Personal Notes: Greetings.
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
– Cooling foods read more...
Featured Recipe – Grilled Caesar Salad read
Featured Article – Motivation for Change read
Tools to Create a More Balanced Life – Two targeted home-study programs read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read more...
New at Seeds To Change Featured CD – Healthy Weight Loss read
Quote of the Month Slow down read
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
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,
Try some of them this
summer (or even this weekend) and see if it makes a difference.
Grilled Caesar Salad (serves 2 or 4) a nice addition to the holiday weekend BBQ
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
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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
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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to Create a More Balanced Life
Two targeted home
study programs available --
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
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.
- Healthy Weight Loss An eight week program to help you
handle on your weight
For more information or to order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=83&cat=10
- Detoxifying Cleanse Program This complete
program guides you through
a week-long internal cleanse at home.
For more information or to order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=86&cat=10
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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
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.
also an email version of my program now available.
more to go http://www.seedstochange.com/programs.asp.
To schedule an initial consultation
contact me today at Brenda@SeedsToChange.com or (917) 213-9305.
starting today, you will; Create action
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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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at Seeds To Change
NEW PODCAST POSTING – hear a
rebroadcast of my radio show on Using Food Medicinally
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: www.SeedsToChange.com
month’s featured CD is— Healthy
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.
To order http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=63&cat=1
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 http://www.seedstochange.com/category.asp?cat=1
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. www.SeedsToChange.com
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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
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
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Helping you grow
a happy, healthy life