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May 2010

Personal Notes:
 Greetings.  Greetings.  The summer kick off is here – Memorial Day Weekend.  Hope you enjoy yours, I know I will enjoy mine (and the extra day off J )



In This Issue

Nutrition Tip – Cooling foods
Featured Recipe – Grilled Caesar Salad
Featured Article – Motivation for Change 
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 – Healthy Weight Loss read more...
Quote of the Month    Slow down  


Nutrition Tip

Cooling foods – as we approach the summer months it might be nice to think about some foods to keep us cool this summer.  Certainly cold foods like salad and ice cream will feel cool to you. However, there ARE some foods that actually do have a cooling effect.  This is a Chinese medicine concept if you are interested in researching further.   Cucumbers are good example.  Here is list of other foods considered cooling: Bamboo shoot, banana, bitter gourd, clam, crab, grapefruit, lettuce, persimmon, salt, seaweed, star fruit, sugar cane, water chestnut, watermelon, lotus root,  barley, bean curd, chicken egg white, marjoram, oyster, pear, peppermint, radish, strawberry, tangerine, and yogurt, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, pineapple, turmeric.

Try some of them this summer (or even this weekend) and see if it makes a difference.

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Featured Recipe


Grilled Caesar Salad (serves 2 or 4)  a nice addition to the holiday weekend BBQ


Cut a small head of romaine lettuce in half, (or if using a large head cut in fourths) brush with olive oil and grill cut side down until there are grill marks.  Drizzle Caesar (or your other favorite) dressing over grilled lettuce. Garnish with pumpkin seeds or pine nuts or other chopped veggies and freshly ground black pepper.  How easy was that??


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Featured Article

Motivation for Change by Brenda Jaeck


Making changes to eating habits (or any other habits for that matter) requires motivation.  Sometimes people are scared into change – fear is one form of motivation.  This might manifest itself with a health concern or suddenly realizing that none of your clothes fit.  There are MANY motivators to eating healthy and they do NOT have to come from fear.  Here are just some of the benefits of eating healthy – perhaps one of them will motivate you.


Weight  Loss -Weight is a common motivator for making a change to eating habits.  By focus on eating more balanced and nutritious meals you actually need to eat less food.  As such, you will consume fewer calories and weight loss will take place.  Often the motivation to lose weight creates bent intentions – leading to fad diets or starving oneself.  These are NOT effective weight less techniques.  A balanced approach is.


Aging Gracefully-People who eat well age better – they are healthier, with fewer illnesses.  Many have not grasped the cause and affect of food and one’s health.  You know the saying: “You are what you eat.” The statement “Food becomes you” makes the point in a stronger fashion.


Looking Good-Did you ever see someone that just sparkles – their skin is gorgeous, their hair is shiny, they have a sparkle in their eye?  Chances are they eat a balanced, nutritious diet and drink lots of water.  The quality (and quantity for that matter) of the food we eat affects our skin and overall look – even our posture!


Balanced Emotions -If the diet is balanced, emotions are generally more balanced as well.  An unbalanced diet creates chaos in the body.  This chaos leaks into the mind.


Overall Life Balance -When the diet is out of balance, life seems to be as well.  We are less able to cope with the everyday ups and downs of life; this is where stress sets in.  Sleep can also be GREATLY affected by diet – either in creating chaos in the body and mind and causing difficulty in getting to sleep; or in the processing of the food and taxing the organs thereby creating difficulty in staying asleep.


There are many motivators to make changes to your diet.  It does not have to come from a negative point.   If you feel you need or want to make a change, find a motivator that will do just that.

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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—  Healthy Weight Loss


Here’s a brief description:  Why are there so many diets? Why don't they work? How can you lose weight AND maintain it? We will discuss all of this plus some weight loss tips. We will also look at the true answer to how to keep the weight off after the goal is achieved.

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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

Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don't become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great.  -- Andrew Matthews

Perhaps we should too…… J

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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