Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind & Spiritual Wellness

Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind & Spiritual Wellness

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Spring Cleanse for Body, Mind & Spiritual Wellness

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

Reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 17 minutes

As the seasons change, so do our bodies’ needs. If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling the urge for a fresh start—a clean slate for your body, mind, and spirit. But where to begin? 

Fret not, because spring has sprung! And with it comes the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button, agreed? But let’s face it, embarking on a cleanse can sometimes feel like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded – confusing, overwhelming, and just a tad frustrating. 

Not to worry though, because I’m here to be your guide through this journey, armed with the ancient wisdom of natural cleansing and the modern magic of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil practices. 

So, grab your favorite mug of herbal tea, cozy up, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of natural spring cleansing together!

What is a full body cleanse?

Do you find yourself wondering what exactly a cleanse is, and why they may be beneficial? Well, much like our shelves and living space becomes cluttered, so does our body.

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This build up of ‘stuff’, or in the case of cleanses, toxins, can really hinder how well our body manages its natural processes, and can even make us feel weighed down, and out of sync with ourselves… Can you relate?

Cleansing and detox are natural functions your body does everyday that are crucial for staying healthy. They help remove harmful substances from our cells, which can otherwise cause sickness and even death if left unchecked. This process includes getting rid of toxins from both outside sources (like pollution) and those produced within our bodies.1

It’s clear that our world is getting more polluted, with chemicals from industry, pesticides, heavy metals, and radiation. These toxins can harm us in many ways, like causing cancer, messing with our reproductive system, affecting our metabolism, and even impacting our mental health. They build up in our bodies over time, especially through the food we eat. Sometimes, when different toxins mix together, they can become even more dangerous than they are on their own.2

So, where exactly do we begin to understand the different types of cleanses, and which may be right for you? Let’s explore further!

Types of cleanses

Embarking on a journey to cleanse your body can lead to renewed energy, clearer skin, and support your overall well-being. But with so many options available, where do you begin?

Whether you’re looking to kickstart a healthier lifestyle or simply give your body a reset, understanding these different approaches will empower you to make informed choices for your wellness journey.

Liver cleansing

When you think of cleansing your body, your mind probably goes right to liver cleansing, right? Well, you’re right, supporting liver cleansing is a great place to start when beginning your cleanse and detox journey.

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The liver acts as your body’s defender against harmful chemicals. It does this by changing these chemicals into forms that can easily be flushed out of your body through urine, bowel movements, or even sweat. 

This protective process relies on special enzymes in the liver that help break down and neutralize these toxins. However, sometimes these enzymes can also turn chemicals into more harmful substances. This variation in enzyme activity can affect how your body reacts to different drugs and toxins. 

By giving your liver a little extra care and attention, like a cleanse, you’re setting yourself up for a healthier detox journey.3

Colon cleanse

Chances are, you’ve likely heard of a “colon cleanse” before, right? It’s not just a passing trend; in fact, it’s an important step in the cleanse and detox journey. 

Widely recognized as a way to flush out toxins and rejuvenate your system, colon cleansing has gained popularity for its potential health benefits.

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Can supporting colon cleansing help with certain ailments? It seems so! 

One popular way to support colon cleansing is colon hydrotherapy A.K.A. colon irrigation, where water is fed into the colon to help flush out waste. Studies suggest it might be useful for things like bowel issues, constipation, and fecal incontinence. Some people even find relief after surgery.4

Lymphatic cleanse

Now, I know what you’re thinking, what on earth is a lymphatic cleanse? It might sound unfamiliar, but stick with me – it’s an essential piece of the puzzle for detoxifying your body.

Here are some benefits of manual lymphatic drainage techniques (MLDTs) when it comes to supporting your body to cleanse and detox:

  • Stimulating the lymphatic system: MLDTs may help support lymph circulation, allowing your body to get rid of waste more effectively.
  • Removing biochemical wastes: By speeding up the removal of toxins from your tissues, MLDTs encourage detoxification.
  • Supporting fluid dynamics: MLDTs enhance fluid movement in your body, which may help balance swelling (edema).
  • Balancing stress: MLDTs can help calm your nervous system, leading to a more relaxed and balanced state.5
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Juice cleanse

The health of our gut microbiota is really important for overall wellness, agreed? 

When we drink vegetable and fruit juices, we’re getting a dose of polyphenols, oligosaccharides, fiber, and even nitrate (like beet juice), which could act like prebiotics, supporting good gut health. 

Juice cleanses have become quite trendy lately, and one study investigating a 3 day juice cleanse showed significant changes in the gut microbiome which were associated with weight loss. 6 More research is needed in this area.

So what is a juice cleanse exactly? A juice cleanse is a unique way to help your body detox. It involves drinking only fruit or vegetable juices for three to ten days while avoiding solid foods. The idea is if you give your digestion a “break” by only consuming nutrient-rich fluids, more energy can be focused on flushing out the “junk.”

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Let’s be honest, juice cleanses can be appealing often due to the fact that they promise quick weight loss by cutting down on calories for a short period. But here’s the catch: once you go back to your normal eating routine, that weight often creeps back up.

So, yes, these trendy diets might help you drop some pounds, but it’s partly because you’re eating less.7

What about a 7 day body cleanse?

When it comes to cleansing, the idea of committing to weeks or even months can seem overwhelming. However, a 7-day body cleanse offers a manageable alternative that can still provide significant benefits. 

Let’s explore how a 7-day food-based cleanse may help support your wellness!

7-Day Mediterranean Castor Oil Pack Cleanse

How Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs help you to cleansing your body

Let’s dive into the wonderful world of cleansing with a twist—the 7-Day Mediterranean Castor Oil Pack Cleanse (A.K.A. The Genesis Cleanse). 

This type of cleanse isn’t just a passing fad; it’s deeply rooted in centuries-old traditions of healthy living around the Mediterranean region, and the Mediterranean diet is one of the most researched and popular diets globally, linked to numerous health benefits.8

Picture this: vibrant markets brimming with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil. A Mediterra- nean cleanse isn’t just about what you eat; it’s a lifestyle celebrated for its heart-healthy benefits and delicious flavors.

For centuries, people living in countries like Greece, Italy, and Spain have embraced this way of eating, rich in whole grains, lean proteins, and plenty of plant-based goodness.9

Now, let’s dive into a new take on cleansing with Mediterranean foods and Castor Oil Packs, that’s inspired by the 7 days of creation in the book of Genesis.  

 

Unlike extreme juice cleanses or strict diets, the 7-Day Mediterranean Cleanse, also known as The Genesis Cleanse, is designed so that you don’t have to feel restricted; rather expansive and satisfied. You’ll enjoy vibrant salads, grilled fish, whole grains, and of course, the wonderful olive oil—while taking a break from processed foods and sugars.

Sounds wonderful, agreed?

Now, here’s the exciting part. If you’re looking to supercharge your cleanse experience, The Genesis Cleanse encourages you to add a little something extra—Castor Oil Packs

Queen of the Thrones® offers a unique 7-Day Mediterranean Cleanse that includes the gentle support of Castor Oil Packs.

What are Castor oil Packs?

Castor Oil Packs have been used for ages as a natural way to support natural and gentle detoxification while encouraging digestive wellness. 

The best part? They’re so simple to use: just apply an organic cotton pack with a few drops of Castor Oil to your abdomen. Kick back, relax, and let the magic happen.

And with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, the entire process is much easier, cleaner and more comfortable than ever before! 

Try the Liver Castor Oil Pack with organic Castor Oil with your next cleanse for that little extra touch of support.

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They truly make the perfect pairing! Imagine combining the benefits of a Mediterranean-inspired cleanse with the gentle detoxifying support of Castor Oil Packs. 

It’s like treating your body to a spa day from the inside out—nurturing, soothing, and oh-so-supportive!

Spring rituals for cleansing

Ah, springtime—the season of renewal and fresh starts. While many people think of cleansing as just detoxing with juices or healthy foods, there’s another side to it that’s all about spiritual renewal. 

Spring cleansing goes beyond what you eat; it’s about clearing out the old energy and making space for new, positive vibes. 

One popular way to do this is through spiritual practices like burning sage to cleanse your space and yourself.

Burning sage sticks and allowing the smoke to waft through your home or around your body is believed to clear away stagnant energy and support a sense of clarity and peace.

Another beautiful practice is setting intentions or affirmations for the season ahead. 

Take a moment to reflect on what you want to invite into your life—whether it’s joy, love, or a renewed sense of purpose—and speak these intentions aloud or write them down as a form of spiritual cleansing and manifestation.

Spring offers a natural opportunity to align with the energy of renewal and growth. Incorporating these spiritual cleansing practices into your routine can help you welcome the season with a refreshed mind, body, and spirit.

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In closing…

As we embrace the essence of spring and explore different avenues of cleansing and renewal, remember that wellness is a holistic journey encompassing body, mind, and spirit. 

While detox diets and juice cleanses can kickstart physical health goals, complementing these practices with spiritual cleansing practices adds a deeper layer of rejuvenation.

Consider incorporating simple yet powerful techniques like burning sage for energetic cleansing or setting heartfelt intentions to align with the season’s transformative energy.

And for gentle, nurturing support throughout your wellness journey, Castor Oil Packs may be just the extra TLC you’ve been looking for when it comes to your overall well-being.

As you navigate this season of renewal, remember to listen to your body and honor your inner rhythms. May your spring be filled with growth, vitality, and a renewed sense of balance. 

Here’s to embracing wellness in all its forms—body, mind, and spirit!

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3. Grant DM. Detoxification pathways in the liver. J Inherit Metab Dis. 1991;14(4):421-30. doi: 10.1007/BF01797915. PMID: 1749210.

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5. Vairo GL, Miller SJ, McBrier NM, Buckley WE. Systematic review of efficacy for manual lymphatic drainage techniques in sports medicine and rehabilitation: an evidence-based practice approach. J Man Manip Ther. 2009;17(3):e80-9. doi: 10.1179/jmt.2009.17.3.80E. PMID: 20046617; PMCID: PMC2755111.

6. Henning SM, Yang J, Shao P, Lee RP, Huang J, Ly A, Hsu M, Lu QY, Thames G, Heber D, Li Z. Health benefit of vegetable/fruit juice-based diet: Role of microbiome. Sci Rep. 2017 May 19;7(1):2167. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-02200-6. PMID: 28526852; PMCID: PMC5438379.7.

7. Obert J, Pearlman M, Obert L, Chapin S. Popular Weight Loss Strategies: a Review of Four Weight Loss Techniques. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2017 Nov 9;19(12):61. doi: 10.1007/s11894-017-0603-8. PMID: 29124370.

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9. Ventriglio A, Sancassiani F, Contu MP, Latorre M, Di Slavatore M, Fornaro M, Bhugra D. Mediterranean Diet and its Benefits on Health and Mental Health: A Literature Review. Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2020 Jul 30;16(Suppl-1):156-164. doi: 10.2174/1745017902016010156. PMID: 33029192; PMCID: PMC7536728.

 

Does the Moon make your Hormones go Crazy?

Does the Moon make your Hormones go Crazy?

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Does the Moon make your Hormones go Crazy?

Written by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A.
Reviewed by: Marisol Teijeiro N.D. (inactive) and Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 13 minutes.

Mother Nature’s Medicine: The Moon, Menstruation, Seed Cycling & Castor Oil Packs

Have you ever wondered if the full moon is controlling everything from your sleeping patterns to how irritable you feel when you’re stuck in traffic? Is the moon like a puppet master directing your every move? It’s possible, right?

In case you didn’t know, it’s no coincidence that your menstrual cycle is the same number of days, as the days on the calendar, as is the full rotation of the moon around the earth.

Everything is interconnected and the moon is controlling much more than you think. Makes sense, agreed? You’re in the right place because we’re going to discuss how the moon cycles impact your hormones and help you discover the pros and cons of seed cycling for hormone imbalance.

Beyond the days of your monthly menstrual cycle, it has an impact on every aspect of your physiology, not only your hormones.

It’s most notable in your moods and key symptoms of unbalanced hormones, your problems with your period and infertility, and even your low levels of the nightime hormone melatonin, affecting how well you sleep1.

Mother Nature’s Medicine: Seed Cycling and your period problems.

You see, mother nature carries many secrets up her sleeves on how to work with the moon cycle, for your menstrual problems.

Eating seeds is one way, in what is known as the practice of seed cycling, and is said to possibly support healthier periods cycles.

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However, another easier, often better tolerated alternative for those who can’t eat seeds frequently and repetitively, as required in seed cycling, is ” Single” Seed Cycling done with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

The Difference between Seed Cycling and “Single” Seed Cycling

The traditional seed cycling protocol alternates what seeds to eat at different times of the month according to your hormones and the moon: flax, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds.

One downfall for many women with hormonal problems is that these seeds can cause digestive distress when repeatedly consumed, creating a leaky gut or aggravating a pre-existing condition.

Additionally, it can become a hassle preparing the seeds, coordinating when to eat each kind, and finding new recipes to keep things exciting. Many often start this protocol with the best of intentions but give up shortly after starting. Sound familiar?

“Single” Seed Cycling, on the other hand, soothes digestive distress and is simply less hassle, by using Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs for Liver , instead of eating seeds.

“Single” Seed Cycling is supportive for your well-being, working from the outside in.

Therefore, it’s a great alternative if you’re tired of taking so many supplements and would rather do a self-care practice as easy as wearing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Liver or using the Queen of the Thrones® Hormone Balance & Detox Kit, on a different part of the body, at different times of the month according to the moon cycles.

Plus, there’s an additional bonus with “Single” Seed Cycling with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs.

You see, because there are many more benefits with using Castor Oil Packs, which are a traditional therapy that have been used as a traditional therapy that have been used for wellness since the beginning of time, first with the Egyptians and even the father of medicine, Hippocrates.

The benefits of these Castor Oil Packs, beyond supporting hormone cycling include, but are not limited to supporting:

Sounds good, am I right? It’s clearly a natural choice that’s so much easier to do, with so many benefits. Makes sense, agreed?

 

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Mother Nature’s Medicine: Chronobiology for your menstrual cycle

It’s nice to have options and tools to support the optimization of your period and hormone balance, that work with the rhythms and cycles of nature, right? This is a branch of medicine known as chronobiology.15

So, since we are biological beings, these practices aren’t simple folklore, but show clinical practice evidence that we are affected by the moon. Plus, this is one of many ways our bodies keep time.

We may not be as intensely possessed by the moon as say a werewolf, but hey, we all have our hormonal moments now, don’t we? Some of us do become rabid beasts at that time of the month when the moon is shining bright, right?

Think of it like this: You’ve had a bad day, you look at the calendar and you see it’s a full moon. Is it a coincidence?

Maybe, maybe not.

What’s the research about the moon, seed cycling & hormones?

Preliminary research is in the works, one study of interest done at old age homes couldn’t find a connection between weird mood changes and the full moon.16

However, it was done with an elderly population in an old age home, at a time in life when hormone levels are at their lowest. With moods and the moon being highly interconnected to your hormones17, not the best people to study to find the truth. Agreed?

So if one study that may have not had the best methodology says it’s not connected, it doesn’t mean it’s hocus pocus. It just means we need more research or clinical practice.

Clinical experience: The moon, hormones & seed cycling

Just ask any nurse who has worked an emergency shift on a full moon, they will give you their side of story, usually including how crazy and full of patients the hospital can get on those crazy full moon eve’s.

It’s enough to make sure you look at the calendar for where the moon cycle is at before booking an important procedure or going under the knife! Agreed?

You see, what I love about research is that it can come in the forms of clinical study, but also from a clinical practitioner’s perspective through patient observation.

The traditional seed cycling protocol, along with the easier reinvented “Single” Seed Cycling was developed along these lines, from functional integrative medicine practices and health and wellness coaches, much like yourself.

Even though these protocols have little scientific research, as in double blind placebo controlled studies, the gold standard in medicine. The lack of this research doesn’t make it wrong, it just hasn’t been studied that way yet, and may very well never be studied that way for various reasons, two of which I’ll discuss here.

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Mother nature only likes to be tested in her natural environment

The most important one being that mother nature isn’t the type to be put into a box and given only 2 variables to work with.

Mother nature is a product of her environment, and as such, there are millions of variables at play in the environment, the temperature, the wind, the sunlight, the food and nourishment, the exercise, the practices, the social contact, and the list goes on and on.

So, this makes it hard to study scientifically, especially using a double blind placebo scientific method. There are simply too many variables to test in nature and natural environments. Makes sense, right?

Mother nature doesn’t have deep pockets to pay for studies

The lack of funding for studies such as these impacts the understanding of the true effect of this practice. Deep pockets like those in the pharmaceutical industry fund studies that go towards new drugs, not natural medicine protocols.

Moreover, what we do know helps illuminate our choices of care in integrative and functional medicine settings.

As a practitioner, when you’re prescribing protocols like seed cycling, it’s often a combination of an in depth understanding of physiology of how the body works from a “functional” perspective”, as well as the knowledge of the ingredients used, such as flax seed, well known for its effects in hormonal wellness.18

Combining these, along with clinical observation and experience of the practical use of mother nature’s tools, like the traditional seed cycling protocol or “Single” Seed Cycling, using Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, are both ethical protocols because they’re not likely to cause harm and may even provide benefit beyond what is hypothesized.

Except in the case of traditional seed cycling. Although seed cycling is one of the most highly popularized natural food and lifestyle-based practices for hormone balance, it has the worst compliance.

But why?

Well, because of digestive disturbances from repetitively eating the seeds and the hassle of preparation, seed cycling has the worst compliance. Makes sense, agreed?

The “Single” Seed Cycling protocol with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs is an easier, often more tolerated alternative that overcomes these objections.

Seed cycling’s goal: Naturally balance your hormones with the moon.

So, if you want a clearer understanding of your physiology, simply start by tracking what you see in your monthly fluctuations.

I’m sure you’ve already noticed how some weeks of your monthly cycle you feel much different than others, am I right?

Some weeks you feel bloated and tired, while others have you experiencing hormonal fluctuations that leave you crying, craving, or wanting more of your partner or yourself, and then the next moment you’re completely withdrawn. Can you relate?

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You see, hormonal balance is when you experience less ups and downs over your monthly moon guided period cycle. Makes sense, agreed?

It’s time to understand…

  1. Why your body does what it does.
  2. What role the moon plays in your monthly menstrual cycle and your hormone unbalance.
  3. An extra tool you should have in your self care tool box to support your hormonal balance.

Would you love that?

“Single” Seed Cycling protocol with Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs is a simple way for you to support your hormones so you can align with the moon and mother nature, the easy way.

Can the solar eclipse affect hormones?

Many have speculated about the moon’s influence on human behavior and physiology. From myths about full moons affecting moods to beliefs about lunar cycles influencing menstrual cycles. However, what about the lesser-discussed solar eclipse? Could it also have an impact on our hormones?

As we gear up for the much-anticipated solar eclipse of 2024, it’s worth exploring the relationship between this event and our hormonal balance. 

What exactly is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun’s light. During this captivating event, the sky darkens, and observers may witness the sun’s corona, creating a spectacle that has fascinated civilizations throughout history.

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But does this cosmic display have any tangible effects on our bodies or our hormones? While there’s limited scientific research specifically linking solar eclipses to hormonal changes, there could be a potential connection.

One area of interest is the influence of solar eclipses on melatonin production. Melatonin, often dubbed the “sleep hormone,” regulates our sleep-wake cycles and plays a crucial role in maintaining our body’s circadian rhythm. Some believe that the sudden darkness during a solar eclipse could disrupt melatonin levels, leading to temporary sleep disturbances or alterations in mood.

Can the solar eclipse affect the menstrual cycle?

Now, what about the menstrual cycle? Can a solar eclipse affect it? While there’s no direct scientific evidence linking the two, some individuals claim to experience changes in their menstrual patterns coinciding with celestial events.19 It’s essential to approach such claims with a critical eye, recognizing that many factors influence hormonal fluctuations and menstrual cycles. Stress, diet, exercise, and overall health play significant roles in hormonal balance, often overshadowing any potential effects of celestial events like solar eclipses.While the solar eclipse of 2024 promises to be a captivating sight, its impact on our hormones remains largely speculative.

Hormone-Balancing Carrot Juice Recipe

During the solar eclipse and other celestial events, maintaining hormonal balance is great for your self-care. Carrots, energetically resonating with the color of the sun, are believed to ground and support the body during these times.

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Here’s a simple recipe for a hormone-balancing carrot juice:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large carrots, washed and trimmed
  • 1 small piece of ginger (about 1 inch), peeled
  • 1 medium-sized apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

Instructions:

  • Cut the carrots into smaller pieces to fit into your juicer chute.
  • Add the carrots, ginger, apple, and lemon to the juicer.
  • Turn on the juicer and process the ingredients until you get a smooth, vibrant juice.
  • Pour the juice into glasses and serve immediately.

Enjoy the refreshing and hormone-balancing benefits of this carrot juice during the solar eclipse and beyond.

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Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health?

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health?

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health

Can Castor Oil Packs Improve Mental Health?

Written by: Guest author, Tracy Southwick, ND.
Medically reviewed by: Victoria Williams R.H.N.

Est. reading time: 7 minutes.

How Adding Emotional Release Techniques Can Enhance Your Detox Results

You have probably heard that your body can store emotions, like anger in the liver and fear in the kidneys. That can’t be healthy, right? The body and mind are constantly in a dance trying to find balance and health, but sometimes our emotions and mental health get in the way of healing. 

There is no doubt that our minds, bodies and spirits are inextricably interconnected. So, to address one aspect of health without addressing the others will lead to suboptimal results.  

This understanding is where the term “holistic” comes from. Many people use it interchangeably with “natural”, but it is not always the same. In truth, holistic health means treating the whole person; body, mind and spirit.

    How unprocessed emotions affect your body

    Unprocessed or stored emotions can land anywhere in the body. When your body holds onto a negative emotion or a low-vibration (possibly shame, anger, or resentment) – it can lead to congestion in your system. 

    The body understands things in biochemical terms, so emotions translate into hormones and neurotransmitters that have specific effects on your organs, tissues and systems. 

    Your body is meant to be a flow system with nutrition coming in (including information and feelings) and waste (including processed emotions) being released.

    Why is emotional release important for mental health?

    Emotions are a beautiful and natural part of being human, but we need to recognize and properly address them. When we don’t have the time, the bandwidth, or the tools to do so, eventually they may manifest into another form somewhere down the line. This could be physical symptoms like tension in the shoulders, mental illness, or even dis-ease.

    Castor Oils Packs for holistic wellness

    As a practitioner who has been in the field of natural health for 28 years and the founder of Mind Body Spirit Release Academy™, I’ve worked with thousands of clients and students.

    It’s only when my clients integrate these 2 powerful strategies that they’re finally able to uplevel their wellness:

    1. Mental health and emotional release techniques 
    2. Detoxification practices

    And one of my favorite self-care tools, the Castor Oil Pack, happens to support both.

    What to expect with emotional release and Castor Oil Packs

    It is not uncommon for people to release extra toxins, yeast, and even parasites while pairing Castor Oil Packs with emotional release techniques

    This happens when we release low-vibration, unprocessed emotions. The body’s channels of toxin elimination are opened up and waste of all kinds can find its way out of the body.  

    Often, after this release, clients and students remark that they feel a huge sense of relief, like an invisible weight being lifted. Many feel as though they’ve been transformed in their physical and mental health.

    So, how do I do this, you ask? 

    Ways to stimulate “holistic detoxification”

    There are many techniques available to help in this process, some more basic than others. But any emotional release techniques are supportive of physical and mental wellness

    1. Journaling

    One of the best places to start is by journaling. When you’re doing a Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack over your liver, you might want to start with focusing on the unprocessed emotions that are typically stored here, like anger and resentment. 

    Ask yourself, “What anger or resentment might I be storing in my body? Is there anything I need to let go of?”
    Write it all down in your journal. Now, keep in mind, the anger and resentment may be directed towards yourself or your current situation. Or you might even have been brought up around an angry parent, and you’ve taken their emotions on yourself because at the time, you could not process them.  

    Whatever your case may be, stay open and honest with yourself. Remember, you can always throw away your writing after you are finished.

    2. Essential Oils

    Another option is adding essential oils to your Castor Oil Pack. Lemongrass is thought to help support the liver and release resentment, plus it smells great. Just add a few drops onto your Castor Oil Pack before you apply it.

    Please note: You may want to do a skin sensitivity patch test before you use essential oils.


    3. Tapping

    For deeper work, try Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), around the issues that arise during your journaling session. If you’re unfamiliar with Tapping, a simple online search will pull up many free resources. Apply your Castor Oil Pack and tap away!


    4. EMDR™

    If you’ve experienced severe trauma in your life, you may want to investigate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR™) therapy.

    Speaking of therapy, a holistic therapist may also be very beneficial, as none of these suggestions are meant to take the place of medical or therapeutic care.


    5.  Mind Body Spirit Release™

    Lastly, for those who want to go really deep and uncover and release emotions, limiting beliefs, generational imprints and more, Mind Body Spirit Release™ may be a good path.

    To discover more about the Mind Body Spirit Release™ program and how you can work with me, click on the button below.

    Hopefully after reading this, you will have a new understanding of what a holistic detox is and how to add emotional release techniques to your Castor Oil Packs. The benefits on mental wellness are far-reaching and so worth the extra effort.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Tracy Southwick, ND, HHP, AMP

    Owner, Heights of Health Clinic, Houston, Texas

    Developer and Founder, Mind Body Spirit Release™ Academy

    www.heightsofhealth.com

    www.mindbodyspiritrelease.com

    As a naturopath and the owner of a Mind-Body-Spirit health clinic, Tracy Southwick has spent over 28 years helping others understand the importance of uncovering and clearing emotional and subconscious blocks in order to achieve true wellness.  Through the years, she has taught about countless health topics in her two radio shows, numerous television interviews and frequent speaking engagements. Additionally, Tracy has developed Mind Body Spirit Release™ and founded an academy with that same name to teach practitioners and passionate health-seekers across the globe how to identify and detoxify from emotional toxins, limiting beliefs, generational blocks and more.   Tracy and her team of practitioners work with clients from all over the world – remotely and in person – from her main clinic in Houston, as well as satellite offices in Colorado and Oregon. 

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    3 Home Remedies for Fever this Cold and Flu Season

    3 Home Remedies for Fever this Cold and Flu Season

    3 Home Remedies for Fever this Cold and Flu Season by Queen of the Thrones

    3 Home Remedies for Fever this Cold and Flu Season

    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.
    Full bio

    Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer B.A. 

    Est. reading time: 7 minutes.

    How Castor Oil Packs for Kids Can Help

    It’s that time of the year again when your child will at some point pick up a seasonal cold because that’s just what kids do, agreed?And sometimes, their little immune systems are really put to the test and those colds are accompanied by a fever.So, you run to the store for your go-to fever remedy, just to find that the shelves are empty due to supply and demand. Can you relate?As a result, you are left to feel stressed and frustrated, am I right?Well, there’s no reason to be stressed, because here you’ll discover three tried and true home remedies for fever used by natural practitioners.As you may have guessed, one of the natural tools to support a fever is a Castor Oil Pack. A study shows that Castor Oil Packs may also help to support immunomodulation1. Sounds good, agreed?

    Keep reading so you can know the 3 ancient tried and true fever remedies used by natural practitioners to support your child’s fever naturally. You’ll also learn how Castor Oil Packs can help your child…

    Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Packs improves your Parasympathetic tone

    But first, can a fever be dangerous?

    Fevers are a common symptom of illness and the immune response and are defined when one’s body temperature reaches 37.5 °C (99.5°F)2. Many natural wellness practitioners would agree that it’s generally not necessary to bring a fever down unless it’s causing discomfort. Studies have shown that fevers are rarely harmful, but, temperatures higher than 41°C (105.8°F) can be dangerous (although, rare)3.

    Three tried and true home remedies for a fever

    These natural remedies may not only help with fever, but also support your child’s immune system. Let’s have a look at these remedies and how they work. Shall we?

    1. Wet, Cold Socks

    Much like the Castor Oil Pack, this method is thought to increase circulation and enhance the immune system.

    The method goes as follows: After a warm bath, put on a thin pair of cotton socks that have been soaked in ice water (and have been generously rung out), then cover with a second pair of dry wool socks – Q for Quinn makes excellent merino wool socks for toddlers.

    During a fever, your child can wear the socks overnight and in the morning the socks will be dry. If your child sweats overnight, be sure to change their pj’s, but keep the socks on.

    You can use this remedy alone or combine it with…

    2. Cold Baths and Hydrotherapy:

    This method is thought to reduce and maintain a fever at a lower temperature, which is still beneficial when they’re sick and fighting infection.

    Lukewarm (not ice-cold) sponging or baths may help cool your child’s body and bring down their fever by enhancing circulation and reducing inflammation.

    Soak a hand towel in water and be sure to give it a good wring-out so it’s not dripping. Pat down your child’s body from head to feet. This method can be repeated multiple times.

    And the last natural remedy…

    3. Castor Oil Packs on the Liver:

    Castor Oil Packs help to improve your body’s natural ability to support liver detoxification

    Wondering how Castor Oil Packs may support a fever?

    Well, Castor Oil Packs can help to improve your body’s natural ability to support liver detoxification (toxin and pathogens), lymphatic drainage45 (circulation) and colon cleansing67 (removal), which are key factors for maintaining body temperature.

    Here’s how to use it:

    Your kid’s Castor Oil Pack practice can be done in 1 hour intervals during acute times of discomfort. Wear the pack for an hour, remove for an hour, then repeat. This practice can be done in combination with the cold sock method and between taking cool baths.

    The pack feels like a comforting warm hug for your child while relaxing their little body8-9-10-11, getting them ready for an amazingly deep, restful sleep. Afterall, sleep and rest are vital for recovery from a fever. Plus,  a Castor Oil Pack works from the outside-in to set the foundation for excellent gut health, which reflects in better bowel movements,6-7 balanced microbiome,12-13-14 a sense of calm and overall wellness. Sounds amazing, agreed? Would you love to stock up on your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack for Kids now?

    Finally, always remember to stay hydrated. Dehydration can make a fever worse, so it’s important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids. Tea, water and broth are excellent options. 

    It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional if your child’s fever is persistent or if your child is experiencing other symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or severe pain.

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    References:

    1. Grady H. Immunomodulation through castor oil packs. The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. Volume 7 Jan 1 1998; 7(1): 84-9 Corpus ID: 52838898

    2.. Green R, Webb D, Jeena PM, Wells M, Butt N, Hangoma JM, Moodley RS, Maimin J, Wibbelink M, Mustafa F. Management of acute fever in children: Consensus recommendations for community and primary healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa. Afr J Emerg Med. 2021 Jun;11(2):283-296. doi: 10.1016/j.afjem.2020.11.004. Epub 2021 Apr 10. PMID: 33912381; PMCID: PMC8063696.

    3.. InformedHealth.org [Internet]. Cologne, Germany: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG); 2006-. Fever in children: Overview. 2013 Dec 18 [Updated 2019 Jun 6].

    4. Moore JE Jr, Bertram CD. Lymphatic System Flows. Annu Rev Fluid Mech. 2018 Jan;50:459-482. doi: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-122316-045259. PMID: 29713107; PMCID: PMC5922450.

    5. Holmes GM, Browning KN, Babic T, Fortna SR, Coleman FH, Travagli RA. Vagal afferent fibres determine the oxytocin-induced modulation of gastric tone. J Physiol. 2013 Jun 15;591(12):3081-100. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.253732. Epub 2013 Apr 15. PMID: 23587885; PMCID: PMC3832121.

    6. Arslan GG, Eşer I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.04.004. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 21168117

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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. PMID: 12571120

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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.PMID: 24789291

    13. 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. PMID: 28678952

    14. Marcela Moreira Salles, Maurício Malheiros Badaró, Carolina Noronha Ferraz de Arruda, Vanessa Maria Fagundes Leite, Cláudia Helena Lovato da Silva, Evandro Watanabe, Viviane de Cássia Oliveira, Helena de Freitas Oliveira Paranhos, Antimicrobial activity of complete denture cleanser solutions based on sodium hypochlorite and Ricinus communis – a randomized clinical study. Randomized Controlled Trial J Appl Oral Sci Nov-Dec 2015;23(6):637-42. doi: 10.1590/1678-775720150204. PMID: 26814466

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    Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

    Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

    Gluten and dairy sensibilities by Queen of the Thrones

    Is Liver Detox the Missing Piece to Your Autoimmune Flares?

    Written by: Amanda Runnels, NTP, RWP, AIP Certified Coach.
    Medically reviewed by: Melanie Swackhammer, BA

    Est. reading time: 9 minutes.

     

    Have you wondered where those mystery autoimmune flares come from?

    If you struggle with autoimmune disease, you know how debilitating a flare can be, right?

    You may even find yourself in the same boat that I’ve been in a time or two – weeks of feeling amazing and totally able to take on the world, just to find that one morning, out of nowhere, you wake up and feel like a truck has run you over. Can you relate?

    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!

    What comes to mind when you hear “autoimmune trigger”?

    Well, when managing an autoimmune disease, it’s important to learn what your triggers might be.

    If you’ve been at this for awhile, you probably already have a few that pop into your mind when you hear “trigger”. Maybe it’s:

    • Stress
    • Gluten
    • Sugar
    • Sleep
    • Nightshades
    • Environmental toxins
    • Inflammation
    • Leaky Gut

    Do any of those ring true for you? They do for me, too!

    I want to share with you, though, that there is something even deeper that could be setting you up for a flare – if not stalling your progress altogether.

    Is your inflammation of the liver sabotaging you?

    The liver is one of the hardest-working organs in the body. It carries out more than 500 vital functions – at the same time, all day, every day! So, it’s extremely important that we give our liver as much T.L.C. as possible. Makes sense, agreed?

    Some of its most critical functions in the arena of autoimmunity are bile production, hormone clearance, and detoxification.

    Let’s break each part down just a bit:

    Bile production:

    Bile is a necessary ingredient when it comes to an important topic…poop.

     

    You see, without proper bile production, dietary fats will not get broken down appropriately, and eventually, this leads to the bottleneck of constipation.

    If you aren’t pooping…you aren’t eliminating waste, and this helps to create the setup needed for some of those classic triggers…leaky gut, and inflammation.

    Hormone Clearance:

    Estrogen is one of the main hormones that the liver clears from the body.

    You see, if estrogen isn’t being effectively removed from circulation by the liver, it becomes elevated. When estrogen is elevated, it is thought to increase inflammation which then causes the immune system to move into overdrive.

    For someone with autoimmunity, we want the opposite…the immune system needs to calm down, not ramp up.

    Liver Detoxification:

    The liver is the body’s primary filtration system. Amazing, right?

    With help from the kidneys, intestines, and lymphatic system, it cleans toxins from the bloodstream and turns them into waste which we then eliminate…it all goes back to that topic of poop!

    But when the liver is under stress, its ability to filter toxins out is compromised. So, those toxins remain in circulation and not only create cell damage, but also increase inflammation.

    Importantly, it is also believed that toxins may impair the thymus, a vital player in the immune system that provides protection against the development of autoimmune disease.1,2

    So, keeping the liver happy is a huge puzzle piece in supporting overall health AND diminishing autoimmune flares!

    Would you love to know how you can use Castor Oil Packs to support liver detox?

    Wanna know how you can show your liver some love with liver detox?

    Of course you do! You’re a smart cookie…otherwise, you wouldn’t be researching ways to take charge of your health!

    There are lots of ways to support your liver and help it perform its job of detoxing. One of the most powerful, yet simple ways that I’ve found is the Castor Oil Pack for Liver, and Queen of the Thrones® makes it easy (and clean!) to use.

    Absorbed through the skin, castor oil helps to accelerate the removal of toxins through better bowel movements, stimulate bile flow, move the lymphatic system and decrease inflammation.3, 4, 5

    So, this is why I use and recommend Queen of the Thrones®️ Castor Oil Packs for Liver to my clients; to date, it’s the easiest, cleanest delivery method I’ve found for using Castor Oil Packs!

    Plus, I know the quality of Castor Oil I’m getting is superior – all organic and no junk diluting it! Sounds wonderful, agreed?

    I also recommend a few other easy-to-incorporate supports:

    1. Eat your (bitter) greens!

    Veggies like dandelion roots and greens, arugula, radicchio, mustard greens and burdock are great supports for the liver.

    2. Add in liver-loving foods and consider an anti-inflammatory diet.

    Bone broth, beets, artichoke and garlic are a few go-to foods for supporting the liver. If you have a diagnosed autoimmune condition, you might consider a therapeutic diet such as the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP). This has been instrumental in my own healing journey.

    3. Reduce toxic exposure.

    Removing plastics from your kitchen is a great place to start eliminating toxins. Cleaning up your personal care and home care items is important, too; the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a fantastic source for rating the toxicity of your personal and home care items.

    4. Incorporate “adjunct” liver detox strategies.

    I’m a huge fan of infrared sauna sessions for stimulating liver detox. I use these in conjunction with my Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Liver Pack and dry brushing (not all at the same time).

    Other great strategies to include are movement, Epsom salt baths and lymphatic massage.

    Putting together your autoimmune “puzzle”

    With autoimmunity, some days can feel like “optimal health” is a giant jigsaw puzzle that’s been dumped out onto the floor. Does this sound like you?

    But, as you begin to pick those pieces up and put them together, you might find that one is missing and that the picture just isn’t coming together… and it could very well be that your liver needs attention. It’s ok, you’re still in the right place.

    So, I say start supporting liver detox simply with a method that’s been proven to be effective. Strap on a Queen of the Thrones® Liver Castor Oil Pack and get to detoxing! Your liver will thank you!

    Author Bio:

    Amanda believes that the rest of your life can be the best of your life! She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner and AIP Certified Coach who focuses on women’s health and issues related to autoimmune disease. Diagnosed in 2014 with multiple Autoimmune disorders, she knew she had to make the decision to be proactive about her health and learn new ways of doing things.

    Amanda quickly implemented dietary and lifestyle changes including using the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol, enhanced liver support and stress reduction; within months, she began seeing and feeling improvement in her health. Inspired by her own experience, she’s made it her mission to tell others that it’s possible to live your best life, even with an autoimmune disease! You can find her autoimmune adventures as well as her catalog of anti-inflammatory recipes at www.unrefinedjunkie.com or connect with her socially at @unrefinedjunkie

    Learn more about how Castor Oil Packs work and why you need the compress with the oil to truly start waking up like new.

    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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    2. Marx A, Yamada Y, Simon-Keller K, Schalke B, Willcox N, Ströbel P, Weis CA. Thymus and autoimmunity. Semin Immunopathol. 2021 Feb;43(1):45-64. doi: 10.1007/s00281-021-00842-3. Epub 2021 Feb 3. PMID: 33537838; PMCID: PMC7925479.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7925479/

    3. Vieira C, Evangelista S, Cirillo R, Lippi A, Maggi CA, Manzini S. Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8. doi: 10.1080/09629350020025737. PMID: 11200362; PMCID: PMC1781.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1781768/

    4. Vieira C, Evangelista S, Cirillo R, Lippi A, Maggi CA, Manzini S. Effect of ricinoleic acid in acute and subchronic experimental models of inflammation. Mediators Inflamm. 2000;9(5):223-8. doi: 10.1080/09629350020025737. PMID: 11200362; PMCID: PMC1781768. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11200362

    5. Grady, Harvey. “IMMUNOMODULATION THROUGH CASTOR OIL PACKS.”.

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