Coconut oil pulling is the latest holistic craze that has swept the nation. Like all great trends I found out about coconut oil pulling on the internet. I was looking for the safest way to whiten my teeth and coconut oil pulling came up as the most holistic option. My question was does it actually work or is this just a fad.
So what is coconut oil pulling? Contrary to popular belief America is way behind on this holistic, oral detox process that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years. All you do is put a tablespoon of oil (I prefer coconut oil cause it tastes the best) in your mouth and swish it around for ten to twenty minutes. Then spit it out in the trash (because it can clog the sink), and go about the rest of your day. The oil attracts the toxins leaving you with a cleaner, and detoxified mouth. Your mouth holds the highest amount of bacteria in the body. So your mouth is a key part in determining your health throughout the rest of your body. Some of the researched benefits of coconut oil pulling are; curing tooth decay, killing bad breath, whiter teeth, prevents heart disease, boots immune system, clears acne, strengthens gums and jaw, and reduces inflammation( I’ve seen multiple videos and heard that doctors recommend this for gingivitis).
My coconut oil pulling experience has been amazing to say the least. Within the first two weeks I saw results. My skin got clearer, my teeth got whiter, and it did strengthen my jaw. Speaking as someone who does not get into every fad I have to say this one is worth trying. I mean what do you have to lose. I would love for you guys to share your coconut oil pulling experiences in the comment section. Has coconut oil pulling change your life? Did it work for you?