Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Healthy Nut - Oil Pulling

     I know you are probably asking yourself what the heck is oil pulling...well, it’s the latest health habit that many people are now doing!
     Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It uses pure oils such as coconut and sesame oil as agents for pulling harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and even throat.  In 1992, Dr. Karach first introduced oil pulling as a cure to a variety of illnesses ranging from heart disease to digestive troubles to hormonal disorders. 
     The concept of oil pulling is very simple.  Dr. Karach’s oil pulling method consists of swishing a couple teaspoons of oil in the mouth for 5 to 20 minutes and then spits it out and rinses.  The best time for it to be done is in the morning before eating, but it can be done any time of the day.  Do not ever swallow the oil because it is loaded with bacteria and toxins!!!
     By swishing the coconut oil around in your mouth for the allotted time it is able to decrease plaque and remove toxins without disturbing the teeth or gums, being similar to mouthwash. Oil pulling is incredibly effective in whitening teeth, healing gums, preventing bad breath, decreasing inflammation, and aids in healing of oral infections. This holistic treatment has also been known to help treat certain systemic conditions in the body.
Benefits of oil pulling for oral health:
  • Strengthening of the teeth, gums, and jaw
  • Prevention of cavities and gingivitis
  • Prevention for bad breath
  • Remedy for bleeding gum
  • Prevention of dryness of the lips, mouth and throat
  • Holistic treatment for TMJ and general soreness in the jaw
Benefits of oil pulling for overall health:
  • Migraine headache relief
  • Correcting hormone imbalances
  • Reduces inflammation of arthritis
  • May help with gastro-enteritis
  • Reduction of eczema
  • Helps support normal kidney function
  • May help reduce sinus congestion
  • Helps reduce insomnia
  • Aids in reducing pain
  • Reduces the symptoms of allergies
  • Helps detoxify the body of harmful metals and organisms

So you are probably asking yourself how do I oil pull…Well, the steps are below:
  1. Purchase organic coconut oil  
  2. Place 1 tbsp of organic coconut oil into your mouth and swish the oil around for 5-20 minutes, 20 minutes is the best!
  3. Once your time is up, spit the oil out into the trash, not the sink or toilet because it will harden. Do not swallow the oil as it is full of toxins, bacteria, and pus!
  4. Rinse your mouth out with warm water a few times.
  5. Brush your teeth
Now start oil pulling and let me know what you thoughts!!!

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