Have you heard of oil pulling?? The terminology in our opinion doesnt really do it justice because it makes it sound quite a bit harsher than it really is. Oil pulling is rather a simple, quick, harmless yet wildly powerful therapy. An ancient Ayurvedic ritual, oil pulling was introduced to the western world in 1992 by a doctor by the name of F. Karach. His theory was that this therapy had claims of curing a variety of diseases and ailments. Many of these in upcoming years with proven success.
So many benefits are linked with this therapy. The oil acts like a cleanser that actually “pulls” debris and toxins etc from the body. It has a powerful detoxifying effect. We all know that our mouths are a breading ground for billions of bacteria ( not always the good kind!!), viruses and toxins, ya we know how appetizing eh!! Sorry but its the truth 🙂 But this is why oil pulling can bring such positive results, starting in the mouth to help kill and rid the body of these little bugs. Oil pulling is said to help with dozens of issues, these include:
Oil pulling is safe and easy, children can practice as well. Just give them a little less oil than you would yourself.
It is ideal to Oil Pull up wakening on an empty stomach. We love using coconut oil but you can experiment with different, healthy good quality oils that are your preference.
Take a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and simply swish around for 20 mins. You can be getting ready in the morning, checking your email etc. At first 20 minutes may be seem long, so dont be discouraged just do the best you can and build your way up. Don’t swallow the oil, if you get the urge just spit it out and try again. Your jaw may get slightly tired and sore and if so then just try a little less oil in your mouth. No need to swish too vigorously, a nice relaxing approach makes it much easier. Holding your head slightly forward may also help.
After the 20 minutes simply spit the oil out and rinse out your mouth ( warm water with salt is nice as it can sooth any inflammation that may have surfaced, but certainly not necessary at all). You may also choose to brush your teeth afterwards. Your mouth should feel nice and clean now 🙂 Doing this everyday is great but a few times a week can also be enough. There really is no time frame. Some people have noted seeing positive results in days while others took longer. Either way you know it is doing something beneficial so why not grab a spoon a pull!!!!!!!!!!!
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