What is Oil Pulling?
Oil pulling is the simple, yet powerful technique of swishing oil in your mouth in an effort to detoxify your entire body. This ancient folk remedy dates back some 5000 years in India and is now commonly practiced around the world. It is also said to improve general health, oral health, and make your teeth whiter.
A National Institutes of Health study showed that oil pulling helps in the excretion of toxic heavy metals by saliva. These salivary enzymes absorb chemical, bacterial, and environmental toxins carried from the body through the tongue and the soft tissues beneath it. When the oil is spit out, so are your toxins.
Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying & Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing, says "As simple as it is, oil pulling has a very powerful detoxifying effect. Our mouths are the home to billions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites and their toxins. Candida and Streptococcus are common residents in our mouths. It is these types of germs and their toxic waste products that cause gum disease and tooth decay and contribute to many other health problems including arthritis and heart disease. Our immune system is constantly fighting these troublemakers. If our immune system becomes overloaded or burdened by excessive stress, poor diet, environmental toxins and such, these organisms can spread throughout the body causing secondary infections and chronic inflammation, leading to any number of health problems."
By combining oil pulling with activated charcoal, you open your mouth up to an amazing opportunity of clean. The charcoal's ability to almost magnetically draw in toxins can super-charge your oil swishing routine. You can now spend less time swishing and spend more time smiling.