Faith is an incredibly important and integral part of our lives. It is defined as “the complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” Faith in God, faith in our loved ones, faith in ourselves… But let me ask you this, do you have faith in your body?
Many of us struggle with chronic health issues, or perhaps hit a plateau in our weight loss journey, and many of us, sometimes without even knowing it, lose faith in our body’s incredible natural ability to heal and thrive. I know how it feels because it happened to me, and I see it time and time again with patients in my clinical practice.
In this article I’m going to share how I was able to regain FAITH in my body, and how you can too with the help of a sacred health ritual known as the castor oil pack. Check it out here.
My Journey To Restoring Faith in my Body
Our physical body, the temple of our soul, the vessel which carries us through this human life. Why do we feel like it forsakes us?
For me, I had major digestive issues nearly my entire life. By the time I was a 23 year old woman, I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and I’d had enough ‘accidents’ to make a toddler blush. Yup, I basically had no control of my bowels. It got to the point where I had so much anxiety about leaving my house and going to new places because I didn’t know if I’d have easy access to a bathroom.
I saw dozens of doctors and tried countless diets and treatments, but nothing gave me relief. It felt like my body had gone rogue and I nearly lost all hope. It was in my late 20s that I decided to go back to school and become a naturopathic doctor, hoping that I would learn something that could ‘fix’ me.
I started on a transformative healing journey! I was eating healthier than ever before, exercising, taking my supplements… I was feeling pretty good. But soon the stress of school caught up to me and my irritable bowel symptoms compounded to the point I was so sick I couldn’t leave my bedroom.
I knew that my body was supposed to be my best friend, my closest companion in my time here on earth. So why did it feel like it had turned against me?
When I hit my rock bottom, something came to mind that I had been hearing about for years, castor oil packs. In all of the protocols I was learning in naturopathic college, they were the one treatment that stood out as a recommendation for nearly everything. I’d heard about them before from the staff in health food stores, but I’d been apprehensive to try them. You see, I’d heard they were a complicated and messy process, and as a student working two jobs - I simply couldn’t find the time.
But desperate times call for desperate measures. I was SO sick that I was worried I might flunk out of school if I couldn’t get back in control of my body. I was desperate to try anything, that I finally decided to give them a chance.
I created my new and improved version of a castor oil pack, that I could easily tie onto my body and prepare in just 2 minutes before bed. And I am so thankful that I did, because they became a crucial catalyst for my healing and sparked the faith in my body that I had since lost.
Castor Oil Packs
A famed bedside healer named Edgar Cayce popularized the packs in North America in the early 1900s. It is said that Cayce studied the King James Version of the Bible everyday of his life, and he found many mentions of castor oil’s use as an anointing oil and an oil to heal the sick. In fact, castor oil has been fondly nicknamed the Palm of Christ, perhaps because of its ability to heal just like the Palm of Christ, as well as the shape of its leaves.
The packs easily found their way into naturopathic medicine as a foundational practice for health and healing. In recent years, scientists have studied this legendary oil hoping to unlock the secret of its healing abilities.
The 5 Foundations of Feeling Great
Castor oil packs help us regain faith in our bodies by supporting the five foundational functions of feeling great.
F - Function of Digestion
Digestion is the most important process of our bodies. It’s how we take in nutrients from the outside world, break them down, package them for the rest of the body then eliminate that we don’t need. A study on castor oil showed that it improves smooth muscle function1 of the intestines, allowing for easy digestive flow. Another study compared castor oil packs to conventional laxatives on constipation in an elderly population2, and found the packs to be just as effective on elimination and satisfaction of bowel movements, but with NO negative side effects! Hello awesome poops!
A - Antioxidant Levels
Antioxidant is a bit of a buzz word in the natural health world. They are basically compounds that help to combat free radicals (things that damage/destroy our cells and cause aging) in our bodies. They are crucial to keep us young and healthy! Castor oil is a topical source of antioxidants, namely vitamin E3 and nitric oxide4. It was also studied as a natural preserver of glutathione in the lenses of rats5 (glutathione is a super powerful antioxidant that helps to remove toxins and heavy metals from our bodies). In this study castor oil was found to be even more effective at maintaining glutathione levels than an actual glutathione solution! Amazing!
I - Inflammatory Response
Inflammation has become a scary word as it’s involved in almost all chronic disease states. A little bit of inflammation is actually good, as its part of our body’s natural healing mechanism. However, it can easily be thrown out of balance and run rampant like a raging forest fire - and this is where castor oil packs help. Castor oil is a strong natural anti-inflammatory6. Often times when we experience bloating in the tummy area, it’s a result of core inflammation. Wearing a castor oil pack over the abdomen reduces this inflammation and helps you get a flat tummy!
T - Tension/Stress
Reducing stress is an often overlooked but CRUCIAL part of being healthy and maintaining a healthy weight. When we are stressed, there is a cascade of hormones that contribute to fatigue, weight gain, over-eating and simply feeling crappy. Everyone would benefit from some simple stress reduction techniques, and the best part about castor oil packs is that you simply have to put your pack on, and immediately it triggers oxytocin release, just like you’ve been given a big hug7. Oxytocin promotes feelings of love, connection and wellbeing, and also helps to reduce appetite.
H - Host Microbiome
As mentioned before, digestion is the most crucial process of the body. A significant part of our digestion is the bugs in our guts, as they help us break down our food and extract nutrients from it. When the balance of good bugs to bad bugs is thrown off, we experience gas, bloating, indigestion, toilet troubles and even malnourishment. When the bad bugs feel threatened, they can produce a protective layer known as biofilm to stop them from being killed. Castor oil has been shown to effectively break down this biofilm8 9 10, to help us get rid of the bad guys!
These five foundations are the pillars of feeling well and thriving in our beautiful bodies. Did you notice that if you take the first letter of each, it spells out F.A.I.T.H.?
‘Cause You Gotta Have Faith
You see, many of us are doing everything ‘right’, we’re eating well, working out and taking our vitamins, but we’re not doing anything to support these foundations and balance the stress in our lives. The packs help to connect us to our intuition, to our faith.
Just like Goerge Michael said in his famous song, “you gotta have F.A.I.T.H.”!
To get your own pack and start this sacred healing practice today, click here.
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