Coconut oil pulling

Coconut oil pulling

We have seen how coconut oil can provide many key medicinal benefits. It can aid with weight loss, fights fungal and microbial infections, and protects against many types of cancers, and so much more.

But did you know that using coconut oil through an ancient technique called “oil pulling” can do wonders to your gums, teeth and over all health?

Coconut oil pulling can promote a healthy mouth.

The healing process is developed by the intense movement of oil in the oral cavity.

Oil pulling history:

The technique of oil pulling or oil swishing comes from the ancient times as an Ayurvedic practice. Which dates back an estimated 5,000-10,000 years and is widely considered to be the oldest form of health care in the world. The knowledge of Ayurveda spread out from India and influenced the ancient Chinese system, Unani medicine, and the humoral medicine practiced by Hippocrates in Greece.  Oil pulling was used as a treatment for strengthening gums and teeth, protecting teeth from decay, and much more. It is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma.

“It acts much like the oil you put in your car engine. The oil picks up dirt and grime. When you drain the oil, it pulls out the dirt and grime with it, leaving the engine relatively clean. Consequently, the engine runs smoother and lasts longer. Likewise, when we expel harmful substances from our bodies our health is improved and we run smoother and last longer,” states Bruce Fife, naturopathic physician and expert in the healing effects of coconut.

Coconut oil pulling procedure:

Oil pulling is very simple. All it requires is a good organic coconut oil. It should be swished in the mouth as you would a mouthwash. The oil must be worked around the mouth and through the teeth very thoroughly for about 10 to 15 minutes. This allows the oil to pull out bad bacteria, fungus, viruses and more. “The best time is in the morning before eating breakfast, but it can be done at any time, the important point is to just do it. I seek to do it twice a day if my schedule allows,” suggests Dr. Joseph Mercola

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Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.


1. Mercola, Joseph, D.O. “How Coconut Oil Might Combat Tooth Decay.” N.p., 08 Dec. 2012. Web. 13 June 2013.

2. Fife, Bruce. “Oil Pulling For A Brighter Smile and Better Health by Bruce Fife.” Coconut Research Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 June 2013.

3. “History of Oil Pulling.” N.p., n.d. Web. 13 June 2013.




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