Pain Relief Lotion (Natural Ingredients)

Don’t mask your pain, resolve it with our topical, natural formula 

The unique Ingredients work at the site of the pain to increase the circulation and to reduce inflammation.  RTPR carries the natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to where they’re needed most.. With  increased blood flow and healthier tissue, this means you are on your way back to a happier, more comfortable life.

RTPR Lotion

Absorbs in seconds

Safe for everyday use

No oily residue

No medicine smell

Made in an FDA monitored facility

Recommended by Healthcare Professionals


Some of the ingredients in the lotion are Aloe Vera, Arnica, Capsicum, Chondroitin,
Emu Oil,  Glucasamine, Menthol, MSM, Willow Bark, Witch Hazel, Coriander, and Rue Leaf

Most customers experience results within minutes of using the lotion, however, if you have any of the “- itis” type pain (e.g., arthritis)  we suggest you do the nine-day regimen for lasting results.

arthritisArthritis Pain 
Mosquito Bites
Sinus Headaches
Carpal Tunnel
Neck Pain
Muscle Pain
Joint Pain
Nerve Pain                                                                                                                        & Chronic Back Pain & more . . .

Even if not doing the regimen, you want to always apply the cream twice – the first time is to increase the circulation. When you experience some reaction  (a tingling, cooling or the muscles loosen up) then you can apply your second application to the same place. Now the anti-inflammatory ingredients are able to penetrate. Emu Oil is able to go through seven layers of skin and takes all the other ingredients with it. (Note: not to worry if the first reaction is slight. It happens within minutes. It is the second application that is telling)

If you are doing the nine day regimen for your chronic condition, you apply the lotion three times a day, i.e. middle of the morning middle of the afternoon and at bedtime.

Most customers quickly experience a good reaction, however; getting rapid relief does not mean that you should stop the nine-day regimen, you should continue using REAL TIME PAIN RELIEF for the entire nine days, applying it at least three times a day. 

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At the end of nine days, “listen” to your body and begin applying REAL TIME PAIN RELIEF at intervals that will help you begin the steps toward long term pain resolution. Once again you can look forward to enjoying your life again. This is the miracle of Real Time.

Quote for the Week

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”
J K. Rowling


Lynn, the Picture Lady

About the Author
For over twenty-five years, Lynn Verhoeff (as the Picture Lady) visited hospitals and large corporations to set up fundraising events.

You can read more about her (and the products) at


Sports Cream  

Sports are Competitive – is this why they are such fun?

RTPR SportsAthletes of all sizes, shapes and different abilities all want to perform at their best.  And that means not being hampered by injury, pain or physical ailments.  Athletes look for something that will help:

  • prevent muscle cramps
  • keep inflammation at bay
  • allow for faster recovery
  • increase circulation

RTPR SPORTS is an FDA registered OTC with menthol as the active ingredient. It is effective for relieving pain from:

sports cream·         cramps

·         bruising

·         tendonitis

·         runner’s knee

·         turf toe

·         plantar fasciitis

·         tennis elbow

·         golfer’s elbow

·         bursitis


It relieves the ache of just plain OVER DOING IT – great while you are pushing it, but not so good as you try to sleep that night or work the following morning. Aches and pains can be a distraction and break your focus. If you apply RTPR SPORTS before and you may not have to experience the consequences!

I have a customer at Edwards Airforce Base who buys from me regularly. He swears it lowers his golf handicap!  What I have heard from other customers is that if they apply the lotion before, while exercising their muscles are looser and then if they put it on again after,  they find the lotion a blessing and a comfort.

Aloe Vera PlantAloe Vera

Some of the natural ingredients in RTPR SPORTS are:
Menthol, Aloe Vera, Magnesium, Turmeric, Cypress, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, Arnica, Calendula, Corn Flower, Coriander, Emu Oil, Witch Hazel, , Nutmeg, Willowbark & Wintergreen.

We invite you to try-out  the newly improved  RTPR SPORTS

We shall be at the Santa Clarita Swap Meet on Sunday.  You can find us at Booth 60 near the METRO Bathroom. The address is 22500 Soledad Cyn Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350



Aloe Vera Health Benefits

The remarkable healing properties of Aloe Vera have been known for thousands of years. In fact, Aloe Vera was known to the  ancient Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans. Even a Sumerian tablet, dating back to 2100 BC, mentions it. (More info)

The Aloe Vera plant grows in the wild in many warm, dry areas of the world. It is native to Northern Africa. It is a succulent plant that somewhat resembles a cactus. Its thick, thorny leaves contain a gel that has been used through the ages for its healing properties.

Aloe Vera PlantSome of the known benefits of Aloe Vera are:

  • Promotes the healing of burns
  • Contains a wide range of vitamins
  • Has anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties
  • Smooths the skin and reduces wrinkles

Drinking Aloe Vera juice can reduce dental plaque and mouth ulcers (canker sores). It is also used to reduce constipation and in diabetics it lowers blood sugar.

No wonder that it has such an amazing track record! Aloe Vera is one of the many beneficial ingredients present in all Real Time Pain Relief products.

Because you Deserve a Good Night’s Rest

Are Microfiber Sheets a Good Choice?

Cuddly catWhen you go shopping you are likely to find bed sheets made of many different threads. What exactly is Microfiber?

There are variations in the threads, with a blend of cotton, polyester, and nylon being the most common Microfiber. In fact the term microfiber refers to any fiber where the strands are less than a denier in width; a denier is a measurement that is used to identify the fiber thickness of the individual threads. Apart from bed sheets you may have seen the term when buying pantyhose or stockings. A denier is extremely fine, three times more so than cotton. This makes for very soft sheets.

Some complain of static with these sheets but this seems to be the only downside. This is easy to correct with a fabric softener like BOUNCE in the drier when they are washed.

 The advantages of Microfiber Sheets

  • They  need no ironing; they do not wrinkle
  • They do not develop cotton balls
  • They are durable and seem to last forever.
  • If liquid spills it will bead up and be easy to wipe off the sheet leaving no stain
  • There is a significant price advantage over all other sheets, especially King and Cal King.
  • In the summertime these sheets breathe so you don’t sleep all sweaty.

Deep Pocket Sheets
All sheets now add extra inches for deep pocket mattresses but some are better than others. Always check the measurements which will be listed on the packaging.

Green, blue and beige sheets

You may well find you want to switch to microfiber sheets, the ultimate in comfort.

 Quote for the Week
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone!

Anthony Burgess. 

The Story of Shea Butter

The African Sun can fill your Skin and Hair with Joy

 African Shea Butter is made from the nut of the African Shea Tree, grown mostly in West Africa. It has been around for a long time but I had never heard of it until a year or two ago. I have been so impressed by Shea Butter that now I carry the product. It is unbeatable as a skin rejuvenator.

Because Shea Butter stimulates cellular activity, it is the king of all the vegetable butters, with skin care properties superior even to Cocoa Butter. It contains all the necessary rich fatty acids that rejuvenate and moisturize the skin, providing the essential vitamins needed to make the skin look and feel smoother, softer, and healthier.

The nut is most prolific in Ghana where successful efforts have been made to establish small ‘woman’ business enterprises to harvest the Shea Butter Nuts. Traditionally, the African women have processed the Shea Butter, and the successful methods they use have been passed down to them from generation to generation. It is only recently that they have had some help in marketing this superb product.

Buying Shea Butter is a good thing to do, because the money these women earn raises their standard of living. They are now only beginning to be able to afford basic necessities, like schools, clinics and clean water. Creating more independence for women raises the culture in a land. In fact it could raise the culture of the planet.

In the words of Hilary Clinton:

“Well, I see it now from the perspective of having traveled so extensively, and we know that where women are marginalized, where they’re demeaned, where their rights are denied, there is the likelihood you will have less democracy, more poverty, greater extremism. The United States is the model. I want to point out that it’s not only about American women, which of course is our first and foremost concern, but it’s about the example we set, and the message we send to women all around the world.” Hillary Clinton

Shea Butter Village

Why is Shea Butter only now catching on and gaining in popularity? Could it be that it is now easy to promote good products on the web?

This is a good product. The oil or butter promotes skin renewal, increasing circulation, and accelerating wound healing. Vitamins A & E soothe, balance and hydrates the skin, while providing the necessary skin collagen that handles wrinkles. Vitamin F is rich in fatty acids that repairs damaged skin and hair.

I am also convinced that Shea Butter is part of the reason I keep my natural hair color as I age. I have been using it now for over ten years and I have few if any gray hairs. Shea Butter has become an essential part of my senior quality of life.  Shea Butter as a skin care remedy also works for me. If I wake in the night I instinctively reach for my pot as it is as if the skin is asking for a boost. It is a delightful moisturizer – and it feels sooooo . . . good!

Quote for the Week

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, or the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
T. A. Edison

The Five Stages of Disease

Understanding Detoxification

suffering dog

Disease is really a process that goes through several stages before it appears as a specific medical disease. This alternative health concept is quite different than the medical concept that disease can appear suddenly where there was only health before. Likewise, in treatment for disease, alternative health differs from the medical concept of healing.

Alternative health sees the first three stages of disease as normal body processes to combat the toxic influences on the body. A cold helps to more rapidly detoxify the body with a runny nose and fever. From an alternative health point of view, it should be allowed to run its course. The body is handling the cause of future ill health by rapidly (if unpleasantly) detoxifying. Medicine sees the same cold symptoms and prescribes something to stop the symptoms (the sneezing, runny nose and fever) and therefore doesn’t address the actual cause of the cold.

You might look at “cold/flu season” as as nature attempting to clean out the body following the “holiday season” with its ritual overeating of meat and rich, sweet, alcoholic foods. If this detoxification is prevented, future problems are allowed to grow.

Tina Johnson and Dr. Chris Morris, a naturalistic doctor (one who uses food, herbs, water and natural means to cure; not surgery or drugs) explain it this way: The body becomes ill by stages. (I have used different names for these stages in the hope that the names are more recognizable.)

Elimination — When the body is first presented with toxic substances that impede the body’s normal function, the body attempts to eliminate them. Such substances could be from normal digestion such as uric acid from digesting meat; a bacterial infection such as strep throat; a bee sting or even pesticides. These would be neutralized by the liver and then eliminated through pooping, peeing, coughing, sweating or exhaling.

Irritation — When the body is overwhelmed by toxins and the normal elimination channels are not sufficient to expel all the toxins as they come in, the body throws additional means of elimination into gear. Such means might include skin rashes, bad breath, diarrhea, etc.

Inflammation— When even the additional means of elimination are overwhelmed and insufficient to handle the toxic load, the body tries to localize the toxins and the resulting location becomes inflamed: red, swollen, hot and painful. Calling it tonsillitis just says the toxins “have taken up residence” in the tonsils; tendonitis says they’ve accumulated in the tendons (the tough white bands at the end of muscles that anchor them to the bones). Fever, from an alternative health point of view, is very favorable as the high temperature kills viruses and bacteria if it is not prevented. A cold is the body’s way of eliminating toxins on a faster, broader scale.

All the above stages are usually quickly resolved and health restored if we catch the problem early and apply remedies to help the body heal itself. However, if they are ignored and the toxic load continues to overwhelm the body, the disease that is now obvious becomes very difficult to cure.

Chronic disease — If the body is prevented, instead of assisted in eliminating toxins, the body attempts to quarantine the toxins by sacrificing a particular organ or system to prevent death. Here, after all three of the preceding stages, we find growths and chronic disease such as ulcers, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc.

Organ failure, or cancer — Unable to reverse the chronic disease(s), the body begins to die.

Peter Glickman – Author of “The Master Cleanse

Note from Picture Lady

WARNING: your body starts the detoxification when you have too much “dirt in the system” – it is like a car, it runs much better when you have done the regular lube.

For those of us trapped in the rat-race and struggling to make a living by working 24/7 in a business, or doing a 9-5 job, we may need to cut back on the gradient.

When you begin to feel funny, a get cold-like symptoms – perhaps runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, rashes, headaches, or other aches and pains it is fine and well to know that this is just one big house-cleaning; but how are you cope with working!

Delox can sometimes get in the way of working.

We at Picture Lady Health have found some additional  products that expedite and alleviate the detox.

  • Baths with Epsom salts
  • Eliminator One promotes regularity: this is essential in moving the toxins through your body and out.
  • Eliminator Two – the Colon Cleanse. Do before you do a major cleanse.
  • Liver Cleanse – when experiencing adverse symptoms, we cut back on food and only juice two days in the week (can be done on a weekend) and take the herbal drops and teas. (If you work for yourself and work 24/7 because you also work on the weekend, don’t juice only  but also eat fruits and veggies.
  • To substitute for food when experiencing detox, we recommend this delicious green drink
    green drink
  • Kidney Cleanse – herbal. This is very effective in increasing a feeling of well being after a weekend’s cleanse.
  • Natural Kidney cleanse: This is an effective and inexpensive blood thinner and kidney cleanse:Take the stems of cilantro and boil these for ten minutes at night.  Strain the water and refrigerate. Drink the juice.
  • We have discovered a food supplement that really works for us. It takes the stress out of life and will make the effects of a detox much easier on you. If this is of any interest to you,  please email me at for more info.

Lynn, the Picture Lady


 Quote for the Week

It’s very simple. Keep your body as clean as possible, your mind as clear as possible. That’s all you need.

And do it in anyway you can, in your own way. It doesn’t matter.  

Swami Satchidananda 


How to Stay Healthy

Orthodox Medicine and the New Wellness Movement 

Your first step to finding true health and a quality of life is to seek out true knowledge in the field of health. To attain a quality of life one needs stable data. A good starting point is to define the two main schools of healing, for each should have its proper place in your life,.

There are two schools of healing, “Orthodox Medicine” and the “Wellness Movement,” sometimes called Alternative or Integrative Health. Neither is exclusively right. Both schools have good and bad doctors. Orthodox Medicine has good and bad medications, good and bad procedures, and the Wellness Movement has good and bad adjustments and supplements.

People are different and we all respond differently to healing. We even respond differently at different times. For this reason neither approach is the one and only.  There are times when  it is right to seek an orthodox solution, and but for most of the time it is possible to save money and a gain better control of your health by finding a doctor who practices Orthodox and Alternative or Integrative Medicine.  The Wellness Movement has many effective solutions especially in the area of prevention.

These are relevant questions: When do you want to see a doctor, when a chiropractor, when a therapist, and when a nutritionist?  Also when is it right to go to the Emergency room?

What is Orthodox Medicine

bottles of pills

Orthodox medicine (or conventional medicine) is founded on western principles, and uses therapies such as drug therapy, surgery, and psychiatry.  It seeks to alleviate pain and discomfort, and it traditionally treats symptoms rather than causes. Over the last century orthodox medicine has codified an arsenal of new effective breakthroughs like cataract surgery, non invasive laser surgery and DNA testing.

This is not necessarily a wrong solution, nor is it always the right solution, for it  is dependent on how far the bad condition of the body has advanced.  Natural healers who throw out surgery, chemo or laser therapy are as far off base as the orthodox cut-happy Surgeon who sees $$$$ in the slightest malaise.

I have a friend given back surgery who was actually doing well with chiropractic. She now still has her pain but she can no longer go to a chiropractor. She used to work but now she cannot. Another friend suffered from incontinence which can be handled by exercise and or internal adjustments.  She was given a net to lift up her organs. This petroleum net lasted less than six months until the body reacted adversely to the foreign object. She too has suffered.  If you have any doubts at all about a procedure always seek a second opinion.

It is important to correctly judge when a condition has advanced beyond the point where the body can heal itself; so it is always wise to do the blood work, do the x-rays and to find out as much information as you can before getting surgery or taking toxic medicines. It is never a good idea to go ahead blindly.  It is your body and you will have to live with the consequences if what has been done is wrong.

In conclusion Orthodox medicine sees a dangerous situation in the body, and correctly bypasses its natural healing properties. In a truly dangerous situation like an accident this is the way to go.

What is Alternative Medicine?
This is a natural approach that has been growing as more new knowledge comes in from the east (via the Internet) or is resurrected from a time before orthodox medicine gained its funding and its acceptance.

Wellness is based on Balance
Alternate medicine includes old folk remedies and many herbal cures.  The basic premise on which alternative therapies operate is that sickness is often self limiting; for the body can heal itself if its balance or communication is restored.   In a little while the pain or discomfort goes away, leaving in its wake a sense of well-being. Most alternate therapies seek to help the body to heal itself – Alternate medicine looks at the fact that many “symptoms” are detox-crises – that any bad condition can be monitored and that it is often short lived. So why take medicine which is toxic or undergo unnecessary surgery when it is going to fix itself with rest and good eating. When not feeling well, it could be that the body is simply ridding itself of toxins.

Chinese medicine is one example of an alternative medical system. Chinese medicine has a variety of therapies, including Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbal medicine. Alternative medicine also includes Naturopathy, Chiropractic & Homeopathy. Naturopathic medicine grew out of alternative healing systems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but traces its philosophical roots to Ancient Greece (circa 400 BC).

A newcomer to the Wellness Industry is Alkaline Water.. The Ph of the blood has a great deal to do with your health and the body’s ability to fight off infection. Eating well takes time to organize, time and to prepare the foods and eating organic is expensive. You  may have the best of intentions but it may just not be practical to make it actually happen. About water; not all water is the same.  The basic premise of water therapy is that the body is 70% water. It operates on the premise that if properly hydrated the body is better able to shed accumulated toxins. This is a proven concept.

The Wellness Movement focuses on a healthy balance in the  body, but also a balance of mind, body and spirit.   How you live, how you eat, and how you think and love are all important and to organize your life so that what you do results in an overall feeling of well being.

The trick is for the doctor (but even more important for you) to know when to use what remedy.  As we evolve we may find that there are healers who are well educated in, and able to effectively practice both Orthodox and Integrative Medicine,  as did Hippocrates.

Quote for the Week

The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well. 


Delicious Green Drink



green drink

Basic Green Drink

Recipe for Green Drink (kids even like this one)

Into a blender throw one banana and some other fruit. I use peaches or pears or an apple.

Chop up one raw zucchini. Add a handful of TJs chopped greens (often chard or whatever is available that is chopped and cleaned and easy from TJs) Add one heaped tablespoon of TJs green berry powder. Add Kangen water just to cover the fruit and veggies. If you don’t have a Kangen machine (sadness) use Crystal Geyser. You do want water that is alkaline in this drink, for your best health results.

Blend and serve on Ice.

May you live a long and healthy life.

Quote for the Week

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sasha Cohen


Snap-e Pie

Quick and Easy and Healthy also!

Snap-e Pie has become a popular meal in my home. I bake at least two or sometimes even three pies in a week. We like them but I love them even more.for they are easy on my wallet and a good protein substitute for meat and also gluten-free.   Best of all they are easy to make.  One pie takes ten minutes to prepare, and twenty-five minutes in an oven at 300 degrees. There is usually enough in a pie to continue eating for two or three days, unless the kids fall in love and gobble it up, which is entirely possible!

I started making Snap-e Pies because I wanted more protein and a freedom from gluten.

(When we all began eating Snap-e Pies there was an additional bonus. We became “regular” – this was from the psyllium; psyllium is a husk-like product that gives roughage. It can be bought at TJs. )

Here is the basic recipe.

4 eggs
A half a tub of TJs whipped cream cheese ($1.99)
A half a cup of Psyllium or a cup rolled oats (gluten free if you or family members are gluten-sensitive)
A pinch of salt
A pinch of baking soda

Separate the eggs, putting the yokes in the blender together with the cream cheese.

Whip the egg whites with the salt until so stiff that the little eruptions stand up firmly.

Blend the eggs and cheese and fold into the whipped whites. Add the Psyllium and the pinch of baking soda and mix thoroughly. Bake in a baking pan at 300 degrees for twenty five minutes.

This basic pie is delicious if you serve it with butter and Marmite. Marmite is a spread rich in Vita B1 and is an acquired taste. Your kids may love it or hate it. Adults usually love it and so do animals because of the B vitamin factor.   If your kids hate Marmite, serve instead with butter and marmalade.


Sweet Snap-e Pie

(Here are some sweet variations It is the same basic recipe)

To the blender with the cheese and egg yokes, add grated apple and grated coconut. To the final mix add oats rather than Psyllium and finally, just before baking, add a little box of raisins. Garnish with baked, sliced coconut. (Instead of the coconut you can use honey roasted sliced almonds or spicy pecans.)


Use banana or peach or pears instead of the apple. Blend thoroughly before adding to the egg whites. I almost always add raisins to my sweet Snap-e Pies.

Snap-E with Sausage and  Cottage Cheese

Snap-E with Sausage and Cottage Cheese

Savory Snap-e Pie.

(These can serve as a meal replacement rather than a snack)

Chop Up a zucchini and press some ginger into the mixture in the blender. Add raisins. It is a sweet and savory variation..


Add hummus to the egggs and cheese. Then add lentils to the final mixture and spread a layer of TJ lentils on top of the savory pie covered with a layer of salsa. Garnish with grated cheese. Yum – delicious.


 Add TJs chopped Asian vegetables to the final mixture. It is kind of crunchy and I serve it with marmite and butter. My husband likes this one


 Add cooked spinach to the final mixture and garnish with a thick layer of cheese. Trim with tomato slices.

Gluten-free pie savory

Snap-e Pie savory

With the basic recipe so easy and quick and truly healthy, there is no end to the variations you can create. Easy & Delicious!


About Stemcells and Happiness


So I have been taking the nutritional supplement Laminine a couple of weeks now and how am I finding it?  It hasn’t been earth shattering but I have become a believer.

Because I had polio as a young child, I was left with a slightly crooked back, I have been in pain on and off most of my life, always needing a chiropractor. My pain was never of a degree that I talk much about it or that I cannot be (sometimes quite spectacularly) productive, but it has always been there in the background.  Sometimes you may have noticed that I limp when I am tired and this makes me crotchety. With the early muscle atrophy from the polio as I have aged, I don’t have the muscle reserves that most others enjoy.

With Laminine it is not that the pain has gone away although I do feel something positive happening in my body and there is some hope that over time the stem cells may even handle the muscle atrophy from the polio. That seems possible to me as this is clearly a breakthrough product. Yet in this tight economy I would not stay on Laminine just for the hope of a future improvement in my muscles. No, that is not why I am already so completely committed. It is all about what I am experiencing with the product right now.

I have been feeling a very satisfying sense of well being – as though the stressors in my life have gone away or that somehow I handle them better. Nothing spectacular – just a good sense of what suddenly seems to be a good life. There has also been a distinct increase in energy. I am sleeping better and it is deep healing sleep. And Laminine is  purely nutrition – no side effects.

I was at the cashier at Trader Joe’s yesterday, a young guy named Daniel. He was excited. He said I made his day. He said it was so good to see a really happy person. I was positively exuding good vibes. Hello? He was actually talking about ME!!!

As my mood improves and my crotchetiness goes away, thanks to Laminine, I think my husband is finding this to be a great investment. I feel the benefit; his life gets better. – Lynn

 Quote for the Week 

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits. 

Thomas Jefferson