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Posted: March 27, 2014

 

Ever heard of Oil Pulling?  I came across this technique awhile ago and found it intriguing.    I know, it seems very odd, but the benefits greatly outweigh the oddness!  I started oil pulling just a short time ago and can see a difference already.  Wow!  My teeth are much whiter and my whole mouth feels healthier.  For those two reasons alone, this simple, inexpensive home remedy is worth doing.

 

So what is it?  Oil pulling is an ancient folk remedy recommended by Ayurvedic physicians that began in India.  This ancient Ayurvedic ritual which dates back thousands of years, was introduced to the modern world by Dr. F. Karach, MD in 1992.  He claimed that oil pulling could cure a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, digestive troubles and hormonal disorders.  Although there has not been much research on oil pulling, it is easy to find countless ways this technique has helped many people from their testimony.

 

Here’s how:  take a teaspoon up to a tablespoon of either sesame, sunflower or coconut oil into your mouth each morning and swish or pull it around and through your teeth and gums without swallowing it.  You do this for about 15 – 20 minutes. Then you spit it out into the trash, not the sink or toilet.  The oil is supposed to go from being clear to a white, milky substance, as it is now loaded with toxins and bacteria it has drawn out from all that swishing and thereby reducing inflammation.  I like using coconut oil for the milder taste.

 

The Benefits of Oil Pulling:

Brighter, whiter teeth

Healthier gums

Prevents bad breath

Increased energy

Clearer mind

Decreased headaches

Clearer sinuses

Alleviate allergies

Better sleep

Clearer skin

Regulated menstrual cycles

Improved lymphatic system

Improved PMS symptoms

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss these three additional articles for more information:

 

Oil Pulling For A Brighter Smile and Better Health

Oil Pulling Benefits – What is Oil Pulling Anyway?

Oil Pulling: An Ayurvedic Secret For Whole Health!

 

 

Happy swishing!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: May 18, 2013

I was introduced to Coconut Oil by my wonderful mother, who got me hooked on its many uses.  Thanks, Mom!  While I am new to using Coconut Oil, what I have learned about its health benefits is exciting.  Coconut Oil has been shown to be strongly antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.  It improves many gland and organ functions; it supports dental, respiratory, and digestive health.  The list goes on and on.

 

Over the past 50 years, Coconut Oil has received a bad rap for being a saturated fat and thus the primary cause of heart disease.  Not so.  More recently, the mainstream health community seems to be changing its mind and now, Coconut oil is being recognized as one of the healthiest fats around.  Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, it does not have a negative effect on cholesterol.  Natural coconut oil tends to increase HDL cholesterol and improve the cholesterol profile.  A significant difference in Coconut Oil that distinguishes it from other types of saturated fat is that it is made of medium-chain fatty  acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides. Research has shown that medium-chain fats in coconut oil actually protect AGAINST heart disease.  Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of these healthy MCFAs.  In comparison, most vegetable or seed oils are have long chain fatty acids (LCFAs), also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs. These are now known to NOT be good for your heart at all!

 

 

 

What Does Coconut Oil Do?

  • Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses. 

  • Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions. 

  • Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections. 

  • Supports immune system function. 

  • Helps control diabetes.

  • Provides an immediate source of energy.

  • Supports healthy metabolic function.

  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption.

  • Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health.

  • Supplies fewer calories than other fats.

  • Promotes weight loss.

  • Helps prevent osteoporosis.

  • Has a mild delicate flavor.

  • Has a long shelf life.

  • Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking).

  • Helps keep skin soft and smooth.

  • Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.

  • Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes. 

  • Functions as a protective antioxidant.

(Source:  Dr. Bruce Fife, N.D.)

 

 

 

 

Take a look at the articles below.  Very interesting!

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

 

The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

 

 

 

101 Uses for Coconut Oil

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