Saturday, March 01, 2014
Until recently, I knew nothing of this age old practice. I suggested it to someone and she asked me to explain. Thought I would share the info here, too.
"Re: oil pulling. I only learned of it recently..and at first, thought the idea rather gross. BUT having tried it myself and seeing the benefits both I and others are having, I certainly have become an advocate!
I suggest you Google "oil pulling" and see what info you can find. Basically, you can do it with olive oil or other nut/seed oils. Some say not coconut oil..others say coconut is the best because of it's other health benefits.
Basically it involves taking a tsp or two of oil, putting it in your mouth and swishing it through your teeth and around your gums for 10 minutes or more (recommended is 20 I think). Then spit the used oil out in the trash (coconut oil turns white with the swishing and will harden when it gets cold, so you REALLY don't want that one in the drains!) Afterward, brush your teeth and you are done."
My husband had a terrible sinus mess going on...he was miserable...and grumpy. After his rejecting everything I suggested he try, I just fixed him a small cup with melted coconut oil in it one morning, handed him the cup and told him to swish it in his mouth (don't swallow it!) for at least 10 minutes..then spit it in the trash. His sinuses had been clogged but would cause sudden bouts of terrible and loud coughing and gagging and snorting...it was awful to listen to. He tried the oil pulling that first morning. Shortly afterward, had a major bout of the coughing, gagging, etc...but then, to our amazement, virtually NO other sinus issues all day!!! After about three days with oil pulling each morning, just about all the sinus issues were totally gone and he has been feeling fine since then. That was a simple solution (experiment for us!) after months of feeling wretched...and nothing helping.
Educate yourself on this...don't take my word for it. Cocnut oil has many health benefits...oil pulling does, too...and using coconut oil for oil pulling is amazing.