6 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast

6 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast

4 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast Health by Queen of the Thrones

6 Scientifically Backed Ways To Support Your Breast

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

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What Circadian Rhythm, Castor Oil and Walnuts Have in Common for Breast Wellness

“I learned to put myself first.”

“It was up to me to decide what to do with my life.”

You’ll hear phrases like this from women who’ve made significant lifestyle changes following breast cancer. Can you relate?

Or maybe right now, you or the people you serve are wondering, “how can I keep my breasts healthy?”

You see, it’s fairly common for a health scare to shock people into re-examining their lives and what matters most to them. Breast cancer is no exception, and it’s understandable. 

Breast health can help you look at your life differently. In fact, on an energetic level, breast issues can correspond to an imbalance of nurturing energy, usually focused on the self. So if you’re reading this now, or if you have breast concerns or discomfort, you could look at this as a time for reflection on how you can take better care of you – and especially the wellness of your breasts.

The old adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is highly relevant for breast troubles. Perhaps you’ve also heard the phrase, “a pill for an ill”. Can you relate?

Most breast cancers are linked to lifestyle factors by Queen of the Thrones

Before giving away the reason behind this statement, let’s first look at a surprising statistic.

About 30 to 40% of breast cancers are linked to lifestyle factors.1

Yes. That’s true. While many believe breast disorders/conditions are genetic, hereditary connections are only responsible for less than 10% of the cases.2

However, there are lifestyle changes you can make right now to support your breast health.

Of course, it might be difficult to talk about your breasts and any changes you’ve observed. The breast is loaded with cultural meaning and importance, so yeah – talking about your girls is a little different from discussing changes in say – your feet. . . though feet are important too.

You may even avoid examinations like mammograms or thermograms because you’re worried about discovering something abnormal.

But, visiting your healthcare professional is the best way to understanding your unique body and the best steps to take.

So, with this in mind, let’s look at a few things that can influence your breast health.

The link between inflammation and breast health

You may have noticed soreness or pain in the breasts, especially around your menstrual cycle. You aren’t alone. These symptoms affect two-thirds of women, especially during the childbearing age.3 Are you wondering why this happens? Well, the answer lies in the breast structure.

You see, breasts comprise four main tissue structures:

  • Fat tissue
  • Milk ducts
  • Glands
  • Connective tissue

The fat tissue is influenced by fluctuations in fluid volume. So, this can cause your breasts to swell, resulting in soreness or tenderness, especially right before your cycle when estrogen levels increase. 

“What causes increased fluid?” 

A common cause for increased fluid volume is inflammation. Inflammation is kind of like a fire, and what do you use to put out a fire? Water.

Inflammation is part of your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it (like infections) in an attempt to restore balance.

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

Did you know that lymphatic blockage can also cause inflammation?4

Lymph vessels are hollow tubes in your lymphatic system that allow lymph fluid to drain out of your breasts. But, if your lymph vessels are blocked, your breasts can become red, swollen, and inflamed. Makes sense, agreed?

Swollen lymph nodes may also be present under the arm, near the collarbone, or both. Disturbed sleep can also contribute to breast inflammation.

So, let’s dive into more about this and the connection between your…

Circadian rhythm and breast health

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Imagine having a hectic week, with only four hours of sleep every night for 7 days in a row. Sounds pretty terrible, right? You’d probably be irritable, frustrated, or even sad, agreed?

But, sleep isn’t only about the quantity, it’s also about quality. Even if you can sleep eight hours a day, but you wake up every two hours, you’ll wake up in the morning feeling exhausted. Is this you?

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This is because your body’s internal 24-hour clock runs in the background and regulates your sleep-wake cycle, hormones, and even cell division.

But, if your sleep-wake cycle is off, so is your circadian rhythm.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle and they can affect hormones, body temperature, and digestion, not to mention how you feel when you’re sleep deprived or experiencing jet lag.

You see, different systems of your body follow circadian rhythms that are synchronized with a master clock in your brain.

This master clock is directly influenced by environmental cues, especially light, which is why circadian rhythms are tied to the cycle of day and night. Makes sense, right?

When properly aligned, a circadian rhythm can promote consistent and restorative sleep.

But, when your circadian rhythm is thrown off, it can create significant sleeping problems, including insomnia. Does this sound like you?

Research also reveals that circadian rhythms are integral to diverse breast health aspects5. Now, beyond sleep, have you ever wondered if there’s a connection between your gut health and breasts?

Gut microbia and breast health

Gut microbia are microflora in your digestive tract. While it may sound dangerous, these bacteria are helpful and regulate various body functions.

From protecting against disease-causing bacteria to regulating immune function, these bacteria support your health in various ways.6

In fact, your gut bacteria influences estrogen metabolism and adiposity, which are both associated with breast health.

Immune interactions with gut microbiota and microbial effects on host DNA also play a role in developing breast conditions. More specifically, a healthy gut microbiota has shown to play an important role in breast health because when estrogen is processed and released through your liver as bile, it ends up in your gut. If your gut bacteria are balanced and thriving, they may help control these estrogen molecules and keep them from creating carcinogenic problems in breast tissue.20 

So, keeping your gut microbiota healthy and thriving can also support better breast health.

Would you love to know more about how to balance your gut bacteria?

How can I keep my breasts well?

Now that you know the importance of breast health and the influencing factors, let’s look at four things you can do to support your breast wellness. Are you ready?

1. Eat healthy because food matters

Eating healthy is necessary for a healthy breast by Queen of the Thrones

You are what you eat. Have you heard this before? Some ways you can support your breasts nutritionally are:

  • Limiting your sugar intake
  • Eating whole foods including healthy fats, hearty proteins, and heaps of vegetables
  • Avoiding processed foods
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Eating foods rich in flavonoids, such as broccoli, onions, celery, parsley, and green tea
  • Increasing your intake of nuts – especially walnuts

2. Get good quality sleep

Getting adequate sleep is one of the crucial steps to naturally support your breast health. Start by…

  • Having a consistent daily sleep routine: It’s ideal to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. This will help your body restore any imbalance and also help restore your circadian rhythm.
  • Being active: Regular exercise supports melatonin production, your sleep hormone. It can also sync your other body systems with your circadian rhythm.7
  • Avoiding caffeine in the evening: Caffeine is a stimulant that can keep you awake.
  • Limiting screen time: The blue light from your tablet/cellphone alters your melatonin production, disrupting your circadian rhythm.8
  • Wearing a Castor Oil Eye Compress to bed: Using this compress makes you feel relaxed as your Eye Compress gently blocks out distracting lights. Some studies show that wearing an eye mask to bed may help support melatonin production.9,10
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It’s truly relaxing, and when you wear an Eye Compress with Castor Oil, you may be supporting natural inflammation balance11, as well as skin-loving nutrients like vitamin E, polyphenols and omegas13.

3. Use a Castor Oil Fascia Massage Roller to enhance your lymphatic flow

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Did you know that a well-functioning lymphatic system is crucial for your breast health? It’s true! Keeping the lymph flowing through the lymph nodes in your breasts can support breast health by keeping inflammation low and, as a result, keeping your lymph nodes from getting clogged. 

The good news: there are multiple ways to support your lymphatic system, including a Castor Oil Fascia Body Roller.

You see, a Fascia Body Roller helps you do a gentle massage around your breasts so you can naturally support blood supply to your muscles, support the movement of lymphatic fluid, and assist in removing toxins from your body.

The network of lymph is directly connected to the fascia, which sits right underneath the skin.

So, fascia body rolling may help relieve muscle tension, activates your lymphatic system, and reduces pain and soreness. Plus, adding Castor Oil can further boost the benefits of the roller.

4. A simple massage can make a difference

Did you know that healthy breasts largely come from having a healthy liver?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, negative liver emotions such as frustration, anger, and resentment can result in the accumulation of toxins in the body, adversely affecting your breasts.14

So how can you easily support your liver?

Massaging the liver aids in the removal of stagnated toxins15, protecting and supporting breast health.

Plus, wearing a Castor Oil Pack for Liver may also support breasts… But how? Read on!

Firstly, it’s mechanical, with the compression of the pack placed over the liver (under your right rib cage), in combination with the movement of your breathing muscles.

This may act like a pump to your lymphatic system, encouraging lymphatic drainage. Amazing, agreed?

Secondly, it’s neurological, because when the pack is placed on specific dermatomes, this activates the somatic visceral reflexes triggering the activity of internal detox and cleansing organs like the liver, kidney, gut, gallbladder, and more.16

Thirdly, the combination of both mechanical and neurological factors work because the pack stimulates the body’s skin receptors and natural oxytocin feedback loop. This helps activate the vagus nerve and help shifts your body into a rest and digest state17 where liver detox is optimized.

This direct effect of the Castor Oil Pack compress stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Plus, the penetration of the Castor Oil into your tissues may support inflammation balance.

Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Liver Packs improves parasympathetic tone

Plus, the penetration of the Castor Oil into the tissues may help reduce inflammation via the Peyer’s patches.18

So, without the pack, Castor Oil will not penetrate as deeply and will instead act much more like a skin emollient. So, as you can see, you need the pack to experience the full range of benefits.

But, even though the Castor Oil Pack is traditionally worn over the liver for breast health, you can also wear Castor Oil Packs over your breasts.

However, don’t use the same pack for your liver as you do your breasts.

It’s unknown whether toxic substances are released via the skin with Castor Oil Packs, especially over the liver since it’s the hub for toxic cleanup in the body. So, to prevent the transfer of toxins to more sensitive areas, only use designated packs on the respective area.

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs for Breasts come in 2 comfortable sizes – Small or Large.

Would you love to know how you can use Castor Oil to support your breast health? Click the button below to get 2 easy DIY Castor Oil recipes so you can support your breasts and lymphatic flow. Amazing, agreed?

5. Eat walnuts for breast wellness

Have you ever heard of the Doctrine of Signatures? You probably have without even realizing it. It’s a theory as old as ancient Greece and proposes that herbs and other substances can support the body part that they resemble.

While there is some truth to this supposition, it’s important to understand that there are also some dangers. But when it comes to the health of your breasts, recent research has shown that walnuts can actually be beneficial for women with breast cancer. 18, 19

Walnuts are recommend to improve breast health by Queen of the Thrones
In fact, some research has shown that if people with breast cancer eat as little as two ounces of walnuts per day for just two weeks, the gene expression can be altered. They also found that eating walnuts can actually slow breast cancer growth and lessen the risk of breast cancer occurrence in mice19. Amazing, right?

So, in this case at least, the Doctrine of Signatures really has some validity. Have you ever looked at the meat of a walnut? It bears a pretty close resemblance to blood vessels and glands in breast tissue.

6. Go blissfully bra-less

This is probably the best news you’ve heard all day, right? Well, here’s the thing, while going braless and its effect on breast health hasn’t been studied very much, there are some hints that may be something worth doing. Simply put, not wearing a bra most likely won’t cause any problems.

Medical anthropologists Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer did a study and described their findings in their book titled, Dressed to Kill. They came up with some interesting evidence suggesting that there might be a correlation between wearing tight bras and breast cancer rates. 

And it makes sense if you think about it. In fact, the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine suggests that wearing tight bras for long periods of time can actually restrict the movement of lymphatic fluid in your breasts which could compromise breast health21.

So, while you probably don’t want to go bouncing into work braless, you might want to release the girls for a few hours every day. Better still, go for a walk braless or do other kinds of light exercise to help move the lymph through your breast tissue.

A recipe to help support better circulation and lymphatic flow

Now that we’ve described a few ways to help you support better breast wellness, why not get started today with this easy and enjoyable recipe to help you reconnect to your body through self-massage.

Self-Love Breast Massage Recipe

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  1. Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil
  2. Baking Soda
  3. Organic Rosemary Essential Oil


  1. In a small bowl, add about 3 tbsp of Castor Oil. 
  2. Then mix in a small amount of Baking Soda to form a paste. 
  3. Add 2-3 drops of Organic Rosemary Essential Oil. 
  4. Once you’ve made the paste, massage the mixture onto your breasts and armpits. 
  5. Allow it to absorb for an hour or more, then rinse.

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So, gorgeous, your breast health is in your hands. Try and add these six wellness habits as part of your life.

They will not only support your breasts’ health but also help support more energy, less stress, and a more balanced mood!

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6 ways to Harness Breast Wellness with the Power of Castor Oil

6 ways to Harness Breast Wellness with the Power of Castor Oil

Harnessing Breast Wellness with the Power of Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil

6 ways to Harness Breast Wellness with the Power of Castor Oil

Written by: Besa Berberi, Holistic Nutritionist

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

Est. reading time: 7 minutes

Do you love your breasts?

Have you ever noticed how little women talk about truly loving their breasts? It’s a rarity, that’s for sure. More often than not, women are stuck in the constant battle of comparisons- scrutinizing their reflection. 

They stare into the mirror, lifting one breast, and then the other, caught in the never-ending dance of ‘wishes and wants’. These wishes echo in their minds like a haunting melody… 

“If only they were fuller, smaller, more lifted…”

In the mirror’s gaze, these contours on a woman’s body tell an untold story. They embody more than meets the eye. They are not just ‘breasts’, their purpose radiates softly through the ages, nurturing future generations to come.

Women are so quick to see stretch marks as unsightly, when those very marks are a testament of resilience and sacrifice. Every curve tells a chapter, each imperfection speaks of transformation, growth and the gift of time on this earth.

The truth? Our breasts deserve acceptance and unconditional love. So let’s celebrate these symbols of life. Silence the comparisons and replace those thoughts with the power of self-love.

How to Nurture Your Breasts with Castor Oil Packs

Have you ever wondered if your breasts could benefit from Castor Oil Packs?

You love your cozy Castor Oil Pack on your liver that helps you drift off into a deep sleep every night. And today, we’re excited to introduce a unique upgrade to a time-tested self-care practice: Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs for Breasts.

This natural approach to breast care has gained interest over the years, but here at Queen of the Thrones®, we’re always thinking, “How can we make it better?” We have revolutionized the experience with our unique, user-friendly design, which means less mess and more convenience.

This blog will tell you everything you need to know about our Castor Oil Packs for Breasts, including what they are, how they offer unique benefits, who can benefit from them, and how to use them.

Would you love 2 easy Castor Oil Recipes for breast wellness?

What are Castor Oil Packs for Breasts?

If you already know and love Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, you probably already know that it’s a timeless practice that was popularized in the early 1900s by Edgar Cayce5.

This traditional natural wellness practice involves applying Castor Oil to a cotton compress and wearing it on the body to support liver detox, deeper sleep, less stress, better bowel movements, and more. Similarly, applying a compress to the breasts offers targeted benefits because of the lymph nodes surrounding breast tissue. But we’ll get into the benefits of lymphatic drainage a bit later.

What’s so unique about our Breast Packs?

Our Castor Oil Packs for Breasts are crafted with a similar design philosophy to the original Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs, but with a unique twist! We’ve carefully designed these packs to fit comfortably under bras, ensuring discreet and seamless integration into your everyday routine, but without compromising on any Castor Oil benefits, of course.

Each Castor Oil Pack is still made of an organic cotton inner layer and less-mess outer layer, but we’ve added an easy button with elastic to secure the packs into place in any bra of your choice. Now you can embrace this convenience as you go about your day.

Are the Beast Packs suitable for all types of breasts?

The perfect breast doesn’t exist. We all come in unique shapes and sizes, and so do our breasts. That’s why our Castor Oil Packs for Breasts are made for any breast size, including small breast (for A-C cup sizes), and large breast (for D+ cup sizes) options. Choose the best fit for you!

How do Castor Oil Packs support your breasts?

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil is great for a relaxing breast massage, here are 6 additional perks of using Castor Oil Packs for Breasts.

  1. Conditions and moisturizes skin. Skin care isn’t just limited to face and body. Your breasts are just as important. Castor Oil’s emollient nature and skin-loving antioxidants help nourish and moisturize the delicate skin of your breasts, supporting softness and suppleness.5
  3. May support lymphatic drainage. Congested lymph can affect all areas of the body, including breasts. Castor Oil Packs, applied to the breasts, are thought to support circulation, assisting in the removal of toxins and waste products away from the breast tissue.1 3 7
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3. May support detoxification. Did you know that Castor Oil may help with preserving glutathione, your body’s master detoxification agent?8 Glutathione is an antioxidant that pulls toxins from our body2, and with toxins all around us, it’s no wonder that it may get depleted so quickly.

    • 4. May support less stress. The gentle compression of the pack on your breast may promote the love and connection hormone, oxytocin11, similar to a weighted blanket or a warm hug. Oxytocin helps balance cortisol (the stress hormone) and naturally shifts the body into the relaxed state9. Think of it like a natural, nurturing embrace for your bosom!
    • 5. May support inflammation balance. Castor Oil contains 90% ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties10. The warm and soothing nature of the Castor Oil Packs, combined with the inflammation-balancing benefits of ricinoleic acid, may provide temporary relief for women experiencing discomfort.
    • 6. May support breast wellness. A study on an extract made from the fruit of the castor bean plant demonstrates an ability to trigger apoptosis (cell death) of breast cancer cells. Specifically, the extract was found to inhibit cancer cell motility, adhesion and invasion6. 

Who can benefit from Castor Oil Packs for Breasts?

Most women can benefit from Castor Oil Packs for Breasts. Just like your liver and pelvic region, your breasts need equal amounts of care and attention. However, it’s essential to consider individual circumstances.

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Here are some factors to keep in mind:

    •  Pregnancy – Pregnant women should avoid using Castor Oil Packs in general. Always consult with a healthcare professional for guidance during these stages.
    • Lactation – If you’re breastfeeding, make sure to completely wash off any Castor Oil from your nipples/breasts before feeding so your baby doesn’t ingest any oil.
    • Radiation treatments – Castor Oil is very nourishing and emollient for the skin, but it should not be applied before or after radiotherapy because it could ‘fry’ like oil. You should wait for at least a 12 hour period before and after radiotherapy before applying Castor Oil.
    • Sensitivities or allergies – If you have a known sensitivity or allergy to Castor Oil, it’s best to refrain from using it. You can perform a patch test on a small area of skin before applying it to your breast to check for any adverse reactions.
    • Breast implants or surgeries – If you have breast implants or have undergone recent breast surgeries, consult with your healthcare provider before using Castor Oil Packs for Breasts. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation.

In addition to your new Castor Oil Breast Packs, download these  2 easy Castor Oil Recipes for breast wellness! 

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

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