ayurveda

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about fat

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about fat

Shining the light on body FAT and it's admirably essential role in our everyday well-being

Taking a blurb from my weight loss eBook (about me losing 20lbs of weight in one week), I highlight body fat, something that a majority of us have been conditioned to not think too fondly of.

Fat is an essential bodily tissue. Fat is found in the limbs and torso regions of the body, just between the skin and the bones. Fat, in its healthy form, makes for healthy bones. Fat functions to provide lubrication for the body, supporting, protecting and preserving our bones. Fat acts as an internal air conditioning and heating system for our bodies, producing sweat as a byproduct to cool us down when our bodies get too hot and expanding to its full capacity to insulate and keep us warm when our bodies get too cold. Fat is a symbol of love and warmth and, without fat, our bodies feel forever cold (and our minds are simultaneously flooded with cold thoughts, cold emotions and cold feelings). Fat is literally necessary for our vitality and fat deserves our utmost love and appreciation for its active support and functionality in our overall health and well-being.

Oil Pulling

At-Home Oral Care & Body Detoxification Practices Using Common (Cold Pressed) Household Oils

Detoxify the Body, Improve Oral Hygiene, et al with Oil Pulling

Cold pressed sesame oil

Cold pressed sesame oil

Oil pulling (aka kavala, gundusha, oil therapy) is an ancient ayurvedic practice that consists of gently swishing and chewing oil in your mouth.  While providing a whitening and overall hardening affect for the teeth, oil pulling also strengthens the gums (making them less prone to bleeding while flossing or even eating :/ ); helps to detoxify the entire body (by removing toxins from the blood stream while "pulling" the oil around in your mouth*); supports the human heart, lungs, liver and kidneys; and treats typical ailments and afflictions like skin diseases; headaches, poor memory, loss of appetite and insomnia, to name a few.

How Does Oil Pulling Work?

As you swish and chew the oil through your teeth and around your mouth, the oil naturally mixes with your saliva, causing the release enzymes that attract and draw toxins from your bloodstream. You can literally see spots of white or an otherwise milky white and possibly yellowish color in the oil as you spit it out of your mouth (spit it in a clear glass cup to see). *The trick is, you never want to leave the oil in your mouth for longer than about 3-4 minutes because the toxins will be pushed back into your bloodstream as your blood naturally circulates throughout your body.

Which Oils Are Best for Oil Pulling?

It is best practices to only use cold pressed, un-refined oils for oil pulling (and truly any other oil usage in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom) because cold pressed oils are carefully produced at low temperatures, leaving the oil's nutritional value, aroma and flavor all intact.  The four most popular oils that are commonly used for oil therapy are sesame oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and olive oil.  Again, all oils should be cold pressed and un-refined for optimal results.

How To Pull Oil and Remove Toxins From Your Body

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cold pressed oil

  • 2 tablespoons natural spring water

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or baking soda)

  • fluoride free toothpaste

Instructions For A Proper Oil Therapy Practice

  1. In the morning, before eating anything, pour 1 tablespoon of oil into your mouth and, without swallowing it, gently swish, swirl and chew the oil through your teeth and all around your mouth.  After no more than 3-4 minutes, spit the oil out (into a garbage can so that you do not clog your sink) AND repeat this process 2-3 more times. 
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of either unrefined sea salt or baking soda to 2 tablespoons of natural spring water and use to rinse your mouth out fully. 
  3. Brush your teeth and scrub your tongue with (fluoride-free) tooth paste. 

*To Note: It is important to spit the oil out after about 4 minutes.  If you keep the oil in your mouth for longer, the toxins/bacteria will be reabsorbed back into the blood and will then have to be pulled back from the bloodstream again.

Common Benefits Of Oil Pulling

  • Stronger gums
  • Whiter teeth
  • Better breath
  • Sinus relief
  • Improved sleep
  • Jaw pain relief
  • Headache relief
  • Hangover relief
  • Skin care

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Cold Pressed Sesame Oil

Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil

Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

Cold PresseD Olive Oil

Unrefined Sea Salt

Baking Soda

Natural Spring Water

 

 Fluoride free toothpaste