Happy Holidays. Hope this finds
you happy, healthy and stress free. To
make my holidays stress free I always get the “to do” list long
before the season is in full force.
This allows me to enjoy the season instead of being over whelmed by
it. I can be out and about –
enjoying the music and hustle and bustle.
your holidays – may they be exactly that – ENJOYABLE and healthful!
– Pomegranate read more...
Recipe – Field Greens with Fruits, Nuts and Other Goodies
Article – Healthy Shopping Tips read
Events – Easing Through the Holidays
Healthily and Unfrazzled –read
Balance read more...
Looking for a
Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds
To Change read more...
Quote of the
Month Eat Pomegranate read more...
are all the rage- it’s in everything these days – from juice to
ice cream to supplements. Why? They are healthful - filed with
antioxidants and are helpful in preventing some cancers – most notably
prostrate cancer. They promote the
production of red blood cells, strengthen the bladder and the gums; and
soothes ulcers in the mouth and throat.
Home remedies have been noted for treating chronic dysentery (with the
skins) and relieve burning eyes (the juice).
They are high in potassium and citric acid and have moderate amounts
of vitamin C and the B vitamins.
Another good thing – they are in season now. That makes them easier to acquire. They are a reddish, round and sort of bumpy
fruit. They have a fairly hard shell
and are filled with seeds. The seeds
are what you eat.
This would be a great addition to any
holiday celebration. If you are
bringing a dish to an event bring a healthy one – then you’ll
know there is at least one balanced option.
Field Greens with a Variety of
Fruit Nuts and Other Goodies (Serves 4)
Field greens, washed and dried and ripped into bite-sized pieces
pears, cut in bite-sized pieces
cut in quarters
1 / 2
cup pomegranate seeds
1 / 2
cup spiced-sweet pecans (recipe below)
cheese cut in small pieces (optional)
oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
fruit, seeds and nuts (and goat cheese if using it.) Sprinkle with olive oil and toss to
coat. Sprinkle with vinegar and season
to taste with salt and pepper; gently toss to mix.
1 cup pecans 1
T maple syrup
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Toast pecan in sauté pan (cast ion works well for this). Drizzle with maple syrup, toss to coat. Add
cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
Constantly stir to caramelize nuts for a few minutes. Let cool before touching.
From my friend Carrie – a
wonderful chef and caterer.
IS shopping season – I thought we would focus on shopping for food as
well as gifts.
Shopping Tips by Brenda Jaeck
The following are a few tips on
often debated topics. Use the tips to
make educated choices:
Organic food is easier for the entire body to assimilate. If food is laced with foreign chemicals our
bodies have to spend a lot of extra energy eliminating these foreign
Hormone free dairy,
meat and poultry -
Many cattle and dairy farms and poultry factories inject the animals with
hormones. These are designed to make
the animals grow faster or bigger or produce milk or eggs at a faster rate.
These substances become embedded in the animal’s flesh. Thus, as we ingest conventional animal
foods we too are ingesting these substances.
Again, these are foreign substances that must be eliminated from the
body. Additionally, these hormones can
exasperate PMS and menopause symptoms.
Farm Vs Wild Seafood – Wild seafood is
preferred, assuming the fish came from a clean source. Farmed seafood is often fed antibiotics,
hormones or dye. The dye makes the
fish look more appealing. For example,
think how colorful farm-raised salmon is compared to wild salmon.
Read the Labels
Many of the foods we eat contain hidden ingredients. This is why it is important to read the
labels on packaged food. Sugar, corn
syrup, sodium, and various forms of unhealthy fat lurk in so many everyday
products. Additionally, there are a plethora of preservatives and other
additives in our food. If you
don’t read the labels you really have NO idea what you are eating.
Where to Shop – Always shop where the
highest quality items are available.
Sometimes this may mean a conventional grocery store – sometimes
a health food store may have the best options. Hybrid stores like Whole Foods and Trader
Joe’s offer a wide selection of high quality foods. (but you still have
to read the labels J )
While in the Store -- When shopping try to shop from
the parameter of the store; the most wholesome food – produce, dairy
and meat are generally kept there. The
more commercial, packaged items are generally store in the center of the
What should you by – Again, think how food is
grown in nature – buy food that is as close to its natural state as
possible. This would include fresh
produce, whole grains, beans and legumes as well as various meat, poultry,
seafood and dairy products.
Holiday Shopping Alternatives
annual charity finds
I try to include a few unique and worthy charities I have some across during
Foundation – Gifts of Service.
Gifts that do a world of good.
Chose from: Hearts of Compassion, Native American, Kindness for
Children, Sight Programs, and Gifts of Self Development. www.seva.org
Central Committee – works among people suffering from poverty,
conflict, oppression and natural disaster. www.mcc.org
animal lovers PETA - People for
the Ethical Treatment of
Animals – www.peta.org
ASPCA – American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty of Animals www.aspca.org
A chartable donation in the name of a loved
one makes an excellent, easy and helpful gift.
another great gift would be the gift of health – how about a Seeds To
Change gift certificate, CD or even the CD of the month club. To lean more:
more tips on the holidays
website and review the previous December issues of this newsletter. You’ll find them on the resources
Easing through the holidays -
healthy, unfrazzled and sane
During the holiday season the average person gains 5 - 10 pounds, spends more
money than they meant to and ends the season feeling overwhelmed,
disappointed or both.
Join me in this class to learn some tips on how to make healthier choices
- in terms of food, drink, money and time.
December 10 at 7 PM
For further information or to register: http://www.seedstochange.com/classes.asp
The teleclass 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.
You will receive call-in
information after registering.
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)
Get to Balance – How will you usher in the holiday
season and new year? 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.
There is also an
email version of my program.
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.
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We’ will discuss how to prepare yourself before going to an
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Quote of the Month
Pomegranate, for it
purges the system of hatred and envy. Mohammad
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