Heck! I’m addicted to… oil pulling!

Regular visitors to my blog will know that I had some major teeth problems recently and when I was looking for help I heard about oil pulling.   It basically means swilling clean oil around your mouth each morning and spitting it out.  Then you rinse your mouth with water.  Apparently it has been shown that your mouth is full of bacteria in the mornings and so if you do this before you take a drink when you wake you can help to detox the body, fight candida and improve your teeth, etc..  If you google ‘oil pulling’ you will find plenty of fans who think its brilliant.   

Well the first time I did it I took too much oil into my mouth and I was nearly sick.  However I soon got the hang of it.  It didnt help with my bad tooth and my teeth certainly havent become whiter as one oil pulling fan promised.  But something weird has happened….if I dont do my oil pulling my mouth tastes a bit unpleasant each morning.   I’ve slowly become hooked on this very strange habit.  As soon as I wake I try to stop myself swallowing (to avoid swallowing those nasty bacteria) and then I rush to the cup containing a small amount of organic sunflower oil and quickly take a small mouthful.  Then I swish around it around my mouth for a few minutes. Its amazing how quickly it has become a habit!
Katie x

7 thoughts on “Heck! I’m addicted to… oil pulling!

  1. Angela

    Hi, I just asked if coconut oil works, but didn’t check the “notify me” box, so respond to this comment if you can. Thanks.

  2. Katie Post author

    Hi Angela

    I’m sorry for the delay in replying but I’ve had a problem with my emails. I dont know if coconut oil works but I do know that a derivative of coconut oil i.e. capryllic acid works very well to kill off candida. Hope this helps!

    Katie x

  3. Lisa

    I’ve not actually done this myself but I have read that extra virgin coconut oil is the best for oil pulling especially if you have any sort of health issues as it’s antibacteria, antiviral and antifungal ! If I was to start oil pulling that’s the oil I would use! X

  4. Sarah

    Do you use toothpaste? If so, you should stop! The glycerin in toothpaste is terrible for your teeth. Maybe try “earthpaste”. You can only buy it online however.

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