Personal Notes: Greetings.
Hope you are enjoying the summer. For me, it’s been a
busy and rather erratic one. I do, however, have a few more escape trips
planned. All I’ll say about my
high school reunion is – been there done that.
In This Issue
– Avocado read more...
Featured Recipe – Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup read
Featured Article – Exercise’s Unexpected Benefits read more...
Tools to Create a More Balanced Life – Two targeted home-study programs read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read
New at Seeds To Change Featured CD – Constipation read
Quote of the Month Invisible Threads read
Avocados – Although technically a
fruit they are most often served as a vegetable. Many people shy away from them because of
their high fat content – but not to worry, it is a HEALTHY form of a fat and a little
avocado, because if it’s decedent nature, goes a long way. They are packed with fiber – 14 grams
in a whole one, they contain protein, potassium, B vitamins, beta-carotene,
magnesium and Vitamins E and K. (I LOVE them and eat them almost every day)
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Chilled Cucumber & Avocado Soup
cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
avocado, seeded and peeled
/ 2 cup fresh parsley
/ 4 cup fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 juiced lime
1-2 cloves garlic,
2 green onions
2 cups cold water
Throw all in a
food processor and run until smooth.
for at least one hour will bring out the flavors, or you can serve it right
Exercise’s Unexpected Benefits
Most people begin
exercising to tone up, but physical activity can improve your body in less
obvious ways, too. Here are just a few
of the hidden benefits of doing 30 minutes of exercise most days a week, and
ways to make those rewards go even further.
Clear thinking Moves that
require concentration, like cycling or dance classes, improve mental
sharpness and memory by increasing blood flow to the brain.
Better balance Exercises
that strengthen core muscles help you achieve better stability and
coordination. Yoga and tai chi are
just two examples.
Better circulation Cardio
exercise helps stimulate blood circulation and dissolve blood clots. Try exercising in the morning when your
body needs to warm up.
Easier digestion Physical
activity stimulate the intestinal muscles, helping move food through the
digestive system more quickly. An
added bonus: Less food is stored as fat.
Weight-bearing workouts, such a walking or strength training, help
prevent calcium loss and strengthen bones, making them less susceptible to
Arthritis relief Look for
exercises that challenge bones with minimal stress on the joints. Swimming or water aerobics also nourish
cartilage and strengthen muscles and joints.
By Myatt Murphy in Cooking Light magazine 2004
Another benefits –
regular exercise helps to control appetite and creates a different mind set
that assists in healthy eating habits adherence.
Summer is a good time to experiment
with some new and different exercises. The weather is nice and people’s
schedules are generally less busy. Try something you have never done before
– how about roller blading, biking, kayaking – anything to get
outside in the fresh air while getting some exercise.
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.
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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 wellness?
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
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.
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— Constipation
subject, I know. This is an important topic to shed some light on. I
will discuss the many ramifications (both short and long term) of not
eliminating regularly. I will paint an interesting picture of some
of the causes and offer some solutions. All the while, I keep
it light and even a little entertaining. To order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=93&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
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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
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WEBSITE: Check out my
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and resources. www.SeedsToChange.com
of the Month
We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand
invisible threads – Herman
forward this newsletter to anyone and everyone that would benefit from
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Helping you grow
a happy, healthy life