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August 2013

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Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select detoxification & medicinal mushrooms

Visit Health Matters at Monroe Farmer’s Market Saturday 7-1

Bridge Cards with Double Up Bucks coordinated at our table


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 August 14 at noon; Pickup August 16 Southgate 2:30-3:30

Yoga with Shannon: Every Other Saturday in July sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM. Scheduled August 3, August 10, August 24

Jazz Festival August 8-11 and Fine Arts Fair August 10-11

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

Healthy Happenings: Cancer Prevention

As many of you know my husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and his niece was diagnosed with breast cancer last month.  This has thrown our family into a state of confusion and fear.  Gary and I are working with the cancer center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

However my mind and heart are at home right now.  I thank God for our supportive family, church family, and many great friends that have offered to help in any way.   I am very grateful for Rosa, Cathy and June who can and do run the store when I need time to take Gary to appointments.  I will try to be available as much as possible.  If you have questions or concerns you can call the store and I will address them as soon as possible.

It is so upsetting to see so many neighbors and friends diagnosed with cancer, many of them are in the prime of their lives.  I do not have answers as to why this is happening but following a natural wholesome diet, getting regular exercise and having a spiritual connection is a great place to start.

Cancer Prevention 101


  • *Eat a high fiber diet consisting of fresh organic vegetables and fruit, organic whole unprocessed grains, freshly ground organic flax seeds, and organic/grass fed meat, chicken, eggs, and wild caught fish.

  • *Drink green tea regularly.  Green tea is high in substances known as catechins, which have anti-cancer properties.

  • *Avoid hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats (in many processed foods), sugar, coffee, caffeine, and alcohol.

  • *Enjoy domestic not imported red grapes regularly.  Research show that a substance called resveratrol, found in red grape and red grape juice can help keep cells from turning cancerous and inhibit the spread of cells that are already malignant.  Experts say that red grapes contain the most active anti-carcinogenic compounds yet identified in nature.

  • *Enjoy garlic and onions to your heart’s content.  I chop up and swallow one garlic clove daily.

  • *Add broccoli sprouts to salads.  The young sprouts of the broccoli plant have been found to contain more sulforaphane, the cancer-fighting compound in broccoli, that the mature vegetable.

  • *Eat tomatoes often.  In a study in Italy, researchers found that people who ate raw tomatoes at least 7 times per week cut their risk of developing stomach, bladder, and colon cancers by 50 percent.

  • *Consider putting beets and the menu.  In a laboratory study of more than sixty fruits and vegetables, the University of Mainz in Germany named beets the richest source of a pigment called beta-cyanin that was found to be a powerful cancer-fighting agent.

  • *Drink only pure water. I filter at least 90% of the water I drink; then add 1 tablespoon of Wayback Water to make pure super- hydrating water.  Most municipal water supplies add chlorine to the water.  Chlorine-based compounds can mimic the action of the sex hormone estrogen in the body, and high estrogen levels are a risk factor for breast cancer and other diseases.  In men, excess estrogen can cause the sex organs to shrink and the breasts to enlarge, and may be related to the increase of testicular cancer in recent year.

  • *If you consume alcohol, do so in moderation only.   Excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer of the upper and lower digestive tract, liver, prostate, breast and colon.

***How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine by Dr. Michael Murray is a great reference guide.


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 August 1 and August 15, 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: Liberate yourself from the laundry Despite what detergent ads might lead us to believe, most clothes don’t need washing after every wearing.  That’s not to say that you should wait until they can walk to the washing machine by themselves, but don’t launder them before they are actually dirty.

   There are several tricks you can use to keep clothes fresh, For example, put away “clean enough” clothes right after wearing to stop them from mixing with the truly unwearable stuff.  If they are only slightly crumpled or stale.

Words to Live By:

Don’t be afraid to fail.  Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge its ok.  If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.  H. Stanley Judd


Recipe of the Month:  Farmer’s Markets are full of fresh grown vegetables at this time of year.   Here is a healthy cancer fighting recipe.

Warm Spinach and Beet Salad


Cook one medium unpeeled beat for 40-45 minutes, or until fork tender.  Use fingers to gently peel after cooking.  I use gloves to prevent staining.  Cut into half moon slices.

4 oz thin sliced non nitrate bacon cut into bite sized pieces

1 small Spanish onion cut into half moon slices

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive or grape seed oil

3 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar

1 ½ pound spinach with stems removed

Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Cook bacon until crisp.  Remove and drain on paper towel.  Pour off most of the bacon grease.  Cook onion and beets 1-2 minutes in bacon grease until tender crisp.  Add oil and vinegar to onion mixture.  Cook 1 minute.  Remove onion and beets.  Sauté spinach, turning frequently, until slightly wilted.  To serve plate up mix together spinach, onion and beets then top with bacon.

Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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July 2013 GMO  

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