I discovered coconut oil during my own healing journey while living in Thailand in 2009. During my first initial research I actually wondered if it were truly possible that coconut products, in particular coconut oil could be so incredibly healthy, versatile and positively effective in so many ways.
I then experienced the benefits for myself and realized that I was questioning the power of Mother Nature. When thinking about it in this way I decided that yes, She does have the power to heal, nourish and nurture us to better health and natural beauty.
One of my most interesting discoveries in the use of coconut oil as a natural body medicine was the ancient Ayurvedic health tradition known as oil pulling. Oil pulling as we know it today, was introduced by Dr.F.Karach, MD.
Dr Karach claimed that oil pulling could help a variety of illnesses ranging from heart disease and digestive troubles to hormonal disorders. He said it helped him recover from a chronic blood disorder and arthritis, which at times was so painful he was bed ridden. He used the method in his medical practice with great success.
Our mouths are the homes of billions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites and their toxins. It is these types of germs and their toxic waste products that cause gum disease, tooth decay and contribute to other potentially serious health problems.
By expelling these harmful substances from our bodies, our health is greatly improved and we have more energy.
Sunflower and sesame oils have been commonly used for oil pulling. I prefer to use coconut oil because of its many additional health benefits.
According to Dr Bruce Fife, the antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties of coconut oil make it effective in brightening teeth, healing gums, preventing bad breath, quenching inflammation, and healing oral infections. It is also known to improve digestion because of its detoxifying effects on the body.
WHAT TO DO: Oil pulling is best done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Simply put a tablespoon of coconut oil inside your mouth and swish it around for 10-15 minutes. As you swish the fat enzymes in the oil literally ‘pull’ the toxins, bacteria and bad debris out from the body’s cells, blood and gut, simultaneously cleaning the surface of your teeth. When finished discard the oil and wash your mouth. Try not to swallow the oil because it is loaded with bacteria, toxins, pus, and mucous.
If you use a mild flavored coconut oil it is quite pleasant in the mouth. If required this can be done more than once a day and is best done before meals on an empty stomach.
A HANDY TIP: Some people say “15 minutes that’s a long time!” Here’s what I do, while swishing I get on with other things (have a shower, iron my clothes etc.)
The world is now re-discovering the wonderful health and beauty benefits of coconut oil. It seems to have re-emerged as the miracle healing oil. I now refer to it as Mother Nature’s magic.
Enjoy with radiant health and beauty!
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Author: Jenni Madison
Jenni started Coconut Magic when she returned from living in Thailand in 2011.Whilst abroad, Jenni had discovered the most amazing quality of coconut oil and experienced her own health transformation. Jenni returned with very little other than her coconut oil discovery and a desire to share it with the world. Just a few months after her return coconut oil and a whole new perception of well being started to become 'rediscovered' in the west. People were looking for clean, pure and sustainable, health products. People were eager to learn about health food, raw food and healing with plant-based nutrition. Based on this, alongside Jenni's passion to share what she had discovered in the East, the company grew fast.
Coconut Magic is committed to bringing you the highest quality coconut products, backed by sustainable, fairly traded production, and well being education.
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