GuruNanda Oil Pulling - by The Organic Bunny

GuruNanda Oil Pulling - by The Organic Bunny

We’ve all heard about it, but how many of you have actually tried oil pulling? I’ve done it a few times, but I haven’t been able to keep it up daily, despite really wanting to. I recently came across these GuruNanda single servings of mixed oils that make it easier to do each day, so, I am hoping to give this another whirl to really monitor the benefits now that half of the work has been done for me. Time to step up my oil pulling game in hopes to rid my body of the toxins that accumulate in me each day!

Where Do Toxins Come From?

  • Spending most of your time in front of computers or steering wheels in artificially air-conditioned environments.
  • Consumption of unhealthy and untimely processed fast foods.
  • Lack of water, drinking mostly dehydrating liquids such as sodas, alcohol, teas, and coffee.
  • A lack of exercise, which prohibits the body from releasing toxins.Over time, these factors can create a vicious cycle of toxic buildup.

Over time, all of the above can create a vicious cycle of toxic build-up that can clog the body’s lymphatic system, which affects every organ and cell in the human body. An unhealthy lymphatic system cannot easily absorb or discharge unwanted body fat, carry away excess body fluids and toxins, or heal inflammation of the body’s muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and nervous systems. This dysfunction is what leads to health problems such as weight gain, migraines, aching joints, constipation, energy loss, mental fog, mental confusion, mood change, insomnia, restlessness, muscular spasms, a weakened immune system and nausea.

Once there are too many toxins, the body doesn’t know where to store them, which results in it sending them to fat cells which become the “warehouses” for storing whatever is in excess. Grrr! This backup strategy for dealing with toxic overload expands the number of fat cells, creating stuffed toxin-laden fat cells; commonly referred to as “toxic fat”. This process is likely done to get the toxic trash out of our circulation and away from essential organs while also serving as a self-defense mechanism for our body against getting poisoned.

Another unwanted side effect is that it causes easy weight gain and complicates weight loss because your body does not easily give up the toxic fat it has stored. The body then places water around the toxic fat as its self-defense mechanism causing even more inflammation.

Even at low levels, circulating chemical messengers of inflammation turns the body on itself. In their role of walling off and destroying, inflammatory messengers tell blood vessels to thicken, blood cells to get sticky and scar tissue to infiltrate organs. This chronic process causes heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and many more ailments.

Because the oil-soluble toxins and toxic fat are surrounded by water, it becomes extremely difficult for the body to burn off the fat. This is similar to how a balloon filled with water put over a flame such as a candle will not pop or burst.

Now that you understand that toxins are oil soluble and the science behind it all, you can move on and understand how oil pulling works!

How Oil Pulling Detoxifies Your Body-

Oil pulling is an ancient form of Ayurvedic practice based on the idea that self-healing is optimum when the three humors, or ” doshas”, are balanced. Dating back more than 5,000 years, the practice of oil pulling removes toxins which themselves are oil soluble. Oil pulling is most effective when a pure and dosha-balanced oil is gently swished in your mouth for 3-15 minutes, depending on how long you can tolerate it.

When Dosha balanced pure oil is swished in the mouth, oil soluble toxins dumped in saliva adhere to the oil. According to Kulreet Chaudhary, MD a prominent neurologist and Ayurveda expert “the body has several mechanisms that allow it to ‘dump’ toxic particles into the salivary glands. Following Ayurvedic tradition, oil pulling helps to increase the secretion of saliva and trap the toxins within the oil particles. With oil pulling, the salivary glands of the mouth function as a detoxifying organ”.

The act of swishing the oil around pulls the oil soluble toxins and harmful microbes residing in the mouth from the fat cells. When practiced regularly, oil pulling can reduce inflammation because, as the level of toxins in the toxic fat decreases, the body withdraws water around them and reduces inflammation. The acts of exercising, eating right, drinking water, and breathing facilitate weight loss and promote better health.

Benefits of Oil Pulling-

  • Improved oral and systematic health.
  • Alleviates tooth decay & bad breath.
  • Reduces headaches & migraines.
  • Whitens teeth.
  • Less bloating and inflammation.
  • Weight loss.
  • Healthy teeth leads to a healthy heart and overall great health.
  • Less toxins can reduce acne risks.

How To Oil Pull-

Oil pulling is really easy when you use a premade mix with the perfect balance of ingredients. I use the GuruNanda Organic Oil blend which comes premade and with a measuring cup to make it super easy to pour, swish and spit. I like to brush my teeth and gargle water before I pull, to remove excess food.

Then, simply pour in 1 tablespoon into your cup, place it into your mouth and swish away for 2-3 minutes, working your way up to 15 if comfortable! Once you are done swishing, spit the oil out into the trash can, not the sink, rinse out with some water, brush your teeth and then you are done! Really make sure to brush after you swish to get the toxins off of your teeth that were extracted.

The GuruNanda Oil is Made From-

  • Organic Sesame Seed Oil
  • Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Peppermint Oil {For minty fresh breath & taste!}

For anyone who would like more info on this process visit the GuruNanda site here or to buy it, I got my GuruNanda Ayurvedic Oil off Amazon for $13 here.

So, what do you think? Do you think oil pulling works or do you think it’s a waste of time?

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