Many people don’t realize that their mouths serve an important role in their bodies’ waste removal system and overall detoxification.
Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine are based on the concept that the health of your mouth mirrors your total body health, and your overall health is reflected in your oral health. Even a traditional heart specialist may refer a patient to a dentist for care, so it’s not an unreasonable concept.
Your body’s waste removal is especially active at night when your saliva production drops during sleep. In fact, that slimy, coated feeling you sometimes notice when you wake up is one sign that it’s doing its job!
First thing in the morning is the prime time to clean your mouth of your body’s wastes. And one of the most effective ways of doing it is through oil pulling – an ancient practice of swishing oil in your mouth to remove wastes, reduce normal plaque accumulation, freshen breath, and support the health of your gums and mouth. I do it daily and I like to add my Organic Peppermint Essential Oil for a refreshing, exhilarating taste.
I prefer Certified Organic Coconut Oil for oil pulling for several reasons: