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November 2015

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November 2015

Non-GMO Month-We donated $255.60 to the Non-GMO Project in October.

Kiwanis Club of Monroe is collecting shoes to assist microbusinesses in developing countries.

Shoes can be dropped off here or at Stevens Chiropractic (11 E. Front St.) for the next few months.

The Bridge Card can be used at the Market until December 31, 2015

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.

*** There is a change in pickup due to my vacation Orders due November 4 at noon; Pickup November 6 2:30-3:30-New Location for pickup is VFW Hall 1620 Dix-Toledo, Southgate.

First FridayDowntown Monroe November 6 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.

Downtown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting-November 21 Parade 2pm Tree lighting 8:30

*** There is a change due to my vacation 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 November 14 @ 3:00pm

Living Well with Cancer a support group for young adults with cancer-The meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church (meet at Health Matters) November 7 at 3:00. Child care is available upon request.

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

                                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:  Hyperthyroidism from Smart Medicine for Healthier Living

The other side of the thyroid picture is hyperthyroidism which is a condition in which the thyroid becomes overactive and secretes excessive amounts of the hormone thyroxine.  It unclear what truly causes hyperthyroidism. When the thyroid produces too much thyroxine, this ultimately throws the body’s metabolic processes into overdrive and speeds up many of the functions of the body.



*        Types of Hyperthroidism:

1.        Graves’ disease is the most common.  This is believed to be an autoimmune disorder.  Symptoms include bulging eyes and cause the skin of the legs to become thickened and itchy.  Blurred or double vision may also occur.

2.        Toxic multinodular goiter or Plummer’s disease: for some unknown reason, some of the nodules in the thyroid fail to respond to the normal chemical messages that govern thyroid function, and begin producing excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.


*        Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism:

1.        Either little interest in food or hungrier than normal                       10. Elevated blood pressure

2.        Weight loss                                                                                             11. Sleep disturbances                   

3.        Fine tremors of the hands and fingers                                              12. Breathlessness

4.        Warm moist palms                                                                                13. Frequent bowel movements

5.        Fatigue                                                                                                     14. Muscle weakness

6.        Irritability                                                                                                  15. Profuse perspiration

7.        Nervousness                                                                                          16. Hair loss

8.        Rapid heartbeat                                                                                      17. Infrequent menstrual periods

9.        Heart Palpitations


*        Dietary Guidelines:

1.        Unlike hypothyroidism; the recommendation is to eat goitrogens raw, found in (soy, raw broccoli, Brussel’s sprouts, raw kale, turnips, cabbage, mustard greens, peanuts, pine nuts and millet) because they suppress thyroxine production.

2.        Add to your menu foods that are rich sources of natural iodine.  Enjoy seafood and sea vegetables, such as kelp, dulse, hijiki, and kombu.

3.        Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol.



*        Nutritional Supplements:

1.        Essential fatty acids (EFAs) found in black currant seed oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, and ground flax seeds assist in the regulation of the immune response. 

2.        Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid that acts as a calming neurotransmitter.  It can be helpful if nervousness is overwhelming or if you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and are perimenopausal.

3.        A green-foods supplement that contain iodine, such as spirulina or chlorella, can help to improve and regulate metabolic and endocrine gland function 

4.        Lugol’s iodine or advanced iodine complete which contains both iodine and iodide can support thyroid function.


*        Herbal remedies:

1.        Dandelion root is noted for its ability to regulate liver function, which in turn benefits the thyroid gland.

2.        Valerian is a noted calmative that is proven to aid sleep.


*        Homeopathic remedies:

1.        Iodium is good if you have dark hair and brown eyes, often feel very warm, tend to be obsessive about details, and are in a rush.

2.        Natrum muriaticum is the remedy to choose if you have heart palpitations, constipation, and, possibly a craving for salt.



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: Anyone for coffee?  Next time you’re after a caffeine fix, look for shade-grown coffee.  The farms it’s grown on support many more bird species and other types of wildlife and requires much less fertilizer than full-sun plantations.  Coffee is one of the most fertilized crops so opt for organic whenever possible.


Words to Live By:  Peace is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.  


Recipe of the Month

No-Bake Granola Bites Michael Simon

1 cup roasted or crispy almonds (roughly chopped)

½ cup oats or barley flakes

¼ cup raisins

2 Tablespoons ground flax

¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt

1 cup pitted dates

½ cup creamy peanut butter

¼ cup raw honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon water (if needed)


Combine chopped almonds, oats or barley, flax, raisins and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Pulse pitted dates in a food processor to make a coarse paste; add to bowl.

Heat peanut butter and honey over medium heat for one minute.  Whisk in vanilla extract.

Add peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients, mix to combine.

Roll into small balls.   Store in airtight container


**Note:  can be made into granola bars by lining an 8 inch square cake pan with wax paper then pressing granola into pan.  Freeze for 8 minutes to set.  Lift bars out with wax paper and cut into 18 squares.


Maurine Natural Nurse

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


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November 2015 Hyperthyroidism

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