I wanted to share with you a great way to detox and incorporate another practice in good dental hygiene. There is a method called oil pulling. According to an article on the Earth Clinic website. "Oil Pulling is reported to cure: Mouth & Gum Disease, Stiff Joints, Allergies, Asthma, High Blood Sugar, Constipation, Migraines, Bronchitis, Eczema, Heart, Kidney, Lung Diseases, Leukemia, Arthritis, Meningitis, Insomnia, Menopause (hormonal issues), Cancer, AIDS, Chronic Infections, Varicose Veins, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Polio.Or as Dr. Karach, one of the biggest proponents of oil pulling says, "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." Pretty impressive list and seems a great benefit. Interestingly enough, there may be some truth to it, may want to give it a try and see how your body responds. Remember everyone is different and some react better to other methods than some others. My goal is to provide you with the best of research, methods, and knowledge to lead you into a pure being. In fact, most of the benefits of oil pulling may actually be indirect results from the one benefit that it is truly responsible for eliminating mouth and gum disease.
Step1: First thing in the morning on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids (including water), pour exactly one tablespoon of sunflower or sesame oil (or whatever oil you have chosen) into your mouth. We don't receommend doing this process at any other time. Children can also do this with less quantity of oil provided they have control and practice not to swallow the oil.
Step 2: Swish the oil around in your mouth without swallowing it. Move it around in your mouth and through your teeth, as if it was mouthwash (don't tilt your head back to gargle though). You'll find that the oil will start to get watery as your saliva mixes with it. Keep swishing.If your jaw muscles get sore while swishing, you're putting too much into it. Relax your jaw muscles and use your tongue to help move the liquid around the inside of your mouth. When you do this correctly, you'll feel very comfortable. There is no right way or wrong way to swish and pull oil, it is simple. Do it with very natural movement and don't worry. Do this gently, not vigorously, in a relaxed way for about 20 minutes. Just think about positive thoughts and how you are improving your health. You can pat yourself on the back for 20 minutes. If you have the unbearable urge to swallow and If it becomes too unpleasant, spit out and try again. It can be a bit unpleasant at first when you’re not used to it, but soon won’t be bothersome at all, just like brushing your teeth. When the oil has become saturated with the toxins it has pulled out, it may become whitish and a thinner, milky consistency, depending on the type of oil used. Each time you oil pull, it can take a different amount of time to get to that point, so 20 minutes is a general rule of thumb, but you can experiment with this.If you spit out before 20 minutes. start again, the process is to make the oil swish enough time in your mouth so that it becomes a white thik substance which is a indication of process completion.
Step3: As the end of the oil pulling session approaches, Spit the oil out, then rinse the mouth with warm salt water. ( Just
use normal table salt). Salt water rinsing isn’t absolutely necessary, but is very helpful as an antimicrobial and to soothe any inflammation and proven to be effective in rinsing out any toxins which may be left out in the mouth.
You can do the oil pulling every morning or several times a week. Due to oil pulling being a method that can be detoxifying, you might want to take a break after performing. Two immediate benefit everyone gets is, whiter teeth, clean mouth . There’s no rule about how to go about it, everyone is different, judge according to your own experience. It is important to understand that this process works better in the morning. Don't just try to do this during any time of the day. If for some reason it is absolutely not possible for you to pratice this method in the morning, you can do this on an empty stomach at any 1x of the day. There are a few factors to consider. Empty stomach means the food is digested completely. Wait after three or four hours of you eating any type of food. You need to have the body to be responsive and able to listen to the demands of what you are feeding it.