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update on product review of ultracur


I have a habit that when I find something that works, I am not always picky on the brand. This one I am. I can honestly say it works better than anything I have tried before.

Nature’s Made and Sundown being my normal go to brands. I ran out of Ultracur and I had some sundown on back up. My daughter actually takes it to boost her immune system in the winter. It wasn’t like from one dose to the next I noticed the difference. It was more once I reached the 24 hour mark without Ultracur. I started noticing aches, pains that had quieted. Could I have really pin pointed when they quieted. Probably not. It was like. oh hey, that was gone. Don’t worry there were other areas that were yelling. When it kicks in, it tends to be just as subtle. I know for me when I am not functioning my brain is constantly checking my body. NOW? Can we go do something now? Can we at least sit up? Can we stand? Once I am up and moving I tend to think less about my pain issues.

My routine has become I get up and take two. About thirty minutes later, my morning stiffness is noticeably less. I should note I also use Ginger,either in juiced form or in my Chai. Often two to three times a week I take a four mile walk. When I return from my walk. Two capsules and ginger. Most of the time thirty minutes later I can function again. Sometimes if I have really pushed myself it takes an hour.

At this point a little over a month after starting it, I have completely stopped taking aspirin. I only take Tylenol at night to help me sleep. For whatever reason Tylenol knocks me out. It is worth mentioning there is some minor risk taking aspirin and curcumin together. I never took them at the same time it was either one or the other. Until I tried this one, I had not found anything that would work at bedtime where I could stop using so much aspirin to help the muscle pain and the Tylenol to take the edge off the joint pain.

There have been some nights I have begun to question if I even need to take Ultracur at bedtime. I have skipped it several times and surprisingly had decent sleep.

If you missed the original product review you can read it here.

Please still contact Casey if you are interested. We continue to work together.


A reflection on Trick or treating


Last year I did not feel up to walking and accompanying the kids trick or treating. So my friend and I stayed home and the dads took the kids. It was nice cozy to sit at home with a book and tea and pass out candy as needed..I may have slipped on Facebook a few times then too.


I debated all day pretty much about whether I was going to stay home and read , pass out candy or go trick or treating. Both were very appealing options to me.

The sparkle in my daughters eye at going trick or treating. The almost bubbling over excitement she exudes.

So I ended up going. It was going to be my walking requirement for the day. It was more because I was tired enough that I thought if I didn’t walk, I would fall asleep.

So I walked. I turned on my pedometer app and of course because I was doing that and taking pictures my phone died. It was fine…by that time we had plenty of pictures.

There were a lot of really cute moments.


Some of the pictures came out a bit scarrier than they actually were because HELLO WE CAN’T POSSIBLY STAND STILL FOR ONE SECOND!


The girls were really good at waiting to let me catch up.


In the end my phone died and my pedometer didn’t save any of my walk.  However my daughter had an awesome time and sometimes that is worth waking up the next day with every joint hurting and muscles screaming when you move. Besides there is candy near by now. Soon she will be embarrassed to go trick or treating with Mom and Dad. So I am savoring every second that I can. We have already started talking about what to be next year.