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September 2016 Healthy Brain

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September 2016

The Bridge Card/Double Up Buck program at the Market.

Chantelle will be coordinating the program at the market year this year.  She is selling healing and homemade tea, heirloom vegetables, and sourdough breads on Saturdays from 7am-12noon.

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

  Call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

Ionic Foot Bath now available by appointment-1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00

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

Orders due September 21 at noon; Pickup September 23 2:30-3:30-at VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate

 First FridayDowntown Monroe September 2-Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

Join many businesses with art exhibit, food and drink specials.

. Transitions for Women a support group for women that have lost their partners-Next Meeting held at First Presbyterian Church

September 17 at 3:00 PM

Great Lakes Herb FaireSeptember 9-11 Chelsea Michigan

Healthy Steps a women’swalking group Tuesday September 13 & September 27 at 5:30 meet at

Health Matters

Let us Run for Oaks of Righteousness-September 11 at Prince of Peace Church Ida Kids run 10:45 5K Race/Walk 11AM

Alzheimer’s Walk-September 24 Loranger Square 11AM

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.


Healthy Happenings: Natural Remedies forHealthy Brain Smart Medicine for Healthier Living

September is a great time to think about supporting our mind as children go back to school and parents work hard to make sense of new math, more complicated electronics, and ever increasing homework assignments. As you know I believe food is the most important component of wellness. A healthy brain needs the fuel to learn and limiting exposure to unhealthy processed foods, food dyes, and excessive amounts of sugar will prepare individuals brain to process and retain new information. 

As we age many of us are concerned about developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  Consuming a natural whole foods diet can benefit all ages. Several studies since 2010 have looked at the correlation between insulin resistance and diabetes and increased incidence of dementia, they sometimes refer to Alzheimer’s disease as type 3 diabetes.  So you can see how important it is to limit our intake of refined sugars if we are concerned about our future and the health of our children.     

·         Dietary:

1.      Start the day with a healthy breakfast including whole proteins, vegetables, whole fruit and natural milk.  Egg yolks and beans are rich sources of choline used to build brain cell membranes.

2.      Whole food smoothie using whole milk yogurt, berries, greens, and ice are a good way to obtain nutrients a few times a week.

3.      Organic old fashioned oats or barley flakes, whole milk, honey and cinnamon.  Mix together at night and place in refrigerator overnight.  Ready to eat in the morning.  To increase the protein you can add a few tablespoons of organic dry milk powder or whey protein.

4.      Attempt to eat smaller meals several times a day, including protein and whole fruit for snacking, to keep blood sugars level throughout the day.  Crispy or raw nuts or nut butters are good choices.

5.      Include 2-3 servings of fatty fish per week; salmon, sardines and mackerel are good choices.

6.      Providing a protein rich night time snack will help anyone get a good night’s sleep.

7.      Cooking with or consuming organic coconut oil can protect against many degenerative diseases.  I consume 1 tablespoon daily to nourish my brain and boost my metabolism.

·         Nutritional Supplements:

1.      High-potency multiple vitamin –taken at least twice a day

2.      Fish oil or cod liver oil (Omega 3)-1,000-3,000 mg of EPA + DHA daily; Children can take 500-1,500 mg daily in divided doses.

3.      Vitamin D: 2,000-4,000 IU per day with fat source; Children can take 1,000-2,000 IU per day

4.      Magnesium: 400-800mg at bedtime; children 100-400mg.  People suffering with Alzheimer’s might benefit from a new magnesium, Magtein, which is a special form of magnesium that is designed to be utilized by the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord.  These parts of the human body don’t usually absorb magnesium well.  In dementia, a deficiency in magnesium and high concentrations of aluminum in the brain can result in progressive dementia. ***Avoid exposure to aluminum; acid rain has contributed a lot of aluminum to tap water.  Other everyday sources of aluminum include aluminum cookware, canned drinks, some antacids, and antiperspirants.

·         Herbal Remedies:

1.      Ginkgo Biloba:  helps increase the blood supply to the brain.

2.      Gotu kola: has been used for centuries in India to increase efficiency of the brain.

3.      Pine-bark and grape-seed extracts: contain antioxidants and help support liver function. Both of these extracts can assist in boosting cognitive function and may help to alleviate symptoms of ADHD.

·         Homeopathic Remedies are symptom specific


Maurine is happy to provide her opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.


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:

v  Local Delivery to shut-ins available

v  Bridge Cards accepted at the store.

v  Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.

v  Free Muscle Testing



Save the Earth Tip: Pick your moment – Whenever possible, plan your car journeys for times of the day when there is likely to be little traffic.  Not only will you get to your destination more quickly and in a better mood, but you’ll save fuel: stop-start driving is less economical than serene progress at a steady speed.  When I shop in Ann Arbor this is very true earlier is much less stressful.


Words to Live By

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success.  They quit on the one yard line…one foot from a winning touchdown.

H. Ross Perot


Recipe of the Month;

Just in time to use our local GMO free sweet corn

4 ears of local corn (can be grilled)                                                       1 avocado diced

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (if grilled)                                           1 tablespoon lime juice

½ teaspoon minced garlic                                                                   1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

½ cup red onion, diced                                                                       1 tablespoon parsley

2 Italian plum tomatoes, diced

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

Fresh ground pepper 


If grilling corn, brush with olive oil, cook over high heat, turning occasionally, until all sides are well grilled, about 10 minutes.

Whether cooking or grilling corn, sprinkle with Celtic and pepper.   When cool enough to handle, cut kernels off of the cobs; place in serving bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Serve at room temperature



Maurine Sharp Natural Nurse

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


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September 2016 Natural Remedies for healthy brain

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