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Health and Fitness,  Lifestyle

The Oil Pulling Experiment – Day 0

 

Have you heard about oil pulling? It’s a technique where you swish coconut oil around your mouth for plenty of benefits. I got so intrigued I plan on trying it for a week and see how it goes. I discovered oil pulling accidenally by reading Gwyneth Paltrow’s “uncoupling”. Haha talk about hollywood gossip!

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling is swishing coconut oil or any vegetable oil in the mouth first thing each morning to clean and sustain the teeth and gums. It is said to get rid of plaque and dispose of toxic elements and also giving general health and wellness.

Benefits of Oil Pulling

* Helping to strengthen the gums, jaws and teeth.
* Helping to prevent gum disease, cavities and even gingivitis
* Helping to prevent bad breath
* Helping to whiten teeth
* Helping to remove plaque
* Helping to have smother, healthier skin
* Detoxifies the body
* Clears your sinuses
* Slow down skin aging
* Provide a holistic method and remedy for dealing with bleeding gums
* Helping to prevent dryness of the mouth, throat and the lips
* Helping to prevent general soreness around the area of the jaw
* Relief for migraines and headaches
* Reducing arthritic inflammation
* Helping to reduce the signs of eczema
* Helping to reduce insomnia
* Reducing the effects of a hangover after consuming too much alcohol
* Helping to support the normal function of the kidneys
* Helping to reduce the symptoms of bronchitis
* May help to reduce pain
* Some oil pullers have even reported that it helped to improve their vision

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Step By Step Guide on Oil-Pulling

In the morning, when you wake up and your body has not taken any food yet. Simply put a small amount of oil in your mouth and swish it like you do with mouth wash for 5 minutes or more, around and around until you’re ready to spit. Do not swallow! As swallowing this will make you swallow your toxins as well. The best way to tell that the process is working is by looking at the color and consistency of the oil. If the oil turns into a milky looking substance, the oil is effectively removing the toxins from the body.
After you have completed your oil pulling session, you will then need to rinse your mouth with warm salt water. You can use regular table salt for the rinse. The number of times a week you choose to oil pull is up to you. Many people complete the process once a week; others complete the process several times a week.

KikaySiKat Thoughts

Cold-pressed coconut oil is easy to find here in the Philippines. It’s almost everywhere! I tried ingesting it and it doesn’t actually tastes so bad. It has a nutty flavor and tastes quite nice. I’m sure since it’s all-natural, it won’t cause any harm to our health except if we’re allergic to coconuts (of course silly!). With all the benefits and non of the cons, it’s hard not to try this fad! Will it work? I will let you know!
OMG OMG OMG. I’m so excited I’m off to buy a bottle of extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil already and swish right here right now! I will try this for 7 days and see how it goes! Yours truly as your personal guinea pig!

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Have you tried oil pulling? What were your results? Were you satisfied? Share your thoughts! 🙂