Summer 2022

*WANTED massage therapist, reflexology, energy practitioners for our Wellness Loft*

The Wellness Loft is open for yoga, massage, energy treatments, infrared sauna, etc. by appointment.

Gift Certificates for Health Matters and the Wellness Loft are available for purchase

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-Mini food sensitivity $15.00; ½ hour $30.00;

 1 hour $50.00-Call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

Ionic Foot Bath: Available by appointment-1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00

Purchase 5-foot baths get the next one free 👣

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

Orders due July 20, August 17, Sept 14, via email by noon; Pickup April 1, April 29, May 27, June 24

 First Friday Downtown Monroe Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:30-9:30 AM

Yoga with Jacqui: The Wellness Loft Saturdays 10:00; Yoga with Teisha Mon, Wed, Friday- See calenda

 Gateway to Homeopathy: No Summer Classes

Homemade Herbal: No Summer Classes

Health Matters II is located at 3546 S. Otter Creek Rd. LaSalle Michigan

 

Healthy Happenings: Vitamin Basics

Welcome, summer! To my customers, I hope you and your families are doing well. Summer is a time that is ideal for reflection on how to balance our physical bodies, often aided by a vast array of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and homeopathics. Many people are confused when they are presented with so many choices when it comes to taking these vitamins and supplements.  Often, the items for sale in our local stores and pharmacies are of inferior quality. People have asked about the most important vitamins to take, and I still believe the answer involves our food choices as the most  determining factor in our overall health and wellness issues. However, there are a few supplements we can benefit from if taken regularly. 

One of the most common questions I get at the store are queries involving “how much do I need to take?” and “how often do I need to take it?” In general, most vitamins and supplements need to be taken five days a week or less.

  We can muscle test interested customers that have questions before purchasing new items. You can order your own blood tests using directlabs.com.

 

  • Vitamins:
  1. Multi-vitamin- I prefer food-based vitamins taken with a meal at least twice a day.
  2. Vitamin C- I prefer fat soluble vitamin C which needs to be taken with a meal including fat for absorption.
  3. Vitamin D3- is a fat-soluble vitamin that needs to be taken with fat. I like to have the vitamin D levels tasted using 25 Hydroxy vitamin d blood test. The levels should be 50-80 for the most protection.  
  4. Vitamin B-12 is good if you are struggling with fatigue. I prefer Methyl cobalamin for superior absorption.
  • Supplements:
    1. Cod liver oil is my number one supplement.Cod liver oil is superior in the amount of EPA & DHA. It also contains vitamin A and vitamin D in the right ratio. I like it because it is good for the brain, joint health, heart health, and even skin health. The taste is so much better than when it was given to me by my mother. I believe it is a reason older people seem to be healthier these days.
    2. Probiotic supplements (I prefer soil based) can be taken to improve digestive issue and to enhance our immune system.We can use muscle testing to determine the proper dosage for each individual.  Initially some individuals may need to take a larger dose for one or two months to repopulate the intestines with beneficial bacteria.  
    3. Magnesium is a super supplement that is used to calm the nervous system, muscles and even can help you sleep. Magnesium is difficult to absorb and can sometimes cause loose stools.I prefer magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate.
    4. Zinc has been shown to improve immune function.

 

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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or call 1-269-476-8883

Store News:

  • Bridge Cards accepted at the store.
  • Local Delivery to shut-ins available
  • Maurines availability is limited, please call if you are interested in seeing her.
  • Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off entire order.
  • Free Muscle Testing
  • Infrared Sauna available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $30.00; 1 hour $50.00
  • Ionic Foot Bath available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00
  • Lending Library featuring health and wellness summits and books (contact Maurine for a list of summits)

 

Words to Live By: “Love is the …Morning and evening star…It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth.  It was the first dream of immortality.  It fills the world with melody.          -Robert G Ingersoll

                                                                                                      

                                                                Recipe:  Bone Broth

One whole chicken or chicken pieces or 3-4 pounds beef, venison, pork, or lamb bones

Beef bones need to be roasted for 30 minutes at 450 degrees

¼ cup vinegar                                                                             2 bay leaves

1 onion cut into large pieces                                                        1 tsp oregano

3-4 cloves garlic smashed                                                            1 tsp peppercorns

2 carrots cut into large pieces                                                      1 tsp rosemary

2 stalks celery into large pieces                                                   1 tsp granulated onion

2 tsp Celtic Sea salt                                                                     ½ tsp thyme

1 tsp granulated garlic

 

  1. Place the chicken or beef bones into a stock pot.  Add vinegar cover bones with filtered water.
  2. Peel and quarter onion and smash and peel the garlic cloves. Drop them into the pot.
  3. Add carrots and celery stalk, coarsely chopped.
  4. Add herbs, spices and Celtic Sea salt
  5. Let the pot sit for one hour.
  6. Bring to a slow boil, turn the heat down to simmer for 12 to 24 hours. Scrape off any impurities that come up to the surface.
  7. All a large sprig of fresh (or frozen) parsley for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking.
  8. Strain the liquid using a fat separator. After it cools slightly, pour liquid into large mouth quart jars.  Store in freezer.

 

 

Contact Health Matters Herbs & More

Store Phone 734-240-2786 www.monroehealthmatters.com

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Spring 2022

18th Anniversary week April 11-April 16-Giveways, 10 % off purchases, drawing for $25.00 gift certificate.

 

The Wellness Loft is open for yoga, massage, energy treatments, infrared sauna, etc.

by appointment.

Gift Certificates for Health Matters and the Wellness Loft are available for purchase

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-Mini food sensitivity $15.00; ½ hour $30.00;

 1 hour $50.00-Call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

Ionic Foot Bath: Available by appointment-1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00

Purchase 5 foot baths get the next one free!

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

Orders due March 30, April 27, May 25, June 22, via email by noon; Pickup April 1, April 29, May 27, June 24,

 First Friday Downtown Monroe Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 9:00-10:00 AM

Yoga with Jacqui: The Wellness Loft Saturdays 10:00; Tuesdays 6:30

                                          Gateway to Homeopathy: Thursday April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12- 5:30-6:30

Health Matters II 3546 S. Otter Creek Rd. LaSalle Michigan

Homemade Herbal: May 18 5:30-6:30 Health Matters II

3546 S. Otter Creek Rd. LaSalle Michigan

 

Healthy Happenings: The Magic of Medicinal Mushrooms

Spring is finally here! Spring cleaning inside and out is a great goal right now. For example, you can choose to clean out cupboards and closets and/or start living a clean life.  I always advocate starting with a whole foods healthy eating plan (do not suggest any specific diet because we tend to go off a diet and revert to our old SAD-standard American diet). Last year I decided to include medicinal mushroom powders into my healthy eating plan.  What I found out was most of our organic mushroom products are grown on oats or rice that is ground up into the mushroom powder increasing the carbohydrates.  It also caused my digestive system to react in a negative way.  I was able to find a great resource in our RealMushrooms products.  The company requests the products be held in the backroom.  If you are interested, please ask one of our sales associates.

 Benefits of Mushrooms:

  • Supports healthy human (and pets’) immune system
  • Many mushrooms may have specific anticancer properties
  • Mushrooms can help regulate blood sugar
  • Specific mushrooms may help lower blood pressure
  • Some mushrooms may help with insomnia, anxiety.
  • A few mushrooms can be used to combat low energy levels.

v  Chaga Mushroom:

1.     Grow on birch trees (birch is also used to make my favorite Xylitol crystals)

2.     Have antioxidant properties that have been know to slow down cell division in tumors

3.     Chaga is also know for the ability to fight viruses like HIV and influenza-including COVID

v  Cordyceps:

1.     Is native of Tibet,

2.     Is best known for inhibiting leukemia cells.

3.     Enhancing the immune system. 

4.     Increasing blood flow.

5.     Has been used as a remedy for asthma and bronchitis.

6.     Has been shown in one study to improve erectile dysfunction after consuming 1 gram per day.

 

v  Lion’s Mane:

1.     Is best known as a remedy to fight cancer, especially breast and intestinal cancers.

2.     It also holds promise as a remedy for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, because of its ability to stimulate nerve repair, increasing cognitive ability and improve muscle function.

Maitake: (also known as Hen of the Woods)

   1.     It has shown to facilitate tumor regression, especially in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.

   2. It is used to reduce blood glucose levels.

 

v  Reishi:

1.     It is best known for boosting energy and reducing allergic responses.

2.     It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent.

3.     Because Reishi can reduce free-radical damage, it is a popular anti-aging mushroom.

 

v  Shiitake: (we carry this in dried form-that can be reconstituted with boiling water)

1.      It has a high molecular-weight polysaccharide which stimulated our natural immune system, thus contributing to its antiviral, antibacterial, and overall tonic activity.

 

v  Turkey Tail:

1.     It is found throughout North America.

2.     It is known for its immune-boosting, antitumor, antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.

 

3.     The commercial drug, PSK, is derived primarily from mycelial cultures of turkey tail.  It is an approved anticancer drug in Asia and has been shown to significantly reduce incidence of cancer recurrence, especially in stomach cancer, when used after conventional chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cervical cancer.

 

**** We carry My Community by Host Defense Mushrooms that combine 19 various mushrooms that have been found to boost our natural immune reactions to various illnesses and even cancer.

 

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.

 

Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass-fed meat e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call 1-269-476-8883

Store News:

  • Bridge Cards accepted at the store.
  • Local Delivery to shut-ins available
  • Maurine’s availability is limited, please call if you are interested in seeing her.
  • Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off entire order.
  • Free Muscle Testing
  • Infrared Sauna available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $30.00; 1 hour $50.00
  • Ionic Foot Bath available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00
  • Lending Library featuring health and wellness summits and books (contact Maurine for a list of summits)

 

Words to Live By: “As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters into the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God. Swami Vivekanada (1863-1902), India/USA

 

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Bake (Copy Kat Recipes)

 

6 Tbs unsalted butter, melted                                                        1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 Tbs flour (I use barley or spelt)                                                  1 red bell pepper, diced

¼ tsp pepper                                                                              1 cup celery chopped

½ tsp Celtic Sea salt                                                                    ½ cup onion, chopped

2 cups milk (I use natural milk)                                                 

1 cup noodles (I use Amish or spelt) cooked & drained

2 cups chicken broth (I use bone broth)                                        

2 cups cooked chicken (I use miller’s chicken)

 Directions:

Melt 4 Tbs butter: blend in flour and seasonings. Whisk in milk and 1 cup of the broth: cook until thick and smooth.  Stir in cheese.

Melt remaining butter in skillet, sauté onion, peppers, and celery until tender.  Add 1 cup broth: simmer for 5 minutes.  Add vegetables, noodles and chicken mixing well.  Put into a buttered casserole dish. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

 

734-240-2786 www.monroehealthmatters.com

Store Hours: Monday –Friday 9:30-4:30; Saturday 9:30-2:30

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Winter 2023

*WANTED massage therapist, reflexology, energy practitioners for our Wellness Loft*  

The Wellness Loft is open for yoga, massage, energy treatments, infrared sauna, etc. by appointment. 

Gift Certificates for Health Matters and the Wellness Loft are available for purchase 

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-

Mini food sensitivity $15.00; ½ hour $30.00;1 hour $50.00

Call 734-240-2786 to make appointment  

Ionic Foot Bath: Available by appointment-1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00  

Purchase 5-foot baths get the next one free 👣  

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

Orders due Jan 18, Feb 15, March 15 via email by noon;

Pickup Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17

 First Friday Downtown Monroe Bonus Discount Day

5% off for First Friday 

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday Sessions

Christ Lutheran Church 8:30-9:30 AM 

Yoga with Jacqui: The Wellness Loft Saturdays 10:00;

Yoga with Teisha:  Mon, Wed, Friday- See calendar  

Meditation with Betsy: Thursday 7:00-8:00 

                      

  • Health Matters II is located at 3546 S. Otter Creek Rd. LaSalle Michigan 

Class: Digestive Wellness January 

 

 

HOPE Formula from Brenda Watson

H-High Fiber we like fresh ground flax.  However, if you are experiencing constipation, using excess fiber can make constipation worse

O-Oils we like cod liver oil but you can take 1 tablespoon organic olive oil

P-Probiotic to repopulate the intestinal tract with the good bacteria.  Most people have been having great success using the soil-based probiotics.

E-Digestive enzymes taken with meals can ensure the foods are broken down correctly in the body

Dietary Recommendations:

Eat Non GMO-When we purchase organic fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy items we are limiting our exposure to genetically modified foods.

Foods to include:  Fresh vegetable juices, healthy fats, raw cultured dairy, steamed vegetables, homemade bone broth, some fruits (you may need to eliminate raw apples, grapes, and bananas), organic meats and farm fresh eggs. Many people have food sensitivities that contribute to digestive issues. 

Foods to avoid:  Conventional dairy (due to ultra processing), spicy foods, foods that cause gas, some grains, gluten, sugar and refined flour.  Most customers that have been tested have a sensitivity to wheat (contains gluten) , rice and oats which do not contain gluten.

Do not consume fluids with meals: Drink fluids at least 20 minutes before or after meals to facilitate food digestion, 

Supplements :  

Fish Oil (I prefer Cod Liver Oil):Appears to reduce inflammation in the intestinal lining. 

Probiotics: Consuming raw sauerkraut and plain yogurt or kefir and taking a probiotic supplement can help prevent traveler’s diarrhea improve sluggish digestion, and reduce excess gas.  

Digestive enzymes: Used at mealtime 

Herbal Remedies 

Ginger: I use crystallized version, ginger also comes in capsules and can be used as a tea.

DGL: deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, increases the mucous lining of the esophagus and stomach, protecting it from gastric acid.

Slippery elm or marshmallow root: Can help coat and soothe inflamed tissues.

Peppermint oil: Can relax the smooth muscles if the digestive tract. Use enteric coated capsules. 

Triphala: is an Ayurvedic mixture of three fruits that help regulate bowel function

 

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.

 

Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass-fed meat e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

or call 1-269-476-8883

Store News: 

Bridge Cards accepted at the store. 

Local Delivery to shut-ins available

Maurine’s availability is limited, please call if you are interested in seeing her. 

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

Free Muscle Testing 

Infrared Sauna available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $30.00; 1 hour $50.00

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

Lending Library featuring health and wellness summits and books (contact Maurine for a list of summits)

Due to the price increases of our bulk food items, we have decided to purchase many of our bulk items from the Amish in Berlin Ohio to keep our costs to you as reasonable as possible.

 

Words to Live By:  This year I will make a promise to live by these words, there is too much friction and confusion in our world today.  God Bless

"Life is short, and we have but little time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us.

So let us be swift to love and make haste to be kind”.  Swiss philosopher Henri Amiel 

                                                                 

 

                                                  Recipe:  Roasted Root Vegetables with Herbs 

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large sweet potato, peeled cut into 2-inch pieces 

2 Tbs pure maple syrup 1 large onion quartered

½ tsp rosemary 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

½ tsp sage 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

½ tsp thyme Celtic Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

3 red potatoes, quartered

 

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix olive oil, syrup, and herbs in a small bowl.

Put vegetables in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over vegetables and toss to coat.

Spread the vegetables in a single layer in a heavy roasting panor rimmed cookie sheet.

Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.  

Roast until tender and golden brown (about one hour), stirring occasionally.  

Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.

 

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    Store Hours: Monday –Friday 9:30-4:30; Saturday 9:30-2:30

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Fall 2022 

*WANTED massage therapist, reflexology, energy practitioners for our Wellness Loft*  

The Wellness Loft is open for yoga, massage, energy treatments, infrared sauna, etc. by appointment. 

Gift Certificates for Health Matters and the Wellness Loft are available for purchase 

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-

Mini food sensitivity $15.00; ½ hour $30.00;1 hour $50.00

Call 734-240-2786 to make appointment  

Ionic Foot Bath: Available by appointment-1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00  

Purchase 5-foot baths get the next one free 👣  

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

Orders due Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7, via email by noon;

Pickup Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 7 

 First Friday Downtown Monroe Bonus Discount Day

5% off for First Friday 

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday Sessions

Christ Lutheran Church 8:30-9:30 AM 

Yoga with Jacqui: The Wellness Loft Saturdays 10:00;

Yoga with Teisha:  Mon, Wed, Friday- See calendar  

Meditation with Betsy: Thursday 7:00-8:00 

                       Gateway to Homeopathy with Maurine: Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13  

Homemade Herbal: No Classes 

Health Matters II is located at 3546 S. Otter Creek Rd. LaSalle Michigan 

 

 

Healthy Happenings: Natural Remedies for Insomnia  

This year, I hope all of you are surviving and thriving.  Who would have thought we could make it this far? However, many of us are still affected by higher food and gas prices, as well as uncertainty when it comes to jobs. It is no wonder that so many of us have trouble sleeping. When we incorporate some natural relaxation habits and try hard to clean up our diets, we should at least sleep a little more each night without pharmaceutical medications.  

Dietary Recommendations:

 

  1. Maintain a healthy blood sugar- Stop carbohydrate and sugar consumption before going to bed.  
  2. Eat some quality protein and fats before bed to prevent low sugar spikes in the middle of the night.  Tryptophan is contained in turkey, chicken and tuna to help you sleep. 
  3. Do not consume caffeine after noon-  I have found the chicory root  (coffee alternative) satisfies me. Teeccino has helped many customers reduce or eliminate their caffeine intake.  And they are very satisfying in the evening.   Herbal or decaffeinated teas can be helpful.      

    *** Therapeutic Uses of Chicory: Gallbladder inflammation, indigestion, lack of appetite, and liver problems to name a few. 
  4. Stop drinking alcohol at least 2 hours before bed.   

 

  • Supplements :   
    1. Magnesium is a super supplement that is used to calm the nervous system, muscles, and even can help you sleep. Magnesium is difficult to absorb and can sometimes cause loose stools.  I prefer magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate. Taking 400 to 500 mg at bedtime can help you relax and sleep naturally. 
    2. Melatonin 1-3 mg taken 30 minutes before bed helps promote sleep.  Do not take long term. 
    3. Passion flower before bed can help you relax and fall asleep and does not cause drowsiness the next day. 
    4. Valerian Root increases your brain’s GABA level to induce sedation. 
    5. Vitamin B12 (in the form of Methylcobalamin) supports cellular function that assists with circadian rhythms. 
    6. CBD products have helped many of our customers 
  • Essential Oils :   
  1. Lavender oil : You can diffuse lavender oil in a diffuser by the bed or rub a few drops of the oil on your neck before bed. 
  2. Chamomile, whether in tea, tincture or essential oil (which is very expensive).  Chamomile is one of the best herbs for fighting stress and promoting relaxation. 
    • 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. 

      Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass-fed meat e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    • or call 1-269-476-8883

Store News:   

Bridge Cards accepted at the store.   

Local Delivery to shut-ins available  

Maurine’s availability is limited, please call if you are interested in seeing her.   

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

Free Muscle Testing  

Infrared Sauna available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $30.00; 1 hour $50.00 

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

Lending Library featuring health and wellness summits and books (contact Maurine for a list of summits) 

Due to the price increases of our bulk food items, we have decided to purchase many of our bulk items from the Amish in Berlin Ohio to keep our costs to you as reasonable as possible.

Recipe: Honey Garlic  Chicken and Asparagus

1/4 cup local honey

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 cup of flour( I use spelt flour)

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil

1 pound asparagus

1 teaspoon butter

Two cloves garlic, minced

1.Place flour in a bowl. Season chicken with salt and pepper, press both sides into the flour and shake off excess. 

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for three minutes. Flip and cook another three minutes. Push chicken to the sides. Reduce heat to medium melt butter in the middle of the pan and then add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the honey, soy sauce, and vinegar then stir. Bring to a simmer for one to two minutes until thick. Remove the chicken and the sauce from the heat onto a plate and a small bowl.

3.Add the asparagus to the pen, tops, add 1/3 cup filtered water. Cover and let steam until tender crisp. May need five or six minutes.

 

 

  1.  Words to Live By: Listen to God today as He calls you to a life of adventure. Life is not boring when you have a purpose...  

  2.      We want to stand before God one day and hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful

  3.   servant”  -Emilie Barnes

                                               

    1. Contact Health Matters Herbs & More Store Phone 734-240-2786 www.monroehealthmatters.com
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Winter 2021

Health Matters II is finally ready.  My spring session is full: taking names and numbers for the waiting list calling the store or 724-344-7028.

Store Update: We have changed our store hours-Open Monday thru Friday 9:30-4:30; Saturday 9:00-2:30.   We are following the “physical distancing” procedure, we continue to offer curb side delivery and limited home deliveries.  Please call 240-2786.

Chantelle is coordinating the Bridge Card/Double Up Food Bucks program at the Monroe Farmer’s Market again this year. 

  Monroe Farmer’s Market open year round 7 Am-12 Noon for more information check out the web site www.monroemimarmersmarket.com or Facebook at www.monroemifarmersmarket.com

Gift Certificates Available for Purchase

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-Mini food sensitivity $15.00; ½ hour $30.00;

 1 hour $50.00-Call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

Ionic Foot Bath: Available by appointment-1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00

With purchase of 5-foot baths get the next one free.

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

Orders due via email Jan 6, Feb 3, March 3, by noon; Pickup Jan 8, Feb 5, March 5,

 from 2:30-3:30-at VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate

 First Friday Downtown Monroe Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

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

Limited number of students. On hold until further notice.

                                          Yoga with Chantelle- Monday & Tuesday- Calendar available at the Store

On hold until further notice.

Winter Herbal Class at Health Matters-February 10 from 5:30-6:30

To Sign Up Call the Store 734-240-2786

 

Healthy Happenings: Stand Up for Health Freedom/Surviving COVID

“HOPE is the only thing stronger than FEAR”

 

Happy New Year!  We are still dealing with COVID, and may be dealing with it for a few more months.  I am writing today as a citizen of the USA, and I am very concerned about the confusion regarding transmission and the new vaccine.  As a citizen, I believe we all have the right to decide for ourselves and our families.  At this time, I feel we are all being pressured to accept an unproven and untested vaccine. However, I believe we should have the right to choose whether we get the injection.  I want everyone to have that choice whether they decide to get it or not, and not be discriminated against if we choose not to get it.  For this reason, I joined two non-profit organizations this year. First, I joined the Children’s Health Defense Fund, which was started by Robert Kennedy Jr. These men have lost family support because they are fighting for our children at this divisive time. I was so disappointed this year when the Weston A Price Foundation had to cancel the annual conference featuring Robert Kennedy Jr. and Del Bigtree.  Our children’s health was one of the motivating factors that led me to open this store over 16 years ago, and is still my number one passion today. 

The second non-profit organization I joined is nationalhealthfreedom.org.  Their mission is “To promote access to all health care information, services, treatments, and products that the people deem beneficial for their own health and survival; to promote an understanding of the laws and factors impacting the right to access: and to promote the health of the people of this nation.”  That is a big job.  I believe we need to stand up now and support ourselves and all citizens of this nation.  The choice is yours.  God Bless.

 

Symptoms of COVID:

1.     Some people have only the loss of taste and smell.

2.     Others experience Fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle and body aches, headache, diarrhea, congestion, and/or nausea or vomiting. 

3.     It is so difficult to know whether you have COVID, a cold, sinus infection, influenza or stomach flu. 

Supplements:

1.     Vitamin C- I prefer Ascorbyl Palmitate

2.     Vitamin D3

3.     Medicinal Mushrooms-I use RealMushrooms in powder form because it is a whole food item.

4.     Turmeric because it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting agent.

5.     Zinc-I prefer the chelated forms of zinc, which absorbs better.  *** do not exceed 70 mg daily because excessive zinc depresses the immune system.

6.     Probiotics

Herbal Remedies:

1.     Elderberry-We have made up kits so you can easily make your own Elderberry syrup.

2.     Nasal washes that include xylitol with essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and thyme have been shown to block viruses and bacteria from entering through the nasal passages.

3.     Garlic-is a potent anti-viral and antibacterial herb.  To get the most Allicin which is the active constituent,

I cut a garlic clove into small pieces. Let sit for at least 10 minutes, then swallow with water.

4.     Berberine, which is the active ingredient in Goldenseal, has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Dealing with Stress: **Stress alone decreases the immune system**

1.     Meditation -even 5 minutes per day has been shown to be helpful

2.     Yoga or Tai Chi

3.     Exercise

4.     Hot bath with relaxing essential oils

5.     Turning off the news

6.     For me, praying daily is essential.

 

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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Store News:

  • Local Delivery to shut-ins available

  • Maurine’s availability is limited, please call if you are interested in seeing her.

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

  • Free Muscle Testing

  • Ionic Foot Bath available by appointment only; 1/2 hour $35.00; 1 hour $50.00

  • Lending Library featuring health and wellness summits and books (contact Maurine for a list of summits)

 

Words to Live By: “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” 

Henry David Thoreau

 

 Recipe: Broccoli Casserole

 

2 pounds broccoli florets                                                                   1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ cup unsalted butter                                                                       2 cups milk (I use natural milk)

¼ cup flour (I use spelt flour)                                                             3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded & divided

½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt                                                                 1 cup panko bread crumbs

½ teaspoon black pepper                                                                   2 tsp melted butter

½ teaspoon onion powder

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Blanch broccoli by putting into a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes until bright green. Place broccoli into a bowl filled with ice water. 

In a sauce pan melt butter over medium heat, Whisk in flour, salt, black pepper, onion, and garlic powder.  Allow to cook 203 minutes while whisking.  Whisk in milk, continue to cook over medium/low heat until thickened.

Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of the cheddar cheese until melted. Mix broccoli with the cheese sauce.  Pour into a prepared casserole baking dish. 

Top broccoli with remaining 1 cup of cheese. 

In a small bowl combine panko bread crumbs with melted butter.  Stir to combine.  Then sprinkle over top of casserole

Bake for 20 minutes, until heated through and bread crumbs are a golden brown.   Serve warm

 

 

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