By Dr. Marisol Teijeiro
In this life, you have a choice. You can choose to be a victim, or you can choose to be a victor. When I think of a victor, my good friend comes to mind, who you all know so well, Dr. Véronique Desaulniers! She faced breast cancer not once, but twice, and each time she chose to embrace the journey with confidence, courage, and a smile on her face.
My mother was also a breast cancer survivor. I think we all know someone who’s been affected by it in some way, shape, or form. As women, it’s important to know how to recognize the signs, and even more important to practice active prevention, especially for those of us who are genetically predisposed.
In this article, I’m going to outline some of the most powerful prevention tactics and ways to support beautiful breast health.
Castor Oil Packs
My first prescription to every single one of my patients no matter their diagnosis, and especially those with cancer is castor oil packs. The reason is that they help us to have FAITH in our ability to heal by supporting five key foundational pillars of health and healing.
These five foundational pillars are of FAITH are:
F = Function of Digestive Tract
Good digestion is at the very core of our health because it is how we intake nutrients from the outside world to fuel all functions in our body. It can be hard to eat when you’re getting cancer treatment, and you’re likely spending lots of money on expensive supplements. Shouldn’t you be absorbing them to the max? The castor oil pack practice helps us absorb everything better and improves the smooth muscle tone of the intestines, keeping our digestion in a rhythmic flow.
Digestion is also how we get rid of waste products, toxins, and excess hormones. Castor oil packs have been shown to regulate bowel movements and relieve constipation. Many times people who are doing traditional treatments may be on strong pain relievers like opiates that make them unable to poop, so they are especially helpful here.
A = Antioxidant Levels
Antioxidants are compounds that help us detoxify and protect our cells from oxidative stress, which leads to cancer. We get antioxidants through our food, but if our digestive system is compromised we aren’t able to absorb them well, which the castor oil pack practice helps with. Castor oil packs provide a topical source of antioxidants including polyphenols, omegas, and vitamin E. They also help to preserve one of our most important antioxidants, glutathione.
I = Immune Function & Inflammation Control
A strong immune system is a key foundation of health and cancer prevention. A study on castor oil packs showed that they increased a type of protective white blood cells called T-11 lymphocytes.
A body with high inflammation and high sugar can set the environment for cancer to grow. Castor oil packs help control inflammation similar to the action of capsaicin and fish oils. Castor oil packs have been shown to reduce substance P, a neurotransmitter involved in our pain response. The less substance P you have, the less pain you feel! Because of this, the packs are also great to use anywhere there is pain or discomfort.
T = Tension and Stress Reduction
High stress is a huge factor when you are diagnosed with cancer. Many people think that it’s a life sentence, but it is most definitely not! Stress aggravates illness, depletes our precious nutrients, and keeps our body in a state of unrest. Reducing stress allows you to address this head-on, focus on what will help you feel better rather than stressing out, and sets you up to be victorious!
This is perhaps the most important benefit of the castor oil packs because stress reduction is something that absolutely everyone desperately needs. As soon as the castor oil pack is placed on the body, the compression of the organic cotton on the skin moves our body into a relaxed state. It promotes hormones like dopamine and oxytocin, that make us feel good.
H = Host Microbes
Trillions of microbes live within our guts, they are known as the microbiome. There are good microbes that help us absorb nutrients and even manufacture nutrients for us like B vitamins, but then there are bad ones that actually use up precious nutrient reserves and leave us more susceptible to disease. Some of the bad ones have the ability to create something called biofilm, which is a slimy layer of protection that stops us from killing them.
Castor oil is one of the only natural substances that have the ability to break up this biofilm, helping us to balance our microbiome.
Faith in Health and Healing
When you put together the first letter of these five foundational benefits of castor oil packs, you get the word FAITH. This is important because often times when someone is given a cancer diagnosis, they immediately lose faith in their body’s natural ability to heal. The castor oil pack practice helps us regain this FAITH. Our bodies are spectacular, phenomenal systems that have the power to heal themselves when they’re supported and given what they need.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3 with the Queen of the Thrones™ C.O.P.
C = Cotton compress, the soft side facing up
O = Organic oil from a glass bottle in the center of the pack (1-2 tbsp)
P = Place on the body over the area you are treating and secure with ties
The castor oil pack is traditionally worn over the liver for the most systemic benefit. For breast health, it is best to alternate between wearing it over the breasts and over the liver.
Recipe for Lymphatic and Breast Health
- In a small glass container, pour 100% pure, organic, cold-pressed, hexane-free, extra virgin castor oil from a GLASS bottle **quality is very important especially for cancer prevention – I use Queen of the Thrones™
- Add baking soda and mix until a paste is formed
- Add organic rosemary essential oil, 2-3 drops
- Rub the paste over breasts and into armpits
- Let it absorb for 1 hour or more, then rinse
For enhanced absorption, you can add additional castor oil to your castor oil pack and place it over the breasts while wearing the paste.
So, my dear friend, the choice is yours. Are you going to be a victim or a victor? Get your castor oil pack bundle today and lean into FAITH.