For as long as I can remember, Freeman and I haven’t really been the people to go to annual doctor checkups. Whether it be the dentist or whatever, it doesn’t happen. I haven’t been to any doctor of any sort since before we even met. I’ll tell you why.
While it definitely saves money in this country (we all know healthcare is far from free), our biggest reason is we truly believe if we take care of ourselves properly we don’t have a reason to go to the doctor. Yes there will be times that going is necessary; emergency situations or whatever other urgencies/situations life gives us, but for the most part just taking care of ourselves will do the job. Which brings me to oil pulling.
Truth be told, we’ve known about it for ages. I don’t know what our apprehension was, but we bought the oil ages ago and never used it. I even learned about it in Yoga teacher training! then as of late, I’ve been seeing it make it’s rounds on facebook and instagram and thought I might as well give it a try. My teeth aren’t in bad condition but they could be in better. Same goes for Freeman. If we want to continue living our lives Doctor free, we need to keep up with the up-keep of our bodies. Sooooo….this morning I finally did it. And now I’m wondering why did I wait so damn long?! Just one shot. I gave it just one shot and I can already tell the difference! My teeth feel smooth and plaque free, my mouth feels fresh, everything feels fantastic! Yay for self love
If you’re interested in giving it a shot, use a tablespoon of oil (I suggest organic coconut or organic sesame) swish around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes (don’t swallow it, it’s full of toxins!), spit in to the sink (if using coconut oil, spit into the trash or outside-it can do damage to plumbing), rinse your mouth with warm salt water (I suggest sea salt) and brush your teeth. If you haven’t made this change yet, I suggest switching to a toothpaste that’s fluoride free (truth be told, it’s not very good for your teeth or your pineal gland). I’ve read that you should drink a glass or two of water before consuming any food, but that’s kind of a given considering that’s what you should be doing first thing in the morning anyway whether you do oil pulling or not
If you decide to try it, let me know how it goes for you!
A healthy outside starts from the inside. ~ Robert Urich