By now you have probably heard the term 'oil-pulling'. And while you may think its some 'hippie-healing' method, there are some real benefits to oil pulling:
1. Helps Oral Hygiene: Oil pulling has been shown to improve many oral hygiene issues from curing tooth decay, ridding bad breath, healing gums, preventing gingivitis, whitening teeth and preventing cavities to name a few.
*BONUS*: The health of your mouth can affect your whole body:
Bacteria from gum inflammation and periodontal disease can enter your blood stream and cause cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases and make it difficult to control blood sugar
Bacteria from gingivitis may enter the brain through nerve channels in the head or bloodstream and might lead to the development of dementia. Thus the healthier your mouth is, the healthier your body is!
2. Boosts Immune System: Because oil pulling acts as a detoxifying method and many illnesses enter the body through the mouth, oil pulling can help ward off common illnesses and improve your immune system!
* How to Oil Pull*
Oil Pull prior to brushing teeth, drinking or eating anything in the morning