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October 2009

Seeds To Change Newsletter



October 2009

Personal Notes:
 Greetings.  Hope you this newsletter finds you well.


In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Coconut Water
Featured Recipe – Easy and Yummy Breakfast Smoothies
Featured ArticleBreakfast 
Tools to Create a More Balanced Life – Two targeted home-study programs read more...
Get to Balance
Looking for a Speaker?
New at Seeds To Change Featured CD – 10 Top Tips to a Healthier You read more...
Quote of the Month   Envy


Nutrition Tip

Coconut Water  One of the most amazing and surprising facts about coconut water is that it is identical to human blood plasma.  It is more nutritious than whole milk and contains more potassium than sports and energy drinks.  It is also cooling to the body and detoxifying.  And, it tastes good. You can purchase it in tetra boxes or cans at health food stores.


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Featured Recipe

Easy and Yummy Breakfast Smoothies


These are quick, delicious and very portable breakfasts


Strawberry – rich and creamy


1 / 2  cup coconut water

5 strawberries

8 brazil nuts

15 almonds

Agave nectar to taste (a little goes a long way)

1 / 2 t vanilla

3 ice cubes


Put all in blender and blend until smooth



Banana – friends visiting last weekend thought this one tasted just like egg nog


1 / 2 cup coconut water

10 almonds

1 1 / 2 T cashew butter

1 / 4 t vanilla

Nutmeg to taste

3 ice cubes


Put all in blender and blend until smooth

Note: A vitamix works best for these


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Featured Article

Breakfast – it REALLY is the most important meal of the day – by Brenda Jaeck


You’ve heard it before – breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.  Why?


  • It fuels you – it breaks the fast of the evening (from dinner or snacks the night before).  Without fuel how can you operate?  Would you set out for a day’s drive in your car without making sure the fuel tank was full?  The same is true of your body.


  • It sets the intention for the day.   If you take time to nourish yourself you will feel better and likely eat better the rest of the day.


  • It will assist with weight loss.  People who do not eat breakfast are more apt to have a weight issue.  Why?  Not eating for long periods of time slows down your metabolism.  Further, not eating for long periods of time creates cravings and eating more food at the next meal.  You may also be less diligent with your food choices due to hunger.


Having said all of that, I know that many people have difficulty eating in the morning – either because they are not hungry or they do not have time.  To this I say, think outside the box.  Breakfast does not have to look like Denny’s menu.  Breakfast can be a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts, it can be leftovers from the day before, it can be a smoothie (see recipes above) or anything else that is available.  Availability is the key.  This requires a bit of planning ahead.  Take a little time in the evening the night before to plan breakfast for the next day.


If you are currently not a breakfast eater trying doing so for a week and see how different you feel.  If you are currently a breakfast eater perhaps you can experiment with different breakfasts.



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Tools to Create a More Balanced Life

Two targeted home study programs 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 they are self-guided you can work at your own pace.


Available topics:


  • Healthy Weight Loss                        An eight week program to help you get a

handle on your weight


For more information or to order visit:



  • 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



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

Don’t waste your energy envying others their happiness; they are probably busy envying yours.

          From  a Thousands Paths to a Happy Life by David Baird

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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