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How to Cleanse & Detox with Castor Oil Packs for Balanced Testosterone.

June 13, 2022

Written by Sherri McKnight, DCHomMed

Medically reviewed by: Marisol Teijeiro, N.D. (inactive) & Melanie Swackhammer, BA

 

Est. reading time: 12 minutes.

How to Cleanse & Detox with Castor Oil Packs for Balanced Testosterone.

 

Why Men Need to Cleanse and Detox While They Sleep

It’s that time of year again, my friend. When we start our search for a quick and easy cleanse and detox practice so we can look good now and feel better after a long winter of lack, right?

 

Lack of sun, lack of energy & balance, lack of exercise, lack of a healthy diet…the list goes on, agreed?

One thing we certainly aren’t lacking is a build-up of stress and toxins (also known as ‘garbage’), and the discomforts of possible leaky gut symptoms we experience because of them, wouldn’t you agree?

Then what happens? Well, you start to feel like your body is backed up with all that ‘garbage’. Kind of like a house that never gets visited by the weekly garbage truck. Can you see it?

Cleansing and Detoxing your body is easier with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil-Packs

Your easy way to cleanse & detox to boost energy levels.

And, for most people, the idea of cleansing and detoxing is crunching on carrot sticks, while almost drowning yourself in 8 cups of water all day and then joining a hot yoga class twice a week after work. And this alone is a deterrent to the thought of even attempting a cleanse, especially for men. Would you agree?

Because, let’s face it, after working in a mentally and physically demanding environment all day, the last thing he wants to do is anything at the end of it.

Even though he would LOVE to feel good with an energy boost from a balanced production of hormones such as testosterone, to start his car rebuild in the garage or finish drywalling the basement, or even for a romantic night out on the town with his partner, he just can’t find the energy.

With the months of fighting with heartburn that feels like fire is going to barrel up your throat like a rocket launcher, to the weeks of constipation that feels like a football is lodged in your large intestine, on top of having to be mentally and physically present every day, how can the idea of anything else be of interest anyway?

Not to mention hobbies and date nights become just another task that is put off over and over again

 

Cleanse and Detox While You Sleep

So, how can we as health care practitioners help with improving energy, balance hormones, regulate gut inflammation and address those uncomfortable, energy-draining symptoms from the overburden of toxin accumulation from those long winter months?

With the Queen of the Thrones® Day & Night Detox Kit!

A simple and easy-to-use tool kit to improve hormonal balance and optimize overall health and well-being.

And to restore balance in his day-night cycle by regulating the inflammation in the gut while you or your partner sleeps…it just doesn’t get any easier!

This is a super important step in a detox process, especially for men, to ensure optimal production of his testosterone levels while he sleeps, which will have him waking with that burst of energy he needs to seize the day!

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You know the feeling, right? Instead of waking in a sluggish, foggy state, you wake up before your alarm and jump out of bed ready to knock off the list of “to-do’s” that you have been wanting to get done for so long with gusto!

The reality is that without optimal functioning of our clogged-up cleansing and detoxing organs, we tend to wake feeling tired and sluggish more often than not. Would you agree?

 

Liver detox with lifestyle changes & Castor Oil (Not Castrol ‘Motor’ Oil!)

So, here is when we begin the practice of cleansing and detoxing. In the morning, on waking, with the dry brushing tool.

Priming our engine with dry brushing in the morning stimulates circulation and influences that healthy flow, rhythm and harmony that our body is so much in need of.

Without this priming, we tend to experience some lag when we hit the gas in the morning, instead of that thrust of pick up and go!

Next, we want to hit the kitchen, where the beet juice is, to begin the day with gut-healing nourishment.

Because nitric acid, the powerful component in beet juice, acts as a healing performance accelerator in the regulation of inflammation in the gut by increasing circulation1, which leads to reducing & removing those fiery symptoms of leaky gut.

Queen of the Thrones Beet Juice Recipe supports circulation and reduce inflammation
 

Then, in the evening, apply the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack to your liver region where the Castor Oil can begin the process of regulating inflammation2, while the pack brings a wonderful and calming effect on your nervous system by promoting the “feel good” hormones3:

  • Dopamine – our motivator
  • Oxytocin – our love and happiness booster
Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs is a quick and easy cleanse and detox practice

The release of these feel-good hormones will then promote the release of all of the mental, emotional and physical stress from the day, and prepare you for a proper night’s sleep.

Plus, during your slumber, testosterone production begins to increase from the stimulation of circulation with every hour and, on waking, you’ll have more energy than you did the day before creating the balance in your day-night cycle your body has so desperately been craving.

The best part? Your Day and Night Detox Kit also comes with a Castor Oil Eye Compress (a sleep eye mask) so you can naturally increase melatonin4-5, your sleep hormone and gently reset your sleep-wake cycle! Amazing, right?

Cleanse with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs to balance your testosterone levels

The other best part? You can block out light at night and because it’s light in color, your Eye Compress lets light in naturally so you can wake up with the sun. Sounds nice, agreed?

King of Energy and Hormone Balance

Because a daily ritual of using your Queen of the Thrones® Day & Night Detox Kit, combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle changes, will help create a healthy gut environment rewarding you with the relief of those disruptive, painful and uncomfortable symptoms.

Detox with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs to regulate your testosterone levels

You’ll sleep like a king and wake to take on your day with the energy of a champion.

And when your body is no longer going 100 miles an hour while stuck in first gear, your energy will increase at a smooth pace – just like the gradual shifting of gears through butter.

So, take the tarp off that old beast in the garage, because you will soon be tinkering with your favorite hobbies from your newfound increase in energy and luster.

Let’s celebrate with a pint to kick off your new Queen of the Thrones® Cleanse and Detox practice.

A pint of nourishing beet juice, of course!

 

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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1. Zamani H, de Joode MEJR, Hossein IJ, Henckens NFT, Guggeis MA, Berends JE, de Kok TMCM, van Breda SGJ. The benefits and risks of beetroot juice consumption: a systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021;61(5):788-804. doi:10.1080/10408398.2020.1746629. Epub 2020 Apr 15. PMID: 32292042.

2. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11200362

3. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28162847.

4. Rong-fang Hu, Xiao-ying Jiang, Yi-ming Zeng, Xiao-yang Chen, You-hua Zhang. Effects of earplugs and eye masks on nocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Published online 2010 Apr 18. PMID: 20398302.

5. Khoddam H, Maddah SA, Rezvani Khorshidi S, Zaman Kamkar M, Modanloo M. The effects of earplugs and eye masks on sleep quality of patients admitted to coronary care units: A randomised clinical trial. J Sleep Res. 2022 Apr;31(2):e13473. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13473. Epub 2021 Sep 12. PMID: 34514653.

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Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil helps to remove toxins from your liver

When it comes to autoimmunity, there are multiple triggers that can send us into a flare and often with little warning. It can feel like a bit of a puzzle figuring out what’s triggering yours!

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How to support day and night detox with Castor Oil Packs.

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs and Dry Brush

May 20, 2022

Written by Sherri McKnight, DCHomMed

Medically reviewed by Melanie Swackhammer, BA

 

Est. reading time: 9 minutes.

How to support day and night detox with Castor Oil Packs

A successful night’s sleep begins during the day and a great day begins before we go to sleep.

Because light and darkness and our “Fight or Flight” or “rest and digest” state affect our melatonin and cortisol levels, and when these are off, we become distressed and disordered and then sleep, constipation, fatigue, depression, anxiety, overeating and overall feeling of being unwell predominate. Would you agree?

So how do we support the body’s natural circadian rhythm in this modern technology-driven world to optimize our day and night detox cycle?

Did you know that you can start by supporting better sleep with Castor Oil Packs? But how?

 

How does dry brushing support lymphatic drainage and cortisol stimulation?

Our skin, being the largest organ of the body, is connected to each and every internal organ system. And when stimulated, it influences healthy flow, rhythm and harmony in the body.

Dry brushing is an ancient Ayurvedic technique done on waking to engage our lymphatic system and internal organs to drain and clear out the junk.

By gently moving the brush on the skin in a circular motion towards the heart, working through all of your limbs and torso this causes a slight irritation on the skin which supports lymphatic cleansing and stimulates cortisol to wake and energize you!

Naturally enhancing cortisol in the morning is one of the best ways to support hormonal balance1 and our natural day and night detox cycles.

And when dry brushing is combined with the application of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil this maximizes the healing benefits by delivering anti-inflammatory nutrients like vitamin E, polyphenols and omegas2-3 deep into the skin which hydrate and nourish and further support lymphatic flow.

In just 5 minutes at the beginning of your day, you will feel invigorated and refreshed!

Optimize your detox cycling with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Pack and Dry Brush

I know what you’re thinking…

Wait a minute! I thought cortisol was bad and I’ve been trying to reduce it in all my patients and now you’re telling me to make it higher?

I hear you, and I thought so too. But have you ever heard the quote by Shakespeare describing how Hamlet is a prisoner of his own thinking…

“Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so”

Cortisol is a healthy part of our hormonal system, and truly as Paracelsus said, “it’s the dose that matters”.

So in the morning cortisol is appropriate in the right amounts to wake up and build the system!

 

Stimulate the production of oxytocin and reduction of cortisol with Castor Oil Packs

In our frequently overburdened stress-filled daily schedule we tend to live in a high cortisol, stressed state. And you and I both know how it is not possible for true healing, let alone a good night’s sleep, when in a state of stress, and excess cortisol. Agreed?

Wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack each evening before bed helps move the body into the parasympathetic “rest & digest” state,4-5 this is where detoxing thrives.

This shift happens with the compression of the pack placed over the liver in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles serving to act as a pump to your lymphatic system encouraging drainage of the lymph.6

As well, when the pack is 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.7

All this is simply by supporting the love and connection hormone oxytocin production which downregulates your stress hormone cortisol and supports a peaceful, deep, detoxifying sleep.

Improve your healthy flow and body harmony with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs and the Dry Brush

The pack also helps reduce inflammation8-9 and encourages circulation to your liver via nitric oxide,10-11 enhancing the body’s cleansing time, and that time is best while you sleep as it is the liver’s natural time of detox.

Additionally, wearing a Castor Oil Pack for Liver earlier throughout the day can be very helpful in the balancing of your day and night detox cycle, especially for those clinically diagnosed with excessively high daytime levels of cortisol which cause the body to remain in a constant state of stress.

 

Triggering the production of melatonin with compression around the eyes

Limiting our exposure to light with blue light blocking glasses is a great tool to wear after sundown if you have excessive exposure to artificial light, such as computer or cell phone screens as studies show they help to protect the brain and begin the pump of our sleep hormone, melatonin.

The blocking of the light, however, only begins the process of balanced melatonin production1A.

The other part of the process is compression around the eyes, which triggers the release of melatonin1B via the nervous system.

Drain your lymphatic system with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs and the Dry Brush

And wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Eye Compress to bed is a simple way to gently stimulate the production of melatonin from the pituitary gland.

 

Support your day and night cycle with a foundational practice

This day and night routine sets the foundation to support the natural rhythm and cleansing of hormones by supporting your ‘love and connection molecule’ oxytocin and sleep hormone, melatonin, in the evening (with the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver and Eye Compress), and cortisol in the morning (with the Dry Brush); influencing estrogen and thyroid balance.

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs and Dry Brush to Enhance Cortisol and Boost your Energy levels

Supporting these rhythms and cycles with these simple and easy practices is a process both you and your patients will love doing because it’s not only NOT an added burden to their already busy schedule, but a pleasure to look forward to both waking and at rest.

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

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

Contact us at: royalty@queenofthethrones.com

References:

1. & 1A. & 1B. Rong-fang Hu, Xiao-ying Jiang, Yi-ming Zeng, Xiao-yang Chen, You-hua Zhang. Effects of earplugs and eye masks on nocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Published online 2010 Apr 18. PMID: 20398302.

2. Marwat SK, Rehman F, Khan EA, Baloch MS, Sadiq M, Ullah I, Javaria S, Shaheen S. Review – Ricinus communis – Ethnomedicinal uses and pharmacological activities.Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Sep;30(5):1815-1827.

3. Patel, V. R., Dumancas, G. G., Viswanath, L. C. K., Maples, R. & Subong, B. J. J. Castor oil: properties, uses, and optimization of processing parameters in commercial production. Lipid Insights 9, 1–12, https://doi.org/10.4137/LPI.S40233 (2016). PMID: 27656091.

4. Walker SC1, Trotter PD2, Swaney WT2, Marshall A3, Mcglone FP4. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:27-38. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2017.01.001. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28162847.

5. Rolls ET, O’Doherty J, Kringelbach ML, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17.

6. Zawieja DC. Contractile physiology of lymphatics. Lymphat Res Biol. 2009;7(2):87-96. doi: 10.1089/lrb.2009.0007. PMID: 19534632; PMCID: PMC2925033.

7. Sikandar S, Dickenson AH. Visceral pain: the ins and outs, the ups and downs. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2012 Mar;6(1):17-26. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0b013e32834f6ec9. PMID: 22246042; PMCID: PMC3272481.

8. Boddu SH1, Alsaab H2, Umar S3, Bonam SP2, Gupta H2, Ahmed S3. Anti-inflammatory effects of a novel ricinoleic acid poloxamer gel system for transdermal delivery. Int J Pharm. 2015 Feb 1;479(1):207-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.051. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

9. Vieira C et al. .Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators In-flamm. 2000;9(5):223-8 PMID: 11200362.

10. Mascolo N1, Izzo AA, Autore G, Barbato F, Capasso F.Nitric oxide and castor oil-induced diarrhea.J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1994 Jan;268(1):291-5. PMID: 8301570.

11. Izzo, Angelo. (1996). Castor oil: An update on mechanism of action. Phytotherapy Research. 10. S109-S111.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors. Neither Queen of the Thrones® nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. This communication does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Information provided does not replace the advice of your health care practitioner. If you happen to purchase anything we promote, in this or any of our communications, it’s likely Queen of the Thrones® will receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, we only promote content and products that we truly believe in and share with our friends, family and patients. If you ever have a concern with anything we share, please let us know at care@queenofthethrones.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.