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February 2013

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February 2013
Monroe Happenings:
Health Matters monthly sale!!!! February is Heart health month so you can get
10% off Omega 3 products, Coenzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol products.
Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-1 hour $50.00; ½ hour $30.00
Solid State Energy Work-Video available 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
Family Farms Co-op: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Orders due January 30 and 27 at noon; Pickup February 1 and March 1
Southgate 2:30-3:30
Weston A. Price Foundation Regional Conference -March 23 & 24
Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel 8000 Merriman Rd. Romulus, MI 48174
Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM
Namaste Day Monroe County Community College Feb 2, Malissa Whited, Kim Searle, and Danielle Lambert 10am-Donation $10.00 plus a non-perishable personal hygiene item- All proceeds to be donated to local charities.
Community Education Classes at Health Matters: Sign up for winter and spring classes through Monroe Community Education 734-265-4950
Family Guide to Homeopathy- February 11 6:30-7:30
Homemade Herbal #1: February 18 6:30-7:30
Homemade Herbal #2: February 25 6:30-7:30
Health Matters Calendar e-mailed upon request or pick up copy at the store
Healthy Happenings: Lessons from This Year’s Cold & Flu Season
This year is shaping up to be an unusually tough cold and flu season. I blame the weather for some of the increase; weather gets a little cold then warm again, which stresses our systems. I had been blessed for the past eight years with very little sickness. But in December I had strep throat, which had to be treated with antibiotics. Then this week after completing Dr. Oz’s 3 day detox, I came down with a head cold. What I learned from the cold is it is better to let the symptoms (clear nasal drainage, headache, slight fever, and generalized fatigue) progress naturally using various homeopathic remedies and much needed rest. So, I was very sick for two days then symptoms subsided. If you listen to TV commercials and even health care professionals they recommend over the counter and pharmaceuticals to stop the symptoms. I believe this prolongs and may even worsen the illness. I now have built natural immunity to this Rhinovirus, too bad there are so many others I might encounter. So I plan to bolster my immune system with Astragalus, vitamin c, vitamin d and probiotics.
Cold & Flu Remedies:
 Elderberry Syrup or Tincture-Elderberries may reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Rosa made some for me. A study done in Israel showed elderberry extract is as effective against the flu as Tamiflu.
 Vitamin C-You can take 1000mg every hour or so during the first stages of either a cold or the flu due to the anti-inflammatory properties.
 Zinc lozenges can boost your immune system and soothe your sore throat.
 Chamomile tea twice a day can help you rest and relax.
 Echinacea and Goldenseal both stimulate the immune system. I prefer Echinacea to Goldenseal because goldenseal is an endangered plant due to over harvesting.
 Hot ginger tea increase perspiration which helps cleanse the body and reduce the intensity of a cold.
 Bone Broth chicken soup can help alleviate respiratory illnesses. Recipe included
 Skinners vaporizing salve I applied to my throat and the soles of my feet
 Homemade Cold Tonic made with fresh ginger, raisins, fresh squeezed orange and lemon juice.
 Homeopathic Remedies:
1. Oscillococcinum is a widely recognized cold and flu remedy when taken at the first signs of illness.
2. Allium cepa is used for a very runny nose and a great deal of irritating, watery nasal drainage.
3. Arsenicum album is used if you feel, chilly, restless and weak
4. Euphrasia is used if the cold causes burning eyes and stinging tears
5. Gelsenium is used if you have heavy, droopy eyes; feel weak and tired, with aches and chills up and down your back
6. Pulsatilla is used if you; have a stuffy nose and thick yellow discharge
Newton Homeopathics has a new promotion using facebook. Go to and “like” Newton for e-mail coupons that can be redeemed here.
When customers come to the store we can do muscle testing to find the appropriate remedy or we have combination remedies for colds and flu.
For more information on this subject, look for my class Family Guide to Homeopathy.
As always, 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
Local Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies Small $4.50; Large $5.50
Store News:
We will not be shopping at Whole Foods Market any more due to their big business procedures which will allow Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) in the store. I found out their brand (365) is GMO free but other suppliers can and do use GMO ingredients. I prefer to shop at Trader Joe’s because their products and fruits and vegetables are GMO free. I joined Phoenix Coop in Toledo and will shop there and Zerbo’s in Livonia or Bassett’s in Toledo whenever needed.
Local Delivery to shut-ins available United Natural Foods Special Orders: Due January 30, 2013 Bridge Cards accepted at the store.
Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order. Free Muscle Testing
Maurine is available for Natural Health & Nutritional
Consultations by appointment
Save the Earth Tip: Runny Nose? Use a handkerchief, rather than paper tissues to blow your nose. I know it sounds gross but I started this year and wash them every few days. Not only will this save trees, but the (ideally organic) cotton will be kinder to your nose than the wood fibers in tissues.
Recipe of the Month:
Chicken Stock from Nourishing Traditions
1 whole free range chicken or 2-3 pounds 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
of bony chicken parts. For more quality gelatin 2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely
you can add chicken feet. chopped
4 quarts cold filtered water 3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons raw organic vinegar 1 bunch parsley
Cut chicken parts into several pieces. Place chicken or chicken pieces in a large stainless steel pot with water, vinegar and all vegetables except parsley. Let stand 30 minutes to 1 hour. Bring to a boil, and remove scum that rises to the top. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 6 to 24 hours. The longer you cook the stock, the richer and more flavorful it will be. About 10 minutes before finishing the stock, add parsley. This will impart additional minerals to the broth. Remove the whole chicken or pieces with a slotted spoon. If you are using a whole chicken, let cool and remove chicken meat from the carcass. Strain the stock into a large glass bowl and reserve in your refrigerator until the fat rises to the top and congeals. Skim off this fat and reserve the stock in covered containers in your refrigerator or freezer. Many people use this stock as a beverage with meals.
Rosa’s Chicken Soup
10-12 cups of chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth
1 large onion, diced ½ cup garbanzo beans
2 large carrots, diced 1 cup kidney beans
2 stalks celery, diced ½ cup frozen corn
1 cup broccoli flowerets 1 cup zucchini cut into pieces
1 cup cauliflower cut medium pieces ½ cup squash of your choice
2 cups cooked noodles or 1 cup cooked barley Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste
½ tsp Minced Garlic
Heat up stock or chicken broth; add vegetables (except zucchini or squash), beans and corn. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer covered 30 minutes; add zucchini and/or squash,
Let simmer for 15 min. Then add cooked noodles or barley.
Maurine Natural Nurse
Health Matters Herbs and More 17 E. Second St. Monroe, Michigan 48161
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