Coconut Oil Pullin Benefits
A natural way of whitening teeth, boosting oral health and more.
Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil (best is coconut oil) in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. The oil pulls all mucous, bacteria and toxins from your body through your saliva. According to Ayurvedic medicine, mucous is a poison that must be removed.
Oil pulling literally sucks the dirt (toxins) out of your mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that is needed to prevent cavities and disease.
This unbelievably effective procedure has been used for centuries as a traditional India remedy to:
Cures tooth decay
Kills bad breath
Heals bleeding gums
Prevents heart disease
Soothes throat dryness
Heals cracked lips
Boosts Immune System
Strengthens gums and jaw
Oil Pulling History
Most of us cannot even imagine what life would be like without brushing and flossing our teeth everyday. However, in the scheme of things, tooth brushing is relatively, new since nylon bristle toothbrushes didn’t become part of our normal human experience until the late 1930s!
It’s important to remember that, in spite of the fact that most people today were all raised with toothbrushes in our mouths, our ancestors didn’t brush their teeth with toothpaste for thousands of years. And, as far as archeological evidence Pyramides of Gizeh – Cairo, Egyptsuggests, most people throughout history lived until a ripe old age with most of their teeth intact and in a strong, healthy state.
But why didn’t their teeth rot?
Well, first of all, they ate real food and didn’t consume processed sugars and grains filled with phytic acid, which destroy tooth enamel. Secondly, they took care of their teeth through natural means like chew sticks that they rubbed against the teeth as has been found in Egyptian tombs dating to 3000 B.C. Third, depending on the culture and region of the world, many people also oil pulled.
Why Coconut Oil is the Best Oil to Use
Because coconut oil has been shown to:
Decrease Wrinkles and Age Spots
Balance Blood Sugar and Improve Energy
Increase HDL and Lower LDL Cholesterol
Because it is highly absorbable, you can experience many of these benefits simply by oil pulling!
Coconut Oil Pulling: How-To
This is how I like to do coconut oil pulling:
1. I like to oil pull first thing in the morning
right after I get out of bed before I brush my teeth or drink anything.
2. Gently swish 1 tablespoons of coconut oil in my mouth and between my teeth for 20 minutes and I don’t swallow any of the oil.
(It now contains bacteria, toxins and parasites!)
3. I spit it out in the toilet.
4. Rinse out my mouth with filtered water.
5. Finally,I brush my teeth as usual.
So, that’s it. Easy as that!
I do coconut oil pulling every morning. And sometimes on the evening before I go to sleep. Occasionally I like to add essential oils.
I totally recommend it!