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Coconut Oil Pulling Improves Oral Health

Author: Tara R.
Skill: Healer
Date: 06-04-2011
Views: 15,567
Word Count: 250
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 5949-OR

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I have had some gum issues over the years. In my college years I was vegetarian and relied far too much on starches and became addicted to sugar. This along with some other issues created some recessed pockets between a few of my upper and lower molars. I was also told I had an infection in my wisdom teeth (I'm in my 40's and still have them)

Last year at a Weston Price conference called Wise Traditions I learned about Coconut Oil pulling. This is a simple technique of swishing the highly anti-microbial coconut oil in your mouth for about 10-20 minutes. I thought, hmmm, what if we added essential oils to the mix?

Since then, I've added the coconut pulling to my nightly regime and rotate various essential oils in the mix to pack an even greater "anti-microbial" punch. Here is the recipe:
1 half spoon of organic coconut oil (usually a solid at room temp - becomes liquid after swishing)
1-2 drops of an essential oil. Some of my favorite oils to add are Thieves, Oregano, Marjoram, Clove, Cinnamon, Thyme, DiGize, Peppermint.

Although I'm not a doctor, I've had stuff literally be pulled out of my gums and have also had all four areas of my gums shrink and no longer "catch" food everytime I eat. I'll keep you posted on the wisdom teeth. I'll be going into my dentist soon for a check up and look forward to a good report.

Peace and Be Well,
Tara Rayburn
the Healthy Habit Coach

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