I read about oil pulling for quite some time and thought it was... well... a little bit "out there" even for me to try. But when I read about Eva's experience with it, I absolutely had to try it. I just love the way she shared about the benefits and provided detailed information about it while being non-biased. Oh by the way, Eva is this wonderful lady who blogs on one of my trusted raw foodie blogger sites UnCooking 101. So now, I've been oil pulling for about 3 months and I absolutely have to tell you, I think I'm going to be doing this for the rest of my life.
I know some of you who have never heard of oil pulling probably have no idea what I'm talking about...So have no worries...I'm going to explain it and please read more about it from Oil Pulling A Wonderful Therapy. They explain everything in detail and perfectly. According to Oil Pulling A Wonderful Therapy,
Oilpulling is a age old Ayurveda process, it works on the ROOT CAUSE and helps body in its healing process, hence takes significant amount of time in giving you the desired results. The time it takes depends on an individual. Hence please don't expect a MAGIC PILL kind of treatment overnight.
Now, I know you're thinking this sounds good...but what is it and what do you have to do...so here goes...
You have to take about a tea spoon of oil in your mouth and swoosh it around for NO LESS than 20 minutes when you first wake up every day. Then spit it out. DO NOT SWALLOW THIS! IF YOU DO, EVERY TOXIN YOU JUST REMOVED WOULD BE IN YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. I follow oil pulling with a prompt rinse out of warm water, then I floss while the oil is still fresh and the tartar is loose. Then I brush my teeth with Auromère toothpaste then I gargle with Auromère's mouthwash.
I know some are thinking 20 minutes is a long time, especially for the average person who wakes up, has to get the kids ready for school, then rush off to work...I know, I get it! But guess what, to help remove toxins from your body by getting to the core of the dirtiest part of your body, why not take the time? So here's how I managed to implement it into my schedule...
I wake up...I rush off to the bathroom before even drinking water and I put the oil in my mouth and I begin to swoosh. I swoosh it around like I would mouth wash...sometimes I gargle with it (a light gargle)...While doing all this do my bible study and pray. Yes, when you have a busy life you can multitask. I figured I did my bible study every morning anyway, so I just swoosh oil around in my mouth while I'm having my morning chat with God and/or reading. Honestly, its a great way to meditate in simple quietness...even if the phone rings, you can't be disturbed because you can't talk. I love it, it forces me to have 20 minutes to myself and focus on my spirituality. Now of course, you don't have to utilize it for that...but that's an example to show you how you can do this oil pulling while doing other things.
Now I know you're wondering what kind of oil to buy. Well here's your answer... YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN OIL. The most popular two choices are Sesame and Sunflower. Although, I do have friends who use Coconut Oil because it "tastes better". Nevertheless, Dr Karach had suggested refined Sunflower Oil. Sesame Oil was prescribed in Ayurveda texts for Oil Pulling Therapy. Both oils worked well in curing health problems. Some found sesame oil better. Other oils have been used by some practitioners on their own, and they did not report desirable results to enable me to recommend. Some other oils may be suitable for particular problems, but I do not recommend for daily practice. If you're wondering what kind of oil I use...I use Sesame Oil. I figure if it was good enough for the Ancient Ayurvedic India practices, it's good enough for me!
I really hope this was a great introduction to get you to at least consider oil pulling, if you haven't already. I also hope you do your research before hand. A great place to start is here.
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