So after watching one of charyjay YouTube videos I became interested in oil pulling. When she mentioned it she was a little vague so I decided to do some research to see what it was all about. Oil pull is an ancient Ayruveda holistic dental care method that involves holding cold pressed oil in your mouth. When practicing oil pulling you hold oil in your mouth swishing it around but never swallowing it for 20 minute. The idea is that it will whiten your teeth and make your mouth healthy by removing germs. It can also make your over all health better, but I’ll get to that later.
After I started oil pulling I’ve notice some interesting changes. One change I’ve noticed is I sleep much better at night. I use to wake up a lot at night and have trouble sleeping. Now I fall asleep easier, and stay asleep. I wake up in the morning felling well rested. As a result I have a lot more energy in the day.
Another change I’ve noticed is the most important. My mouth feels so much cleaner. I’m not sure if my teeth have gotten noticeably whiter, however my mouth feel great. I was very skeptical about this, & most things I see online, but there seems to be a lot to back it up.
One of the more surprising things I notice is that my weight changed a little. This was a very welcome surprise because I’ve been really struggling with my weight for the last 2 years. I went from 170lb to 205 in a matter of months and no matter what I do I can’t get my weight down. I lost 3 pounds and my body felt different. This caused me to research more into the beneficial properties of coconut oil.
I’ve been using coconut oil in my hair for years but I never once thought I would be putting it on my mouth and consuming it on a daily basis. After doing some research I decided why not try it. I already have a ton of coconut oil for my hair.
I’ve come across a lot of potential health benefits to coconut oil. When it comes to oil pulling with coconut oil the benefits are as follows. Whiter teeth, and healthier gums. It can prevent gum disease and tooth decay. However it cannot cure it if it is already in progress. I know my teeth have some issues already. I was not about to fool myself into thinking oil pulling was some miracle cure to end all my dental problems forever. You still need to go to your regular checkups.
It also can improve the appearance of your skin. I’ve noticed my skin seems more luminescent. A lot of my hyper pigmentation has cleared up & I have less acne.
Here is a link to one of the articles I read about oil pulling and the benefits of coconut oil.