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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