Unboxed… Oil Pulling by Dr. Bruce Fife.
Stories about oil pulling are incredible with cures ranging from the elimination of severe chronic pain, fatigue, arthritis to clearing up eczema, acne, insomnia and digestive issues – to list just a few. Having a background in medicine, when Dr. Bruce Fife first heard about it, like many he was skeptical. After all, how could rinsing your mouth with oil cure so many conditions? It just didn’t make sense. But after continuing to hear first-hand accounts of how oil-pulling was changing lives – Dr. Fife decided to look closer and see what all the fuss was about.
Oil pulling is not a new invention. It was a technique practiced in Ayurvedic medicine and had been used for generations. In recent years it has gained attention due to the work of Dr. F. Karach who had incorporated it in his practice with remarkable results. He presented a lecture in the Ukraine describing his technique, which stirred up interest, especially in India where Ayurvedic medicine holds a position of great respect. From there it has gone from strength to strength.
As Dr. Fife started reading the material, he soon realised that there was a very logical, science-based reason for the incredible healing effects associated with oil-pulling. The bacteria and other microorganisms that inhabit our mouths influence our health and are influenced by our health. Disease influences the type of bacteria that grow on the lining of the mouth, tongue and throat. Dr. Fife knew that bacteria from oral infections could enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. Oil pulling works by removing disease-causing microorganisms and toxins in the mouth that brushing and flossing simply cannot affect.
When you put oil in your mouth the fatty membranes of microorganisms are attracted to it. As you swish the oil around your mouth, the microbes are picked up as if being attracted to a magnet. The longer you push and pull the oil through your mouth, the more microbes are pulled free. After 20 minutes, the solution is filled with bacteria, viruses and other organisms. This is why it must always be spit out rather than swallowed.
Dr. Fife’s book Oil Pulling Therapy not only goes into the oil-pulling theory extensively, but also provides valuable information about all aspects of oral health, while also debunking a number of myths currently circulating on the internet. More information about oil-pulling using coconut oil (recommended by Dr. Fife) can be found on the Coconut Research Center website here. Dr. Fife’s Oil Pulling Therapy can also be purchased on Amazon.
MDO thoroughly recommends reading this book before starting on the oil-pulling technique in order to comprehensively understand the theory and also to know what to expect from it. Even from the first pull, it is clear that this techniques is achieving something. If nothing else, the teeth and mouth look and feel cleaner than they ever have before. MDO says everybody should be oil-pulling!
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