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Want to Detox? Try Oil Pulling!

I have been hearing an awful lot of that word “Detox” lately. It is loaded. So many complicated, expensive and even dangerous detoxification methods are around these days.

Oil pulling is so simple.  It is a practice taken from Ayurvedic traditions. It involves

Swishing unrefined oil in your mouth for several minutes (I do it for 20 minutes).  I use coconut oil. Some people use olive oil and some use sesame oil. So many people are reporting crazy results from this practice.  Some reported benefits include everything from curing gingivitis to aiding weight loss and major improvements in arthritis.

Other users note;

 

-whiter teeth

-healthy gums

-increased energy

-decreased migraine headaches

-clear sinuses

-less severe asthma

-decreased allergies

-improved PMS symptoms

-regulated menstrual cycles

-better sleep

-clear skin

Oil pulling is known as a powerful detoxification method.  Dr. Bruce Fife, author of  Oil Pulling Therapy says “Oil pulling is one of the most remarkable methods of detoxification and healing I have ever experienced in my career as a naturopathic physician.”

 

How do you do  Oil Pulling?

 

Traditionally unrefined sunflower or sesame oil was used for oil pulling, but unrefined olive oil or coconut oil come highly recommended as well.

-Ideally oil pulling is done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

-Use about one tablespoon of oil.

-Swish the oil slowly and methodically not vigorously.

-Try to reach every part of your mouth with the oil.

-BE CAREFUL NOT TO SWALLOW THE OIL!!

-Continue swishing for at least 10 minutes, preferably more like 20 minutes.

-Spit out the oil and rinse your mouth out well with pure water.

-Brush your teeth well afterwards.

Oil pulling can be done as often as you like. Daily oil pulling is recommended.

Here I am talking about amazing health benefits and my favorite results are  totally vain…Here it is; I am obsessed with clean teeth! It makes me feel better than when I go to the dentist for a cleaning.  My teeth never feel as clean or look as white as they do after oil pulling. Ahh…nice!! Of course I will take all the Health benefits too, happily!! :)

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. sharon
    June 27, 2013 at 7:13 am ·

    Hi joy! Love your articles! I’ve done oil pulling with great results.I’ve stopped since comming to deal. Thanks for writing this article. ..you reminded me to start it up again.

    • Joy Harari
      June 27, 2013 at 8:51 am ·

      I know I also started up again after a little lull. I swish all through my morning shower, saves time!!