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Sept 2014

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September 2014

Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select children’s 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 September 11 at noon; Pickup September 12 Southgate 2:30-3:30

“Now I Lay Me Down” 5K race/walk Prince of Peace Lutheran, Ida Sunday September 7 10:30

“Now I Lay Me Down” Bed Race to Aid Children First Presbyterian Church Monroe Sunday September 21 1:00-4:30

Coming Soon-Wise Traditions 15th Annual International Conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation Indianapolis Indiana November 7-November 9

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: Hyperactivity & Attention Problems

Summer is over and school is starting again.  We get parents and grandparents coming in every week to ask questions about what to do to help their children with attention difficulties.  I have noticed an increase in these problems since I opened the store 10 years ago.  Schools are quick to recommend medications but we have found many alternative therapies plus cleaner diet that can work to limit children’s problems.  When I attended a conference last year I learned many of our health problems, including autism could be tied to genetically modified foods (GMO).  We have made a commitment to our customers not to carry foods with GMO ingredients.  That is one reason I shop at Trader Joe’s because their brands do not have GMO ingredients.  Purchasing organic foods is another way to limit exposure to GMO foods.  We are participating in non-GMO month in October.

·      Bullet Point   Diet

1.       Before trying any other treatment, begin by eliminating refined sugar (I use xylitol or stevia) and food additives from your child’s diet.  Read labels carefully, and eliminate processed foods that contain artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives, commonly listed as benzoates, nitrates, and sulfites.  Common food additives also include calcium salicate, BHT, BHA, benzoyl peroxide, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers, vegetable gums, and food starch.

2.      A study cited in the journal Pediatrics reported that more than 50% of hyperactive children showed fewer behavior problems and had less trouble sleeping when put on a restricted diet.  The diet that helped was free of all artificial and chemical food additives, chocolate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), preservatives, and caffeine.  

3.      Many children benefit from following a wheat free diet and only consuming natural (non-homoginized) milk.

·      Bullet Point  Nutritional Supplements

1.      Supplementing with magnesium can be calming to the nervous system. 

2.      A liquid vitamin-B complex supplement is very important for hyperactive children.  It helps to relax a stressed nervous system and improve mental functioning and concentration.

3.      Omega 3 supplements are helpful to improve brain function.

4.       There are various supplements that include many of the calming supplements.  Each child is different and may need to try one for a few months to gage their effectiveness.

·      Bullet Point  Herbal Therapies

1.      Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Linden Flower teas can be tried as a relaxant.

2.      Oat tincture calms the nervous system.

3.      Certain botanical scents may calm a hyperactive child.  Mix 1 drop each of rosemary, sage, lavender, and chamomile oil in 1/8 cup of olive oil, and use this aromatic oil to rub your child’s feet and spine at bedtime.  Native Americans traditionally use rosemary and sage to relax the mind.

·      Bullet Point Homeopathic Therapies

1.      Calcarea Phosphorica benefits the devilish young child, usually a boy, who is restless, shy, and fearful, but who loves to take chances and play tricks.

2.      If you fidgety child stops being fidgety once he has attracted attention, give him Chamomilla.  This type of child can become so hyperactive that he will get exhausted and begin to cry.

                        Note:  Do not give your child both homeopathic Chamomilla and herbal

                                   Chamomile tea.  They will cancel each other out.

3.      There are homeopathic combination remedies that target hyperactivity. 

I prefer homeopathic remedies at the beginning because they are non toxic and can be very effective and can be used in combination with nutritional supplements.


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:


  •    Bullet PointLocal Delivery to shut-ins available


  • Bullet PointBridge Cards accepted at the store.


  •    Bullet PointFamily Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.


  • Bullet PointFree Muscle Testing



Maurine is available for Natural Health & Nutritional

Consultations by appointment





Save the Earth Tip: From hair drier to air dryer  Allowing your hair to dry naturally not only saves you time and money but Is much better for your hair, which is likely to become brittle, if subject to daily blast of hot air.  So save your energy guzzling hair dryer for occasions when you need extra special coiffure or it is simply too cold to go outside with wet hair.


Words to Live By:  Purpose is what gives life meaning



Recipe of the Month

Dr. Oz had this recipe a few years ago that combine two of my favorite foods; chia seeds and pumpkin.  You can whip up a batch of muffins (store in freezer) for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack after school.

Pumpkin-Chia Seed Muffins

2 Tablespoons chia seeds, ground      

2 tablespoons flax, ground                                                      2 farm fresh eggs

1 cup whole spelt flour                                                           ¼ cup extra-light olive oil

½ cup white spelt flour                                                           ¾ cup pure maple syrup

2 teaspoons cinnamon                                                             1 tablespoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon nutmeg                                                                 ½ cup chopped walnuts or

2 teaspoons baking soda                                                         pecans

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

16 oz can organic pumpkin


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.  In separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients.


Fold the wet ingredients and nuts into dry ingredients and spoon into paper lined or buttered muffin tins.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. 




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September  2014 Hyperactivity and Attention Problems

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