Oil Pulling And Whole Health: Coconut Oil To The Rescue, Yet Again

By Dr. Ginger's Team / June 4, 2022

Oil Pulling And Whole Health

You’ve got to hand it to those early practitioners of Ayurveda, a holistic system of medicine born in the Indian subcontinent way back in 5000 B.C. Not only did they develop groundbreaking therapies, practices, and surgical techniques that are still in use today, but they also utilized natural remedies to promote balance and harmony throughout the body.

And in the modern-day Western world, we love natural remedies. Maybe because we are realizing we all come from the earth and, as natural beings, should find our cures where we find our food. Or maybe because we don’t like dizziness, diarrhea, muscle weakness, or any other side effects that often come from man-made medicines.

Whatever the reason, more and more people are engaging in the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling, which involves swishing a tablespoon of oil (usually coconut) around in the mouth for up to 20 minutes. (And we’ve all heard what superfood coconuts are.)

The theory behind oil pulling, that the oil moisturizes gums, provides a protective barrier for teeth, and dislodges toxins and harmful bacteria, is simple enough. But the benefits devotees are reporting are truly extraordinary:

• Improved gum health
• Whiter teeth
• Fresher Breath
• Diminished dry mouth
• Alleviated skin issues (acne, psoriasis, rosacea, etc.)
• Boosted energy
• Deeper sleep
• Pain Relief (arthritis, migraine)
• Clearer Sinuses
• Stronger immune system

Are There Any Drawbacks?

Although many in the medical profession are skeptical, the fact that there is no evidence that oil pulling is harmful, combined with its enduring popularity in other cultures, extensive history, and the glowing reports of enthusiasts, has been enough to convince scores of people to give it a try.

But even though most people who try oil pulling seem to report at least one benefit, there remains one reason some try it only once: it’s kind of gross.

 Some folks find the taste of coconut oil objectionable, while for others just the thought of swishing any oily substance around in their mouths for over 10 minutes is too much. And then there’s the fact that the oil tends to double in size as it collects all that oral ‘junk,’ which can make it rather unwieldy for some, not to mention a little nauseating.

Is There Any Way To Reap The Benefits Of Oil Pulling Without All The Effort?

Well, now that you ask, let me introduce you to Dr. Ginger, an extraordinarily innovative practicing dentist with over 30 years of experience and the inventor of both Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Toothpaste and Dr. Ginger’s Coconut Mouthwash.

Over the years, Dr. Ginger heard a lot about oil pulling and decided to research it. She found that she loved the idea of an all-natural, proactive technique that improves not only oral health but overall health. But she, too, wished the whole procedure could be more palatable.

So, with the help of a leading U.S. toothpaste chemist, Dr. Martin Giniger, and her son, Reid, Dr. Ginger developed her natural coconut products to not only do the job of oil pulling but to taste great and be simple to use while doing it.

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