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August 2012

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 August 2012


Monroe Happenings:


Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-1 hour $50.00; ½ hour $30.00


Solid State Energy Work-Initial consultation 1 ½ hour $100.00; weekly follow up consultation 15-30 minutes $25.00; for more information or to make appointment call


Maurine @ 734-240-2786


Live Blood Analysis August 2 10-5 the first Session was a great success-


Call 734-240-2786 for appointment


Growing Connections Conference and Organic Harvest Festival (based on Weston A Price principles)-September 23 in Birmingham


Health Matters at Monroe Farmers


Double Up Bucks: New program for Bridge Card customers!!  Fair Food Network gives up to $20.00 in free DUB coins for every two dollars spent using the Bridge Card. 


Stop by Health Matters table for more information. Saturday 6-12


Family Farms Coop: orders due August 1 and 29 at noon; Pickup August 3 and 31


Southgate 2:30-3:30


Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM


Check facebook at yoga Shannon McElvany for schedule at other locations.


Healthy Happenings: Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis MD


I hope all of you are having a great summer.  It is funny how I have gotten so off track this summer because of my broken foot.  I tried to post a health tip on Facebook every day but lost my way for a few weeks.  Look for updates on Maurine Sharp on Facebook.  I am also going on vacation this month so I should be able to post regularly soon. 


As most of my customers know I limit my intake of wheat and make all of the “healthier” cookies and other baked items with organic spelt.  When my friend Sheila reported her success with weight loss using the Wheat Belly book I was intrigued.  Dr. Davis is a preventive cardiologist that has been observing the effects of wheat on his patients.


       Wheat Belly gives evidence linking wheat with celiac disease, other digestive disorders, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, aging-related conditions, and skin and hair problems.  Dr. Davis reports the wheat belly began in 1985 when the government campaign to reduce fat and cholesterol in the American diet.  Eliminate eggs, butter and other animal products.  The Standard American Diet (SAD) encouraged carbohydrates much of the carbohydrate items are made with GMO genetically modified grains.  The result of this SAD diet is a steady increase in obesity in men and women and now even in our children.  Davis submits that eating two slices of whole wheat bread is not much different from eating a candy bar or drinking soda pop.  All raise blood sugar very quickly.  Eating wheat for breakfast, lunch and dinner causes high insulin levels gradually leading to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.


      What has happened to wheat?  I learned a few years ago that scientists began hybridizing wheat to increase production.  This resulted in wheat having 500 times the gluten than the traditional wheat varieties.  The plants are now genetically engineered and hybridized as “dwarf” plants that are quick growing, require less maintenance, and resist drought.  Modern wheat is higher in carbohydrates and lower in protein.


      Dr. Davis also implicates modern wheat as a “vigorous trigger” for the development of AGE-advanced glycation endproducts, one of the causes of cataracts, retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, dementia, erectile dysfunction and other conditions associated with aging.  Dr. Davis has witnessed significant weight loss in himself and his patients just by eliminating all wheat products.  My friends’ father has great success with this program and has been able to control his Type 2 diabetes more effectively with a reduction in medications.


      Dr. Davis (and the Weston A. Price Foundation) recommends cooking one’s own food as a way to eliminate wheat and regain health.  His book contains many easy to cook recipes.




New Supplements:


1.      Many customers have asked for magnesium stearate free supplements.  We are now carrying Nature’s Answer supplements that are magnesium stearate free and herbal extracts that are 1:1 extractions that are more concentrated.


2.      From the makers of Flexcin used to minimize pain from arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, and bursitis, comes FlexPet a chewable wafer to assist with pain in paws, hips, back, neck and joints.  Molly has been on it for about 3 weeks and is no longer limping.  With great money back guarantee.


3.      Redmond Clay harvested from Redmond Utah has been used internally by primitive people for thousands of years to fight many stomach ailments, dysentery, and food infections.  External usage as a poultice on cuts, bruises, insect bites, bee stings, boils, rashes, acne and burns.  It is also used as a facial mask.


4.      Safesolutions (from Marne, MI) created an enzyme based Lice R Gone an all natural enzymatic shampoo treatment that removes lice and nits on contact and is made in the USA. I am using it for Fleas this year.  Refer to to get in-depth information.




Contact your pharmacist regarding any potential vitamin/drug interactions.  Notify physician regarding any alternative remedies.


Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass fed meat or call 1-269-476-8883


Door to Door Organics


Local Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies or Organic Vegetables Juices-Small $4.50; Large $5.50


Guernsey Ice Cream with organic cones-$1.50




Store News:


·         United Natural Foods Special Orders:  Due August 1 and August 15, 2012


  • Bridge Cards accepted at the store.


·         Local Delivery to shut-ins available


  • Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.
  • Free Muscle Testing










Save the Earth Tip


Strike a light!   I learned this tip while visiting Jim McDonald, herbalist. One of the simplest ways to get rid of a bad smell-in the bathroom, for example- is to strike a match and let the flame burn for a moment.  This miraculously eliminates nasty odors without the need to mask them with another, often highly packaged and processed scent.  Just make sure you extinguish the match properly before you put it in the wastebasket.


Recipe of the Month:




Zucchini Brownie 




1 ¾ cup spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour         2 farm eggs


¼ cup ground flaxseed                                               1 cup Rapadura


1 ½ teaspoon baking soda                                           2 cups zucchini-grated and lightly


1/3 cup natural cocoa powder                                     squeezed


¼ cup prunes-puree (or use baby prunes)                    1/3 cup roasted walnuts-chopped


¼ cup extra virgin olive oil                                         1/3 cup natural chocolate chips


2 teaspoons vanilla extract




In a medium bowl, mix flour, ground flaxseed, cocoa, and baking soda.  Set aside. Combine eggs, olive oil, prunes, and vanilla with a wire whisk.  Add Rapadura to egg mixture and mix well.  Stir in dry ingredients, and then fold in zucchini until well blended, do not over mix.  Add chocolate chips and walnuts.  Spread batter into a buttered 9X13 inch baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 






Maurine Natural Nurse


Health Matters Herbs and More 17 E. Second St. Monroe, Michigan 48161




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