Personal Notes: It’s coming up on the season of
vacations. Where will you go? How will you decide where to go? I am in this mode myself – deciding
where I will take a break from it all. I travel often; sometimes this means
“schlepping” into the city for a day, sometimes it means escaping
to the Catskills to work at a resort spa and sometimes it means visiting
friends and/or lecturing on the west coast.
However, this type of traveling is NOT taking a break from it
all. As a friend of mine often says
– Wherever you go --- there you are.
As such, it is important to choose a place where you can mix things up
a bit – maybe you can even learn something along the way. Sometimes, it is even good to just be while
on vacation. You know -- sit in a
chair and do nothing or read or people watch.
some more ideas? Listen to my radio
show where I interview Stephanie Paradise, owner of New Age Health Spa
– we discuss this exact topic. Looking for a specific, healthy escape?
– watch for information on my upcoming cleansing retreats.
– Beans read more...
Recipe – Tuscan White Bean Dip read
Article – Healthy Snacking read
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Consultations for the month of June. Also, the Spring Self-Guided Cleanse
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Quote of the
Month Real Beauty read more...
Beans, Beans, Beans
- are a wonder food. They are full
of protein, high in fiber, vitamins and nutrients. They are proven to help reduce the risk of
cancer. Often called a “musical fruit” – I think rather
they are a “miracle fruit”.
However, if you have issues with the gas in beans cook them with
kombu, a form of seaweed. It helps to
disburse the gas in beans while cooking.
If you buy canned beans, buy them in a health food store and read the
ingredient label – most natural brands (Westbrae and others) are cooked
this way. In Hispanic cultures they use
the herb Epazote, in Indian cultures they use the herb Asafetida.
They both serve the same purpose – to
alleviate the gas in the beans.
Tuscan White Bean Dip
1 (15 oz)
can white beans (Northern White or Cannelloni), drained and rinsed
1 / 2 T
1 / 4 t
1 / 4 cup
- Place garlic in food
processor and process until minced.
Add beans, lemon juice, salt and process into a puree. With processor running, slowly add
olive oil in a steady stream through the feed tube. Process until mixture thickens, about
1 – 2 minutes. Spoon into
serving dish and serve as a dip.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator, bring to room
temperature before serving. Makes
about 1 cup.
Healthy Snacking By Brenda Jaeck, Nutrition and
have often heard that eating three meals plus a snack or two is the way to
go. Why are snacks helpful? Snacks keep our bodies fueled and
functioning effectively. Sometimes people think this is a lot of food. However, abstaining from food when you are
truly hungry only sets you up for over-eating at the next meal. As such,
having a light snack can create a more even flow of food throughout the day
instead of in three larger doses.
said all that, one important point -- A snack is just that – a small
tidbit – not a whole another meal.
What IS a
good snack? A good snack is one that
works for you. What does this
mean? It means one that is accessible
where you are when you need a snack.
For example, if you are at work when you need a snack – it will
need to be portable. Even if you are
at home during snack time it still needs to be accessible. In this case it
might mean easily obtainable and easy to prepare. Another aspect of “working for
you” means that you feel good when you eat it – it does not upset
your system, sit heavy in your stomach or create a craving. These are aspects of food that we should
pay attention to at any time – snacks AND meals.
should contain healthy ingredients – why not get some nutrients in at
the same time as satisfying hunger?
a piece of fruit
and humus or another bean dip or a healthy salad dressing (see recipe in this
grain crackers with nut butter
cheese and fruit or whole grain cracker
serving of yogurt with fruit and nuts
soup – preferably with some veggies and/or beans
size portion of leftovers (not an entire entrée)
of the story is: evaluate what will work for you. Do you need a snack? Where will you be? What are some good options? Happy snacking!
June Special – 20% off initial consultations (new clients only). For details visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=73
A Self-Guided Cleanse – now
available as a home study course
heard and read a lot about the benefits of cleansing your body. You spring
clean your house – why not do the same for your body? This seven-module (audio and written)
program will guide you through conducting an internal cleanse.
it is helpful and healthful to cleanse
to conduct a cleanse at home
to ease back into “normal” eating
information or to order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/category.asp?cat=10#86
Get to Balance – Start the season off right!
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
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.
counseling services I can help you create and maintain balance in your life
by using nutrition as a focus and a tool. To do this I look at your
entire lifestyle to achieve maximum health. This is accomplished
through education and private consultations where an individualized program
is developed for you. These consultations include evaluating your
current diet and overall lifestyle and then making easily implemented,
gradual changes. Additionally, you’ll 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 http://www.seedstochange.com/programs.asp.
To schedule an initial consultation
contact me today at Brenda@SeedsToChange.com
or (917) 213-9305.
starting today, you will; Create action
Looking for a speaker?
One of my greatest
joys is speaking to groups. It is
always a dynamic exchange and we all come away enriched. Would your company or group benefit from an
entertaining, motivating speaker on how to get healthier? If so, please let me know the name and
contact information of your program coordinator so that I may send them an
informational packet. I would love the
opportunity to serve your favorite group.
New at Seeds To Change
FEATURED CD This month’s featured CD is – Healthy Weight Loss–
Here’s a brief description
Why are there so many diets? Why don't they work? How can
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We will discuss all of this plus some weight loss tips. We will also look at the true answer to:
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WEBSITE: Check out my website. It is chock-full information and resources.
WEEKLY RADIO SHOW HOSTED
BY ME! On tribecaradio.net. It’s an hour long show on the
Internet. For details go the
. Each week we’ll cover a
different nutrition/health topic, sometimes including guests. This month’s topics include: The Importance of Getting Away From it
all, How and Why to Grow Your Own Veggies, Why Don’t I Know This?
– Some Simple Holistic Solutions to Common Health Issues and Eating
Seasonally. Check the site for air
times, or go to the pod cast section and listen 24 hours a day! Any ideas for shows are welcome –
just email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in being a guest
– contact me about that too!
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Looking for a unique and easy
gift? How about a Seeds To Change Gift
Certificate – available in any denomination – give the gift of
health – to yourself or someone you care about. Another perfect Graduation, Father’s Day or hostess gift!
Quote of the Month
BEAUTY TIPS by Audrey Hepburn
attractive lips, speak
words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers
through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you
never walk alone... People,
even more than things, have to
be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
and redeemed; never throw out
If you ever
need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
Keep on dancing
like nobody's looking!
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
you grow a happy, healthy life