Personal Notes: Whew!
This has been a busy month – I am working on four more new CD’s
and a book. Details to follow.
just came up for air and realized – I need a break! Hope you find time for one soon too.
traveling we still need to maintain some semblance of order. For tips on how to do this see this
– Garlic read more...
Recipe – Grilled Caesar Salad read
Article – Travel and Still Eat Healthy read
Events – Let’s take a break –
however July special – 20% off
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A friend just told me that the bean dip recipe from last
month’s newsletter was so garlicky that it qualified to be entered in a
garlic recipe contest! For me, there
is never enough garlic. (see the recipe this month to continue this trend)
Garlic has many healing
properties – when eaten raw it can help kill the bacteria in a sore
throat – thereby decreasing recovery time. It can lower cholesterol (but you
don’t have to eat raw for this.)
It is also an anticarcinogenic, antifungal and can help with ear
troubles, sinusitis, influenza and blood pressure. Although it can help with fevers (by
increasing perspiration) its heating qualities are not recommended for people
who experience hot flashes or other excessive heat related conditions.
– Just be sure to take proper etiquette precautions after eating it J
Grilled Caesar Salad Just in time for the summer
small head of romaine lettuce in half, (or if using a large head cut in
fourths) brush with olive oil and grill cut side down until there are grill
marks. Remove lettuce from grill and arrange serving platter or
individual plates. Drizzle Caesar (or
your other favorite) dressing over grilled lettuce. Garnish with toasted
pumpkin seeds or pine nuts or other chopped veggies and freshly ground black
pepper. How easy was that?
Travel and Still Eat Healthily by Brenda Jaeck
upon us and with it comes summer vacations.
How do we take our healthy eating habits on the road? Plan ahead.
Just like when we are home, eating healthily takes a little bit of planning.
Here are some tips to do just that while away from home:
– We can not always control our time frame when traveling (I can
remember a three hour customs line in Mexico a few years ago). Delayed flights, long lines, traffic –
it’s all part of the journey. To
combat this and avoid ruining to the nearest vending machine ALWAYS have
snacks with you. Some suggestions
- A bag of nuts is a must (they
are filling, the fat and protein will keep you going for a long time and
they are very portable and durable.)
- Portable fruit such as
apples, pears or oranges are a great source of energy, fiber and even a
little liquid. (be sure to eat
them on this side of the customs line if traveling internationally or
they may be confiscated)
- Dried fruit is very
portable. Be conscious of how
much you are eating. Remember,
fruit shrinks when it dries. As
such, quantities can be deceiving.
- Veggies – carrots or
snap peas lend themselves to being carted around. Other veggies that have a limited
life, but will last a day include: celery, radishes, and zucchini. You
can pack in an insulated bag if room allows.
– Don’t forget about the water when traveling – air travel,
being stuck in a car and stress in general can dehydrate us. Make sure to bring water with you AND drink
it. Stop often and re-fill the
supply. Not drinking enough water can
make you tired, sluggish and constipated.
All common on vacation. Hum, I
wonder why. Lately, this goal is a
little more complicated if traveling by air – again it just takes
your own lunch
– Particularly on airlines. Pack
a lunch from home – using leftovers and your creative skill. Or, stop somewhere on your way out of town. Most food will last a few hours without
refrigeration. Or, again you can use
an insulted bag or cooler if space allows.
grocery store when you arrive – Many now have salad bars and are a great place to
pick up a healthy lunch or re-stock snack supplies. I always check wholefoods.com and/or
wildoats.com websites before leaving home.
I print out store locations (including directions) of the areas I will
be traveling to. You can also ask your
hotel where the nearest grocery store is located.
time for meals
While on vacation it is easy to get wrapped up in having fun and snack on
whatever is available all day. This
can leave you unsatisfied and as such eating more than your fair share. To combat this, schedule time to eat proper
reality will return
– Vacation is not a license to eat everything that is not nailed
down. Try and keep to your basic
eating habits when away. Allowing for
indulgences here and there is fine. You’ll feel better during your
vacation and have an easier transition home if you maintain some semblance of
order in your eating habits while traveling.
journey. Remember, the best part about
traveling IS the journey – enjoy the process. Don’t return home more tired and
stressed than when you left. Eat well
and include down time. Have a great
trip – enjoy the summer.
P. S. Another garlic benefit – it
(and ginger) is excellent at combating jet lag. Take a few days before traveling, the day
you travel and the day after.
There is not a
special event this month - thought
every one could use a summer break.
However – I
am offering a 20% discount on
initial consultations for the month of July.(new clients only) For details see this link: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=73
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
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starting today, you will; Create action
Looking for a speaker?
One of my
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It is always a dynamic exchange and we all come away enriched. Would your company or group benefit from an
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New at Seeds To Change
FEATURED CD This month’s featured CD is – An Introduction to Meditation–
Just in time to bring with you on vacation to learn a new skill or enhance an
old one. Here’s a brief description
I will discuss the benefits of meditation, its powerful qualities and
how it can help in so many areas of your life. Some misconceptions around meditation will also
be discussed. In a relaxing, guided meditation you will see for
yourself. You will leave the
meditation both relaxed and energized.
PERFECT FOR YOUR CAR
LIBRARY OR A HEALTHFUL HOSTESS GIFT. Informative CD’s - You can lean about anything from Sugar
to How to Eat Out Healthily in my new series of nutrition and lifestyle lectures
on CD. Other topics include: Fasting and Cleansing, Eat for Balance and
Energy, 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 www.SeedstoChange.com/market.asp
WEBSITE: Check out my
website. It is chock-full information
and resources. www.SeedsToChange.com
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: Cleansing and Fasting, The Importance of
Exercise, Feeding Children. 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 email@example.com. 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 hostess gift for your summer travels!
Quote of the Month
are finished changing, you’re finished
From the inside my fortune cookie a
few weeks ago.
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