A couple of days ago, I went to purchase my seaweed soap from the health food store (yes, it is very good for getting the toxins off of the surface and cellulite as well) and the lady was telling me about all of the benefits of coconut oil. Because I am a natural head, I am always looking for a way to keep my hair looking shiny and healthy without using a bunch of product. She spoke to me about something called oil pulling and how it would whiten you teeth and freshen breath, along with many other benefits. This is an ancient remedy that cleans and detoxifies teeth and gums naturally
The process entails the oil being swished around in your mouth for a short period of time (20 minutes is not really short) and spit out, not into the sink because it may clog it. The oil has the capability to cut through plague and remove toxins without harming your teeth and gums, improving oral health overall. It was started in India thousands of years ago and has been used in the United States since the 1990s. There are hundreds of people that have raved over what oil pulling has done for their skin condition, arthritis, headaches, and hormone imbalance to name a few. Because bacteria and infections can enter the blood through the mouth and can affect the heart, this does make sense to take extra special care of your mouth and in turn, have an impact on other parts of the body. For all of the benefits that it brings, it is worth a try, especially because of how inexpensive it is. In this process of oral detoxing, you may experience the same symptoms you do when you detox to include headaches, mucus drainage, and congestion and they say that it is not suggested for pregnant women. I say we should check it out and see what happens. We can add this to the many things we are trying in an effort to live “Clean”.