Oil pulling. You must have heard of it since it’s becoming widely popular as a detox method. This Ayurvedic tradition is already thousands years old. And according to the old texts it cures over 30 diseases and conditions. Well, I’m not sure about that but it is a great way to improve your oral health.
Oil pulling reduces plaque and improves your gum health. I’ve already wrote about Candida Albicans. Candida, as well as streptococcus, are also to be found in your mouth. Oil pulling on a regular base will keep those germs in balance and lessen the overall toxic burden in your immune system by preventing the spread to the rest of your body.
So how does it work? It’s really simple although it may sound a bit gross. You can do it with several cold pressed oils, but I favor coconut oil for its antibacterial properties. Do it in the morning right after you wake up and before breakfast. Just get a big spoon full of oil into your mouth and ‘pull’ it through for at least 5 minutes (longer is better) with your tongue and jaws. In the meantime you can for example prepare your breakfast to kill time. Make sure the oil gets everywhere. This allows the oil to absorb bacteria, viruses, fungi and other bad stuff that lives in your mouth. After the minimum 5 minutes the oil will turn thin and milky white. Spit it out in the toilet, you don’t want those bacteria’s to interfere with what you’re making in the kitchen. Rinse your mouth with water, and you’re done and ready for breakfast!
Lots of Love, Sophia
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