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Be Healthy Now!

August 2008 
Herbal Healing!



With Eileen R. Weilbacher, The Food Adventurer
                                            
                                            
 A Monthly E-Newsletter

Eileen Weilbacher is the Food & Health Adventurer.   She helps you increase your energy and re-claim your health through food adventures, outdoor health activities, lifestyle counseling and innovative – fun – cooking classes.  Her down-to-earth approach shows you how to get healthy using simple, step-by-step solutions that work to sustain enjoyment of life’s activities.        
 
Counseling in the great outdoors!   Do you like biking? Hiking? Walking?  We do it all while learning to get healthy!  You can have fun while exploring a healthy lifestyle. 

Call today and book your first health consultation with Eileen, talk about what’s going on with you, what’s challenging and outline a plan for action to reach your personal and family health goals.
  (631) 775-6196

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ADVENTURE EVENTS
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Cooking Classes with Be Healthy Now

Call to set an appointment for me to come and cook for you and 3 friends.   We’ll prepare quick, organic, tasty, vegetarian meals, focusing on seasonal locally grown quality foods and eating for energy.  Recipes and Nutritional information included.  It’s Fun, we share Ideas, Tips and Delicious Meals.  If you have a particular food you'd like to learn to cook, call and ask, we can prepare it together.  This month we’ll be preparing foods that help Energize the body and assist the heart and small intestine, Summer is here, it's time for bitters, quinoa, asparagus, chicory, escarole, sesame, shrimp, coffee...  Chinese believe in Five Seasons and cook seasonal locally grown foods.  We will keep the tradition by preparing grains - Taboule salad, greens pesto and soba. These colorful, delicious dishes will satisfy the whole family.  Do you need some new healthy ideas or want to know how to substitute ingredients for healthy replacements?  Join in, bring questions and get ready to prepare our meal together.  Classes are $60 each, sign up with a friend and save $10 each.  Kids welcome.  Call (631-775-6196) to reserve a space, limited to four (4).

The Ross School

Tuesday, August 5th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm "Maintaining Healthy Weight" - we all know diets don't work.  It's more about lifestyle habits and how to keep our body fit while enjoying the journey.  Healthy weight does not mean being a thin model or actor (most of them are very unhealthy).  Do you feel strong, have the stamina to do the activities you love doing?  Explore the foods that make you feel your best.

It's informative and fun.  :)  Call the Ross School to Request a brochure or register - at (631) 907-5555.  Classes are $20 each.


Summer Detoxification:

This is a wonderful time of year to give your body the gift of a cleanse.  Many of us eat lighter in the warm weather naturally.  The abundance of berries and fresh veggies makes it easy to detox.  Call about doing a liver / gall bladder cleanse and rebuild your body for the summer (lose a few pounds too!) 
(631-775-6196).
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HEALTHY SNACKS SERVED AT ALL LECTURES AND FUNSHOPS – for your tasting pleasure :)

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I hope many of you are growing some vegetables and herbs in your garden.  If you live in an apartment you can still maintain potted plants - herbs do well indoors too.  Fresh herbs give flavor to any dish.  There's something very magical about growing plants, snipping off the leaves or fruit, adding it to a dish and eating it a half hour later! 

Let's keep the magic in the kitchen - here's some easy-to-grow and delicious herbs you can benefit from all year round.  (Note:  You can dry and freeze herbs for the late Autumn, Winter and early Spring.)

Excerpted from "Spices to the Rescue," by Hanna Kroeger
 
Basil - is food for the brain.  It's an antidepressant and is helpful for nervous exhaustion and mental fatigue.  It is known to stimulate the adrenal cortex.

In some cultures, it is carried in the pocket to magnetize money.  Its aromatic influence is said to help one to have an open mind.

Basil is an excellent anti-viral spice and is used for colds, flu, chills, nausea, and to prevent vomiting.  It is used for indigestion, kidney and bladder troubles, headaches, cramps, and constipation. 

Basil is an insect repellent and the juice is used for snakebites in India.  (Good for the travel first-aid kit.)  Applied to the skin, it is useful to relieve itching and ringworm.

Dill - the seeds particularly have many healing properties.  The word Dill comes from the Saxon verb "to lull" because it has many tranquilizing effects.  Dill is very useful for its high natural mineral salt content.

Dill Tea - 1 teaspoon dill seeds to 8 oz. cold water.  Bring to a boil.  simmer for 10 minutes.  Drink before or with a meal.

Dill helps relieve gas, indigestion, cramps, and colic.  It has been used for hiccups and insomnia and it increases mothers milk.  The seeds can be chewed to freshen breath.

Parsley - is rich in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antiseptic chlorophyll.

Parsley can be chewed raw to freshen the breath and promote healthy skin.  Eating parsley after garlic or onion will help deodorize the breath and the body.

Used as a tea, it is a digestive aid, and encourages free flow of urine.  It can be used as a poultice (chopped up and made into a paste) for insect bites and wounds.

It reduces high blood pressure and clears the arteries - eat plenty of raw parsley in salads.

For bladder stones or kidney stones, drink 1 quart of parsley tea a day for 3 days and then just 2 cups a day.  Another recipe is to drink parsley tea exclusively for 3 days to eliminate these stones.

For loose teeth - drink 3 cups of parsley tea a day. 

Thank You Hanna!


Recipe - Pesto
    Buy Organic whenever possible

Ingredients:

1 Bunch (approx. 2 - 3 cups) fresh Basil - washed stems removed
2 Lemons - fresh squeezed (seeds removed)
2 - 3 Cloves Fresh Garlic (cut in half, press with side of knife and remove skins)
1 - 2 Scallions, washed, cut off roots and tips.
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts (or Walnuts) for a creamier texture, add more
1/4 Cup Grated Peccorino or Parmesan Cheese
1 pinch of Kelp powder or sea salt


Directions:

1 - In a blender or food processor, add the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and remaining ingredients, blend up until a paste is created.

This can be added to soba noodles, fish, even salads.  Get creative paint your menu with this scrumptious green sauce.

Optional - Substitute Parsley for Basil.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for a little added crunch and flavor!

Bon appetite!

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            Thinking it’s time to get healthy?  I can help. 
 
Get energy, reduce your stress, control your cravings, and learn to cook quick healthy meals in just a few sessions.  Call Eileen, the Food / Health Adventurer, and let’s get started.
 
631-775-6196 or E-Mail me at BeHealthyNow@optonline.net

                        Happy Summer!


Please share with interested friends and family.  Thanks!


If you or someone you know could benefit from my services, please contact me, together we can prevent and overcome many imbalances. 

                    Be Healthy Now!

                                            March 2008 

                 Bring in Spring, please :)

With Eileen R. Weilbacher, The Food Adventurer
                                                                                        
 A Monthly E-Newsletter

Eileen Weilbacher is the Food & Health Adventurer.   She helps you increase your energy and re-claim your health through food adventures, outdoor health activities, lifestyle counseling and innovative – fun – cooking classes.  Her down-to-earth approach shows you how to get healthy using simple, step-by-step solutions that work to sustain enjoyment of life’s activities.        
 
Counseling in the great outdoors!   Do you like biking? Hiking? Walking?  We do it all while learning to get healthy!  You can have fun while exploring a healthy lifestyle. 

Call today and book your first health consultation with Eileen, talk about what’s going on with you, what’s challenging and outline a plan for action to reach your personal and family health goals.  (631) 775-6196
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Welcome Spring 2008!  Bring in those lovely greens and sprouting flowers, leaves, vegetables.  Spring is a wonderful time of renewal.  Many of us do our cleaning this time of year - whether it be your closets, your head, or your liver, it's a great time to clear out the winter accumulations.  Call about doing a liver cleanse and rebuild your body for the summer.  (631-775-6196).

Have you already started cleaning out, giving away?  When we do, we allow for new things (or people) to come into our lives.  It's pretty neet.  We block new things from coming our way when we are clogged up with stuff we don't need, or use.  This includes thoughts that don't serve us, they change our chemistry and create imbalances in acid / alkalinity, homocystine & cortizol levels are raised, free radicals are formed, it's amazing how our thoughts really can make us ill.  Foods and thoughts that are toxic make us feel sluggish.  The inhibit us from having the energy to clear out space for a new life experience.  This puts us in a rut.

It's time to blaze new trails, get on with your living, find joy in what you are doing and create your own health and wealth through happiness and satisfaction.  You may ask yourself the following to help guide you to your joyful life:

- What is successful living?  (I'm not talking about a career, life is more than a career, though that is part of it.)

- When are you the happiest?

- What makes you laugh out loud?

- Where do you find Peace?


It's time to revisit these places.  Often times we get so wrapped up in life's trivialities that we lose sight of what is important to us in life.  We're human, it happens, but don't stay there too long.  When we keep these things in mind, we remain light hearted, we keep focused and are happier.  Your answers to the above questions are the keys to Health and Wealth (both are synonymous).  (I could throw in "What is wealth?" for another question.)  Many people never ask themselves what brings them joy.  Many people focus on what takes away their joy.  What we focus on we attract.  So choose wisely where to put your thoughts. 

Let me know what you come up with. 

Here's a cleansing Spring Salad to help start your body's purification:

Recipe -  Spring Salad
    Buy Organic whenever possible

Ingredients:

In a large bowl, mix together the following:

3 cups Mesclin Baby Greens
10 Dandelion Greens - washed and chopped
2 Kirby Cucumbers, peeled and sliced, remove ends
4 stalks fresh Parsley, washed & minced
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped to 1/2" pieces
10 Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
1 - 2 stalks Celery, washed and chopped
2 Scallions (green onions), washed and sliced
1 Ripe Avocado - remove seed and scoop out the flesh, slice

Dressing:

1 Clove Garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 cup Sesame Oil
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Splash of Toasted Sesame Oil
Juice of 1 fresh Lemon
2 teaspoons Dijon style Mustard
1 Scallion washed and minced
3 Fresh Basil leaves (or a pinch of dried), washed and chopped
1 dash Shoyu or Tamari sauce

Directions:

After the salad is tossed in a large bowl, mix all dressing ingredients in a glass dressing jar, stir, cover and shake well.  Allow everyone to add dressing as desired.

Variation: 

Get creative, see what's in the frig and add it.  String beans, beets (and their greens) - grated, tomatoes, cilantro, hot sauce, fresh grated ginger is great in the dressing... The variations are endless.  Have fun!


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                    Be Healthy Now!

                                    February 2008 

                      Happy Hearts

With Eileen R. Weilbacher, The Food Adventurer
                                                                                        
 A Monthly E-Newsletter

Eileen Weilbacher is the Food & Health Adventurer.   She helps you increase your energy and re-claim your health through food adventures, outdoor health activities, lifestyle counseling and innovative – fun – cooking classes.  Her down-to-earth approach shows you how to get healthy using simple, step-by-step solutions that work to sustain enjoyment of life’s activities.        
 
Counseling in the great outdoors!   Do you like biking? Hiking? Walking?  We do it all while learning to get healthy!  You can have fun while exploring a healthy lifestyle. 

Call today and book your first health consultation with Eileen, talk about what’s going on with you, what’s challenging and outline a plan for action to reach your personal and family health goals.
  (631) 775-6196

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We know February is the month of Valentine's Day, and see hearts everywhere.  Well how can we keep our hearts healthy and happy?  Do chocolate and flowers or diamonds do the trick? Some may say YES!  But we all know there is more to it than that.  We do know that our emotions directly affect our heart health (and overall health).  We need to focus on the positives in life and discard the negatives.  Learning to forgive, release the past, allowing for new healthy life experiences to enter your world is a great gift you can give yourself for Valentine's Day and Every Day!

I'm sure many of you saw the Superbowl this week and saw how the underdog - New York Giants - beat the favored - New England Patriots.  The Giants had to release their fears and focus on the future and being positive and winning.  The Patriots probably thought they had it in the bag, since they were undefeated all year, and were picked to win.  When we lose our focus, we lose. 

It's important to know that we are all human and will lose our focus at some point in our life, the idea is to try to not lose focus on the most meaningful events in your life, such as relationships, following our dreams (and know that they are the path of least resistance), bringing up your children, you know the "REAL" things in life!  The other stuff doesn't matter.  Material things could never replace these "Primary Foods."  These non-foods feed our heart!  How many of you saw that commercial during the superbowl (I know a lot of people watch the game just for the commercials), the woman's heart jumps out of her and walks over to a man and says "I quit" and walks away.  You wonder - wow, this is kind of gross, but powerful, but what's the message?  Is his heart giving up?  Well, the tagline is - Follow Your Heart! - it was for Career Builder - how do you like that one?  Pretty powerful considering most people don't when it comes to their job, they do a job for money, not following their heart.  The word's out folks, it's time to follow your heart, don't wait any longer.

The world is changing, our way of thinking is changing, we're taking better care of ourselves on many levels.  When we are aware, it is our duty to follow what serves us and let go of what does not.  See the situations you want as yours, and the things that hold you back vanishing into the distance.  They no longer exist, unless you allow them to.  We are all in charge of our own happiness, health, etc. we can't blame others for making our lives miserable.  No one can make us miserable but ourselves, no one can make us happy but ourselves.  When we are happy others want to be around us, you'll find the same energy you have they have.  You may now realize it works both ways.  Like attracts like, so project what you want to attract, become what you want to attract, i.e. a loving caring mate.

Seek joy, in all you do.  Follow your heart, be gentle with your heart and the people and planet you love.  Pray for those who are in pain, offer a kind word or meet them for a walk in the sun (yes, even in the winter).  Brighten someone's day.  I promise, it will brighten yours too!  We are here to help each other see the positives in the world and contribute to them.  This is how we change the world into a paradise. by creating it within ourselves. 

Have a wonderful February, we get an extra day, make the best of it!  Laugh often and share your light with all you meet.  Brighten the world with your presence.
 

Recipe - Rice / Mushroom Medley
    Buy Organic whenever possible

Ingredients:

In a separate pot, boil 2 cups water add 1 cup Brown Rice - rinse and cook - takes about 40 minutes, so start with this.

2 Tablespoons Ghee - clarified butter
2 or 3 Cloves Garlic, crushed
1 Teaspoon Capers
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped to 1/2" pieces
10 Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
2 Portobello Mushrooms, washed and cubed
1 dash Shoyu or Tamari sauce

Directions:

Heat a large skillet at medium heat, add ghee, melt, add garlic, capers, pepper, stir, cook five (5) minutes.  Mix the remaining ingredients together, stir and cook an additional 10 minutes, stirring intermittently.  When mushrooms are softened, done.


Note:  you can sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top to add extra B-12 and other B vitamins, great for the nervous system and excellent source of protein for vegans.  Make extra brown rice and save some for soup, salad, stir fries, etc.

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                                    Thinking it’s time to get healthy?  I can help. 

 
Get energy, reduce your stress, control your cravings, and learn to cook quick healthy meals in just a few sessions.  Call Eileen, the Food / Health Adventurer, and let’s get started.
 
631-775-6196 or E-Mail me at BeHealthyNow@optonline.net

Happy Valentine's Day!

Please share with interested friends and family.  Thanks!

If you or someone you know could benefit from my services, please contact me, together we can prevent and overcome many imbalances. 




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