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November 2016 Menopause

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November 2016

We donated $202.00 to the Non-GMO Project thanks to all of our loyal customers.

The Bridge Card/Double Up Buck program has been extended through December 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

Orders due via email November 16 at noon; Pickup November 18 2:30-3:30-at VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate

 First FridayDowntown Monroe November 4-Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

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

Holiday Parade 3 PM-Tree Lighting 7:30 PM November 19

Transitions for Women a support group for women that have lost their partners-Next Meeting November 19 at 3 PM held at First Presbyterian Church

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

Community Education Classes at Health Matters: Sign up for fall classes through Monroe Community Education

Family Guide to Homeopathy November 8 6:30-7:30 #K60

Simple Ways to Manage Diabetes November 15 6:30-7:30 #K65


Healthy Happenings: Natural Remedies Peri-Menopause and Menopause Symptoms An A-Z Woman’s Guide to Vibrant Health

Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe ***To read the whole chapter check out

I just found out that October was world menopause month.  I decided to play catch-up and work on it in November instead.  The really interesting thing is so many younger women are coming in with symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, irregular periods, etc. In the past, peri-menopause started between 35 and 50 years of age and can last 10-15 years.  When a woman does not experience a monthly cycle for a full 12-month period, that is considered the point at which that individual has reached menopause. The average age of menopause is 51 years. Conventional physicians casually dismiss the symptoms and attempt to block the symptoms with birth control, HRT, and/or anti-depressants.  Many women are thrown into menopause quickly after they have a hysterectomy. Most women have been taught they are estrogen deficient, yet we are overloaded with toxic environmental estrogens that contribute to our hormonal problems and increase our risk of breast and ovarian cancer at menopause. After much observation I see many women having severe symptoms after they are taken off of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) whether conventional or bioidentical. We can deal with many of the symptoms with holistic/homeopathic remedies.


·         Dietary:

1.        Eat a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage and kale). You should have at least 2 half-cup servings per day.  Cruciferous vegetables contain Indole-3-carbinola and sulforaphane, important nutrients for maintaining balanced hormones in our livers while reducing our risk of breast cancer.

2.        Add ground flax seeds, fennel, chickpeas, and lentils to your diet for their hormone-balancing action.

3.        Eat breakfast every day.  Over 40 percent of women do not eat breakfast.  Research has shown that women who skip breakfast are at higher risk of heart disease than those who eat non-nitrate bacon and eggs for breakfast often.   Eating a protein-rich breakfast ensures that you have adequate amino acids to make the mood-enhancing and sleep inducing serotonin. 

·         Nutritional Supplements:

1.        Multivitamin with minerals (containing no iron)

2.         B6 in the form of P5P along with a B complex-supports nervous system required for metabolism and immune function reduces PMS symptoms.

3.        Vitamin C with bioflavonoids-decreases the number of hot flashes

4.        Vitamin E 200 IU (d-alphatocopherol with mixed tocophherols)-Reduces hot flashes and improves mood. 

5.        Magnesium 400mg-reduces leg cramps and restless legs, helps prevent constipation, osteoporosis, supports proper cardiovascular function

6.        Indole 3 carbinol-Eliminates excess toxic and cancer-causing estrogens.


·         Herbal Remedies:

1.        Vitex (chaste tree)-Supports proper hormone secretion; reduces PMS symptoms, male facial hair growth, controls hot flashes.

2.        Dong Quai- Balances estrogen activity; tones uterus; reduces spasms; beneficial for cardiovascular system

3.        Black Cohosh-Reduces depression, insomnia, vaginal dryness

4.        St. John’s wort- Alleviates depression***Do not take in addition to antidepressant medication without first consulting you doctor

·         Homeopathic Remedies:

1.        Newton Menopause- Formulated for symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes, decreased libido, insomnia, mood swings, discomfort and fatigue

  **other homeopathic remedies are symptom specific.


·         Lifestyle Suggestions:

1.        Walking briskly and swinging your arms.  Walking briskly every day for 30 minutes cuts hot flashes by 50 percent, while improving your heart and bone health at the same time.

2.        Reduce the stress in your life.  Have a massage at least once a month.  Start looking after yourself.  Do one thing you love to do at least once a day.  Tell your loved ones you “need” extra love, attention and help.  It is OK to ask.

3.        Address any underlying thyroid and adrenal imbalance or gut dysboisis like Candida albicans and be sure to cleanse and support the function of the liver and colon.

4.        Look at menopause as a beginning rather than an end.  Try things that you have always wanted to do but had no time for when you were raising young children and building your career.

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.


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Save the Earth Tip: Read Between the lines – More and more skin and hair products are being marketed as “organic”.   But read the label carefully: unlike organic food, organic cosmetics and toiletries aren’t rigorously policed.  Some manufacturers may be guilty of overstating the eco-friendly credentials of their products, describing them as “organic” even if only a tiny proportion of the ingredients have been produces organically.  To avoid being hoodwinked by such “greenwashing” practices, look for certification by a reputable organization, such as the National Organic Program in the United States, or, in Britain, the Soil Association.  These two bodies allow only products with at least 95 percent organic ingredients to be certified as “organic”.  You and also check skin deep for ratings of cosmetics, and health and beauty items.

Words to Live By

Success….seems to be connected with action, successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they do not quit.  Conrad Hilton


Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Loaf Bread from Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank

2 cups spelt or whole wheat pastry flour                                 1 large farm fresh eggs           

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice                                                                1 egg white

1 teaspoon baking soda                                                                           ½ cup evaporated milk

2 teaspoons baking powder                                                                     1 tablespoon extra light olive oil

½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt                                                                       

1 can 100% pure pumpkin

½ cup Rapadura or brown sugar                                                                                                                                                                            

½ cup cane sugar or xylitol                                                    


 Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease 9X5 loaf pan.

In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, Celtic sea salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

In large bowl, blend pumpkin, Rapadura, sugar, evaporated milk, egg, egg white and oil. 

Add flour mixture, mix until just moistened.  Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake 60-65 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minute; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.


Maurine Sharp Natural Nurse

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


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November 2016 Natural Remedies for Menopause  

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