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July 2015

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July 2015

The Bridge Card/Double Up Buck program began 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 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 July 1 and July 29 at noon; Pickup July 3 and July 31 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 July 18th  @ 3:00pm

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

First FridayDowntown Monroe July 3rd 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: Osteoporosis Update from Smart Medicine for Healthier Living

Many customers have been asking about bone density problems.  I talked about my experience with osteoporosis in 2011, after a few years of traditional (medical) treatment with Fosomax, large doses of calcium etc.  I became discouraged when my DEXA scans continued to show declining bone density.  So I started on Strontium, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin K2.  My next DEXA showed much improvement, now diagnosed with osteopenia instead of osteoporosis.  I thought it would be ok to stop the Strontium.  Big mistake, my bone density started to decline again.  So I decide to begin the Strontium again.  I will have my next DEXA next year so stay tuned.

*        Dietary Guidelines:

1.        A diet high in calcium helps to protect against bone loss.  Whole fat natural milk and dairy products, including yogurt are dependable sources of natural calcium.  Other non-dairy sources are sea vegetables, such as kelp and dulse, green leafy vegetables such as collards, kale, parsley, and watercress, and broccoli.

2.        Only consume Celtic sea salt or other unrefined sea salt, because a high refined salt diet increases the likelihood of osteoporosis.

3.        Limit or avoid caffeine because it has been shown that women who drank more than two cups of regular coffee or caffeinated sodas per day suffer a loss of bone density.

4.        If you consume alcohol, do so in moderation.  Heavy alcohol use is associated with a higher risk of osteoporosis.

5.        Avoid carbonated beverages and other foods that contain phosphoric acid, which has a detrimental effect on the bones.

6.        One to two cups bone broth (see April 2015 Newsletter)  promotes strong, healthy bones:  due to high amounts of bioavailable calcium, magnesium and other nutrients.

*        Nutritional Supplements:

1.        Calcium (I prefer food sources), magnesium, vitamin d3, vitamin K2, and strontium are important for bone strengthening.

2.        BioSil or Silica complex can be taken to build up your bone strength.

*        Herbal Supplements:

1.        Horsetail and oat straw are high in silica, which is needed for strong bones and also assist in the assimilation of calcium.  Take 500mg of either twice daily.

2.        Nettle is a good source of important trace minerals.  Take 500mg twice daily.  It is best to rotate between this herb and horsetail or oat straw on a weekly basis.

***** Chantelle will be making a bone building tea from equal parts horsetail, sage, alfalfa, oat straw and peppermint for taste; Recommendation to drink three cups per day.  Or you can purchase your own herbs at our store.

*         Exercise Recommendation:

1.        Regular weight-bearing exercise can stop, or at least slow, bone loss in postmenopausal women.  A half hour of jogging, aerobics, or brisk walking daily is sufficient.  I incorporated weight training and yoga practice into my regimen.


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: Lead the way- Talk to your children about how your family can reduce its environmental impact.  If they’ve grown up with the idea of conservation as a part of everyday life, they’re more likely to want to get involved in (or at least accept) day-to-day activities such as turning off lights and appliances, driving less and shopping for modestly packaged, recycled items.

Words to Live By: 
We act as though comfort was the chief requirements of life when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. 


Recipe of the Month

Asian Chicken Salad from Swanson adapted Linda Wagner

2 cups shredded carrots                                                          

1 large head of cabbage or Napa cabbage , cut into thin strips                                               

2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley                                                            

1 tablespoon sesame seeds                                     

4 cups cooked shredded chicken

2 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari or soy sauce

¼ cup white wine vinegar

2 teaspoons ground ginger

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon habanero pepper sauce

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

5 whole chopped green onion, green and white parts                                                             


In a small bowl or pint jar with a lid, add soy or tamari sauce, vinegar, ginger, olive oil, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, pepper sauce, salt and chopped green onion.  Secure the lid and shake vigorously.

In a large bowl combine chopped cabbage, shredded carrots, cilantro or parsley, sesame seeds and shredded chicken.  Ad enough prepared dressing to coat and toss until well incorporated.  Adjust amount of dressing as needed.


Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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