Greetings – it seems that on the east coast fall has FINALLY
arrived. The crispness is in the air
and leaves in their colorful glory are still on the trees, well at least half
of them. It also happens to be my birthday month. I only mention this as on odd thing has
happened the last few weeks – I have met three women (all attended
lectures that I gave) whose birthdays are within a few days of mine –
same birth year and everything.(I’ll admit we’ll all be 45 this
month!) And, I met three other
Brenda’s. Also odd as it is not
the popular of a name. I guess the
forces of drawing connections are going strong.
you enjoy the fall. Don’t forget
we turn our clocks behind Saturday evening, November 3.
– Chicory read more...
Recipe – Herbal Chai Tea read
Article – The Buzz on Caffeine read
Events – Healthy Holidays Teleseries –read
Balance read more...
Looking for a
Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds
To Change read more...
Quote of the
Month Your Thoughts read
Chicory Contained in some of the alternatives
suggested in the caffeine article below.
You can also eat it as a green in a salad or roast or braise it. Benefits –
excellent cleansing tool – purifies the blood, improves
circulation and can help regulate blood sugar. It is a good source of potassium, Vitamin A
and calcium. It is a member of the
sunflower family; radicchio and Belgian endive are also forms of chicory.
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Herbal Chai Tea
Chai is a wonderful, spicy tea used commonly in the Middle
East to settle the stomach and promote digestion after a meal. Can also be used to replace coffee or
create heat in the body in cooler months.
Note however, the ginger, cinnamon and pepper
are all stimulants. As such, monitor consumption late in the evening.
1 cup water
1 tbsp. grated ginger, fresh
1 Cinnamon stick
2 whole peppercorns
4-5 cardamom pods
1 / 4 cup milk (dairy, almond or soy)
pinch nutmeg (optional)
honey or agave nectar to taste (optional)
In a saucepan, combine water and herbs. Cover and allow to
simmer on low heat for eight to ten minutes. Add the milk, and return
to simmering point for a further eight to ten minutes. Pour into mug and
sweeten; garnish with nutmeg. From Bellaonline.com
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The Buzz on Caffeine
By Brenda Jaeck
people find it difficult to function without that cup of coffee (or tea) in
the morning. What, besides waking us
up, does caffeine really do?
can have negative effects. Just of few
of them include:
Emotional Disturbances – Anxiety and irritability are
common known effects of caffeine consumption; it can also cause depression
and attention disorders.
– Coffee (including decaf) is very acidic – this can be troubling
to the entire digestive system – especially the stomach.
Caffeine inhibits the absorption of some nutrients and leeches other
nutrients from the system.
Stress – We live in a world with a
lot of stress. Caffeine exacerbates this by causing the body to excrete
stress hormones; sometimes creating increased anxiety, irritability, muscular
tension and pain, indigestion and insomnia.
In addition continued consumption can lead to adrenal exhaustion leaving you vulnerable to other health
related disorders such as inflammation, autoimmunity and fatigue.
– Caffeine increases heart rates and elevates your blood pressure; as a
result it can contribute to heart disease.
Blood Sugar Swings – Diabetics and hypoglycemics
should avoid caffeine because it affects insulin production.
Related Problems – Studies have shown that caffeine
in men significantly increases their risk of developing urinary or prostrate
problems. Several problems have been
linked to women’s caffeine use; these include fibrocystic breast
disease, PMS, osteoporosis, infertility problems, miscarriages, low birth
weight infants, and it can exacerbate menopausal symptoms.
– Caffeine dehydrates the body and contributes to the aging of
the skin and kidneys. It also slows the detoxification process of the liver.
caffeine is a foreign substance – something your body does not easily
know how to assimilate. As such,
imagine how much energy is used to process it internally – perhaps if
energy was not used in this way – caffeine would not be needed in the
about decaf? When choosing a decaf
coffee be sure to look for water
processed. This is a safer form of
caffeine extraction; the other form is done chemically. One would have to argue which is more
harmful to the body – the caffeine or the chemical used to extract the
CAN we drink? Herbal tea is a nice
alternative for a hot beverage – there are many invigorating choices
– peppermint, for example, is a great pick-me-up. See the Chai recipe
above. Or, try some of the good grain
and herbal substitutes: Techino
comes in many different flavors and tastes similar to coffee. It is made from chicory, barley, carob,
almonds and dates and is brewed like regular coffee. Another option is Celestial Seasoning’s Roastorama tea – it is made out
of similar ingredients but also includes spices; it comes in tea bag
form. There is
always you grandmother’s substitute – postum.
For further information see Stephen
Cerise’s book entitled Caffeine Blues, Wake up to the Hidden Dangers of
# 1 Drug.
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Healthy Holidays Series – 4 Mondays at 7 PM EST– starting
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
series begins 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 19
Tips for not over spending –
your money or your time –
Tips for staying sane, healthy, and
unfrazzled this time –
Monday December 3
Creating Healthy Choices -
Monday December 10
a description of each class go to www.SeedsToChange.com/classes.asp
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: www.SeedsToChange.com/classes.asp
You will receive call-in information after
teleclass? It is just like a class you
would attend in person, except you don’t have to leave your house or
office. You simply call the number
provided and participate via telephone)
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Get to Balance – How will you usher in the new
season? How about with a healthier,
more balanced life plan?
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?
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
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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
This month’s featured CD is--
Food Cravings: Why Do We Have
Them? What Do They Tell Us?
Do you crave certain foods – find
yourself going to great lengths to either find the food you crave or avoid
the food you crave? If so, join me and
· Why you crave the food
· How to recognize the
· How to “head
· What to do after you
PERFECT FOR YOUR CAR
LIBRARY OR A 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 and five new titles: Sleep Issues, Water: How and Why to Drink More, Ten
Top Tips for a Healthier You!, Constipation and Food Cravings. They are
informative, interesting and even a little entertaining! To order go to www.SeedstoChange.com/market.asp
NOW AVAILABLE CD OF THE
MONTH CLUB What a GREAT way to create change or to give
the gift of health. For details:
WEBSITE: Check out my
website. It is chock-full information
and resources. www.SeedsToChange.com
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 gift!
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Quote of the Month
thoughts are the architects of your destiny.- David O. McKay
YOUR thoughts taking you?
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
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you grow a happy, healthy life