Oil Pulling

How many of you have heard of oil pulling?

It sounds almost gross doesn’t it? LOL For those who may not have heard of this before, I’ll give you a little 411 on the situation.

Oil pulling, also known as “kavala” or “gundusha,” is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil (I use Coconut Oil) in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes. TWENTY MINUTES?!?! Aint NOBODY got time for that!! :mrgreen:

Did I just read your mind or what? LOL Most people say they can’t go that long without having to yell at their kids in the morning. Find a time that works for you, maybe during your shower?? Seriously though, if you can get past the mental block and do it a few times you will totally see it’s not as horrible as it sounds. I’m doing it right now while I’m writing this post.

The Benefit Claims of Oil Pulling:

Brighter, whiter teeth
Healthier gums
Prevents bad breath
Increased energy
Clearer mind
Decreased headaches
Clearer sinuses
Alleviated allergies
Better sleep
Clearer skin
Regulated menstrual cycles
Improved lymphatic system
Improved PMS symptoms
There are many sources of information and people talking about Oil Pulling. After all, it’s been around since ancient times before Crest and Oral B. A suggested read on the whole nitty gritty is ~ Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying & Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by naturopathic physician Bruce Fife.

“The oil acts like a cleanser. When you put it in your mouth and work it around your teeth and gums it “pulls” out bacteria and other debris,” says Fife.

“As simple as it is, oil pulling has a very powerful detoxifying effect. Our mouths are the home to billions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites and their toxins. Candida and Streptococcus are common residents in our mouths. It is these types of germs and their toxic waste products that cause gum disease and tooth decay and contribute to many other health problems including arthritis and heart disease. Our immune system is constantly fighting these troublemakers. If our immune system becomes overloaded or burdened by excessive stress, poor diet, environmental toxins and such, these organisms can spread throughout the body causing secondary infections and chronic inflammation, leading to any number of health problems.”

While I cannot sit here and tell you that Oil Pulling will cure all that ails you, I can tell you what it has done for me.

I have personally been dealing with periodontal issues for the past few years. Ramped up cleanings every 4 months instead of six. Sharp scrapie torture tools being crammed up so far into my gums my eyes bleed. Countless injections of cement like antibiotic crap shoved up under my gum line. All this with not much to show in results.

Throughout the course of these treatments the deep cavernous pockets in the back part of my mouth continued to measure at a depth of 5-6. Whatever “unit of measurement” that is in Dental Hygenist speak, lol. Don’t know. They tell me ones and twos are best.

In May of last spring I decided to give this Oil Pulling thing a whirl. Why not? It can’t hurt! Well…. Butter my bread and Shuck my corn!! (I live in the south now so I can say such things, lol) I’ll be darned if my dental appointment in July didn’t just turn up roses. For the first time in years, my deep hole pockets to the nether world in the back of my mouth were measuring at a FOUR!! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, a FOUR!

Of course the Dentist wouldn’t/couldn’t give credit where credit was due. They said.. “See, we told you regular periodontal work would start the healing.” PSHT! Yeah.. Ok Doc! Whatever you want to tell yourself to help you sleep at night ,lol. Job security and all.

All in all I have personally had a good experience with my Oil Pulling. For a little extra kick these days I’m adding a drop Thieves Essential Oil to the coconut oil. Good stuff. It’s just one more of those natural things some may want to give a whirl and see if it works for them. It’s all about sharing the love and MPowering one another by exchanging information.

Love, Light, Insight & Blessings To All

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