Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurveda practice that has not been thoroughly researched by the current scientific community, but has those with gum issues very interested in this practice.

The very simple process of Oil Pulling explained:

  1. Purchase virgin, organic coconut or sesame oil.
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  2. Perform first thing in the morning, before you put food or liquid into your mouth.
  3. Place 1 teaspoon of oil into your mouth, swish around and “pull” through your teeth.
  4. Do this for 10 – 20 minutes.
  5. DO NOT SWALLOW the OIL, as it is said to be full of toxins drawn out of your tissues which could make you sick if swallowed.
  6. Spit out the oil within the time frame given when the oil is thin and white.
  7. Rinse with salt water or warm water.
  8. Repeat  anywhere from once a day / several times a week, to twice a day / every day.

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Alternative, Complementary, Naturopathic, Conventional or Integrative Medicine?

Natural MedicineYou’ve seen the commercials about yogurt with added probiotics, maybe drinking a protein shake with added good bacterias and digestive enzymes.  How about that cup of herbal tea or eucalyptus for that cold? Have you browsed the herbal remedy section at your local health food store, looking for something natural to cure what you have? Chances are you might already know what Complementary and Alternative Medicine is all about then!

The National Institutes of Health  defines CAM as:

“a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine. While scientific evidence exists regarding some CAM therapies, for most there are key questions that are yet to be answered through well-designed scientific studies—questions such as whether these therapies are safe and whether they work for the purposes for which they are used.” [Read more…]

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