Are you curious what oil pulling is? Well, I’ve found in WellnessMama that oil pulling is an age-old remedy that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. This practice was started in India thousands of years ago and Dr F. Karach first introduced this in the United States in the early 1990s.
What are the benefits of oil pulling?
Research shows that it helps improve gums health, removes harmful bacteria and helps whiten teeth. This is a very inexpensive therapy that could potentially have great benefit on oral health. And there are hundreds of testimonials that say it helps in treating skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infection, liver problems and much, much more.
According to Dr. Bruce Fife in his article Oil Pulling for a Brighter Smile and Better Health, oil pulling is very simple. Basically all you do is rinse your mouth out with vegetable oil, much like you would with a mouthwash. As simple as it sounds, if done correctly it has a very powerful cleansing and healing affect not only on the mouth and sinuses, but the entire body.
Dr. Fife compiled his research about oil pulling in the comprehensive book Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing.
In oil pulling process, the oil works as a natural cleaner for oral health. Oil pulling removes disease-causing microorganisms and toxins in the mouth that cause ill health. But the real healer is your body because it is programmed with the ability to heal any infectious or degenerative disease. Oil pulling will surely reduce your expenses of buying a dental insurance.
One of the best oil you can use for oil pulling is virgin coconut oil. Check this page to see some virgin coconut oil produced through cold-processed.
To compliment your learning on oil pulling, read WellNess Mama’s article on how to do oil pulling using coconut oil to help treat simple to severe infections or dental problems. And learn whether it is effective or not, best done in the morning, before eating or drinking anything.
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