Fighting a cold.. fight no more.. I’m about to share my secret tip. And its super easy.
Its that time of the year. Fall, cooler weather, body adjustments.
A friend has been battling a cold for several days. I thought I’d share a new method, but not really that new. Oil pulling is the way to go..I’ve been doing it for years & happy to admit, no more suffering from severe colds. Come to think of it, I haven’t really taken a sick leave day to battle a cold for about 3 years 🙂 since I started doing this regularly.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method of detoxing and rejuvenating the body.
All you do is literally swish oil around in your mouth, much like you would do with mouthwash.
here’s how :
• First thing on waking up. Yes, even before brushing or eating or drinking anything, take a tablespoon of your choice of oil. any oils to choose from: coconut, sesame, sunflower. Personally I like sesame oil due to its non freezing property & its ability to really coat my mouth.
• Put oil in your mouth, and swish it around for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes
• Spit it out into your garbage. Don’t spit into sink because it can clog your pipes.
• Rinse your mouth out with water.
Hint: easiest timesaving way to fit this in your daily routine – do it in the shower.
Studies show that oil pulling can reduce the amount of S. mutans (germs) in the teeth and mouth. thanks to the slick surface the oil creates (just like in your frying pan), oil keeps bacteria from getting a good hold in your body.
Other studies found actual “saponification” or cleansing effects that literally get rid of bacteria and fungus that can cause anything from bad breath to sore throats.
Try this out for a week. let me know how goes.
From whiter teeth to reduced colds, the benefits of this ancient tried, tested and true detox are huge.. Can’t wait to hear from you..