Forget to floss? Can’t find a tasty, safe toothpaste? Tired of all the hype about teeth? “Your teeth should be stronger, whiter, cleaner, sexier, longer lasting, etc. etc. etc.”
Yep– me too!
So I was interested to discover Dr. Josh Axe’s newsletter in my inbox this morning, full of fascinating advice about an Ayurvedic dental practice called “oil pulling.”
Not only does this practice improve dental health, it support all the body’s systems, including:
- Prevent heart disease
- Reduce inflammation
- Soothe throat dryness
- Heal cracked lips
- Boost the immune system
- Improve acne
- Strengthen gums and jaws
While in India, studies have shown that using sesame oil is equally effective, Dr. Axe recommends coconut oil, for its additional benefits to the whole body. These benefits include the following:
- Balance hormones
- Kill candida
- Improve digestion
- Moisturize skin
- Reduce cellulite
- Decrease wrinkles and age spots
- Balance blood sugar and improve energy
- Improve Alzheimer’s
- Increase HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol
- Burn fat
Because it’s highly absorbable, you can experience many of these benefits simply by oil pulling. Make sure to use unrefined coconut oil to ensure there are no additives to it.
So what’s not to like about oil pulling? Read Dr. Axe’s newsletter and learn more!