Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What the heck Wednesday?? Oil Pulling Detox? What?

Well we are all about learning new things, trying new fads, and this morning I was on Facebook checking on the events of life when I saw a post about Oil pulling? I am turning 37 this July and I want any new fountain of youth to try. Detoxing is always hard when you are a type one diabetic so that is always something I worry about.  But when I started to really look into this I started to get excited!
You want to swish the oil back and forth between all of your teeth and side to side across all of your gums. You want to hit the cheeks and soft palate. Like butter on an English muffin, you want to "press" the oil into all the nooks and crannies of your mouth -- over and over again.

Pulling is incredibly simple and effective.

Here’s how to do it:

Put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth.
Swish the oil around your mouth for about 10-20 minutes.
Spit out the oil, then brush your teeth.
If you use coconut oil like me, then you may have to chew on the oil for a few seconds for it to melt, because it is solid at room temperature.

It is best to do this on an empty stomach, before you brush your teeth.

I prefer to do it while I take a shower in the morning.

I put the oil in my mouth, swish it around while in the shower and try to “push” and “pull” the oil between my teeth.

When you get out of the shower  spit out the oil, rinse your mouth with water and brush your teeth.

There is no need to use a lot of force here, if doing this causes pain in your facial muscles then just relax a bit. Try using less oil next time and don’t swish it around too forcefully.

It’s important to spit out the oil. You don’t want to swallow it because it is full of bacteria and nasty things.

What to Expect
I’ve been doing this for about 10 days now.

I’ve definitely noticed that my breath is fresher and my teeth look a lot cleaner… both whiter and more shiny.

I’ve never had any dental problems, but I can see how this could have benefits for people that have them.

There are a lot of wild claims out there about oil pulling and how it “pulls” toxins out of your bloodstream. I really don’t think that makes a lot of sense.

However, oil pulling IS effective at reducing the harmful bacteria in your mouth and improving oral and dental health.

I have to say that I am really surprised at how effective this is. I plan to continue doing this for a long time.

Do not gargle with the oil. You do not want to risk swallowing it. Swallowing a little will not harm you, but repeatedly swallowing the oil after you've swished with it means you will be ingesting things that you're trying to get rid of.
Once done swishing, spit the oil out into the toilet or sink.
Rinse, gargle, and spit out again

Use a tongue scraper to remove the coating from your tongue.
Finish by brushing your teeth and rinsing with a mouthwash if you like.

Perform daily for approximately 40-50 days (three 8-ounce bottles of oil will do the trick), then as desired.

The benefits of doing this Oil pulling are amazing 

Oil pulling is said to help with:

AIDS (For real! There’s a study in the Philippines…)
Cracked Heels,
Chronic Infections,
Dental Health
Gingivitis (link to a study)
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
Hormonal Issues
Kidney Disease
Lung Disease
Stiff Joints
Varicose Veins
Weight Loss

The Oil-therapy heals totally headaches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers, intestinal diseases, heart and kidney diseases, encephalitis and woman's diseases. Preventively the growth of malignant tumors is cut and healed. Chronic blood diseases, paralysis, diseases of nerves, stomach, lungs and liver and sleeplessness are cured.

Now that's an impressive list. And interestingly enough, there may be some truth to it -- sort of. In fact, most of the benefits of oil pulling may actually be indirect results from the one benefit that it probably is truly responsible for eliminating mouth and gum disease! We can all use a little help with our dental bills being lowered. 

I haven't tried this yet but will post my results and I will follow my friends that are doing it as well. :) 


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