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September 2008

Seeds To Change Newsletter



September 2008

Personal Notes:
 Greetings.  Happy Fall – Hard to believe the season is here.  I am preparing to do a cleanse – the change of season is the perfect time.  And, like all of us, I do get off track with my diet occasionally.  A cleanse is a great way to correct the mind set.  I know that’s what I need.


Perhaps you’ll consider doing one too!



In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Kale
Featured Recipe – Emerald Sesame Kale
Featured Article – Juice Fasting 
Tools to start the new year of right – Detoxify Self-Guided Cleanse Program read more...
Get to Balance
Looking for a Speaker?
New at Seeds To Change
Quote of the Month  Gain Strength


Nutrition Tip

Kale  Yum, Yum, Yum.  Literally one of my favorite veggies.  I personally love it raw and cooked.  It is warming (so a good thing to eat as the cooler months are approaching)  It is sweet and slightly bitter and very pungent.  Its health benefits include: easing lung congestion, heals heal the liver and strengthens the immune system.  It has a fair amount of fiber and therefore is good for the colon.  There are several varieties – dinosaur, ornamental (this is what you see on salad bars and plates as a garnish – and my favorite), curly and Russian.  Try all the varieties and see which one you prefer.  The recipe below is a great way to get started.



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Featured Recipe

Emerald Sesame Kale - Serves 4


2 T olive oil

1 T toasted sesame oil

1 T mined ginger

2 bunch kale, washed, stems removed and chopped

1 T tamari or soy sauce

1 T sesame seeds


Heat the olive oil and the sesame seeds over medium heat.  Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute until the garlic just begins to brown.  Add the chopped kale and sauté for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.  Sprinkle some water over the kale if it begins to stick to the pan Add the tamari and sesame seeds and stir to incorporate well.  Also try with other greens – spinach, broccoli – any veggie would likely be good prepared this way! 

                                    The Whole Foods Market Cookbook, 2003


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Featured Article

Juice Fasting  By Brenda Jaeck


Juice Fasting is a way to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.   Fasting allows your digestive system to rest and more energy can then be used to help the body eliminate built up toxins.  Toxins build up in the body as a result of a fast-paced life; one that includes over-eating, poor food choices, environmental pollution and stress.  Fasting can also be used as a way to transition a healthier eating plan and more mindful eating habits.


Juice fasting has been shown to be beneficial in healing from many diseases. Some of the diseases that can be helped by fasting include skin disorders, digestive problems, asthma, Halitosis (bad breath) and many others.


Other benefits gained by fasting include mental clarity and overall awareness as well as more energy.  Weight loss is sometimes an added benefit of fasting but should not be the sole purpose of a fast as you will likely gain back most of the loss once “regular” eating has been resumed.  Fasting should not be used as a “cure all” – meaning an excuse to eat an unhealthy diet because you are going to fast in the future.  This seesaw affect is VERY hard on your body.


Juice fasting (as opposed to water fasting) provides nutrients – vitamins, mineral and calories.  Therefore the body is not starving but rather allowing the digestive system to rest.


Variety is the spice of life as well as an important ingredient in a juice fast.  Creating a variety of juice combinations assists in the process as does adding various spices and/or herbs to the juices. 


It is important to take time for self care while on a fast. This should include relaxing activities such as yoga, massage or other spa treatments. Colonics during the fast can increase the amount of intestinal residue eliminated.


Reducing (or eliminating if possible) caffeine, sugar and other processed for a few days before fasting will allow for an easier transition.  Transitioning slowly back to eating solid food is also important to allow your body to adjust.  This should be done with fruit, steamed vegetables, broth and salad if you wish – all with no dressing or any other processed products.


Maintaining a regular fasting schedule, such as once a quarter or one-day a month helps keep build up under control and makes each fast less stressful.  Now is a great time for a juice fast as warmer weather months are easier on the system than colder weather months. 


Fasting can be greatly beneficial when done under the correct supervision and for the correct motivation. 



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Tools to Accomplish Your Goals

Detoxifying Cleanse Program --  home study program available --


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:



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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


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

NEW PODCAST POSTING – hear a rebroadcast of my radio show on Using Food Medicinally  We all use food medicinally but usually it’s after the fact.  We’ll look at ways to use food to support your lifestyle and other health concerns. Just click the “listen to my podcast button on my website:



FEATURED CD  This month’s featured CD is— Fasting and Cleansing


How can we clean the body from the inside out?  Creating a cleansing diet or conducting a fast is a great way to do this.  Learn the difference between a cleanse and a fast and learn some tips to prepare for one.  You will discover how can you do it yourself and how can you transition back to “regular” eating.

To order:





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!  You can order them individually or join the CD of the month club.  To order go to



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:


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


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Quote of the Month

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You must do the thing you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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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