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August 2006

Seeds To Change Newsletter



August 2006

Welcome to the Seeds To Change monthly newsletter - for you to enjoy and share with friends and family!

Please forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.

In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Mix it up
Quote of the Month – Safe harbor
Monthly Recipe – Italian Saute Swiss Chard
Monthly Article - Practice Safe Salad
Upcoming Workshops and Lectures – Sleep Issues
New at Seeds To Change
Group or Corporate Events
Initiate a Change

Nutrition Tip

Daikon Radish is an Asian vegetable. It looks like a large white carrot but tastes similar to our standard red radish. Very flavorful but a little less hot. Daikon is very healing – very good at breaking up congestion. It contains natural diuretics and digestive enzymes and is effective against bacterial and fungal infections. It’s available in most health food stores, Asian markets and in many large grocery stores.


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Quote of the Month

Life is a comedy; our mistake is that we live it as a tragedy. As quoted in a Thousand Paths to long life by David Baird.


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Monthly Recipe

Asian Gazpacho Serves 6 -8


1 small zucchini 1 / 2 cup chopped daikon

4 cups vegetable broth 1 / 3 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar

1 large red pepper, chopped 1 / 4 cup cilantro – freshly snipped

1 medium cucumber, chopped 1 T soy sauce

4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 1 / 2 t toasted sesame oil

1 stalk celery, chopped few dashes hot pepper sauce

1 / 2 cup enoki mushrooms (optional)


Cut zucchini in julienne strips. In Large bowl combine all ingredients (except mushrooms, if using). Cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight. To serve, ladle into bowls. Top with mushrooms, if desired.

From Better Homes and Gardens Farmers Market Cookbook


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Monthly Article

10 Thoughts on Whole Living


1. Make space for joy in your life; let it flow through you.


2. Life is at its most intriguing and mysterious when it’s in flux.


3. Love nourishes your soul; passion ignites it.


4. Don’t just shield your body from harm; protect and strengthen it from the inside out.


5. Take pleasure in others’ happiness, as it will augment your own.


6. Let spring breathe new life into your home


7. Pain accumulates over time; healing requires patience – and a soft touch.


8. Nurture your personal power; it’s the source of your will.


9. Create something; anything.


10. Get excited about the process, not just the outcome.

As printed in Body and Soul Magazine – June 2006


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Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

A group program – series of interactive workshops


The Summer’s Over – Let’s get Back to Reality

Clean Up Your Diet (and life) and Get With It!


The goals of this workshop will be to:


         create easy transitional changes to your diet

         give you more energy, clarity

         assist you in losing weight (if you want to)

         develop an easily maintainable exercise plan

         work with stress management tools


Does your diet need a little (or a lot) of “tweaking?”


Learn how to make healthier choices that work best for you -- For YOUR BODY and your BUSY LIFESTYLE. You’ll have more energy, focus and lose some weight (if you’d like to) as well. There are many other factors in our lives that affect the food we eat and visa versa. As such, we’ll also work on some lifestyle issues -- things like stress management, sleep (how to get to sleep, stay asleep or get restful sleep) and exercise. This course will take place in four workshops. You’ll leave each workshop with a set of recommendations (via a follow up email) to implement as well as various articles, recipes, food samples, audio references and other healthy living tools.


The four sessions will be held via teleconference from 6:30 – 8:30 PM ESTon the following dates: September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25 (note, all are Wednesdays)


The cost for the series (and all the goodies) is only $199.



No-Charge Teleclass


Candida – Candida is a very prevalent in today’s life – it is a yeast and/or parasite infection that is rampant throughout the body. It can create a myriad of symptoms including – sugar cravings, agitation, irritability, scatteredness, inflammation and many others. During this call we’ll discuss these symptoms in greater detail, as well as some of the causes of Candida and what you can do to gain control. This class will be held via teleconference on Thursday, September 7 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM EST. To register for this event email After registering you will receive call-in information.



A Workshop at New Age Health Spa


Enjoy the tranquil surroundings, wonderful food and lots of healthy activities—yoga, hiking, swimming and much more at New Age Health Spa. For further information and reservations see their website: I will be presenting a weekend workshop the Weekend of September 1/2. Below are the details.


Getting to Balance – A Weekend Workshop


We all can use more balance in our life. Learn how to create balance within your own life by looking at key areas – food, sleep, relationships, relaxation, exercise and goal setting. We’ll discuss how all of these areas are inter-related and therefore have direct cause and effect on one another. This workshop will give you insight into these various aspects and give you tools and suggestions to keep them all “in the air”. Friday night’s session will be an informative lecture; Saturday morning’s session will be a hands-on interactive workshop.



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New at Seeds To Change

It’s been a busy summer!


Check out my new website. It is chock full information and resources.


Just released – I have introduced a line of nutrition and lifestyle lectures on CD. Topics include:: Fasting and Cleansing, Eat for Balance and Energy, Eat Out Healthily and Still Have Fun, Sugar: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Healthy Weight Loss, Your Nutrition Questions Answered, Get out of Your Head: How To Stop the Chatter, and an Introduction to Meditation They are informative, interesting and even a little entertaining! To order go to


A weekly show hosted by me! On It’s an hour long show on the Internet. For details go the website – click on programming and look for the show called “Seeds To Change.” Each week we’ll cover a different nutrition/health topic, sometimes including guests. Tune in Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays at 5 PM and 1 AM (EST). Any ideas for shows are welcome – just email


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Group or Corporate Events

Do you have a group or company event that needs a theme, motivation or speaker? I am filling in my spring schedule. Some topics include -- Eating for Balance and Energy, Eating Out Healthily, Get Out of Your Head – How to stop that Chatter and many others. If you are interested please contact me to discuss topics, dates and fees. I am booking my fall and pre-holiday schedule now.


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Initiate a Change

Are your health concerns impeding you from living life fully? Do you want to change your relationship with food from the inside out? Are you seeking deep seeded balance and wellness?


I would eagerly welcome the opportunity to work with you on a personal level. We can work together privately to create a customized life-long plan for you AND create the steps to incorporate those changes into your existing routines.


Through my counseling services I help people create and maintain balance in their life by using nutrition as a focus and a tool.  To do this I look at the entire lifestyle of an individual to achieve maximum health.  This is accomplished through education and private consultations where an individualized program is developed for each client.  These consultations include evaluating the client’s current diet and overall lifestyle and then making easily implemented, gradual changes.  Additionally, they receive outside information in the form of articles, books, tapes and recipes.  Also included are additional monthly forms of education and participation -- activities like cooking coaching, health food store shopping hints, light exercising functions and other activities. My practice is telephone based, allowing for maximum flexibility and ease.


To schedule an initial consultation contact me today at or (917) 213-9305.


By starting today, you will; Create action NOW



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