Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Metals and Health


I remember buying my Mom a copper bracelet, said to fight arthritis. She looked happy with it , and that made me happy too. Did it help? I don't know. The full name of the gift was - London Sabona Copper Bracelet (made with the purest copper available).

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Apropo copper, I saw an advertisement on 'copper infused knee sleeve support'. It made me curious as I usually put on knee sleeves before going out on a long walk. I'll probably know what this copper infusion is only when I buy the item, as there were no details in the ad.

I used to read about precious metals (gold, silver, titanium) that they're good for jewelry and the economy, but not for health. Well,  this has changed. Now,  the claim is that precious metals are beneficial to our well being. Silver has anti- microbial properties, gold and titanium are used in anti-cancer drugs and procedures.

Moreover, they say,  the metal jewelry we wear, helps the body achieve balance and bring about mental peace. Good to know that, and hopefully, it is backed by science.
After all, most of us, women, do wear jewelry quite regularly. Of course, we have to beware of allergies caused by certain metals or metal alloys.
My favorite precious metal is 9-karat gold ; it has low purity of gold (after 24, 18, 14, 12 karat) but I like its warm color and feel on the skin.

I believe  the gems, embedded or not in the metal jewelry pieces, with their beauty, clarity, and cut, also contribute to peace of mind and good feelings.

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On another matter...
This month, we celebrate Passover (Pesach), starting with the 22 of April.
I've got cleaning  and other things to do, so , the coming week, I'll be  taking a break from blogging.
God willing, see you beginning of next month!

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  1. Happy Passover! -Christine cmlk79.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Christine. It' a one week holiday that people celebrate with a thoroughly clean house and some special food.

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  2. Good to know that gold, silver, titanium is beneficial for health. I used to like wearing jade, which is said to help heal stressed organs and discharge toxins.

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    1. Jade is a gemstone and is , indeed, helpful in removing toxins, healing infections, balancing bodily fluids.

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  3. I only wear precious metals (gold and silver) because they last forever, beautifully. I also use silver for all the decorative table ware we use weekly eg challah plate, candle sticks, matzah dish. But if they are beneficial to human well being, even better :)

    Happy and healthy Pessach!

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    1. Hopefully, precious metals and gemstones do have beneficial properties, as humans (especially females) have close contact with them almost on a daily basis.
      Wishing you too Helen, a Happy and Healthy Pesach!

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  4. Have a very happy Passover Duta. Look forward to your return in May!
    Love jewelry and wear gold and silver most of the time.
    I remember that 'fad' as I call it of wearing copper bracelet.

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    1. The wearing of copper bracelet was not a passing fashion; these bracelets are still in use by people with arthritic pains.
      Anyway, thanks Margaret, for the Passover wishes.

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  5. Silver is my metal of choice. My father worked with it, and made beautiful items.
    I hope that Passach is healthy, happy and productive for you.

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    1. Gorgeous items are indeed made of silver. However, they require proper care and maintenance. The metal gets dark and tarnished over time.

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  6. I don't wear very much jewellery, a pair of earrings and my wedding, engagement and eternity rings, all gold, and a silver ring, that's about it. Happy Passover.

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    1. We don't have to wear many pieces to enjoy jewelry; just a few selected items of good quality.

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  7. Maybe I need to start wearing jewelry. Such an interesting post. Wishing you a wonderful passover. All the best with the copper knew sleeve.

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    1. Thank you Ellie for your kind words and wishes.

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  8. I don’t wear jewelry any more. I passed it on to my daughter already. I loved it at one time and bought some nice pieces but I was happy to see my daughter with it. She will pass it on to her two girls.

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    1. That's the beauty about jewelry; it can be greatly enjoyed by passing it to daughters and granddaughters.

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  9. I've stopped wearing jewelry, except for small gold hoops in my ears.
    Happy and healthy Pesach!

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  10. We have a friend with a lot of arthritis issues who uses copper all the time and says it makes a difference.
    Have a blessed Passover, see you when you come back.

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    1. Yes, people with arthritic issues believe the copper helps them. The copper bracelets are not 'out of the game'.
      Thanks, Mari, for wishing me a blessed Passover.

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  11. I have heard great things about copper, too, Duta. Have a beautiful and peaceful Passover!

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    1. People do mention copper as therapeutic. There must be something beneficial about it, that is true.
      Thanks, Martha, for your good wishes.

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  12. It is funny something that was good for you years ago is not good for you now and vice versa.
    I wish you a very blessed Passover and will miss you, but understand.
    sandie

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    1. Thanks, dear Sandie, for wishing me a blessed Passover.

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  13. Passover blessings to you, Duta.
    I like wearing gold and silver, but am not personally aware of any health benefits from wearing them.

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  14. Even if we're not personally aware of the benefits, it's good to know about their existence; the mere knowledge does us good too.
    Thanks for the blessings, Lorrie.

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  15. I remember a guy I worked with always wore a copper bracelet, because he believed in it. I don't and the other metals like gold, silver etc doesn't change your mental peace I know a lot of ladies decorated like Christmas trees with gold jewelery and they are mostly not at all in mental peace, rather the opposite.

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    1. Well, people are free to believe whatever they wish. Copper does have quite a lot of believers in its anti-arthritis activity. As for the other metals mentioned here, it's probably a matter of subjective feelings.

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  16. Hello Duta! I wanted to tell you that I have worn the copper infused sleeves for my knees and they do actually feel really good. I have to admit though that I have wondered, is it the warmth or the copper that makes my knee feel better? It would definitely be worth a try.

    I'll miss you, but enjoy your break from blogging and have a good time of celebrating Passover. xx

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    1. That's good news! I'll definitely buy a pair of sleeves, if I could find it locally.
      Thanks, Dianna, for wishing me a good time celebrating Passover.

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  17. Happy Passover holiday. Copper has a reputation for healing here in the United States, too, although I have never tried it. My son, at least as a child, was allergic to nickel and couldn't wear regular belt buckles.

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    1. I'm also allergic to nickel, and try to keep away of it.
      Thank you, Alana, for wishing me a Happy Passover!

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  18. Have a pleasant and safe time.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Catarina, for your good wishes!

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  19. Happy Passover. I dont wear jewelry now, but when I did it was a copper bracelet that made my wrist turn green. I stopped wearing it. Janice

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    1. The green layer is a natural reaction, and not at all harmful. It happens as a result of copper mingling with sweat, oxygen, or other element. It can easily be cleaned with soap and water.
      Thanks Janice, for wishing me a happy Passover.

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  20. I wear very little jewelry aside from a gold wedding band and earrings. I know that many people believe that copper is a helpful mineral. Wishing you a a blessed Passover, Duta.

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    1. Usually, women wear a three--piece jewelry set: ring, earrings, pendant (or necklace of some sort).
      Thank you, Dorothy, for wishing me a blessed Passover.

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  21. No se si será verdad , pero creer en una cosa creo que ayuda. Uso más plata.
    Te deseo una buana Pascua y mes de abril
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Yes, believing in something, helps too.
      Silver is a versatile metal, yet unlike gold, it requires proper care.
      Thanks Laura for your good wishes and hugs.

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  22. Rick gave me a bracelet with copper and other metals in it once. I wore it every day for ages -- I'm not sure it changed anything but it was lovely and a thoughtful gift. I don't really wear much jewelry anymore. I suppose if I went out more I would!

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    1. A copper bracelet is first of all, a nice gift. If it helps, it's a bonus.
      I wear earrings from childhood. They should be made of quality gold, if I wish to avoid allergy.
      Lately, I've been advised, to place thin , favorite rings on the hands' fingers for safety reasons. It looks rather nice.

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  23. I never heard that before that copper is good for arthritis I never liked gold but do like silver or white gold.

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    1. Copper - arthritis is ancient news.
      In theory, I like all precious metals; however , I choose to wear 9-karat gold for beauty, 18-karat gold for earrings, to avoid allergy in the area of the ear lobs.

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  24. Hey Duta,

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that I'm here patiently waiting for your return to your blog. I hope the Pesach cleaning is going smoothly for you! Sending you early wishes for a blessed Pesach celebration

    Oh, and about jewelry, metals... I don't know much about them, but before I came to faith in God, I truly believed that certain stones would protect me. Now, I believe only God can do that and that my times are in His hands. I really love jewelry with beads, Duta. I'm really fond of glass beads.

    Aritha

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    1. Hi Aritha. Lots of heartfelt thanks for wishing me a smooth Pesach cleaning, and a blessed Pesach celebration.
      Jewelry with glass beads looks lovely. As for protection, you're right - only God can offer it.

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  25. My grandparents wore copper bracelets as they believed it relieved arthritis. It's interesting to think about what we could be absorbing through our skins when wearing various metals. I wear 22k gold jewellery as am lucky to have a generous husband! I have met people who are allergic to gold and can't understand why as it's such a pure metal. Betty

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    1. Gold can also cause allergy if it's blended with other metals. I wear earrings of 18 karat gold. Lower gold purity might cause allergy in the area of the earlobs.

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  26. I wore a copper anklet for a while when my legs and knees were hurting but it did nothing for me. I liked the anklet though.

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  27. An anklet sounds lovely!. In India they believe that it prevents leaking of energy from the body.

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  28. I used to wear a cooper bracelet but I don't know if helped or not. Somewhere along the line, I quit wearing it. Interesting about all the metals. I don't wear much jewelry...used to wear bracelets but now that I wear my fitbit, I tend not to. Don't wear yourself out cleaning.

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    1. Nowadays, the tendency is one of a minimalistic look. In some cultures, women wear their almost all jewelry items on the body, instead of storing it at home - a sort of safe storage place.

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  29. En una ocasión llevé una pulsera de acero que decían iba bien para la migraña, a mi no me dio resultado alguno.

    Un abrazo.

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    1. Sometimes,what works for one person, doesn't work for another. Things are usually individual; nobody promises us success.

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  30. Me vas a perdonar amiga Duta, pero como te dije en una ocasión en mi casa nunca entró ni joyas ni abalorios, por lo que poco entiendo de esto y me puedo creer a medias lo que dicen los fabricantes de joyas.
    Y de la pulsera que regalaste a tu madre si ella se sintió bien y la hizo feliz, eso es lo que vale, y lo que queremos los hijos para nuestros padres.
    Un abrazo y felices Pascuas.

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    1. I remember well your post, Manuel. Even your wedding ring was made of wood, you said. You're probably one of a kind, as people usually don't ignore jewelry or beads.
      Thanks for wishing me a happy Holyday!

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  31. very interesting point of view:) i have heard about this before few years ago

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  32. A friend of mine always wears a copper bracelet, I'm really not sure it helps, she just likes to wear it.

    Early wishes for a happy Passover (Pesach).

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Both your comments arrived safely, Jan.
      A copper bracelet looks nice on the wrist, even if it doesn't help against arthritis. Women like your friend, just like to wear it.
      Thanks for wishing me a happy Pesach.

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  33. The comment I left earlier which published seems to have disappeared, I wonder if it's in spam folder? I shall try commenting as anonymous!

    My friend wears a copper bracelet, I'm not sure it does any good but she likes it.

    Wishing you a happy Passover.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan
    https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/

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  34. I'd forgotten about copper being good for arthritis etc. I heard that first many years ago from my grandmother.

    Take good care, DUTA...see you upon your return. :)

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    1. Yes, the stories about copper as an anti-arthritis are not new.
      Hugs and blessings to you, Lee. See you soon!

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  35. Didnt know jewellery also have a medical and scientific benefits

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    1. So, they say, Pooja. It's mostly a subjective feeling as we're not sure it's backed by scientific facts.

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  36. Muy interesante lo que traes a nuestra consideración.
    Recuerdo bien lo de la pulsera de cobre para la artritis. Creo recordar que mi madre tenía una.
    Buen descanso.
    Saludos.

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  37. The copper bracelet was quite a "Hit" during a long period of time. It had a good publicity - originally made in London , and of pure copper.

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