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April 2009

Seeds To Change Newsletter



April 2009

Personal Notes:
 Greetings – Happy Earth Day.  Think about the progress that has been made in planet awareness since the beginning of this holiday celebration a few short decades ago. Earth day was created by the EPA in 1970.  We’ve come along way to creating awareness.  What will you do in 2009 to increase your own awareness?


In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Asparagus
Featured RecipeOrange and Nut Sautéed Asparagus
Featured Article – How your food choices affect……. 
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  The future depends on …… read more...


Nutrition Tip

Asparagus – A great spring veggie.  It reduces phlegm and mucus and eases constipation.  It contains rutin which helps to keep small blood vessels from rupturing, is used in the treatment of heart palpitations and is a good antidote against x-rays and other forms of radiation.  It contains good amounts of vitamins A, B-complex, C and E as well as potassium and zinc.


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Featured Recipe

Orange and Nut Sautéed Asparagus Serves 4


1 bunch asparagus

2 t hazelnut or macadamia nut oil

1 orange

1 T chopped, toasted hazelnuts or macadamia nuts (optional)


Clean asparagus, and slightly steam in sauté pan with a little water until desired doneness (I like them still a little crispy).  Drain.  Return pan to heat and drizzle with oil and stir until coated. Roll orange on counter and cut in half, remove seeds.  Squeeze both halves of orange over asparagus and stir to coat.  Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the orange juice is caramelized and coats the asparagus.  Can add salt and pepper and/or toasted chopped nuts to taste. Note” using a juicer, a reamer,  or even a fork helps draw more juice out of the orange.


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Featured Article

How do your food choices affect ….

Brenda Jaeck


Do you often feel overwhelmed and like you can’t make a dent to create change for yourself, the planet or animal kind?  The truth is we ALL make choices that affect each of these areas everyday.  Every time we eat – we make a choice.  Here is some “food for thought.”


Organic food

            Eating organic food can have the following affects:

                        Is a healthier choice for you personally

-          the food has less toxins that need to be eliminated

-          tastes better and therefore makes the food more enjoyable as such, you are more likely to eat your veggies J

Is less harmful to the planet

-          no foreign chemicals are entering the ground and water supply

-          creates better farming practices that do not deplete the earth

Eating locally

            How does this choice REALLY affect anything?

It IS better for the planet – it is not wasting energy to deliver food halfway around the world.  (Barbara Kingsolver in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle states that it takes 87 calories to deliver 1 calorie of fruit from California to New York)


Supports the local economy and independent farmers as opposed to large corporate conglomerates


Allows us to better enjoy food as it tastes better and we are only enjoying food when it is in season and picked when it was ripe.   Eating food only in season also allows us to better appreciate it.


Eating vegetarian

Better morally – most feed lot animals never see the light of day and live in impossible and inhuman conditions


Better for the planet as it is a better use of resources.  For example, in John Robins book Diet for a New America he states it takes 50 pounds of grain to create 1 pound of feed lot beef.  Think about how many people could be fed with 50 pounds of grain, as opposed to 1 pound of beef.  The cattle industry is also the largest consumer of water in the US, uses an exorbitant amount of fuel and creates a large amount of waste.




For more information see read the following:

                        Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver,

Diet for a New America by John Robins and

Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon.


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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.


It is 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—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 tips.  Want a preview?  SMILE. This is one of them. Listen to the CD and hear the rest of the list.

To order visit:






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  How about for MOTHER’s DAY?



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

The future depends on what we do in the present -- 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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