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March 2012

Monroe Happenings:


Maurine is taking appointments for new Energy Therapy Treatments


The initial appointment is 1-1 ½ hours; with weekly follow up treatments


taking only 15-30 minutes.  Treatments are used to rebalance our body’s energies to detoxify and promote self healing.  For more information call Maurine on Monday or Thursday and check website


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


Orders due February 29 and March 28 at noon; Pickup March 2 and March 30 Southgate 2:30-3:30


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




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




Healthy Happenings: Healthy Happy Hearts


Heart disease runs in my family my father had triple bypass surgery and my mother had several strokes,  however, when I learned only 10% if heart issues are genetic I knew I did not have to become a statistic.  I learned that 90 % of DIS-ease can be modified with lifestyle changes.  My medical training had me following the low fat, low salt program.  After reading Nourishing Traditions and researching information from Weston A. Price Foundation ( I began my whole food lifestyle. I changed my eating to whole fat, butter, lard, yogurt, eating 2 egg yolks with vegetables almost every morning, and purchasing grass fed local beef, chicken and eggs.  I have incorporated Celtic sea salt into my diet daily. All of these practices would be criticized by conventional medical practitioners but I am very healthy and will continue on this journey. 


Another aspect of heart health is regular exercise. I have been an avid exerciser for most of my life. I have been practicing yoga for almost 15 years and added strength training 2 years ago.  This program is working for me; remember all you need to get started is a good pair of walking shoes. 


Heart Healthy Supplements:


Ø  Omega 3 fish oil-I take cod liver oil (900 mg of Omega 3 with vitamin A and D in one teaspoon) daily to support my artery wall elasticity, maintain healthy triglyceride levels, and support circulation.  We carry Carlson cod liver oil that is light and has a lemon flavor.  If you choose to take fish oil look for at least EPA 300mg and DHA 200mg in each capsule.  When your health care professional recommends 1000mg daily you can take 2 capsules.


Ø   Garlic-look for aged extract or garlic that is enteric coated to decrease the garlic odor.  The medicinal part of the garlic is in the Allicin and when they make odor free you are not getting the proper effect.


Ø  Magnesium-helps maintain normal heart rhythms due to the muscle relaxant effect.   There are several forms of Magnesium; we carry magnesium oxide, chelated magnesium, magnesium glycinate, and triple magnesium.  Magnesium is usually taken at bedtime to help reduce muscle spasms and improve sleep patterns.


Ø  Coenzyme Q10-Is used by people taking statin drugs and improves the heart’s pumping ability in people with cardiovascular disease.  When purchasing CoQ10 people over 40 need to get the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 to maximize absorption.


Ø  Vitamin C-Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks but People Do written by Dr. Rath explains that to keep our arteries healthy we need to take at least 2000mg with bioflavinoids daily. 


Ø  Vitamin D3- can reduce the risk of cardiovascular-related deaths.


Ø  Flax (ground) or psyllium-is used to reduce cholesterol absorption in the digestive tract.  Of the two I prefer flax because of the ALA fat that is converted into EPA in the system.




Ø  Getting a restful night sleep is important for heart health.  Sleep apnea is associated with heart disease. 


Ø  Regular exercise program is necessary to improve circulation and strengthen the heart muscle. Remember to consult your health care professional before starting exercise programs.


Ø  Yoga and relaxation programs are great for stress which in turn is great for your heart.






  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 or Organic Vegetables Juices-Small $4.50; Large $5.50


Guernsey Ice Cream with organic cones-$1.50




Store News:




  • Local Delivery to shut-ins available
  • Store Spotlight: New as seen on Dr. Oz table.  But many of the items are out of stock from our distributors.


·         United Natural Foods Special Orders:  Due March 1, 2012


  • 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: Love your Bling? To help avoid the environmental problems with mining metal and gems (and making them in China), buy jewelry made from recycled precious metals and stones (Rosa makes her own repurposed jewelry available at the store and Monroe Farmer’s Market in the summer) or dust off old pieces handed down by your grandparents- Rosa can make new jewelry pieces from these retro finds.












Recipe of the Month:


Ginger Snaps modified from the Monroe Evening News


¾ cup butter softened


¾ cup natural sugar


1 free-range egg


2 cups spelt flour


¼ cup ground flax


¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt


1 ½ teaspoon baking soda


1 teaspoon cinnamon


1 teaspoon ground ginger


¼ cup molasses




1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees


2.      Mix together flour, flax, sea salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger in small bowl.


3.      Cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes


4.      Add egg; mix well


5.      Add dry ingredients and molasses and blend well


6.      Roll into small balls (the size of a ping pong ball).


7.      Roll the balls in white sugar and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.


8.      Bake for 12 minutes, rotating pan once.








Maurine Natural Nurse


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




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