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Oil Pulling

posted by Estelle May 27, 2012 0 comments

So I recently was introduced to oil pulling, I actually can’t even remember where I first heard it but since then I have come across it a couple more times so I decided to pay attention. Basically all you do is rinse your mouth out with vegetable oil, much like you would with a mouthwash except you do it for 20 min. It has a very powerful cleansing and healing affect not only on the mouth and sinuses, but the entire body. 


Oil pulling traces it roots to oil gargling practiced in Ayurvedic medicine. Oil pulling as we know it today, was introduced in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD. Dr. Karach claimed that oil pulling could cure a variety of illnesses ranging from heart disease and digestive troubles to hormonal disorders. He said it cured him of a chronic blood disorder of 15 years duration and within three days it cured his arthritis, which at times was so painful he was bed ridden. He used the method in his medical practice with great success…The oil acts like a cleanser. When you put it in your mouth and work it around your teeth and gums it “pulls” out bacteria and other debris. It acts much like the oil you put in your car engine. The oil picks up dirt and grime. When you drain the oil, it pulls out the dirt and grime with it, leaving the engine relatively clean. Consequently, the engine runs smoother and lasts longer. Likewise, when we expel harmful substances from our bodies our health is improved and we run smoother and last longer.“- coconutresearchcenter.org


So today I ordered the book Oil Pulling Therapy by Dr. Bruce Fife and am looking forward to learning more about it! 


Here is a link to more info on oil pulling as well as a radio interview done with Dr. Bruce Fife at the end of the page.



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