of your sleep.* 

Ready to explore the magical world of mushrooms?


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!


Spice Up Your Life: 6 Benefits of Taking Turmeric Daily

turmeric roots on wooden table
turmeric roots on wooden table

Isn’t it nice when a healthy habit comes easily to you? 

Eating delicious food, of course, is something we can all get behind. 

So, how do you combine a healthy habit and tasty food?

If you incorporate Turmeric into your life, you can not only add flavor to your dishes, but you can also enjoy various physical and mental health benefits.

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, widely used in cooking, particularly in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. However, its significance extends beyond culinary uses, and it has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its numerous health benefits.

6 Health Benefits of Turmeric

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There are so many benefits that Turmeric can bring you that adding it to your daily routine is a no-brainer. 

Let’s take a quick look at six key ways Turmeric can support your quest for optimal health.

1. Joint Health

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Turmeric, packed with bioactive curcuminoids, is renowned for its antioxidant benefits. Daily oxidative stress can wear out your joints. Antioxidants combat oxidative stress and support your vitality. 

Curcuminoids are the active compounds found in Turmeric, and they have the ability to support your joint and muscle health and contribute to overall well-being.

Many studies1 have shown that Turmeric curcumin can alleviate pain in the lower back, knees, hands, and wrists.* 

2. Brain Health

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Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric, can increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF),2 which can help support age-related decreases in brain function.* BDNF assists in encouraging neurons to create new connections and growth, which helps support cognitive abilities, mood, and mental well-being.

3. Heart Health

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Curcumin in Turmeric has also been shown to have beneficial effects on heart health.* Research suggests that curcumin may help improve the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels.3

4. Digestive Health

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Turmeric can help support digestive health by stimulating bile production.4 Bile helps your body break down your food faster, which can aid in reducing bloating and gas. 

5. Immunity Booster

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Curcumin has been shown to modulate the activation of different types of lymphocytes5 (such as T-cells and B-cells), which are all vital components of the immune system. 

For reference: 

T-Cells: A type of lymphocyte that plays a central role in cell-mediated immunity to kill infected or cancerous cells.

B-Cells: Another type of lymphocyte, B cells are responsible for producing antibodies that are used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens like viruses and bacteria.

In other words, a Turmeric curcumin supplement can help in creating an army of defense cells that aid in your immune response.*

6. Antioxidant Capacity

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Turmeric acts as a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals that can damage cellular structures and DNA.*

Note: Too many free radicals in your body can create oxidative stress, damaging important parts of your body like fats, proteins, and even DNA. 

Turmeric can also stimulate your body’s antioxidant mechanisms to help balance the amount of free radicals you have floating around inside you to safe levels.*

So, how do you get Turmeric into your life? 

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There are two easy ways to get more Turmeric into your body, —you can cook with it or take supplements. 

Enjoy Turmeric in Food

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Turmeric is not only great for you, but it has a unique taste that many people like. 

Turmeric offers a warm, bitter, and slightly peppery taste with earthy undertones. This complexity adds depth to dishes, enhancing the overall flavor profile without overwhelming other ingredients.

Check out a few recipes you can use to incorporate Turmeric into your diet: 

You Won’t Miss the Bun – 3 Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipes

Yummy Inflammation Fighting Turmeric Smoothie

Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes

The flavor is not for everyone, and with cooking, your results may be mixed. Curcumin constitutes a tiny portion of the average Turmeric powders commonly utilized in cooking.

If you’re not a huge fan of Turmeric’s flavor, it may not be practical to incorporate it into every meal. Eating it alone makes it improbable that you’ll get enough curcumin to reap its potential health advantages fully.

Take Turmeric Supplements

Dynamic Turmeric

If you’re looking for the ideal dose of Turmeric and the easiest way to ensure you’re getting enough without adding it to your daily meals…

Supplementation is a convenient way to hit your target—right down to the milligram. 

Dynamic Turmeric is an ideal choice if you want to maximize the beneficial values Turmeric can have in your life.

Never worry about measuring the proper dosage or fear an unpleasant taste. Through extensive research and testing, we’ve created a balanced formula that adds easy absorption and digestive comfort to our Turmeric supplement.* Plus, we don’t use fillers, binders, or synthetic ingredients of any kind. 

If you want to harness the powerful antioxidant, detoxifier, and mood-boosting power, Dynamic Turmeric is an easy choice to include in your daily routine.*

Are you ready to support your immune system, brain, digestive, and joint health?

 
See why Dynamic Turmeric is one of our most popular wellness products.


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1. healthline.com/health-news/Turmeric-may-be-as-effective-as-ibuprofen-for-relieving-arthritic-knee-pain-emb-2pm
2. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31279955/
3. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5310664/
4. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9100705/
5. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9738113/
6. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17569207/

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

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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 

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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

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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

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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.