Sportenine reduces muscle aches and pains, and also improves stamina
Products For Body, Mind and Soul
by Christine Lynn Harvey

For muscle pain from new exercise routines or a playful afternoon with the kids, Boiron's Arnica Cream for bruising and Sportenine for sore muscles and endurance can speed the road to recovery. Boiron's Arnica cream is a great first aid for pain, swelling and bruises. Boiron's newly repackaged Sportenine combines Arnica with two other homeopathic medicines to provide additional benefits. By reducing the accumulation of lactic acid that leads to muscular asphyxia, Sportenine reduces muscle aches and pains due to prolonged physical efforts and also improves stamina. Calendula officinalis is made from the garden marigold whose flowers have been used topically for centuries to naturally speed the healing process of small wounds, cuts, sunburns, chaffing, rashes and other skin irritations. Boiron's Calendula Ointment stays on the skin longer so it protects and moisturizes wounds that may take longer to heal. It's ideal for chapped lips, diaper rash and other sensitive skin irritations. For more info on Boiron's Arnica Cream, Sportenine or Boiron's Calendula Ointment, call 1-800-BOIRON-1 (1-800-264-7661), visit www.boiron.com or e-mail: info@BoironUSA.com

Genesis Therapeutic Systems has introduced the world's first aromatherapy pillow - the Aroma-Rest Therapeutic Sleep Pillow. This one-of-a-kind pillow, made of airy Visco-Elastic contoured memory foam used by NASA, cushions the neck and keeps it in a perfect state of alignment while sleeping. Entering the REM stage and staying there is easy with the help of this new pillow. Sleeping on the Aroma-Rest may take some time to get accustomed to especially since you probably have been sleeping wrong for years. It's like exercise, getting the muscles in proper position, so you may experience slight discomfort at first. Once the neck gets used to the position you should always be sleeping in, you will experience relief from chronic neck and shoulder pain as well as headaches. The patented aromatherapy cartridge connected to the pillow has natural essential oils that can promote emotional and physical healing. To prolong the life of your aroma cartridges which are attached on either side to the pillow, open them at night and close them during the day. The Aroma-Rest Therapeutic Sleep Pillow retails for $119.00 and is also available at www.genesis4life.com

Now you can use your computer to help you meditate at your desk. LightSource with Hemi-Sync CD ($49.95) works as a meditative music CD, a spiritual contemplation aid, a screen saver and also a hypnosis induction aid. Mesmerizing images in the form of 13 auspicious sacred geometric shapes focus your attention on the computer screen, while the hemi-sync audio balances both your right and left brain hemispheres, maximizing both sides of your brain for optimal cognitive performance. LightSource has two soundtracks, "Higher" for promoting a meditative state and "Remembrance" for boosting creativity, mental focus and productivity. Compatible with Mac OS 10.2 or higher and PC-based Windows 98 to XP systems; additional computer requirements: 200 MB free RAM, 800X600 24-bit graphics capability. To order, visit www.crystal-life.com or call 1-800-871-9985.

"Juice Power" by Teoorha B.N. Shaleahk (Book Publishing Company; 2005; $9.95; www.bookpubco.com) offers options for restoring and maintaining your health through juicing. The concentrated nutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants in fresh fruit and vegetable juices can detoxify, strengthen your immune system, help you lose weight, energize you, improve your memory and mental focus and elevate your mood. Each recipe, accompanied by a description of the most significant nutrients it contains, provides the scientific basis for how and why these recipes work.

With "Smoothie Power" by Robert Oser (Book Publishing Company; 2005; $9.95; www.bookpubco.com) fitting in your daily dose of fruits and vegetables has never been easier or more fun. The lip-smacking combinations of colorful fruits, natural sweeteners, nuts and spices (along with a few vegetables) taste more like a decadent shake than the healthful drink it actually is. Breakfast smoothies, athletic boosters, healing drinks, non-dairy smoothies, simple all-fruit and other types of smoothies are included in this book. Try the Papaya Creamsicle, Pineapple-Tangerine Margarita or Whit Chocolate Hazelnut smoothies.

Over 6 million couples in the U.S. are currently having significant difficulty conceiving a child and recent scientific research suggests a link between infertility and stress. "Conceive" by Pharmonics, is an innovative new audio program created specifically for women to help reduce stress and achieve successful conception. Conceive ($29.95) is a 2 CD, 120 minute music and sound therapy program consisting of eight 15-minute listening sessions. Each session combines a unique blend of pleasing subsonic vibrations, natural harmonics, ambient sounds and soothing rhythm and melodies designed to guide the mind and body into a more relaxed and balanced state. Listening to the program 4 days prior to ovulation and 4 days after is intended to lower stress levels and induce positive hormonal changes during the peak reproductive cycle. For more info, visit www.pharmonics.com or call 1-888-508-5860.

"Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation" (New World Library CD; 2004; $17.95) is based on several talks meditation expert Alan Watts gave in his later years. "Simply watch everything going on without attempting to change it in any way, without judging it, without calling it good or bad," says Watts who defined meditation as being centered in the here and now. Our consciousness is almost completely occupied with memory and expectation and that causes much anxiety. Alan Watts was one of the most famous and insightful writers and speakers of the twentieth century on the subjects of Eastern thought and meditation. He was born in England in 1915 and lived in the United States, where he was an Episcopalian priest at Northwestern University until 1950. He devoted himself to the study of Eastern philosophy and meditation at the Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco, and wrote a number of books including: The Way of Zen, Psychotherapy East and West, The Joyous Cosmology, and The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are.
Ayhan's delicious, healthy salad dressings and marinades are based on the same delicious recipes served in Ayhan's NY restaurants for over 25 years. Ayhan's dressings help you prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, lose weight and look younger. Ayhan's dressings promote the "Mediterranean Diet" that was recently reported in USA Today as the healthiest diet around. Three flavors are Kosher (U) endorsed, which is important to many consumers and ethnic groups. The dressings contain "anti-aging" Vitamin E, healthy olive oil or canola oil, are low carb, contain no trans fatty acids and are reduced in calories (Ayhan's Balsamic Vinaigrette has only 50 Calories per serving). Ayhan's new creamy Feta Cheese has only 100 calories per serving and is out of this world delicious! Don't just use it on salads --- but as a dip, sauce for cooked veggies, chicken and fish, as a dressing for pasta and potato salad and as a dressing for healthy sandwiches. Ayhan's dressings are available in all Ayhan's restaurants, King Kullen and Shoprite supermarkets and online at www.ayhansmenuplans.com. For more info, contact: Ayhan's Mediterranean Brands, LLC 9 Columbia Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-767-6105 fax: 516-767-6104 email: ayhan@ayhans.com

If you care about your posture, feet and back, Earth Shoes are winners every time. The unique Kalso negative heel technology, developed by Danish Yoga Master Anne Kalso, makes walking in Earth Shoes a yogic experience. Earth Shoes relieve back pain, revitalize the breath, keep the head, spine, shoulders and pelvis in proper alignment so that you can walk effortlessly. The end result is that you are filled with life force vitality, something no other shoe on the market offers. They are also airport friendly (no metal plates in the footbeds). Earth Shoes offer lines that reflect your personality and ideals: Vegan (no animal products used at all), Radiant (physically active), Natural (sandalwear), Origins (simple, down to-earth), and Spirited (fashionably outspoken). A sampling of summer wear includes women's Kharma (high gloss square-toed leather clogs with center seam stitching & adjustable straps with delicate buckles), Libra Flint Sandal (soft multicolored, multi-woven strips of leather on a padded kid footbed), Melissa sandal (buttery soft leather sandals with hook and loop straps and elasticized heel band for true comfort), Men's Dartmouth (classy, sophisticated leather-lined Oxford with box-tie stitching). For colors, pricing, sizes and further info, please visit: www.earthshoes.com or call 1-877-372-2814.

New Nature's Gate Organics Advanced Skin Care line uses certified organic botanicals with a higher level of age-defying science than most topical anti-aging products on the market today. The new line really produces immediate and visible results with daily use. Chardonnay Hydrator for Daytime (SRP $24.95) is a light, silky daytime cream with Chardonnay Grape Seeds, Mediterranean Olives and Soy and a revolutionary age-defying Amino-Peptide Complex. Walnut Therapy for Overnight Renewal (SRP $24.95) has "Noix de Grenoble" French Walnut, Soy and European Beech Tree Bud, combined with Alpha Lipoic Acid and stabilized Vitamin C. Unlike simple moisturizers that merely plump the skin, this innovative cream helps lock in moisture to enhance the age-defying benefits of bio-actives during sleep. Wrinkle Diffuser Serum with Ameliox (SRP $29.95) is a patented European bioactive complex and advanced skin care ingredient di-peptide that work like a natural Botox to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while helping to soften frown lines and crow's feet. This revolutionary formula is enriched with phyto-actives found in Milk Thistle, Soy, Sea Algae and Wheat Proteins to help reduce the tell-tale signs of chronological aging, leaving skin looking smoother and younger. Lemon Brightening Serum (SRP $29.95) can be used day or night and includes extracts of Lemon, Japanese Mandarin, Licorice and Mulberry combined with the African herb Mitracarpe and Bearberry extract. This synergistic effect helps slow down visible age spots. Vitamin C Texturizing Serum (SRP $34.95) a remarkably potent, yet gentle formula that contains a revolutionary form of stabilized Vitamin C that dramatically refines skin texture and helps amplify the skin's natural collagen matrix. To get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and age spots and stop the aging process, try Nature's Gate Organics Advanced Ski Care Line. For more info, call (800) 327-2012 or visit: www.naturesgatebeauty.com

Just eat at least one Go Cookie a day, preferably at the weakest point in your day when you crave junk food, fats or sugar. Linda Dossey, creator of the Go Cookie says she can't explain it, but virtually every person she has asked to eat a Go Cookie about 4:00 p.m., or in the morning, instead of a big, carbohydrate filled breakfast, tells her she's right - no cravings for two to five hours! "Some people even skip dinner because they simply aren't hungry," she says. Dossey says children, as well as adults, act better, feel better and sleep better after eating the cookies. Go Cookie has four great flavors: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Oatmeal Cranberry and White Chocolate Fudge. They are incredibly delicious and satisfying! People New Living Magazine gave them to can't get enough of Go Cookies. Each cookie has approximately 14 grams of protein and 20 carbs. The mix of carbs, protein and fat is perfect to keep you in the zone for several hours. For more info, contact: Linda Norcross Dossey, Go Cookie California, Inc., (949)365-0445 or email: info@gocookie.com

The water we use for drinking and bathing has been treated by poisonous chemicals like chlorine and chloramine. New technology used in Vitashower's new Vitamin C water filters uses pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C which fully neutralizes both these chemicals and serves as an excellent anti-oxidant for the skin. This newest and more superior technology is more powerful than traditional activated carbon, KDF or sulfur-based chemicals. Vitamin C is not toxic to humans and is known to boost the immune system, protect the skin against rapid aging and make hair shiny. The Vitamin C shower filter lets you enjoy chlorine-free, odorless, clean and nutrient-rich showers year round. It works in any water temperature and pressure and the filter's working capacity does not depend on the water quality. It's easy to install, no tools are needed and it fits all shower heads - even hand held ones. The Vitashower SF-1 (in photo) retails for $49.95 and lasts approximately 6 months to one year depending on use (2 people using the shower with moderate use). It also comes in tablet form (Vitabath 100 tablets SRP $19.95) which can be added to your bath water. One tablet dechlorinates up to 100 gallons of water. For more info, visit www.vitashowers.com or contact: Waterfilters.CC, 101 S. Old Coachman Rd, Suite 702, Clearwater, FL. 33765; Phone: 727-584-9620; email: waterfilters@ij.net

Remote Viewing is the ability to transcend physical location and send your consciousness back or forward in time and to various remote locations any point on the globe or in the solar system to gather real, verifiable information. Millions of US taxpayers' dollars were spent by the US military between the 1970's and 80's to scientifically prove that "psychic spies" could remotely view covert operations in nations thousands of miles away. Now you can learn this technique to empower yourself, to chart your own spiritual destiny and to fine-tune your own psychic abilities. David Moorehouse, former Star Gate remote viewer, now dedicated to promoting world peace, teaches you remote viewing techniques with his audio course "Remote Viewing Training Course" (Sounds True; 2005; $249 21 CDs; 21 hours; 284 page workbook, 3 sealed missions & eye mask; #F840D; www.soundstrue.com 1-800-333-9185).

Therapists, medical professionals, teachers, lay healers, bodyworkers, empaths and psychics who work with people to empower and heal them can sometimes act as unwitting conduits for emotional, physical, mental and spiritual energy needed by their disempowered clients. Professional training rarely addresses the energetic realm, but now, Karla McLaren teaches you protection, energetic renewal and boundary-setting techniques in her audio program "Energetic Boundaries." (Sounds True; 2005; $69.95, 6 CDs, 24 page study guide; #F689D; www.soundstrue.com 1-800-333-9185).

Calendula protects and moisturizes your skin
Aroma-Rest Therappeutic Sleep Pillow
Conceive by Pharmonics
Earth Shoes' Men's Dartmouth
Earth Shoes' Libra Flint Sandal
New Nature's Gate Advanced Skin Care
Go Cookie a day
Vitashower's Vitamin C water filter
Remote Viewing Training Course
Sounds True's Energetic Boundaries