Saturday, April 20, 2019

Oil Pulling How-To and Benefits

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is supposed to draw out the toxins in your mouth and digestive system, prevent tooth decay and cavities, whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and improve gum health. I haven't noticed whiter teeth, but I have noticed that it seems to draw out quite a bit of phlegm. My mouth feels really clean after I oil pull, so I typically just rinse my mouth with some warm water after I spit out the oil. I've been oil pulling for 20 minutes every morning for the past month or two, and I plan to continue going forward.

It's really important to spit out the coconut oil in your garbage or in your organics bin -- NEVER in your sink or toilet as the oil will clog your drains.

If you're just starting out, you can gradually build up to the 20 minutes or 1 tablespoon of oil. For me personally, I find that 1.5 teaspoons is the perfect amount. If you've tried oil pulling, please let me know!

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