How Castor Oil Packs May Help Support Menopause Sleep Issues

How Castor Oil Packs May Help Support Menopause Sleep Issues

Queen of the Thrones Castor oil Packs help to support menopause sleep issues

How Castor Oil Packs May Help Support Menopause Sleep Issues

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

Reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.
Est. reading time: 14 minutes

As the moonlight spills through the curtains, many women find themselves in a silent struggle against an unexpected adversary; menopause insomnia.

Imagine lying in bed, a quiet house around you, but sleep remains elusive, slipping through your fingers like sand… Can you relate?

You’re not alone. One of the most prevalent complaints from women during menopause is their struggle with insomnia, with approximately 25% of women worldwide suffering from sleep disturbances and menopause insomnia.1

So, let’s embark on a journey together, shedding light on those sleepless nights that unite women all over the world during this transformative phase of life.

What is menopause?

Ever found yourself questioning the sudden shifts in your once-predictable body? Menopause, a term enveloped in mystery, signifies the conclusion of a woman’s reproductive years—a curtain call for the menstrual cycle.

Think of it as the gradual fading of lights after a prolonged performance.

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This natural progression typically takes center stage in the late 40’s or early 50’s2, unfolding at its own tempo for each woman. Menopause is a hormonal ballet, orchestrated by estrogen and progesterone, triggering unpredictable changes within your body.

From experiencing hot flashes and mood swings to witnessing alterations in sleep patterns, menopause introduces a spectrum of bodily transformations, turning the journey into an unpredictable and intricate experience.

Signs & symptoms of menopause

Have you experienced or heard women speak about the varied symptoms that come with menopause? 

From hot flashes, night sweats, migraines and unwanted hair growth, to bloating, constipation and insomnia, the effects of menopause can be felt from head to toe. Can you relate?

In fact, according to studies, approximately 75% of women experience hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations and migraines, while 60% experience symptoms such as vaginal dryness, atrophy, and a decline in libido.3

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So, if you find yourself navigating this rollercoaster of symptoms, know that you’re not alone.

Now, let’s get into a topic and question that can weigh heavy on our minds… Why does menopause cause insomnia?

Why does menopause cause insomnia?

You’ve spent the night tossing and turning, sighing in frustration as the hours pass by with little to no sleep, and you find yourself asking the question, “Why?”

Entering menopause often brings more sleep troubles for women. Insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, is a common complaint among menopausal women. 

According to the 3-P Model (pathogenic model), various factors like previous struggles with insomnia and the natural aging process can heighten the chances of experiencing sleep issues during menopause. 

Additionally, hormonal changes and symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, overall health issues, pain, other sleep problems, and changes in daily rhythms can contribute to insomnia during this phase.4

Hot flashes are probably one of the most pressing symptoms keeping you from a good night’s sleep. If you’ve ever woken up completely drenched in sweat, your clothes sticking to you and your sheets feel damp, you can imagine how uncomfortable and restless you would feel. And this can happen more than once over night, seriously impacting your quality of sleep.

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Does this sound like you?

But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom when it comes to your sleep, because there are a few ways you can help support a comfortable sleep environment:

Foods:

When it comes to sleep, it’s best to avoid stimulants like caffeine and nicotine, along with spicy foods, as they can trigger sweating, worsen night sweats, and disrupt your sleep. Despite the belief that alcohol aids relaxation, it can negatively impact sleep later on as well.5

Exercise:

Regular aerobic exercise can help improve sleep quality, mood, and energy in menopausal women. However, try to avoid exercising three hours before bedtime.6

Bedroom Climate:

This one’s important! Create a cool, well-ventilated bedroom environment. Opt for loose clothing made of natural fibers like cotton to mitigate the impact of hot flashes. Using cotton sheets and wearing socks to bed can help regulate core body temperature.7

Bedtime Routine:

Establish a consistent bedtime schedule, like going to bed at the same time every night. Avoid eating, reading, or watching television in bed. Take a cool bath or shower before bed if you experience night sweats, and ensure you use the bathroom before you get into bed.8

Relax:

Believe it or not, worrying about sleep can worsen the situation. So, incorporating relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or listening to soothing sounds, may help to create a more peaceful transition for sleep.9

What are Castor Oil Packs?

Have you heard of Castor Oil Packs? This time-tested ancient wellness practice has been used for centuries when it comes to naturally supporting your wellness, but what about your sleep?

You see, a Castor Oil Pack is so much more than ‘a piece of cloth’ soaked in Castor Oil, and has been upgraded to be easier and versatile for you. Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs have taken this ancient practice and revitalized it for the modern era- making this practice less-mess, and best of all- simple!

Plus, that old piece of cloth soaked in Castor Oil that your Grandma may have used is no more.

All Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs are made with:

✓ Organic Cotton: The inner layer touching your skin is organic, natural, and unbleached, reflecting our commitment to honesty and transparency in manufacturing.

✓ Less Mess Layer: The outer layer is polypropylene thermally bonded to organic cotton—cleaner than chemical bonding. Polypropylene is a food-grade plastic (i.e. what yogurt containers are made of). Note: This pack is less-mess, not messless; Castor Oil may stain fabrics.

✓ Adjustable Straps: Soft, stretchy nylon straps make the pack adjustable for most body sizes. Size up to Pelvis & Hip Pack for larger bodies, or down to the Kids Pack for petite frames.

✓ Comfortable for Sleep: Stretchy, adjustable straps offer a cozy, warm hug without uncomfortable buckles, buttons, velcro, or zippers—ideal for moving around or relaxing in bed.

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Castor Oil Packs for sleep

Now, I know what you’re thinking… How can a compress and Castor Oil really help me get a good night’s sleep, right?

Imagine your nightly routine feeling like a warm hug for your body, similar to snuggling under your favorite cozy blanket. As you ease into the evening, slipping under the covers becomes a comforting self-care routine with your Castor Oil Pack.

You see, studies have shown that there’s a connection between oxytocin and pleasant human touch via stimulating c-afferent nerves (receptors that respond to light touch).10

So, it could be said that when a soft Castor Oil Pack is wrapped around you, c-afferent nerves may be stimulated, releasing oxytocin, therefore helping you enter the ‘rest and digest’ state.

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Plus, Castor Oil Packs that gently embrace your curves, create a sense of ease and relaxation that helps with stress so you drift into a deep, restful sleep. This soothing experience is so comfortable that you can enjoy the benefits of the pack while you sleep, making your journey through menopausal nights more tranquil and rejuvenating.

Sounds wonderful, agreed?

But it doesn’t just stop there! Ever tried an eye compress for sleep and relaxation support? It’s just like your Liver Castor Oil Pack, but for your eyes!

Wearing a cozy, soft eye mask gently rests on your tired eyes, helping to block out stimulation and distractions while you unwind for the night. 

Plus, it’s thought that wearing an eye mask helps to naturally support your sleep hormone- melatonin!11 Pretty awesome, right?

Conclusion

Navigating insomnia during menopause can be a challenging task, but incorporating simple and natural self-care practices can help make a difference.

When you embrace the possible soothing benefits of Castor Oil for menopause sleep issues and Castor Oil Packs, you’re not only providing yourself with potential physical relief, but also creating a comforting routine to help ease your mind and body.

Just as our bodies undergo changes, our self-care practice should evolve too. So, let the gentle touch of Castor Oil be a nightly companion, helping you reclaim the restful sleep that menopause has been trying to steal away.

Sweet dreams await as you support your well-deserved moments of tranquility with natural self-care.

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1. Koly KN, Muzaffar R, Monisha UK, Saba J, Rahman L, Billah MA, Das J, Kabir Rozars MF, Alam N, Kamrunnahar, Chowdhury S, Rehnuma Abdullah, Hossain Hawlader MD. Prevalence of insomnia among the post-menopausal women who suffered from COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A nationwide cross-sectional study. Heliyon. 2023 Mar;9(3):e14548. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e14548. Epub 2023 Mar 21. PMID: 36967947; PMCID: PMC10029336.

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  4. Tandon VR, Sharma S, Mahajan A, Mahajan A, Tandon A. Menopause and Sleep Disorders. J Midlife Health. 2022 Jan-Mar;13(1):26-33. doi: 10.4103/jmh.jmh_18_22. Epub 2022 May 2. PMID: 35707298; PMCID: PMC9190958.

  5. Qian J, Sun S, Wang M, Sun Y, Sun X, Jevitt C, Yu X. The effect of exercise intervention on improving sleep in menopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Front Med (Lausanne). 2023 Apr 25;10:1092294. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2023.1092294. PMID: 37181372; PMCID: PMC10167708.

  6. Okamoto-Mizuno K, Mizuno K. Effects of thermal environment on sleep and circadian rhythm. J Physiol Anthropol. 2012 May 31;31(1):14. doi: 10.1186/1880-6805-31-14. PMID: 22738673; PMCID: PMC3427038.

  7. Chaput JP, Dutil C, Featherstone R, Ross R, Giangregorio L, Saunders TJ, Janssen I, Poitras VJ, Kho ME, Ross-White A, Zankar S, Carrier J. Sleep timing, sleep consistency, and health in adults: a systematic review. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 Oct;45(10 (Suppl. 2)):S232-S247. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0032. PMID: 33054339.

  8. Rusch HL, Rosario M, Levison LM, Olivera A, Livingston WS, Wu T, Gill JM. The effect of mindfulness meditation on sleep quality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2019 Jun;1445(1):5-16. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13996. Epub 2018 Dec 21. PMID: 30575050; PMCID: PMC6557693.

  9. 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

  10. 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

Natural Solutions for Holistic Breast Wellness

Natural Solutions for Holistic Breast Wellness

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Natural Solutions for Holistic Breast Wellness

Written by: Marisol Teijeiro N.D. (inactive).
Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 6 minutes.

I used to look at my breasts in the mirror, pulling one up and comparing it to the other. I would wish so hard to have perky, stand-up-here breasts instead of pendulous, way down-there-puppies with sparkling, multicolored stretch marks.
  Weight changes and overnutrition in my youth never gave me the opportunity to have perky, perfect breasts. Instead, I went from flat to fat and then stretched out to swinging and saggy.Breasts define our femininity in many ways, we feel sexy because of them and un-sexy in spite of them.I recall getting intimate with my husband and being so ashamed to get naked in front of him. I apologetically told him I needed to be honest with him and tell him that my breasts sagged, instead of being heralds of fertility and proud of them with pomp and circumstance. I felt deflated because of them just like they were deflated.Turns out he didn’t care. He actually knew, and had been staring down my top for a while and loved what he was seeing – without me knowing!

Why are breasts such a big deal?

Breasts are bold, they stick out from our bodies. They are the first thing that enters the room, the first thing in many cases that get noticed.

Men obsess about them, maybe because they have mother and latching issues, or maybe because they just adore the difference between male and female bodies.

Whether you think your breasts are too large or too small, they are a source of shame for many. It’s time to take this inappropriate thought pattern and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

It’s our time to be proud of all of our shapes and sizes and stretch marks. Be proud of the pleasure they bring us, from foreplay to feeding our babies.

Breast judgments

My first encounter with the dangers of judgments made on breasts wasn’t my own, but actually my mother’s. When she was a dashing young lady, she had gone to the doctor’s office to have her yearly check-up and breast exam.

Upon taking off her shirt to be examined, the doctor gasped at how large her breasts were (super inappropriate FYI, in this day and age but this was back in the 60s). My mother, being incredibly shy about her sexuality, was immediately embarrassed, turned red as a lobster and searched to get dressed immediately.

 So shocked was she by this judgment that she never had another breast exam again, until it was too late.

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Judgments can damage our psyche, we don’t know how our words will fall on the ears receiving them. Judgments serve no purpose either, except pain. After all, no one asks the doctor to comment on how large they are, but rather how healthy they are.

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My mother’s breast cancer

Forty years later, my mother waited until blood came out of her nipple and a mass so large it was hard to avoid, came cauli-flowering out of her breast. With two doctors as daughters, we couldn’t believe that she had let the shame of an event that happened so long ago, impact her life now.

 

The diagnosis – stage 4 breast cancer. Devastating, with little to no time to act.

Because of this experience, I got over my breast bullsh*t and got into owning one of the most beautiful, female, flourishing features of my health.

Importance of breast exams

For this reason alone, every single woman in my naturopathic practice would get a yearly breast exam, done by our skilled naturopath assessment hands.

But some of us don’t have access to a doctor who is experienced or willing to do a breast exam, especially since now the recommendation is to avoid breast exams.

 

In countries where breast cancer is diagnosed at advanced stages, it is valuable to have patients understand breast self-examination as well as to be examined1.

So this is extremely valuable. My mother was fortunate, even though she was at the extreme case, she survived with a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy as well as naturopathic medicine. Her cancer was so far advanced that it was an impossibility to only do the natural route.

Self-examination is invaluable

The comment  I used to get in my clinical practice time again is that most women don’t know what normal feels like. They feel that their breasts are lumpy and bumpy (a sign of estrogen dominance, or low iodine).

But let me tell you, the first time I did a breast exam I thought exactly the same thing! How was I going to identify anything going wrong if I can’t notice anything different?

Do you know what changed it? Practice, my friends, practice is the mother of all skills.

And what if you find lots of lumps and bumps? Make your way to your doctor and get checked out. It never hurts to be extra cautious.

There are many things you can do at home now to support cystic & lumpy breasts

Most of these strategies deal with reducing the amount of estrogen in your body:

1.Reduce your alcohol intake3

2. Reduce your theophylline intake, in coffee, tea and chocolate

3. Wear an eye compress to bed to naturally support melatonin which is a powerful anti-cancer hormone in the body4

4. Of course, do a Castor Oil Pack daily, because it may help with cleansing and detox5, microbiome balance6 7 8, inflammation9, and stress reduction10 11, which all impact your hormonal balance.

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So get to know your boobies! I know I’ve got saggy breasts, and sometimes they really do look like sacks! But I love them because they are me 100% and I get to know them regularly so I can keep them a part of me for the long haul. They are my twins after all, and I can’t get another pair just like these (no judgment if you’ve had yours changed, just love!).

Do you know the difference between then and now? Now I love my breasts, I treat them better every single day because I have learned that they are an important part of who I am. They share my story.

I also want to share a quick recipe with Castor Oil for boob and lymphatic wellness. Castor Oil has a long history of use for breast cancer. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine was advocating it as a treatment in 460 BCE, as was another medicine man of the time, Galen in 200 BCE12.

Would you love to learn how to support your breasts in a soulful, energetic way? Download this free step-by-step guide and learn how to refocus your energies for happier breasts and a more centered you:

How to use Castor Oil to support breast & lymphatic wellness.

https://queenofthethrones.com/wp-content/uploads/202How to Use Castor Oil to Support Breast and Lymphatic Wellness
  1. Mix organic Castor Oil from a GLASS bottle with baking soda until it becomes a paste.

  2. Add 2-3 drops of organic rosemary essential oil.

  3. Rub into your armpits and over your breasts.

  4. Leave on for an hour or more then rinse off.

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.1. rev Med. 2011 Sep;53(3):118-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.05.001. Epub 2011 May 8. The role of clinical breast examination and breast self-examination. Miller AB1, Baines CJ.

2. Kendra J. Royston, B.S.1 and Trygve O. Tollefsbol, D.O. Ph.D. The Epigenetic Impact of Cruciferous Vegetables on Cancer Prevention. Curr Pharmacol Rep. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2016 Feb 1. Published in final edited form as: Curr Pharmacol Rep. 2015 Feb 1; 1(1): 46–51. Published online 2015 Jan 25. doi: 10.1007/s40495-014-0003-9

3. Terryl J. Hartman,1 Julia S. Sisti,2,3 Susan E. Hankinson,2,3,4 Xia Xu,5 A. Heather Eliassen,2,3 and Regina Ziegler6 Alcohol Consumption and Urinary Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolites in Premenopausal Women. Horm Cancer. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2017 Feb 1. Published in final edited form as: Horm Cancer. 2016 Feb; 7(1): 65–74. Published online 2016 Jan 4. doi: 10.1007/s12672-015-0249-7

4. Giuseppe Di Bella,1,* Fabrizio Mascia,1 Luciano Gualano,2 and Luigi Di Bella Melatonin Anticancer Effects: Review Int J Mol Sci. 2013 Feb; 14(2): 2410–2430. Published online 2013 Jan 24. doi: 10.3390/ijms14022410

5. Holm TBrøgger-Jensen MRJohnson LKessel 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.

6. Andrade IM1, Andrade KM2, Pisani MX1, Silva-Lovato CH1, de Souza RF1, Paranhos Hde F1.Trial of an experimental castor oil solution for cleaning dentures. Braz Dent J. 2014 Jan-Feb;25(1):43-7.

7. Badaró MM, Salles MM, Leite VMF, Arruda CNF, Oliveira VC, Nascimento CD, Souza RF, Paranhos HFO, Silva-Lovato CH. Clinical trial for evaluation of Ricinus communis and sodium hypochlorite as denture cleanser.J Appl Oral Sci. 2017 May-Jun; 25(3):324-334.

8. Salles MM, Badaró MM, Arruda CN, Leite VM, Silva CH, Watanabe E, Oliveira Vde C, Paranhos Hde F. Antimicrobial activity of complete denture cleanser solutions based on sodium hypochlorite and Ricinus communis – a randomized clinical study.J Appl Oral Sci. 2015 Nov-Dec; 23(6):637-42.

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

10. 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.

11. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17.

12. Lukong KE1. Understanding breast cancer – The long and winding road. BBA Clin. 2017 Jan 27;7:64-77. doi: 10.1016/j.bbacli.2017.01.001. eCollection 2017 Jun.

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How to relieve constipation and stress with Castor Oil Packs

How to relieve constipation and stress with Castor Oil Packs

How to relieve constipation and stress with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

How to relieve constipation and stress with Castor Oil Packs

Written by: Marisol Teijeiro ND (Inactive)
Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A. & Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes.

Constipation is stressful, would you agree? Or what about:

  •  Bloating
  •  Gas
  •  Diarrhea
  •  Anxiety
  •  Can’t sleep

Do any of these sound like you?

I’ve been there! I suffered with Irritable Bowel Syndrome for years. Being stressed and constipated was normal for me, until I found relief with the ancient health practice of castor oil packs and the WHY behind it all.

Did you know that if you sleep better, have better digestion, and reduce stress, your health would be drastically different? I didn’t know this then, but now it all makes sense.

The more anxious I was, the less likely I’d be to have a bowel movement. At that time I thought my constipation was a stand alone issue. All I wanted was to feel relaxed and ‘normal’, but it seemed impossible. Have you ever felt this way? It’s not your fault, because bodies often have a mind of their own.

What finally relieved my constipation and stress?

When I actually understood how closely connected my stress and digestion was, I figured out how to give my body the reset it needed so that I could have:

  •  Better stools
  •  Better sleep
  •  Less stress

After years of suffering, castor oil packs opened my eyes to how gut health goes beyond just the gut and that sometimes our bodies need a total reset and that’s ok! Health begins in the gut, which is why castor oil packs are one of the gems for a balanced digestive health.

How did I know I should try a castor oil pack?

For years, I thought I was doing everything ‘right’. Taking the right supplements, seeing a naturopathic doctor, exercising, eating healthy, but still struggling with going to the bathroom. Can you relate? I was so used to being constipated that it became ‘normal’ for me, know what I mean? Be gentle with yourself if you relate.

I hit my lowest point and became so sick that I couldn’t even get out of bed for a week, so I took the leap and made my own castor oil pack after ignoring this suggestion for years.

How does the castor oil pack relieve stress and constipation?

As soon as I put on that Castor Oil Pack I felt what relaxed was supposed to feel like and then I was finally able to have that long awaited bowel movement. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

You see, once my body was in a naturally relaxed state, I was able to naturally eliminate the build up of stools, it felt like a ton of bricks finally being freed from my stomach.

The 2 main ways the castor oil pack restored my gut

My gut was SO tense and contracted. The actual castor oil pack being placed on my abdomen worked with my stress and anxiety instead of fighting against it.

Yes, castor oil packs were 100% transformative for me, but I also needed to understand the 3 keys to gut health (better stools, better sleep and less stress) and how the castor oil pack worked with the 3 keys.

To my amazement, research showed that it supported the 5 fundamental pillars of health that just happen to spell out F-A-I-T-H.

Out of all these wonderful benefits, the ‘F’ and the ’T’ are the most important.

F: Function of the Digestive Tract.
Studies have shown that castor oil packs help to relieve constipation1 and improve the smooth muscle function of the digestive tract, in turn supporting better absorption and elimination.

T: Tension and Stress Reduction.
The soft compression of the pack on the skin stimulates sensory receptors that help to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, our ‘rest and digest’ state. The compress promotes production of our feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine2, as well as our love and connection hormone, oxytocin3.

FAITH on Queen of the Thornes Castor Oil products

My castor oil pack gave me back the FAITH that my body could heal and find relief from chronic constipation and a way to naturally relax.

It was kind of like getting a back massage for the first time, my stomach was relaxing and shedding all the food waste that needed to come out. And even better, I was less stressed and I was even sleeping better!

Can’t you just drink castor oil to relieve constipation?

When you actually drink castor oil it’ll make you go to the bathroom, but in a really rough and fast way. With this in mind, it’s an excellent stimulant laxative when taken by mouth but it doesn’t stay in you long enough to put your stomach in a relaxed state and that is one of the most important keys.

My key to freedom from constipation and stress: castor oil packs

You see, tension and stress inhibit our bodies’ natural ability to cleanse, have a bowel movement and relax. Trust me, I’ve been there without my castor oil pack and let me tell you, that’s a story worth reading.

It’s not that I needed my stress to disappear, I needed to have a system to naturally relax and release all the garbage (yes, stools!). 

This is why I want to share this new opportunity with you, an opportunity to get your body into that relaxed state, the way it’s meant to be!

I’m definitely not perfect and still have stress in my life, but I now have a system that pulls me out of the evil cycle all thanks to the castor oil pack.

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1. 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 receptorsProc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 5; 109(23): 9179–9184. Published online 2012 May 21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201627109PMID: 22615395

2. 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

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

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

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Stress you get from EMFs

3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Stress you get from EMFs

3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Stress you get from EMFs

3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Stress you get from EMFs

Written by: Marisol Teijeiro  N.D. (inactive).
Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 5 minutes.

Do you ever feel like you get stressed out super easily? Chest tight, heart pounding, body overheating – you’ve tried everything to de-stress, but you feel like your body is in ‘fight or flight’ mode. Does this sound like you? I’ve been there too, and one of my silent stressors was electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). You see, EMFs can actually increase stress on your nervous system1. It wasn’t until I figured out 3 easy ways to protect my body from the effects of EMFs and stress through Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Liver Packs, a Castor Oil Compress Kit and my Harmoni Pendant that I understood the impact EMFs were having on me.

Could EMFs be putting more stress on your body without you knowing?

EMFs are all around us, wherever there is electricity or wires, cell phones or cell phone towers. The closer that you are to the power towers, wires, or cellphone towers etc, the more you may notice an impact on your body – if you’re sensitive (not everyone is). But if you are, you notice it greatly. Even if you’re not sensitive and may not be FEELING the effects, there are still things happening deep down inside that are negatively impacting your life.

You’re an energetic being, you have a frequency, a vibration – just as everything does. So imagine it like this; if the ground is vibrating underneath you, like in an earthquake, you’re going to vibrate too!

Therefore, EMFs can exacerbate:

 Fatigue
 Problems sleeping
 Headaches and pain
 Brain fog 

Do any of these sound like you? That was me too. All of these are signs of excess stress on your body.

The more stress that’s on your nervous system, the harder it is for you to recover from the negative effects of EMFs and radiation.?

This isn’t where I tell you to move to the country, switch to dial-up internet and get rid of your microwave. You don’t really need to do any of those things, there are easy ways to make your body more resilient, so that silent stressors don’t keep you trapped in that dreadful ‘fight or flight’ mode. 

3 Ways You Can Protect your Nervous System from EMF Stress

1. Castor Oil Liver Packs To Balance your Stress Hormones

Tension and stress inhibits our bodies’ natural ability to have a bowel movement, keep calm and sleep, and added EMF stress certainly doesn’t help these things.

The ancient health practice of Castor Oil Liver Packs sets the foundation for better health, better stools, better sleep and LESS stress.

The soft compression of the Castor Oil Liver Pack on the skin helps you to:

The compression of the Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs help to reduce the stress caused by EMF

Balance your stress hormones.
Naturally move your body into its ‘rest and digest’ state.
Promote the production of your feel-good hormone dopamine2, as well as oxytocin3, the ‘love’ hormone.

2. A Sleep Mask To Help you Relax as you fall asleep

Wearing a white Castor Oil Eye Compress Kit to bed balances your natural day and night hormonal rhythms and increases melatonin4, which helps you get better sleep and have more resistance against dirty electricity. Sounds like a win-win, right?

Since I usually only wear my castor oil liver pack and my sleep eye mask overnight, I also found this amazing tool that has been shown to reduce the impact of the EMFs all day long.

3. Wearing The Harmoni Pendant to Protect you from EMFs

Wendy Myers is one of the world’s leading experts in stress therapy & detoxification, and she’s created a beautiful piece of jewelry that actually protects you from EMFs!

The Harmoni Pendant was designed to harmonize the body’s natural electrical frequencies and energetic pathways and is proven to lift your central nervous system out of fight or flight mode.

Wearing an EMF protection device, like a Harmoni Pendant, is the easiest way to shield yourself, your family, and your loved ones.

Similar to the castor oil liver pack and sleep hygiene mask, these pendants are easy to put on everyday without having to change your life and they’re beautiful, too!

Harmony pendant by Queen of the Thrones

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1. Kim JH, Lee JK, Kim HG, Kim KB, Kim HR. PossibleEffects of RadiofrequencyElectromagnetic Field Exposure on Central Nerve System.Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2019 May1;27(3):265-275. doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2018.152.PMID: 30481957; PMCID: PMC6513191.

2.Rolls ETet all. Representations of pleasant andpainful touch in the human orbitofrontal andcingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17.

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

4.Hu RF, Jiang XY, Zeng YM, Chen XY, Zhang YH. Effectsof earplugs and eye masks onnocturnal sleep, melatonin and cortisol in a simulated intensive care unit environment. Crit Care.2010;14(2):R66. doi: 10.1186/cc8965. Epub 2010 Apr18. PMID: 20398302; PMCID:PMC2887188.

How to Improve Sleep & Tired Eyes with Castor Oil Packs.

How to Improve Sleep & Tired Eyes with Castor Oil Packs.

Learn How to Improve Sleep & Tired Eyes with Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs

How to Improve Sleep & Tired Eyes with Castor Oil Packs.

Written by: Marisol Teijeiro  ND (Inactive).
Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 8 minutes.

You know the saying, “there’s plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead”? I used to use this as an excuse to justify my erratic sleeping habits. I would stay up all hours of the night studying or working late hours as a waitress to pay the bills. Coffee was literally my lifeline – if I couldn’t have it, I couldn’t make it through the day. Period. Does this sound familiar?

I would be foggy and groggy in the mornings, trudging around like a zombie until I had my cup of Joe. Then in the evenings, it seemed as soon as the sun went down I had a miraculous bout of energy that wouldn’t allow me to fall asleep. So I’d toss and turn, becoming tangled up in my sheets worse than an old telephone cord! I came to dread those long, desperate hours, feeling so exhausted but unable to drift off into Dreamland.

That’s when I learned about the simplest of sleep practices that totally changed the game for me. Gracias a Dios!

Castor Oil for Beauty Sleep

Around this time was when I began falling in love with Castor Oil and Castor Oil Packs. Through research, I quickly learned that Castor Oil was a beauty staple in Egyptian and Greek cultures, and that Cleopatra herself used it to enhance her eyes. I found that Castor Oil was commonly used as a treatment to help eyelashes and eyebrows grow, and found it in the ingredient list of dozens of lash growth serums.

This makes total sense! Castor Oil improves circulation to where it is applied via nitric oxide stimulation4, so when applied to the lashes and brows it ensures that the hair follicle is getting a good blood supply. Castor Oil is also anti-inflammatory5 and provides nourishment for the skin and hair follicle like vitamin E, polyphenols and omegas6. It’s antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant.

These properties also make it the perfect anti-wrinkle eye cream. The oil is exceptionally emollient and nourishing for the delicate skin around the eyes and can help with dark circles, puffiness, redness and fine lines.

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil is anti-inflammatory and improves circulation

Is Castor Oil Safe Near the Eyes?

There is a wealth of research supporting the use of Castor Oil in the eye as a treatment for dry eyes7 8 9 and prevention of cataracts10. In a study done on rat lenses, Castor Oil was shown to preserve levels of glutathione exceptionally well11 (glutathione is one of our most powerful antioxidants!).

So Castor Oil is 100% safe and even beneficial to use in/around the eyes. This made me adore it even more because we have to be so careful with the products we use around our eyes – always read ingredients carefully!

Pair It With Your Castor Oil Pack

The most important part of my nightly Castor Oil sleep routine is putting on my Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver It immediately relaxes the nervous system12 13, getting it ready for a deep night’s sleep.

Quality of Castor Oil

I just want to quickly note that not all Castor Oil is created equally. You want to use the best quality, especially when using it near the eyes. Castor Oil should be certified organic, cold-pressed, 100% pure, hexane-free, extra virgin and ALWAYS packaged in a glass bottle.

If you have Castor Oil in a plastic bottle, throw it away! Castor Oil can absorb toxins and there are many compounds in plastic such as nonylphenol14 and benzophenones15 that can mess with our hormones, immune and nervous systems. Queen of the Thrones® promises the highest-grade Castor Oil for the thousands of ways you can use this healing oil.

Sweet Dreams, Sleeping Beauty!

So this became my bedtime routine. I dab a little bit of Castor Oil in the palm of my hand and apply it to my lashes and brows with an applicator brush. Then I dab the excess oil around my eyes, put on my organic cotton eye mask and crawl into bed, easily drifting and dancing off into Dreamland.

I’ve never slept better in my life, and I’m always being complimented on my bright, beautiful eyes!

Get your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver and Eye Compress together in a bundle that I like to call Day & Night Detox Kit

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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.

Click here for references

1. 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. doi: 10.1186/cc8965

2. .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.

3. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17.

4. 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.

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

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

7. Goto E1, Shimazaki J, Monden Y, Takano Y, Yagi Y, Shimmura S, Tsubota K. Low-concentration homogenized castor oil eye drops for noninflamed obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction. Ophthalmology. 2002 Nov;109(11):2030-5.

8. Maïssa C1, Guillon M, Simmons P, Vehige J. Effect of castor oil emulsion eyedrops on tear film composition and stability. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2010 Apr;33(2):76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2009.10.005. Epub 2009 Dec 6.

9. Jean-Sébastien Garrigue, 1 Mourad Amrane,1 Marie-Odile Faure,2 Juha M. Holopainen,3,† and Louis Tong4 Relevance of Lipid-Based Products in the Management of Dry Eye Disease J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Nov 1; 33(9): 647–661. Published online 2017 Nov 1. doi: 10.1089/jop.2017.0052 PMCID: PMC5655476 PMID: 28956698

10. Mary Fu, BA, MA Jennifer Brusewitz, ND Castor Oil & Age-Related Cataract – A Case for the Therapeutic Order NDNR Posted May 1, 2018 in Anti-Aging

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Rolls ET et all. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices. Cereb Cortex. 2003 Mar;13(3):308-17.

14. Kim H1, Oh S1, Gye MC1, Shin I1,2. Comparative toxicological evaluation of nonylphenol and nonylphenol polyethoxylates using human keratinocytes. Drug Chem Toxicol. 2018 Oct;41(4):486-491. doi: 10.1080/01480545.2017.1391829. Epub 2017 Nov 10

15. Amar SK1, Goyal S2, Srivastav AK3, Chopra D3, Ray RS2. Combined effect of Benzophenone-2 and ultraviolet radiation promote photogenotoxicity and photocytotoxicity in human keratinocytes.Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2018 Jun;95:298-306. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2018.04.003. Epub 2018 Apr 4.