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What the Heck is Oil Pulling?

“Oil pulling” is the latest craze also known as “kavala” (swished) or “gundusha” (held) in – is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth on an empty stomach for around 5-10 minutes. This action “supposedly” draws out toxins, primarily to improve oral and overall health. Oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. This is how it works.  Most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell. Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell’s skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other. Read More