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Oil Pulling for Healthy Reasons
Oil Pulling for Wellness
I happened to be surfing the web, for ideas and research information, when I came across an article called "Oil Pulling." Of course, it drew my attention because I had never heard of it before.
They writers initial complaint was that she was telling someone else how bad she felt, she had a cold, and they recommended the practice of Oil Pulling to her!
Oil Pulling is considered to be theraphy, cheaper than vitamins, most medicines, and can be found in my kitchen cabinets, it is an inexpensive treatment by far!
What is Oil Pulling?
Oil Pulling is an ancient ayurvedic practice. Traditionally untoasted and unrefined sesame seed oil is what has primarily been used. Some have found that coconut, sunflower, and neem oils work just as well.
It has been said to work on the ROOT CAUSE, while affording the body the opportunity to heal itself. It is made plain that the "healing" is a process, it will take the body time to reverse the damage done and allow the body to function properly.
Ayurveda means "the science of life "(AYUS means Life/Longevity and VEDA means Knowledge/Science). This system of healing is over 5,000 years old and focuses on the complete person. This means that attention is given to the body, mind, and spirit, while traditional medicine primarily focuses on specific symptom or disease that manifests in the body.
Ayurveda is based on the belief that in order to have complete wellness, the body, mind, and spirit must be in harmony in order to be naturally resistant to disease causing symptoms.
Creation of Balance
Ayurveda seeks to bring balance by healing via opposites. For example, if you become overheated, a suggest theraphy could be cooling off in nature. Excessive moisture might deem that you need to find a method of drying out. The theraphy for a life that is too fast-paced, would be remedied by slowing down. Sluggish digestion would need stimulation.
How to Oil Pull
- As soon as you get up in the morning, before eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth, on an EMPTY stomach, chose 1 tablespoon of the oil of your choice.
- Place oil in your mouth and swirl and pull the oil through your teeth for 5 to 20 minutes. It will be difficult for most beginners to do the full 20 minutes, so start off slowly doing two to five minutes and work your way up to the full 20 minutes.
- Make sure that you DO NOT SWALLOW or allow the oil to seep down your throat because the oil is now considered to be toxic. Spit out the oil when you have completely your allotted time.
- Take time to rinse your mouth well. Drink a minimum of two full glasses of water afterwards.
This can be done several times a day but should ONLY be done on an EMPTY stomach.
Bottles of Oils
Books on Oil Pulling
It's Reported Benefits Are
Oil pulling has been reported to treat the following conditions: “Mouth & Gum Disease; Stiff Joints; Allergies; Asthma; High Blood Sugar; Constipation; Migraines; Bronchitis; Eczema; Heart, Kidney, Lung Diseases; Leukemia; Arthritis; Meningitis; Insomnia; Menopause (hormonal issues); Cancer; AIDS; Chronic Infections; Varicose Veins; High Blood Pressure; Diabetes; Polio; Cracked Heels.”
Oil Pulling Video
The Science of Oil Pulling
Oil is non polar and attracts non polar molecules. The arrangement or geometry of the atoms in some molecules is such that one end of the molecule has a positive electrical charge and the other side has a negative charge. If this is the case, the molecule is called a polar molecule, meaning that it has electrical poles. Otherwise, it is called a non-polar molecule. Whether molecules are polar or non-polar determines if they will mix to form a solution or that they don't mix well together.
Saliva which is secreted into the mouth when the oil is repeatedly swished and pulled is mainly water, electrolytes, digestive enzymes, anti bacterial and antifungal/anti viral agents, and is mainly polar and therefore attracts polar molecules.
It is this heterogeneous mixture that works together to rid the mouth and body of unwanted toxins and chemicals."--Oil Pulling.com
So, there it is! Something to try or maybe not try! If you have, please leave me a comment and/or suggestion. If you simply just want to contribute a thought or comment, your comment is welcomed as well!
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