You may have heard about oil pulling,as it’s been trending lately. But it also may be somewhat of a mystery to you and you may not understand what it means or how it’s done. Some people thought oil pulling was complicated and strange … until they tried it and were hooked. Oil pulling has been around for thousands of years because it really does work.
Here are some basics on the age-old practice of oil pulling to get you up to speed.
OIL PULLING IS SIMPLE
Place a small amount of oil and swish it around your teeth and gums for 5 - 20 minutes. Then spit it out and rinse with fresh water. That’s it. This Ayurvedic “mouthwash” isn’t just freshening your mouth, it’s actually improving your oral health, as both Ayurvedic experts and Western specialists have shown in various scientific studies.
THE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF OIL PULLING
The amazing health benefits of oil pulling are numerous. Read on to find out more how it not only improves your oral health, but your overall health as well.
Candida and Streptococcus are common bacteria found in your mouth, but their toxic waste products contribute to plaque build-up and cavities. Oil pulling, especially with coconut oil, significantly reduces plaque by ridding your mouth of these harmful bacteria.
Redness, swelling, and bleeding gums are symptoms of a gum infection called gingivitis, which is caused by the microorganisms found in plaque. If left untreated it can turn into a nasty infection. You can treat inflamed gums with oil pulling as it removes the harmful bacteria that cause inflammation and plaque.
Also, oil pulling can reach deep into places that brushing and flossing alone cannot, a huge plus when attempting to thoroughly clean your mouth of disease-causing germs and microorganisms.
Oil pulling has been proven to be as effective as conventional mouthwashes at improving bad breath and reducing the bacteria that cause it. The thing is oil pulling is natural, no chemicals. Why put more toxic chemicals in your body, especially fluoride, when you can get the same or better results naturally?
White, bright teeth are desirable to just about all of us. Plaque build-up is often the cause of a yellow hue on the teeth. Oil pulling can help remove this plaque resulting in brighter teeth. Give oil pulling a try and you just may find yourself smiling bigger and more often! That’s a good thing!
Strengthen the immune system
By ridding the oral cavity of harmful bacterial, oil pulling lessens the overall toxic burden for your immune system to fight. This frees up the immune system, reducing stress on it and aids in well-being. Simply put, oil pulling is a natural detoxifier.
Treatment for headache
Headaches are such a common ailment, but they are not fun. Recent studies have shown that tension headaches and migraines are caused by too many harmful toxins in your body which irritate your nervous system and, in turn, cause headaches. Oil pulling has been shown to reduce the intensity of headaches by removing the bacteria that stress the body.
Aids in cardiovascular health
Oral health has been linked to heart health. Bacteria in your mouth can travel to the rest of your body through your bloodstream, opening the door to exposure of bacteria to the heart and arteries. The Mayo Clinic states that “people with gum disease are 2xs as likely to die from Heart Attack and 3xs as likely to die from stroke.”
Enhanced level of energy
If your body is consistently exposed to dangerous pathogens, it taxes your immune system leaving you drained. Oil pulling helps regain energy because you’re expelling toxins before your immune system even has to deal with them.
Enhanced skin condition
As oil pulling removes the harmful bacteria in your system, you will notice clearer, brighter skin. It can also improve skin conditions such as eczema, acne and more.
Soft and supple lips
Dry, cracked lips not only look ugly, but are an indication of dehydration. Drinking plenty of water and using oil is a great way to heal them. Oil pulling can help keep lips soft due to the fat-soluble nutrients found in oils.
OIL PULLING TIPS
Although you can pull anytime it fits into your busy schedule, we suggest to pull in the morning on an empty stomach. Ayurveda customarily prescribes organic coconut oil and other natural oils for oil pulling. At first, the coconut oil might not be solid, but will quickly melt in the warmth of your mouth. If you are new to oil pulling, begin pulling for about 5 minutes and work your way up to 15-20 minutes. Keep yourself busy while you pull will make the time go by quickly. Make sure to spit the coconut oil in the trash, as you don’t want to clog the drain. Don’t swallow the oil because it contains all those harmful bacteria you are trying to get rid of. It may be a little strange at first, but we promise you get used to it.
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