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April 2010

Seeds To Change Newsletter



April 2010

Personal Notes:
 Greetings.  Hope this finds you well – I am well – recently back from vacation – it’s always good to get away and reset.  Hope you have plans to do the same soon.


In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Cook for yourself
Featured Recipe – Crunchy Vegetable Slaw
Featured Article – Green Veggies – Why? 
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 – Sleep Issues read more...
Quote of the Month    Look ahead  


Nutrition Tip

Cooking for yourself has so many benefits.  You can control EXACTLY what is in the food that you eat.  It also creates a sense of nurturing and self-care.

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Featured Recipe

Crunchy Vegetable Slaw (Serves 4)




5 stalks of bok choy (about 1/2 a head), thinly sliced

1 / 2 a small red onion, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 / 2 cup of alfalfa sprouts (optional)



1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)

1 / 4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoon honey or brown rice syrup

Salt and black pepper to taste



1.      In a bowl combine all ingredients.

2.      Either eat immediately or chill for up to one hour.


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Featured Article

Green veggies – why? By Brenda Jaeck


We always read about them, hear about them.  But WHY are green vegetables so good for us?  Green leafy vegetables provide so many important aspects of good nutrition – vitamins, minerals, fiber.  They are also very cleansing.


Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium, 120 -190 mg per cup. They're also high in magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K. They are also crammed high with folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micro-nutrients and phyto-chemicals.


They are fiber rich – assisting in good digestive health.


Additional benefits from eating dark leafy greens are: blood purifier, cancer prevention, immune strengthener, promotes healthy intestinal flora, improves liver, gall bladder and kidney function, lifts the spirit, fights depression, clears congestion, especially in lungs, reduces mucus, improves circulation.


What “qualifies” as a green leafy vegetable?  Broccoli, bok choy, nappa, Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, kale (my personal current favorite), collards, watercress, mustard greens, broccoli rabe, arugula, spinach*, Swiss chard*, beet greens*, endive and chicory, lettuce, mesculun, wild greens and dandelion.


* these are best eaten in moderation. They contain oxalic acid which depletes calcium from your bones and teeth leading to osteoporosis or kidney stones. Eat them with something rich like tofu, seeds, nuts, beans and oil to balance the effect.


How do I eat them??  Raw, cooked – steamed sautéed, stir-fried, roasted – anyway you want – just eat them!  See recipe in this newsletter

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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—  Sleep Issues –Here’s a brief description


Sleep is SO important – without it we really can’t function properly.  Every aspect of life is then affected – mood, energy, food choices, ability to focus and on and on.  Do you have trouble sleeping– either getting to sleep or staying asleep?  I will explain the reasons for both and some tips for creating better, more restful sleep.    Even if you think you sleep well, you will learn some surprising facts. 

  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

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. -- Ann Landers

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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