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August 2015

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August 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 Aug 26 at noon; Pickup August 28 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 August 15th @ 3:00pm

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

Jazz Festival and Fine Arts Fair August 8th and 9th.

Community Barbeque for Community Learning about Sharing Space-August 15 1 pm-5pm Hellenberg Park

First FridayDowntown Monroe August 7th 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:  Boosting Memory

Many of us worry about developing Alzheimer’s disease, usually unnecessarily.  If we listen to Dr. Oz and the Doctors we all need to take expensive supplements to keep our memories sharp as we age.  I believe choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can also do wonders for the brain.  Many people want to take Ginkgo Biloba to prevent brain issues and improve our memories.  Ginkgo Biloba can be helpful only if the memory problems are caused by blocked carotid arteries.  I prefer using food and regular physical activity to improve blood flow to the brain and heart. 

*        Brain Boosting Foods:

1.        Fatty fish, ground flaxseeds, walnuts, dark leafy greens (for Omega-3 fatty acids) 

2.        Olive oil and nuts for (vitamin E)

3.        Coconut oil a form of  medium chain triglyceride (MCT oil)

4.        Cantaloupe, carrots, kale, mango, spinach, sweet potato (for Beta-carotene)

5.        Oranges, papaya, strawberries, red peppers, kiwifruit, tomatoes (for vitamin c)

6.        Blueberries, cranberries, boysenberries (for anthocyanins)

7.        Whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dried beans (for low-glycemic carbs)

8.        Bananas, chick peas, meats, spinach (for vitamin c)

9.        Green leafy vegetables (for folate)

10.     Eggs, meats, poultry, dairy product, shellfish (for vitamin B12)

*        Nutritional Supplements:

1.        Low levels of vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and Folate can affect cognitive function and memory

2.        Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids works to combat inflammation and fight free-radical activity.

3.        DHA-is an essential fatty acid found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel, as well as in mother’s milk.  DHA is a primary building block of brain cells, critical for neurogenesis.  Also improves brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other.

*** Phophatidyserine (PS)-a fat component of cell membranes in plants and animals.  Clinical trials suggest improved memory, learning concentration, and word recall in older adults.

***Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC-An amino acid the body produces; also found in dairy foods and red meat.  ALC may help produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

*        Herbal Supplements:

1.        Chinese (or Korean) ginsing protects the cells of the brain, increases mental alertness, and boosts serotonin levels

2.        Ginkgo Biloba helps increase the blood supply to the brain.

3.        Gotu kola has been used for centuries in India to increase the efficiency of the brain.

4.        Pine Bark and Grape-seed extracts contain antioxidants and help support liver function.

5.        *** Huperzine A-A compound purified from Chinese toothed club moss.  Said to improve memory and mental function; it is used in China for dementia.

*        General Recommendation:

1.        Avoid exposure to aluminum.  Acid rain has contributed a lot of aluminum to tap water.  Other everyday sources of aluminum include aluminum cookware, canned drinks, some antacids, and antiperspirants.


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: All your own work- Try making a food that you normally buy ready-made--- enjoy the satisfaction of sharing homemade pate, bread, or cake with your surprised and impressed guests.  Ask them all to bring something they’ve never made before to a party or picnic.

Words to Live By: 
Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve.


Recipe of the Month

Garden Medley from Renaissance Acres Organic Herb Farm

¼ cup butter

2 cups cauliflower

¼ cup chopped onion

2 cups sliced zucchini

½ cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

¼ teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed

2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese


In large skillet, melt butter.  Add cauliflower and onion’ sauté 2-3 minutes.  Add zucchini; cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.  Stir in tomatoes, salt and thyme; cook 1-2 minutes until thoroughly heated.  Spoon into serving dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serves 4


Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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