8 Reasons You Should Try Oil Pulling
Here’s a list of 8 serious health benefits to oil pulling.
1. Whitens Teeth
Extra virgin organic cold pressed oil naturally contains inti-viral and antibiotic properties that will keep your teeth cleaner and brighter. You can throw away those chemically formulated teeth whitening strips which are likely to contain toxic ingredients such as aspartame, tar, bleach, benzene, and aluminum. Oil pulling is equally effective without introducing dangerous toxins into your system. After just two weeks, you’ll be able to notice the difference. Your gums and tongue will look pinker and healthier and your smile whiter.
2. Detoxes The Body
The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. You can effectively achieve a full body detox by removing any lingering bacteria, fungi, viruses, toxins and parasites through regular oil pulling before they get a chance to spread throughout the body. The by-product of these unwelcome invaders is toxins that can threaten your immune system and lead to inflammation or even illness. Oil pulling is a simple method for keeping these toxins in check. You’ll be amazed by the difference in your overall health after just a short time of oil pulling.
3. Prevents Gum & Mouth Diseases
Many harmful conditions are caused by a buildup of bacteria. Oil pulling can help prevent diseases of the mouth and gums such as gingivitis, cavities, and bleeding gums. Cavities are directly caused by unchecked, harmful bacteria. Inflammation of the gums, or gingivitis, is your immune system attacking itself, specifically the bacteria in the plaque in your mouth. Not only does oil pulling reduce plaque and bacteria, but coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory and will, therefore, help to ameliorate symptoms that have had time to develop.
4. Reduces Headaches
Did you know that retention of toxins in the body can lead to migraines and headaches? A headache is one way that your body is telling you to slow down and take more care. Research has shown that toxins and other tissue irritants in the nervous system can be a major contributor to migraines and tension headaches. It’s a good thing that you can use oil pulling to reduce toxins and bacteria, thereby alleviating the symptoms of headaches and migraines.
5. Reduces Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Nobody wants to have bad breath, but most people don’t know how to effectively combat it. You can eliminate bad breath by reducing the bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria in your mouth produces gases and chemicals which lead to halitosis. Studies have determined that oil pulling can be as effective as store-bought mouthwash.
6. Keeps The Skin Clear
You can dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin by removing toxins from your system that would otherwise infiltrate the bloodstream. Testimonials from those who try oil pulling for two weeks claim that this daily process improved the following conditions: eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rashes. With oil pulling, you can visibly shine with improved health and well-being.
7. Promotes Oral Hygiene
Oil pulling promotes overall oral hygiene by removing bacteria which can lead to cavities, tooth decay, and bad breath. Studies have shown that oil pulling removes the Streptococcus mutant bacteria and other harmful microorganisms and reduces plaque which leads to gingivitis. There are few other things you could do that would lead to such far-ranging benefit to your oral health.
8. Supports Healthy Kidney & Liver Function
The liver and kidneys are the organs responsible for filtering toxins out of your body. By removing toxins and bacteria before they can infiltrate your body, you are supporting optimal kidney and liver function. If you have a poor diet or are exposed to a high concentration of environmental toxins, then your kidneys and liver will be particularly overtaxed. Give them a much-needed break and try oil pulling.