Recently two of my very good friends embarked on the latest alternative medical/dental treatment: Oil Pulling. Its pretty inexpensive, a little weird at first but it gets great reviews from both of my friends and others. Here’s a little background
What is it?
How to do it?
The most prominent benefit of oil-pulling is the natural whitening of teeth but there are several other dental gains, such as stronger gums and teeth, less bleeding of the gums, pinker tongue, and elimination of bad breath. But it doesn’t stop there, oil-pulling is said to detoxify the body and can thereby cure/treat other aliments like:
- Relieving cramp symptoms
- Increasing Energy
- Better Sleep
Yeah I know you’re probably making the same face I was making like ‘Really? This doesn’t sound at all plausible’. In fact when I told my dad I was trying it, he laughed over the phone and asked if I wanted to buy some snake oil potion next. So yes it sounds too good to be true. But after talking with my friends they did see some whitening in the teeth and an ease of brushing. Also one swore its reduced cramps. One thing they did mention was the weirdness of swishing around oil in the mouth but it wasn’t that bad for me.