my honest to goodness feelings on oil pulling & how I manage to pull it off.
the first day I tried oil pulling, I sat down & stared at the clock. which resulted in me spitting out the oil after only 9 minutes. and yes, I was then skeptical I could ever complete the full 20 minutes. but I tried again the next day.
each morning I wake up, I immediately put 1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil in my mouth. go directly to the microwave & put 20 minutes on the clock. then I begin my morning; I start a pot of coffee, occasionally I pack my lunch or make breakfast, I respond to emails, write a list for my day, etc. [basically I keep busy]. in life and with oil pulling ..the busier you are, the faster time will go. the timer eventually goes off, and I spit the oil + any excess in the garbage. [save your drains, go for the garbage]. then I brush my teeth, and get on with my day.
I had conducted a little internet research before ever imagining swooshing oil in my mouth for 20 minutes
because it sounds crazy. and apparently, there are quite a few benefits. but I was sold on one in particular: teeth whitening. I love coffee + red wine, but they stain your teeth. and if you know me or don’t, you’d still probably know ..I would much rather do about anything than give up my coffee, so I decided to try oil pulling. and three weeks in, my teeth are noticeably whiter. and I’m sold.
the thought of swooshing oil in your mouth at all, let alone for 20 minutes, should gross you out. it’s far from normal. but truly, coming from a ‘texture phobia’ individual [ie. I am hesitant to eat bananas because of their mushy texture], the worst part is the first minute, when you’re
patiently waiting for the solid to turn liquid. then as I said, just keep busy. the timer will go off shortly and you’ll be free.
I hope this helped for those of you who are on the fence. I cannot wait to hear all of your feedback. and just remember, twenty minutes seems longer than it really is. the busier you stay, the faster time will go.
do it for your coffee-drinking pearly whites!