Coconut Oil Protect You From Viruses, Bacteria, And More

To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize The coconut tree is considered the “tree of life” in much of Southeast Asia, India, the Philippines, and other tropical locations. And today, there are over 1,500 studies proving the health benefits of coconut oil.

Some of the top coconut oil benefits include:
  • Balances Hormones
  • Kills Candida
  • Improves Digestion
  • Moisturizes Skin
  • Reduces Cellulite
  • Decreases Wrinkles and Age Spots
  • Balances Blood Sugar and Improve Energy
  • Improves Alzheimer’s
  • Increases HDL and Lower LDL Cholesterol
  • Burns Fat

Introducing the Coconut Oil Pulling Method:

Modern naturopathic practitioners are joining with ancient Ayurvedic health practitioners in an understanding of just how powerful a detoxification and healing tool oil pulling really is.

As a process, it involves putting a tablespoon of oil in the mouth and swirling it around for about 10-20 minutes. There is a wide range of bacteria in the mouth, some of which are beneficial, some of which are bad. The latter can cause damage, such as Streptococcus Mutans, which is the key reason for cavities, gingivitis, and plaque buildup.

Bacteria in the mouth form a “bio film” on the teeth, which is a thin layer commonly known as plague. While having some plaque on the teeth is completely normal, it can cause many problems if it goes out of control.

Oil Pulling Instructions
  1. Put 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into the mouth. The oil traditionally used in oil pulling is organic sesame oil, and this is also the oil that has been the most studied for use in oil pulling.  It is also possible to do oil pulling with organic coconut oil or pre-made coconut oil chews. Whichever oil you choose, place 1-2 teaspoons in the mouth.
  2. Swish for 20 minutes. Apparently, the timing is key, according to Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Oil Pulling Therapy, as this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts reabsorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. It will also double in volume during this time due to saliva. At first, it can be difficult to make it the full 20 minutes and don’t stress if you can only swish for 5-10 minutes when I first started.
  3. Spit oil into the trash can.  Don’t spit into the sink! The oil may thicken and clog pipes. Do not swallow the oil as it is hopefully full of bacteria, toxins, and pus that are now not in the mouth!
  4. Rinse well with warm water. Warm water seems to clean the mouth better (my opinion). Some sources recommend swishing with warm salt water.
  5. Brush well.

Removing oral bacteria greatly reduces your risk of periodontal disease. If you want to heal your gums and repair your teeth, I recommend coconut oil pulling 3x a week for 20 minutes a day. 

Oil Pulling Can Reduce Plaque and Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a condition caused by swelling/ inflammation of the gums and occurs when the immune system begins to attack the bacteria in the plaque.

As found by a study that compared the effects of oil pulling and chlorhexidine in adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis, both of them exhibited the same activity against gingivitis.

INCREASES ENERGY

When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the noxious culprits in the first instance by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better.

REDUCES HEADACHES

When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided

INCREASES ENERGY

When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the noxious culprits in the first instance by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better.

In fact, you will find hundreds of testimonials online from people who experienced benefits from oil pulling, including help with skin conditions, arthritis, asthma, headaches, hormone imbalances, infections, liver problems and more

Article Source: Apples Health

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