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October 2013

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October 2013


I would take this opportunity to sincerely thank my customers for their many cards, kind words and prayers for me and my family following the death of my husband Gary from pancreatic cancer in August. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.


Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select immune stimulating supplements

Celebrate Non-GMO Month with us-complimentary reusable grocery bag

Health Matters will donate 5% of sales from 10-14 to 10-19

Celebrate National Bulk Food Week 10-14-10-19 with 5% off of all bulk items.

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 Oct 9 & Oct 23 at noon; Pickup Oct 11 & Oct 25 Southgate 2:30-3:30


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


Community Education Classes at Health Matters: Sign up for fall classes through Monroe Community Education 734-265-4950


Homemade Herbal #1: October 21 6:30-7:30

Homemade Herbal #2: October 28 6:30-7:30


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


Healthy Happenings:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Gary’s niece, Tammy, was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 days before his diagnosis. So I decided to devote this edition of the newsletter to breast cancer prevention. What I have learned since opening the store is that the leading risk factor for breast cancer are exposure to toxic environmental estrogens called xenoestrogens and the use of the hormone estrogen. Environmental estrogens are dangerous for several reasons: They act like estrogen in the body; they cause our own estrogens to convert to cancer-causing forms of estrogen; they increase our risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer; they promote infertility by suppressing progesterone; and they cause early puberty. Xenoestrogens are found in soft plastic products (i.e. plastic water bottles)’ plastic wrap, medical plastics, pesticide-laden foods ( fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat0, dioxins, cosmetics containing parabens, chemicals used to bleach feminine hygiene products, dry cleaning chemicals and nail polish.


Dietary factors in breast cancer

Factors That May Increase Risk Factors That May Lower Risk
Meats (unless grass fed) Fish (Preferably wild caught)
Total Fat Whole Grains & Legumes
Dairy (Unless grass fed) Cabbage
Refined Sugar Vegetables
Total Calories Nuts
Alcohol Fruits


Daily Plan for Preventing Cancer

  • Have a positive mental attitude

  • Have a healthy lifestyle

  • Eat a health-promoting diet

  • Consider supplementary measures



  1. Eat a “rainbow” assortment of fruits and vegetables (organic if possible)

  2. Reduce exposure to pesticides.

  3. Reduce the intake of conventional (factory farmed) meat and other animal foods.

  4. Eat the right types of fats-fish oil, coconut oil, olive oil, natural butter.

  5. Avoid high-calorie, low-nutrient foods such as junk food, candy, and soft drinks.

  6. Consider replacing table salt with Celtic sea salt or Himalayan pink salt; limit sodium intake in packaged foods and increase potassium rich foods.

  7. Choose foods that help your body detoxify and eliminate waste. I consume ground flax seeds daily.



  1. High quality multi-vitamin at least twice a day.

  2. Flavonoids i.e. green tea extract, quercetin, grape seed extract, ginkgo biloba, milk thistle, bilberry, and hawthorn.

  3. Drink 3 cups of green tea or 1 green drink daily.

  4. Probiotic supplement providing 5-10 billion viable cells daily.

  5. Fish oil or cod liver oil daily

  6. Turmeric supplement.

  7. Vitamin D3


Healthy Lifestyle:

  • Yoga

  • Tai Chi

  • Meditation


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 Oct 9 and Oct 23, 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: Don’t stick with Nonstick

Use stainless steel saucepans or iron bottom cookware instead of nonstick pans. Overheated nonstick surfaces release fumes that kill birds such as canaries very quickly-which does not bode well for the inhabitants (feathered or otherwise) of your kitchen.


Words to Live By:

Regrets about yesterday and fear of tomorrow rob us of the spirit of the moment.



Recipe of the Month: From Dr. Michael Murray How to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Natural Medicine


Black Bean Salad


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup frozen corn, thawed (organic if possible)

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

½ cup minced green onion

1 clove garlic, pressed

½ cup diced red pepper

½ cup cilantro or parsley, chopped

2 cup mixed greens

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and serve.


Maurine Natural Nurse

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

734-240-278 6


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