The conventional toothpastes we get from the supermarket shelves – that include synthetic dyes derived from petroleum or coal tar, sodium hydroxide (also known as lye or caustic soda), sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, artificial sweeteners, triclosan and the overly hazardous fluoride – should make us twink twice before buying them for the sake of our overall health.

Even though we are not swallowing the toothpaste with all of these toxic chemicals, our gums are easily absorbing them and it’s unavoidable that a bit will enter our bloodstream without too much effort. And taking in consideration that the majority of us brush the teeth at least once per day, the amount that is going to accumulate in our bodies over a period of time is signifacantly enough to disrupt our health at a certain point of our lives.

The most notorious chemical of all these is fluoride. Fluoride is an endocrine-disrupting, neurotoxic, and bone-weakening substance that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines as a drug when used to prevent disease, because unlike the minerals we need (e.g. calcium), humans have no known physiological requirement for fluoride. All of the researchers and scientists who have studied the fluoride, in their studies have found out that prolonged ingestion of fluoride can damage the brain because of its neurotoxicity.

It’s a final call to stop poisoning our temples anymore and use the nature for everything we need as we ourselves are nature. I am giving you three easy recipes for homemade toothpastes with natural ingreidents. To whiten my teeth, I am brushing them with active carbon before sleep and in the morning even before taking water, I am doing oil pulling with organic coconut oil for approximately twenty minutes as a bactericide.

Recipe #1
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground
10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil
few drops of water

Recipe #2
6 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
2 tablespoons coconut oil (must be liquid)
10 drops peppermint, clove, or citrus pure essential oil

Recipe #3
5 parts Calcium Magnesium Powder
2 parts Baking Soda
3-5 parts coconut oil to get desired texture
Optional ingredients: Essential oils for flavor (mint, cinnamon, and orange are all good), Grapefruit Seed Extract, Myrrh and Trace Minerals
3 parts Xylitol powder (alcohol sugar) – this ingredient is not completely necessary, but just keeps it from tasting bitter

Instructions:
To keep things simple, just use a teaspoon or tablespoon, depending on the size batch you are making.

1. Mix all powdered ingredients well in a bowl. If you are starting with tablets, powder them in a food processor. If you are starting with capsules, dump them out into the bowl.

2. Add oil one part at a time until you get desired consistency.

3. Add any optional ingredients, including Essential Oils for flavor.

4. Store in small container like 1/2 pint glass jar. To use, either dip clean toothbrush into it, or use popsicle stick or spoon to put on toothbrush.

Foot massage has been practiced in many cultures for centuries as a way to promote health and well being. Today, foot massage is used by millions around the globe as a form of complementary and alternative medicine. Yet many people don’t realize the mass of benefits a foot massage delivers. Many of your internal organ sensory nerves are in your feet. Through massage, a skilled practitioner can use your foot as a kind of detailed body map, and can help treat health ailments by applying pressure on the meridian points that correspond to specific organs. This pressure effectively sends energy to weakened or troubled areas of the body, promoting both physical and psychological health.

Receiving a foot massage can:

Nausea and pain relief

If you experience nausea or general pain, a foot massage may provide you with some relief. A study was conducted by the University of Canberra in Australia to learn if foot massage can be used as a healing tool for patients hospitalized with cancer. Eighty-seven patients were given foot massages of four-minute increments per foot, which were found to have an instant beneficial effect on their feelings of nausea, pain and relaxation the study discovered that foot massage can be an effective complementary treatment for cancer patients to decrease symptoms of pain and nausea during their illness.

Helps with migraine and related health issues

It has been scientifically proven that reflexology treatment shows great improvement in people suffering from migraines and headaches. Pressing certain parts of the foot can treat some diseases and can also reduce the pain.

Better circulation

It could be you are like most people who live fairly sedentary lifestyles, especially if you have an office job that requires you to sit in front of a computer all day. As a result, your foot muscles aren’t getting regular exercise and your circulation is impeded by tight shoes. A quick foot massage (10 to 20 minutes) as part of your bedtime ritual will do wonders for your circulation. If you suffer from diabetes, foot health should be at the top of your priority list, and nightly massage can help.

Nail and toe care

Foot massages are a great way to avoid painful foot, toe and nail problems. Using a moisturizing massage cream can prevent dry, cracked, painful heels that can lead to fissures and infections. Massaging cream into your toenails and cuticles will keep them hydrated and can help avoid the onset of thick, yellow or calloused skin and nail problems.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Massaging the feet for 10 minutes before sleep improves one’s mood, lowers anxiety and simultaneously lowers and regulates high blood pressure levels.

Reduction of stress and fatigue

Based on the results of a study carried out by members of the Department of Nursing at the Songwon College, South Korea, it was shown that a foot massage therapy significantly reduced stress and fatigue women who were approaching the menopausal stage. Along with these benefits, it was further noted that these women had improved their blood circulation.

Whether you receive it from yourself or from someone else, a few minutes of foot massage before going to bed is definitely something you’ll enjoy and benefit from. Don’t forget the warm towels and the oils / lotions for an all out spa-at-home feel.

Onions (Allium cepa) belong to the lily family, the same family as garlic, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots.There are over 600 species of Allium, distributed all over Europe, North America, Northern Africa and Asia. The plants can be used as ornamentals, vegetables, spices, or as medicine. Onions have been used for medicinal and culinary purposes since prehistoric times. The role of onions in your daily diet certainly depends on taste preferences, but they’re worth including for more reasons than flavor. Onions provide vitamin C and plant-based chemicals with a variety of health benefits.

They are excellent sources of sulfuric compounds, flavonoids and phytochemicals.

 

Here are some of its amazing benefits:

 

Cardiovascular help

Onions contain a number of sulfides similar to those found in garlic which may lower blood lipids and blood pressure. In India, communities that never consumed onions or garlic had blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels substantially higher, and blood clotting times shorter, than the communities that ate liberal amounts of garlic and onions. Onions are a rich source of flavonoids, substances known to provide protection against cardiovascular disease. Onions are also natural anticlotting agents since they possess substances with fibrinolytic activity and can suppress platelet-clumping. The anticlotting effect of onions closely correlates with their sulfur content.

Regulates blood sugar

Onions are good for people who have diabetes. The sulfur compound called allyl propyl disulfide in onions helps increase insulin production and lower blood glucose levels in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. Furthermore, onion juice contains trace amounts of chromium, which helps improve the body’s glucose tolerance level.

A 2009 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food confirmed the antidiabetic effect of onions in diabetic rats. Onion extracts were found to be effective for lowering plasma glucose concentrations and body weight.

Diabetic people should include red onions regularly in their diet.

Soothe a sore throat

Onions have strong anti-inflammation properties and also act as a natural antibiotic. They also contain quercetin, which has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Onions are thus very helpful for a sore throat. To treat a sore throat with onions, chop six onions and place in a double boiler with 3/4 cup honey. Let heat for 2 hours. Strain and sip on the solution regularly throughout the day.

 

Enhances skin and hair health

The skin and hair derive their structure from a component called collagen. The phytochemicals in onion can help increase the intake of vitamin C in the body. The result is enhanced immunity. The presence of chromium in onion can help regulate blood sugar levels. Down the history, onion has been used to heal infections and reduce swellings.

 

Promotes gastrointestinal health

Onions packed with enormous flavonoids, these flavonoids help to reduce the risk of colon cancer. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors in animals and to protect colon cells from the damaging effects of certain cancer-causing substances.

Manages good oral health

Onion is infamous for causing bad breath but they are also effective against tooth decay and for fighting against oral infections. As strange as it may sound but it has been found that chewing raw onion slices for 2 to 3 minutes can potentially kill all the germs of the oral area like teeth and gums, and also from the surrounding places like throat and lips.

A full 40% of people with high blood pressure don`t even know they have it. 70% of those that do know it, fail to keep it under control. By age 55 an estimated 38% of Americans will have blood pressure over 140/90 and by age 65 it jumps to over 50%.

The British have similar numbers as do many other countries in Europe. By far, Japan leads the way in healthy senior citizens, but as it races to achieve its version of the American dream, it too is seeing increases in heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and other preventable diseases.

Clearly medication alone is not enough to fight this disease. If we want to get our blood pressure under control we need to look at natural high blood pressure cures that can complement other treatments we may be receiving.

Here are some of the best natural remedies for high blood pressure:

Herbs 

 Hibiscus is a delicious red tea that has been shown in studies to reduce high blood pressure. Herbal diuretics like buchu and cornsilk tea can also help by eliminating edema. Angelica contains compounds that act much like calcium channel blockers, which are often prescribed for high blood pressure and heart health.

Honey

 

Honey not only reduces pressure from the heart but also works to calm blood vessels, making it an effective remedy for high blood pressure.

Each morning, eat two teaspoons of honey before eating anything else.

Use local, organic honey for extra health benefits.

 

Celery

 

Any at home high blood pressure remedies should include celery.

Because of its high levels of phytochemical 3-N-butylphthalide, muscles surrounding artery walls relax, which gives flowing blood more room and its travel easier.

Additionally, celery reduces hormones that result from stress that constrict blood pressure.

Cut down on salt

Don’t cook with salt or add any to your food at the table, and cut down on processed foods, which contain a lot of salt.

Blueberries

If your blood pressure is borderline unhealthy, eating a cup of blueberries a day could help lower it. In a 2015 study of women ages 45 to 65 with the early stages of high blood pressure, half ate 22 grams of freeze-dried blueberry powder (the equivalent of a cup of fresh berries) daily for eight weeks, while the other half ate an identical-looking powder that didn’t contain any blueberries. After eight weeks, the blueberry group’s systolic blood pressure (the top number) had dropped 5 mmHg, while the readings for the placebo group remained the same.

 Apples

Apple peels are rich in the cholesterol-lowering fiber pectin and in flavonoids that inhibit angiotensin-converting enzyme, which indirectly increases blood pressure by causing blood vessels to constrict.

Lemons

Lemons are widely regarded as an effective home remedy for high blood pressure because of purported effect of reducing rigidity of the blood vessels. A study published in 2015found that the anti-hypertensive effect of lemon may be attributed to auraptene, a compound present in most citric fruits. The high vitamin C content gives you added heart health benefits, as the natural antioxidant, helping reduce the harmful effects of free radicals. Drink a cup of warm water along with freshly squeezed lemon juice each morning on an empty stomach.

Guava is a sweet exotic fruit native to Mexico, Central and South America. One guava fruit contains three times the daily vitamin C requirement, potassium, fiber, vitamin A, and lycopene. Whether whole fruit, juice, or jelly, guava is deliciously nutritious. And that’s just the fruit of the tree.

Guava and guava leaves have a ton of benefits:

Weight loss

Guava is quite helpful for those who want to lose weight without compromising their intake of proteins, vitamins and fiber. Guava is good source of roughage and rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, but it has no cholesterol and a low number of digestible carbohydrates. It is a very filling snack and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, particularly raw guava has far less sugar as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and other fruit. Including a medium-sized guava to your lunch and you will not feel hungry again until the evening. Ironically, it can also help with weight gain in lean, thin people. This is perhaps due to its wealth of nutrients, which keep the metabolism regulates and helps to promote the proper absorption of nutrients.

 

Respiratory ailments

Quercetin as found in guava leaves can also relieve asthma and other respiratory ailments, such as bronchitis and chronic cough.

Dengue fever

A virus spread by mosquitoes in tropical regions that can be fatal to some with a compromised immune system. Guava leaf extract has been shown an effective remedy for dengue fever.

Help heal colds

As well as with more serious respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis, guava leaves can be helpful if you’ve got a cold. The high levels of vitamin C and iron in unripe tropical fruit help reduce mucus productions and prevent the spread of microbial activity. It is important to remember that while unripe guava is effective, ripe guava can have the opposite effect and instead irritate and prolong the illness.

 

It promotes hair growth

Even if you are not losing hair but want some more, you may consider trying guava leaves. Regularly wash your hair with guava leaves water and the vitamin C and vitamin B found in the leaves will nourish hair follicles. You will notice your hair growing quickly. Moreover, guava leaves promote scalp health because they possess antimicrobial, analgesic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lower cholesterol

Research has proved that drinking guava leaf tea for 3 months can lead to reduction in LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides without any adverse effect on good cholesterol. Besides, the guava leaves are a great liver tonic.

Protect liver

Guava leaves protect the liver by curing various injuries caused to the liver. The liver can be damaged by excessive paracetamol consumption or from enzymes like bilirubin, alkaline phosphate, aspartate aminotransferace and alanine aminotransferace . These leaves with their effective hepatoprotective property helps in detoxifying the organ.

Improves skin health

The antioxidants and vitamins present in guava benefit the skin. They help slow down aging and prevent wrinkles.

According to The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, guava extract can also be used to treat acne as it has the potential to destroy acne-causing bacteria in the skin.

The juicy carrot is one of the most liked vegetable by millions of people all over the world. It serves as a crunchy addition to salads and is also a healthy choice for snacking. Besides its natural sweetness, delicious taste and revitalizing ability, the vegetable contains very important nutrients that are important for various organs such as eyes, skin, teeth and digestive system.

The vegetable derived its name from Greek word, “karoton”, where kar means horn shaped. The substance called beta-carotene found in carrot has actually been derived from the word karoton.

 

Here are some of its amazing benefits:

Effective for teeth and gum health

When you take a bite of a juicy carrot it not only provides you with its sweet taste but it also helps in maintaining your oral health. The food particles and plaque is scraped off with the help of these crunchy carrots. When we chew a raw carrot, it stimulates our gums and triggers the production of saliva that is alkaline in nature, this balance out the acid formation and also reduces the growth of bacteria causing cavity. There are some important minerals found in carrot that helps to protect against tooth decay.

Carrots prevent cancer

Carrots contain pesticide falcarinol. It lowers likelihood of development of cancerous tumors and lung cancer. Some research confirms that consumption of foods rich in fiber lowers risk of colon cancer development by 24 %. Concentrated carrot juice is used to prevent development of breast cancer as well as treat it.

 

 

Good for the cardiovascular system

Several studies demonstrated that diet high in carotenoids (beta-carotine) is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because carrots’ soluble fibers are binding bile acids (LDL – so called “bad cholesterol”) and also increasing the HDL which helps in reducing blood clots and heart diseases.
At the same time, the carrot’s potassium helps to balance the high levels of sodium associated with hypertension and keeps blood pressure under control.

 

Better vision

Carrots are high in carotenoids, most notably beta-carotene. Our bodies convert this into Vitamin A which is crucial in helping maintain good eye health and vision. Yes, carrots really do help your eyesight but it’s a lack of Vitamin A that causes your eyesight to deteriorate. It’s transformed into rhodopsin which helps with night vision.

Promotes gentle cleansing

Carrots are a natural diuretic that promotes detoxification to speed up the flushing out of toxins, which has a positive effect on the skin and helps fatty build-up in the arteries get broken down and cleared out.

And as a natural anti-inflammatory and richly alkaline veggie, carrots help calm our overstressed immune systems and promote the right pH balance in the body.

Antioxidants

Like other vibrant fruits and vegetables, carrots are rich in antioxidants such as alpha- and beta-carotene, vitamin C, cyanidins and lutein. Different varieties of carrots carry differing amounts of specific antioxidants. Orange carrots are rich in beta-carotene, yellow carrots contain more lutein, and red and purple carrots have higher levels of anthocyanins.

Your liver has many functions and plays a large role in your overall health.  And while outwardly you may feel you are healthy, sometimes your insides can tell a very different story. Monitoring your diet can help keep the liver healthy. Being obese hampers the liver, leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Individuals with the most severe form of the disease, called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), have inflammation and liver cell damage, which can lead to scarring, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Therefore a diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol must be avoided. Otherwise it triggers inflammation in the liver and the body responds by sending immune cells to neutralize the threat. Unfortunately, the immune response can rage out of control, creating even more inflammation and further damaging the liver.

Here are some foods that can help you heal the liver:

Broccoli, onion and garlic

These foods are believed to provide sulfur to the body. Sulphur, helps enhance the detoxifying reactions in the liver, and carry out processes that prevent its damage.

 

Beetroot

This purplish-red root contains pectin, which is very useful in flushing out the toxins from the liver, and does not allow them to be reabsorbed.

 

Make sure to consume sufficient calories every day

If you aren’t consuming sufficient calories, your body will use the protein that you consume to burn for energy.

With enough calories, the protein you eat can go straight to building muscle.

Lemon

Drinking lemon juice or adding a slice of lemon to your water or tea is a good way to add lemon to your diet. Lemon juice helps stimulate the liver’s production of bile, which pushes toxins out. It also helps prevent the buildup of gallstones. It promotes digestion, liver function, and the movement of gastric juices.

 

Fruits

 

If you’re trying to lose weight, you certainly don’t want to eat too many fruits, as a lot of them are loaded with fructose which can slow your weight loss. That said, many of them can be a great help if your immediate mission is improving liver health through diet.

Citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, lime, tangerines and grapefruits, as well as berries like blueberry, blackberry and strawberry— not to mention pomegranates—are all rich in the antioxidant vitamin C and flavonoids. They are also high in folic acid and vitamin B-complex.

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that protects the internal organs from reactive oxidative stress and scavenges free radicals in the body, especially in your liver.

Milk thistle

 

A natural herbal remedy, the milk thistle can be enjoyed in an herbal tea that’s great for your liver. Some fans of the ingredient also use it in smoothies and salads. Silymarin, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoid in the seeds, is also hepatoprotective. It can offer protection not just from toxins in your diet, but also from drugs like Tylenol that cause damage to the liver when taken in high doses. Research suggests it may even help rejuvenate and repair your liver by aiding the growth of new cells.

 

Liver health is crucial for your overall health. An unhealthy liver can be the cause for many common problems including obesity, glucose imbalance and digestive disorders. Include liver function tests in your regular health checkup to detect problems at an early stage. A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy liver.

 

Rosemary is the ‘go-to’ essential oil for many people.

It is widely recommended by trained Aromatherapists the world over, to those feeling mentally fatigued but who need to maintain a clear head.

Rosemary was one of the earliest plants used in medicine due to its antiseptic properties and its history dates back to its use by the ancient Egyptians. Since then, Rosemary has been used for wide range of therapeutic indications.

Here are some of the benefits of rosemary:

Treat scabies

The anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial properties of this herb will protect the affected areas from further infection. Furthermore, rosemary can reduce the irritating sensation and speed the healing process. You will need rosemary and water for this treatment.

Relieve lower back pain

Add rosemary to boiling water and then cover it. Now, let it steep for 30 minutes. Drink 1 cup of this tea before going to sleep and 1 cup before your breakfasts. Have this tea regularly to relieve lower back pain.

Rejuvenate the skin

Massage your skin with rosemary oil to rehydrate and tone it. It fades wrinkles & bags on your skin, thus keeping it healthy and beautiful. The cell regeneration properties of rosemary oil help to treat visible skin problems and replace the damaged tissue, which is effective in reducing scars & spots.

Reduces risk of cancer

Researchers studying the effects of rosemary in relation to cancer have found it may inhibit tumor growth. Rosemary’s been shown to reduce the formation of cancer cells by preventing the replication of cancerous cells. This has been documented regarding prostate, breast and colon cancer cells.

 Assists brain health

Rosemary has long been revered for its ability to help overcome mental fatigue, improving mental clarity and focus. Now, Japanese researchers have shown that rosemary can do more than that. The research, published in 2015 in Neuroscience Research stated that carnosic acid (one of rosemary’s phytochemicals) has neuroprotective functions in brain cells. They said carnosic acid “served as an activator for neuroprotective and neurotrophic functions in brain cells.” They also stated it may be helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

For memory and concentration

Rosemary oil is commonly used in aromatherapy to improve memory and concentration, and relieve stress. Other rosemary benefits are lowering cortisol levels to reduce anxiety, especially when combined with other sweet-smelling oils such as lavender oil.

Indigestion

The consumption of Rosemary tea is also known to help with indigestion, stomach cramps and flatulence. Hence rosemary herb is mostly added to meat dishes such as beef, lamb, pork etc. as it helps in the digestion of these meats by stimulating the gall bladder to produce an increased quantity of bile. Hence while preparing such meat dishes it is always advisable to sprinkle some rosemary herb on the meat.

 

Antibacterial potential

Rosemary consists of impressive amount of immune boosting components, which is specifically powerful against bacterial infections, particularly those in the stomach. H. pylori bacteria are common and very dangerous pathogens that cause stomach ulcers, but rosemary has been shown to prevent its growth when consumed. Similarly, rosemary is related to preventing Staph infections, which kill thousands of people each year.

Teeth whitening treatments are common these days. Most people go to the dentist for professional treatments that involve lasers and bleaching. Others use store brand products such as whitening strips. Others just use whitening toothpaste. However, there is a chemical in toothpaste, which helps prevent gum disease, but can also cause cancer. That chemical is triclosan. In fact, many teeth whitening products contain the same dangerous chemical.

It is important to know there are several alternatives to use instead for whitening teeth naturally:

Salt

Salt is an excellent home teeth whitening agent and has long been used since olden times to cleanse the teeth. Salt replenishes lost mineral content of the teeth and helps them retain their whiteness.

Using common salt regularly as tooth powder instead of chemical powder helps to whiten the teeth without causing wearing of the enamel or dentine layers. Mix common salt with charcoal and use this mixture to brush your teeth regularly. Common salt and baking soda rubbed on the teeth reduces the yellow tinge and removes accumulated plaque. Rub salt gently on the teeth to avoid abrasions and bleeding in the gums.

 

 

Baking soda and warm water

You may also apply baking soda with water. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of water until the baking soda has entirely dissolved. Dip the toothbrush in the mixture and smoothly brush your teeth. Spit and then rinse. Follow up with daily toothpaste.

 

Lemons

Lemon peel and juice have bleaching properties that can help whiten teeth. You can use the juice by putting a few drops of lemon juice on toothbrush and then brushing particularly on stained spots. Lemon juice can also be used in combination with baking soda or salt.

Strawberries

 Applying a paste of crushed strawberries to your teeth can act as a natural tooth whitener. Strawberries contains malic acid, which can soften and dissolve stains. But the acid can also soften enamel, damaging your teeth, says Stanton. If you do this frequently, your teeth may actually look more yellow because as the enamel wears down, the yellow dentin layer underneath becomes more visible.

Peroxide

Not the hair bleach, but hydrogen peroxide applied to your teeth or used as a mouthwash is a wonderful, safe tooth whitening home remedy.  Not only can you use it alone, you can also dip your toothbrush into peroxide, sprinkle with baking soda and use the double-whammy to brighten your smile.

Oil pulling

This is a traditional Aryurvedic practice used to help detoxify and cleanse the body. Along with helping to whiten teeth, it also reduces tooth decay and gingivitis. Sesame oil is the traditional choice, but to see the best results, use coconut oil which contains monolaurin, a very effective antimicrobial against the main bug implicated with tooth decay, strep mutans. Be sure to use a high quality oil.

 

Bay leaves and orange peel

The combination of bay leaves together with orange peel can be one of the tooth whitening at home techniques. Dehydrated the orange peel and natural powder the bay leaves properly. Use this combination on the teeth, to force them to be whiter.

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing oil around in your mouth for a set period of time. It draws out the toxins in your body, primarily to improve oral health but also to improve your overall health.

Dating back to around 5,000 years ago, oil pulling was originally used for healing purposes to treat all kinds of oral issues with sesame and sunflower oil being the predominant base used at the time. Recent studies show that when compared with our usual mouthwash, the method of oil pulling with sesame oil does in fact reduce plaque. The growing trend in the 21st century towards using natural, organic products wherever possible has meant that oil pulling has seen a comeback, as people embrace this traditional and wholly natural way to look after their teeth. Coconut oil is often favored above the original oils, as this oil also has many benefits for your whole body such as burning fat and balancing hormones. Additionally, coconut oil has been seen to have the ability to help protect against tooth decay.

Here are some of the benefits of oil pulling:

Prevents cavities

Swishing coconut oil helps pull out bacteria that tends to hide between teeth and gums. By getting rid of this bacteria, you can prevent cavities from ever forming in your mouth.

Systematic health benefits

Oil pulling is believed to have not only oral benefits but also contributes to positive health and healing. The Ayurvedic medicine text professes that oil pulling cures over thirty health ailments. Some of these include: diabetes, arthritis, chronic sinusitis, migraines, asthma, bronchitis, intestinal diseases, heart disease, kidney disease, eczema, and many chronic illnesses. Reducing the amount of unfavorable bacteria and toxins in your body reduces the strain they cause on your immune system. This may explain why some claim oil pulling is capable of curing diseases and chronic inflammation.

Promotes Oral Hygiene

Gum diseases and tooth decay occur due to the deposition of plaque on teeth. If the teeth are not cleaned after satisfying the taste buds with some yummy food item; plaque gets deposited on your teeth which release bacteria and germs. Oil pulling helps reduce tooth cavities and gets rid of bad breath. It removes Streptococcus mutans bacteria along with other microorganisms. It works wonders in improving oral health. Hence, it can be used as a mouthwash. It must be practiced during pregnancy as the changing hormone levels, and the calcium utilization by the developing baby takes a toll on the teeth and gums.

How to oil pull:

  • Put the oil in your mouth. The oil is considered a fat that will add to the detox formula you are creating. It is important to take note of that the recommended oils to use are sunflower, sesame oil and olive oil.
    Most importantly to use cold pressed oil as a first choice. If this is not available use refined oil.
  • Whoosh the oil with your saliva. This is the water and enzymes combination that is adding to make a short- term mixture, which has the natural know-how of binding oil and water soluble molecules, blanketing them both into the currents in your mouth.
  • Rinse your mouth out thoroughly with water. Give yourself a moment to adjust back to not swishing any oil liquid in your mouth.
    Your saliva glands will need a few minutes to readjust to not having to move and swish.