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May 2008

Seeds To Change Newsletter

 

 

May 2008


Personal Notes:  Greetings – I am a great observer of people – I love to watch them do all sorts of activities.  Most notably I like to observe people’s relationship to food – food (and the consuming of it) is every where in our society.  Some of my latest observations inspired the article below.  I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the spring/

 

On another note -- On May 3, I walked in the Revlon Run Walk to raise funds for Women's Cancer. (for the 11th year)  If possible, I would love a sponsor donation.  To do so you can click below. https://www.revlonrunwalk.com/ny/secure/mywebpage.cfm?pID=431108  Thanks, in advance, for any support you can provide.

 

 

In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Step out of your food box read more...
Featured Recipe – Scrambled Tofu
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Featured Article – What does your food say about you?
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Tools to start the new year of right  Spring Detox
read more...
Get to Balance
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Looking for a Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds To Change read more...
Quote of the Month  Future Depends on … read more...

 

Nutrition Tip

Step out of your food box  Experiment with a food you’ve never had, think you hate or have not had in years.  Tofu would be a good one – as for many it falls into one of these categories.  See the recipe below.

  

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Featured Recipe

Millet Scrambled Tofu

 

2 blocks tofu, squeezed and crumbled         

2 T olive oil

1 red onion, chopped 

1 / 2 red bell pepper, chopped                                               

1 / 8  t paprika                                                

 1 / 2  t tamari soy sauce

1 / 4  t turmeric                                   

dash black pepper

 

Heat oil.  Add onion and red pepper, sauté slightly.  Add Tofu, paprika, tamari, turmeric and black pepper - sauté lightly until ingredients are blended and warm

 

Variations:  Experiment with different spices and veggies (I really like mushrooms added to this).  Enjoy J

  

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Featured Article

What You Eat is a Reflection on You.

By Brenda Jaeck

 

You’ve heard the expression – “You are what you eat.”  What does your food say about you?  Here are some examples and some possible interpretations.


Fast Food  Hum, you must be pretty important – you don’t even have time to eat!  NOT.  Who is REALLY that busy – that they don’t have time to eat?  We all set our priorities.  What are yours?

 

Cheap Food  The word cheap says it all.  Do you value your health?  I always say “You can pay now or your can pay later.”  Think about how much cheaper (for those of you who have this as a mantra) it is to keep your health now than it is to repair your health a later date.  It might take years for you to see the affects of cheap food on your health but you WILL pay.  You’ll pay in medical costs, drug costs and missed wages.  If you don’t think this is true –think about the diet of low income families.  This is a segment that is surviving (barely) on cheap food. They have much higher levels of obesity and diabetes than middle or upper income levels. 

 

Highly Processed Food  This food has limited nutrients and limited fiber.  The combination creates addict-like behavior.  Have you ever noticed - the more you eat, the more you need to eat?  Some how you are just never full.  That’s because highly processed foods contain calories but little nutrients.  Calories do not keep us full; they give us short term energy.  As you may have noticed this type of food “burns” right through you.

 

Always eating food prepared by someone else   I often hear from people who live alone “I would never cook for myself, it’s too much work.”  My goodness, if you would take the time to cook for someone else – why would you not do it for yourself?  Who could be more important than you?  If you do not take good care of you – how can you be available for others – to nourish and support them (in the case of children and/or a spouse) or how can you be available to be focused and present at work?  Cooking for yourself not only gives you more control over WHAT you are eating but it is also like a “Good housekeeping seal of approval” saying “Yes!  I am worth it”

 

These are just a few examples of different food types.  What does what you eat say about you?  Next you can think about HOW you eat.  What does IT say about you?  Here a few examples to ponder --- eating in your car, eating at your desk, always eating in route or while multitasking.  Lastly, how does the energy in the food you eat affect you?  For more thoughts to ponder on this topic listen to a podcast of my radio on the same topic. See below for details.

 



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Tools to Accomplish Your Goals

SPRING DETOX PROGRAM-- home study program available –

 

SPRING IS THE PERFECT TIME

 

Here is the ultimate at-home support for creating physical change! A vibrant collection of audios and workbooks take you on a step-by-step journey to success.

 

They are so thorough, it’s almost like I am in the room with you!  Since it is self-guided you can work at your own pace.

 

  • Detoxifying Cleanse Program         This complete  program guides you through a week-long internal cleanse at home.

 

For more information or to order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=86&cat=10

 

 

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Get to Balance –How will you bring more balance to your life?  How about 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?

 

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.  

 

There is also an email version of my program now available. 

 

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. 

 

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

NEW PODCAST POSTING – hear a rebroadcast of my radio show on Energy in the Food  you Eat.  Just click the “listen to my podcast” button on my website: www.SeedsToChange.com

 

 

FEATURED CD  This month’s featured CD is— Get Out of Your Head – How to Curb the Chatter and Gain Control.

 

Is your mind always racing?  Do you have difficultly getting to sleep?  Learn some techniques to stop this chatter.  We will discuss some of the reasons the chatter exists and some ways to calm it down.  Stopping the chatter will give you more focus, clarity and calm relaxation. To order visit:  http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=60&cat=1

 

 

 

 

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, An Introduction to Meditation, 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!  You can order them individually or join the CD of the month club.  To order go to http://www.seedstochange.com/category.asp?cat=1

 

 

GIFT CERTICIATES ARE AVAIABLE – Give the gift of health for any occasion

 

NOW AVAILABLE CD OF THE MONTH CLUB  What a GREAT way to create change or to give the gift of health.  For details: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=96&cat=1

 

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

 

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The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

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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Helping you grow a happy, healthy life

 

 

 

 


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