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

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Success Story: A Couple Making Lifestyle Changes Together

Working with Beth involved a lifestyle change.  We initially thought that we were eating in a somewhat healthy manner, however through weeks of meeting with Beth we gradually developed an awareness of what to look for when entering the supermarket.  We are enjoying preparing our newly-discovered food and enjoying many new flavors.

Beth has also instilled in us the value of exercise with insight into different ways of exercising for our age group.

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Recipe: Tempeh Croutons

Soy is an inexpensive, high-quality, vitamin- and mineral-rich plant protein with lots of soluble fiber and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. It is also the richest known source of powerful health-promoting phyto-estrogens, which are natural plant protectants that can provide us with protection against various diseases. The best way to eat soy is in its whole state or fermented in the form of natto, miso, naturally-fermented soy sauces (shoyu and tamari), or as tempeh, used here.

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Recipe: Kale with Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts

This dish, featured in the book, Greens Glorious Greens by Johnna Albi & Catherine Walthers, is one of the most delicious ways I’ve found to prepare kale, a food we want more of in our diets for all its health-promoting effects. Known as a “superfood” because it is such an excellent source of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese, it is also a very good source of dietary fiber, calcium, copper, vitamin B6, and potassium. Kale has also been shown in various studies to be associated with a lower incidence of various cancers, due to the high levels of active phytochemicals it contains.  Furthermore, the carotenoids found in this vegetable, especially lutein and zeaxanthin, provide a protective effect against the risk of cataracts.

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