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September 2015

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September 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 September 23 at noon; Pickup September 25 2:30-3:30-New Location for pickup is VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.

First FridayDowntown Monroe September 4 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.

Labor Day BBQ Festival and Parade Saturday September 5 12 Noon

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 September 19 @ 3:00pm

*****Coming Soon**** Living Well with Cancer a support group for young adults with cancer

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

“Now I Lay Me Down” Bed Race to Aid Children First Presbyterian Church Monroe Sunday September 27 1:00-4:00

Community Education Classes at Health Matters:

Sign up for classes through Monroe Community Education 734-265-4950

Homemade Herbal #1  K68 September 29 6:30-7:30

. 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 Lyme Disease Information from Prescription for Nutritional Healing

I have been witness to many customers having been diagnosed with Lyme Disease which is caused by spirochetes called Borrelia burgdorferi.  After the tick bites, it waits several hours before it begins to feed on the host’s blood, and once it does, it can feast for three or four days.  As it feeds, it may deposit its infectious cargo in the host’s blood stream.  The longer the tick remains attached, the greater the risk of disease. One of my customers used Essential oil of lavender on an attached tick and the tick removed itself. There are several testimonies using Essential oil of peppermint in this same manner and then removed the tick with tweezers. I attended a workshop in July and learned about a promising remedy for Lyme infections.  I purchased Teasel Root tincture  as an initial remedy and Teasel Combo for chronic health issues related to Lyme disease. This herb is new to me but I thought it would be worth a try.


*        Preventing Tick Bites:


1.        When spending time in wooded areas wear long pants and tuck them into your socks. 

2.        Wear a long sleeved shirt with a high neck or a scarf, plus a hat and gloves. 

3.        Wear light colored clothing so that any ticks will be more visible.


*        Symptoms:


1.        Incubation period can take from two to thirty two days.

2.        The first sign may be the appearance of a red, circular lesion or rash on the skin.  This is caused by the migration of the infecting organism outward toward the skin, it may appear anywhere from a few days to a few weeks after the bite.

3.        The lesion gradually expands in a circular pattern, while the center appears to clear up.  This is often referred to as a bulls’-eye rash.

4.        In addition to the rash, achiness, backache, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, flulike symptoms, headache, muscle weakness, stiff neck, and occasionally, nausea and vomiting.

5.        Three days to three weeks  after a tick bite, small raised bumps on the skin, and/or a rash appears and may cover the entire torso, for as little as a day or two or as much as several weeks, and then fade.

6.        Facial paralysis that mimics Bell’s palsy may occur weeks to months later.  An abnormal heart rhythm, enlargement of the heart muscle, enlargement of the spleen and lymph glands, and severe headaches may also occur about this time.

7.        Over the long term, persistent backache, stiff neck, joint pains that attack the knees, swelling and pain in other joints, and even degenerative muscle disease may be caused by Lyme disease.


*        Testing:


1.        A simple test has been developed to identify Lyme disease.  A blood sample is used to measure the levels of certain antibodies that usually increase in number from three days to three weeks after infection.


*        Herbal Supplements:


1.        Alfalfa supplies needed minerals.

2.        Dandelion root, ginseng, hawthorn, and marshmallow root are all good for helping to rebuild the blood and damaged tissue.

*** Do not use ginseng if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant or nursing.

3.        Echinacea is an immune enhancer.

***Do not take for longer than three months.  It should not be used by people who are allergic to ragweed or with any autoimmune disease.

4.        Milk Thistle protects the liver.

5.        Red Clover cleanses the blood stream.

6.        Garlic is a natural antibiotic and immune-booster.


*        General Recommendation:


1.        If you take antibiotics be sure to take some form of probiotic supplements.

                     ***Probiotics need to be taken two hours before or after taking the probiotic.


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: Clean winner- if you have the option, always choose products that come in glass rather than plastic containers.  Glass is far less resource-hungry to produce and easier to reuse and recycle plastic.

Words to Live By: 
If you think knowledge is expensive, try ignorance. Benjamin Franklin


Recipe of the Month

Slow-Cooked Barbecue Pulled Chicken from Spry Living

1 (14.5 oz.) can no-salt added diced tomatoes

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons honey

1 Tablespoon paprika

1 Tablespoon Low Salt Tamari

1 Tablespoon mustard

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs

Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Trader Joe’s Barbecue Sauce

1.        In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, vinegar, honey, paprika, tamari sauce, mustard and red pepper flakes.

2.        Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Cover and cook on low until the chicken is falling apart, about 5 hours.

3.        Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with barbecue sauce.

Serves 8.


Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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September 2015 Lyme Disease


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