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Oil Pulling Explained

Oil pulling is a practice I picked in about 2010. I can’t recall where I first learned of it but I’m happy that I came across it because it’s one of the most effective and accessible wellness practices out there.

The purpose of oil pulling is to remove toxins from and balance the biome in the mouth. This helps improve the health of your teeth and gums. It is also claimed that oil pulling has the ability to draw toxins out of the body through the mouth tissue and saliva.

The basics of oil pulling are:

1. Take a teaspoon of raw virgin oil into your mouth.

2. Swish it between your teeth for 10 minutes.

3. Spit out swished oil and saliva.

The oils that are recommended for oil pulling are:

* Unrefined organic raw sesame oil * Unrefined organic raw coconut oil * Organic raw extra virgin olive oil

I prefer sesame and coconut oil but will use olive oil if that’s the only option.

To see results from oil pulling you need to do it consistently. When I’ve lapsed in oil pulling I’m often drawn back to it when I start getting sensitivity issues with my teeth. I have also made use of it when I experience swelling and infection of my gums. Recently a single tooth had become sensitive and the gum tissue around it began to swell and bleed. I applied iodine to the area a couple times a day and took up oil pulling again. The issue went away with in 5 days. I continued oil pulling until I ran out of coconut oil.

Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your experiences with oil pulling. Feel free to leave questions and comments below.

Keep it Live! Chef Adam