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;
-decreased migraine headaches
-less severe asthma
-improved PMS symptoms
-regulated menstrual cycles
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!!