This week’s health hack: how to oil pull.
Oil pulling is one of my favorite health hacks for dental health. Oil pulling has been practiced for thousands of years – but you can do it with the ingredients in your home.
I’m going to give you 4 simple steps to get going on oil pulling at home.
STEP 1. GET YOUR OIL
The stains on your teeth, are not water soluble.
This means you can brush until you’re blue in the face, and use all the whitening mouthwashes you want and you will still have stains. That’s because these stains are lipid soluble, meaning they need a fat to pull them off. In doing oil pulling you will be able to remove the stains from teeth faster (and probably a bit healthier than scraping and trying to force the stains off with all those other methods)
Step on is to select your oil! Some of my favorites are: Sesame Oil, Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil and also my personal favorite, (also my cat’s favorite by the way) the Coconut Oil. I like coconut oil for couple of reasons: It tastes good, it’s anti-microbial and anti-fungal and its available everywhere.
STEP 2. SWISH IT!
Doctors call the mouth the “gateway to the body”.
Under your tongue, there’s a lot of capillaries, veins, arteries. Some so small they are microscopic. And a lot of medications are taken sublingually, which mean you put the pill, the tablet under your tongue, and you let it dissolve and absorb into your body. Here’s the thing, the “gateway” works two ways: You can take things in; and you can also pull things out.
So, what oil pulling does is by using a fat you are able to pull particles, bacteria, microorganism out of your body that are probably not beneficial. This makes oil pulling a cool way you can detox your body naturally.
How do we do this? Swish the oil around your mouth up to 10-20 minutes. Don’t over think this, if you go to 19 minutes probably the same as 18 there’s not much of a difference but it’s definitely good to give it some time to work. It takes time.
If you want a bonus benefit, add some peppermint, essential oil or lavender essential oil. Any food grade essential oil will do.
STEP 3. SPIT IT!
Do not, do one of two things:
- Do not swallow it. You just pulled out all the toxins out and detox, you don’t want to put it back in your body.
- Do not to spit it in your sink! Just like any baking grease, you put it in a tin cup because if you put it in the sink you’re gonna have to call the plumber in about 3 weeks because you’ll gonna have a pipe full of coconut oil.
STEP 4. BRUSH YOUR TEETH!
This step is not 100% necessary. But I like it because it finishes the job and feels more natural.
That’s it. That’s this week’s health hack.
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Happy Oil Pulling!