In This Issue
– Parsley read more...
Featured Recipe – Gazpacho read more...
Featured Article – The Buzz on Caffeine read
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 – Sleep Issues read
Quote of the Month A Pocket Full read
Parsley –Many think of this herb as
just a garnish. It can however be used
as a green in a salad. I personally
enjoy tabouli with substantially more parsley than grain. I also enjoy it lightly sautéed on
pasta. Parsley’s health benefits
include breath freshening and aiding in digestion. It is high in Vitamins A & C.
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A great way to eek out the last of
summer. This is my favorite Gazpacho
cold tomatoe juice
minced green pepper
1 / 4 cup
freshly chopped parsley
2 T olive
1 /2 lemon and 1 lime
2 T wine
1 clove garlic,
1 t each
– tarragon & basil
1 T agave
nectar or honey
pepper to taste
al ingredients and chill for at least 2 hours
Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
The Buzz on Caffeine
By Brenda Jaeck
Many people find it
difficult to function without that cup of coffee (or tea) in the
morning. What, besides waking us up,
does caffeine really do?
Caffeine has many evil effects. Just of few of them include:
Emotional Disturbances – Anxiety
and irritability are common known effects
of caffeine consumption; it can also cause depression and attention
Gastrointestinal Problems – Coffee (including decaf) is very acidic
– this can be troubling to the entire digestive system – especially
Nutritional Deficiencies – Caffeine inhibits the absorption of some
nutrients and leeches other nutrients from the system.
Stress – We live in a world with a lot of stress. Caffeine
exacerbates this by causing the body to excrete stress hormones; sometimes
creating increased anxiety, irritability, muscular tension and pain,
indigestion and insomnia. In addition
continued consumption can lead to adrenal
exhaustion leaving you vulnerable to other health related disorders
such as inflammation, autoimmunity and fatigue.
Cardiovascular Problems – Caffeine increases heart rates and
elevates your blood pressure; as a result it can contribute to heart
Blood Sugar Swings –
Diabetics and hypoglycemics should avoid caffeine because it stimulates
Male/Female Related Problems –
Studies have shown that caffeine in men significantly increases their risk of
developing urinary or prostrate problems.
Several problems have been linked to women’s caffeine use; these
include fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, osteoporosis, infertility problems,
miscarriages, low birth weight infants, and it can exacerbate menopausal
Aging – Caffeine dehydrates the body and
contributes to the aging of the skin and kidneys. It also slows the
detoxification process of the liver.
Remember, caffeine is a
foreign substance – something your body does not easily know how to
assimilate. As such, imagine how much
energy is used to process it internally – perhaps if energy was not
used in this way – caffeine would not be needed in the first place!
What about decaf? When choosing a decaf coffee be sure to
look for water processed. This is a safer form of caffeine
extraction; the other form is done chemically. One would have to argue which is more
harmful to the body – the caffeine or the chemical used to extract the
So what CAN we drink? Herbal tea is a nice alternative for a hot
beverage – there are many invigorating choices – peppermint, for
example, is a great pick-me-up. Or, try
some of the good grain and herbal substitutes: Techino comes in many different flavors and tastes similar to
coffee. It is made from chicory,
barley, carob, almonds and dates and is brewed like regular coffee. Another option is Celestial Seasoning’s Roastorama tea – it is made out
of similar ingredients but also includes spices; it comes in tea bag
For further information see Stephen
Cerise’s book entitled Caffeine Blues, Wake up to the Hidden Dangers of
# 1 Drug.
to Create a More Balanced Life
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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
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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
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is developed for you. These consultations include evaluating your
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FEATURED CD This
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Sleep is SO
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