Oil Pulling – A health Miracle

I’ve been spending some time lately with my aunt who’s come from the UK and she mentioned of this practice called ‘Oil Pulling’ that has been helping her health & body drastically. Their entire family has been on it for a while now!

So before trying it, I did my bit of research and here is what I found:

Oil pulling or oil swishing is a traditional folk remedy where oil is swished or held in the mouth. Ayurvedic literature states oil pulling is capable of improving oral and systemic health, including a benefit in conditions such as headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma, and acne, as well as whitening teeth. Oil pulling is known as “Kavala” or “Gandusha” in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification. It involves the use of pure oils as agents for pulling harmful bacteria, fungus, and other organisms out of the mouth, teeth, gums and even throat.

The most effective oil pulling is done by placing around a tablespoon of cold pressed organic sesame ooil into the mouth and swishing the oil around the mouth for approximately 10-15 minutes and then spitting it out.

Other oils such as extra virgin cold pressed Β coconut, sunflower and olive oil have also been used, although sesame oil is the best for this practice. You can alternate these oils every couple of days to get the full benefit. Just make sure you use only high quality organic oils.

First, the oils mix with the saliva, turning it into a thin, white liquid. Lipids in the oils begin to pull out toxins from the saliva. As the oil is swished around the mouth, teeth, gums and tongue, the oil continues to absorb toxins, and usually ends up turning thick and viscous and white. Once the oil has reached this consistency, it is spit out before the toxins are reabsorbed.

Its health & well-being benefits include:

  • Overall strengthening of the teeth and gums and jaws.
  • Prevents diseases of the gums and mouth, such as cavities and gingivitis and bad breath
  • Cures bleeding gums, dryness of the lips, mouth and throat, sore jaws
  • Aids Migraine headache relief
  • Corrects hormone imbalances
  • Cures acne, reduces wrinkles & improves skin texture and complexion
  • Reducing inflammation of arthritis
  • helps with gastroenteritis
  • Aids in the reduction of eczema
  • reduces symptoms of bronchitis
  • Helps support normal kidney function
  • reduces sinus congestion
  • improved vision
  • Helps reduce insomnia
  • Reduces hangover after alcohol consumption
  • Aids in reducing pain & inflammation in the body
  • Reduces the symptoms of allergies
  • Helps detoxify the body of harmful metals and organisms
  • Helps maintain optimum health of lymph nodes & cures unwanted growths

Now that I have enlightened you with this information, go ahead try it & share your feedback on how is it changing your health & body for the better and so will I πŸ™‚

Happy Oil Pulling.

 

 

3 foods bad for your health

We all know a bit about which foods are good for our health & beauty but often forget about the ones that do good harm to our overall health & metabolism. Remember no beauty tip is gonna work if you are unhealthy. You gotta have a healthy body to respond to every thing you do on the outside. Hence maintain the balance with the healthy regime & diet for the inside of your body too.

So whether you are a bride to be, a model, a working woman or man, pregnant or just a simple housewife, if these foods are a part of your daily diet then its time to slow down their consumption and eventually eliminate them from your diet for healthy & beautiful body.

1. White stuff : all your cornflour, maida, white rice, baking soda, white bread, salt & sugar have to be eliminated from your diet. These things make you FAT.

Mainly because the flours are processed foods that do not contain the required nutrition needed for your body, instead opt for whole grains here is why? Refined grain carbohydrates are unhealthy, as they have been depleted of their original fiber content (think of foods made from white flour like cakes, cookies, biscuits, white bread, etc). Their carbohydrate energy is soaked quickly like other simple sugars. Whole grains are healthier than refined carbohydrates. A low carb diet can be harmful to the body, as the body gets the required glucose from the brain and red blood cells. In such a case, the liver and the kidneys have to metabolize protein for producing essential glucose needed by red blood cells and the brain. If this does not happen, the body can get affected adversely. Bad carbs come from foods like soft drinks, alcohol, cakes, chips, cookies, white bread and white rice. Try to avoid them as much as possible, and consume the good carbs to have a healthy body.

2. Cooking Oil : Cooking oil in inevitable while preparing a dish. Whether it is a salad or main course, you need to use oil. But choosing the right cooking oil can save you from heart diseases, cholesterol blockages, obesity and digestion problems. The key is to use oils in moderation only. Choose healthy options of Rice bran oil, olive oil, butter, ghee, mustard oil, sunflower oil. Any other refined oils will do your body no good. Especially in packaged snacks & bites like cheetos, kurkure, etc.

3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG): A form of concentrated salt, MSG was found to cause headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and asthma attacks, and in animal studies, to be toxic to the liver and even harm pregnant & nursing mothers. Researchers commented, β€œThere is considerable evidence to suggest that consumption of MSG is a serious public health problem….” it is found in ready to eat foods & fast foods too. Read up the ingredients of what you eat to find out.

I advise to look up these three items in your diet and also find out more about them before consuming them excessively.

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