Have you ever wondered how magnetic jewelry works to ease your pain, increase your energy, improve your sleep, and just help you feel better in general?
That was one of my BIG questions when I first heard about magnetic jewelry! It didn't even really make sense to me at the time which led to a lot of skepticism on my part.
But, after seeing how much it helped my husband and then trying it myself, I saw that magnetic jewelry really could make a difference. That's when I decided to dig in and learn more!
About a year or so after my husband and I started Beads-N-Style, I met a man named Mike.
I had been invited to the business where Mike worked to share about magnetic jewelry and provide Mike and his co-workers the opportunity to create their own magnetic jewelry. Kind of like a tupperware party where I shared and then they were able to purchase magnetic jewelry. The only difference being they were able to go through my magnetic beads and create their own custom piece of jewelry.
Mike created a custom magnetic necklace for himself. I don't remember the beads he chose or the length of the necklace or even how much it cost.
BUT.... here is what I do remember.
I remember how I felt before I discovered magnetic jewelry.
I have arthritis in my ankles and there were many days that I walked around in pain.
I worked a full time job that many days required me to be on my feet quite a bit.
I had two small children that kept me on my feet ALOT.
It was hard! I didn't feel great and the struggle was real!
But.... how have I felt since I discovered magnetic jewelry?
I've owned a Fitbit for several years and always liked how I could track the number of steps I take in a day and set step goals for each day.
Goals are big motivators for me, so to be able to see throughout the day how far along I am in meeting my goal really keeps me moving.
A couple of years ago, I started thinking about replacing my Fitbit with an Apple Watch. I liked how it would integrate with my iPhone and knew it had an exercise tracking app, too.
My husband bought me one for my birthday last year and I was thrilled!
But, imagine my dismay when I discovered I couldn't set goals for the number of steps I took each day!
If you live with pain, you've probably tried a few pain relief medications over the years. Right?
Pain relief medications can bring great relief and give us the ability to live life more fully because the pain has been relieved by the medications.
BUT.... with pain relief medications there is always the chance of side effects.
Magnetic Hematite is such a powerful stone!
The hematite alone helps to keep you grounded, helps to relieve stress and anxiety, and boosts your creativity.
When magnetized, hematite will also help to ease pain, regulate blood flow, improve sleep, and increase energy.
Have you ever thought about what other gemstones might have some really awesome health benefits? There are many!
We talk a lot around here about how magnetic jewelry helps to ease your pain.
What we don't talk a lot about is HOW it helps to ease your pain.
Have you ever wondered how a magnet can do that??
In the early 2000's, Thomas Skalak and Cassandra Morris set out to find the answer to this question. The specific claim they examined was this -- "Can magnets increase blood flow?"
In a nutshell, here is what they found.....
Can you imagine how tough you would have to be as a cowgirl in the 1800s? A woman that loved to shoot, bull ride, rope cattle, trick ride? That right there can be a hard life filled with a lot of hard, hard work and pain (both physical and mental). Add to that, it was a time when most things were definitely run by men and there were very specific gender "rules" about where a woman belonged and where she didn't.
AND..... they weren't always young twenty-somethings either. There are several that were very active riders in their 50s and 60s, with one that died after being thrown from her horse at the age of 101.
You had to be tough if you were a cowgirl!
Now, let's jump back into the 21st century. Cowgirls are still tough, but you know one thing they don't have to be tough about anymore?
Do you love to travel?
I know I sure do! I'm guessing that most of us haven't traveled much at all over the last two years, but I sure am hoping that is about to change soon.
One thing that is important to me when I do travel is that I travel light. Now, my family would probably tell you that I don't do that very well. And, they're probably right. But, I do try!
What I don't think I told you about was the day a box of magnetic beads showed up on my doorstep.
That's right, a big 'ole box of magnetic beads and I had no idea they were going to be there. It was another game changer for me!