Revving up my engines.
Lighting up the sky.
Red and yellow fire.
Burning in my eyes.
Full Pull!!!! Can you feel the power?
Full Pull!!!! Let me take you through the night.
Full Pull!!!! At a thousand miles an hour.
We're running hot and that's what you got.
Let's take it while we can ...
Ahh, This is just what we need ...
~ Kane Roberts ~ Full Pull ~
You may have heard about a traditional Indian folk remedy called “Oil Pulling”. Originating from Ayurvedic literature, oil pull involves swishing oil in the mouth and is capable of improving oral health and treating systemic dis-eases. And although “scientific evidence” may be “lacking” for some, there has been many studies to support these claims.
Since I was quite intrigued by this home remedy, I did my research and have made this part of my morning ritual. It involves rinsing the mouth with 1 tablespoon of oil for 15 to 20 minutes and spitting it out.
By helping the body get rid of toxins that have accumulated,
oil pulling promotes self healing from within ...
Ayurveda advises oil pulling in the morning after brushing your teeth, cleaning you tongue and on an empty stomach. To assist in healing, you can oil pull more than once a day but ensure that it is one hour after drinking or eating. As well, when we do oil pull, the entire oil should become thin, like water, be white in colour and have no oily feeling should be left. When that happens we would have utilized the entire oil for its purpose.
The recommended oils to use are
Sunflower or Sesame Oil, organic, cold-pressed,
as it has been observed that other oils may not be as effective ...
Out of interest, a survey conducted in Andrha Jyoti (1996) asked practitioners to provide their personal data along with duration of practice and type of dis-ease cured. Of the 1,041 people who practiced oil pulling and responded 89% reported a cure of one dis-ease or more. The dis-eases reported included “allergies, common cold and cough, gum diseases, infections in the mouth, ear, nose, throat, eyes, and pains like headache, migraine, tooth pain, neck pain, back pain, lip cracking, fevers, and irritability ... all felt energetic, active and well.”
Some food for thought ... so if you are curious consider talking to your holistic health practitioner, your local health store or even checking uber sources online. They’ll be sure to help you get started and give it a pull ...