What is Oil Pulling?


Oil pulling is an Ayurveda (gets at the root of the problem) practice that dates back 5,000 years. Swishing oil in your mouth is supposed to clean your teeth, get rid of bad breath and bad bacteria, reverse gum disease and inflammation, regrow your gums, get rid of tooth decay and whiten your teeth. It is also is said to cure many ailments such as arthritis, migraines and to stave off Alzheimer’s by completely eliminating toxins from your body.

I started thinking about this when our traditional dentist said my daughter had inflamed gums and wanted to shoot antibiotics into her gums. No thank you. I always prefer to address the problem rather than mask it. I consulted a trusted pharmacist. He said to switch her regular store-bought toothpaste to more natural one. I switched her to The Honest Company’s toothpaste which I’ve been using for a year with good results. She was hesitant because it’s not “minty” enough. She now likes it. He said to take her off dairy, have her rinse her mouth with aloe gel and glutamine powder (bought the capsules and broke them open) two to six times per day; swish and swallow.

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Detox with Calcium Bentonite Clay

I hope your holidays were filled with lots of good friends, family, cheer, fantastic food and drink, laughter and that your guests have all vacated by now.clay

I’m not one to jump on the New Year’s resolution band wagon. I think it is important to try your best all year and to balance that with enjoyment. I actually did not mean for this to be a “clean up your act, it’s the new year,” kind of post. It just worked out that way. Sorry, I know you are bombarded with these kinds of messages.

However, this is my favorite new discovery in my arsenal of health. Detoxifying with Calcium Bentonite  Clay is nothing new, but it’s new to me.  The idea is to drink a little of the clay mixed with water upon rising in the morning and before bed for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks your digestive system, colon and liver will be cleansed. Trust me, you will know it has happened (insert gross thoughts here) and you will feel amazing. Continue reading “Detox with Calcium Bentonite Clay”