- How we made the most of a sunny Saturday in the park
- This new advocate for natural health is a surprise
- The daily routine to banish pain – click here for more information
We had a family gathering last weekend.
Aunts and Uncles, In-Laws and a few Outlaws too!
There was no good reason other than we hadn’t been able to get together for a few years and it was suggested a day out in a local park with deck chairs, barbeque and a game or two of rounder’s was a nice way to reconnect.
It was thoroughly enjoyable, and fantastic to be blessed by the weather on Saturday.
Our gathering finally broke up around 10.30 in the evening and we all returned homewards with a warm feeling of family and friendship.
A great way to lift everyone’s spirits.
We’ve always been a close family and the last COVID filled years have been hard to bear.
Video calls, emails and social media connections are no substitute.
Watching the kids (and some of the young at heart adults) hammering the tennis ball across the green, running at full tilt and squealing in delight was a joy…
…as long as I wasn’t being asked to join in that is!
Also being able to have a proper chat with folk about their hopes, dreams and fears was lovely.
If you haven’t reconnected after the worst of the virus, I would recommend it.
It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive, we had a few sausages, corn on the cobs and bread rolls, bottles of juice (and a drop or two of beer and wine for those in need.)
Just a perfect day together, an experience that money really can’t buy.
The new turmeric advocate
What I did find fascinating was the way my Brother-In-Law had changed his tune about natural remedies.
In the past he was at best cynical… and often downright dismissive about ancient health wisdom.
But just before Christmas he was suffering from a bad attack of gout, and I introduced him to our remarkable Pain Patches.
If you missed the story you can catch up with it here.
You should have heard him holding forth about ‘his’ discovery!
“I found these skin plasters which are infused with turmeric and other good stuff and they worked like magic on my toe pain.” He enthusiastically announced, whilst ploughing through hot dogs and beakers of red wine.
“You see it is all based upon really ancient natural medicine from the East,” he said. “Really effective, no side effects and so easy to use too.”
How the song has changed!
But of course he is right on every count and it was enjoyable to see his enthusiasm, rather than have me being the family Shaman.
He was telling anyone who was around that they should adopt his daily ritual of sticking a Pain Patch on and enjoying life.
For those who need to be reminded of why they are so good, read on;
Daily pain patches that make life better
These pain patches are packed with some of the best natural pain remedies available, they work like this:
Glucosamine plays a vital role in building cartilage. It provides the building blocks to help repair the damaged joint cartilage. It is readily absorbed through the skin and helps the body repair damaged joint surfaces from wear and tear.
Turmeric is at the basis of natural anti-inflammation medication in Eastern cultures and has been used by healers for thousands of years. Turmeric contains a wide variety of proven anti-inflammatory compounds, the best known of which is curcumin, but there are many others.
Piperine, an extract of black pepper, which can improve absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%.
Vitamins A, C and E, known to contribute to regenerative collagen formation and promote the normal function of bones (which includes boosting red blood cell numbers and developing immune system white blood cells).
With the patch on your skin, the above ingredients are slowly absorbed into your bloodstream, where they can help reduce your pain for up to 24 hours.
This means you don’t have to carry creams or tablets around, and perhaps for those of us with memory like a sieve…
…you don’t have to remember to take them.
Instead, just put one of these patches on each morning and then get on with your day – there is even a clever system where the patch shows when it is ready to be changed.
If you’d like to try it out for yourself, then click here and you can order a trial batch today.
The joy of family
So, it looks like I have one convert to a natural health approach to life.
But as I looked around our gathered group and I saw the range of ages, health conditions and rounder’s generated injuries I realised that he wasn’t alone.
Virtually all of them have or are using something that I have mentioned in a newsletter down the years.
Lots of them have changed the way they source ingredients or prepare food following the discussions I have had about the use of fresh and seasonal produce where possible.
Without being a tub thumping zealot about it my role has been one to encourage the family to think about their health differently.
If this is something that you think that your family would benefit from please get them to sign up for the Good Life Letter, after all it is free and always will be.
Plus if you would like some specific information go to the Good Life Letter home page, scroll down to near the bottom and you will see a list of popular topics you can choose, or enter a search term in the ‘Search by Condition’ box and get a list of newsletters that discuss it.
I am more than happy for you to share the information you find.
Just make sure that you enjoy your family as much as you can.