Personal Notes: Oops --- As I opened my email newsletter directory
to write March’s newsletter I noticed February’s newsletter was
still sitting there. I had not yet
formatted it to send to all of you. I
experienced system crash in February and I guess this email was lost in the
shuffle. I will pause from writing
March’s newsletter to distribute this one. Hum, I wondered why I did not hear from any
of you during the month. March’s
newsletter will follow later in the month.
I wonder – what I will learn from this lesson. I did have a dose of gratitude in finding
comfort in the fact that I DO back my system up on a regular basis. J
In This Issue
– Create a System
Featured Recipe – Raw Cauliflower Salad read
Featured Article – Menopause read more...
Tools to Accomplish Your Goals – Healthy Weight Loss read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds To Change read
Quote of the Month Desire to be true read more...
a System More than half the battle of eating
healthy is having health options available.
If you can create a system or routine around, at the very least,
grocery shopping it will go a long way.
I find I like to do so early Sunday evening. This gives me an opportunity to get
everything unpacked and organized for the week. Find a day and/or time that works best of
Raw Cauliflower Salad
horseradish, from a jar
1 T mild
3 T oil
– peanut or olive
cauliflower florets into thin slices.
Mix the horseradish and mustard in a bowl, add the oil stir to make a
thick sauce. Taste and add salt and pepper to Taste. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower and
sprinkle with cilantro
Vegetable Box Collection of Recipe Booklets – a wonderful gift I
received from a friend for the holidays.
This is a good winter salad as it’s a little hardier than green
salad; and, the spice will heat you up from the inside out!
MENOPAUSE - Some
information and tips By Brenda Jaeck
been such a common topic lately – so many colleagues and friends have
some to me in recent weeks inquiring about how to deal with menopause. One even said – I can’t wait
until you go through menopause – as I know YOU’LL find the
solution to the symptoms. Here’s
where I would start
refers to the cessation of menses – the term derives of the Greek meno
(month, menses) and pausis (pause).
This natural process is also known to women as the “Change of
Life” or simply “the change”. from
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christine Northrop
Outlook and Self- Care
women often look at menopause as a dreaded time – one where something
is ending. They have heard horror
stories about how their body will be affected. This fear and denial adds to the affects of
the symptoms. It would be better to
embrace the new phase in life than to mourn one that has past. To assist in this process it is necessary
to concentrate on self-care and other ways to bring your overall body into
balance. It is the lack of balance
that creates the symptoms that women experience in menopause – the change in hormones becomes the
“straw that broke the camel’s back” so to speak.
balance – balance includes good nutrition, proper sleep and downtime,
getting regular exercise among other aspects of our lives – most
importantly self-care. This is often a
time in women’s lives when they TRULY CAN take care of themselves. They have more time and often resources
available to them – to use this for self-care, nurturing and even
spoiling themselves can help immensely in this time of transition.
up your diet at anytime is a good idea. During time of change or stress this
is even more important. Menopause is
surely one of these times. Eating a
more whole-food-based diet will help alleviate so many symptoms. Foods to avoid or at least limit include:
processed food, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and dairy. These foods contribute on some level to
menopausal symptoms. So what’s
left? – a diet consisting of
fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and protein of choice will go a
long way to alleviate symptoms and making the woman feel better overall.
spices such as black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and ginger can
aggravate or stimulate hot flashes.
Tobacco products can create similar results.
coohosh, ginseng, wild yam and Vitamin E have all proved helpful in relieving
hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
– Finding ways to relax and allow your body to absorb all the changes
is it going through is helpful.
Relaxing to music or with a good book, taking a walk in nature,
lighting candles or a fire are all examples of ways to create and encourage
Activities – Yoga, Thai Chi and meditation all create stillness of mind
– this is will give the body more openness to process and accept
– Exercise can help you relax as well create general good health. Weight-bearing exercise is particularly
important during this time to increase bone health.
and Reiki – any form of touch also creates that nurturing care that we
all need; particularly during times of change and stress.
– relaxing breathing, acupuncture, chiropractic care are all other
therapies that have proven helpful during this transitional time.
For additional information read
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christine Northrup or her book
on menopause – The Wisdom of Menopause.
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Healthy Weight Loss
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to Balance –How will you bring more balance to your life? How about a healthier, more balanced life
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
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.
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
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starting today, you will; Create action
for a speaker?
One of my
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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
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at Seeds To Change
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Portions have gotten out of control! We’ll discuss some reasons why this
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you are eating. We’ll look at
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over the last 30 years.
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month’s featured CD is—10
Top Tips for a Healthier You
In a nut shell, what should you focus on to improve your
health? Listen to my top ten tips for
a healthier you to find out. Some are related to food, others are
related to lifestyle. I will also discuss the whys and hows of these
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of the Month
general are quick to believe that which the desire to be true….. Julius
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Helping you grow
a happy, healthy life