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 or Facebook at

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  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. 


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.

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:

  • 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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