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?
Do you ever feel like you get stressed out super easily? Chest tight, heart pounding, body overheating – you’ve tried everything to de-stress, but you feel like your body is in ‘fight or flight’ mode. Does this sound like you? I’ve been there too, and one of my silent stressors was electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). You see, EMFs can actually increase stress on your nervous system1. It wasn’t until I figured out 3 easy ways to protect my body from the effects of EMFs and stress through castor oil liver packs, sleep hygiene mask and my Harmoni Pendant that I understood the impact EMFs were having on me.
Could EMFs be putting more stress on your body without you knowing?
EMFs are all around us, wherever there is electricity or wires, cell phones or cell phone towers. The closer that you are to the power towers, wires, or cellphone towers etc, the more you may notice an impact on your body – if you’re sensitive (not everyone is). But if you are, you notice it greatly. Even if you’re not sensitive and may not be FEELING the effects, there are still things happening deep down inside that are negatively impacting your life.
You’re an energetic being, you have a frequency, a vibration – just as everything does. So imagine it like this; if the ground is vibrating underneath you, like in an earthquake, you’re going to vibrate too!
Therefore, EMFs can exacerbate:
Headaches and pain
Do any of these sound like you? That was me too. All of these are signs of excess stress on your body.
The more stress that’s on your nervous system, the harder it is for you to recover from the negative effects of EMFs and radiation.
This isn’t when I tell you I moved to the country, changed to dial-up internet and got rid of my microwave. I didn’t do any of those things, I found easy ways to make my body more resilient, so that silent stressors didn’t keep me trapped in that dreadful ‘fight or flight’ mode.
I was so in the know about how EMFs were adding stress on my body that when I found the location for my clinic, I mapped out all the nearest energy towers and cell phone towers and made sure to stay 1-3 km away. I also don’t have Wifi internet at my clinic.
It’s one of the reasons that my clinical space is such a sanctuary, it has good vibes that aren’t corrupted by dirty electricity. At home, in the evening, I shut down the Wifi. I actually have it on a timer, that way it helps my family and I feel more at peace while we’re sleeping.
3 Ways You Can Protect your Nervous System from EMF Stress
The 3 top tools that helped me overcome stress and anxiety caused from EMFs were these:
1. Castor Oil Liver Packs To Balance your Stress Hormones
Tension and stress inhibits our bodies’ natural ability to have a bowel movement, keep calm and sleep, and added EMF stress certainly doesn’t help these things.
2. A Sleep Mask To Help you Relax as you fall asleep
Wearing a white sleep mask to bed balances your natural day and night hormonal rhythms and increases melatonin4, which helps you get better sleep and have more resistance against dirty electricity. Sounds like a win-win, right?
Since I usually only wear my Castor Oil Pack™ and my Sleep Eye Mask overnight, I also found this amazing tool that has been shown to reduce the impact of the EMFs all day long.
3. Wearing The Harmoni Pendant to Protect you from EMFs
My great friend Wendy Myers, one of the world’s leading experts in stress therapy & detoxification, created a beautiful piece of jewelry that actually protects you from EMFs and it’s on sale right now for up to 53% off!
The Harmoni Pendantwas designed to harmonize the body’s natural electrical frequencies and energetic pathways and is proven to lift your central nervous system out of fight or flight mode.
Wearing an EMF protection device, like a Harmoni Pendant, is the easiest way to shield yourself, your family, and your loved ones.
Similar to the Castor Oil Pack™ and sleep hygiene mask, these pendants are easy to put on everyday without having to change your life and they’re beautiful, too!
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Disclaimer: I only talk about products that I personally use and love. I may receive a small honorarium for sharing this information with you. Before making any purchase, please check in with your gut, your higher self and your doctor before starting any new health practice. This is not medical advice. This is for educational purposes only.
Ohh, the holidays. This year is going to look a lot different than it ever has before. I find myself reminiscing on past holidays. Honestly, for me, the holiday season used to be like one of those Instagram vs. Reality moments…
I’d expect Thanksgiving to be relaxing: I’d think of a perfectly juicy seasoned turkey with tangy cranberry sauce. Granny’s legendary stuffing. Of course, a variety of scrumptious pies… I’d imagine myself effortlessly prepping for the big day – like that scene in Snow White where she dances around her kitchen with the help of all the cute forest animals.
But in reality, I’d become a bucket of stress. Running from here to there, like a turkey with its head off, simply trying to get the Thanksgiving turkey on the table! And that delicious, mouth watering dinner I dreamed of… It would taste amazing going down, but 20 minutes later it had me bloating out like I was 6 months pregnant… Only to end up passing out on Granny’s couch in a food-coma… And having toilet troubles for the next week…
Does this sound familiar?
Squash Holiday Stress
The holiday season can be stressful. It’s usually a busy time filled with lots of events, decorating, cooking, cleaning, shopping… the list goes on. This year will be different, and it will be stressful for different reasons.
For those of us with digestive issues, this stress, mixed in with potentially eating foods that we aren’t used to, can lead to uncomfortable bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Feeling crappy only leads to more stress, further aggravating these symptoms. It’s a vicious cycle.
As a naturopathic doctor who has struggled with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the greater part of my life, I’ve learned how to breeze through the holidays, stress-free, with only the occasional flare-up if I overindulge.
Here I’m going to divulge two simple, fool-proof holiday health hacks I’ve cultivated to support the body through the Thanksgiving season.
Holiday Health Hack #1: The Castor Oil Pack
For me, and all of my patients, Castor Oil Packs are non-negotiable. In fact, a daily castor oil pack practice is the very first thing that I get all of my patients to do. Why?
First and foremost, Castor Oil Packs help to keep our stress response balanced. The soft compression of the organic pack against the skin helps to move our body from the stressed-out state into the relaxed state1. It also promotes hormones that make us feel good, like oxytocin2 (A.K.A. the love hormone) and dopamine3.
They help regulate bowel movements by improving smooth muscle tone of the digestive tract4, and they’ve been shown to alleviate constipation just as well as laxatives – but without negative side effects5!
Castor Oil Packs help you beat the bloat when worn over the liver/tummy, by reducing inflammation6 in your core. They also improve the balance of the bugs in your gut (A.K.A. your microbiome) by breaking down biofilm7 8 9, leading to better absorption of nutrients and less gas!
Plus they help us detox by providing antioxidants like nitric oxide10, glutathione11, vitamin E and omegas12. Castor oil packs are especially helpful to wear overnight if you have a few alcoholic drinks… hasta la vista hangover!
In a nutshell, castor oil packs support the foundations of our health and healing – helping us poop better, sleep better, digest better, cleanse better, bloat less and stress less. This why they’re my #1 Holiday Health Hack.
The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ Bundle
The Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ takes less than 2 minutes to prepare and ties onto your body, so you can wear it while you do all of your holiday prep work – cooking, cleaning, facetiming your family, you name it. Even better, you can wear it to bed and let it work it’s magic while you dream. My patients say it helps them sleep like a baby!
Do your castor oil pack every day for at least 1 hour to get the most benefit. As with anything, consistency is key!
Holiday Health Hack #2: Avoid Your Food Sensitivities
Food, food – glorious, delectable, irresistible food! A focal point of the holiday season and something that we all look forward to. But if you have digestive issues, it can often be a source of anxiety.
I remember thinking to myself before holiday dinners, “Will there be food options that don’t upset my tummy?”, “Will there be a bathroom close by if I have an emergency?”, “Is this dress too tight for my inevitable post-dinner food baby?”
How do you know if you have food sensitivities? Well, it’s simple… Each of us has unique sensitivities to certain foods, sometimes even healthy ones! (For me it was broccoli, kale, almonds, and rice!) Reactions to eating a food sensitivity can be difficult to pin down, because they can take up to 72 hours to manifest and symptoms can appear anywhere in the body.
Foggy brain, weight gain, fatigue, the confusion of “is this really caused by my thyroid?”. The shame of feeling like you always need to cover up because of your skin irritations. The pressure on your chest & sleepless nights; your mind rapidly flipping between “Am I feeling this way because of something I ate or do I have an undiagnosed disease!?”
All of these symptoms can easily be triggered by food sensitivities. But where do we draw the line between symptoms of disease & symptoms of food sensitivities? Right here! If you don’t know what your personal food sensitivities are, you can use the 5 natural at-home techniques for revealing your food sensitivities that I share in the Queen of the Thrones® Food Empowerment Kit.
The best thing to do is avoid your food sensitivities. When I attend holiday dinners I always make sure to bring some holiday dishes of my own that are free from my food sensitivities, that way I know I’ll have some healthy choices that don’t upset my tummy.
To be proactive, don’t forget to wear your Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack™ daily. With regular use, castor oil packs help your body to become more resilient – so if you do eat something that doesn’t agree with you – they will help you bounce back better and more quickly! In acute situations of indigestion and bloating, they feel like a great big hug for your belly and immediately help you to relax.
This year, we won’t have the luxury of large holiday gatherings with friends and family. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do something special!! Find out what your food sensitivities are (learn how with the Food Empowerment Kit) then throw on your castor oil pack and whip up some delicious holiday dishes.
Don’t Forget The Love!
These Holiday Health Hacks will help you waltz through the holidays with less stress. And always remember, at the heart of the holiday season is love. It is a time to gather together with the people we care about (whether it be physically or virtually), creating meaningful memories and showing our gratitude toward one another.
Try to infuse love into everything you do this holiday season, it’s the best gift you can give to yourself and those around you! Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!
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4 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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22615395
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7 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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24789291
8 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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28678952
9 Salles MM, Badaró MM, Arruda CN, Leite VM, Silva CH, Watanabe E, Oliveira Vde C, Paranhos Hde F. Antimicrobial activity of complete denture cleanser solutions based on sodium hypochlorite and Ricinus communis – a randomized clinical study.J Appl Oral Sci. 2015 Nov-Dec; 23(6):637-42. PMID: 26814466 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26814466
11 Holm T, Brøgger-Jensen MR, Johnson L, Kessel L.Glutathione preservation during storage of rat lenses in optisol-GS and castor oil. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 19;8(11):e79620. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079620. eCollection 2013. PMID: 24260265 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24260265
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