I’m always looking for great wellness products for myself and my clients, so when I find something that works for me - I like to share the information. One of my must-haves is Traumeel, a homeopathic anti-inflammatory tropical ointment. For acute, minor muscle aches and pains, nothing works better. I first discovered Traumeel years ago when I was racing marathons. The difference in the soreness of my legs post-race was remarkable. These days I always carry a tube in my purse or gym bag - something I was very glad of 18 months ago when I was in a bad car-accident and suffered pretty severe whiplash. Personally, I find the ointment more effective than the gel - as it’s more penetrating. Both the ointment and the gel are odorless and they won’t stain your clothing. Traumeel is available at most health food stores and Whole Foods and these days you can even find it on Amazon.com for a great price. It’s also helpful in preventing bruising if you bump yourself or take a fall. My sister was recently in the hospital and also found it effective in healing from the pain of surgery and IVs. Note: it should never be used on broken skin. The makers of Traumeel also make Zeel - a similar product for chronic pain and inflammation - great for those with arthritis.
Here are a few more of my favorite things:
Recharge - a natural electrolyte replacement drink alternative to Gatorade for active people especially during the summer months. Try it at Whole Foods and then to buy in bulk I found this great offer via Amazon.
Chicken of the Sea Salmon Cup s - a convenient way to get your Omega 3s on the go. Great for taking with you in the car, on the airplane - or just brown bagging at the office. Available at most grocery stores in the canned tuna section.
Water Warmup Jackets - made of special stretchy, comfortable and most importantly warm neoprene fabric. These jackets are a must if you workout in an outdoor pool during the winter months. Find them at www.waterwarmups.com and tell Sally that Carolyn sent you.
H20 Wear Swimsuit s - are made of a special blend of polyester and are guaranteed to last a year. They offer traditional-style suits as well as swimsuit tanks and shorts. I’m still wearing some that I bought years ago.Check them out at www.h20wear.com.
Xyflamend - a natural anti-inflammatory supplement for those with arthritis, sports injuries or chronic pain. It contains organic herbal anti-inflammatory formula with powerful anti-oxidative agents, including Holy Basil, Turmeric and Ginger. Find it in most health food stores and Whole Foods.