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Things I Love: Topricin

Did you ever see My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Topricin is like Windex for me. I love it. We've got tubes all over the place. It's my miracle cream and I'm constantly talking about. At this point the company sends me buckets of samples. It's just that good.

I was introduced to it two years ago from the daughter in law of the originator. You can read about the history at their site. It's homeopathic and doesn't smell, leave a stain or require a ton of it. It's appropriate for both children and adults soft tissue injuries.

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Here are some ways we've used it:

*Kids fall down and we use it around the injury. Not on the cut or on top of the bruise. Around it. It draws healing blood to the area and you heal more efficiently.

*After my husbands knee surgery.

*On the front and back side of my knees after long runs.

*On my stiff 'iPhone' texting finger.

*I have clients that use the foot creme to help with nueropathy.

*My eye lid was sliced open by a rose bush. On goes the Topiricn, bruise was minimal and it healed super fast.

But here is my latest 'I love Topricin' story: A few weeks back I taught a Reboot health/nutrition class at our Canyonville YMCA. After, we went for a hike, picnic and explored some covered bridges. In my excitement to see a bridge I skidded down a tiny little hill. The gravel acted like a cheese grater on my shin and top of my foot. The pain was so bad I tried to loose lunch. Not pretty.

Aimee phone 173This pic so doesn't do the drama justice. But you get the point.

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It turned black and blue really fast and then within days it was green and healing. The area healed and the pain reduced quick fast. Much more efficiently than without my Topricin.

One more tool for your healthy lifestyles toolbox. Enjoy!

Power to the family!


100 Calorie Snacks and Hummus

Call them snacks or mini meals. Either way it's good to have some 'go to' whole foods that are full of nutrition and portable.
• 1 cup blueberries
• 1 cup baby carrots
• ½ cantaloupe
• 2 medium peaches
• 1 cup grapes
• 2 cup raspberries
• ½ red bell pepper, 3 tbsp hummus
• 10 cashews nuts
• 1 tbsp peanuts & 2 tsp dried cranberry
• 29 pistachios
• 3 handfuls unbuttered popcorn

AND my favorite hummus recipe. NO, I have never peeled the chickpeas. I have made my own tahini (not good last time-chunky) or found the cheapest brand. I've used lemon instead of water. I've cut the olive oil in 1/2 for less calories. BUT never remove. The oil balances the flavor. AND I do not add more oil on top. Seriously, that's too many oily calories for this girl.

This is excellent as a base recipe. You can add other flavors ie. roasted peppers, jalapenos, more garlic post base recipe. The key is creaming the lemon and tahini and then leaving the processor on and adding one ingredient at a time down the shoot.

Doing a back flip over this recipe. My hummus was notoriously terrible prior to this.

Power to the family!


Summer Chlorine

It's that time of year and we're all in pools, rivers, and oceans. I wanted to tell you what we're doing to help support our kids immune system. Our daughter is on our local swim team and spends a lot of time in the pool each week. My man is still rehabbing a knee surgery in the water. I posted a guest post about drinking water last summer and it's worth a re read.

Breathing the chlorine fumes is actually worse for your immune system than swallowing it. It also absorbs into your skin. So what do we do? My daughter thrives as a swimmer. I've pondered pushing her towards a different sport. It's not going to happen so we support her as best as we can.

1. Wear those goggles.

2. Always shower right after. Our daughter uses a loofa and natural shower gel with some drops of orange essential oil and peppermint. These cut the lingering smell but the acids in the citrus also cut some of the residue left on the skin. My man uses a Re-charge Bodyscrub Bar. You could make your own or just add the oils to your favorite gel wash.

3. Drink lots of water. Eat lots of dark vegetables. These are your body cleansers.

4. Eat seaweed. The naturally occurring iodine supports the immune system.

5. We take chlorophyll specifically for the chlorine.

Enjoy your food for thought.

Power to the family!