Summer 2023
Christmas in July/Stock Reduction Sale
25 % off overstocked items
*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; 1⁄2 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 5, August 2, August 30, Sept 27 via email by noon ; Pickup July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Sept 29.
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 Teisha: Wed, See calendar~[

Health Matters II is located at 3546 S. Otter Creek Rd. LaSalle Michigan
Upcoming Classes: Homemade Herbal Sept 14 5:30-6:30/ Health Matters II; Real Food Lifestyle September 28 5:30-6:30 Health Matters II

Healthy Happenings: Brain and Memory
As I am sure you have noticed, the last three years have stressed our brains causing brain fog, lack of focus, lack of good judgement, and memory issues. Many customers are concerned about dementia and Alzheimer’s but most of the time it can be the result of being infected with COVID or the immunization. It seems like COVID issues occur either immediate months, or even years later. however, the problem seems daunting, but there are practical lifestyle steps we all can incorporate into our daily routines to manage various symptoms. You may find that many of the suggestions lead to great overall health.

Brain Boosting Foods:

  1. Fatty fish, ground flaxseeds, walnuts, dark leafy greens (for Omega-3 fatty acids)
  2. Olive oil and nuts (for vitamin E)
  3. Coconut oil a form of medium chain triglyceride (MCT oil)
  4. Cantaloupe, carrots, kale, mango, spinach, sweet potato (for Beta-carotene)
  5. Oranges, papaya, strawberries, red peppers, kiwifruit, tomatoes (for vitamin c)
  6. Blueberries, cranberries, boysenberries (for anthocyanin)
  7. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dried beans (for low-glycemic carbs)
  8. Bananas, chick peas, meats, spinach (for vitamin c)
  9. Green leafy vegetables (for folate)
  10. Eggs, meats, poultry, dairy product, shellfish (for vitamin B12)

Supplements :
1. Low levels of vitamin B6, B12, and Folate can affect cognitive function and memory
2. Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids works to combat inflammation and fight free-radical activity.
3. DHA-is an essential fatty acid found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, as well as in mother’s milk.
building block of brain cells, critical for neurogenesis. Also improves brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other.
4.*** Phophatidyserine (PS)-a fat component of cell membranes in plants and animals. Clinical trials suggest improved memory, learning concentration, and word recall in older adults.
5.***Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC-An amino acid the body produces; also found in dairy foods and red meat. ALC may help produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

Herbal Remedies :
1. Chinese (or Korean) ginseng protects the cells of the brain, increases mental alertness, and boosts serotonin levels
2. Ginkgo Biloba helps increase the blood supply to the brain.
3. Gotu kola has been used for centuries in India to increase the efficiency of the brain.
4. Pine Bark and Grape-seed extracts contain antioxidants and help support liver function.
5. Huperzine A-A compound purified from Chinese toothed club moss. Said to improve memory and mental function; it is used in China for dementia.
6. Turmeric has been used to make a significant difference in working memory in older adults. Turmeric works to improve mood, feel calmer and lower stress levels.
*** Turmeric (Curcumin) can interact with some prescriptions, including blood thinner and certain ulcer medications.

General Recommendations:

  1. Avoid exposure to aluminum. Acid rain has contributed a lot of aluminum to tap water. Other everyday sources of aluminum include aluminum cookware, canned drinks, some antacids, and antiperspirants.
  2. Exercise regularly. Just 15-20 minutes of daily exercise can significantly support brain function.
  3. Get enough sleep.
  4. Limit alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and spicy foods, especially close to bedtime.

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
Fre 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:Sometimes doing the right thing takes more guts than I’m able to muster, Lord. If I do what I know I should, people might get angry or exclude me. Help me, Lord. Give me the strength of character to follow you, even when it makes me unpopular for a while. I entrust the end result to you.”       -Anonymous Prayer

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Casserole
1 pound Broccoli. Cooked
2 cups Cooked Chicken, shredded 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/3 cup natural milk
1 can cream of broccoli or chicken soup 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Grease your casserole dish and place cooked broccoli first. Layer shredded chicken on top of broccoli.
In a bowl mix soup, milk, salt and pepper. Top chicken and broccoli with soup mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top of the soup mixture. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
Contact Health Matters Herbs & More Store Phone 734-240-2786 Store Hours: Monday –Friday 9:30-4:30; Saturday 9:30-2:30 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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