PERREAULT Magazine September 2014 - Page 61

Perreault Magazine - 61 -

Regardless of which oil you select, be sure you only use organic oils that have been cold-pressed and never been heated (including roasting and pasteurization).

How do I do Oil Pulling?

I learned from a remarkable Ayurvedic doctor: 2 to 4 tablespoons of oil in your mouth, first thing in the morning. Swish it in your mouth like a mouthwash, for 5 to 20 minutes. Ensure you continually use your tongue, gums and cheeks to move the oil and coat your entire mouth. Once you are finished, spit out the oil and thoroughly brush your teeth and scrape your tongue to clean away any additional residue.

The best time to do Oil Pulling is when you get up in the morning, as your body has been ridding itself of toxins all night. Some may find this to be a little challenging at first, so you may have to spit it out and try again. Make sure to spit into the trash bin or, better yet, into your garden or compost heap and not in your sink, or you will clog up your sink over time.

It may take a few times, but start slowly with 3-5 minutes and work your way up to 20 minutes of oil pulling. It may take a few days however you will begin to notice the detoxifying benefits of all this swishing! I I keep a bottle of oil in my bathroom as my designated oil pulling bottle. When I wake up in the morning, I take a swig (about 1/2 oz.) and start swishing for about 15 to 20 minutes as I go about getting ready for the day.

After I spit out the oil and brush my teeth, I like to drink 24 to 36 oz. of purified water, which also helps to flush the toxins that have collected overnight and start my day with energy.

Peter Shane