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November 2006

Seeds To Change Newsletter



November 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 – Cranberries
Quote of the Month – Contentment
Monthly Recipe – REAL Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Monthly Article – Water
Upcoming Workshops and Lectures – Maintaining Balance Through Transition, Healthy Holidays Series
New at Seeds To Change
Group or Corporate Events
Initiate a Change

Nutrition Tip

Cranberries have been found to help a variety of health aliments.  They are excellent for clearing urinary track bacteria helping to heal or ward off infections. One study found participants who drank it regularly saw their HDL a.k.a. “good” cholesterol levels increase.  They are high in anti oxidants – helping to inhibit growth of cancer cells.  Another study showed they may help with the prevention of heart disease and relax blood vessels in people with hardening of the arteries.  They may have the power to protect brain cells against post-stroke damage.  Tis the season – enjoy them!


Note: they do contain oxalic acid, so if you are prone to kidneys stones, moderation is important.


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Quote of the Month

Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of what you already have.



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Monthly Recipe

REAL Spiced Cranberry Sauce

A nice change from that rolly-polly jellied stuff that comes in a can and has TONS of sugar.


1 bag cranberries, washed and picked over

2 oranges, peeled and cut in pieces

1 / 4 cup raisins or currants

1 t cinnamon

1 / 4 t cloves

Stevia, honey or maple syrup to taste


Put all ingredients in food processor and pulse until everything is coarsely chopped. 


Best made a day ahead of time.  Also freezes well so make a big batch while cranberries are available and enjoy through the year.

Variation: try adding 1 /2 cup chopped walnuts.


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Monthly Article


By Brenda Jaeck


We have all heard we need to drink 8 glasses of water a day.  Why?  Water serves so many purposes in the body.


Keeps us moving.  Water helps to distribute nutrients throughout the body. It also facilities the elimination of toxins in the form of urine, sweat and bowel movements.  Think about constipation, it is dryness, lack of water.  Increasing water consumption often drastically improves elimination functions.


Keeps Us Energized – Water gives us energy.  Think about a houseplant that you forgot to water, how dreary and wilted it looks.  When you water it, it perks back up almost immediately.  Our bodies are the same.  If we don’t drink enough water, we’ll be droopy too, low in energy, fatigued.  Sometimes sugar cravings act as the body’s way to fix the low energy created by lack of water.


Other problems associated with lack of water include: diabetes, heart disease, migraines, allergies, arthritis, back pain, joint issues, kidney stones, various forms of cancer, PMS and menopause issues and many others.


Why water and not tea, coffee or juice? Other beverages contain fluid, but unlike water they also contain SOEMTHING for the body to digest and/or eliminate, whether it is caffeine, alcohol or calories.  Water is the only beverage that provides simply hydration, without creating another process for the body to complete.


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Upcoming Workshops and Lectures



Maintaining Balance While Going Through a Transition– Tuesday, November 14  7 PM EST

Going through a change? – new job, divorce, just moved, would like to change careers, or even the weather.  These can all be stressful and unnerving times.  Learn how making simple food and lifestyle choices can help t keep you in balance and provide a support system.  Cost $24.

Healthy Holidays Series – 4 Mondays at 7 PM EST– starting Nov 20

Do you know the average person gains 10 – 15 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years, spends more money than they have and often needs a vacation after the holidays of dealing with the parties, family, food and money?  THIS is the year it can be different.


Through a series of classes we’ll learn how to gain control this year – you’ll enjoy the holidays and still be healthy at the end (maybe even healthier!)  This four-part series will be held on Mondays, starting November 20 (in time to begin before the mayhem sets in!)  Join me for one call or all of them.  See special pricing on the website – the more you chose to attend, the lower the cost per call.


Tips for making healthy food choices at events -       

     Monday, November 20

            Tips for not over spending – your money or your

                 time - Monday, November 27

            Tips for staying sane, healthy, and unfrazzled this

                 time - Monday  December 4

            Creating Healthy Choices - Monday December 11


For a description of each class go to   

All teleclasses will be one hour in length with a question and answer period following. Can’t make that time?  Sign up anyway as anyone who signs up will receive the notes from the call via email as well as the ability to download a recording of the call.  This way you can listen to the call again or tune it when it is more convenient for you. 

To register, call or email me or go to my website:   You will receive call-in information after registering.


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New at Seeds To Change

Holiday shopping with ease – what about a Seeds To Change gift certificate?– you can purchase them in any denomination – for an initial consultation, individual or group programs, telelclasses or audio CDS.


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


Newly 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 January – March schedule now. For more information go to:



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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 learn more to go


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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