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May 2017 Spring Cleaning

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May 2017

The Bridge Card/Double Up Buck program began May 6th at the Market.

Chantelle will be coordinating the program at the market.  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 via email April 5 and April 19 at noon; Pickup April 7 and April 21 at 2:30-3:30-at VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate

 First FridayDowntown Monroe April 7 Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

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

Transitions for Women a support group for women that have lost their partners-Next Meeting April 15 at 3 PM held at Health Matters

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

Yoga with Chantelle-Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- Calendar available at the Store

Community Education Classes at Health Matters: Sign up for winter and spring classes through Monroe Community Education 734-265-3170

Simple Ways to Manage Diabetes May 9 6:30-7:30 Class #K72


Healthy Happenings: Spring Cleansing with Tea Tox From 5-Day Tea Tox from Dr. Oz show

Spring is the perfect time to do spring cleaning at home and especially in the body.  I watched the Dr. Oz show this week and thought his 5-Day program using herbal teas and fresh whole food diet could be helpful to get our bodies ready for summer activities.  We carry the herbal teas, some are in bags, he suggested in the show.  When you brew your own tea and cook your own whole foods you can be confident in the ingredients.  Many of the prepared TeaTox teas, that are store bought, might have questionable ingredients, like senna which can be very harsh.   I like using single herbal teas because you control the amount and if for some reason you have an adverse reaction you will know it right away. We carry these herbal teas in bulk which makes the detox very cost effective.

Another way to detox is to have an Ionic Foot Bath (we charge $35.00 for 30 minute session). The Ionic Detoxification system helps eliminate toxins and give the body a boost.

·         First Steps: Eliminate processed foods, sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and low fat foods from the diet.

·         Replace:  Replace morning coffee with Dandelion, leaf or root, tea. You can add 1 teaspoon raw honey if needed.

·         Breakfast:  Eat a protein based breakfast: 2 eggs with avocado, cornmeal pancake or almond flour tortilla. I start most days by sautéing, red pepper, zucchini, eggs and broccoli.  This month I added 1 tablespoon natural sauerkraut.

·         Lunch:  Homemade soup or stew.  Drink Fennel Ginger tea to aid digestion.  Directions: Crush ½ teaspoon fennel seeds with 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger with 1 teaspoon raw honey.  You can drink up to 2 cups per day.

·         Midafternoon:  A cup of oolong tea to maximize weight loss.

·         Dinner: Eat a cleansing salad using cabbage, cucumber, or spinach.  Include crunchy vegetables like asparagus, Brussel sprouts, artichoke, celery, fennel, or parsley.  Add a protein source fish or chicken. Top with crispy nuts and use olive oil with lemon juice or vinegar.

·         Bedtime:  Drink Milk Thistle tea with 1 teaspoon raw honey.  Milk Thistle can help combat constipation, and aid healthy liver, gallbladder and kidney function.

·         Combat Sugar Cravings:  Drink a cup of Licorice Root tea which helps stabilize blood sugar and cortisol levels in the body.

*** Dr. Oz recommends cleansing the body up to 4 times per year.  Many people choose to cleanse/detox when the seasons change.



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-

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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

v  Ionic Food Bath available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00

v  New Weston A. Price Podcast or You Tube  look for Wise Traditions



Save the Earth Tip: Choose Organic Cotton Only 2.5 percent of the world’s farmed land is used to produce cotton, but more than a quarter of the world’s pesticides are poured onto these crops, making them the most polluting----and polluted---- on the planet.  So buy organic cotton whenever you can---it’s appearing in more and more clothing collections.



Words to Live By: Expect resistance, criticism and doubt, but never quit.


Recipe of the Month


Chicken Soup with Vegetables adapted from Best Recipes

Chicken Stock

1 tablespoons olive oil                            

1 large Amish chicken breast, halved

1 medium onion, diced

1 quart boiling filtered water

1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

2 bay leaves

Heat oil in large stock pot, add chicken breast halves; sauté both sides until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.  Remove chicken pieces and set aside.  Add the onion to the pot, sauté until colored and softened slightly, 2-3 minutes.  Add chicken to pot reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until chicken releases its juices, about 20 minutes.   Increase heat to high, add boiling water, salt, and bay leaves.  Return to simmer, and then cover and barley simmer until the chicken breasts are cooked through and the stock is rich and flavorful, about 20 minutes.   Remove chicken breasts from the pot.  When cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and shred into bites-sized pieces; discard or save bones and skin for bone broth.  Before using, defat the stock (reserve the chicken fat).  The chicken and stock can be refrigerated separately in airtight glass container for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

**If you choose to use chicken bone broth eliminate this step and use cut up Miller’s rotisserie chicken breast.


2 tablespoons chicken fat or lard

1 onion chopped

2 carrots chopped

2 celery ribs chopped

1 zucchini diced

¼ pound green beans

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 quarts chicken bone broth of organic chicken stock

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste


2 cups cooked whole grain noodles, whole grain shells or navy beans.


Heat the chicken fat or lard in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add the zucchini, onion, carrot, and celery; Sauté until softened, about 7 minutes.  Add thyme, stock, and shredded chicken meat.  Bring soup to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the vegetables are tender and the flavors meld, 10-12 minutes.

Stir in noodles or beans if using.  Stir in fresh parsley and salt and pepper to taste.



Maurine Sharp Natural Nurse

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


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May 2017 Spring Cleansing

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