Crochet Benefits

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Hello everyone.

I am wanting to start with a series of benefits that certain hobbies have on our wellbeing. Today I am going to start with Crochet.

Crochet began in Europe in the early 1800’s.

The benefits:

  1. Soothing effect: the repetitive movement of the craft has soothing and calming effects on the human body. The use of colour and textures increase the soothing benefits.
  2. Fingers kept nimble: The various stitches that crochet offers aids in keeping the fingers nimble and this is a great benefit for arthritis sufferers.
  3. Done everywhere: Crochet can be done in almost any type of setting. Whether you are traveling, watching TV or even visiting a friend, you can crochet and participate in the conversations or observe the views or watch your favourite TV show. It is also a great time filler.
  4. Crochet is portable: you can carry your project everywhere.
  5. Eye muscles toned: Because you are focusing on various ‘scenes’, your eye muscles are kept well toned.
  6. Crochet is creative: Crochet provides you with the ability to be creative. It gives you a sense of accomplishment when you are finished with your project. And it helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s developing.
  7. Pain management: Crochet consists of repetitive movements which aid in preventing and managing stress, pain and depression by increasing serotonin and dopamine, and it also boosts the immune system. Crochet is effective in long term pain management.
  8. Relaxing: Crochet has a calming effect on the human body and this helps whose who are suffering from asthma by reducing the number of attacks that they might have during the day and it works in the same way for those who are suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. And it has calming effects on ADHD sufferers.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I enjoyed writing it up for you.



Tissue Salt no. 5

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It’s time for our next tissue salt…Kali mur. – Kalium Muriaticum

This tissue salt is a decongestant, a second stage inflammation reduce and a waste eliminator.

I need to add that I always used this when I got a cold and my nose and sinuses became very congested. It worked like a bomb. It’s more effective than pharmaceutical decongestants and without the side affects.

When you have the flu, your nose is all congested and there is a thick mucus discharge, your throat is sore, your eyes are having a discharge, your tonsils are swollen with pustules or you are experiencing crackling noises in the ears then Kali Mur is for you.

If you are experiencing heartburn, burping, take 2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day.

Kali mur. aids the skeletal system and the joints in numerous ways. If you are experiencing backache, shoulder pains, stiffness and arthritis pains take Kali mur. to sooth the pain.

Information taken from:
Tissue Salts for healthy living by Margaret Roberts

Crochet and my health

I crochet a lot. I have been crocheting since I was 15 years old and 13 years later I am still at it. I am hardly ever without my hook and wool. I have found crocheting to help keep me sane in my work. It has also helped me get through the most stressful times in my life.

I found this picture in my gallery and thought I should share it with you all.

Enjoy the read.


The Secrets of Peppermint


Peppermint offers therapeutic remedies for a number of body complaints.
The uses of peppermint oil:

Peppermint oil helps to alleviate IBS symptoms and it is used to reduce colonic spasms and gas.

Peppermint enhances gastric emptying.

Peppermint soothes upset stomachs and indigestion.

The aroma of peppermint oil enhances memory and increases alertness.

Peppermint relieves chemotherapy induced nausea.

Peppermint oil is perfect for asthma relief.

Peppermint oil is a stress fighter.

Peppermint oil stimulates appetite.

Peppermint aids in reducing prostate cancer growth.

Peppermint oil extract helps to reduce tooth cavities and it whitens the teeth and or freshens the breath.

Peppermint oil is a great help to respiratory complaints. It is an expectorant and decongestant.

Peppermint oil is an analgesic, and is perfect to relieve a headache. (Rub directly onto the forehead and temples). It also helps relieve muscle pains and spasms.

Peppermint oil can cure dandruff and it can be used on the skin for it’s antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

How to use Peppermint oil:

A few drops of peppermint essential oil can be added to your shampoo and body wash.

Peppermint oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and used for massaging. This is a great way to relieve muscle spasms and pain.

The fresh leaves of the peppermint plant may be added to your foods, eaten neat or added to boiling water to make mint water.

Peppermint oil may be added to household cleaning products, it is perfect to use when cleaning as it contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Benefits of a Foot Massage

Our feet are the part of the body with the hardest job – I believe. They carry us around from the day we start to walk until the day we die. They have to carry the whole body’s weight.

Foot massages are the best thing that a person can do for your feet.

The Benefits of foot massages:

  • Helps the body let go of stress. Earlier research has found that a five minute foot massage helped relax and reduce stress in critical care patients; while a hand or foot rub has been proven to bring emotional comfort to those grieving the death of a loved one.
  • Helps overcome insomnia and poor sleeping habits.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Regular foot massages helps lower blood pressure levels.
  • Helps manage joint pain and speeds up recoveries.
  • Alleviates headaches and migraines.
  • Anxiety feelings are decreased.
  • Regular foot massages with moisturizing oils improves hair, nail and skin health.
  •  Helps to cure leg oedema due to water retention. Please note that leg swelling may also indicate a more serious problem, so check with your Dr if you are unsure.
  • Sinusitis, nasal inflammation and congestion can be cured with foot massages.
  • Foot massages help to relieve symptoms of cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.