How Castor Oil Packs help with constipation from ozempic for weight loss

How Castor Oil Packs help with constipation from ozempic for weight loss

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil pack for constipation problems

How Castor Oil Packs help with constipation from ozempic for weight loss

Written by: Heather Tanti R.P.N (non-practicing)

Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes

Beginning the road to weight loss can be a rollercoaster of emotions filled with highs and lows, agreed? And for those relying on the support of medications like Ozempic for weight loss, the journey can sometimes take an unexpected turn- cue the common, but frustrating side effect: constipation.

It’s more than just a physical discomfort; it’s a hurdle that stands in the way of your wellness goals.

So, let’s unravel the connection between Ozempic, weight loss, and the often overlooked self-care hero – Castor Oil Packs.

What is Ozempic used for?

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Ozempic for weight loss is on the rise in popularity lately, and at times for quite controversial reasons. You see, in 2012, Novo Nordisk’s research team formulated Ozempic (also known as semaglutide), to create a diabetes treatment that would last longer than the one offered currently- liraglutide.1

Although Ozempic was designed to regulate blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, its rise to fame was unexpected. Ozempic’s side effect of rapid weight loss soon caught the public’s attention, turning it into a highly sought-after drug, especially for celebrities.

Ozempic for Diabetes

Originally, Ozempic was created as a once-weekly injection that helps lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics by helping the pancreas make more insulin. 

This medication replicates the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, which our bodies naturally produce in our intestines. This hormone suppresses our appetite by signaling to our bodies that we feel full and slows down the rate at which our stomachs empty. 

As a result, individuals with obesity and related health issues have experienced weight loss with ozempic, as it helps them feel fuller faster.

Ozempic for weight loss

Although Ozempic is not primarily marketed as a weight-loss medication, research conducted by Novo Nordisk, the drug’s manufacturer, indicates that individuals who take semaglutide – the active ingredient in Ozempic – may experience weight loss.3

Although weight loss may not be the primary intended result of taking Ozempic, it can still be a significant advantage for individuals who are struggling with weight issues. It’s important to note though, that Ozempic should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional. 

Additionally, incorporating lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential components of any successful weight loss plan.

Possible side-effects of Ozempic for weight loss

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With every new medication comes an array of potential side-effects, agreed? Are you guilty of tuning out on those long-winded drug commercials listing their side-effects? I know I am! Ozempic is no exception when it comes to potentially unpleasant side-effects as you’re about to see.

Ozempic and constipation

When taking a medication that slows your digestive system, such as certain appetite suppressants, your stomach will take longer to empty. This results in a feeling of fullness that lasts longer, but it may also lead to a slowdown in bowel movements, delayed gastric emptying, and difficulty passing stools.4 Yikes!
While Ozempic encourages the body to make more insulin (which is great for managing blood sugar levels), insulin also slows down how fast the gut moves, which means you poop less often!5

And because Ozempic makes you feel fuller longer, it may also mean you end up drinking less fluids during the day, which is a huge contributing factor to Ozempic constipation.

So keep those fluids up!

Ozempic and stomach pain

Some users of Ozempic have reported experiences with flu-like symptoms, including cramps and pain.6 And because this medication has been known to alter stomach acid secretion, it can disrupt the digestive system’s food movement, resulting in abdominal discomfort.

At times, abdominal pain can be a result of gastroparesis (a condition characterized by delayed stomach emptying), which can be caused by medications such as Ozempic.7 While this delay can have some encouraging effects, such as suppressing hunger and aiding weight loss efforts, it can also result in stomach discomfort.

Ozempic Face

Have you heard of ‘Ozempic face’? This is a trending topic lately as a side-effect to this medication, leaving some users of Ozempic to experience sagging and aging of facial skin.

Doctors who prescribe Ozempic often don’t talk to patients about its possible effects on the face. It’s common for users to turn to plastic surgery for help with these changes, but it can be difficult for surgeons to handle facial changes caused by quick weight loss. 

Procedures like dermal fillers, skin tightening, and surgery are often used to help restore facial volume and excess skin.8

Queen of the Thrones how ozempic affects the face

Therefore, addressing the potential impact of Ozempic on facial changes is so important, and ensuring open communication between healthcare providers and Ozempic users about this side-effect can help individuals on their weight loss journey to be more aware.

Ozempic risks

Risks associated-with the use of Ozempic by Queen of the Thrones

Allergic reactions

It is important to pay close attention to any possible signs of an allergic reaction when starting a new medication. 

These symptoms may include:

  • Redness, swelling, rash, and itching at the injection site
  • Rash, itching, or hives on the skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or other parts of the body9.

 

Additionally, it is important to inform your healthcare provider of any allergies you have before starting a new medication. This will help them determine the best course of treatment for you and minimize the risk of an allergic reaction! 

Now, let’s shift our gaze to the potential link between diabetic retinopathy and Ozempic.

Diabetic retinopathy

Are you familiar with diabetic retinopathy? This is a condition that affects the eyes and is primarily seen in people with diabetes. 

Now, you might be wondering “How does Ozempic fit into this?”

Some studies suggest a potential link between Ozempic and an increased risk of diabetic retinopathy. Patients who were treated with Ozempic and had poorly controlled blood glucose over a prolonged period, often experienced a higher number of events related to diabetic retinopathy complications.10

 

Queen of the Thrones explains how diabetic retinopathy is caused

It is important to note that the link between Ozempic and diabetic retinopathy is not fully understood, and more research is needed to establish a clear causation. However, if you are taking Ozempic and notice any changes in your vision, or experience any symptoms related to diabetic retinopathy, it is important to seek medical attention.

Hypoglycemia

What exactly is hypoglycemia? 

Hypoglycemia refers to ‘low blood sugar’, a common occurrence in diabetics that can be dangerous. 

Think of it as a rollercoaster- sudden dips that can leave you feeling shaky, dizzy, sweaty, and downright uncomfortable.11

While Ozempic aims to help manage blood sugar levels, we’re all biochemically unique and for some people it may contribute to hypoglycemia. 

So, how do you learn to spot the signs and take action if you’re experiencing low blood sugar? Awareness is key. Keeping a close eye on your glucose levels, and having snacks on hand in those moments is important.

*Note that any unusual or uncomfortable side-effects/symptoms should always be reported to your healthcare provider.*

Increased risk of thyroid cancer

One Ozempic risk that has sparked conversation is the potential association with increased thyroid cancer risk.12 

While the relationship between Ozempic and thyroid cancer isn’t completely clear, some studies have hinted at an increased risk.

So, should this raise alarm bells? Not necessarily.

However, it’s important to note that the overall risk of developing thyroid cancer is still relatively low. Understanding that every medication comes with potential risks allows us to make informed choices about what may be best for our unique needs.

In the meantime, the Queen of the Thrones® Thyroid Castor Oil Pack makes an excellent self-care companion, giving your thyroid natural TLC.

Thyroid Pack applied to the neck by Queen of the Thrones

Pancreatitis

Believe it or not, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), is a risk associated with Ozempic use. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a serious medical condition that results from inflammation of the pancreas, which produces digestive enzymes and hormones that regulate blood sugar levels13, making it a vital organ your body relies on.

Awareness is key, and knowing the signs to watch for- such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting- will help you to be proactive in your wellness while on Ozempic.

Malnutrition from Ozempic for weight loss

While Ozempic is designed to help with weight loss and type 2 diabetes management, there is a possibility that it may contribute to malnutrition.14  

Why is that? Well, the mechanism behind this lies in Ozempic’s ability to suppress appetite, which leads to decreased food intake.

So, how exactly do you navigate this nutritional crossroad? Firstly, it’s crucial to listen to your body. 

Pay attention to hunger cues, and ensure you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to thrive with a nutritious diet that includes hearty proteins, healthy fats, and heaps of vegetables.

While the goal may be the off-brand use of Ozempic for weight-loss, it shouldn’t come at the expense of the vital nutrients your body needs to function.

Losing extreme amounts of weight can be dangerous, so being aware of how you are feeling, and staying in communication with your healthcare provider will ensure you are receiving guidance and support while using Ozempic.

Castor Oil Packs for constipation

Queen of the Thrones how Castor oil packs help ozempic constipation

Let’s be honest; nobody enjoys constipation… Stomach bloating, cramping, sharp pains… Can you relate? 

Ozempic constipation can be supported with Castor Oil Packs– a natural ally that might just add a touch of comfort when you need it most.

So how exactly do these packs work their magic? 

Castor Oil Packs are a time-tested remedy known for their potential to support balanced inflammation15, colon cleansing16, less-stress17, and best of all- more regular bowel movements!

Plus, Castor Oil Packs can be used with any medication or supplement, bringing you a reliable source of self-care you can feel good about. It often helps them work better!

Queen of the Thrones® heatless, less-mess Castor Oil Packs are your easy solution to this ancient practice that was once messy and complicated. 

Would you love to learn more about self-care with Castor Oil Packs? Check out this blog!

Keep reading to discover just how easy it is to get started with a Castor Oil Liver Pack for Ozempic constipation support and overall wellness.

How to use your Liver Castor Oil Pack

One of the best things about Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs is how easy they are to use. There’s no big list of steps needed to get started with your self-care, making it a fan-favorite for wellness made simple.

Check it out for yourself!

How to use Queen of the Thrones Castor oil pack

It gets even better my friend. You see, we didn’t just stop at the Castor Oil Pack for your liver, we took self-care further, encompassing a whole body approach to holistic wellness with:

Don’t you just love Mother Nature’s ability to bring you natural wellness solutions? 

So, if you’re navigating the ups and downs of Ozempic and its side effects, Castor Oil Packs are your go-to for simple, natural support for constipation, thyroid care, and hormone balance!

Conclusion

As we resurface from the world of Ozempic side effects, remember that your well-being is important and valued. And just like a well-prepared adventurer equips themselves with tools for the road, you’re now armed with insights into how Castor Oil Packs can help bring you comfort while navigating Ozempic constipation.

It’s important to note that while Castor Oil Packs can be a helpful addition to your constipation, they should not be used as a replacement for medical advice or guidance. As always, consult with your healthcare provider before trying any new remedies or practices. 

Taking care of your wellness is a journey, and with the right resources, you can navigate it successfully!

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What Is A Castor Oil Pack & Why Do It?

What Is A Castor Oil Pack & Why Do It?

What Is A Castor Oil Pack and Why Do It?

What Is A Castor Oil Pack & Why Do It?

Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N. Victoria Williams Director of Operations at Queen of the Thrones Victoria Williams R.H.N.
Victoria is Head of Operations at Queen of the Thrones®. Victoria obtained a Pre-Health Science Certificate with Honours from Georgian College, which ignited her passion for natural wellness and nutrition.
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Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes.

Your Complete Guide On How To Do A Castor Oil Pack

Are you wondering what to expect after using the Castor Oil Pack for Liver?

Or, are you curious to know more about the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack before you add it to your daily self-care routine?

Is this you? This blog discusses everything you need to know about Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs and how the two work together to support both your liver and overall wellness.

So, what is a Castor Oil Pack?

Castor Oil Packs are an ancient self-care practice and foundation of naturopathic and functional medicine popularized in the early 1900s by Edgar Cayce.

This traditional natural wellness practice involves applying Castor Oil to a cotton compress and wearing it on the body (typically over the liver) to support liver detox, deeper sleep, less stress, better bowel movements, and more.

The Castor Oil Pack lost its appeal because of its messy and time-consuming nature and difficulty accessing quality organic materials. Makes sense, agreed?”

So, we made this practice easy for the 21st century with the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver, a tried and true modernized Castor Oil Pack that’s heatless, less-mess, and easy to use.

Would you love to know 3 vital body functions you can support with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs?

Well, we have an Infographic for you that explains the 3 key benefits of Castor Oil Packs, loved and recommended by wellness practitioners.

With consistent use, Castor Oil Packs can support your body from the outside in. So much so that many people who love and use Castor Oil Packs think of it as a game changer.

Queen of the Thrones happy customer testimony

Where to wear your Castor Oil Pack?

Castor Oil Packs can be worn all over the body from your thyroid, your tummy, your pelvic area, your joints, and even your eyes – but they are thought to have the most systemic benefit when worn over the liver area. This is because the liver area is where the regulatory systems of your body all intersect and interconnect (your hormonal, immune, nervous and digestive systems).Many people assume that you need to wear your Liver Pack right on your liver to get the benefits. Is this you too?However, this is not the case. Anatomically, the liver is located near the top of your right ribcage under the right breast. It would be a little difficult to wear your pack there, agreed? 
Liver location in the body by Queen of the Thrones

The ideal placement for your Castor Oil Pack is your liver area, over top of the dermatomes connected to your liver.

You see, the anti-inflammatory component of Castor Oil called ricinoleic acid1 permeates the epidermis because of its molecular weight, this is where your circulatory and lymphatic vessels lie. And when placed over your liver area, these Packs activate the somatic and visceral reflexes (response to a stimulus) supporting the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder, and more.

So, this is why it’s ideal to wear the Pack over your liver area, below your ribs on the right side of your body. This covers your T5-T12 dermatomes which support the gallbladder, liver, diaphragm, stomach, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, small intestine, appendix, adrenals, uterus and colon.  

How to use your Castor Oil Liver Pack?

It’s as easy as following the two-step process so you can support your body from the outside in.

Step One: Apply 1 tbsp of Organic Castor Oil to the soft organic cotton flannel side of your Pack. 

*Always add your Organic Castor Oil to the middle of the pack to help keep the oil from the seams, as the Pack is not 100% impermeable.

Dermatomes of the Body Supported by The Castor Oil Pack for Liver

Step Two: Place the soft cotton flannel side of your Castor Oil Pack over your liver area (under your right rib cage) and tie it in place with the soft, stretchy, adjustable straps.

*Remember: Castor Oil WILL STAIN clothing & bed sheets so take extra care when preparing your Pack. Of course, you can always wear an old t-shirt over your Pack just in case.

With regular practice, you will train your body to respond better to stress. Amazing, agreed? 

And the best part…

You can wear your Pack for one hour before bed, and even better, wear your Pack overnight to help you cleanse while you sleep.

You see, your body naturally cleanses when you’re sleeping. So, by wearing your Castor Oil Liver Pack overnight you’re supporting natural liver detoxification, lymphatic drainage2, and colon cleansing3,14

Learn how to use Castor oil Packs for liver designed by Queen of the Thrones

How do Castor Oil Packs support your liver?

Castor Oil is a unique vegetable oil derived from the castor bean. It contains 90% ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid structure strikingly similar to that of prostaglandin E1. In simple terms, it is a strong anti-inflammatory4 agent in our body.Here’s how it works…Mechanical: The compression of your Castor Oil Pack placed over the liver (slightly covering the lower free ribs under your right rib cage), combined with the movement of your breathing muscles, serves like a pump to your lymphatic system, encouraging lymphatic drainage2. Amazing, agreed?Neurological: When placed on specific dermatomes, this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder, and more.A combination of both mechanical and neurological: The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors that stimulate the natural oxytocin5 feedback loop activating the vagus nerve, shifting the body into the ‘rest and digest’ state where liver detox is optimized.This gentle compression of the Castor Oil Pack stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system6,7,8. Amazing, right?
Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil OAcks supports detox and digestion

 You can learn more about the 3 vital body functions you can support with Castor Oil Packs in your FREE infographic.

What are the key benefits of Castor Oil Liver Packs?

First, let’s look at the most important function of your Castor Oil Pack, which is to help…

1. Balance inflammation

Did you know that inflammation is part of your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it (like infections) in an attempt to heal and protect itself?

So, when something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger an inflammatory response from your immune system10. It’s a natural process, but inflammation is often out of control in today’s modern world.

When you are inflamed, your body is acidic. However, the enzymes in your body don’t function properly in an acidic environment, as they require an alkaline environment11

Inflammation is like fire, and what does a firefighter do to put out a fire? They put water on it. Central abdominal bloating and weight gain are often caused because our body sends water to the site of inflammation to ‘put out the fire’. Makes sense, agreed?

So, since Castor Oil contains ricinoleic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory1-4, it may support the natural reduction of water retention and swelling.

Castor Oil also supports detox by helping to…

2. Preserve glutathione status

Glu…tat…what?

Well, glutathione is the master detoxification agent of the body12. But, unfortunately, it can quickly be depleted mainly because of chronic diseases, including autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. 

Studies on rats have shown that Castor Oil is supportive of preserving glutathione levels13.  You see, glutathione is an antioxidant that pulls toxins out of your body, and that’s why we get depleted so quickly. 

Castor Oil also supports the elimination of waste from your body by…

3. Help move your bowels

lOne of the major processes of your body is your bowel movements. If you can’t eliminate (a.k.a go to the bathroom), you self-intoxicate.

Remember those anti-inflammatory prostaglandins that Castor Oil mimics? Well, these are the same ones that attach to the receptors of smooth muscle14 in the body, namely your gut and uterus.

So, this physical smooth muscle function moves things out of the body, and your Castor Oil Liver Pack helps stimulate it3,14 so you can go to the bathroom naturally and rid yourself of feeling backed up. Sounds wonderful, agreed?

Lastly, Castor Oil aids in maintaining your general wellness by helping your body…

4. Microbiome balance

The microbiome and bacteria in your gut are a mix of good and bad bugs. The balance of the two influences your well-being. So, when the balance is off, you feel unwell. Makes sense, right?Biofilm is a big bad barrier that bad bacteria can produce in the microbiome. It keeps the bad bugs in and the good bugs out. Unfortunately, this causes severe stress on the body, inhibiting cleansing and detoxification.Castor Oil is one of the only natural substances that can breakdown biofilm15,16,17, allowing your body to maintain a balanced ecology (environment). 
Smart Bowel movements with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

In combination with a good diet, adequate fluid intake (water/tea), flow (urine, poop) mindset, and exercise, Castor Oil Packs are one of the cornerstones to supporting your bowels.

All in all, starting with your tried and true Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver, you will be able to support… 

  • Gentle liver detox
  • Colon cleansing3,14
  • Lymphatic drainage2

However, not all Castor Oil Packs are made equal.

Your checklist for good quality Castor Oil (like Queen of the Thrones®): 

  • 100% pure
  • Organic
  • Extra virgin
  • Hexane-free
  • Bottled in amber glass

Your checklist for a good quality Castor Oil Pack (like Queen of the Thrones®)

  • Organic cotton, wool, or linen touching the skin
  • No synthetic blends or chemically treated materials touching the skin (i.e., velour, bamboo)
  • No uncomfortable belts, buttons, or velcro

Try it for yourself to see!

You can also learn more about the best practices for your Castor Oil Pack with your FREE infographic. Would you love that?

Common questions

1. Why do I have to replace it after two months of regular use?

The traditional way of doing Castor Oil Packs was to use the SAME compress over and over and over. This was okay, before the industrial revolution when our environment wasn’t as toxic.

We now know that the increasing environmental toxicity impacts wellness. This is why it’s important to add fresh oil every time and replace your pack every 2 months for ease of use, comfort, and sanitation.
 

2. Why can’t I just drink Castor Oil or rub it on my skin?

Castor Oil orally is a stimulant laxative that causes cramping and makes you poop. Simply rubbing it on your skin and wearing a T-shirt overtop only gives you about 50% of the benefits. You need the pack to help move your body into a relaxed state via gentle compression to support liver detox, lymphatic drainage, and colon cleansing.

 

3. Why can’t I use organic bamboo or any old cloth?

ONLY use organic cotton, wool or linen! Other materials like ‘organic’ bamboo are highly processed with chemicals. Old clothing may be made with harmful dyes, bleach, and flame retardants that you don’t want to absorb into your body.

4. What if I’m on medications, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, IUDs, or supplements?

Castor Oil Packs are safely combined with any medication and supplement and may even help them work better. There are no known contraindications or interactions with medication, and they are safe to use with hormone replacements, TTC medicines, birth control pills, and IUDs.

5. Isn’t it messy?

That’s why we created this LESS-mess pack. It’s not entirely messless, but LESS messy than a DIY pack. Castor Oil does stain, so always wear an old T-shirt.

6. Don’t I have to add heat?

Extra heat isn’t necessary because it’s engineered to hold in your body heat naturally.

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7. Francis S, Rolls ET, Bowtell R, McGlone F, O’Doherty J, Browning A, Clare S, Smith E. The representation of pleasant touch in the brain and its relationship with taste and olfactory areas. Neuroreport. 1999 Feb 25;10(3):453-9. PMID: 10208571.
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10. Chen L, Deng H, Cui H, Fang J, Zuo Z, Deng J, Li Y, Wang X, Zhao L. Inflammatory responses and inflammation-associated diseases in organs. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 14;9(6):7204-7218. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.23208. PMID: 29467962; PMCID: PMC5805548.
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12. Silvagno F, Vernone A, Pescarmona GP. The Role of Glutathione in Protecting against the Severe Inflammatory Response Triggered by COVID-19. Antioxidants (Basel). 2020 Jul 16;9(7):624. doi: 10.3390/antiox9070624. PMID: 32708578; PMCID: PMC7402141.
13. Holm T, Brøgger-Jensen MR, Johnson L, Kessel L.Glutathione preservation during storage of rat lenses in optisol-GS and castor oil. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 19;8(11):e79620. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079620. eCollection 2013. PMID: 24260265
14. Sorin Tunaru,a Till F. Althoff,a Rolf M. Nüsing,b Martin Diener,c and Stefan Offermannsa,d,1 Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109 PMID: 22615395
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    Here’s why you should detox using Castor Oil Packs.

    Here’s why you should detox using Castor Oil Packs.

    What are the Benefits of Detoxing with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs

    Here’s why you should detox using Castor Oil Packs.

    Written by: Brianna Salerno, Holistic Lifestyle Coach & Queen of the Thrones® Affiliate
    Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.

    Est. reading time: 9 minutes.

    First thing’s first, let’s answer one question…

    Are die-off symptoms during a cleanse or detox normal?

    It’s possible, but doesn’t have to be normal. Are you wondering what I mean by that?

    Well, if you have ever felt worse during a cleanse or detox, with symptoms like:

    • More than your normal constipation
    • Feeling even more exhausted with little to no energy to do the simplest things…

    These are only two of the many common examples of die-off symptoms that can be experienced during a cleanse and detox.

    And they aren’t exactly NORMAL. You see, you don’t need to experience die-off symptoms during a cleanse and detox to be successful, like some practitioners say.

    I know, sometimes these symptoms make you doubt the effectiveness of a cleanse and detox that you may have started, agreed? I know it did for me.

    And that’s why I’m here with you now so we can discuss die-off symptoms of cleanses and detoxes so you can avoid experiencing them.

    Why does this matter? Well, you don’t want to feel so bad that you wished you never started a cleanse or a detox, am I right?

    Even though you’ve been told it’s normal to feel worse before you feel better, it doesn’t have to be that way.

    If this is or isn’t your first time hearing about die-off symptoms, either way, there’s hope.

    And this is why you want to to keep reading this blog BEFORE you start your next cleanse or detox.

    You see, knowledge is power when it comes to die-off symptoms of a cleanse and detox. Because, you don’t want them to prevent you from doing the best foundational health-promoting practice.

    All you need is a ready-to-wear, easy, ancient health practice to support your cleanse and detox.

    Did you know Castor Oil Packs can help alleviate your die-off symptoms and actually help enhance your detox? Would you love to know how?

    Castor Oil Packs can support you during a candida cleanse.

    May I share my story with you about how I found relief from my terrible die-off symptoms by trying out a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Liver Pack for Liver

    My name is Brianna Salerno, I’m a Holistic Health Coach and owner of Blessed Holistic Life who encourages regular parasite and candida cleanses for clients with gut inflammation to improve their gut health.

    Personally, I have done multiple cleanses and detoxes just like you, and have often struggled through the die-off phase.

     

    Unfortunately, sometimes detoxing may result in some pretty uncomfortably painful die-off symptoms. Have you been there before?

    So, I understand your pain, my friend, because this was me too but thankfully, I finally found the relief I was needing when I had tried out the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack, which helped me relieve my terrible die-off symptoms.

    But, you might be wondering…

    What are Die-off Symptoms of Parasite and Candida Cleanses?

    The symptoms you may experience as I did before I found the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver were:

    • Headaches
    • Bloating
    • Nausea
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Gas
    • Sinus Problems
    • Skin rashes
    • Insomnia
    • Aches and Pain

     

    Honestly, on my last parasite and candida cleanse I started to get desperate as I was gaining weight and was bloated 24/7. Something had to give. Luckily I was scrolling on Instagram when I saw a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver with a caption saying “how to help bloat.”

    So, I immediately ordered and prayed for relief.

    It only took one night with my new Castor Oil Pack practice to see results and I was hooked! Amazing, agreed?

    Improve sleep, bloat & constipation with Castor Oil Packs!

    I bought the organic ready-to-wear, less-mess Queen of Thrones® Cleanse-While-You-Sleep Castor Oil Pack Bundle that comes with the Queen of Thrones® Castor Oil Pack.

    The pack felt so soft against my skin because it’s made of organic flannel. The best part? It’s so easy to use – just two easy steps.

    Step 1: I poured the oil on the cloth and then came step 2, which meant wrapping it around my stomach and went to sleep.

    Not only did I sleep AMAZING, I woke up with no bloat and immediately went to the bathroom! I couldn’t believe it! I tried again and the same thing happened! I was HOOKED.

    I felt lighter and had way more energy too! It felt like all the toxins I was releasing were finally leaving my body and helping my gut inflammation. Sounds simply wonderful, agreed?

    How does a Castor Oil Pack for Liver work?

    The body naturally cleanses and detoxes when in a relaxed state. Wearing a Castor Oil Pack topically over the liver or pelvic regions shifts the body into the relaxed parasympathetic state2-3-4 because we’re often living in a stressed state.

    So, that’s why it’s hard for our bodies to detoxify.

    Die-off symptoms are simply our body’s attempt during a detox of what needs to come out, but because of overwhelmed systems, it can’t do its job. Makes sense, right?

    So, supporting healthy functions of cleansing and detoxification by shifting the body into a relaxed state supports the moving of the bowels5-6 and enhances liver detox and reduces gut inflammation.1

    This helps our body to help get rid of the toxins released during a detox or cleanse. Promoting good energy, and relieving constipation5-6 and bloating.

    Castor Oil Packs: The benefits beyond cleansing & detox

    Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs helps:

    • Increase lymphatic circulation7
    • Reduce core inflammation1
    • Stress LESS and sleep better2-3-4
    • Relieve constipation & enhance digestion5-6
    • Balance your microbiome8-9-10-11

    So, if you would love to experience an easy detoxing cleanse without dreaded die-off symptoms, simply adopt a cleanse and detox practice by wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver nightly and let your body easily reset itself. Yes, it really is that easy!

    Brianna Salerno is a holistic lifestyle coach and clean beauty blogger. She has a holistic lifestyle blog where she shares the best clean non-toxic brands. She is passionate about helping others and is a huge advocate for detoxing.

    To learn more about cleansing and detoxification, this is for you.

    Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in…

    • Recommending our easy-to-use tools to the people you serve.
    • Practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice in clinic or online.
    • Or becoming a Wholesale Partner

    Contact us at: royalty@queenofthethrones.com

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    How do Castor Oil Packs work?

    How do Castor Oil Packs work?

    Learn with Queen of the Thrones How Castor Oil Packs Work and how they help you to improve your health

    How do Castor Oil Packs work?

    Written by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.
    Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.

    Est. reading time: 9 minutes.

    As a health care practitioner, you may have prescribed the traditional treatment method of castor oil packs for liver detox, lymphatic drainage or colon cleansing, right?

    You did this by saturating an old cloth with castor oil and applying that gooey mess to various parts of the body because you know of the great health benefits that this treatment method offers. Can you relate?

    And, if you’re like me, you stopped prescribing the old way of applying castor oil packs because that 12-step method was too messy, too complicated and your patients just didn’t comply to it. And I don’t blame them, do you?

    Or maybe you had your patients do it the “lazy way” by simply just rubbing on the castor oil and then having them wear an old t-shirt. Sound familiar?

    But, with the application of just the castor oil without the castor oil pack, we only get half of the benefits

    Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil plus the pack help you you to obtain better health results

    How do Castor Oil Packs work for lymphatic drainage and cleansing?

    Firstly, it’s mechanical, with the compression of the pack placed over the liver (slightly covering the lower free ribs under your right rib cage), in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles, this serves to act like a pump to your lymphatic system encouraging lymphatic drainage1. Amazing, agreed?Secondly, it’s neurological, when placed on specific dermatomes this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder2 and more.Thirdly, it’s a combination of both mechanical and neurological because the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors which stimulate the natural oxytocin3 feedback loop activating the vagus nerve, shifting the body into a rest and digest state where liver detox is optimized.
    Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs Help you to activate the Vagus Nerve feedback
    It’s this direct effect of the castor oil pack compress that stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system4-5-6. Amazing, right?Plus, the penetration of the castor oil into the tissues stimulates lymphatic drainage and reduces inflammation via the Peyer’s patches7.With no pack, castor oil will not penetrate as deeply and would act much more like a skin emollient, so the full range of benefits of the oil cannot be reaped.

    Why is it important for castor oil to be in glass?

    Lipotoxicity is why it is imperative to use castor oil that has only been contained in a glass bottle rather than in plastic8-9-10.You see, castor oil is the master carrier oil, due to its structure and the molecular weight of ricinoleic acid11. And because of this amazing capability of transporting and transferring substances into the body, it is of the utmost importance to only use a high-quality oil that is organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed, hexane-free and in glass.And I am sure we are both on the same page when it comes to ensuring our prescriptions and protocols – like the application of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs coming from a plastic-free environment – are helpful for our patients and ourselves, and not a harmful endocrine disruptive burden. Would you agree?

    Why you need to replace your Castor Oil Pack?

    Pouring a fresh coat of castor oil onto the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack with each application is an important part of the protocol, as is replacing your castor oil pack.Why? Well simply because we are unsure where the castor oil and toxins it collects eliminate through the body, or back into the pack through the skin.A study compared oral castor oil metabolites and the metabolites produced with the castor oil pack and no castor oil metabolites were produced with the castor oil pack12.This suggests that either the castor oil wasn’t absorbed or that the metabolites came out another way, perhaps via the skin into the pack.So, to prevent possible reabsorption of any toxins that are being pulled out by castor oil, use a fresh coat of oil on every application and replace the pack every 3 months.
    Plus, when it comes to fertility, it is especially important to ensure that your liver pack is placed only on the liver, the pelvic pack only on the pelvis over top of the uterus and ovaries, and the thyroid pack only on the thyroid. This is to avoid any possible transfer of toxins from organ to organ. Makes sense, right?

    Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs – the game changer

    With the application of this new and easy way of an old traditional method, with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs in your practice, your patients, in most cases, will come back to you in follow-ups feeling better – because they can easily comply – and can safely be used with any other prescriptions that you recommend.Plus, with regular practice your patients will train their body to respond better to stress, as well as naturally liver detox, lymphatic drain and colon cleanse with the support from their Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.Then what happens is we begin to start…
    Improve Parasympathetic Tone with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

    You see, this is what makes Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs so unique and game-changing.

    Are you a practitioner, health coach or wellness influencer? If you’re interested in recommending our easy-to-use tools and practically applying them in your health and wellness professional practice, in clinic, or online with the people you serve, you can join now!

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    6. Löken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H. Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans. Nat Neurosci. 2009 May;12(5):547-8. Epub 2009 Apr 12. PMID: 19363489.

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