Feeling Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy?

Feeling Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy?

In this health tip we will be discussing how well functioning adrenals can have you feeling more like Snow White instead of one of her dwarfs!

First, let’s learn a little anatomy.  The adrenals are small glands that are a very important part of our endocrine system.  The endocrine is a system made up of many glands including the, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, and the reproductive glands, which include the ovaries and testes.  The pancreas is also a part of this system, but we will discuss that in a future health tip when we cover digestion.

Castor Oil Packs

Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil, derived from the castor bean (Ricinus communis) has a long history of medicinal uses dating back to ancient Egyptian days.  The oil can be used internally as a laxative, but I want to focus primarily on external uses as internal usage can cause potential toxicity if not careful.