Oil pulling with coconut oil is a new healing conception in the U.S., but for galore years practiced in other countries such as India and China. It is completely harmless and comprises of washing your mouth out with an edible oil, but not swallowing it. You may genuinely use any kind of edible oil such as sunflower, sesame, virgin olive or coconut oil. I am going to focus on oil pulling with organic coconut oil but genuinely any oil which is cold pressed and not refined is fine to use. It has some oral and systemic health benefits.
For the most benefits, it ought to become a regular portion of your each and everyday routine. It’s best to begin introductory thing in the morning on an empty stomach before eating or drinking. The commended amount is a tablespoon of coconut oil for 15 to 20 minutes per day. For quicker results, you may do it more than once, but make sure it’s at least 4 hours after you have eaten. You are swishing the oil around in your mouth, in and out of your teeth for 15 to 20 minutes without swallowing the oil, then spitting it out and rinsing your mouth out a few times.
When done on a regular basis, it helps to detoxify the body and will commence to work the firstborn time you undertake it. It doesn’t work by killing germs but by drawing out the toxins from the deep crevices amid the teeth, gums, and the little tube-like structures inside the teeth. The tongue and the teeth are the accessory organs for the digestive system and hold these toxins in which the oil pulling draws out.
Oil pulling is effective in healing the gums, cleansing and brightening the teeth, healing oral infections, and curing bad breath. It increments the metaboli process and will aid your body to lose weight, if needed. It also helps in the treatment and even curing of these diseases: allergies, mouth and gum disease, constipation, bronchitis, hormonal issues, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, asthma, eczema, migraines, insomnia, meningitis, diabetes, cancer, AIDS, kidney disease, lung disease, and chronic infections.
If you have a heap of toxins in your body, you may experience detox sensations or changes when you get started oil pulling. Some of these sensations or changes include pimples, headache, mucus, and congestion. These sensations or changes will decrease rapidly as you proceed with the oil pulling. Since mucus drainage is one of the body’s ways to remove toxins, you may experience increased flow of mucus from your throat and sinuses. This is normal to experience, it’s just the body getting rid of the toxins.
It may be difficult to do the full 20 minutes of oil pulling with coconut oil at first. I commend starting out in 5 or 10 minute increments. Just swish it for as long as you can, spit it out, then get started again. Try to do it for at least 15 minutes, once per day. Practice makes perfect. Try to keep busy like for the duration of your shower, watching the news, or doing the dishes while oil pulling. When your time is up, just spit it out in the toilet and rinse a few times with warm water and them rinse again with a good mouthwash and you’re done.
I have systematically done oil pulling with coconut oil with Nutiva or Nature’s Way EfaGold Coconut Oil. Both are very good quality and you won’t be disappointed. There are a lot of health gains (not just through oil pulling) with the every day use of organic coconut oil. I have been using it for a few months now and have never felt better. There is a long list of gains related with the each and everyday use, whether applied internally or externally.
EXTRA VIRGIN ORGANIC COCONUT OIL Coconut oil is a natural energy source because it holds MCTs (medium chain) good fats the body uses to give rise to energy. As a dietary supplement, Coconut oil is a good addition to physical activity, exercise and weight loss programs. Our Coconut oil is certified Organic, Non-GMO, Pure extra virgin, Cold pressed, Hexane-free, Unrefined, Non-bleached, has Zero trans fat and Zero hydrogenated fat. Coconut oil may be taken as a dietary supplement, employed for cooking or used for skin & hair care.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #9 in Health and Beauty
- Size: 16 oz
- Brand: Nature’s Way
- Model: 15673
- Released on: 2010-03-05
- Ingredients: Calories (130), Calories From Fat (130), Total Fat (14 g, 22%), Saturated Fat (13 g, 67%), Polyunsaturated Fat (0.5 g), Monounsaturated Fat (1 g), Medium Chain Fatty Acids (8694 mg), Lauric Acid (6657 mg), Caprylic Acid (1043 mg), Capric Acid (994 mg)
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 4.00″ h x 5.00″ w x 6.00″ l, 1.17 pounds
- 16 Ounces Liquid
- Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (15ml)
176 of 195 people found the following review helpful.
Just great, simple as that!
By Tiffany Crandall
I ordered this to use as a moisturizer on my face as my skin is very sensitive. I was looking for a natural and inexpensive product and this sounded like a good thing to try. I have been very happy with it. I mix a small bit with some tea tree oil (100% Australian Tea Tree Oil + FREE Blemish Roll-on Stick with Tea Tree Oil) and put it on my face after showering.
It feels wonderful and leaves my skin feeling smooth all day. I use to have very dry skin and would break out with the worst case of acne almost on a weekly occurrence. The tea tree and coconut oil have been amazing. There are ton of other uses for them as well.
I use the coconut oil in the shower sometimes too. It has a wonderfully light coconut smell and leaves my hair conditioned and moisturized without any buildup. It rinses very easily and gives my hair that extra bounce. I will keep looking for more uses for these oils, I could go on forever how great they are but I won’t! Instead I’ll just say for what I’ve used them for so far, they’ve been just great!
584 of 660 people found the following review helpful.
By B. Cousins-coleman
After reading several of Bruce Fife’s books (and they were wonderfully easy-to-read for the non-scientific type), I decided to give coconut oil a try to help with losing weight and getting my blood sugar under control. As a non-medication taking, recently diagnosed diabetic, I want to try whatever natural remedies I can find to stay off insulin and other diabetes meds, in addition to meds for cholesterol, etc. I tried taking a teaspoon or two with meals and a teaspoon btw meals and my blood sugar numbers were noticeably lower the same day. (Fife says the suggested dose is 3-4 tbs/day). The taste of this brand is fantastic, light and creamy with a delicious coconutty taste! I love coconut so I was able to eat it right from the jar, but I also tried it spread on a Wasa Crisp bread–WOW, what an easy way to get MCFAs into your diet! I will definitely be using this instead of any oils for all my cooking needs (except a little EVOO mixed together with this for salad dressing.) Also, I’m using on my skin and it feels really soft, plus you also get the internal benefits from using it on your skin! GREAT PRODUCT!
371 of 457 people found the following review helpful.
Works Wonders for Black Hair
I’ve gone to wearing my hair “natural”–no chemical relaxers to straighten it. On advice from other African-American women who have also gone the natural route, I tried mixing coconut oil, unrefined shea butter, and aloe gel to use on my hair. The results are nothing short of miraculous! My hair is soft, shiny, and manageable. I use the braid-out/twist-out styling methods, and the resulting curls and spirals are absolutely beautiful.
Also, I’ve read up on the health benefits of coconut oil, so I will definitely be experimenting with it in my cooking.
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