November 2013 I had a throbbing sinus headache for 10 days. I knew if I went to the doctor he would put me on antibiotics. I decided to not go the antibiotic root this time. I wanted to try getting rid of this sinus infection a natural way. Plus, I wanted to try to keep this condition from returning. PREVENTATIVE medicine. Something my doctor never mentions. I decided to do something that makes all doctors cringe, SEARCH THE INTERNET. Several times while reading articles, OIL PULLING was mentioned. I had no clue what they were talking about. What the heck is OIL PULLING? The more I read the more interesting it became. I decided to give it a try. Not only did it say OIL PULLING would get rid of my sinus headache, it would also keep it away for good. The articles had a list of all the great health benefits topically and internally. To mention a few benefits: teeth whitening, gum disease, superb oral hygiene, arthritis inflamation, weight loss, boosting your immune system, pulling out toxins from all over your body. I tried to keep an open mind and be positive BUT it did seem too good to be true. What the heck, I decided to give it a try.

At first it really turned my stomach to think of putting this substance, that looks like lard, into my mouth. I tried to think positive and picture me getting rid of sinus congestion once and for all. The texture gagged me at first. I couldn’t get LARD out of my mind. I said to myself, “Lark, don’t be so ridiculous. Just do it.” So I did it. My sinus headache was better within 2 hours and gone by the next day. Within a week my ears were unplugged and my sinuses were draining. I haven’t had a sinus headache since November 2013.

I start each morning OIL PULLING. You need to do this on an empty stomach, before eating or drinking anything. I take ONE TABLESPOON of organic, raw, extra virgin coconut oil into my mouth and swish. You keep swishing it around your mouth for 20 minutes. DO NOT SWALLOW ANY OF THIS LIQUID. YES, I said 20 minutes. I know that seems like a long time, I thought so to at first. BUT find something to do. Make your bed, take a shower, get your coffee or tea made, clean up the kitchen, pick out what you are wearing today, check your emails. Come on now, you can find something to do for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes SPIT INTO THE GARBAGE and DO NOT SWALLOW any of this liquid. Do not spit into any drains. It will harden and clog drains. Now rinse your mouth with warm water. Brush your teeth if you like, I brush mine after breakfast. Now carry on with your day.

I hope I got you to thinking about internet searching ‘THE BENEFITS OF OIL PULLING’. There are many and I am a healthier lady since making OIL PULLING part of my daily routine. By the way my husband is also OIL PULLING and that is an event in itself. :0)

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4 thoughts on “OIL PULLING

  1. Since I have never known you to steer me in the wrong direction, I am going to give this a try. The dentist always wants me to use this expensive ($17) mouthwash due to my sensitive gums. Wondering if this will do the trick. Also, the other benefits you mentioned are worth the “swish”. Where did you get the coconut oil you use? We have a couple of small health food stores around here, but nothing that great. Hope I can steel myself for the 20 minutes, but like you say ~ I can keep busy!

  2. Costco or Sam’s Club have really good prices and a good product. Make sure it is cold pressed, unrefined and organic.

  3. Okay …… I did it! I took myself over to the Amish health food store and they had the oil in every conceivable size up to one gallon containers. I bought the smallest one (16 oz jar for $12 ~ I will look at Sam’s next time we’re in Paducah) which I figured will last me awhile. At first, I was like you ~ kinda gaggish, but for no real reason other than it’s white and oily. But once it melts, it’s more like a mouthful of water ~no big deal. I did the 20 minutes, keeping busy ~ nothing new for me early in the morning ~ gotta get Mark out the door:) So now I hope to reap some benefits ~ can’t hurt. Curious as to how you got David to try it ~ Mark would think I was insane (nothing new) if I even asked him to try it:)))

  4. One of the benefits he is interested in is helping raise his HDL cholesterol levels. Mostly he knows that I wouldn’t be oil pulling if I didn’t believe in how good it is for me. He trusts my judgement. It helps with inflammation. I no longer take arthritis medication. Some studies are being done for helping with or preventing Alzheimers, which my Dad has. Whitening teeth and oral hygiene is a kicker for me.

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