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June 2012

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June 2012


Monroe Happenings:


Solid State Energy Work-Initial consultation 1 ½ hour $100.00; weekly follow up consultation 15-30 minutes $25.00; for more information or to make appointment call Maurine 734-240-2786


Live Blood Analysis June 7 10-5  


Health Matters at Monroe Farmers Market:Saturday 6-12 beginning June 2nd


Double Up Bucks: New program for Bridge Card customers!!  Fair Food Network gives up to $20.00 in free DUB coins for every two dollars spent using the Bridge Card.  Stop by Health Matters table for more information.


Family Farms Coop: orders due June 20 at noon; Pickup June 22 Southgate 2:30-3:30


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


Check facebook at yoga Shannon McElvany for schedule at other locations.


Healthy Happenings: Healthy Vision


Well summer is finally here.  What better time to think about protecting our eyes.  Our vision can be compromised by too much sun exposure without ultraviolet-blocking sunglasses.  Simple age related vision problems such as night blindness, cataracts or the more serious eye condition macular degeneration can be minimized with the use of antioxidants.  Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables, especially found in bright yellow, red and orange foods are the best for protecting your eyes.  Berries are at the top of the list; strawberries (now in season), blueberries and raspberries consumed daily provide just the right boost you need to fight off many of the more serious eye health challenges,  and it only takes about ¼ to ½ cup of berries per day.  Other health foods for the eyes include eggs and dark leafy greens which provide a natural source of Lutein and vitamin A. Eggs obtained from farm raised/grass fed chickens have more nutrients and a much darker yolk.  I prefer to get most of my vitamins from food and or herbal infusions. 


Healthy Eye Supplements:


*      Bilberry is a type of European blueberry containing anthocyanins, which retard the breakdown of vitamin C. (It is good to take them together). Bilberry is good for night vision, especially in glaucoma patients, and is helpful for diabetics. Dosage 100mg once or twice daily.


*      Vitamin C 1000mg 3 times per day


*      Lutein/Zeaxanthin two of the caraotenes are concentrated in the macula. 
Dr. Abel recommends 6-10mg daily at night.


*      B Vitamins help maintain the myelin that protects nerve, the fatty acids around the nerves, and the retinal receptors.  B12 is necessary for optic nerve function, and supports the myelin sheaths that protect the nerve fibers.  Dr. Abel recommends B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin taken under the tongue for maximum absorption.  Dosage 1,000 mcg to 2,000mcg daily.


*      Magnesium is the natural calcium channel blocker, lowering blood pressure by dilating and relaxing blood vessels.  Patients with high blood pressure are also candidates for high eye pressure, and magnesium is useful for treating both.  Dosage at least 500mg at bedtime.


*      Zinc assists retinal function.  In the elderly, zinc deficiency decreases vision, taste, and smell.  Zinc supplements should not be taken with copper, iron, calcium or fiber.   Dosage up to 30mg daily for adults; up to 15 mg daily for children.


The Eye Care Revolution Robert Abel, Jr. M.D.


 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


Door to Door Organics


Local Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies or Organic Vegetables Juices-Small $4.50; Large $5.50


Guernsey Ice Cream with organic cones-$1.50


Store News:


·         United Natural Foods Special Orders:  Due June 6 and June 10, 2012


  • Bridge Cards accepted at the store.


·         Local Delivery to shut-ins available


  • Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.
  • Free Muscle Testing


Maurine is available for Natural Health, Solid State Energy Work, & Nutritional


Consultations by appointment


Save the Earth Tip


Count the calories You may be used to thinking about the amount of energy, or calories, that the food you eat provides you with.  But have you thought about how much energy goes into growing and processing your food?  The toll can quickly use up-modern food production and distribution systems can use up to 15 times more energy than the resulting food actually provides you with.  To cut the production calories, try to buy as many fresh, unprocessed foods as possible.  Just in time the Monroe Farmers Market is in full swing with locally grown fruits and vegetables that only travel a few miles to your table.




Recipe of the Month:


Roasted Chicken Salad with Basil from Monroe Evening News


1 2 ½ to 3 pound rotisserie chicken                            ¼ cup pine nuts, roasted


1 ¾ cup cooked green beans, cut into                         2 cloves garlic, crushed


1 inch pieces                                                                1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


1 ¾ cup cooked corn kernels (about 3 ears)                ¼ cup red or white wine vinegar


1 red pepper diced                                                      ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt


½ cup fresh basil chopped                                          ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper




1.      Remove skin from chicken; discard.  Remove meat from bones and chop.  You should have about 4 cups.


2.      Toss chicken, green beans, corn, bell pepper, basil and pine nuts in a large bowl/


3.      Whisk garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl.


4.      Pour over salad, toss gently.




Maurine Natural Nurse


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




Store Hours: Monday –Friday 10:00-5:30; Saturday 10:00-2:00


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