Daily Routines for Optimal Health – Oil Pulling
by Vanita Dahia
Daily routines that can improve your health dramatically
Allocation of about 15 minutes in the morning to perform the daily routines can make a profound difference to your health, energy and mood.
Upon rising, perform
Oil pulling with tongue scraping
Apple cider vinegar and lemon drink
Breathing exercises – pranayama
Oral Lymphatic Detoxification – Oil Pulling
Our mouths are the home to billions of bacteria, and other micro-organisms as well as their toxins. Candida and Streptococcus are common residents in our mouths. It is these types of germs and their toxic waste products that cause gum disease and tooth decay and may contribute to many other health problems including inflammation, arthritis and heart disease.
Our immune system is constantly fighting these troublemakers. If our immune system becomes overloaded or burdened by excessive stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, these toxins accumulate in both the mouth and lymph system. From there these toxins may spread throughout the body causing secondary infections and chronic inflammation which in return to lead to any number of health concerns.
The benefits of oil pulling
- Healthier gums
- Prevents bad breath
- Clears lymph nodes
- Assists in ear and sinus congestion
- Decreases headaches
- Alleviates allergies
Oil pulling has been shown to benefit overall dental health, prevent tooth decay and tooth loss. (J Ayurveda IntegrMed. 2011 Apr-Jun; 2(2): 64–68).
Clinically Significant improvement in:
- Colour of teeth
- Sinus congestion
- Lymph congestion
- Tongue color, film and texture
How to Oil Pull
Oil Pulling is best performed daily upon rising. Use one teaspoonful of Oil Pulling Blend in your mouth, swish it around forcefully until the volume of solution becomes too much when stimulated with saliva, then spit out. Avoid swallowing the oil solution as it is likely to be contaminated with oral toxins. The material you will spit out may be quite white, slimy and smelly at first. Sputum will become clearer and less viscous with repeated daily use.
Oil Pull Recipe
Black Seed Sesame Oil, Melaleuca Oil, Neem and Curcumin
Black Sesame Oil has been traditionally used to reduce excess Vata doshic imbalances in Ayurvedic medicine. The oil aims to remove oil soluble toxins whilst the antiseptic effect of Melaleuca oil and anti-inflammatory effect of Curcumin collectively pull the toxins from the oral mucosa. Neem has powerful anti-microbial activity.
For best results
- Oil pull daily
- Use a tongue scraper to remove toxic film from surface of tongue after oil pulling
- Brush teeth and rinse your mouth thoroughly
- Drink a glass of hot water with the juice of half of a lemon to clean and prepare the oral mucosa for the day
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