Thanks to the lovely folks at GuruNanda, I got the chance to experiment with an ancient technique called oil pulling. For those of you, who are not familiar with the term oil pulling, do not feel ashamed. At first, I was quite confused by the whole concept myself, so upon receiving my package in the mail, I decided to do a little research. Here is what I found out before I began using the GuruNanda Oil Detox.
- Oil pulling is an ancient practice based on the idea that self healing is best when the three humors, or doshas, are balanced. The practice dates back more than 5,000 years, and removes toxins from the body which are oil soluble.
- The buildup of these toxins in our body can cause health concerns such as weight gain, migraines, aching joints, mental fog, mood change, insomnia, muscular spasms, and a weakened immune system.
- Oil pulling works to remove these dangerous toxins out of our system. When we swish the oil in our mouth, the oil pulls the toxins and harmful microbes residing in the mouth from the fat cells. When practiced regularly, oil pulling can reduce inflammation.
Now, those are just some of the main points I found on GuruNanda before trying the oil detox myself, however there are countless videos and articles online that explain the technique further. After trying the oil detox for a few weeks, I was surprised how easy it was to integrate the process into my usual morning or evening routine.
Although it’s hard to measure or know exactly know many toxins were removed from my body, I have to say, I would rather take the side of caution here. Just because my results were hard to measure doesn’t mean I will stop using the oil pulling detox. It’s an easy process to add to your daily or weekly routine, and there’s no harm in adding a healthy habit to your schedule. The only downside to report is swishing oil in your mouth for 15 minutes can seem a little more tiring than you would think. Verdict: 100 percent worth trying out!
The Daily Quirk received samples courtesy of GuruNanda for review purposes.