The Common Unknown Causes of Anxiety and How to Fix Them

Anxiety is the body's natural response to stress

Anxiety is crippling.  You know what I mean by this if you have ever lived through dealing with anxiety.  It grabs a hold of you, paralyzes you.  Puts pressure on your chest, prevents you from grasping a cool, clean breath of fresh air.  Your mind may race… “Am I going to die?”, you ask yourself.  It’s unlikely that you are going to die, but at that moment that is exactly what you feel and no one can change your mind, because it just FEELS too REAL.  Too dangerous to be abnormal. 

An example from my life of what anxiety can do…

On a recent trip to Florida, my family and I were having the time of our lives (minus our daughter who just got her first real job so she couldn’t escape).  Suddenly, on the daily news we start hearing about the impending doom of a category 5 hurricane headed straight toward us.

Anxiety is like a storm in your mind

We start investigating, Googling, watching different news outlets…  Little by little, I start feeling more uncomfortable in my body. 

I text all my friends that live in Florida or were traveling there.  All is well, they either have a  central house or were already back home safe.  They wish me safe travels, and to those living in Florida, I say ‘stay safe’. 

My body begins to feel off, unraveled.  We go to get extra groceries, just in case.  I buy way, way, WAY too many olives and stock up on cans of sardines and smoked oysters because I don’t want to starve. 

And then we go to get water, the ultimate life-giving substance.  Keep in mind, now we have already been to five other stores, and forgot to check on water.  When we get to the water aisle…

The reality, urgency, fear, looming disaster, and unraveled sense, smacks us straight in the face and says,

“REALITY CHECK!!!!!”

There is no water.  Just one small case that a couple is fighting over.  I grab my husband’s hand and urge for us to go.  We need this more than anything and there is none left.

My stomach feels as though it’s in my throat.  I clench his hand tightly.  I’m pretty sure he can see the fear on my face. 

He knows I can see some on his, too.  We pay. 

We get to our car, and try more stores.  We find water.  There is a limit of three bottles per person. 

I can’t be picky and get my Mountain Valley Spring glass bottle variety.  I get what I get, because this is better than nothing.

External vs. Internal Forces that Create Anxiety

I pray for those affected by any hurricane because it is a horrifying reality to live with, and for me it proved to be the perfect example of a fear of my family’s NEEDS not being met. 

This real life natural disaster is an example of all the outside forces that can create anxiety within us. 

Certain things, we have absolutely NO control of… 

So our only choice is to just let it go. 

The things that are in our control… 

 Take control. Act as needed, be present, and always have a Plan B.

The problem with anxiety is that on top of this, it can also be a matter of:

  1. The chicken laid the egg first, OR;
  2. The egg cracked into a chicken first

We can’t always distinguish whether it was a life event that threatened our feeling of safety, or something internal that is unraveling our senses. 

So we ask ourselves this. “Why do I live with this?”

Anxiety is common in our day and age.  With all the demands placed upon us, to perform, to be perfect, to do everything.  Who can live or even keep up to those standards?

Plus, it propagates itself.  A little anxiety can turn into a full-blown anxiety attack in no time.  Many times, without any warning at all.  By that point, there is no turning back.  It is like the tropical storm that suddenly becomes a category 5 hurricane.  It is completely debilitating, destroying everything in its path. 

Anxiety is a feeling of being worry and fearful

I’ve been there, more times than is comfortable and I’ve seen my patients suffer with it in my clinic, grossly affecting the quality of their lives and those of their present and future families. 

Small Amounts of Anxiety Are Normal

There is nothing more heartbreaking than when you feel like your body, mind and soul are working against you. 

An unknown philosopher once said,

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. 

If you are anxious, you are living in the future. 

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

So granted, you are a forward thinker.  The fear of the unknown gets to you.

In fact, if the impending doom of the threat of a landing hurricane doesn’t cause you to become unraveled, to be cautious, safe-guarded and ready to act with your Plan B, I’m not sure that you are human.  This is a normal and healthy reaction to stressful external factors.  It is when these feelings and sensations spiral out of your control that it becomes an issue.

I know there is also those that have more to lose than others, those that have nothing.  But in reality, our world shouldn’t be about losing, but about living better. 

A Mind that Won’t Shut Off

And so you feel your mind is the home to a hamster of the future, wearing his Star Trek spandex uniform and travelling at warp speed on a wheel in your brain, which no matter how hard you try counting sheep in bow ties springing through freshly cut grass in a field of bright, shining, unstinting glory, you simply can’t quiet down. 

You’ve tried meditation, fish oils, eating well, breathing exercises… yet it feel like none of it ever works.  Or if it works, it works until the placebo effect wears off and you’ve lost faith that you can ever overcome this prison that you’ve been placed in against your will. 

And all you want to do is sleep…

“Just Breathe”

You know that you think too much, you need to quiet your mind, be more in the present, in the here and the now and as everyone around you says, “Just breathe”. 

But common’, seriously, have ever tried to do that when you are in the grips of hyperventilating and your hands are cramped up due to your out of whack electrolytes flowing through your body because you are just TRYING TO BREATHE? Learn about meditation to cope with anxiety with Dr Marisol ND, Queen of the Thrones®

Deep breathing makes you feel more anxious, and meditating gives you these weird tingling sensations that scare you even more… just catapulting you into aggravation, like nails on the chalkboard of your anxiety.  So while these words of advice may be sage to those living outside the world of anxiety, in it, they feel like the worst advice in the world ever.  Hands down and a high five on that one!

FYI, anxiety pretty much makes it impossible to take those sage words of advice and do something about it. 

So, if there is no way to respond to it while in the killer claws of tetany and anxiety, what is one to do? 

The Gift Within Your Grind

Prevention is key, get ON TOP of it.  Get ahead of it, and train yourself to be able to do the things you need to do before it happens, and most importantly, learn to work with your gift. 

Right about now you’re probably saying, “Whoa. How can you sit there and tell me that this anxiety, this jail cell in my mind, is a gift? How dare you. Stop lying.”

Look, I, like you, have lived it, and I’ve been fortunate enough to turn it around with the right know-how and tools.  Am I perfect?  No way, far from it! Have I never suffered from it again?  Not even close to the truth!  Now, however, I know how to prevent it and I’ve trained myself with the right tools that when it begins to loom over me, I deal with it before it goes too far, before the pressure starts to set in, like the buildup of air in your ear canals as you are beginning to descend in an airplane. 

You swallow and think,  “Shit, I gotta go to the bathroom.”  Perfect timing, as always.

Like a hurricane on the edge of the Florida Peninsula, we sit on the edges of our seats unsure of what will happen in the next five days, weeks or months.  You need to prepare yourself with your Plan B.  In reality, what I have found is that anxiety is actually a gift.  It’s like a super spider-sense, a radar that gives you the feeling that things just aren’t right.  That something is wrong, and you absolutely have to fix it to move on.  Or leave it and start new. 

Common Unknown Triggers of Anxiety

So before we get to how to fix it (I’m going to share my step by step plan), I want to share with you some common triggers that had me in a state of panic for the greater part of my life.  These weren’t by any means the only ones, but when I addressed these aspects that most doctors won’t even look at, they were life-changing for me.

Now I’m sure you know all the common triggers of anxiety:

  • Overworking
  • Stress
  • Genetics (“My mom had it, too!”)
  • A health condition
  • Medication
  • Unhealthy food

But did you know there are other unlikely and overlooked reasons that could be causing the problem?

Here are the most unknown yet common reasons for anxiety outside of what you normally hear.   The reason I know these so well is that these were my triggers from an early age that sent me catapulting into a vicious cycle of anxiety.

Constipation

Believe it or not, constipation can be one of the most unknown common causes of anxiety.  The potential roots of constipation are plentiful, but let’s just consider the why.  Here, it is going to blow your mind, like a hurricane blows the roof off a house (bad analogy here, I apologize).

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ alleviate constipation.

Stools are the byproducts or ‘trash’ that your body needs to eliminate out.  If they are not eliminated, the same thing happens as when you leave the trash from your house composting in your garage after missing garbage day. 

The stink builds up, those brain-numbing, barf-producing gases of decomposition, the growth of maggots and bugs attracted to the putrid smells.  It isn’t a pretty sight and you can imagine seeing this would make you anxious too.  Now imagine if this was happening INSIDE your body. 

Ughh… Bad, bad tummy ache…..

So pooping is paramount.  It was in this vital aspect of my life that three of my roadblocks were found. 

Three Common Causes of Constipation That Lead to Anxiety

1. Food Sensitivities

A large portion of my life, I lived with constipation so bad that it took over my life.  Little did I know that a large part of this was caused by food sensitivities.  These irritate the body so badly that it becomes constipated.  Dairy is one of the most common causes of childhood constipation.  I was extremely sensitive without knowing it and was consuming dairy daily.  To my surprise, I also learned that healthy foods could be sensitivities because absolutely everyone is unique and can be sensitive to foods that are typically touted as superfoods.  For me, it ended up being broccoli, almonds, and rice! 

2. Electromagnetic Frequencies

It turns out years later I started learning how these invisible fields disrupt (in certain people more than others) natural body rhythms, much like lights, but worse.  I am definitely one of these people.  Our digestive tract is intimately distracted by these invading waves and can seize up, leaving you with a load too many.  Behind my house growing up there was an electrical substation that spanned as far as the eye could see, which fed all the Northern Ontario mines their electricity.  

Electromagnetic Frequencies can be a trigger factor for anxiety

3. Hormonal Havoc

I have dealt with hormonal derangement like a lot of us have.  A little too much hair here, not enough there.  Too many curves here, not enough there.  Basic-bi*tch here, Debbie-downer there.  I was diagnosed with PCOS and estrogen dominance.  My periods were controlled through birth control and chemicals.  Not sure if you know it, but when this pattern of high estrogen, high androgens, and low thyroid occurs, there is often a reduction in progesterone, which is the anti-anxiety hormone. 

The Big Changes In My Life

As I began to realize that all of these things were affecting me and further perpetrating my anxiety, I made some massive changes in my life.  For years, I was doing everything ‘right’.  Taking the right supplements, seeing a naturopathic doctor, exercising, eating the right foods (or so I thought!)…

So what I didn’t need was even more supplements.  I needed to support the foundation of my health, to make what I was already investing in work even better. 

I had heard about castor oil packs for about 15 years at this time.  I had been told to do them more times than I can count on my hand or care to tally-up because I am just plain old embarrassed. 

You see, if had I started this practice years before, I wouldn’t have dealt with this crap, this bullsh*t, this paralyzation for so long.

My Castor Oil Pack Revelation 

Alas, now is the time.  So I thought to myself, what was wrong and why I didn’t want to do castor oil packs in the first place? 

  • Messy
  • Too many steps 
  • The unknown about how they really work – like do I have to wear that piece of cloth with it?
  • Is this just another snake oil? Will it overpromise and underdeliver?
  • I really don’t believe that this sh*t works… how could it?
  • Can’t I just rub the oil on my belly instead of this complicated DIY process? (NOO!)

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ best remedy to cope with anxietySo there I was, doing everything ‘right’ but I was still struggling with my health.  I became so sick that I couldn’t get out of bed for a week.  I hit my lowest point and I was desperate to get out of bed and live again.  So I did it. 

I took an organic cotton non-bleached bag I had gotten at a trade show, cut the straps then sewed them on differently, added in an organic cotton hand towel and made my very first castor oil pack. 

These packs did one major thing that led to supporting the 5 pillars of the foundation of my health.

They gave me back the FAITH in my body, that it could heal. 

That I could be free of the imaginary – yet very real to me – cage in my body.  It was like I’d found my way to the eye of a hurricane, feeling at peace, with the energy of the winds rolling around me, empowering me.

As I learned more about the mechanism of action of Castor Oil Packs™, to my amazement, the scientific research showed that it supported these 5 fundamental pillars of health:

F: Function of the Digestive Tract – Studies have shown that castor oil packs help to relieve constipation1 and improve the smooth muscle function2 of the digestive tract, in turn supporting better absorption and elimination.

A: Antioxidant Support – Castor oil has been shown to effectively preserve glutathione levels3, which is our body’s master detoxifying agent responsible for moving out toxic substances and heavy metals.  It is also a source of topical nutrients like vitamin E, Omega 6 and 94 and nitric oxide5.

I: Inflammation Regulation – Castor oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory6, making it excellent for reducing core inflammation, supporting the digestive process and reducing pain and discomfort.  Inflammation is known as the ‘silent killer’ and it’s important to do everything we can to reduce it in the body.

T: Tension and Stress Reduction – This is where the organic cotton compress part of the castor oil pack practice comes into play.  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 dopamine7, as well as our love and connection hormone, oxytocin8.

H: Host Microbiome Balance – In our bodies and on our skin are trillions of bacteria, both good and bad.  The good bacteria you probably know as probiotics, and the bad bacteria I like to call conbiotics™.  When conbiotics™ run rampant in our systems (like con artists) they can create a protective layer called biofilm that is very difficult to break down, and makes it nearly impossible to kill them and get them out of our bodies.  Castor oil is one of the only natural substances that can break down this biofilm9 10 11, ultimately helping to restore a healthy microbiome balance.

FAITH is the acronym for the 5 fundamental pillars of Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ health benefits.

Out of all these wonderful benefits that castor oil packs support, in my opinion ’T’ is the most important.  Tension and stress inhibit our bodies’ natural ability to cleanse, calm and poop.  All these things affect everything else. 

And for this to happen you the need the castor oil pack, you can’t get this effect alone with just the oil.  It does not work that way. 

The pack is like the foundation of your house, built out of cement and secured to the ground.  Not perfect, in times of hurricanes, but supportive enough to get you through and keep you safe and resilient in the long run.  You know they got your back. 

I am admitting, I forgot to bring my castor oil pack on this holiday in Florida.  It’s usually the first thing I pack!  I was only able to get a pack on the very last day of my trip, when I visited our Queen of the Thrones™ warehouse. 

My body had felt the anxiety of the impending hurricane, and sure enough by the middle of our trip, my nights were restless, full of tossing and turning.  I simply felt awkward in every position I laid, unsure, did I have to pee, or was I just a wee bit irritated?  Who knows.  Toward the end of our trip, my anxiety was building like the incoming hurricane, from tropical storm to a dangerous category 5.

And you know what relieved it?  Pooping, shortly after I put my castor oil pack on. 

In your future plan, meditation, mindfulness, positive stimulus, supplementation, dietetics, exercise and yoga will all be included.  But enough is enough.  You can only do one thing at a time and when an unexpected hurricane hits, prevention tactics like your castor oil pack will be your best friend.

It’s time to start here, with the foundation.  Have FAITH in your body’s incredible ability to heal.

Don’t forget to share this with your friends on social media, through email and to like us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to learn more about to how to join the movement so that we can all have an improvement!

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@drmarisol.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.


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2 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

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4 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.

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Troubleshooting with the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™

Dr. Marisol ND wearing Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™

Our Queendom has been buzz, buzz, buzzin’ with everyone sharing their awesome experiences with their Castor Oil Packs! There’s also been a few bumps in the road along the way, but no worries – we’ve got you covered! This is why I wanted to take the time to share some troubleshooting tips with you for our amazing Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs™.

 

Castor Oil Pack Leaking

Has leaking been a problem for you? Oil getting through to the outer layer and staining your clothes and bedsheets? Here are the most common reasons this happens with the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs™.

Oil Application

Make sure to use a small amount of oil (1-2 tbsp, you can eyeball it) and use the sides of your pack to gently blot it around in the MIDDLE of the pack, avoiding the seams at all costs! When oil reaches the seams it will leak through to the outer layer. Another option is to put the Castor Oil directly on your body and rub it in, then place your pack over top.

Storage

Your Castor Oil Pack should be stored with the inner layer facing upwards or with all of the sides facing upwards.

Heat

Adding heat can cause the oil to become more runny, leaking towards the seams and onto the outside of the pack. Heat is used in natural medicine to slow things down, so if you have a tendency more toward constipation, heat isn’t the best option, whereas with diarrhea and cramping it can be a nice compliment to your treatment.

Stains

Castor oil is an incredible substance that does so many wonderful things in the body. It’s been affectionately named the ‘divine oil’ and the ‘magical oil’ over the centuries, but as amazing as it is, it is unfortunately very sticky and WILL STAIN FABRICS.

Oily mess is part of the package when it comes to doing Castor Oil Packs. For this reason our packs are not completely mess-free, they are LESS messy than the traditional DIY way. Which, if you’ve ever tried packs the old way, I’m sure you can attest to! In fact this is one of the most common things we hear from our Queendom, is that people are just amazed by how much easier our packs are and how they’ve revolutionized this sacred health practice for them.

We always recommend wearing an old T-shirt when doing your pack just to be safe. And if you want to be extra careful, lay down a towel in bed. This beautiful oil loves to make a mess, but it loves to help your body even more!

 

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ Fit

The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Packs™ have been in the works for over 10 years. I’ve tried many different designs and different materials, and tested them all on myself and some with patients. The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack is a culmination of all of these years of developing the best pack possible, carefully designed with only the healthiest and best quality materials to make the treatment quick, easy, less-messy and toxin-free.

Our Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ is designed in the shape of an infinity symbol, because this was the best shape to allow the pack to caress the natural curves of the body. (Plus it’s totally symbolic of infinite health!) All bodies are beautifully unique shapes and sizes – so if you’re finding that the pack isn’t fitting you quite right, here’s some troubleshooting tips.

Too Big

For people with a very tiny torso, the strings can be wrapped around the back of the body and tied over top of the outer layer of the pack to make it fit more snug.

Too Small

For people who find the pack a bit too snug, 2 packs can be used, and the straps can be tied over top of each other. This covers more internal organs, making the treatment more comprehensive!


Castor Oil Pack Cleaning

As mentioned above, castor oil is a very penetrating substance that is difficult (if not impossible) to get out of fabrics. According to the bedside healer Edgar Cayce who popularized castor oil packs in the early 1900s, a pack need not ever be washed. As you’ve probably noticed, with regular use of your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ it will become fairly saturated with oil after about 7-15 uses and this can cause it to feel heavy or leak to the outer layer, in which case most people choose to wash their pack.

If you haven’t seen my edutainment video on how to clean your pack, check it out below. My fairy godmother will show you how! 😉

A common question we get about the packs after cleaning is below.

Sticky Oil Shimmer on the Outside After Cleaning

This is absolutely normal after washing. I’ve personally found the dishwasher to be the most effective method of cleaning to get as much oil out as possible, but the key is to always use an old tea towel to roll up the pack and really blot and wring out the oil on the outer layer.

With daily use, your Castor Oil Pack™ will have a life span of about 3 months, sometimes more, sometimes less. Over time, it will naturally start to discolor and eventually break down. When it’s time for a new pack, just head on over to our website for a Refill Castor Oil Pack Compress 

If you have any other troubleshooting questions, comment below or email our customer service team at care@drmarisol.com and we’ll do our best to help! I’m so proud of this amazing royal community we’ve created, and this movement for everyone to have improvement! Together we are changing the world and revolutionizing this sacred health practice! Lots of love!

 

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@drmarisol.com. We want to make sure we are always serving Our Queendom at the highest level.

The 3 Step Adrenal Fatigue Fix

Look, have you been waking up in the morning with such low energy that you think something is really, really wrong with you?

When you compare the way you feel now to the way you used to feel, you think, “What the heck happened!?” You used to wake up and jump out of bed, ready to take on the day. Now, you sluggishly roll over, hit snooze about a million times until you finally get out of bed… then, like a wild, hungry animal, you sniff out your morning coffee to perk-up in an attempt to feel some kind of normal.

You feel all around sluggish, even your poop is sluggish. You used to go every day, now you’re lucky if it’s every 2-3 days. Your mind feels fuzzy… you can’t remember names, and forget things that you really shouldn’t. You feel pretty addicted to your multiple cups of morning coffee because it seems to be the only thing that helps you feel slightly normal again.

Once you get your engine running it’s a little better. But then right after you eat, you get a dip in your energy again… time for another pick-me-up! You go for a frozen coffee that is more like a sugar-packed dessert than a beverage. It’s a double jolt of energy (both sugar and caffeine) and you need it. Why? ‘Cause you gotta work, pay the bills… you don’t have TIME for a nap!’

In the evening you feel as though your gas tank is running on empty. When you finally get a moment to yourself, you feel so stressed out, the only way to take the edge off is to pour yourself a big glass of wine. Just so you can relax and wind down.

When it’s finally bedtime, all you’re thinking about is sleeping. Hopefully, you won’t toss and turn tonight like you have been for what seems like forever. Sexy time is the last thing on your mind. You could say romance in your life is at an all-time low. The last thing you want to do is waste your energy. Needless to say, this isn’t great for your relationship, but it is your reality.

Naturally, many of us experience this from time to time, but if this is your daily pattern and what you’ve been living, this is the classic experience of having adrenal fatigue.  

Find natural approaches to fix adrenal fatigue with Dr Marisol Queen of the Thrones®Your natural rhythms are off track but you’re surviving, thanks only to the stress hormone cortisol, and the uppers and downers you’re consuming, like coffee to perk you up in the morning, and your trusted glass of wine to calm you down at night. These substances seem to be the only way you can get a somewhat “normal” daily experience. 

I’ve been there, I’m all too familiar with it. My patients tell me about this experience, and time and time again it is the same story. Ask your friends, tell them your story and you’ll see. 

I’ve found through personal experience, my clinical practice, and searching for scientific support, that to regain our lives, there is only one way to do it! Adjust the foundation of our health, by resetting how you eat, sleep and poop. 

Today, I want to share with you my easy 3 step formula that is easy to implement in your daily life to reset your natural rhythms and break free from the caged feeling of adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal Fatigue is REAL

If you’re living with adrenal fatigue, you know the experience is real. Here’s what is commonly felt with adrenal fatigue:

  • Fatigue and sluggishness
  • Frazzled and stressed – anything takes you over the edge of losing it!
  • Overwhelmed, foggy brain, and changes in memory 
  • Hormonal problems like estrogen dominance or thyroid disease
  • Sleep changes – difficulty waking up in the morning, difficulty falling asleep at night or difficulty staying asleep, often waking to pee
  • After exercise, instead of feeling revitalized you feel more sluggish than ever
  • Digestive problems – slow and sluggish bowels, bloating, weight gain (especially in the belly and trunk), changes in appetite and cravings
  • Mid-day dip in energy, often associated with food
  • Addictions to uppers and downers to get through the day

Adrenal Fatigue Quick Fixes: Coffee & Wine 

I bring up this issue because it is incredibly common and I notice that the more adrenally stressed and fatigued we get, the more that we start to increase our reliance on these substances, and the more they start to control our lives. 

The only issue is that using these to manipulate our natural rhythms takes away our power and our ability to be our best self and truly thrive. They control our daily actions and worse, they steal from our energetic potential for the future. Like a loan shark they keep us in an energetic debt instead of feeling debt-free!

Reset Your Natural Rhythms and Beat Adrenal Fatigue

I know that you’re scared. You may be reliant on these substances to feel kind of normal and that’s okay. I’m not here by any means to make you feel bad about your choices, but to help you become aware and know that there are other options that you may not know of.

Because you are human, when you don’t feel well it is extremely normal to seek out support that will make you feel better. This is totally natural. Now let me introduce to you the most natural of health practices that will help you to regain your normal life back again, one great sleep at a time.

Adrenal Fatigue Fix

It comes to 3 easy little words that will become the focus as you take yourself from frazzled and freakin’ out to fabulous and feelin’ fine. 

  1. Eat
  2. Sleep
  3. Poop

Yes, it is this simple!

EAT: Food and Digestion with Adrenal Fatigue

Food that we eat clearly needs to fuel us, and more so than that, it actually has to nourish us. 

But it’s not only about your food choices. It’s also about how we digest and absorb our food. After all, you are only what you digest and absorb.

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The bottom line is you can be buying, preparing and cooking the best of the best of foods, but if you are not digesting well (likely you are not, because it’s been scientifically proven that when you have high cortisol, A.K.A. the stress hormone, your digestion suffers) then you aren’t absorbing your nutrients.

A solution? The Grateful Dung™ Daily Dining Practice. The Queen of the Thrones® Grateful Dung™ Bracelet helps to implement a simple gratitude practice before meals, helping to reduce cortisol so that your gut is ready to digest and absorb well. Using the Grateful Dung™ Bracelet as a reminder, simply hold onto the black obsidian Swarovski dung beetle bead, and recite three things that you are grateful for before eating.

When you are in a state of gratitude, it’s impossible to have negative feelings or stress. Doing this right before eating sets you up for better digestion. Wear the bracelet as a constant reminder of this practice to set yourself up for good digestion, with lowered amounts of cortisol pumping through your body.

SLEEP

Queen of the Thrones® Beauty Sleep Brow & Lash Kit™ help you to fix your sleep and adrenal fatigueSleep restores, rejuvenates and resets our bodies. If we don’t have good sleep, how can we expect to feel great? It’s almost impossible to feel good if we are restless throughout the evening. An important part of having healthy natural rhythms is having sufficient melatonin levels (the fall-asleep hormone).

To heal, cleanse, digest well and have a flat stomach, your sleep needs to be superb. Simply wearing an eye mask to bed naturally increases your melatonin1, helping you sleep. It also improves levels of oxytocin2, the love and connection hormone! These make you sleep great and feel good! 

For beauty and anti-aging purposes, I always suggest placing castor oil around your eyes. This helps to reduce wrinkles and stimulates eyebrow and eyelash growth, too! The Queen of the Thrones® Beauty Sleep Brow & Lash Kit includes everything needed for this nightly beauty sleep routine.

POOPGood digestion help you to manage adrenaline fatigue

What does this have to do with adrenal fatigue? Well, everything. A woman’s body is naturally slower at going to the bathroom than men3, and that means the waste products stay in your body longer, irritating you and causing stress. Not to mention messing up your hormones and making you gain weight. Not cool! 

Pooping better can alleviate adrenal fatigue because when you poop better, everything in life is better! Face it, you know I am speaking the truth! 

Castor Oil Packs are the best way to address going to the bathroom regularly. They aren’t an irritating laxative like cascara sagrada, rather they help with retraining of the bowels. So long term, you have it all figured out. 

But wait! That’s not all they do, here’s the whole list of how they help you.

Castor Oil Pack Benefits

The FAITH Acronym

  • Function of your digestion, absorption & elimination4, 5  – Helps with bloating, indigestion, and bowel movements to brag about.
  • Antioxidant status – Castor oil provides anti-aging molecules such as nitric oxide6 and vitamin E7, and improves levels of glutathione8, our master detoxifying agent. Most importantly for women who don’t have a gallbladder, or have problems absorbing fats – castor oil is a source of healthy fats that you get topically. Bye-bye digestive problems!
  • Inflammation reduction and a healthy inflammatory response9Castor Oil Packs™ reduce core inflammation, helping you achieve a flat belly and less ‘fluff around the edges’.
  • Tension & stress10, 11  – The compression of the organic cotton compress helps to activate our parasympathetic ‘rest & digest’ state, balancing stress and improving sleep!
  • Host microbiome balance12, 13, 14   – Castor oil is one of the only natural substances with the ability to breakdown biofilm created by conbiotics™ (bad bacteria), it also helps to balance bacteria and yeast overgrowth via nitric oxide15.

Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ FAITH acronym

I love to call them the FAITH makers, because they help you regain the “faith” that you will heal and feel better. They did this for me and thousands of my patients. Regular practice can help you regain faith in your body too!

Eau De Throne™, the After you Poo Parfum! is another tool that helps you poop better because it trains you to peek after you poo and begin to understand the signs that it can show you. It also contains organic essential oils of lavender, rosemary, clove, and citrus that have a medicinal effect on the body, providing antioxidants, calming the nervous system, aiding digestion and cleansing the air.

So there you have it, the first steps to laying the foundation to move out of adrenal fatigue and into a fabulous female. Eat, Sleep and Poop. Focus on these three key impactors and reset the foundation of your health, then make sure to spread the word! No one needs to live feeling like this. 

To help you get started, get yourself the Queen of the Thrones® Queen Kit™. It contains all of the products mentioned in this article to support you in overcoming adrenal fatigue. Every product is multi-purpose and meant to be simple and easy to implement transformative health practices in your day to day life.

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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.

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