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June 2015

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June 2015

The Bridge Card/Double Up Buck program begins June 6th at the Market.

Chantelle will be coordinating the program at the market year this year.  She is selling healing and homemade tea, heirloom vegetables, breads and assorted “healthier” snacks on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s from 7am-12noon.

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

  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 3 at noon; Pickup June 5 2:30-3:30-New Location for pickup is VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.

Transitions for Women a support group for women, in their 50’s and 60’s that have lost their partners-Next Meeting held at First Presbyterian Church June 20 @ 3:00pm

Call us at 734-240-2786 for more information and to sign up.

First FridayDowntown Monroe June 5th we will be open until 7pm-Bonus Discount Day 5% off for First Friday

Join many businesses with art exhibit, food and drink specials, etc.

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

Namaste Yoga Center 8177 Secor Rd. Lambertville for schedule you can go to www.namasteyogacenter.weebly.comor pick up schedule at the store.

Healthy Happenings: Understanding Candida from Prescription for Nutritional Healing

I have had an issue with Candida infection for several years because of my sugar addition.  I asked my physician to prescribe anti-fungal medication but he informed me that if kept eating sugar the candidawould return.  I kept trying to ignore my symptoms.   When I finally got up the nerve to do the 30 day Sugar Detox and gave up sugar for good my symptoms improved.  I know it is difficult to do but I am very glad I did it.  As I said before the first few days were the worst.  Now as long as I make my own desserts and cookies using Xylitol and have Lily’s sugar free chocolate (Stevia sweetened) for the severe cravings I am fine.  I probably consume 5% of the sugar I used to consume, when I attend parties or community activities I bring my own sugar free food.

What is Candida Albicans?  Is a single-celled fungus, it is always present in the genital and intestinal tracts.  Diaper rash, vaginitis, and thrush are examples to Candida overgrowth. 

What are symptoms?  Constipation, diarrhea, colitis, abdominal pain, headaches, bad breath, memory loss, mood swings, canker sores, persistent heart burn, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, congestion, numbness, severe itching, recurrent kidney and bladder infection, arthritis, depression, thyroid disease, hyperactivity, adrenal problems,  and even diabetes.  Symptoms often worsen in damp or moldy places, or after consumption of foods containing sugar and/or yeast.  It is said that infections such as candidiasis rarely occur in people with robust immune systems who eat a healthy diet that is low in sugar and yeast.

        Dietary Guidelines:

1.        Eat vegetables, fish, and gluten free grains such as brown rice, millet, and quinoa.

2.        Eat plain yogurt that contains live cultures.  I have recipes to make plain yogurt taste good.

3.        Take some type of fiber daily.  Oat or spelt bran, or ground flaxseed are good choices.

4.        Include olive and/or coconut oil in your diet.  Yeasts do not feed well on fats.

5.        Drink at least eight glasses of pure filtered water daily to help flush toxins from your body.

6.        Avoid aged cheeses, alcohol, baked goods, chocolate, dried fruit, fermented foods, wheat products, ham, honey, peanuts, pickles, potatoes, raw mushrooms, soy sauce, sprouts, and vinegar.

7.        Eliminate citrus and acidic fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, pineapple, and limes from your diet for one month; then add back only a few twice weekly.  Although they seem acidic, these fruits are actually alkaline-forming in the body, and candida thrives on them.

        Nutritional Supplements:

1.        Take a supplemental acidophilus or bifidus to help to restore the normal balance of flora in the bowel and vagina

2.        Take only hypoallergenic supplements.

3.        People with low iron levels often awaken several times during the night. Low iron need to be validated by blood testing, because too much iron can be toxic.

4.        Deficiencies of vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), pantothenic acid, and trace minerals, including copper, are associated with insomnia.  Take a balanced multivitamin and mineral supplement at least two times a day.  Because an excess of vitamin B12 taken late in the day can contribute to wakefulness, it is best to take in the morning.

        Nutritional Supplements:

1.        Aloe Vera juice has been shown to boost the white blood cells’ ability to kill yeast cells. 

2.        Olive Leaf is a powerful healer of microbial infection.

3.        Pau d’ arco (also known as lapacho and taheebo) contains antibacterial and antifungal agent. To make pau d’ arco tea, boil 1 quart if filtered water with 2 tablespoons of herb for 5 minutes.  Cool and store in the refrigerator with the tea leaves in.  Strain before drinking.  Drink 3-6 cups daily.

4.        Oregano oil is a potent antiseptic, powerful in killing a range of fungi.

        Homeopathic Remedies:

1.        Candidiasis is a complex problem that contributes to many different health problems.  Consider symptom-specific homeopathic remedies.

        General Recommendation:

1.        If at all possible, avoid antibiotics and corticosteroid drugs while you are trying to rid your body of candida.

2.        Be aware that birth control pills and hormone replacement drugs foster the growth of candida. If possible, adopt another method of birth control while you are battling candidiasis.

3.        Avoid damp and moldy environments, such as basements.

4.        Avoid exposure to toxins, including strong toxic cleansers.

5.        Don’t expect an immediate cure.  Conquering a long standing persistent candida infection takes time.


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.

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:

v  Local Delivery to shut-ins available

v  Bridge Cards accepted at the store.

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

v  Free Muscle Testing


Save the Earth Tip: A system that works of paper- Put a box next to each printer in your office or at home for collecting paper that’s been used only on one side.  Keep it in a neat pile to reduce paper jams.  Encourage your colleagues and family to use this supply for internal and informal documents.

Words to Live By: 
For every obstacle there is a solution-over, under, around or through.  Dan Zadra



Recipe of the Month

Cauliflower Cheese Soup by Mary King from Wholesome Home Cooking


1 head cauliflower (large)                                                        2 tablespoons butter

½ organic celery, chopped                                                       1 ½ cup sharp cheese, shredded

½ cup onion, chopped                                                             Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

46 ounces chicken stock                                                          2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 cups whole milk                                  


Cook cauliflower, celery and onions in a bit of water until well done.  Mash or blend ingredients if desired.  Add chicken stock and heat well.  Gradually add milk.  Add butter, cheese and seasonings.  Tnicken with cornstarch to desired thickness.



Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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June 2015 Understanding Candida

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