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September 2013

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September 2013

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Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select Children’s Vitamins and Supplements

Visit Health Matters at Monroe Farmer’s Market Saturday 7-1

Bridge Cards with Double Up Bucks coordinated at our table



Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-1 hour $50.00; ½ hour $30.00


Solid State Energy Work-Video available Initial consultation 1 ½ hour $100.00; weekly follow up consultation 15-30 minutes $25.00; for more information or to make appointment call Maurine @ 734-240-2786


Family Farms Co-op:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orders due Sept 11 at noon; Pickup Sept 13 Southgate 2:30-3:30


Yoga with Shannon: Every Other Saturday in July sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM.

Walk of Hope Munson Park September 14

River Raisin Institute The Gathering September 28 5:30-7:00


Health Matters Calendar e-mailed upon request or pick up copy at the store


Healthy Happenings:
Healthy Children


As the new school year starts for our children and grandchildren; young adults going away to college it is a great time to get into a healthy routine. Schools are attempting to improve their school lunches using low fat and fat free foods. I agree with reducing or eliminating junk foods, and soda pop. I worry that so many children will continue to consume packaged foods that are stripped of their nutrients, leaving them less satisfied and even hungrier due to the lack of nutrients. Providing our families with high quality nutrient dense foods can help with improved learning potential and the ability to maintain a healthy weight. Add to that a return to regular exercise programs such as walking programs and/or gym classes our children can thrive this year.


Diet & Nutrition Therapy from Treat Your Child the Natural Way by Amanda Cochrane

Diet-The ideal diet is composed of a wide range of fresh, natural foods, including:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy varieties

  • Whole grain cereals such as brown rice, whole grain fresh baked breads, whole grain pasta, oat flakes, barley, rye, spelt and corn.

  • Fish such as Atlantic wild caught salmon and wild caught cod, and oily varieties such as sardines and mackerel.

  • Free range poultry

  • Farm fresh eggs

  • Grass fed meat-lamb, beef, pork

  • Whole dairy products-milk, yogurt, kefir, and natural cheese

  • Nuts-walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds (not peanuts) and seeds-flax, chia seeds, hemp hearts, sunflower, pumpkin and sesame, which can be ground and sprinkled onto yogurt and cereals.


Healthy Hints

  • Start the day with home-made muesli made with organic oat, spelt, or barley flakes, grated apple, chopped dates, nuts and a little whole milk. Alternatively, give your child a slice of whole grain or sprouted toast with butter or almond butter or sunflower butter with a piece of fresh fruit, plain yogurt with natural sweetener and fruit, or farm fresh eggs and vegetables.

  • Offer sticks of raw vegetables and fruit to snack on between meals, rather than cookies or crackers. Carrots, celery, apples, bananas, domestic grapes and pears are ideal, as are strawberries, raspberries, peaches, melon, and pineapple during the summer months.

  • Dried fruits such as organic raisins, non-sulfite apricots, peaches, pears, dates and figs make a good alternative to sweet snacks.

  • When children are older (over 3 years old) or when you feel they are ready you can add unsalted or crispy nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts and pecans to their diet. It is best to avoid peanuts, as some children can have an extreme allergic reaction to them.


As always, contact your pharmacist regarding any potential vitamin/drug interactions. Notify physician regarding any alternative remedies.


Organic Fruits and Vegetables delivered every other week-


Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass fed meat or call 1-269-476-8883


Local Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies Small $4.50; Large $5.50


Store News:

  • Local Delivery to shut-ins available

  • United Natural Foods Special Orders: Due Sept 11 and Sept 25, 2013

  • Bridge Cards accepted at the store.

  • Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.

  • Free Muscle Testing


Maurine is available for Natural Health & Nutritional

Consultations by appointment


Save the Earth Tip: Clean up your Cleaning Products


Cleaning products can contain hidden toxins because the ingredients aren’t required to be listed on labels. To check what lurks in your cupboard and find non-toxic options, check out the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning at


Words to Live By:

Problems become opportunities when the right people come together. Robert Redford


Recipe of the Month: Farmer’s Markets are full of fresh grown vegetables at this time of year. Zucchini is abundant as always this recipe is from one of my facebook friends. Children can help make these nutritious pizzas.


Zucchini Pizza


1 large zucchini, cut into ¼ inch slices

Olive oil

Celtic sea salt


Organic Pizza Sauce, I use Eden brand

Oregano & Basil

Mozzarella cheese, grated

Parmesan Cheese, grated


  1. Brush both sides of the zucchini slices with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Place on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes on each side.

  3. Top each zucchini slice with small amount of pizza sauce, sprinkle on oregano and basil, and mozzarella cheese.

  4. Broil 2 minutes until cheese is melted

  5. Top warm pizzas with parmesan cheese. Enjoy


Be careful the cheese can get very hot.


Maurine Natural Nurse


Health Matters Herbs and More 17 E. Second St. Monroe, Michigan 48161



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