Not too long ago, a couple of my savvy clients shared their morning “mouth washing” ritual with me. They would take in a spoon full of organic unrefined coconut oil and would swish it around in their mouth for about 10 minutes, then spit it out. They explained that it was the best thing to do first thing in the morning, as it pulled out all bacteria from your mouth.
Intrigued, and a raw coconut oil lover, I decided to research this a little further
This mouth rinsing method is referred to as oil pulling. Although oil pulling has its origins in Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back thousands of years, this modern version is apparently relatively new, at least in North America. The first thing that most people notice when they start oil pulling is an improvement in their oral health. Teeth become whiter, breath becomes fresher, and the tongue and gums take on a healthy pink color. Even problems such as bleeding gums, tooth decay, and gum disease apparently greatly diminish or completely heal.
Oil pulling as we know it today, was introduced in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD., who claimed that oil pulling could cure a variety of illnesses ranging from heart disease and digestive troubles to hormonal disorders. Sources say it cured him of a chronic blood disorder he had for 15 years, and healed his arthritis. He used the method in his medical practice with great success.
Oil pulling is very simple. Basically all you do is rinse your mouth with coconut oil, much like you would with a mouthwash, except you need to swish it around for about 10 minutes. It works by detoxifying or cleansing the body. In this way, disease promoting toxins are removed, thus allowing the body to heal itself. As a consequence, conditions of all types improve. When done correctly, it has a very powerful cleansing and healing affect not only on the mouth and sinuses, but on the whole body.
I religiously use coconut oil on my skin every day, which nourishes the body down to the bone. One spoon full is now going in my mouth!
In vibrant health,
Blog I recently wrote for www.moduvated.com. Was so popular, I decided to re-post here, for your enjoyment. .
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