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March 2013

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March 2013


Monroe Happenings:


Health Matters monthly sale!!!! March is Save Your Vision Month so you can get


10% off Select vision protective supplements.


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 Feb30and March 27 at noon; Pickup March 1 and March 29


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


734-713-0552 for registration or you can pick up registration forms at the store.


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


Kiwanis Blood Drive at American Red Cross Center 1645 S. Dixie Hwy. March 5 Noon to 6pm


Kitchen Transition for River Raisin Institute 610 W. Elm Ave, Room D102 March 19 6:30-8:00


Health Matters Calendar e-mailed upon request or pick up copy at the store




Healthy Happenings: Healthy Vision from The Eye Care Revolution Dr. Robert Abel, Jr., M.D.


Healthy vision is so important to our general health and wellbeing.  Many people fear losing their sight in a Lewis Harris poll from 1998 participants 26% feared cancer and 25% feared losing their vision.  Today I am sure Alzheimer’s would be near the top, too. The loss of vision can result in a loss of in independence and feelings of isolation.  Imagine losing your driver’s license having to depend on family or public transportation.  That is a scary thought to me.  There are several natural approaches to keeping our vision in tip top shape.  It is much easier to prevent eye problems than to treat after problems arise.  Dr. Abel says “the eyes serves as a mirror of general health and reflect symptoms of hidden imbalances.”  Dr. Abel gives us some healthful tips for your eyes and body


Tip 1; Observe Nature


Ø  Just as you are aware of the changes of seasons, be aware of the changes and renewal in yourself.  Our retinal photoreceptor cells are destroyed and remade with every glimmer of light. 


Ø  Try to find harmony and balance of nature in your work, play intellectual pursuits, family responsibilities, and every aspect of your life.


Ø  Use water, pets, and flowers to rejuvenate your spirits and empty your mind temporarily of the day’s obligations.  Learn to balance your life, and make time for recreation, relaxation, and friendship.  


Tip 2: Manage Your Diet


Ø  Our modern diseases (like cavities, obesity, cancer, and diabetes) did not arise until we began eating refined sugar and white flour, and artificial substances (like today’s trans-fats, artificial sweeteners, and artificial colorings)


Ø  Remember that a balanced diet does not mean eating equal amounts of all of the different types of food.  Dr. Abel feels that water should be the base of every food pyramid.  Followed by colorful fruits and vegetables and whole grains.  Natural fats in the form of nuts, seeds and coconut or olive oil should be included in daily diet.


Tip 3: Stock Up on Supplements


Ø  Think of dietary supplements as an insurance policy to ensure that some of the nutrients you need aren’t falling between the cracks.


Ø  Build up you antioxidant bank account.  In most illnesses, there is an overabundance of free radicals-the “bad guys” that attack our cells- and too few antioxidants-the “good guys” that combat free radical damage.


Ø  Make sure you have adequate amounts of the water-soluble vitamins, vitamin C and the B vitamins.  People who are on diuretics, who exercise vigorously, who live in hot climates, or who urinate frequently because of diabetes or some other health condition need to be especially careful not to become deficient in the water-soluble vitamins.


Ø  Boost your levels of the fat-soluble vitamins: vitamins A, E, D and K.  It is necessary to take these vitamins with meal, since the fat in the meal will help your body absorb the vitamins.


Ø  Remember that minerals are also essential for good health: calcium, magnesium and zinc are three major minerals we need.  Magnesium is particularly important, because magnesium deficiency is implicated in macular degeneration, glaucoma, asthma and other lung diseases, leg cramps, migraine headaches, diabetes, and heart disease. 


Ø  Be aware that essential fatty acids-the ‘good fats”- are nutrients in which many Americans are deficient.  Essential fasts aid digestion, protect the lining of blood vessels, line nerve and retinal cells, contribute to building immunity, and generally act as lubricants all over the body (in the skin, joints, and the bowel). Fifty percent of the fat in the brain is the essential fatty acid DHA.  The essential fatty acids also help protect against dry eyes, glaucoma, loss of bone mass and arthritis. 


Tip 4: Breathe Deeply


Ø  Never forget that breathing deeply contributes to health in many ways.  It is a great stress-reducer, for instance, and controlling your breathing is the first step to learning mind/body control techniques like meditation.  Deep breathing has other advantages, including increased lung volume, improved diaphragm strength, increased oxygenation of your body, and an enhanced feeling of well being.


Ø  Perform these two exercises to make a habit of deep breathing: 1. Take ten deep breaths, morning and evening, before you brush your teeth; and 2. Take one long, sustained deep breath every time you look at your watch (or phone).


Tip 5: Improve Your Digestion


Ø  Bloating or gas can be signs that you are not absorbing your food well, and so are not getting the maximum nutrition form what you’re eating or from the supplements you take. Poor digestion can contribute to the development of macular degeneration, arthritis, acne, anxiety/stress, colitis, and hemorrhoids.


Ø  Drink fluids between meals.  This helps speed food through the digestive tract and aids in maintaining regularity.


Ø  Be conscious of your fiber intake, particularly if you are suffering from constipation, bloating, or indigestion.  All these conditions could signal a need for more fiber. 


Ø  Avoid antacids.  Many people who have recurrent digestive problems don’t realize that they lack sufficient stomach acid to digest their food properly.  Taking antacids on a regular basis can contribute to this problem instead of solving it.


Ø  Be aware that a wide variety of foods and supplements can aid in digestion.  They include: lactobacillus (“friendly bacteria”), digestive enzymes, Omega-3 fatty acids, papaya, and ginger, among others.




 As always, contact your pharmacist regarding any potential vitamin/drug interactions.  Notify physician regarding any alternative remedies. 




Organic Fruits and Vegetables delivered every other week-


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:


  • Local Delivery to shut-ins available


·         United Natural Foods Special Orders:  Due  March 13 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: Idling Time Turn off your engine if you are going to be stationary for more than two minutes.  You’ll save fuel and avoid unnecessary ear to cylinders, spark plugs, and the exhaust system.




Recipe of the Month:  Improve your vision with this easy winter recipe


Maple Roasted Root Vegetables


¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil                                                      2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2” pieces


2 tablespoons pure maple syrup                                              2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into


3 cloves garlic, minced                                                            1” pieces


½ teaspoon rosemary                                                   1 rutabaga or turnip, peeled and cut into 1” pieces


½ teaspoon sage                                                                       1 large onion, peeled and cut into quarters


½ teaspoon thyme                                                                    3-4 red potatoes, quartered


2 or 3 carrots peeled and cut into 2” pieces                             Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix oil, maple syrup, garlic and herbs in a small bowl. Place remaining ingredients in a heavy roasting pan or rimmed cookie sheet.  Pour oil mixture over vegetables and toss to coat.  Spread vegetables out in a single layer.  Sprinkle with Celtic sea salt and pepper.  Roast until tender and golden brown (about 1 hour), stirring occasionally.  Transfer vegetables to platter and serve immediately.              








Maurine Natural Nurse


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




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March 2013 Healthy Vision


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