The Miracle of Oil Pulling Part 1: The Benefits
If you’re looking for a great method to detox and feel rejuvenated, look no further than the Ayurvedic practice known as oil pulling. It’s quick, easy and has amazing health benefits, and can even be a great complement to your mindfulness practice! This post from MindBodyGreen has a rundown of the benefits of oil pulling as well as instructions for getting started.
8 Key Benefits to Oil Pulling
The benefits of oil pulling are endless but here is a list of the top ones:
1. Whitens Teeth
Why put more toxins in your body with chemical teeth whitening strips when you can get similar benefits from oil pulling?! The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brighten and cleans teeth, keeping them pearly white. Try it for at least two weeks to see a difference. If you drink coffee, tea, red wine… it will probably take longer.
2. Helps with Congestion
Many people report that they find relief from congestion by oil pulling. Even people with chronic sinus congestion experienced relief from oil pulling even the first time! So if you have sinus issues, why not give oil pulling a try. What do you have to loose?!
3. Improves Immune Function
With all the pollution and toxins we are exposed to every day, it’s easy to overwhelm and compromise our immune system. Thanks to oil pulling, you are minimizing the toxin load our immune system has to deal which improves its function.
4. Increases Energy Levels
Because your immune system can go into overwhelm and overdrive clearing toxic waste from the body, it’s easy for it to drain our energy levels. Because oil pulling helps pull impurities from our body, it eases the load out body has to do to remove toxins from our body hence helping us feel better and more energized.
5. Helps Detox the Body
Toxins in our bodies cause inflammation which in turn leads to illness and disease. If you can stop germs from entering your system by removing them at the source (our mouths), our body is much more able to detox.
6. Reduces Headaches
Headaches can easily occur as a result of toxic overload and stress. When you’re oil pulling, you can eliminate bacteria and therefore avoid those types of headaches.
7 Clear Up Your Skin
Toxins are known to lead to skin issues. By reducing the impurities that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream, your skin has a chance to shine. People report that oil pulling reduces and can even clear up rashes and other skin issues.
8. Promotes Better Oral Hygiene
Oil pulling is known to be highly effective at reducing cavities, gum issues like gingivitis and eliminating bad breath. Why? Because it help removed bacteria like the Streptococcus mutant bacteria which is know to contribute to tooth decay.
As with anything, don’t give up if you don’t notice pearly whites or more energy right away. Everyone is different so keep it up. You’re doing your body good even if you can’t feel it or see it!
In part two, we will go over the best practices for oil puling like which oil to use, what to do and when.
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