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This is for 4ozs of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Organic) Unrefined.
Description: Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Organic)
Bottle Size: 4oz
Ingredients: Extra Virgin Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil
In a nice convenient 4oz Jar, this size is perfect for any DIY your mind might conjure.
WHAT IS OIL PULLING?
An ancient Ayurvedic ritual dating back over 3,000 years, oil pulling involves placing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic cold pressed oil (I use coconut oil, but sesame or olive oil is fine too) into your mouth and then swishing it around for up to 20 minutes, minimum 5 minutes (pulling it between your teeth), before spitting it out. Whatever you do, do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to wipe out. Afterwards requires brushing your teeth with an all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinsing your mouth out. And you’re done! It really is that easy.
WHY OIL PULLING?
With the mouth as the home to millions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins, the oil acts like a cleanser, pulling out the nasties before they get a chance to spread throughout the body.
This frees up the immune system, reduces stress, curtails internal inflammation and aids well-being.
1. WHITENS TEETH
There is no need for chemical teeth whitening strips when oil pulling works just as well! The oil possesses natural antibiotic and antiviral properties that brightens and cleans teeth, keeping them pearly white.
2. INCREASES ENERGY
When our immune system is put to work in clearing out toxic waste from our body, it drains our energy levels. Removing the noxious culprits in the first instance by oil pulling lowers the amount of work our body has to do to function, which leaves us feeling a whole lot better.
3. DETOXES THE BODY
Germs in the body are much like poison causing inflammation and leading to disease and illness in turn. The gateway to the body for such contamination is the mouth. Therefore, in removing the toxins at source before they get a chance to spread, the body undergoes a complete detox. Neat!
4. AIDS HORMONAL CHANGES
Without having to compete with foreign substances, hormones can behave as they should, functioning to their best ability without being thrown off balance.
5. REDUCES HEADACHES
When the body is under toxic stress, headaches and migraines occur. It is nature’s way of asking for some time out to recover. By eliminating bacteria from the body via oil pulling, headaches can be avoided.
6. KEEPS THE SKIN CLEAR
Removing toxins from the body that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, when oil pulling.
7. PROMOTES ORAL HYGIENE
Oil pulling is highly effective at reducing tooth cavities and at eradicating bad breath. Removing the Streptococcus mutans bacteria (an important player in tooth decay) as well as other microorganisms, oil pulling is great for oral health. It also helps with plaque-induced gingivitis.
When you start oil pulling, you might experience some of the positive effects immediately, or it may take a few days or even weeks. It will very much depend on the state of your health to begin with, and how compromised your immune system is.
Why Use Organic Coconut Oil?
It has only been recently that organic coconut oil was recognized as a healthy kind of oil. Part of the reason for that relates back to some testing performed in the 1960s, where the product tested was hydrogenated coconut oil. Of course, we know now that anything hydrogenated is extremely bad for you. With current tests supporting the use of coconut oil, here are some uses for organic coconut oil:
Healthy saturated fat – As strange as it may sound, saturated fat has been villanized. There are actually two different kinds of saturated fat, which haven’t been differentiated between up until now. There are the harmful omega-6 fats, which can lead to heart disease and other problems, and there are the omega-3 fatty acids, which are good acids for your body. Coconut oil contains mostly omega-3 acids.
Lauric acid – This fatty acid makes up about 50 percent of coconut oil. It’s the same fatty acid that is found in human breast milk.
Antiviral and antifungal – These properties stem from the lauric acid found in coconut oil. The lauric acid actually boosts the immune system, protecting the body from all kinds of diseases.
Provides energy – People who use coconut oil on a regular basis find their energy levels increase significantly.
What Are the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil?
Although coconut oil may seem like a relatively new concept, it has been a commonly-produced product for years in places like the Philippines and other Pacific islands. Since it has recently become a more popular product in the West, people have seen some changes in their health. Organic coconut oil health benefits include:
Promoting heart health – Organic virgin coconut oil is actually far healthier for you in terms of cholesterol than vegetable oil is. Coconut oil consumption keeps your cholesterol in healthy ranges, instead of causing your cholesterol to skyrocket. Healthy levels of cholesterol are necessary for your heart to avoid disease.
Improving skin and hair – If you have a skin condition, or you just need more moisture, coconut oil can help as a mineral oil. Some companies recommend using refined coconut oil for skin, but you’ll see more benefits with virgin coconut oil. Eczema victims can look to organic coconut oil benefits for soft skin. It also improves the strength of your hair, absorbing into the hair to prevent protein loss and damage.
Losing weight – Studies have shown that women who use a tablespoon of organic coconut oil every day were able to lose weight with an increase in exercise and a better daily caloric intake. The primary weight loss occurred around the abdomen, where women have the most difficult time losing weight.
Preventing diseases – Coconut oil is antibacterial and antiviral. That means that the body is better prepared to fight against diseases and even prevent disease from growing.
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