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)


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.



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