This is one crazy technique but it's cheap enough and easy enough to try. It's also very old, going back to ancient India; it's an Ayurveda technique that has been used for centuries but it is new to us. We have been doing this for 3 weeks and have noticed a couple of very subtle shifts.
The process is to take a big spoonful of oil in your mouth and hold it there for 15-20 minutes without swallowing it. Swish it around in your mouth and push-pull it through your teeth. Then spit it out and rinse your mouth out with water.
Easy! if you don't have a serious gag reflex.
What it is supposed to do is "pull" bacteria, toxins, viruses, infection from your mouth, sinuses, throat, ears and skin. Go to this link for full explanation. www.oilpulling.com
This is what I have noticed since doing this...1) My sinuses, throat, ear canal and voice are cleaner and clearer. 2) my mouth is cleaner...no irritating gum infections ( I don't have much trouble with that anyway, but lately there's be none!) 3) my facial skin is clearer...tiny little bumps have disappeared.
My sister and husband stayed at our house for a week this summer just as we were starting this and I invited them to do this. They were just crazy enough to do it. My sister called me last night and told me that her husband who had a suspicious sore on his cheek, reported that the spot is shrinking and the white flakey center is gone.
We are going to keep doing this, could be important.
We are using a cold press, organic sunflower oil as was suggested by the website. They also suggest seseme oil but I haven't tried that one. The sunflower oil seems to work just fine. But virgin coconut oil works even better but I hate to spit out the coconut oil and am tempted to swallow it.
This is what I have noticed. 1 big spoonful of oil on an empty stomach at first doesn't seem like very much, but after a couple minutes your mouth fills up. It pulls saliva and in that are enzymes that change the oil and then the mucus comes and the other yucky stuff. By the time 15 minutes are up, my mouth is very full and I'm have a hard time keeping my lips together. When I spit, the once clear, golden liquid is white and opaque...which is what is supposed to happen and it is full of bad stuff. Go to the website and read what this is about. It might be very useful to you. I'm going to keep doing this. www.oilpulling.com