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October 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 October 4 10-5 Call 734-240-2786 for appointment

River Raisin Halloween Festival: Downtown October 27

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 Oct 24 at noon; Pickup Oct 26

Southgate 2:30-3:30

Community Education Classes at Health Matters:

Family Guide to Homeopathy October 1st 6:30-7:30

Homemade Herbal #1 October 15 6:30-7:30

Homemade Herbal #2 October 22 6:30-7:30

Growing Healthy Kids October 29 6:30-7:30

Sign up Community Education 734-265-4950

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: Back to School #2

Now that our children (and hopefully ourselves) are eating better, now we tackle the seasonal illnesses.  I have had several customers and family members with various illnesses this week.  A good diet, restful sleep pattern, regular exercise programs, and stress reduction can keep infections away.  There are several natural supplements that can boost

Cold Symptoms:                                                                 Cold Remedies:                   

Thin Clear-to-yellow drainage                                            Vitamin C 1,500-2,000mg daily

Fatigue                                                                                 Xlear or Saline Nasal Spray 2-4X

Sneezing                                                                              Esberitox (Echinacea) as directed

Sometimes Fever                                                               Quercetin (citrus bioflavanoid)

Duration 3-7 days                                                               natural antihistamine

                                                                                                          Cold Calm

                                                                                             Skinners Salve or Vicks for

                                                                                             Inhalation or can rub on soles of        

                                                                                             feet for cough



       Flu Symptoms:                                                                   Flu Remedies:

Sudden Onset                                                                         Vitamin C 1,500-2,000mg daily

High Fever (102-104)                                                                           Zinc 15mg daily

Extreme Fatigue                                                                   Elderberry Syrup or Extract

Severe Cough & Congestion                                               Raw Honey with Lemon for cough

Sore Throat                                                                           Oscillococcinum Flu Remedy

Duration 2-3 weeks                                                               Gelsenium Homeopathic Remedy


     Allergy Symptoms:                                                                             Allergy Remedies:

      Nasal Congestion with                                                            Vitamin C 1,500-2,000 mg daily

      Clear Discharge                                                                                 Quercetin as directed

      Itchy Eyes, Sneezing,                                                             Several Homeopathic Remedies

      Runny Nose                                                                                      Available

      Seasonal or Year Round when

      Exposed to Allergens



Home Remedy:  Cold Tonic from Jude’s Herbal Home Remedies


1/2 gallon filtered water                                                          3 lemons

1 ½ oz softened ginger, sliced                                                            3 oranges

½ cup organic raisins

1 cup local raw honey


Bring water, ginger, honey and raisins to a boil.  Lower heat; simmer for 1 hour.  Cool then strain liquid, store in tightly covered container.  Refrigerate overnight.  The next day add the juice of the lemons and oranges.  Drink 1-3 cups per day.

Many of my recipes are available at the store.


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 October 10 and October 24
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

Fair Exchange- Children usually grow out of clothes and other paraphernalia well before they’re worn out.   Instead of buying everything new, lend, borrow, and swap equipment with fiends whose children are older or younger than yours.  You can also pick up secondhand bargains in good condition from thrift shops and on auction or exchange websites.  Mom to Mom sales are great resources.


Recipe of the Month:


Oatmeal, Carrot, & Apple Breakfast Muffins

Adapted from The Earthbound Cook by Myra Goodman


1 ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats                                                Topping

1 ½ cup whole spelt flour

¼ cup ground flaxseeds                                                   1 cup roasted walnut pieces

1 tablespoon baking soda                                                 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut            

1 teaspoon baking powder                                               3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon                                          1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup Rapadura (whole cane sugar)

2/3 cup extra-light olive oil

2 large free range eggs

1 ½ cup buttermilk

1 ½ cup grated peeled organic carrots

1 cup grated peeled apples


1.Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin pans with natural paper cups. 

2. Place oats, flour, flaxseeds, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, Rapadura, and the oil.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Stir in the buttermilk. 

4. Add the oat mixture to the buttermilk mixture, and stir to combine.  Add the carrots and apples, and stir just until blended.  5. Fill muffin pans with batter.


Topping: Place the walnuts, coconut, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Stir to blend, and sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the batter.

Bake the muffins until the batter is set and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 

Makes 24-28 muffins.

Maurine Natural Nurse

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


Store Hours: Monday –Friday 10:00-5:30; Saturday 10:00-2:00

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