Summer 2021

Health Matters & The Monroe Farmers Market has provided foods for customers using the Bridge Card, now customers can access fresh food daily in their neighborhood and also support a local business.

Tonia will be coordinating the Bridge Card/Double Up Food Bucks program at the Monroe Farmer’s Market this year. 

  Monroe Farmer’s Market open year-round 7 Am-12 Noon for more information check out the website:

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,

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

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

Starts June 26

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

On hold until further notice. 

Fall Homeopathic Afternoon Classes Sept 8, 15, and 22 at 1 PM;

Fall Homeopathic Evening Classes Sept 8, 15, and 22 at 5:30 PM;

Cost $10.00 per class plus syllabus. Call for more information

Homemade Herbal Evening Class September 15 at 5:30pm

Cost for class is $20.00

Healthy Happenings: Healing Herbal Teas

I decided to grow culinary and healing herbs on our windowsill and in our healing garden at the store.  I would like to offer the fresh herbs for my customers’ use. Often, I purchase fresh herbs from the grocery store and most of it goes unused. Nowadays, we all have access to a small number of herbs for a single recipe. Health Matters has many healing herbs in stock, available for purchase. My fall herbal class will show you how to use healing herbs in your own backyard. Students will learn how common herbicides like Roundup can be damaging to your health. Many developed countries have banned Roundup and other products that are so damaging to our land, water, and even pets and humans. The good news is that there are safer natural alternatives, which we will be discussing in class.

  •  General Guidelines:
  1. Herbal teas: For leaves or blossoms; Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons. Steep 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Herbal Decoction: Boil herbs (including roots, stems, and bark) in a non-aluminum pan for 10-20 minutes to release their healing power.
  3. Herbal Infusions: Get a more concentrated version of herbal teas by placing 1 cup (or 1 ounce) of plant material in a quart jar. Fill jar with boiling water. Cover again, then leave on the counter overnight (at least 4 hours). In the morning, strain out plant material. Drink 1-2 cups per day. Store remainder in refrigerator.
  •   Nutritional Value:

  ***Various teas are full of many vitamins and minerals that are delivered to the body in a much safer way than taking conventional multivitamins.

1.     Herbal Infusion Suggestions:

2.     Oatstraw contains minerals, B1, B2, D, E, and carotenoids.  Has been used for mental and physical exhaustion.

3.     Red Clover contains flavonoids, salicylates, coumarins, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and copper. Has been used for skin issues and coughs.

4.     Nettle leaf contains vitamin c, b-complex, vitamin K, carotenoids, and other minerals.  Has been used for gout, anemia, and arthritic symptoms.

5.     Red Raspberry leaf contains calcium, magnesium, and flavonoids. Used as a uterine tonic during pregnancy, also used for uterine prolapse, difficult menses, and pelvic congestion.

  •   Herbal Teas:

1.     Calendula blossoms are used for lymphedema and pain following a mastectomy, colitis and gastric ulcers.

2.     Chamomile is used for irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, infant colic, gastric reflux disease, and stress related insomnia.

3.     Dandelion leaf is used as a non-irritation potassium-sparing diuretic and to prevent kidney stones.  Dandelion root is use to stimulate digestion and appetite, anti-inflammatory properties for rheumatic conditions.

4.     Ginger root is used as an anti-inflammatory remedy for arthritis, decreases the severity of colds, decreases motion sickness, vomiting and morning sickness, may protect against ulcers from stress, relieves dizziness and vestibular disorders.

5.      Lemon Balm is used to relieve nervousness, improves sleep, mild sedative effect, and reduces restlessness.  Has been used as a mild antidepressant that can be useful for seasonal affective disorder.

6.     Peppermint used for digestive disturbances caused by stress, dyspepsia, gas, and nausea.  It also used as a relaxing tea for minor stress, insomnia or tension headaches.

7.     Thyme is used for spasmodic coughs associated with bronchitis, asthma, COPD, and emphysema. Also used for allergic rhinitis and ear aches.

8.     Parsley is used for bladder stones, kidney stones, urinary pain or problems, urinary tract infections, and bad breath.

9.      Lavender is used for gas, insomnia, intestinal disease, lack of appetite, nervousness, restlessness, and stomachaches.

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
  • 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)

Since hearing about the “Hateful Eight oils” We have been slowly transiting our products to reflect this new reality. 

 **** Harmful Seed Oils:  Canola, Corn, Cottonseed, Grapeseed, Rice Bran, Safflower, Soy, and Sunflower

**** Better Alternatives:  Almond, Avocado, Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut, Ghee, Macadamia Nut, Peanut, and Tallow and Lard


Words to Live By: “Bright Blooms of Hope” Stars of earth, these golden flowers; emblems of our own great resurrection; emblems of the bright and better land. -HenryWadsworth Longfellow 


Summer Recipe: Grilled Corn Salsa

4 ears local non-GMO corn                                                               1 avocado, diced

¼ teaspoon Celtic Sea salt                                                                 ½ teaspoon minced garlic

Fresh ground pepper                                                                        ½ cup red onion, diced

2 plum tomatoes, diced                                                                     1 Tablespoon lime juice

5 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil                                                    1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, finely chopped


Preheat grill.  Brush corn with some of the olive oil; cook over high heat, turning occasionally, until all sides are well grilled, about 10 minutes.  (I also use cooked corn).

Remove to a plate sprinkle with the salt and pepper. When cool enough to handle, cut kernels off of the cob; place in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients.  Add to corn.  Serve at room temperature.

Contact Health Matters Herbs and More

Store Phone Number: 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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