Beth Baldino, MSW, CHHC
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
(973) 979-6951

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Recipe: Wellness Elixir

This is a seriously powerful immune-boosting formula that can be used up to three times a day when you’re feeling at risk of coming down with something big.  This drink has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. The cayenne ensures it’s also very warming, which is always helpful when you’re ill. This recipe will provide enough for several mugs-worth of elixir. I typically use about one spoonful of honey per mug. More honey would disguise the taste (which I admit, isn’t great, but it’s worth it for the effect you’ll get…maybe this will help you be more motivated to take better care of yourself in the future so so you don’t get to this point ♥ ).

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Success Story: No More Dieting

In all honesty I find that most words do not do justice to the magic Beth works. Her entire approach from the start was to look at me first as an individual and guide me to guide myself! Beth is equipped with so much knowledge and an ability to listen without an ounce of judgment involved. Her approach to counseling me was always clear and on target. After 43 years of dieting, I can honestly say I will never use that word again when talking about myself. Working with Beth from the start was about learning how to make healthier choices and prepare healthier foods. With her guidance, I soon realized that while this was clearly important, it wouldn’t work alone. With that, I had to be ready to look deeper into myself and evaluate what was going on. I love that in the beginning she simply said, “listen to your body!” Sounds easy enough, but when you really do it, WOW, it does speak, and the entire process of trying different combinations of foods and evaluating how they made me feel was incredible. I always left our sessions feeling ready to embark on a new task related to creating a healthier me by learning to nurture myself.

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Success Story: Changing Habits, Thoughts & Practices

Beth is clearly knowledgeable about nutrition and worked to define our experience around my needs. She actively listened to all I shared and continually helped me reshape my ideas, frustrations and burdens to be healthier overall. Beth is a great counselor and I found her VERY easy to talk with. She is also proactive in teaching in a hands-on way to help you incorporate new habits, thoughts and practices into your life. As a result of my work with Beth I have changed my lifestyle in many ways. Beth helped to calm me down and allow me to take time for me! I love the meal planning and purposeful thought about my health, my family’s health, relationship health and infusing relaxation into a very busy schedule. I feel better generally and I am more conscious of my role in creating a healthy environment for myself and my family.

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Recipe: Roasted Crispy Kale

Green vegetables are the foods most missing in our diets. Learning to cook and eat greens is essential to creating health. Nutritionally, leafy greens like kale are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E and K. They are full of fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients and phyto-chemicals.

This is a very easy way to prepare kale and great for introducing it to someone who is not a big vegetable eater (and of course, children). Prepared in this manner it can be eaten plain as a side dish, over a grain, in a salad, or as a snack like chips.

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