Health from the Inside Out! ~ Oil Pulling May 06 2016
Reducing inflammation in the body through diet and daily practices will help keep you strong and healthy. Oil swishing (also known as oil pulling) is an easy & effective way to reduce inflammation, beginning at the source - in your mouth!
Eris Cusher, of Eat Clean Nutrition, shares more about the practice below...
The Health Benefits of Oil Pulling by Eris Cushner, co-founder of Eat Clean Nutrition
- First thing in the morning, before you brush your teeth or drink your lemon water, or have your cup of coffee, put 1 teaspoon – 2 teaspoons of coconut oil in your mouth (I would start with 1 teaspoon and build up gradually).
- Gently swish it around for 15-20 minutes ideally, but if you’re just starting out then 5 minutes might be a good goal. You will feel the coconut oil melt in your mouth as you do this. You can be doing other things that are a part of your morning routine as this helps pass the time along.
- Spit the oil in your trash can! Don’t swallow the oil as it’s full of bacteria and toxins, and don’t spit it out into the sink as it may clog your drains.