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Aug 2014

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August 2014

Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select probiotics, digestive enzymes and fiber supplements.

Check out for Health Matters & Namaste Yoga Coupons

Visit Health Matters at Monroe Farmer’s Market Saturday 7-12

Bridge Cards with Double Up Bucks coordinated at our table


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

  call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

Family Farms Co-op:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orders due August 13at noon; Pickup August 15 Southgate 2:30-3:30

Monroe Jazz Festival & Fine Art Fair August 9-10 10:00-7:00

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

Namaste Yoga Center 8177 Secor Rd. Lambertville for schedule you can go to www.namasteyogacenter.weebly.comor pick up schedule at the store.

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


Healthy Happenings: Food Allergies and Food Intolerance


I hope everyone is having a great summer.  This month I am focusing on food issues because for the past few months my friend and I have been having major digestive issues, including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea etc. you get the picture.  My friend is following the FODMAP recommended by the GI physicians at St. Joe’s in Ann Arbor.


My issue is likely due to increased stress this past year.  I have had to muscle test several foods and found I must eliminate pork, black beans, wheat, and cherries, to name a few.  I am so frustrated because I never had issues with these foods in the past.  Many of my customers are dealing with similar issues and are surprised when we muscle test for foods that are seen as healthy but that they may need to be eliminate.


·         Food Allergies involve the immune system


1.      Classical allergic disorder which results in a very violent and rapid response after eating allergen, often within minutes. 


      Symptoms include swelling of the lips, mouth, and tongue; hives, vomiting; and, in severe cases, collapse or anaphylactic shock.


      The foods that most commonly cause food allergy are cow’s milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and fish, with items such as sesame seed and poppy seed in the second rank.  Many fruits and vegetables also cause allergic reactions, usually through cross-reaction from another allergen.


      Classic allergic diseases are hay fever, perennial rhinitis (constant runny nose), asthma, hives and edema, and eczema.


      Food allergy, especially the immediate-reaction type, is usually lifelong.


·         Food Intolerance


1.      Food intolerance is not recognized by physicians, however, many patients are treated for symptoms including headaches, indigestion, diarrhea, aches and pains, rashes, and a host of other problems.  In most cases, no physical disorder can be found to identify them.


      Symptoms of food intolerance mouth ulcers, burning mouth, nausea, indigestion, heart burn, gastric ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease, itchy skin, muscle & joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, headaches (including migraines), eye irritation,  and fatigue.


      With food intolerance, it is almost always commonly eaten foods that are the source of the problem.  Usually the foods we like the most.


      In the United States, the most problematic foods are wheat, milk, soy, and corn.  Several customers attempt a gluten free diet only to find out they are intolerant to rice, which is usually used to make gluten free products.


      Reaction time is very slow.  The symptoms can occur several hours up to 48 hours after the offending food is eaten.


      Food intolerance tends to diminish if the food is avoided for a while.  After a period of months or sometimes a year, the same food can be eaten without ill effects.  If the food is consumed on a daily basis the intolerance is likely to reappear within a month or so.


      Causes-chemical exposure (food additives, pesticide residues, exhaust fumes, solvents, and industrial pollutants; antibiotics, bottle feeding and early weaning, and birth control pill.


·         Diets


1.      FODMAP diet-Fermentable Oligo-Di-and Mono-sacharides, and Polyols.


This diet restricts fermented food like yogurt, kefir, kombucha, high fructose foods, milk, some vegetables, and sugar alcohol sweeteners.


2.      Elimination Diet


      Exclusion phase- avoid any food (wheat, eggs, milk, citrus fruits, yeast, chocolate, and additives) that might be causing trouble and see if the symptoms clear up.  This phase lasts about one month,


      Reintroduction phase- for one week add a small amount one of the food items, if you experience symptoms stop the food; wait the full week; then continue adding foods every week until you determine the foods causing symptoms.




For additional information you can refer to Food Allergies and Food Intolerance, Jonathan Brostoff, M.D., Linda Gamlin


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


Store News:

Local Delivery to shut-ins available

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


Sunspot Remover as seen on Dr. Oz

½ lemon

2 tablespoons sugar

2 drops licorice root tincture

2 tablespoons olive oil

Mix together all ingredients. Scrub hands for 10 minutes twice a week.


Save the Earth Tip: Scald you weeds-Instead of using environmentally damaging herbicides or fungicides to keep weeds at bay, try pouring boiling water on them.  The plants will shrivel and die, leaving no toxic residues.  Just remember to boil only as much as you need, and be careful not to pour it on your legs.


Words to Live By:  People can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.


Recipe of the Month


Tuna Croquettes                                                         Seasoned Crumb Coating 

2 cups flaked tuna or salmon, drained                         1 ¼ cup flour (gluten free or spelt)

2 teaspoon lemon juice                                                ¾ cup fresh ground corn meal

1 egg or 1 tablespoon egg replacer                               1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon parsley flakes                                            1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

½ cup seasoned crumb coating                                                1 ¾ teaspoon onion powder

                                                                        1 ¾ teaspoon garlic powder

Toss tuna with lemon juice.                                         ½ teaspoon oregano

Combine with remaining                                              ½ teaspoon basil

ingredients                                                                   1 teaspoon parsley

Form into patties                                                          5 tablespoon olive oil

Fry in olive oil until golden brown.

Drain on paper towel.                                                  Combine dry ingredients in food

                                                                        processor. Add olive oil 1 tablespoon

                                                                        at a time, while the processor is

                                                                        running.  Continue processing until

                                                                        fully combined.  Store in an air tight



 Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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August 2014 Food Allergies & Food Intolerance


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