Personal Notes: Greetings. I am
(somewhat) the bit a fall crispness in the air. Fall is actually my favorite season, winter
is my least favorite. J
The change of seasons is a good time for reflecting – what will
you reflect on? How will you make time
and space to do so --- perhaps this month’s CD will assist.
In This Issue
– Pumpkin read more...
Featured Recipe – Pumpkin Soup – two versions read
Featured Article – Healthy Shopping Tips 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 – Get Out of Your Head read
Quote of the Month Smiles
Pumpkin Helps to regular blood sugar metabolism,
supports the spleen-pancreas and relieves bronchial asthma. Most significant nutrients – Vitamin
A and potassium.
What says welcome fall better than
pumpkin soup? Here are two versions,
one more traditional and one with yummy raw coconut in it.
Pumpkin Soup with Toasted
Hazelnuts Serves 2
(15oz) unflavored pumpkin puree
10 chives, chopped
roughly chopped hazelnuts
2 t agave nectar
1 T olive
hazelnuts in over for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Set aside
pumpkin, broth, olive oil and agave. Heat the mixture until it’s warmed
through. Season with salt and
pepper. Pour into serving bowls, add
hazelnuts and garnish with chives
Pumpkin Coconut Soup – I recently completed a cleanse
– this was one of my favorite cleanse- compatible recipes.
Thai baby coconut, flesh and water separated
2 t olive
Salt and agave nectar to taste
need for consistency
in half and put cut side down on cookie sheet and bake at 350 until
soft. Let cool and scoop out flesh (discarding
seeds) and put in blender or food processor with remaining ingredients, blend
until smooth. Enjoy
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Healthy Shopping Tips by Brenda Jaeck
The following are a few tips on often debated
topics. Use the tips to make educated
– Organic food is easier for the entire body to assimilate. If food is laced with foreign chemicals our
bodies have to spend a lot of extra energy eliminating these foreign
Hormone free dairy,
meat and poultry - Many cattle and dairy farms and poultry factories inject
the animals with hormones. These are
designed to make the animals grow faster or bigger or produce milk or eggs at
a faster rate. These substances become embedded in the animal’s
flesh. Thus, as we ingest conventional
animal foods we too are ingesting these substances. Again, these are foreign substances that
must be eliminated from the body.
Additionally, these hormones can exasperate PMS and menopause
Farm Vs Wild Seafood – Wild
seafood is preferred, assuming the fish came from a clean source. Farmed seafood is often fed antibiotics,
hormones or dye. The dye makes the
fish look more appealing. For example,
think how colorful farm-raised salmon is compared to wild salmon.
Read the Labels
Many of the foods we eat contain hidden ingredients. This is why it is important to read the
labels on packaged food. Sugar, corn
syrup, sodium, and various forms of unhealthy fat lurk in so many everyday
products. Additionally, there are a plethora of preservatives and other
additives in our food. If you
don’t read the labels you really have NO idea what you are eating.
Where to Shop – Always shop where the highest
quality items are available. Sometimes
this may mean a conventional grocery store – sometimes a health food
store may have the best options.
Hybrid stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s offer a wide
selection of high quality foods. (but you still have to read the labels J )
While in the Store -- When shopping try to shop from
the parameter of the store; the most wholesome food – produce, dairy and
meat are generally kept there. The
more commercial, packaged items are generally store in the center of the store.
What should you by – Again, think how food is
grown in nature – buy food that is as close to its natural state as possible. This
would include fresh produce, whole grains, beans and legumes as well as
various meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products.
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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— Get Out of Your Head – How to Curb
the Chatter and Gain Control.
Is your mind always racing? Do you have difficultly getting to
sleep? Learn some techniques to stop
this chatter. We will discuss some of
the reasons the chatter exists and some ways to calm it down. Stopping the chatter will give you more
focus, clarity and calm relaxation. To order visit: http://www.seedstochange.com/item.asp?id=60&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
smiles in the same language
Thousand Paths to a Peaceful Life by
David Baird -
Who have you smiled at today?
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