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January 2014

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January 2104

Closed New Year’s Day

Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select supplements for Weight Reduction

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 January 15 at noon; Pickup January 17 Southgate 2:30-3:30

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM.

Coming in February

Namaste Day Monroe County Community College Feb 1

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

Hormone Help: February 3 6:30-7:30

Homemade Herbal #1: February 17 6:30-7:30

Homemade Herbal #2: February 24 6:30-7:30


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

Healthy Happenings:
Healthy Habits

My wish for all of you is vibrant health that begins with a few new habits.


Since the New Year is here many people start the New Year with great intentions, to exercise more, lose weight, stop smoking, and on and on. Most of us start off great then after a few weeks those resolutions are forgotten. I have a suggestion start with just one change, then after a two to three weeks change another habit. Experts say a new habit takes 21 days to become part of your nature. I used this method to teach myself to eat (and eventually like) yogurt. It really works. I will focus on healthy weight loss.


Healthy Foods for Weight Loss:

1.  Beans are loaded with protein and fiber which are wonderful for weight loss.
2.  Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and antioxidants.
3.  Grapefruit, long a fad diet for shedding pounds, really does help weight loss. It is thought that the chemical properties of grapefruit reduce insulin levels. Consult your pharmacist due to potential interactions with prescription medications.
4.  Sardines are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which help improve transmission of serotonin and other neurotransmitters that regulate mood (depression can lead to overeating)
5.  Spinach is rich in magnesium a mineral that’s crucial for the synthesis of serotonin; studies have also shown that adequate dietary magnesium helps relieve depression and related disorders such as anxiety and insomnia.
6.  Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods help boost the metabolism to increase fat burning. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a compound that stimulates the body to generate heat and promote burning of calories and excess body fat.
7.  Eggs (I eat 2 local eggs every morning). Eating eggs instead of bagels or cereal for breakfast can help you lose more weight. Egg eaters lost more body fat and had higher energy levels throughout the day, with no change in cholesterol levels.
8.  Yogurt is rich in calcium, which can enhance your body’s fat-burning mechanisms. Yogurt eaters lost more weight in the hard-to-slim abdominal area, while maintaining lean muscle mass.
9.  Artichokes contain a compound called cynarin that is thought to improve liver function and enhance weight loss.
10. Fresh ginger is a great way to boost the flavor of your meals without adding calories. Studies have shown that ginger naturally boosts metabolism. Fresh ginger root also acts as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting COX2 enzymes, part of the chemical pathway that produces inflammatory chemicals.


 Burn Calories:

1.  Kickbox. Expect to burn 500 calories or more per hour.
2.  Hit The Mall. When you join all of the mall walkers you can burn 384 calories per hour. Add in stairs, and you will bump that number higher.
3.  Make A Racquet. A casual game of racquetball burns around 400 calories.
4.  Roll On In. Roller skating burns about 400 calories an hour and helps tone and stretch legs.
5.  Head for the Hills. For a more nature-rich experience, an hour of cross-country skiing on fairly rough terrain burns up to 900 calories.
6.  Go Ride A Bike. An hour on a stationary bike at a steady clip burns 400 calories.
7.  Dance Your Heart Out. Ballet and modern dance burn 354 calories and hour, in addition to toning muscles.


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 January 2 & January 15
*   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:

Consider Silpat pan liner if you regularly use parchment paper. One of my Christmas gifts this year were two Silpat liners. They are perfect for slow roasting the Crispy nuts.


Words to Live By:

Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it, and you’ll start believing it. Jesse Owens


Recipe of the Month:


Chicken Enchilada


1 cup chopped onion                                                                                 2 cups shredded cheese, divided

1 clove garlic, minced                                                                                 2 cup shredded chicken

1 tablespoon olive oil                                                                                 ¼ cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon spelt flour                                                                             ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

1 16 oz can diced tomatoes                                                                       12 oz tortillas

1 15 oz can tomato sauce

1 4 oz can chopped chili peppers

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Cook onion in olive oil until softened, add garlic cook 30 seconds. Stir in flour. Add next 6 ingredients, cook and stir until thickened. Set aside.

Combine chicken, 1 ½ cup cheese, onions and salt. Set aside.

Warm tortillas in a pan. Roll chicken into tortillas. Place in a 9X13 inch baking pan.

Pour tomato mixture over tortillas. Bake covered for 15 minutes; uncover bake 15 more minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top; return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted.


Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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