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July 2007

Seeds To Change Newsletter



July 2007

Personal Notes:
Whew! This has been a busy month – I am working on four more new CD’s and a book. Details to follow. 


I just came up for air and realized – I need a break!  Hope you find time for one soon too. 


When traveling we still need to maintain some semblance of order.  For tips on how to do this see this month’s article.



In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Garlic
Featured Recipe – Grilled Caesar Salad
Featured Article – Travel and Still Eat Healthy
Upcoming Events
Let’s take a break – however July special – 20% off initial consultations. read more...
Get to Balance
Looking for a Speaker?
New at Seeds To Change
Quote of the Month Real Beauty


Nutrition Tip

Garlic 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




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Featured Recipe

Grilled Caesar Salad  Just in time for the summer BBQ’s


Cut a 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?


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Featured Article

Travel and Still Eat Healthily by Brenda Jaeck


Summer is 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:


Have snacks available – 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 include:


  • 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.


Water, water, water – 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 planning.


Bring 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.


Find a 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 and/or 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.


Plan 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 meals.


Remember 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. 


ENJOY the 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.



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Upcoming Events

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:


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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 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 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


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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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.



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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


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


WEEKLY RADIO SHOW HOSTED BY ME!   On  It’s an hour long show on the Internet.  For details go the website .  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  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!


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Quote of the Month

When you are finished changing, you’re finished   From the inside my fortune cookie a few weeks ago.

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

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