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June 2014

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June 2014

Monroe Happenings:

Health Matters monthly sale!!!!

10% off select Bone Health Products

Check out for Health Matters & Namaste Yoga Coupons

Visit Health Matters at Monroe Farmer’s Market Saturday 7-12

Bridge Cards with Double Up Bucks coordinated at our table


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

  call 734-240-2786 to make appointment

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

Orders due June 4 & June 18 at noon; Pickup June 6 & June 20 Southgate 2:30-3:30

St. Mary Organic Garden Blessing June 21 @ 10:30

Downtown Flea Market June 14

Yoga with Shannon:  Saturday in June No Class June 7 sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM

Namaste Yoga Center now open 8177 Secor Rd. Lambertville for schedule go to

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

Healthy Happenings:  Real Milk Primer

Many of my customers are curious about milk products and I think it is time to let all of you in on the secret of real milk.  I have been the coordinator with family farms cooperative or over five years to obtain raw milk and grass fed meats, poultry and cheese for me and several customers.  I first learned about raw milk 13 years ago when I attended my first Organic Harvest Festival put on by Healthy Traditions Network a Weston A. Price chapter.  After much research I decided to give it a try.  I had been consuming fat free milk (which I now call sugar water).  I learned the value of natural milk in providing vitamin A, B6, B12, D, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), iodine and other short and medium chain fatty acids. Consider it the original “energy drink”. Real milk contains the proper ratio of calcium to phosphorus.  Raw milk leaves all of the enzymes intact and in a usable and absorbable form.  Many individuals that avoid conventional milk due to the lactose find drinking raw milk does not cause the same digestive discomfort due to the natural enzymes. Many children with allergies, asthma, and ear infections become healthier when they consume raw milk. 

Bullet Point·         Questions regarding infections?  Raw milk contains natural good bacteria, similar to our own intestinal bacteria which neutralize bad bacteria.  Pasteurization, heating milk to 161 degrees for 15 seconds decreases the enzyme count; Ultra-pasteurization, heating to 280 degrees for at least 2 seconds virtually destroys all necessary enzymes, however, then the milk will stay “fresh” for an additional week or two in the refrigerator. Then most dairies add vitamin D2 (which is not absorbed by the body). 

Bullet Point

·         Why do they homogenize milk?  Raw/natural milk has the cream on the top and must be shaken to incorporate into the milk, or some people skim off the cream for their coffee.  Homogenization occurs when the natural milk is forced through small holes and high temperature to fragment the fat globules.  This type of milk resists digestion which is another reason many people may think they are “allergic” to “milk”.

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·         Is organic milk a better choice?  The Cornucopia group evaluated organic milk (I have the list) and found most organic dairies keep their cows in confinement their entire lives and are never given the opportunity to eat grass.  Grass and sunshine are necessary to give quality milk.  Most organic milk is ultra-pasteurized therefore, not a good choice. 

We are very fortunate to have Calder Dairy because anyone can purchase Calder natural milk which is not homogenized but is only pasteurized and you do not have to have a cow share.  Calder cows are grain fed but have access to grass at times.  Rosa found another option for Organic grass fed milk from Kalona dairy that is not homogenized but still pasteurized. 

If you are interested in learning more about this subject you can check out and    The Weston A. Price Foundation is having their international conference this November in Indianapolis.  I have fliers available at the store.  


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



Store News:

Bullet PointLocal Delivery to shut-ins available

Bullet PointBridge Cards accepted at the store.

Bullet PointFamily Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.

Bullet PointFree Muscle Testing


Maurine is available for Natural Health & Nutritional

Consultations by appointment



Save the Earth Tip: Cooler Rinse A washing machine uses up to 90 percent of its energy heating water.  A warm or cold wash and cold rinse will work just as well on nearly all clothes as a hot wash and warm rinse.


Words to Live By:  We are not prisoners of fate, but only of our own self-imposed limitations.


        Here are two easy recipes that I make every month to use my raw milk.  I also make homemade yogurt which extends the life of the milk without pasteurization.


Baked Custard

 3 farm fresh eggs

½ cup sugar or Xylitol

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ½ cups natural milk



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar or xylitol, and vanilla; add milk.  Pour into custard cups (about 6).  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Set in baking pan with about 1 inch hot water.  Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.


Vanilla Pudding

1/3 cup sugar or xylitol

2 tablespoons corn starch

2 cups natural milk

2 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup unsweetened coconut (optional)


In medium saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch.  Gradually stir in milk.  Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.   Boil 1 minute.  In small bowl, blend about 1/3 of hot mixture into egg yolks.  Return yolk mixture to hot mixture; blend well.  Cook until mixture bubbles, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; add butter, vanilla and coconut if using.  Cool slightly before serving.  4 servings.


Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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