Does it feel like you’re in a constant state of stress, as if you’re stuck in a pressure cooker that’s about to burst?
Or maybe you’re feeling unsettled in your own skin because you can sense there’s a change coming around the corner, but you’re scared because you’re not prepared. If this is you, you’re not alone. Feeling this way is no coincidence because it can mean that a spiritual transformation is about to happen.
Let’s dive in so you can get to the bottom of what tension could be telling you! Sounds good, right?
Bottom line: there are huge energetic shifts in the universe colliding so you can begin your transformation.
It’s Quantum Leap time: A.K.A time for your spiritual transformation!
The Flower Full Moon kicked it off on May 25th and it was also an eclipse of the moon, symbolizing powerful change. It was Buddha’s anniversary of birth, enlightenment and death (resurrection)! Big changes, right?
If you are familiar with the christian faith, June 3rd in the Catholic Churches is the celebration of Corpus Christi, the body of God.
The entire practice is based on the internalizing of His flesh, with the Eucharist of His passions for His pains he endured for our salvation, as my spiritual director John O’Brien SJ states. Powerful. Right?
Remember the last supper, “This is my body.” Amazing, agreed?
Not to mention, Mercury went into retrograde on May 29th until June 22nd and there will be another eclipse coming too.
All signs point to a Quantum Leap, which can cause you to feel unsettled and that’s ok.
Good for you for recognizing this so you can…
Welcome the natural spiritual transformation that’s waiting for you.
Transformation can also mean life events like birthdays. Are you celebrating a birthday this month? Would you love to help me celebrate my birthday on June 19th? Hop on our email list so you can party with the Queendom!
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Remember to celebrate even the small things so you can revel in all the good things life has to offer you, even when you feel tension.
Because the energies are strong and colliding…
If you’re feeling unsettled in your career
If you’re wanting to move more into your vocation
If you’re frustrated with your body (can’t sleep, can’t poop, stressed)
If you’re feeling abandoned and alone, remember that…
You’re not alone, we’re in this together.
We’re in this with the planets, the birds, butterflies, the waves, bumblebees, the bananas, dragonflies and deer, because we are interconnected. We are one.
The planets and nature run our internal clocks. Amazing, right?
Always remember, it’s just a phase. Maybe you need a new battery, or a shine. Maybe it’s Castor Oil Pack™ time. Does this sound like you?
Share this with your loved ones. Let’s connect with our universal body clocks, because we’re in this same symphony together.
May I invite you to follow me over on Instagram at @medical.mystic? You can tell me your mantra when the planets all collide in your world. Would you love to connect?
Is it possible that the foods you’re eating everyday are the biggest source of poison you’re putting into your body? Perhaps you already have a gut feeling that this rings true to you.
Maybe you’ve already tested for food sensitivities, but your results said you were sensitive to absolutely everything. This left you with nothing to eat! Or perhaps you were on the other end of the scale. You’re sensitive to nothing but still unsure of what to eat because of the symptoms you’re experiencing.
What if the superfoods that you think you should be eating (because they are considered ‘super’), aren’t actually super for YOU?
What are the Cost Common Food Sensitivity Symptoms
When it comes to figuring out what foods are right for you, it’s imperative to identify them. You’ll finally break free from the suffering you’re dealing with (not just in your gut, but all over your system).
Symptoms & suffering correlated to food sensitivities can include:
Unpleasant periods accompanied by PMS and cramps
Mood swings that change without rhyme or reason
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks where it feels as if the world is ending
Extreme, debilitating fatigue where you can’t get out of bed
From the perspective of natural holistic health, food sensitivities are often seen as the root cause of physical conditions and many mental and emotional conditions. Why?
Since food is something that we ingest everyday, it has the potential to be the biggest toxic substance that we consume (on purpose) causing us harm. After all, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” -Lucretius
We can create our own sensitivities by eating certain foods during TRAUMATIC experiences in our lives. The trauma doesn’t need to be one of dramatic proportions, it just needs to be traumatic to you. The body can’t digest properly when it’s stressed. So if you’re eating a lot of a certain food during a traumatic time in your life, it sits in the digestive tract longer, which increases the sensitization capacity of the food, rendering it more immunogenic and/or allergenic1.
We are disconnected. For many, it is due to our past traumas that have severed our body’s ability to properly feel from the waist down. The physical and spiritual elements of our bodies don’t talk anymore. So we eat food that is supposed to nourish us, but we can’t feel whether it is good or bad because of this disconnect. This may be why people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) often also suffer from psychiatric disease23.
Many of us have been on rounds of antibiotics or prescription medications that destroy the healthy balance of gut flora (A.K.A. our gut microbiome)45. This can lead to conditions like leaky gut or small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), increasing the likelihood of food sensitivities.
Most of us find ourselves sitting on what I like to call Pain Island. Here we feel unwell, confused, & are simply going through the motions. I was there for the greater part of my life.
I had odd symptoms; like a constant itchiness under my skin, especially over my belly button and abdomen area. I was bloating so bad after eating that I seriously looked pregnant. My periods were so out of whack that in my late 20s I was experiencing symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes and night sweats. On top of it all I was so chronically fatigued it became next to impossible for me to even get out of bed.
I went to multiple practitioners to find out what was wrong. Many of them instructed me to remove the most common allergens from my diet like dairy and wheat (A.K.A. gluten), and put me on a “superfood diet”. I was so thankful because I thought it was finally going to be the solution that would stop my suffering.
So there I was, consuming broccoli, almonds & kale — all of the “good stuff” — for months, yet I was still feeling horribly off and wrong.
The practitioners would tell me,
“Don’t worry, keep going, it’s just a normal healing crisis.”
It was a crisis alright! I didn’t feel like I was healing and I was getting all the more desperate. After going to 5 different practitioners, I got fed up and finally took matters into my own hands. I went back to school to become a naturopathic doctor & find MY answers.
I’m grateful for these hardships now. It was through my pain and confusion that I found my passion and became a naturopathic doctor.
Healthy Food can be a Food Sensitivity
Eventually I discovered my unique food sensitivities, and guess what they were? Broccoli, almonds & kale. The main foods in my ‘superfood diet’ were at the root of my ongoing health issues.
The Journey to Healing
Through my personal experience, education & clinical practice with thousands of patients, I’ve come to understand there are 3 steps in the journey to healing:
Reduce the two main causative factors of disease: stress and inflammation.
Reconnect the physical and the spiritual.
Test for sensitivities using multiple techniques, more than simply blood tests (the validity of laboratory IgG tests is debated in the medical community67).
These three steps will lead you through the journey that takes us from Pain Island, across ‘Know Thyself’ waters all the way to Pleasure Island, where we feel healthy, empowered, free from food sensitivities & ready to live out our purpose. It took me a long time to get to Pleasure Island… But it was well worth it! Plus, thousands of my patients who have done the same feel this way too.
I want to give you the map and show you the shortcuts to get to Pleasure Island quickly. I want you to know what I wish I would have known all those years ago — how to test, what to do, and all of the ins and outs of navigating your personal world of food sensitivities.
The Food Empowerment Kit is the map that will help you to navigate from Pain Island where you’re feeling totally unwell in your body & simply going through to motions, to Pleasure Island, where you feel empowered, healthy & ready to live out your purpose & passion.
I know what you are thinking, another claim to beautiful skin—you have tried all of the celebrity endorsed and ‘top rated’ face masks, scrubs, acne cleansers and wrinkle creams at the beauty counter and haven’t noticed a difference. Well, trust me honey, you are not alone!
The problem is that the majority of these products contain toxic, under-researched chemicals, scents and perfumes that actually cause long term damage to your system, not to mention make a substantial dent in your wallet.
A Bit of History
Castor oil is a versatile, safe and natural oil that was used for beauty preservation by Mediterranean Goddesses, Roman Empresses and Egyptian Queens, all of which were known for their striking natutal beauty. The legendary Queen Cleopatra even used castor oil as part of her beauty regime!
It is the ‘miracle oil’ that does it all! It replaces your cleansers, toners and even your night time moisturizers. In fact, if you look at the products you are currently using, you will likely notice that castor oil is the main ingredient—so why not cut out the crap (literally!) and just use this ‘miracle’ oil as nature intended.
Aging is caused by a lack of circulation to the area; your blood flow constricts and there is a loss of nourishment to the skin, which is why we often see fine lines start to form near the gentle skin around the eyes. We want to bring more blood flow, reduce inflammation and nourish the area—that’s anti-aging 101!
Castor oil has no negative side effects and contains important skin-nourishing nutrients like omega 6 and 9, vitamin E (a known anti-aging vitamin!), amino acids, flavonoids1 and glutathione2which is important to keep us ‘looking young’. It is antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, which makes it super beneficial for acne, dry, and aging skin.
The thing that places castor oil on the throne as the queen above others, is it is the only oil that containsricinoleic acid. This divine component of the oil is super anti-inflammatory3, ultra moisturizing and has a molecular weight that allows it to pass through the first layer of skin (the epidermis) into the deeper layer (the dermis) where our blood and lymphatic vessels lie. This makes it the very best carrier oil for essential oils too!
But your facial care routine can to be radically revamped too! Get rid of the old washes and astringents and let’s cleanse our beautiful faces with a wash that is non-drying, replenishing, redness-reducing and excellent at removing impurities.
Nightly Cleansing Oil Face Wash
Remember your mother always telling you to never go to bed without cleansing your face and removing your make-up? Well, she was right! Just like how we shower mostly everyday, the gentle skin of our faces is exposed to the harsh elements and needs to be cared for as well.
Most of us wash our faces with harsh solutions using soap and antibacterials which strip our faces of their natural oils, leaving them prone to bacteria and dryness. When you strip your face of these oils, often your body responds by increasing the production of oil and sebum, complicating the problem further. But when you wash with castor oil, it preserves your skin’s natural moisture barrier and lifts impurities.
Here’s how to do a nightly cleansing oil wash for your face using castor oil:
Place a clean face cloth under warm water (hot enough to touch but not to burn).
Drape the cloth on your face to steam and open up your pores, wiping away any debris or make-up residue that may have accumulated over the day.
In the palm of your hand place some Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil™ (approx.1 tsp), and gently rub it between your clean palms and blot all over your face. Try to concentrate on any areas where you may have make-up such as the eye area.
Allow the moisturizing, nourishing goodness to absorb into your skin for a minute or two.
Then, splash your face with warm water—this helps to pull debris out and pushes the oil into your skin.
Using the same face cloth, warm it up again, and wipe in an upward motion to remove all of the excess oil and residue.
That’s it—5 minutes and DONE!
You will notice your skin is firmer, plumper and as soft as a baby’s bottom after doing this cleanse. Unlike other cleansers where you are cautioned to ‘avoid your eye area’, castor oil is super safe and actually has health benefits for your eyes!
The next morning, you’ll only need to refresh your skin with purified water.
Not all Castor Oils are the Same…
Just a reminder that not all castor oil is created equally—your castor oil should always be organic, cold-pressed and extra virgin, as well as hexane-free, 100% pure and ALWAYS packaged in a glass bottle.
Castor oil’s unique chemical structure makes it a magnet for toxic lipophilic components of plastic such as BPA 4, slip agents 5, or UV filters 6. For this reason, please never use castor oil that comes in a plastic bottle, and if you have any, throw it away! Since ricinoleic acid has the ability to pass the epidermis and enter the dermis where our blood and lymph vessels lie, we definitely do not want toxins here!
So now you know that not only is castor oil a great addition to your pharmaceutical cabinet, it also has a well-deserved place in your beauty regime too!
We would love for you to take a picture of your face before and again in a few weeks to see if you notice a difference for yourself!
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