The 7 Health Benefits Of Oil Pulling

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Trending oral health practice of Oil Pulling or Swishing

 

 

Oil Pulling is the Practice of Swishing an Organic Oils in Your Mouth Daily for Incredible Wellness Benefits.

 

 

Enthusiasts of Oil Pulling, also called Kavala Graha or Gandusha in ancient Ayurveda (where it was first developed 5000 years ago), explain that toxins and bacteria in the body build up in the mouth and that swishing oil will draw out these impurities or wash them from the mouth. And in fact, “oil attracts oil” and all those microbes in your mouth have an oily skin, so it makes sense.  And there are millions and millions of bacteria in your mouth!

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO OIL PULL?

It’s easy. You use about a tablespoon (teaspoon OK at first) of organic oil in your mouth, and you push, pull and swish it for up to 20 minutes, then spit it out in the trash.  Voila – that is the summary!  Rinse afterward, and most people then brush their teeth.

TRANSFORMING WELLNESS?

Oil Pulling can really transform your health – and not just your oral health. With the mouth as the home to millions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins, the oil pulls out the nasties before they get a chance to spread throughout the body.

This frees up the immune system, reduces stress, curtails internal inflammation and aids well-being.  It also cuts down on gum disease and plaque (plaque is just excess bacteria!); it helps reduce cavities and bad breath. BONUS: it naturally whitens and smooths your teeth!

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Let’s look at  TOP 7 BENEFITS of Oil Pulling:

1. WHITENS TEETH

There is no need for chemical teeth whitening strips when oil pulling works just as well! The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brighten and cleans teeth, keeping them pearly white. Try it for two weeks and you’ll see what I mean, or just take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s smile. She is known to follow the practice each morning.

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2. INCREASES ENERGY

When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing some of the culprits lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better.

3. DETOXES THE BODY

Germs in the body are much like poison causing inflammation and leading to disease and illness in turn. The gateway to the body for such contamination is the mouth. Therefore, in removing the toxins at the source before they get a chance to spread, the body undergoes a complete detox. Neat!

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4. AIDS HORMONAL CHANGES

Without having to compete with foreign substances, hormones can behave as they should, functioning to their best ability without being thrown off balance.

5. REDUCES HEADACHES

When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines can occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.

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6. KEEPS THE SKIN CLEAR

The benefits even extend to your skin! Removing toxins from the body that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, when oil pulling.

7. PROMOTES ORAL HYGIENE

Oil Pulling is highly effective at eradicating bad breath. Removing the Streptococcus mutans bacteria (an important player in tooth decay) as well as other microorganisms improves your health. It also helps with plaque-induced gingivitis.

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When you start Oil Pulling, you might experience some of the positive effects immediately, or it may take a few days or even weeks. It will very much depend on the state of your health to begin with, and how compromised your immune system is. Either way, hang on in there and you will grow to love it!

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