Reduce bloating overnight!
What if I told you it was possible to reduce bloating, boost your energy, balance your hormones, regulate your bowel movements, and reduce inflammation and stress all while you were sleeping?
And that it didn’t require changing your diet, workout, sleep, daily routine, or investing in fad products, supplements, and health foods.
In fact, it would only take 2 minutes of your day to help yourself get all of these amazing results.
Well, it’s true.
So true that the benefits of the health tool I’m about to tell you about can be traced all the way back to 1500 b.c. when Egyptian doctors used it.
I’m talking about good ‘ol castor oil.
Castor oil has been used medicinally for thousands of years to cure everything from constipation to heartburn, to induce labor, promote hair growth, and boost liver function.
I personally started using castor oil as part of my health routine over 9 years ago and it has been a staple in helping me to get my energy back, get my hormones on track, and to keep my skin cancer and Hashimotos in remission.
The coolest thing about castor oil is that it doesn’t take you much time, effort, or money for it to work its magic.
Castor oil helps with a WIDE range of health issues such as:
- Bloating and weight loss
- PCOS and uterine fibroids
- Constipation and digestion
- Muscle or joint aches and pains
- Skin rashes/issues and hair loss
- Trouble sleeping, anxiety and depression
- Cortisol, thyroid, and other hormone imbalances
And so much more!
Castor oil is so effective because it contains natural healing properties such as fatty acids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, amino acids, terpenoids, and phytosterols which help to reduce inflammation, increase antioxidants, protect the liver, heal wounds and produce antimicrobial effects.
In this week’s video and blog, I share more about how you can use castor oil to banish bloating overnight and improve your overall health.
Typically castor oil is used topically in the form of a “castor oil pack” in order to soak up all of its healing benefits.
This involves getting yourself some wool flannel and organic castor oil in a glass bottle (so it’s toxin-free) to make your castor oil “pack”, and some saran wrap to secure the pack on your body and prevent the oil from leaking out and staining your clothes or furniture.
To sum up how castor oil is so effective for banishing bloating and boosting your overall health, my dear friend, naturopathic doctor, castor oil expert, and Queen of Thrones founder Dr. Marisol came up with this witty acronym… FAITH.
Castor oil packs improve the function of the digestive tract by strengthening the intestinal barrier (aka healing leaky gut) which improves the absorption of nutrients. Plus, castor oil packs help to regulate bowel movements, which help you eliminate unwanted toxins and excess hormones.
Castor oil boosts your antioxidant status because it’s a source of Omega 6, Omega 9, and vitamin E, and supports prostaglandins in the body, which are the end result of consuming Omega 3’s. Castor oil packs are a great way to get more antioxidants topically, through the skin, especially if you might be deficient or have digestive issues and can’t absorb them well through food sources. It also supports Glutathione production, which is your master detoxification agent.
Castor oil can be used to target and reduce inflammation in specific areas of the body. You can use it to reduce stomach inflammation, related to that “spare tire” effect, back pain or anywhere else that might be inflamed! Once inflammation is reduced, other processes can return to normal.
Castor oil also triggers the creation of Oxytocin, known as your love hormone, which reduces your stress hormone cortisol and gives you a sense of stress relief and an improved sense of well-being. Dopamine, your feel “good hormone”, also increases with the use of castor oil packs, all resulting in less tension and feeling more relaxed.
Lastly, castor oil helps break down biofilms, candida, and bad bacteria that you might be hosting to ultimately reduce your body’s stress burden and improve overall health.
Essentially, castor oil packs help restore faith in your body’s natural abilities 🙂
Castor oil can also be used orally for oiling pulling to improve dental hygiene, and in some cases, it can be ingested (but definitely check with your health practitioner before consuming it!).
The benefits of castor oil go way beyond banishing bloating for you overnight. It’s a fantastic and simple tool you can implement easily into your life to improve your results and enhance the benefits of anything else you might be doing for your health.
If you want to dive deeper into the healing benefits of castor oil, check out the Facebook Live video I did with Dr. Marisol, the Queen of Thrones, and one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to castor oil.