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Oil Pulling


Why it works

Oil pulling is easy. Just take a tablespoon of coconut oil and swish it around in your mouth for five to twenty minutes. Doing so activates enzymes that have a powerful detoxifying effect on our entire system; they literally pull toxins, bacteria, fungus, and other nasty bugs from the mouth and the entire body, helping to cleanse our blood. After 20 minutes, you will have circulated your blood several times. Toxins like to attach themselves to fat, so oil pulling makes a profound impact on our bodies.

How to do oil pulling

  1. Find a high-quality raw coconut oil

  2. Right after you wake up, drink a glass or two of water to start your saliva flow and then take about 1 tablespoon of oil into your mouth. Swish it around for as long as you can. Start with 5 minutes and gradually increase to 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Do not swallow the oil – it’s loaded with toxins! (But don’t beat yourself up if you accidentally do.) It is vital to spit out this oil after 15-20 minutes of swishing. Spit it out in the trash (not the sink as it can clog pipes) because this is the safest, cleanest and best way to eliminate used oil.

  4. Be sure to wash out your mouth thoroughly to help clean out any lingering bacteria or toxins.

Ta da! You’re done. Now go about your day knowing that you’ve done a great thing for your overall healing. If you’re already healthy, a once a day oil pulling will help keep you that way. If you have more acute conditions, gradually build up to oil pulling 3 times a day before each meal.


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