If you have never heard of oil pulling, you are about to get really sceptical , but just follow along . Simple, easy and clean, the benefits of oil pulling are extensive, making it one of nature's most efficient ways to detox the body. It’s an ancient Ayurvedic technique that involves swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to help improve your oral & overall health. The idea behind it is pretty simple- the oil is “sticky” and when you swish it around in your mouth bacteria gets stuck in the oil & dissolves. Whatever you do, do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to wipe out. Afterwards requires brushing your teeth with an all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinsing your mouth out. And you’re done! It really is that easy.
1. WHITENING OF TEETH:
There is no need for chemical teeth whitening strips when oil pulling works just as well. The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brightens and cleans teeth, keeping them pearly white.
2. ENERGY RESTORATION:
When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the noxious culprits in the first instance by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better.
3. WAITING FOR A DETOX?
Germs in the body are much like poison causing inflammation and leading to disease and illness in turn. The gateway to the body for such contamination is the mouth. Therefore, in removing the toxins at the source before they get a chance to spread, the body undergoes a complete detox.
4. NURSING THE HORMONAL CHANGES :
Without having to compete with foreign substances, hormones can behave as they should, functioning to their best ability without being thrown off balance.When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.
5. A CLEAR , CONFIDENT SKIN:
The benefits even extend to your skin! Removing toxins from the body that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, when oil pulling.
6. ORAL HYGIENE AT IT'S BEST:
Oil pulling is highly effective at reducing tooth cavities and at eradicating bad breath. Removing the Mutant bacteria (an important player in tooth decay) as well as other microorganisms, oil pulling is great for oral health. It also aids with plaque-induced gingivitis.
When you start oil pulling, you might experience some of the positive effects immediately, or it may take a few days or even weeks. It will very much depend on the state of your health to begin with, and how compromised your immune system is. Either way, hang on in there and I am sure you will grow to love it .
Beeba M Singh