You Should Start Oil Pulling – Because It Might Actually WORK
By Kat Gal
“Oil pulling? What on EARTH is that?”
That was my first reaction when I first saw the term oil pulling somewhere.
“What?! I would NEVER do that.”
That was my second reaction once I read an entire article on it.
I quickly turned to google to read more about the issue; I was not convinced. It seemed like a strange concept and a gross idea to swish oil around my mouth to detox.
Then a couple of days later, I decided to give it a shot. And now I’ve been an avid oil puller for about 3 weeks.
What Is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient practice used in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify, purify and strengthen the body. The idea is that the process of oil pulling – swishing oil around your mouth for about 20 minutes – ‘pulls’ harmful bacteria and toxins out of your blood stream. The oil absorbs these toxins and then you spit it out.
Why Is Oil Pulling A Good Idea?
Practicing oil pulling is meant to prevent and help many ailments of the body, including:
- Overall detoxification
- Better breath and whiter teeth
- Bleeding gums
- Headache and migraine relief (you see my interest in the practice!)
- Acne, eczema and other skin conditions
- Supports normal kidney function
- Arthritis relief
- Correcting hormonal imbalance
- Reduces sinus congestion
- Increasing metabolism
- Reducing allergy symptoms
- Ulcers and stomach diseases
- Improved vision
Sounds like it can help everything. Too good to be true? Maybe, maybe not. While I can’t say I am 100% convinced yet, I feel like why not? It’s worth a shot.
The first time I did it, I found it to be a disgusting practice and barely made it to 10 minutes. The second time it was easier. By the third time, it was an easy normal practice. It’s best to use organic, cold-pressed vegetable oil (sesame oil is a popular choice).
I wake up and start my day with my oil. While oil pulling, I prepare lemon water and veggies for my juice, do some journaling, read, or even meditate. I actually find oil pulling to be a rather calming practice.
Have you ever tried oil pulling? What are your experiences? Share with us in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.
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Kat Gál is a holistic health writer who helps health, wellness, and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a freelance writing mentor teaching wanna-be-freelancers how to make a living writing at freelancewriterschool.com. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org or katgalwriter.com. Visit freelancewriterschool.com for freelance writing tips. Follow me on Instagram @freelancewriterschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/katgalwriter.
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