Please follow us on Telegram to be sure to receive our latest posts!
7 Health Benefits Of Oil Pulling. Graphic © herbshealthhappiness.com. Background images – Adobe Stock (under license)
Oil pulling is an ancient ritual rooted in Ayurvedic medicine. It involves swishing a tablespoon of edible oil in your mouth for around twenty minutes. This age-old Indian practice was popularized in the West in the early 1990s by one of the early adopters, Tummala Koteswara Rao, who evangelized oil pulling as a 3,000-year-old Ayurvedic technique for dental health. It came to the U.S. after a medical doctor named Dr. F. Karach introduced it in the early 1990s.
Its proponents claim that oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure which has been used for centuries as a remedy to tooth decay, bad breath, bleeding gums, heart disease, throat dryness, cracked lips, and acne. Oil pulling is regarded as able to draw out toxins in your body to improve not only oral health but also your overall health.
In this article, we will discuss the reported benefits and the scientific evidence that supports each benefit. Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the procedure will also be outlined. Oil pulling remains a controversial topic amongst Western health practitioners, but more and more people are swearing by its effectiveness.
Proclaimed Benefits Of Oil Pulling
1. Promotes Oral Hygiene
Oil pulling has been proven as an effective complementary and alternative method for reducing tooth cavities,  treating gingivitis,  and eradicating bad breath.  Many have claimed that the practice can also whiten the teeth, but there is a dearth of studies to back this.
2. Reduces Headache And Migraine
Olive oil, interestingly, is regarded as one of the vegetable oils that can help you curb headaches. It contains phenolic compounds such as oleocanthal, which appears to have an action similar to that of ibuprofen in curbing pain. In a study conducted in 2002,  patients experienced a reduction in headache severity during treatment with olive oil.
3. Removes Toxins From The Body
Oil pulling has long been regarded as a powerful detoxifying technique  that is both preventative and curative. We all know the link between oral health and overall health.
4. Aids Hormonal Balancing
Oil pulling is considered a natural way to aid in the correction of hormone imbalances. This technique removes toxins in the mouth, thus, improving the functioning of our immune system.  With our immune system uncompromised, we also have regulated hormones.
5. Helps Alleviate Asthma And Congestion
Many documented cases have stated that oil pulling had helped individuals with asthma, bronchitis and congestion. Oil pulling plays an important role in lessening or reducing inflammatory response in the body. Coconut oil contains lauric acid  which has both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
6. Prevents Acne And Other Skin Issues
As mentioned before, oil pulling helps you remove toxins from your mouth. This prevents the toxins from making it into the bloodstream. Toxins-free blood equates with better skin health. Also, lauric acid is found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil. It possesses antimicrobial property that has therapeutic potential for acne. 
7. Encourages Better Sleep
Another benefit of oil pulling that is proclaimed by many is improved sleep.  This can be attributed to the removal of toxic build-up that oil pulling provides.
How To Perform Oil Pulling
1. For best results, oil pulling should be done in the morning with an empty stomach. Perform this procedure before eating or drinking anything.
2. Put one tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around the mouth like mouthwash, without exerting too much pressure on your jaws and cheeks. The swishing part should be done for twenty minutes.
3. Do not swallow the oil. You only need a small amount of oil.
4. Once the oil becomes milky, spit it out to remove the toxins and bacteria. Make sure that a trash bag is near you. Spitting the oil in your sink is not advised, otherwise, the solidified oil may build up over time and choke the pipes.
5. Use warm water to rinse off left-over oil.
6. Brush your teeth after oil pulling. Please take note that oil pulling is a complementary method to your daily oral care and not a replacement.
 Tomar P et al. 2014. IJSS Case Reports & Reviews. Oil Pulling and Oral Health: A Review. https://ijsscr.com/sites/default/files/articles/IJSS-1-33.pdf
 Asokan S et al. 2009. Indian Journal of Dental Research. Effect of oil pulling on plaque induced gingivitis: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19336860
 Asokan S et al. 2011. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry. Effect of oil pulling on halitosis and microorganisms causing halitosis: a randomized controlled pilot trial. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21911944
 Harel Z et al. 2002. The Journal of Adolescent Health. Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of recurrent migraines in adolescents. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12127385
 Abhinav Singh and Bharathi Purohit. 2011. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Tooth brushing, oil pulling and tissue regeneration: A review of holistic approaches to oral health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3131773/
 Asokan S. 2008. Indian Journal of Dental Research. Oil pulling therapy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18445939/
 C. Leigh Broadhurst. 2002. The Whole Family Guide to Natural Asthma Relief: Comprehensive Drug Free Solutions for the Treatment and Prevention of Asthma and Allergies. https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=ojdrdyuFb0QC&dq=lauric+acid+asthma&source=gbs_navlinks_s
 Nakatsuji T et al. 2009. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Antimicrobial Property of Lauric Acid Against Propionibacterium acnes: Its Therapeutic Potential for Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2772209/
 Dr. Michelle Coleman. 2015. Oil Pulling Revolution: The Natural Approach to Dental Care, Whole-Body Detoxification and Disease Prevention. https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=dEAMCAAAQBAJ&dq=oil+pulling+better+sleep+pubmed&source=gbs_navlinks_s
😳 What Tinnitus Does To Your Brain Cells (And How To Stop It)
After 47 years of studies and countless brain scans done on more than 2,400 tinnitus patients, scientists at the MIT Institute found that in a shocking 96% of cases, tinnitus was actually shrinking their brain cells.
As it turns out, tinnitus and brain health are strongly linked.
Even more interesting: The reason why top army officials are not deaf after decades of hearing machine guns, bombs going off and helicopter noises…
Is because they are using something called "the wire method", a simple protocol inspired by a classified surgery on deaf people from the 1950s...
★ How To Get Rid Of Nail Fungus:
★ 20 Natural Painkillers In Your Kitchen (Video):
2. Famous Chef Sheds 60lbs Researching New Paleo Recipes: Get The Cookbook FREE Here
3. #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
4. 7 odd foods that KILL your abdominal fat (surprising fat-fighters)
5. The TRUTH about bread (Will surprise you!)
6. [PROOF] Reverse Diabetes with a "Pancreas Jumpstart"
7. Here's What Happens When You "Unlock Your Hip Flexors"
8. The #1 WORST food that CAUSES Faster Aging (beware -- Are you eating this?)
The #1 Muscle That Eliminates Joint And Back Pain, Anxiety And Looking Fat
By Mike Westerdal CPT
Can you guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat?
This is especially important if you spend a significant amount of time sitting every day (I do, and this really affects me in a big way!)
Working this "hidden survival muscle" that most people are simply not training because no-one ever taught them how will boost your body shape, energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.
If this "hidden" most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
d) Hip Flexors
Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!
P.S. Make sure you check out this page to get to know the 10 simple moves that will bring vitality back into your life:
If you enjoyed this page: